Happy Sunday! We’re introducing our bi-weekly series of inspiring posters from best-selling author Karen Salmansohn to get you through your week.
Karen brings fun nuggets of self-help advice on her blog daily (or more than daily!) on notsalmon.com.
We’ve all heard the ’90s song “Closing Time” and the lyrics “Closing Time / Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” Sure, it was a catchy song by Semisonic, but those lyrics do have a real, resonant meaning.
Closing a chapter of your life can, well, stink. You lose a job, your boyfriend dumps you, your best friend becomes too busy for you. Whatever it is, it’s completely tough and seems all-out sucky as you’re going through it.
But look at it this way: what happened in order for this situation to end? Maybe the company you were in was in a downward spiral, maybe your heart wasn’t in the job. Perhaps your relationship got kind of blah, or you and your BFF just grew apart. Examine the circumstances, and instead of just thinking how bad everything is, make a list of WHY it happened and WHY you’re better off without that situation/person.
Maybe you’re destined for a new career. Perhaps this was the push you needed to go back to school and pursue something totally different. And, if you s.o. or your so-called pal just let you go, you need to move on and find people more worthy of your precious time.
So, with any ending that comes to you today, this week, this month, this year: I dare you to smile. Sure, it’s a little sad and frustrating to see something end, but that just means you’re in store for a fresh start. Another cliched but very cool saying: “Everything happens for a reason.”
Karen Salmansohn is a best-selling author with over 1 million books sold. Karen is known for creating self-help for people who wouldn’t be caught dead reading self-help. Some titles: HOW TO BE HAPPY DAMMIT, ENOUGH DAMMIT, THE BOUNCE BACK BOOK, etc. Her fans: Tony Robbins, Jon Stewart, Marisa Tomei, Goldie Hawn, Peter Guber, Tim Ferriss, Gretchen Rubin, etc. Karen not only writes her best-sellers, she also creative directs them—along with her posters—which she calls Inspirational Flashcards, because they quickly remind people how to live their highest potential life.
Karen is a columnist for Oprah.com, psychologytoday.com, huffingtonpost.com, and she’s also an international motivational speaker. Her mission: wake up sleepy minds, hearts and spirits so people can live their happiest lives!
Plus, check Karen out on the new and improved notsalmon.com. Browse tons of free art and inspiring posters (like the above), or integrate Karen’s sage tidbits into your everyday life with screensavers for cellphones and laptops, as well as free e-cards. Plus, sign up for Karen’s free Be Happy Dammit newsletter and receive a complimentary chunkette from her best-selling book, The Bounce Back Book (Tony Robbins is a fan!).
BONUS! If you post your FAVORITE QUOTE in the comments (something you’ve heard, read or always say), Karen will pick one lucky Shecky’s quote per month to morph into a poster (just like the one above!). Best part? Eventually, Karen will be selling some of the sayings as posters, tees or coffee mugs…so you could buy your favorite quote!
GIRL TALK TIME: What do you think of this quote? What has ended for you recently, that actually turned out to be positive? What beginning has come from an ending for you?