Is your life STUCK in neutral?

Do you feel stranded or lost, perplexed or dumbfounded, tight or cemented into the daily routine of life? Are you feeling anxious or worried, indecisive or overwhelmed?  IF your answer is YES and you can identify with one or more of these…

…STUCK sums them all up.

But, the feelings are not delivered to us in a box perfectly wrapped up with a beautiful bow.  Actually, they are most often the lingering after effects of our life experiences which we don’t want hanging around.  They prevent us from thriving, moving forward.  They prevent us from experiencing joy in relationships and in our work — they have the ability to keep us “stuck-in-neutral.”

So, what’s the solution to overcome this very common place?  What can we do to shift the gear from neutral into drive?

I share a solution, in my book, Overcoming the Nevers.  I call it a “toolbox for living” — the toolbox is broken down into a series of 12 simple steps that can be practically applied to our lives – IF we are ready to do the work, IF we are willing.  Freedom from a “stuck” place starts with willingness. You have to want this for yourself. There is no one who can decide for you, or do the work on your behalf. Willingness is readiness.  Are you ready?  IF so, here’s a brief summary of five of the steps…


5 FREE Tools to Move You Forward


1. ACCEPTANCE  ::  Do you have the strength to make the changes necessary to turn a situation around through an attitude of acceptance? Or will you remain powerless, remain in the state of non-acceptance and let everything around you dictate how you feel?  This statement is true –> I can’t change somebody else. Period.

2. SURRENDER  ::  All of us are surrendered to something. What we surrender ourselves to ultimately become our god, what we worship, turn to, or rely upon. The question is, what are we surrendered to? Is it something firm, solid and long lasting, or something that can slip away, burn to ashes or be swallowed?

3. COURAGE  ::  We cannot overcome an issue we do not know exists, we need to search. We cannot become who we were created to be, without embracing our strengths and uncovering our God-given gifts and talents. So we need to look through our lives carefully to find the answers. How do we do this? Without fear with courage, boldness and bravery.

4.  HUMILITY  ::  This does not mean being humiliated, put down or embarrassed. It means acknowledging our role; not being proud or arrogant. Humility is the healthiest, most productive state in which to live.

5. RESPONSIBILITY  ::  We have a responsibility for ourselves in all areas of our lives in all of our roles. No one can attempt to change us or to control us, unless we give them the power. We need to be the change. Admitting opens this door. Will you walk through it?

The key to moving from neutral to drive is a choice.  A choice that only you can make.  It’s a choice to take ACTION.  For anyone to get different results from what they are currently getting, there needs to be change.  When we “change” we will experience change.

Are you ready to move forward and thrive?

If so, how can you ensure that the decision you make or the change you implement is sustainable for the long term?  As a personal growth expert and business development coach, I believe we all need accountability.  Is there someone in your life that can come along side you on your journey from neutral to drive, to encourage you to keep putting one foot in front of the other — to go from feeling stuck to thriving?

I would be honored to come along side YOU!  Here is what we will do:

Let’s Chat — you, me, 30 minutes.  Together, during this safe, non-threatening, confidential connection, we will explore options, identify barriers, and discuss goals.  Sound like a plan? Contact me today to setup your FREE 30 minute, no obligation chat by submitting the form below:


Let’s Overcome. REFINE. Become.

Keeping it Personal,

Teri Johnson


From the hearts of a few of my coaching clients…


“Teri is great about hearing the needs of her client and working to try and find solutions or ways she can encourage you through whatever it is you are going through. She is very compassionate and empathic, yet shows tough love, too. She doesn’t just let you whine or complain – she challenges YOU to find or make changes that can improve things. I appreciate Teri’s upbeat personality. Teri has a voice of experience and can identify with her client easily. Teri has been a blessing to me.”  I am single, Christian, working professional.  –  Andrea P.


“I was at a place in my business where I didn’t know what to do next — STUCK.  What I discovered through working with Teri and her unique mastermind session was that I lacked the confidence to embrace who I was. Teri helped me see my value and gave me realistic “next steps” to get me moving forward.  It was the push I needed to embrace my strengths and make decisions based on them.”  I am a writer, speaker, married mother of two. — Carey S.


“Teri has an incredible way of speaking truth, motivating you to keep on moving forward through what ever it is you might be going through. Peeling back the layers so to speak. She holds people accountable. Whether it is relationships, career, your faith walk, or simply the daily in’s and out’s of life. She has an incredible heart, and truly cares about people! She has been given a gift of discernment and of counsel that she uses every day in her interactions with people. Teri is one of the most unique, caring, real, genuine, trustworthy, kind and competent people I know.  Anyone who has the good fortune of crossing paths with Teri will be forever blessed, as I have been!”  I am married, mother of young children, working professional — Leah


“Teri Johnson led me through a mastermind experience when I was struggling with my professional direction. Her precise questions, organized approach and specific detail of next steps helped me to clearly see where I need to focus. Teri also helped me articulate specific goals and actions to complete in a set time frame. This plan has helped me progress more in the past 6 weeks than I had in nearly two years prior to our session. I highly recommend her process.”  – Patti Hazlett, PH Communications


Teri is an amazing coach. Her personal experiences and perspective on life make her very equipped to work with women and men, couples and single, adults and children. My life has been blessed by Teri through the Ultimate Journey, one-on-one coaching, and her book. I live a very joy filled life with purpose and intention, accepting all my nevers as God’s very well designed plan. I am blessed to have the opportunity to work with Teri. Now, so are my kids, the tools I have learned and apply to my life equip me to be a better parent.  Divorced, Single Mom of 3 young children, working professional — Susanne