Thwarted Expectations… 3 Ways To Kick Them to the Curb!

My week in pics: Attending my first Spanish wedding (beautiful!), meeting more of my man’s other side of the family for his Grandmother’s 100th birthday (I know… CRAZY!), and enjoying a few days of disconnection exploring the coast and the mountains a little south of Barcelona.

Happy Friday!

And happy final Friday where I’ll be coming to you from Spain! Crazy, but true.

My time here has come to an end, my Remote Year experience will officially be over, and soon I will be back on home turf in Canada (although first a retreat with UGO Tavel For Change to Costa Rica next week – so can’t really complain!)

Because it was my last week here in Spain, and someone’s birthday, we decided to get away for a few days.

It was a surprise, and I did my best to research, read reviews, and ensure it would be lovely.
Alas, it didn’t quite meet my expectations!

It’s been said the only time we experience upset is when we experience thwarted expectations.

Watch this week’s video to hear what happened, and to learn 3 ways you can avoid expectation upset. 

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Although it may be easier said than done, keep these three tips in mind, and you’ll find a whole lot less to be upset by in your life!


And now, as per usual, I want to hear from you!

What is your deal when it comes to expectations? Ever experience upset? Have some tips of your own to share?

Share your comments below, or over on the YouTube channel. And be sure to SHARE this video with someone in your life you think could benefit!


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Carol Schulte

Carol is a published author, has been featured in numerous magazines and podcasts, and is a returning guest expert on Rogers TV. Having lived and worked in 16 countries including Ashrams in India and vans in New Zealand, rocked dreadlocks in Thailand and shaved her head for breast cancer, she certainly walks her talk and brings a global perspective to all she does. When she’s not traveling or speaking on stage, you can find her volunteering as a bereavement facilitator, training for her next triathlon, or practicing her serious carpool karaoke game.

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  1. Catol says

    Carol I have immensely enjoyed following your travels and adventures during your remote year. I am happy to hear you have met someone. I hope you will continue to post videos to let us know what’s happening in your life.

    • admin says

      Thank you, Carol! I so appreciate you being a part of my journey… and indeed I will continue to bring you videos weekly :-). I’d love to hear what is going on in your life!

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