Who's CharlaA Anyway?

How can I make a difference for YOU?

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Charla Anderson

Collector & Connector of Fascinating People... And EVERYONE is Fascinating!

JOY is my lifestyle, wellness is my passion, encouragement is my gift…to you!  My purpose is to share the message of unconditional Love and to fill you with the inspiration and motivation that will move you to find the JOY in YOUR life that you deserve.

Are you ready to leave a Legacy of Intentional Significance?

Hello, I Am Charla!

Besides being a proud Nana and Mom, I AM a serial entrepreneur, published author, Your INSPIRED Speaker, Your COURAGEOUS Coach, wellness advocate, world traveler, passionate Patriot, Fort Worth ambassador, personal development junkie, former 34 year award-winning flight-attendant with a plethora of life experiences, to inspire you on your journey through life. Loving people through these unsteady times is my mission, to help us all to live in Complete Peace, and Prosperity, toward a life of Intentional Significance. Being a Zig Ziglar Legacy Certified Trainer is my most prized credential.

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Outrageously Optimistic

Living each moment as it comes, I AM Outrageously Optimistic & Outrageously Courageous in ‘Bold Faith NO fear!’  I am here to make a difference in your life.  I am here to encourage you.  I am here to remind you of WHO YOU ARE, which is perfect, exactly as you are.

All this?  And more...

After 34 incredible years as a flight-attendant for Delta AirLines, raising 3+3 kids, the neighborhood pool house, mission trip Mom & never a dull moment, I knew I would definitely keep busy after retiring in 2008.  I joined a wonderful mlm, Zurvita, & I am still loving that company & the unequaled Zeal Wellness product keeps me energized, focused & healthy every day.  I began networking, meeting people, & acting on my saying: "When intriguing opportunities present themselves, & you say YES, things show up!"  I jumped into my own radio show, TV shows, traveled, hosted events, & everything in between.

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I Choose JOY!

Getting my Ziglar Legacy Certification in 2014 was a huge blessing, & I began considering the world of Speaking & Coaching.  I wrote a book, self-published, “Candy Bar Hugs~It Doesn’t Take Much To Make A Difference!”.  Now, Candy Bar Hugs is a pay-it-forward type movement.  My mission is to "Leave the world a better place" by Loving each person I encounter, unconditionally, & letting my light shine everywhere I go.

I am Outrageously Optimistic & Outrageously Courageous.  I CHOOSE JOY!  I AM sending Outrageous Peace and Love to you, even now, in this message.

Unconditional LOVE

And now, I am excited to share my Wisdom, experience and passion to encourage our next generation to be confident, courageous, & bold as well as develop common sense, manners and critical thinking skills to become exceptional leaders. All the while having the heart of kindness, compassion and empathy that we are ALL in this world together. It's not about competition, it's about cooperation and lending a helping hand. It's about serving our fellow man... with the understanding that, "the harder they are to love, the more they need it!"  Love them anyway... Important, however: "Unconditional Love; Unconditional Forgiveness; NOT unconditional boundaries!"

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What's Next?

Completing my two forthcoming books, 'Split-Second Transformation ~ Change Your Words, Change Your Life, 31 Daily Practices' and 'Outrageously Courageous ~ Bold Faith, NO fear, Step Towards The Gun', is a big goal for me.

My recent Masterclass, 'Nana Says So:  Life Lessons, Wisdom & Common Sense for Raising a Generation of Responsible Citizens' may be offered again, since we all know that some of those values are lacking in our world.

Enjoying being NANA is my highest joy.  Traveling again.  Sharing Hugs, candy bars, laughter and Love wherever I can.  

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I can think of no higher honor than to know that You were impacted or encouraged by my words, hugs or actions. It is a privilege to hear from you.

“I met Charla several years ago and was honored to work with her. During these years, I have discovered that Charla's greatest gift is her BIG HEART. If her hands are not long enough to hug you, rest assured her heart is big enough to embrace you as you read her book."

~ Benson Agbortogo, TX - Author of The Business System That Never Fails

Because of two things I heard you say over the past few years, I got involved in something that was so outside of the box for me. Your words (summed up), say “YES” and you already have in your life the people with the education, the contacts, and the resources to help you accomplish that which you want to do. You were right! <3

~ Kathy W, Fort Worth, TX

A wonderful soul!

~ Julie, AZ

Charla’s content and knowledge with what she has shared is very helpful and informative. We still have to ultimately make our own decisions, but she delivers good content to help us along the path. I really appreciate Charla and what she does.

~ Keith Long, OK - Published Author and Business Development Professional, Animal Whisperer

I must say about who I call “my sister” Charla. She is unassuming. Behind her silver hair and beauty, she is very intuitive. Do not underestimate Charla. She has the most incredible hugs and great positive energy that can heal if you allow it. My great friend Charla.

~ Love, Van, CA

Eternal Optimist!

~ Celeste, TX

Collector & Connector of Fascinating People... & everyone is Fascinating!  Sharing Encouragement, Courage, Inspiration, Smiles & Hugs to Leave OUR World a Better Place.

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