"At The carma Connection, I Create Online Courses that connect people to careers and Hobbies that spark their passion." 
- Carma Connor-Marroquin - 
Follow The Journey...
Work Life

Carma served on active duty in the uniformed services for 21 years and retired in 2017 at the rank of Commander. 

She first served in the U.S. Air Force for two tours from 1996 to 2003. At Keesler Air Force Base, she was a clinical dietitian in the hospital and worked in inpatient, outpatient, nutrition support, and pediatric specialty clinic settings. At Tyndall Air Force Base, she was the Nutrition Programs Manager and provided all outpatient and wellness programming for the base, to include prenatal, diabetes, weight management classes, cooking demos, and individual nutrition counseling. While at Tyndall AFB, she won the Company Grade Officer of the Quarter Award and earned an incentive ride in an F-15 fighter jet.

In 2003, she transferred her commission to the U.S. Public Health Service, The Surgeon General's Corps, and worked in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. She worked in Chicago (2003-2006) as an Enforcement Officer and conducted in-depth food safety audits at meat and poultry slaughter, processing and canning plants. Then she was a Regional Public Health Trainer (2006-2017) based in Atlanta, GA, and traveled the U.S. conducting 1-4 week, in-depth, regulatory training for Agency employees serving in Food Inspector, Consumer Safety Officer, Enforcement Officer, Compliance Investigator, and Public Health Veterinarian roles. 

The Dancing Chapter

Along the way, she found her passion for latin dancing: salsa, bachata, cha cha cha, and merengue. 

Over the past eight years, she danced with the Dancing 4 Fun Bachata team, Stiletto Dance Company, and Elegant Swag.  

COVID interrupted social everything, including social dancing, so she is anxiously awaiting the day when it is safe to get back to social dancing and performing.

Then Along Came Babies

Waiting for true love also meant waiting to have children. Middle age might not seem the right time for most to begin a family, but now that she's retired from the uniformed services, she can care for her family and be a Stay At Home Mom full time to raise their two children. 

All of it brings joy...Except for the potty training, that part is the pits!

"You Get To Choose..."
- Carma Connor-Marroquin - 
Chapter 1: My Goal Setting
During my time in the U.S. Air Force, I learned all about setting and achieving goals. I was a master achiever in health and fitness goals.

My biggest lesson and personal growth came when I realized that if your life isn't balanced with successful well-rounded goals in multiple areas, then your successes can still feel like failure.
If taking a challenge is more your speed, I have a 5 Day Goal Setting Challenge:
Because I was in the military, I have a passion for serving military women. 
So, I created a special FREE goal setting challenge, The Distinguished Life Challenge: 

I created a community for military women on Face Book. Women Warriors Connect is a place for women who served in the military to connect, meet, share resources and build up one another.

I love a good freebie, and I know most military folks do too. There are SO many free resources available to military and veterans, and most people don't know about them. So, I created the Women Warriors Connect Resource Directory. As I research more resources I add them to the directory every quarter. Get your free copy here.

Chapter 2: My Public Health Service Career
I am extremely passionate about sharing the career path I took in the U.S. Public Health Service, also known as The U.S. Surgeon General's Corps, because it allowed me as a Registered Dietitian to earn more than 90% of others in the career field and to retire early in my 40s. 

I found the opportunity by accident, and I believe that all public health and allied health professionals who are qualified to apply should know about the opportunity so they can make a choice about whether they want to pursue it.  Learn more about the U.S. Public Health Service opportunity here:
I also designed a quiz to help you see if you qualify for the U.S. PHS. If you qualify you get a free gift, and if you don't qualify you also get a free gift to help you in your career path. 

In the USPHS Find Your Fit Face Book Community, you can learn more, get your questions answered, and interact with others who are also exploring the career opportunity that The U.S. Public Health Service has to offer: 

If you're ready to start your application, The USPHS Application Survival Challenge will help you get the first step, The Officer Application, done. 

Chapter 3: My Love For Latin Dance
I love to dance! It was my therapy in a difficult time of life; it led me to meeting my husband (he's the one dipping me); and it brings me tremendous joy. 

One day, I will bring you an online salsa course. 

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Chapter 4: My Love For Reading
I love to read, but rarely have enough time. I know a lot of people who are in the same boat. 

I subscribe to an awesome App called Blinkist, which I used to create my one pager summary of 6 Goal Setting Books that I use to market my goal setting course.

Using Blinkist, you can listen to an audio summary or read a cliff notes type summary. Most audios are 15-20 minutes. 

If there's a new book I hear of, I typically find it on Blinkist. Occasionally, it's not, but I'd say 90% of the time it is available.

Blinkist offers a free trial of their service, and I love their product so much and was recommending it so often that I decided to become an affiliate. 
Chapter 5: My Love For My Kids
I love my kids, and...I love to keep them busy! 

I have subscribed to programs and read lots of books to get ideas for things to do with them all.day.long.

I made some freebie activity guides for Infants and Toddlers/Preschoolers that you can download here:

I even created a course called "Kiddie Activities Using Around-The-House Supplies." Check it out here:
Chapter 6: My Business
Once I retired, I started a business, which was a scary venture given that I'd worked for the government for 21 years. Entrepreneurship is a new world, and I love learning about it! It takes lots of time, and that time usually comes in the early morning before the kids wake up or during nap time.

Russell Brunson's 30 Day Challenge, One Funnel Away, is what prompted me to create web pages like this one. 

All businesses, whether it's a new or existing business, need leads. I would suggest beginning with Russell Brunson's 5 Day Lead Challenge. It is free and you get a chance to learn about funnel building (kinda like a website, but so much more effective). Give the FREE 5 Day Challenge a try:

Now, if you are ready for more, then The One Funnel Away Challenge is really where you'll find the excitement! In 30 days, if you can keep up, you'll have a fully designed sales funnel that is ready to be marketed!  If you decide to go this route, please use my affiliate link, because Russell Brunson is so generous that he will give me 100% of your sign-up fee ($100). 

I also store some of my courses on the MasterMind platform. There are many other courses on different topics available to search on that website.

It is my intention to create more courses that showcase my friends' & family's skills and knowledge. On my wish list are: 
- Cobbler's Apprentice
- Make Up Artist Starting a Business
- Medical Mess-age
- Your Fundraising Legacy
- Trumpet Secrets
- Interview with a Celiac Maniac
- Personal Finance

I've always been thrifty and enjoyed finding great deals. So the next business exploration for The Carma Connection is e-commerce.  Look here for upcoming deals. When I find them, I'll be sharing them. So keep your eyes open!

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