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Cosmic Cow Pie...Connecting the Dots - Book Review

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Cosmic Cow Pie...Connecting the Dots - Book Review

Cosmic Cow Pie....Connecting the DotsOnce upon a time an Arizona desert dweller was walking around wondering why Cosmic Cow Pies kept flying around her. Good grief no matter how hard she tired to get rid of them they kept showing up in her life. It was the oddest sight she'd ever seen.  What could this mean?  And where the heck were they coming from or going to?  Hmmmmm?  And Holy Moly what was that smell?

After much thought and consternation it came like a bolt of lightening - Cosmic Cow Pie Mystery - Carra Riley, call her now.  A big loud thundering bolt cracked as she said the name out loud.CARRA RILEY and the COSMIC COW PIE...CONNECTING THE DOTS!

It had been rumored around town that Carra Riley was a Cosmic Cow Pie Magician. Whatever the heck that Carra Rileymeant was 'greek' to the confused AZ desert dweller. But the desert dweller knew she needed to take some action and get some help as she was sinking deeper and deeper into the Cosmic Cow Pie.  She was able to locate Carra Riley within a few minutes of searching for her on LinkedIn. It was an instant connection - like it was meant to be. The Cosmic Cow Pie Magician reached out to the AZ desert dweller and began to tell her the secrets of the Cosmic Cow Pie.

Wow - the Cosmic Cow Pie Magician made it so simple. All the desert dweller needed to do was follow 14 principled-centered problem solving methods and the Cosmic Cow Pies would eventually disappear with practice and determination. She asked the desert dweller a few questions:

  • Do you want more balance in your life?
  • Would you like to learn how to navigate successfully around obstacles?
  • Are you wishing for more energy and personal power?
  • Do you wonder when you'll ever 'Get It'?
  • Does it matter to you what people think about you?

"Yes! Yes...the desert dweller cried out, I want to discover the answers to all these questions and so much more.  It's what I've been searching for all my life."

Cosmie Cow PieThe Cosmic Cow Pie Magician graciously offered to send the desert dweller a copy of her book Cosmic Cow Pie...Connecting the Dots.  Within hours of receiving her very own autographed copy of the book, the desert dweller had read it from cover to cover, gobbling up every idea.  Within days of going over the principles the Cosmic Cow Pies had began to subside and fade. 

Within a month there wasn't a Cosmic Cow Pie in site the desert dweller couldn't identify and handle - and - keep her new found balance in life!

Carra Riley  - The Magician of the Cosmic Cow Pie!

P.S.  If you haven't 'gotten it' yet.....I highly recommend that everyone order a copy of this fantastic little book that will uplift your enthusiasm for life and everyone around you!  Carra has a unique style of writing that brings the principles to life through story telling. I guarantee it will be a quick and fun read!


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Dana Couch-Davis
Kendall Haney Realty Group - Memphis, TN

Okay I am now a Carra fan!  I love cosmic cows.  This is so cool and there is a book with it now.  Fantastic.

Jan 24, 2010 05:04 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text


I hope the rain here is done. Last time Carra was supposed to come down she was snowed in. I hope not this time!


Jan 24, 2010 05:12 AM
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!


I am overwhelmed with gratitude for All your kind words.. This makes it a Speechless Sunday for me! 

Thank you to all!  I love learning in activerain and sincerely appreciate the new friendships that are developing! 

Jan 24, 2010 10:35 AM
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Anna, I also missed the Bananatudes notification of this book - but your review leaves no doubt that it is worthy of a read!

Jan 24, 2010 10:39 AM
Anjali Ranade

Anna Banana,

Thanks for your article. Cosmic Cow Pie ... the enchanting name and have asked Carra about it. Amazing... my curiosity is still ablaze and am wondering how to get a copy at this side of the world.


Jan 24, 2010 02:38 PM
Mike Henderson
Your complete source for buying HUD homes - Littleton, CO
HUD Home Hub - 303-949-5848

Interesting book review.  I'll have to add it to my list.

Jan 24, 2010 03:41 PM
Joeann Fossland
Advantage Solutions Group - Tucson, AZ
Master Certified Coach to Motivated Agents

Carra Rocks! Great review. So many of the concepts she shares are so right on it makes you giggle!

Jan 25, 2010 12:12 AM
Joetta Fort
The DiGiorgio Group - Arvada, CO
Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder

Having some familiarity with cow pies, I thought your story was quite funny. Congrats Carra!

Jan 25, 2010 01:51 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Rebecca - she really is quite amazing.  You'll appreciate her style and 'just makes sense' stuff!

Susan - absolutley!  It is indeeed!

Mary - hmmm - this isn't good. I emailed the entire group (or so I thought) but something must not be working correctly. I'll try again.  Reblog - and get the good  book out to folks!

Don just contact Carra!

Robert is that sight or sigh?  Either way it fits with this book!

Pam - yes I recall her mentioning you were assisting her. Great job BTW! 

Jan 25, 2010 08:26 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Gene - not sure it's actually tied to that group but more rather to Carra and her talent of getting basic ideas out in a way I've never heard.  She's a great story teller.

R & L....now that makes my laugh. the cosmic cow point of view......hammmmmm

Jill - always works that way, now doens't it!

Dana - Who knew we'd all have a clue as to what cosmic cow's were last year at this time!  LOL

Candy - you're in luck. I talked with her this am and she's on her way to teach that class. You gals have a great time!

Carra - so good to see you back!  Feel free to respond to everyone who left a comment. I know they'd love to hear from you!  You so rock!

Sharon - now this does make me wonder why people didn't get the message.  Will re-send and let's see if you get it - ok.

Jan 25, 2010 08:31 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Anjali - you will like it!  I believe I put a link to Carra in the blog post.  Contact her and she'll give you the rest of the details.  Enjoy!

Mike - pefect for newlyweds LOL!

Joeann - she does so rock!  Glad you appreciated it - I knew you would for sure!

Joetta - some experience withh cow pies - do tell - come on - spill the beans baby!

Jan 25, 2010 08:33 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Guys and Gals - I just sent out another email to the BananaTude group about Carra's cool book.  Apparently many folks didn't get the first one. Must be an AR glitch - so hopefully you get this one.

Leave her your thoughts!  We're proud of her for accomplishing this great project!!  Reblog it too!!!  Let's spread Carra's great ideas to as many people as we can. 

Jan 25, 2010 08:55 AM
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Hello all!

I have been in Bullhead City, AZ.. across the river from Laughlin, NV.. had a ton of fun sharing social media with the Realtor Association there... I am so appreciative of your comments and support! 

Susan ~ you make me blush... I hope the book helps people process the Cosmic Cow Pie of life a little easier!

Mary~  Thank you so much for the re-blog and all the fun sharing we do with your teaching.

Don ~  I think you are going to like it and I will be excited to hear what you think!

Robert and Leslie ~ sight?  got me there??/

Jan 27, 2010 05:59 PM
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Pamela ~ Thank you for your kind words.... you too have some much to share and give!

Gene ~  It's all the the branding...connecting dots.. in real estate... connecting in life... navigating the Cosmic Cow Pie...

Ron and Alexandra ~  glad you like the concept!

Jill~  funny in the book it says.. when the student is ready.......

Dana ~  Start thinking we are going to have a name that Cosmic Cow Contest!   below is the Cosmic Cow we are going to name.

Cosmic Cow

Jan 27, 2010 06:05 PM
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Ms. C... you now have a DIAMOND C.... Thanks for the re-blog! Will be getting a post together to share our meet up!

Frank and Sharon ~  I am thinking you will enjoy it.. and laugh too! 

Anjali ~ you can get the book on the links in Anna's post.. or go to Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com  Thanks so much.

Mike ~  it is a good one for the list.. easy to listen on CD's too.

Joeann ~  how fun to make you giggle!  Sounds like you are back!

Joetta ~ You make me laugh!  "Experience with Cow Pies!"

Ms. Anna Banana.. you are always so much fun!  I cherish my picture at PF Changs in Phoenix with your banana suit on my head!  kind of just fits with Cow Pies... MAYBE we should have a Banana Pie... what do you think?

p.s. the e-mail did not come through the 2nd time... there must be a cyber gremlin!  

Thanks again for your special review!  I have it on the website!   My goal in writing the book was to help take some pits out of the stomach when dodging the Cow Pies of life! 

Jan 27, 2010 06:16 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Carra - it's great that you came back and reached out to all your fans!  Love!  You are a special lady with so much more common sense that people should be listening to what you have to say.  I have a few groups I'd like you to speak at here in PHX in the next few months or so. We'll talk and see what we can get set up. 

PS Thanks for heads up on the group email - I'll need to find out what's up with the gremlins.

Jan 28, 2010 03:30 AM
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!


We should plan for March... I am off to Colorado late Feb.. then Bullhead City March 30th so yes, let's make a plan!

Jan 29, 2010 04:00 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Sounds good Carra - mid March or April (not close to Easter)  I'll put some calls out and see what is needed and we'll make it happen.  Have a great weekend!!

Jan 29, 2010 04:08 AM
Dana Devine
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Apollo Beach, FL

i am totally confused

Jan 31, 2010 05:15 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Dana confused could be good thing. First step to getting clear!  If it contines call Carra!!

Jan 31, 2010 09:56 AM