Friday, January 20, 2017

Don´t Wait Until You Feel Like It.....Because It Will Never Happen

                            "There is a choice you have to make, in everything you do.
                       So keep in mind that in the end, the choice you make, makes you."
                                                          - Philip B. Bliss

Do you want to change any area of your life?

Are you the kind of person that will wait until you "feel like it", before you do or change something?

To change something in our lives, we must learn to ignore how we feel, and do it anyway.

I don't feel like reading this book..... so I'll watch TV for a couple of hours.
I don't feel like going to the gym to exercise..... so I'll  go home and call a friend instead.
I don't feel like cooking tonight..... so I'll grab a hamburger on my way home from work.
I don't feel like calling my mother tonight..... so I'll update FB for a while.
I don't feel like eating this apple...... so I'll  have a candy bar instead.
I don't feel like going on a walk...... so I'll sit in front of my computer instead.

I need to get out of bed 15 minutes earlier to meditate.....but I don't feel like it right now so instead I hit the snooze button.

It doesn't matter in what area of your life that you are wanting to are never going to feel like it.
Inspiration isn't happening.
Motivation isn't happening.
It is your job to make yourself do the things that you don't want to do.

If you want something new in your life and if you want any kind of have to force yourself to get our of your comfort zone and do it.
You have to get past your feelings.

It is simple to change and to get what you want......but it isn't easy.

Do it today...whatever it is.
Don't wait until your feel like it......because it will never happen.

I will be honest with you..... I didn't feel like writing this blog.
My schedule got totally rearranged this morning and now it is late in the evening and I am stuck with writing this blog for tomorrow morning. I usually do my best writing early in the mornings because at that time my brain is more alert and awake and right now it is almost 8 pm in the evening.
But in the morning I will not have time to write this blog because I have an early morning meeting and the rest of the day is filled with activities. So if I don't write my blog tonight, it won't get gone and it needs to be published tomorrow morning.
Right now I just want to sit down and relax after a busy day.

It would have been so easy to say "I don't feel like writing this blog".
I had to get past my feelings .....and just force myself to do it.

                                         Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Magic Of Thinking Big - Fantastic Book

                                                            "Dream big.
                                                            Work Hard.
                                                   Never stop believing
                                                 that anything is possible."

I am sure that you have heard the saying ..."Without a vision people will perish"

We all must have a vision or a dream for our lives.
And it has to be bigger than just wanting to be able to pay the lousy bills. That one won't get you going on a Monday morning.

We must dream big dreams. We must have something to look forward to. Something great in the future that will pull us through the sometimes gray days and all the BS that environment and the world throws at us on a daily base.

We must have something to go for that inspires the heart and the soul.

Today I have the perfect book for you if you are ready to start dreaming big.

     Many ambitious people go through life with admirable persistence and show of ambition, but they fail to succeed because they dot experiment with new approaches. Stay with your goal. Don't waver an inch from it. But don't beat your head against a wall. If you aren't getting results, try a new approach.
     People who have bull-dog persistence, who can grab something and not let go, have an essential success quality. Here are two suggestions for developing greater power to experiment, the ingredient, that, when blended with persistence, gets results. 

     1. Tell yourself. "There IS a way." All thoughts are magnetic. As soon as you tell yourself, "I am beaten. There is no way to conquer this problem," negative thoughts are attached, and each of these helps convince you that you are right, that you are whipped.
     Believe instead, "There is a way to solve this problem," and positive thoughts rush into your mind to help you find a solution.   
     It's believing "there is a way" that is important.
     Marriage counselors report no success in saving marriages until one and preferably both partners see that it is possible to win back happiness.
     Psychologist and social workers say an alcoholic is doomed to alcoholism until he believes he can beat his thirst.
     This year thousands of new businesses are being formed. Five years from now only a small portion will still be in operation. Most of those who fail will say, "Competition was just too much. We had no choice but to quit." The real problem is that most people hit the TAR (things are rough) barrier, they think only defeat and so they are defeated.
     When you believe there is a way you automatically convert negative energy (let's quit, let's go back) into positive energy (let's keep going, let's move ahead).
     A problem, a difficulty, becomes unsolvable only when you think it is unsolvable. Attract solutions by believing solutions are possible. Refuse, simply refuse, to even let yourself say or think that it's impossible.

     2. Back off and start afresh. Often we stay so close to a problem for so long that we can't see new solutions or new approaches.
     An engineer friend was retained a few weeks ago to design a distinctly new aluminum structure; in fact, nothing even resembling it had ever been developed, or designed, before. I saw him just a few days ago and I asked him how his new building was coming along.
     "Not too well", he replied. "I guess I haven't spent enough time with my garden this summer. When I live with tough design problems for a long stretch, I´ve got to get away and let some new ideas soak in.
     "You'd be surprised," he continued, "to know how many engineering ideas come to me when I'm just sitting beside a tree holding a water hose on the grass."

From the book.....The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz

                                       Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach


Monday, January 16, 2017

I Am Fine......But Are You Really?

                                    "The average person tells 4 lies a day or 1460 a year:
                                                 a total of 87 600 by the age of 60.
                                                       And the most common lie is:
                                                                    I'm Fine."

You hear people say it everywhere. At home, at work, at parties and on TV.
It is a very common phrase and people say it all the time.
Maybe you have even said it once or twice yourself?
I know I have said it many times.

Someone asks you how are you are doing, and you respond without hesitation......I am fine!

I am FINE.....does that express how you really feel?...... or is that something that you just have gotten used to saying because you don't want to tell the truth?

You are frustrated at work and you know that you should start looking for a new job, but instead of doing that you tell everyone....... including yourself that you are FINE?

You are deep in debt, but instead of trying to do something about are fine, and you go shopping some more.

How about your intimate relationship with your partner. You sleep in separate bedrooms and you never talk to each other......and you tell me that you are doing fine?

How about the new business you want to start but you feel like you have to wait until the kids graduate and move out of the house before you can act on your dream....... and you are fine?

How about all those extra pounds that you are carrying around year after year....and you are fine?

I don't think so!!!

But you are very smart........because if you are don't have to do anything about it.

Time to change. Start by telling yourself the truth.

I am fine.
You can lie to other people about how you feel.....but stop lying to yourself.

The things that you want in your life....... you have now convinced yourself that you cannot have them......and that you are......... FINE..... not having them.

And this is why you have stopped pushing yourself and you have given up and settled........and every time someone asks you say.............. I Am Fine!

But are you?

Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The World Needs Your Talents

                                                "Your talent is Gods gift to you.
                                   What you will do with it is your gift back to God."

Did you know that there is only one of you in this whole world?

There will never be another person exactly like you, ever again.
You are unique.

Did you also know that every single person on this planet is designed from birth with their own special talents.

If you develop these abilities and talents, they can enable you to accomplish anything that you want in life.

Everyone is genetically created to be able to do something extraordinary, something they enjoy doing, something they can do well and something that will give them great satisfaction from doing.

Your job is to find out what your special abilities or talents are and then start using them.

Don't hold back.

The world needs what you got.

You can order my book at if you are in the US
If you are in Europe you can order it at

                                           Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Get Back On Track

                                                  "Appreciate a lesson learned means:
             Being grateful you have wisdom for tomorrow that you didn't have yesterday."
                                                          - Doe Zantamata

People are a lot like trains. A train isn't going anywhere if it is off its track.

Same thing with people. If we are off track in our lives we will have problems moving forward and enjoying our journey.

Since we have no track to run on, we will find ourselves getting stuck.

It is very important that as soon as you realize your life is off track..... that you get back on it as quickly as possible.

The longer you stay off track the harder it will be to get back on it.

When a crisis or a setback occurs in our life...... it is trying to clear a space for something new that is trying to be born.
It is never the end.
It is the beginning of something new.

Bounce Don't Break - How to successfully get back on track after life knocks you down.

My book is available at in the US
In Europe it is available at

                                         Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

How to Bounce and Not Break

                                            "Every problem has a gift in its hands."
                                                               - Richard Bach

"Without the suffering that I had to go through I would not have been able to achieve the growth that I now have.
And because of my own suffering I am now in a better position to help others
It didn't break made me stronger."

One of the best ways to recover from a setback or a crisis is to have something new to go for right away.
Don't let a setback or a crisis affect you for a year or longer.
If you can ...put something together right away. Or as soon as possible.

What you are putting together might not be the total answer, but it allows you to start walking and not getting stuck.
Very important to have something new to focus on. Have a purpose and find meaning in your life.

You can continue to focus on what you can't control, the past and what is missing in life.
But if you continue to do this you will eventually feel stuck in a negative pattern.

Learn from the lessons that the crisis is providing but make sure that you start taking some steps forward as quickly as possible.

This is how my own life coaching business got started.

I suffered a huge crisis or breakdown in 2012.
Within 3 months my mother passed away. I walked away from a narcissistic abusive relationship and I also moved to another country.
It would have been easy to focus on my losses.To be honest...I did for the first 3-4 months.
But then I started to try to figure out what I was going to do with the rest of my life......and that is how my coaching business was born.
Today....five years later I have written and published my first book.

Your biggest problem today might be the biggest gift that you have ever received.
Because it may contain within it the lesson that you need to be successful in life.

My Book is available on if you are in the US
If you are in Europe you can find it on

                                            Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Check Out My First Book...... Bounce Don't Break

                                   "Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls."

What do you do when your life falls apart and everything becomes total uncertainty?

What do you do to turn things around?

In 2012 my own life totally imploded and I was faced with a very tough situation.
First I was depressed and overwhelmed and I didn´t know what to do.
I really didn't think there was anything that I could do to change my situation.
My life had become total uncertainty.

In this book I will talk about how I was able to pull myself through.
Explain what was the biggest elements that made a big difference in my life and that helped me turn a big crisis into a comeback.

Seek the valuable lesson in every problem, setback or crisis.
You will find that there will be a lesson for you to learn.

My book is available at if you are in the US
If you are in Europe you can find it at

                                          Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Monday, January 9, 2017

My First Book - Bounce Don't Break

                                 "What if all the bad things that have happened in my life
                                   are leading me to activate some great potential in me?"

I have written and published my first book.

                                                           Bounce Don't Break.
                           How to successfully get back on track after life knocks you down.

It is easy to get off track in life when we don't have a well thought out plan.
Most of us are so busy with our lives and unfortunately we spend more time on planning our vacations than we do our lives.

Why is it so important to plan or design your own life?

If you don't......... you might end up living someone else's life and maybe they don't have much planned for you. And that is never a great way to live. Trust me I know. I made that mistake and the lesson was huge. That mistake landed me in the biggest setback or crisis in my own life, so far.

The good thing is that you don't have to wait for a crisis or a huge setback to change your life.
If you don't like the way your life is going right can change it.
You can make the decision today that you want to change. Start my making a plan and then take action.

You can change the direction of your life at anytime. You just have to decide that you want to live a better life in the future. A life that you have designed yourself.

When you design your own life, make sure that your vision of what you want is crystal clear. If you have a clear plan of what you want then it will be a lot easier to pay the price of discipline and the sacrifices that you have to make in order to reach your goals and make your vision or dream become a reality.

Yes... it will take a lot of work and dedication. Perseverance and a burning desire to get there.

This is a book about tips, ideas and strategies on how to create a life that you desire and truly deserve.
How I got back on track after life knocked me completely down in 2012.
Things I have learned through my own mistakes and lessons.
But also things that I have learned from other people that have walked the path before me. doesn't matter where you are coming from.
All that matter is where you are going.

You have to keep on moving. Momentum is everything.
The less you move the less you want to move.
Action leads to more action.

This is a book on how to take your power back, break free from the past and step into your new future and to the life you were meant to live.

I wrote the book, but I could not have done it without the help from my good friend Anna-Karin Nelson.
She put it all together and published it for me. Thank you Anna-Karin

A big thank you to all my wonderful friends, both in the US and in Sweden who have supported me during my difficult times.

Special thanks to my wonderful friends Ingela Fure, Nina Hoffman and Annell Sizemore, for always supporting and believing on me.

A big hug to my four-legged support team at home. Nikki, Lady and Coco. Always generous with their unconditional love and kisses.

This book is available at in the US
And in Europe

            Be Courageous, Take Action and Make It Happen!

                                         Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Friday, January 6, 2017

Don't Settle For Less Because You Are Too Impatient To Wait

                                                           "Never go back for less,
                                      because you are too impatient to wait for the best."

All change is difficult. It doesn't matter if it is change that we choose. In other words a positive change. It is still difficult and sometimes even scary.
Our fear surfaces when we have to trade what is familiar to us for the uncertainty of something new and unknown.

This is exactly why so many of us choose to sleep walk through life.
We stay in jobs that will make us completely miserable, in relationships that we outgrew 20 years ago, leaving us feeling empty and lonely on the inside.

Ever heard the saying......I prefer the devil that I do know instead of the devil I don't know?

Most people will opt for what is more certain now..... because they are afraid of the possibility that they might end up worse than they were before.
But what about if they end up better than they were before?

We can create positive changes in our lives simply by taking action. Start by getting rid of a few things that don´t work and replace them with new things that will work.
But first we have to face a little uncertainty for a while........... but we will reap a lot of rewards later.

It could happen!!! Most likely it will happen.

All you have to do is to open yourself up for new possibilities in your life.
Feel a little uncomfortable for a while. It will go away. Maybe you might even like it?

People are capable of doing amazing things. But what people will do is disappointing.

Have you ever through about the price on inaction? What it might cost you?

We sell ourselves out and we settle for a life far smaller than the one we are capable of living.

Don't allow you life to just pass you by.

A life half-lived is the ultimate tragedy.

Let 2017 be the year that you stop settling for less of what you capable of doing and creating.

Raise your standards and start taking action.

Be the star in your own movie. You are the creator of it. Start designing it today. Don't wait.

You can do it!

I believe in you!

Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Great Book - Peace, Love and Healing by Bernie S. Siegel, M.D.

                                                           "Like the butterfly,
                                              I have strength & the hope to believe,
                                             In time I will emerge from my cocoon.

I came across this wonderful book over a year ago at a used book store. I bought it and then put it on my bookshelf of books to read.
Finally I got a chance to read it.

Peace, Love and Healing
Bodymind communication & The self path to self-healing: An Exploration

There will always be loss and grief. I know, however, that out of pain new love and true healing can occur. One must learn to use one´s pain for personal transformation, or longevity will be no gift. The path is difficult but it will lead to moments of great beauty.

Those who have learned to take the challenge of their illness and share responsibility for their treatment have chosen the path that leads to peace of mind and healing on a spiritual level.

Peace of mind is the goal to work for as you seek change.
If, as Candace Pert has said, your body is the outward manifestation of your mind, peace of mind is what you want it to manifest. That doesn't mean suppressing your feelings.

As we´ve discussed, people think that anger, for example, is a "bad" emotion, so they may try not to allow themselves to feel it when they are told they have a life-threatening disease.

But it´s okay to be angry-even with God. As one of our group members said, "I fired God a long time ago." Anger, anxiety, depression, fear and many other feelings are unhealthy only if they remain buried inside, unexpressed and not dealt with.

When you value yourself you express all your feelings, and then you let them go. Letting people know who you are and where you are in life means fewer conflicts occur. One result is that your relationships improve and even business improves.

From the book......... Peace, Love and Healing by Bernie S. Siegel, M.D.

Fantastic book! I highly recommend reading it. It is a very insightful and inspiring book.

                                        Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Monday, January 2, 2017

Don´t Be Against Yourself

                                    "Let today be the day you love yourself enough
                                           to no longer just dream of a better life,
                                                  let it be the day you act upon it."
                                                         - Steve Maraboli

Do you like who you are?
Do you even know who you are?
Do you know you weaknesses and your strengths?
Do you dwell you your weaknesses or your shortcomings?
Do you ever think about your strengths?

A lot of people go through life feeling like something is wrong with them. They constantly focus on their weaknesses. They don`t feel that they are good enough.
Don`t go through life feeling like something is wrong on the inside.

If we continue to focus on what we are not, our flaws and our weaknesses, it might keep us from moving forward in life.
We won`t apply for a better job, we won`t take a chance on a new relationship or friendship or we won`t make an important move to another city or country.
We will stay stuck where we are.
Be confident that you are good enough as you are.

All of us have strengths and weaknesses. All of us have some areas in our lives that could use a little improvement. Other areas might need a little updating because we all are carry around a lot of baggage or conditioning that has become completely outdated and might need some upgrading.

Stop focusing on what is wrong with you and start focusing on what is right with you.
Quit dwelling on your flaws and stop overanalyzing your weaknesses.
Stop beating yourself up because you are not where you want to be in life.

As long as we live we can continue to learn and grow. We are never a finished product.
As long as we are breathing we can learn new things.
We can always continue to expand and to grow, if we want to.

Learn to enjoy where you are today.
But decide to take some daily action that will move you closer to where you want to be and who you want to be, in the future.

We all have weaknesses and we all have areas in our lives that need improvement.
But being down on yourself is never the answer and it will definitely not make you feel better about yourself.

Always walking around with a nagging feeling that you are not good enough and that you will never measure up it a terrible way of living your life, and it will definitely not make you feel any better and it will not allow you to move forward.

You must learn to accept yourself, right where you are. Faults an all.
Start this new year by being a little kinder to yourself.
Thank yourself and you body that you have made it this far. Be grateful.
Appreciate yourself and focus on what is right with you.

Personal growth and acceptance isn`t easy and it never happens as quickly as we want it to happen.
But most of the time we are not in charge on how long something will take.
We are in charge of taking one step at a time. Put one foot in front of the other and keep on moving. If we do this, we will eventually get to where we want to go.

Think of it like can never get away from yourself. Wherever you go...there you are.
You can go to work, get a new job,  you can be with friends and family,  you can change relationships, you can go outside and you can even go on vacation but you always have to take YOU with you.
You are the only person that you can`t get away from.

It doesn`t matter where you take yourself with you.
You can get away from your spouse, children, your boss, friends or neighbors but you can never get away from you.

If you don`t like you, your life will be miserable.

There might be a few things wrong with you, you have a few flaws, who doesn´t. But I bet you have a lot more things right with you than wrong with you.
How about starting to focus on those things.

Keep you flaws in perspective. Don`t make the them bigger than they are.
We all have flaws!!!

Stop comparing yourself to others. Sometimes it looks like other people have a lot going on in their lives. They look healthy, happy and least if we judge the pictures and photos on FB!!!
But is that really the truth? You don`t know that, so stop comparing your life to someone else's.

I know a lot of people tell themselves that they will happy after they lose some weight, get the perfect partner, get a better job, have more money or get rid of an addiction.........Only then will their life be perfect.
As soon as you overcome one weakness there will be something else that you must improve on.
It will be a never ending battle.

Don't go through life not liking yourself. You are stuck with you
Learn to feel good about yourself right where you are today. Enjoy your journey.

Also remember if you don't like yourself, how can you like someone else?
And how can you expect someone else to like you? If you don´t like YOU?

Don't go around being against yourself.

                         "When you accept Yourself, the whole world accepts YOU."
                                                                - Lao Tzu

                                         Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Monday, December 19, 2016

Happy Holidays!

                                              I don´t want much for Christmas
                                              I just want the person reading this
                                                  to be healthy, happy and loved.
                               Wishing you snowflakes, friendship and Christmas Cheer!

I want to take a moment and wish you Happy Holidays!

I will take a break for two weeks and I will return again on January 2nd, 2017.

                    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

                                Believe in the magic of the season

Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Friday, December 16, 2016

What Do You Want For 2017?

                                                         "If we wait until we are ready,
                                               we´ll be waiting for the rest of our lives."

                                                                     "Don´t wait.
                                                      The time will never be just right."
                                                                 - Napoleon Hill

Did you get as far as you wanted in 2016?

What did you miss in 2016?

What do you want for next year?

Are you living your purpose right now or do you feel stuck and stagnated?

Isn´t it time to start living your life to the fullest.....Right Now!!!

No more delays and no more excuses.

Time to stop playing small and step into the light.

Start now!

Be courageous, take action and make it happen.
Make sure that you do the things today that will guarantee you the life that you want to live tomorrow.

Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Get Around The Right People

                                   "You need to associate with people that inspire you,
                                             people that challenge you to rise higher,
                                                      people that make you better.
                Don´t waste your valuable time with people that are not adding to your growth.
                                                     Your destiny is to important."
                                                                 - Joel Osteen

Our relationships will determine 85 percent of our happiness or our unhappiness.
If you have bad personal relationships they will drag you down worse than a sea-anchor.

A bad boss can destroy all your joy in work. And one negative co-worker can cast a darkness over an entire office, because of their negativity.

                                                 "Bad company ruins good morals."

They have found out that as much as 99 percent of your success in life is going to be determined by your reference group.

What is a reference group?
They are the people that you habitually associate with. The people that you spend most of your time with.
The people that you work with, people at home, your social circle, people you go to church with or people that you associate with at any organization that you belong to.

Why is it so important to be mindful about your reference group?
Because the people that we spend our time with will affect us tremendously.
We will absorb other peoples attitudes, way of thinking, opinions, habits, behaviors, they way the dress and the way they speak.

Make sure that you associate with people that will inspire you and lift you higher. People that will make you better.
Select your relationships with care.
Only associate with people that you like, respect and enjoy being around.

Take a good look at the people that you spend most of your time with.
Are they winners that are going somewhere in life? or are they people who like to complain, blame and spread negativity around themselves wherever they go?

If you start to associate with winners and people that are inspiring and going somewhere in life, you will realize that they have a totally different worldview.
They are positive, upbeat, goal-oriented. They are constantly learning and growing.
They are positive about what they are doing and where they are going in life.

Change your reference group and it will change how you think and how you act.

                                            Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Monday, December 12, 2016

If Your Life Was Perfect In 5 Years..... What Would It Look Like?

                   "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

Isn´t it about time that you started living the life that you were meant to live?

Time to start designing your own life instead of allowing other people and circumstances to plan and to control your life.

It is time to DREAM BIG BREAMS!!!

Make 2017 a fantastic year for you.

Imagine that you have no limitations.
Imagine that you have all the time, unlimited amount of money, all the friend and contacts that you need, all the education, all the experience and all the resources.
And you can be, have and do anything that you want in life......

What Would It Be???

Start practicing back from the future thinking.
Develop a vision of yourself as happy, healthy and wealthy.
Practice what successful people practice. It is called idealization.
You project forward several years and you imagine that your life is perfect in every way.

If your life was perfect in 5 years.........What would it look like?

Where would you live?
What kind of family life would you have?
What kind of health/fitness would you have?
What kind of job would you have?
How much would you make?
How much would you be worth?
What kind of friends would you have?
What kind of house would you live in?
What kind of car would you drive?
What kind of resources would you have?

Create a dream or a vision of a wonderful future.

Take a piece of paper and make  out a "Dream List"
Allow your mind to run wild. There are no limitations here.
Write down everything that you want.

When you do this you will start to activate "The Law of Attraction" and you will begin to attract, people, circumstances, ideas, resources and insight and it will begin to move you toward accomplishing your goals and it will begin to move the goals toward you.

This is a starting point of great success in life.

Are you going to take a little time to sit down and to make out your "Dream List"?

Let me know what you will put on it.

Please leave your comments below.

                                            Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Friday, December 9, 2016

Do You Know Your Unique Gifts And Talents?

                                                    "One of the best uses of your time
                                 is to increase your competence in your key result areas."
                                                                  - Brian Tracy

Did you know that every single person on this planet is designed from birth with their own special talents and abilities.
If you develop these talents and these abilities, they can enable you to accomplish anything that you want in life.
Everyone is genetically created to be able to do something extraordinary, something they enjoy doing, something they can do well and something they get great satisfaction from doing.

If you look back at your own life......can you think of something that has been responsible for most of your success up until now?

What have you done in the past that has given you the best results?

What have you done that has given you the most satisfaction?

If you look back on you life and you past you will find clues that will guide you to your future.

Ask yourself a couple of great questions.

What am I good at?

What am I good at today?

What have I been good at in the past?

What do I enjoy doing?

What could I be good at?

What can I see myself doing in the future?

Take a few minutes to ponder on these questions.
Write down the answers.

Do you know your unique gifts and talents......and are you using them?

Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

How to turn a set back into a comeback

In life things are going to go wrong.

We will all have to deal with a constant wave of problems and occasional setbacks and crisis.

If you have lost your health, job, home, nest egg or a relationship...what are you doing to pull yourself through?

What do you do when your life falls apart and everything has become total uncertainty?

What do you do to turn things around?

In 2012 my own life totally imploded and I was faced with a very tough situation.
How was I able to pull myself through and what was the biggest elements that made a big difference in my life and help me turn around a big crisis into a at comeback.

My mom died in the end of 2011. Three months later I walked away from a highly toxic and abusive relationship and within a few days I left the US where I had lived for 25 years to return to Sweden where I was born. I had nothing left of my old life except for my 2 wonderful dogs and some clothes and some personal belongings.

First I was depressed and overwhelmed and I didn´t know what to do.
I really didn´t think that there was anything that I could do to change my situation.
My life had become total uncertainty.
I asked myself...... What can I do to turn things around? What can I do to change myself?

I did many things but today I will share with you the 5 most important things that I did to be able to take myself to next level during a very difficult time in my life.

- Take control of your mind. Feed it. Strengthen it.
Focus on what you can control. What you can make happen. What you are here on this earth to do.
Fear and uncertainty will take over your mind and your body if you allow it. Your mind will run wild and will unleash all kinds of thoughts that will make us start to believe that things will never change. That things will always be the same. That it will always be bad and that we will never be able to turn things around. That we don´t have the capability to make things happen.
Your "crazy voices are going to run wild if you don´t learn to focus. Take control of your mind and your thoughts and start to focus on things that you can control.

First you have to stand guard at the door of your own mind. There are all kinds  of messages out there that will fight for your attention. Messages are constantly coming at us.
Things will feed into our minds through TV, newspapers, Internet and people around you.
If you leave your mind wide open you will start to accept things and opinions around you and they will become beliefs and then you will make up meanings that will eventually take over your life.

Read books and empowering articles. Feed your mind daily. At least for and hour or two minimum per day. Listening to empowering messages and seminars (YouTube is filled with great material to listen to).
Feed your mind with good stuff or the weeds that are all around you will eventually take over your life.

We are what we eat but we are also what we read and what we listen to. If your setback is financial, then read books about finances. If it´s a health issue, that read about that subject. Or if it is about relationships then find books in that area.
Make sure that what you listen to and read is nutritious and that it will strengthen your mind.

- Strengthen you body.
Make sure that you feed your body healthy and nutritious stuff.
Make sure that you move your body. Move the stuck energy though your body.
If you move your body your energy will change. Try to push yourself a little.
When you are starting to push your body a little more, eventually you will feel that you can push through anything.
Your body will change and so will your mind.

- Find a role model.
Find someone that will inspire, motivate you and show you the way.
Show you what is possible for you. If they can can you.
You need to see some examples of people who have done what you are trying to do, to make you believe that is possible.
Whatever you are trying to change.......there will be someone out verve that has already done and gone through what you are going through right now. And they pulled through. Find them. Study them. Learn from them and then do what they did.
Start to believe that there is a way through. That there is a path that someone has walked before you.
Find real examples. Study history. Read books.....people´s biographies are great.
There are people out there have been through tough times but they pulled themselves through and they are now doing great.

I have gotten a lot of help from Oprah and her program SuperSoulSunday.
Tony Robbins, Wayne Dyer, Eckhart Tolle, Brian Tracy...... just to name a few.
All these people have gone through huge difficulties and they made it through and became very successful people.

- Get a plan and take action.
Remember nothings happens until you move. Do something.
Most people don´t begin the journey because they are not sure what to do, or how to do it right or how to do it perfect.
Just start. Get yourself going. Don´t wait for the perfect plan.
Get momentum.
Try something new. If it doesn´t work you can try something else.

- Gratitude.
Find what you are grateful for.
Take time for prayer, meditation or just quiet time.
Take in the moment and think about what you are truly grateful for in your life right now.
Learn to focus on what you have in life, rather than what is missing and what you have lost.
Focus on what is great in your life.
What you have and the people that you love and the people that love you.

Find a way to do something for someone else, that is worse off than you are.

Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Monday, December 5, 2016

How To Deal With Problems And Setbacks In Life

                                    "Don´t wish it was easier, wish you were better.
                                   Don´t wish for less problems, wish for more skills.
                               Don´t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.
             The major value in life is not what you get. The major value is what you become."
                                                                - Jim Rohn

Are you having problems in your life right now?
Or maybe you are even facing a crisis or a huge setback at this moment?

Yes.....believe it or not.....everyone has problems. No one is exempt from having problems, setbacks and crisis in their lives.

Actually life is a continuous series of problems. They never end. The problems just keep on coming. Like the waves of the ocean.

The only break you might get in this continuous flow of problems it an occasional setback or even a crisis.

So life will be problems and then a crisis.
After you solve and get out of the crisis, there will be new problems and then another crisis.
Just like the waves of the ocean.

In life things are going to go wrong.
We cannot avoid or control problems and setbacks in life.
But what we can do is not to allow ourselves to become upset or angry.
Instead deal with the problems or the crisis.
Learn from it and then pick yourself back up.

How do you respond to a setback or a crisis?
How do you deal with a problem?

Do you look for the solution to the problem?
Or do you allow yourself to become upset or angry when something goes wrong and then you whine and complain and blame others for your problem or crisis?

When you are having a problem or in the middle of a crisis....always look for a solution.

Another great idea is to look for something good within the problem.
Usually there will always be something good that you will benefit from.

Seek the valuable lesson in very problem, setback, crisis or obstacle.
You will find that there will be a lesson for you to learn.

Learn the lesson that the problem is providing and it will allow you to be a lot smarter the next time something happens.

Look at the biggest problem that you are facing today and then ask yourself.......

What is this problem or this crisis trying to tell me?

What is the lesson that I need to learn?

Your biggest problem today might be the biggest gift that you have ever received.
Because it may contain within it the lesson that you need to be successful in life.

This lesson might transform your life, if you are willing to look at the lesson instead of blaming others and complain about it.

By facing and overcoming your problems and your crisis, you will grow stronger, wiser and more confident.

More on how to deal with problems and crisis in Wednesday´s Blog.

Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Friday, December 2, 2016

How to Accomplish a Major Goal in 2017 - Great Exercise

                                                   "Winners must have two things:
                            definite goals, and a burning desire to accomplish them."
                                                               - Brad Burde

Want to accomplish a major goals in 2017?

Today I have a great exercise that I want to share with you that will make an amazing difference and huge progress in your life.

Take a piece of paper and write down 10 goals that you would like to accomplish in the next 12 months.
Put today´s date on top of the paper.

After you have written down 10, goals ask yourself this important question......

If I could only accomplish one goal on this list, but I could accomplish it within the 24 hours.
Which goal would have the greatest impact on my life?

There will usually be one goal that will jump right out at you.
That is the one that will have the greatest impact on your life.

It can be a health/fitness goal, maybe a financial goal or a relationship goal.

Decide on the goal that is the most important one and then write it down on the top of another piece of paper.
Set a deadline on the goal.

Make a list of everything that you can think of that you can do to achieve this goal, and then begin working on that list.

Do something every day.

Make sure that you do something every day that will move you one step closer toward your major goal.

- Select you most important goal
- Make a plan.
- Work it daily.

Doing this will change your life in ways that you cannot imagine and one year from now you will look back and you will be amazed at all the progress you have made.

                                        Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Stay In Your Own Race

                              "If you continuously compete with others, you become bitter,
                         but if you continuously compete with yourself, you become better."

There is no race.....there is only a runner.

You are the runner.

You should run as hard and as fast as you can.

But ignore the other people on the course, because they are using a different clock, a different distance, a different race.

Stay in your own race.

Be happy with the life you have chosen for yourself, and live it fully.

Leave others to theirs.

                                        Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Monday, November 28, 2016

Don´t Allow Your Past To Destroy Your Future

               "After a while you must let go of what lies behind you and press forward.
                                     If you don´t, the past will destroy your future."
                                                            - Joyce Meyer

Last week I heard a powerful story told by Wayne Dyer.
And today I want to share this story with you.
It is called "The Wake."

Think of your life as a boat and it is heading up the river at 40 knots. And as it is going you are metaphorically standing at the stern, the back of the boat and you are looking down in the water and there goes your life in this direction and you are standing here looking down at the water and you ask yourself these three questions.

Question number one.
What is the wake? What is this thing that you see?
And the answer is........ The wake is the trail that is left behind.
That is what it is. Nothing more and nothing less.

Question number two.
What is driving the boat? What is making this thing go in this direction?
And the answer is........The present moment energy that is being generated by the engine.
And nothing more.
That is the only thing that is making the boat go in this direction.
And in the scene, it means that it is the present moment thoughts, that I have and how I am using them that is making my life go in this direction, and nothing more.

Bu the third question is the most powerful question.
Is it possible for the wake to drive the boat? Can a trail that is left behind make a boat go in this direction?
And of course the answer is....NO, it can´t.
It is just a trail that is left behind.

And in that trail there are an enormous number of things that everyone of us have as a wake, and we have a whole lot of stuff in it.

And one of the problems that we have....... is that we have a tendency to look at the wake and all of the stuff that is in it, to explain .......
Why it is that my life isn´t working out the way I would like it to work.

Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach