Monday, December 29, 2014

Celebrate your Progress and your Accomplishments in 2014

2015 ....will be here in a couple of days. As we leave 2014 behind, I want you to look back on this year and think of.....  and write down all the things you did.... and accomplished during this year.

So many times as we look back on the year we are leaving behind. We are so quick to point out all the things we didn't do.....what we didn't get done.

"I didn't loose the weight that I planned to loose, I didn't quit smoking, I only went to the gym for one month and then I quit, I did not leave my destructive relationship, I am still hanging out with my negative family-members.".....does this sound familiar?

How about focusing instead on all the things that YOU did do! Make a shift and start counting all the accomplishments and all the things that YOU did.... during this past year.

Get a pen and a paper and allow at least 30 minutes of undisturbed quiet-time for yourself. Start writing down all the things that you accomplished during 2014. Starting with January and work your way through the year.
I bet when you get done writing and look at your will be surprised to discover that you did more than you thought you did and that you accomplished a lot of important and wonderful things that you had already forgotten about. Overcame a lot of challenges.
As you get done with your list, and you might have to come back to it several times to add some more things. Look at this list every day and........

Celebrate YOURSELF and your Accomplishments!
Big or small, it doesn't matter...You did a great job!

Focus on what worked in 2014, all the wonderful things that you did! We are always so hard on ourselves, always pointing out all the "negative" things instead of all the great positive things. 
Celebrate 2014, you did the best you could and you are still here and you get another chance to do all over again in 2015.
Even if you messed up a little.....It's OK!
Learn form what didn't wok out and then let it go. Hopefully we have ALL grown a lot during this past year. Learned a lot of new things, some good and then some....not so good. Overcame a lot of obstacles.

Celebrate....because you are still alive and you will get another year.....and make 2015, your best year ever!

                                           Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


                                      MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
                                         Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Monday, December 22, 2014

Having a Great Holiday!

With the holidays now in full swing, many of us will be gathering with family and friends.

We may feel a mix of anticipation, excitement and in some cases a certain amount of reluctance about seeing various loved ones.

Holidays ca also be very difficult to go through when you have lost loved ones.

Christmas is a time for food, celebration, gift-giving and fun. But it can also be a lonely time. Many adults spend the holidays feeling isolated and depressed.

Whatever reservations we feel, we'll put on a happy face and not make waves to spoil the celebration.

If this sounds familiar , and you are feeling a little guilty about not brimming over with unconditional love for everyone.....
Please forgive yourself for being human!

Give yourself permission to design a holiday experience that satisfy and fulfills in which you get to do the things you want to do, and say.

This holiday season just be yourself.....and allow the people around you to do the same.

"If you are not concerned about the outcome of a circumstance, you will experience no fear.
Whatever the outcome will be, will be, whether you fear it or not."      - Chin Ning Chu

Do you need some help handling holiday stress and family challenges? Please go to my website and sign up for a FREE Coaching Session. You will have my undivided no-strings-attached attention for 30 full minutes, to talk about what will help you NOW.

                                    Karin Glannstam -Personal Success Coach

Friday, December 19, 2014

How to Live the Life of your Dreams

We all need to fertilize our minds by attending events, going to seminars, reading inspirational books and articles and learning from mentors both in-person and through their products.

This is how you develop your knowledge, grow your skills and become better at what you do.

Like a farmer that learns over time when to sow and when to reap and when to fertilize.

The more you know - through experience, coaching and seeking out secret to success -  the better you will be.

It doesn't matter what you do - you must fertilize your mind every chance you get. That's how you become so good that people can't ignore you.

Also, get to know yourself. We study everybody around us. We want to be like them. But find out who you truly are and always be yourself. Learn about YOU

It's how you make great breakthroughs in life and live the life of your dreams.

                                         Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tools for your Toolbox (setting and achieving goals)

I am sure that you have heard about the importance of Setting Goals and  having a Clear Vision of what you want your life to look like.

As a life Coach I am big on having a vision and then creating a game plan on how to get from where you are today to where you want to be. 

Unfortunately people spend more time planning their vacations then they plan their lives.
Your game plan is like a road map....How would you know how to get from Houston to Los Angeles if you didn't have a map or a GPS?

The same thing goes for your goal or your are you going to get there if you don't know where you going? Or if you don't have a detailed game plan or a map on how to get there?

Many people set goals, but never reach them.

Here are a few empowering facts:

- Writing your goals down increases the likelihood of accomplish them by 42%

- Sharing goals with peers increases the likelihood of accomplish them by 50%

- Having a friend receiving weekly progress reports increases the likelihood of accomplish them by 

A common thread to all of these statistics is this: Goals need to be removed from our imagination and brought out into the real world.
When we write them down or we share them with those around us, the more "real" they become - and the more committed we become to making them happen.

         So what are you waiting for.....Start writing down and start sharing you goals!

                                     Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach


Monday, December 15, 2014

How to stop Procrastinate and Increase Productivity!

Would you like to be a little more productive?

If you answered YES to this question..... I have a few great and practical tips that will get you moving toward your goals and squeeze the most out of your day.

Before leaving your office at the end of the day, make a list of the six most important things or projects you have to do the following day and number them in the order of their importance.

Scratch off each item after you finish it. Then go to the next item on your list. If something doesn't get done, put it on the following day's list

To avoid Procrastination.... always put the most difficult task on the top of the list so that you make sure that you tackle the most difficult item first and get it out of the way.
If you don't you might be running around doing hundred unimportant things to avoid the most difficult task and it may drain your energy and you won't even know it.
I always feel  much better and more energized as I get the most difficult task out of the way.
Also I feel that my day is off to a good start and I am getting momentum for the rest of the day.

Why is it so important to write these things down the night before.
First.. you don't have to waste a lot of time in the morning, running around trying to figure out "what to do". You will start the day READY TO GO.

Second...your subconscious will also be working on those six projects while you are sleeping. And maybe when you wake up your subconscious mind have come up with some ideas and solutions to your tasks and projects.

Effective, productive people discipline themselves to start on the most important task that is before them. As a result, they accomplish vastly more than the average person and are much happier as a result. Maybe this should be your way of working as well.

There is nothing that will shape you destiny more than your habits. Because we are the sum of the choices that we will make in our lives. Those Choices are greatly influenced by our habits.....good or bad.

Now...before you go to bed tonight, figure out what you need to do tomorrow. Write your list of the six most important things you need to accomplish tomorrow.

                                           Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Friday, December 12, 2014

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Don't live in the past! Create a compelling future for life. Get excited and start living TODAY!

Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Quantum Leaps

The first step to making a quantum leap is making a decision. Many times, the freedom of having so many choices stops us from choosing one.

We often find ourselves on the fence of indecision, thinking, "what should I do? what does others think I should do?" We start evaluating our abilities, becoming discouraged about the possibilities before we even commit to a certain goal, or outcome.

in my experience, a clear, specific definition of your intended direction is critical. If you do not know the destination, how will you know if you are off course? You can't reach your goal without clarity of vision.

It was clarity of purpose that helped me break the first of many records in my Mary Kay business - but my path, as so many times before, was not a straight one. I failed early and often. The I did something that changed my life. I went to a retreat and placed myself in an environment that causes change. The speakers and stories made me feel as though it was "my time." Shortly after that, I prevailed, and my dreams became a reality. Nothing had changed except the clarity of my vision. The company didn't change, the products didn't change, and my approach didn't change.
What did change was my clarity about where I was going. I became committed to making the change happen. With that decision, obstacles started to move out of my way.

To create a Quantum Leap, you have to really want it. I call it moving from the "Want To lane" to the "Got To lane." When you have chosen to take action, you have crossed into Decision Zone.

                                                      From the book Quantum Leaps by Gloria Mayfield Banks

                                           Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Are you Attracting What you Want?

Do you believe in the 'Law of Attraction'? Have you ever heard of it? The law of Attraction is constantly in motion......whether you have heard of it or not.

A lot of us are trying to transform our lives but we don't understand why we keep on attracting the same things into our lives that we are trying to avoid.

The Law of Attraction states that what you consistently think about and have emotions about is what is going to come about. The emotions could be good or bad ones. The Law of Attraction, doesn't care. If you really want something and you feel really good about it, you will most likely get it.

On the other hand, if you do not want something at all, and feel bad about the prospect of having it, you will probably get it, too!!!

The Law of Attraction doesn't care....GOOD or will get it.

If you are trying to transform your life, the first thing you need to understand is the power of attention and it is absolutely vital to regain control of your life experience.

- Where focus goes, energy flows
- What you focus on will expand
- You attract what you focus on

The following is called "Manifestivities" by Henk Schram

There is this parable of a Cherokee Native American who was teaching his grandchildren about life:

"A fight is going on inside of is a terrible fight, and it is between two wolves. One wolves represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret , greed, arrogance, self-pity, resentment, inferiority, lies, pride and superiority.

The other wolf stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.

The same fight is going on inside of you and every other person too."

The grandkids thought about it for  while and then one of them asked:

"Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee answered:

"The one you feed."

The moral of the story is simple

What you focus on and what you will give energy to..... will expand. That includes;

- What you do 
- What you say
- What you write
- What you think

That is the basic premise of what is referred to as the "Law of Attraction."

Whatever we feel on the inside, we experience on the outside.

So Today as you go through your day become more aware of your thoughts and you actions. Pay attention what you focus on...... what you write....... and what you say.


                                         Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Monday, December 8, 2014


Being happy doesn't have to be as complicated as we often make it out to be.

Here are a few tips to increase your happiness in a few minutes or less.

1. Be in the moment. It is easy to fall in the habit of dwelling in the past or looking to the future.
    Staying in the present moment is essential for your well-being.

2. Surround yourself with people that are happy and uplifting. Happiness, joy and inspiration is
    contagious. Spend a little time with someone who has an abundance of energy.

3. Feed yourself with inspiration. Listen to energizing music is an easy way to elevate your mood.
    Find motivational quotes. Listen to audios of inspirational speakers. Search for inspiration every

4. Laughter is one of the best antidotes for a heavy mood. Laughter and smiling releases
    endorphins, the 'happy hormone' in the brain and is regarded as nature's cure for the blues.

5. Allow yourself time to connect. Make time to sit quietly each day and reconnect with your
    intuition and life purpose. Allowing your mind to to slow down each day is an important habit
    to keep.

6. Beautify your space. Get yourself a nice bouquet of flowers. We can't deny that everyone has a
    positive reaction to flowers! Put a bouquet of flowers in an area of your home where you can
    see them and you'll find your spirits being lifted.

7. Mix things up. If you are following the same routine and structure every day, it has a way of
    killing your inspiration and creativity.

                                              Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Friday, December 5, 2014

Be the Hero of your Own Journey

Do you realize that you are the star in your own movie? The hero of your own journey?

Every second of the day, you have the power to edit, improve and create new chapters of your own story ...... your own movie. 

So exactly what are you creating right now?

Are you giving thought and energy to something that will empower you..... or to something that will dis-empower you and weigh you down?

Are you believing in the same old lie that you have been telling yourself for years.....(that you are not good enough and don't deserve love and happiness...or any other false belief)....that is only hurting and dis-empowering you.

But the truth is.... we always have the a choice: to be a victim of our circumstances or concsiously create new circumstances.

So why don't you make a choice today to let go of the things that drains your energy and makes you unhappy and declare that from this moment forward, you will only welcome more of what brings you love and joy.

Today...I declare to The Universe that........ I AM the Star in My Own Movie!

                                          Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Giving Thanks For Who You Are

               I came across these beautiful words written by Loren M. Gelberg - Goff

                      So many times when don't see how truly beautiful we all are.

                                                     Through My Eyes

                                      If you could see yourself through my eyes, 
                                            You'd see how beautiful you are.
                                      If you could see yourself through my eyes,
                                      You'd see how you sparkle when you smile.
                                      If you could see yourself through my eyes,
                              You'd see how you light up when you're just being you.
                                     If you could see yourself through my eyes,
                                    You would know that you shine from within.
                                     If you could see yourself through my eyes,
                     You would know that who you are is a gift to anyone who knows you.

                                    Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Monday, December 1, 2014

Feel the FEAR and do it ANYWAY!

Why is it that so many of us are conditioned to think that we inadequate if we feel scared?
Being afraid is a very normal emotion that ALL of us have.

What separates us is how we deal with that fear!

Don't try to eliminate fear.....Try instead to develop COURAGE!

Learn to become comfortable with feeling uncomfortable

Our lives are limited within the confines of our "comfort zone." When we get out of our comfort zone, and become uncomfortable, we grow.
And over time, the things that used to scare longer does.

So what are you going to do the next time you feel fear?

Fear is like a muscle.... You have to work it every day. The way you work it is by doing one small thing every day that scares you.

So what small thing are you going to do get out of your COMFORT ZONE?                 

                                         Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach