Friday, May 29, 2015

We Can Make Ourselves Miserable or Strong - The Effort is the Same

When something hurts in life, we usually don't think of it as our path or the source of wisdom. In fact, we think that the reason we're on the path is to get rid of this painful feeling.
("When I get to L.A, I won't feel this anymore.")
At that level of wanting to get rid of our feeling, we naively cultivate a subtle aggression against ourselves.

However, the fact is that anyone who has used the moments and days and years of his or her life to become wiser, kinder, and more at home in the world has learned from what has happened right now. We can aspire to be kind right in the moment, to relax and open our hearts and mind to what is in front of us right in the moment.Now, is the time. If there is any possibility for enlightenment, it's right now, not at some future time. Now is the time.

Now is the only time. How we relate to it creates the future. In other words, if we are going to be more cheerful in the future, it's because of our aspiration and exertion to be more cheerful in the present. What we do accumulates; the future is the result of what we do right now.
When we find ourselves in a mess, we don't have to feel guilty about it. Instead, we could reflect on the fact that how we relate to this mess will be sowing the seeds of how we will relate to whatever happens next. We can make ourselves miserable, or we can make ourselves strong. The amount of effort is the same. Right now we are creating our state of mind for tomorrow, not to mention this afternoon, next week, next year, and all the years of our lives.

           Pema Chodron - from When Things Fall Apart (Heart Advice for difficult times)

So what have you decided to focus on in your life?.....on everything that isn't working right now and all your failures and regrets from the past?

Or do you believe that if you only had more would be happier, or had the right spouse, had the perfect job or maybe if you were skinner would be happier.

I call this...... destination disease.... When I am  ____________________fill in the blank,
I would be happy!

Or maybe you have decided to spend your precious mental energy on something creating a brand new vision and future for yourself........ and then act on it.

We can make ourselves miserable, or we can make ourselves strong. The amount of effort is the same.

So are you going to shift your focus onto what is working in your life, at the present moment.........instead of what isn't working? Remember..........

The Effort is the Same!

The Future is the Result of What We Do Right Now!

Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

If you want to soar with the eagles - don't hang out with the turkeys

I am sure you have head the saying "You become like the 5 people that you spend most of your time with."

So if the 5 of your best friends are overweight and living an unhealthy will be the next unhealthy and overweight person.

If your 5 best friends are all broke will most likely be the next broke one.

It is very important that we spend time with people that will understand and support our dreams and goals......whatever they are.

"You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life."  - Joel Osteen

So before you start a new healthy have to clean out your pantry and refrigerator and only buy healthy food to support your new lifestyle.

Another great tip look around and evaluate who you are spending most of your time with. Make sure that the people around you will be supportive of your new healthy lifestyle and that you won't have anybody around you that will  try to sabotage your new efforts of living a new healthy  life.

"People inspire you, or they drain you - Pick wisely." - Hans F. Hansen

Surround yourself with Like-minded people, it will make it easier to reach your goals         

Watch this Week's Coaching Tip!

Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Monday, May 25, 2015

One Quick Tip to start You Day off Right!

Today I want to give you a very quick strategy and a great tool to get your day started off on the right foot. It doesn't take very much time, and it will support you in living a great and healthy life.

And since I am all about living a healthy and wonderful life...I want to share this great tip with you.

Drink a glass of water FIRST thing in the morning

Before I go to bed I fill up a bottle of water and I place it next to my bed. As soon as I wake up, I drink the whole thing. I started with half a glass of water, and I have worked my way up to a bottle of water.

Maybe you this important?

Throughout the night we expel water with every breath and literally become dehydrated. The negative effects of dehydration on the brain are well documented and impair both short-term and long-term memory.
When we are dehydrated, our head feels foggy and we also feel tired.

Unfortunately, most people who feel tired when they wake up reach for a cup of coffee for the caffeine. This is actually the worst decision people can make first thing in the morning because the caffeine dehydrates them even more.

My suggestion is..... Drink one glass of water first thing in the morning for 30 days, then try going a day without it......I bet you will notice a difference.

You don't have to give up coffee, either. I am only suggesting that drink one glass of water FIRST thing in the morning before you drink anything else. At least you will help hydrate your brain and body and it will make you feel GREAT!

                                                                  By the way.....

                                                        DRINK MORE WATER
                                                                    your skin
                                                                    your hair
                                                                   your mind
                                                                  and your body
                                                                 will Thank You

Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Primary Reson for Succes - Persistance

Do you suffer from Excuseitis?

Inflammation of the EXCUSE nerve!!!!!

In my coaching business I run into so many clients that are blaming someone else for their misery, failures and where they are in life.

You won't be able to change anything in your life if you continue to blame someone else or an incident in your life.

We must always take responsibility for our own decisions and actions, because they have lead us to where we are in life right now.

Take responsibility for your own life. If you don't like your life right now - Change your decisions and take different action.

Today I want to share with you a great book that I have recently read.

No Brian Tracy

The primary reason for success is persistence, and likewise, the primary reason for failure is a lack of persistence, quitting too soon.

It doesn't matter if you want to start living a healthier lifestyle, lose some weight, start a new business...often a lack of persistence and perseverance makes most of us quit too soon.

Identify one area in your life in which you need to persist even harder to achieve your goal, and then take action in that area.

Refuse to blame others or make excuses.

Persistence is self-discipline in action.

In life it doesn't matter how many times you get knocked down. All that matters is how many times you get back up. If you continue to get back up and press onward you must eventually reach your goal.

Make a decision today that you will persist until you succeed, no matter what. Declare to yourself........."I am unstoppable"

Nothing can really stop you - but yourself.

                                           Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

7 Habits for Living a Longer and Healthier Life

Is your goal for yourself to live as long and as well as you possibly can?

This will require a lifelong discipline with your health habits.

Did you know that good health is one of the ingredients of overall  happiness?

Today I will share a chapter from the Book... No Excuses by Brain Tracy.

Seven Key Health Habits

The Alameda Study, covering many thousands of people for more than twenty years, concluded there were seven key health habits that contributed the most to long life:

1. Eat Regularly rather than fasting, starving, or gorging. Eat normal., healthy meals, preferably five or six times per day, with your last meal fully three hours before you go to sleep.

2. Eat Lightly: Overeating makes your tired and sluggish, whereas  eating lightly makes you feel healthy and alert. As Thomas Jefferson wrote, "No one ever regretted eating too little after a meal."

3. Don't snack between meals: When you eat, your body has to break down and digest the foods in your stomach so that they can move into your small intestine. This requires four to five hours. If you put food on top of food that you have already eaten, the digestive process must start over again, with part of your food at one stage of digestion and another part of your food at another stage. This leads to upset stomach, heartburn, drowsiness (especially in the afternoon), and constipation.

4. Exercise Regularly: The ideal is about thirty minutes a day, or 200 minutes per week. You can achieve this by walking, running, swimming, and/or using exercise equipment. You should fully articulate every joint every day.

5. Wear a seatbelt: Right up to age thirty-five, the most common cause of premature death is traffic accidents.

6. Don't smoke: Smoking is correlated with thirty-two different illnesses including lung-cancer, esophageal cancer, throat cancer, stomach cancer, heart disease and a variety of other ailments.

7. Drink alcohol in moderation: Studies show that one to two glasses of wine per day aid digestion and seem to be beneficial to your overall health. Anything in excess of that can lead to all kinds of problems, including overeating, traffic accidents, personality problems, and antisocial behavior.

Each of theses seven factors that contribute to long life are completely a matter of self-discipline. These seven factors are a matter of choice. They are actions that you can choose to take or not to take deliberately. They are completely under your control.

                                               Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach  

Monday, May 18, 2015

Live Longer - Live Well

If your goal is to live a long, healthy, happy life and be fit and trim physically, there is no substitute for regular exercise. By building exercise and physical training into your daily routine you can achieve physical fitness just by making a few small modifications to your lifestyle.

Physical fitness specialists generally agree that you need to exercise 200-300 minutes per week to enjoy the maximum levels of physical well-being that are possible for you.

This means that you need to exercise between thirty and sixty minutes, five to seven times each week.

If you increased your exercise level to sixty minutes each time, five times per week, you will be in the top 1 to 2 percent of physically fit people in the world today.

I don't know about you .......but I want to be in the 1 to 2 top percent in the world......and I also want to live a long and healthy life.

Today I want to share a story from a book by Brian Tracy...... NO Excuses.

Maybe this story will get you Inspired and Motivated to start making exercise part of your life style and that is never to late to start.

Some Years ago, there was a sixty-eight-year-old woman living in a senior citizens' home who had never given much thought to physical exercise. She had worked hard, raising a family, become a grandmother, and was now living comfortably in a senior citizens' residence.

One day, she saw a television special on jogging. During this special, the interviewed a couple of people in their fifties and sixties who were running marathons. Some of them had started running later in life.

This sixty-eight-year-old woman decided she wanted to run a marathon as well. She drove down to a nearby store and bought the proper shoes for walking and running. That day, she began her exercise regime by walking around the neighborhood where she lived. Over the next weeks, she walked ever-greater distances. She bought books and sought out advice on how to exercise and train her legs for running.

After two months, she began jogging a little as part of her walking routine. After six months, she began running part of her walking and jogging routine. By the end of the first year, she had run in a mini-marathon in her local community.

By the time she was seventy-five, she had completed ten 26.4-mile marathons and two fifty-mile cross-country marathons. And the most remarkable thing was that she had never run before the age of sixty-eight.

So what's your excuse? If this sixty-eight-year-old woman could start exercising so late in life, why can't you?

Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Thursday, May 14, 2015

How to Stop Negative Thinking Dead in its Track

Did you know that we have about 50 000 thoughts per day?

Most of those 50 000 thought are the same as the once we had yesterday and the day before and the  day before.

75 % of those thought are also negative thoughts!!!

Most of the time we beat ourselves up with self-defeating thoughts.

Did you know that it takes the body approximately 24 hours to recover form 5 minutes of negative thinking?

WOW......24 hours to recover from ONLY 5 minutes of negative thinking!!!!!!!!

It is very important to stop negative thinking dead in its tracks and to rebound quickly from the setback.

We must learn to change our self-talk.

In this video I will show you an easy and effective way to tame your "Inner Critic"

Karin Glannstam - Personal success Coach

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Love and Approve Of Yourself Exacly As You Are

Knowing how to love yourself is very important. Self love is at the core of wellbeing, joy and self-empowerment, and your ability to create and enjoy the kind of life you want.

You cannot enjoy happiness if you are not at peace with yourself.

Loving yourself can also be seen as self esteem. Self esteem basically means how much you love yourself.

Good self esteem is important because when is missing you don't respect yourself which usually means others don't respect you.

If you don't have love for yourself it is hard to give love to others.

You can not give away what you don't have. First you have to have it for yourself before you can give it to anyone else.

High self esteem and self love gives you the strength to hold your head high, feel proud of yourself, gives you the courage to try new things, and the power to believe in yourself.

Every relationship you ever have with someone else exactly mirrors one or more aspects of the relationship you have with yourself.

If you lack your own love, you attract people and circumstances that mirror your negative beliefs and feelings about yourself.

According to The Law of Attraction we draw to us the manifestations of what we feel. So in order to for us to draw in loving people and circumstances , we need to know how to love ourselves first.


"When people come to me with a problem, I don't care what it is - poor health, lack or money, unfulfilling relationships, or stifled creativity, there is only one thing I ever work on, and that is LOVING THE SELF.

I find that as we really love and accept and approve of ourselves exactly as we are, then everything in life works. It is as if little miracles are everywhere. Our health improves, we attract more money, our relationships become much more fulfilling, and we begin to express ourselves in creatively fulfilling ways. All this seems to happen without even trying."
                                                                       - Louise Hay from You Can Heal Your Life.

                                               Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Where are you the Happiest?

What is Happiness? Where are you the happiest?

Did you know that happiness in an inside job. You can not find happiness in the outer world.

Happiness is found inside yourself.

It doesn't matter where you move. Wherever you go......there you are.
You always take yourself with you.

So have you ever asked yourself what it will take to make you happy?

                                 "Sometimes the things you are most afraid
                                 of are the things that make you the happiest."

A lot of us pin our happiness on external factors........

If I only had a more money......a bigger house....a more expensive car...... more understanding partner....better job......or whatever your "want" is.

But your happiness has been.....and always will be........Right Inside Yourself.

You are in charge of your happiness.

                                           "Happiness isn't getting what you want,
                                                     it's wanting what you got."
                                                                                    - Garth Brooks

Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Friday, May 8, 2015

Great Tips on How to Stay Motivated

Are you having a hard time staying motivated?

Most of us love to start something...whether it is a decision to live a healthier lifestyle, losing weight, learning a new skill or starting a new business. But how long will you go on until you start losing some of your motivation?

Sometimes you will see results quickly but after a while the weigh loss or the new project that you started has come to a standstill. Day after day, nothing changes, and sometimes we will find ourselves wondering, how long can I keep up this without giving up?

Self-doubt has started to show up. Walking away isn't the answer, but all the negative feelings are starting to eat away at our creativity.

Staying motivated is even harder when it comes to challenging projects that seem to drag on for a long time.

Here are a few tips and strategies to stay focused and get you back on track.

1. Don't lose sight of your vision. Don't forget your goal. Do whatever it takes to keep your goal in sight. Write it down on a piece of paper and read it out load at least twice a day. Find images that represents your goal and create a vision board, and keep that vision board in a place where you can look at it several times a day.
Thinking about why I am working so hard always inspires and energizes me.

2. Always feed your soul. A great way to feed your soul is to spend time around people who are positive and have your best interest at heart. You can also find great support groups on-line if you don't have any people that are positive around you. Join a brain-storming or master-mind group You can also listen to webinars on-line. It is very important that you spend time around positive and empowering people that can lift you up if your are feeling a lack of inspiration and motivation.

3. Ask for help. If something isn't working make sure that you ask for help. Ask a friend, co-worker, mentor or hire a coach to assist you. When I find myself feeling stuck I will talk to someone with more experience, that will be able to shed some light on my problem. Sometimes I just need to vent and share my problem with a friend/mentor. Don't worry alone, because worrying alone usually becomes toxic. Share your worry or problem with a trusted friend and together you will most likely always come up with a solution.

4. Get inspired. When I need a little pick-me-up, I usually listen to a CD or YouTube with Tony Robbins. Or I read a empowering book. There is also a lot of great articles and blogs on-line. Sometimes I need a reminder of what is possible for me and also what I am capable of and how to achieve it.

5. If you don't have a hobby...start one. What bring you joy and what makes you laugh outside of work? My 2 dogs is one of my hobbies. I enjoy walking and hiking with them. A great plus with dogs is...they are always happy to see me and they love to spend time with matter what is going on in my life. Gardening is another very relaxing hobby. Music is great for raising your vibration and feeling inspired again.

6. Donate some of your time. Take the focus of you and your business and help someone else. It will make you feel great. There is always someone out there that needs the information and knowledge that you have. Share your journey with other people.

Some days staying motivated isn't easy. Try not to get too down on yourself when things are not going well. Success takes time. There will be obstacles in the way. The obstacles are never there to stop you. Just to show you how badly you want to be able to accomplish something and become successful.

                     "Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."
                                                               - Jim Rohn

Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

How to bounce back after life knocks you down. Facing 3 large Obstacles

Over the years I have noticed and identified 3 large obstacles that are standing in the way of most people getting back on track and becoming successful after life knocks them down.

It is how you deal with these obstacles that will determine how well you will recuperate from your setback and how fast you will be able to bounce back and get your life back on track.

1. FEAR. Fear will sometimes stop us dead in our tracks. Fear will sit on our shoulders and whisper all kinds of "what ifs" in our ears. It will put pictures of failures and tragedy in our heads.

Have you ever heard FEAR= False Evidence Appearing Real....that is exactly what is going on.

Throw out all the negative dis-empowering  and scary "what ifs" and replace them with positive empowering statements or affirmations.

Hold onto the truth and keep on focus on what is working. Believe and have faith. It will have power to drive out all fear.

2. DOUBT. Doubt means to be undecided or skeptical about something. It is lack of conviction. It's being double minded. One minute you believe you can .....and the next minute you don't believe that you can. Doubts is a crack in your faith. You haven't really decided and you don't trust that it will work out.

Doubt you have to stop at thought level. When a negative and dis-empowering thought comes into your mind you have to stop it dead in it's tracks. Then you fill your mind with pictures and ideas that illustrate your vision and dreams for your life. You turn your focus to what is working instead of what isn't.

If you don't catch doubt in your mind, you will hear it coming out of your mouth. Instead think and speak of what is going to work and what is already working in your life.

3. UNBELIEF. This means to not believe. With unbelief , you simply don't believe. To believe means to place complete trust and confidence in someone or something. To get rid of unbelief you have to build your faith in the unseen  and unheard.

Do you know that words are seeds planted in your mind and heart. Seeds will always produce after their own kind. If you plant a corn seed , you are going to get a harvest of corn, not potatoes.

In the same way , if you hear your friends say you will never amount to anything, those seeds will produce insecurity and self-doubt. That's why you have to be careful what you hear and see.

Do the words you hear and see produce faith or fear, hope or discouragement, love or hate, and so on.

Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Monday, May 4, 2015

3 Great Habits of Successful People

When it comes to being successful, high achievers have a number of habits in common?

Here are 3 qualities all successful people share and how you can make them your own.

1. Successful people make better use of their time. They know that you must spend your time wisely because it is the only thing you can not get back once you have used it.

Successful people are disciplined goal-setters.  These people have the same amount of time as anyone else and the same list of tasks to accomplish as anyone else, but the difference is they make time to get them done.....without excuses. They may not enjoy these tasks, but that is irrelevant. What matters is that is gets done.
Successful people are disciplined and planning their day and sticking to the their plan.

2. Successful people read something new everyday and they listen to audio tapes. They also find mentors that can teach them new valuable information that can help them push forward and reach their next level.

It doesn't matter what you do, you have to learn before you earn.
Successful people always keep on learning.

3. Successful people are not afraid to fail. Fail as many times as you like. Everyone fails. It is part of life. Too many people take failure as a sign to quit.

What sets successful people apart is the ability to get up and give it another go with a better plan for how to be successful the next time around.

So what new habits do you need to start today?

Do you want to become successful?

If you want to be successful you got to start to make the change within yourself first.

                                             Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach