Monday, February 29, 2016

How to Get Unstuck and Back on Track

                                                    "I´m not afraid of the storms,
                                                 for I am learning to sail my ship"
                                                         - Louise May Alcott

             "When you come out of the storm, you won´t be the same person who walked in.
                                                 That is what the storm is all about"
                                                          - Haruki Murakami

A dream or a vision can pull us through almost anything in life..... if it is powerful enough.
Dreams and goals can become magnets. And the stronger and more powerful the goal is, the higher the purpose...... the stronger this magnet is that pulls us forward.
It pulls us in the direction of our future.

If your goals are not pulling you through your confusion of the day or your difficulties, it is often because your vision and your goals are not powerful enough and your view of the future isn´t clear.

If your vision, or your view of the future is bright enough it can pull you through all kinds of negativity, down days and it will pull you through a difficult time.
It will pull you through some of the "storms" of your life.

                                         Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass.
                                              It is about learning to dance in the rain

We are all affected by our dreams, our view of the future. But we are also affected by the results of our past up until now.

Make sure that your greatest pull on your life, is the future and not your past. The past can be like gravity, it will pull you back if you let it.

We have all made mistakes in the past and it is important to learn from our mistakes but we can´t  allow our mistakes to pull us down and to prevent us from moving forward in life.

A lot of people continue to live in their past. They dwell on their mistakes. People live in the darkness of their past. The discouragements of the past.
Something happened years ago and it affects them for the rest of their lives.
They continue to live in the past with no hope of a bright future.

We don´t want the past to pull us back. We must stop living in the past because if we don´t it will affect our future.

If you have a powerful vision of your future it will allow you to go through the valley.
Do you know why?
It is because you have a view of the other side of the valley.

Don´t let some storms of your past rock your boat or cloud your future.
There will be brighter days ahead if your vision is compelling enough!

Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Friday, February 26, 2016

Friendships is One of the Most Valuable Possesions in this World

                                        "A friend is someone who knows all about you
                                                                and still loves you"
                                                                   - Elbert Hubbard

Did you know that our relationships count for 80% of our happiness?
Yet we have a tendency to neglect this area of our lives. We often get so busy and we forget to stay in touch with our friends and family. We don´t spend the time with the people we care about.
Friendships is one of the most valuable things in this world.

We must tend to our relationships like a garden. You can´t let it go too long without tending to it. If you want your garden to bloom you must tend to it often. Nourish it and protect it.

To be of full value to someone doesn´t mean that you have to be around all the time but you can stay in touch. Be available. Call..... be there......listen.

Invest in your relationships. It doesn´t matter if it is a marriage, friendship or a business relationship. Invest in each other. Contribute to each other. Share new great ideas, inspiration, hope and plan the future together. Create a vision.

Don´t allow too much time to pass without staying in touch. How long has it been since you sat down with this person, called them, wrote them an email or maybe even a card or a letter?
Too long?

It is easy to get too busy, to let things slide. Not staying in touch and not calling often enough.
Pay especially attention if someone is older and all of a sudden they pass.
Then we might have a lot of regrets, that we didn´t stay in touch more often.

Staying in touch is a very important part of life. Take care of those things that truly matter.
To have good friends, we must be a good friend to other people.
Stay in  touch!

                                        Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Start Using Your Time More Wisely

                                                     "Time is free, but it´s priceless.
                                                 You can´t own it, but you can use it.
                                                 You can´t keep it, but you can spend it.
                                        Once you have lost it, you can NEVER get it back"

How much TV do you watch?
The average household watches 7 hours of television per day.
Seven hours...can you imagine what you could do with that time if you used in a different way.
Maybe learn a couple of new skills, read some books, learn a new language, create health and wellbeing or maybe start your own part-time business.

Can you imagine what could happen to your income?
Take your TV time and turn it into your new fortune.

How about the many hours are you spending just being on-line but off track....checking on what is going on social media or constantly checking your emails?
TV and the internet is useful, but not too much of it.
Too much food isn´t good either. Or to much sleep. It doesn´t matter what is it, alcohol, shopping, drugs. Too much of anything isn´t good.

We must learn to spend some time being quiet and to think. Think and learn of better ways to do things, be creative and not just busy.
All you need is an idea. But to get great new creative ideas, that you might turn into a fortune we must have time to think.

Learn to shut your TV and the internet off.
Start using your time more wisely.

                                            Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Monday, February 22, 2016

How to Turn Nothing into Something

                                     "To accomplish great things, we must first dream,
                                             then visualize, then plan...believe...act"
                                                         - Alfred A. Montapert

                       "You must find a place inside yourself where nothing is impossible"
                                                              -Deepak Chopra

Is it possible to see things that don´t yet exist?

Is it possible to see a finished product, a business, a house, better relationships or good health before it is reality?
Yes....of course it is.

It is called faith
Faith is the ability to see things that don´t yet exists.

A brand new house. I am sure a lot of you have been part of  building a house at some point in your life, or maybe you are in the process of building one right now.
When should you start building this house? soon as it is finished.

You wouldn't start building a house, pouring the foundation and then start laying a lot of bricks and not knowing what you were building?

You would first create a blueprint of this house. Lay out everything before you started building. Decide on a porch or no porch, what kind of kitchen, how many bedrooms and what size garage.

It would be a little foolish to start building a house until you had it all well planned and finished in your mind.

Is it possible to see the end result and then begin?
Yes...of course.

If you want better health, great relationships or having your own business, you must start looking into the future of what you would like to accomplish. Before you start you must get a great picture of the finished objective. Create a crystal clear blueprint of what you are trying to accomplish
See yourself already there. See yourself in the possession of it.
Decide on what you want and then act like you already have it.

Imagine the possible. Turning nothing into something.
Believe what you imagined is possible for you. It doesn´t matter what it is, better health, great relationships, a new business or a new house.

You can also change the course of your life at any time. As human beings...we have choices. We are never stuck.
You can design your own future. Decide where you want to end up in three or five years.
Believe that new possibilities are possible for you.
I know it is hard to believe it because you can not see it with your own eyes. You can´t touch it right now.
But it is possible to turn nothing into something

All you have to do is to go to work and make it real. You can take your idea and make it into a house, a new business, fantastic health or great relationships

Imagine (Idea)

Just remember that it takes disciplined activity to turn nothing into something.

                                             Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Friday, February 19, 2016

Words Paint Pictures

                                                         "Words are powerful.
                                          They have the ability to create a moment
                                                     and the strength to destroy it"

Words are so important!

Most of us don´t realize how important words are. We just talk all day long and most of us don´t pay attention to what kind of words we are using.

Let me explain.

Words paint a picture and then your mind goes to work to complete the picture.
This is the reason why it is so important what kind of words you use.....because of those pictures.

Let me give you an example.

When someone calls you stupid and then they say that you can´t do it.
What kind of picture will be painted in your mind?
Not a great picture and it will definitely not make you any smarter.

Now lets take the opposite

When someone tells you how smart you are and then they tell you that you can make it happen.
It will be a totally different picture painted in your mind. It will make you feel like anything is possible.

In order to feel good about yourself and others you must use words of hope, inspiration, motivation and possibility.
If you listen to fearful words all day long, fearful words will most likely come out of your mouth.
If you listen to inspiring and positive words, then you will speak of inspiration and possibilities.

What goes in .......will come out!

So if you want to feel more inspiration and have success in your attention to your words.

Use your words wisely, because they are very powerful

                                           Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Secret to Getting More Done - VIDEO

                                          "Either you run the day or the day runs you"
                                                             - Jim Rohn

                                         "Focus on being productive instead of busy"
                                                             - Tim Ferris

We all have a time in our day when we are 3-4 times more productive. All you have to do is to identify that time.

Some of us are more productive in the mornings and some people are afternoon or evening people.

Check out my latest coaching tip on how to figure out when your most productive time of the day is and what you must learn to do during this time to become more productive in less time.

                                             Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Monday, February 15, 2016

Make the Impossible...POSSIBLE

                               "The difference between the impossible and the possible
                                                   lies in a person´s determination"
                                                           - Tommy Lasorda

                                        "It always seems impossible until it´s done"

You must choose the right attitude each and every morning. The day can either be good or it can be bad.
The choice is yours.
Today is a brand new day. Anything is possible today!
Today I get to do something that I never thought I could do.
Today I get to make the impossible.....Possible.

Last week I had the chance to attend a fantastic presentation by Mikael Andersson
He was born in 1964, without arms and legs.
During this workshop, Mikael was taking us on a journey of his life.
We take a lot of things for granted in life but what do you do when you are born without certain parts of your body?

Mikael is talking about the power of thought. How the biggest obstacles in our lives is usually between our own ears. Often we put limits on ourselves, what we can do and a lot of times we end up sitting on the sidelines of life. Never fully participating in what life has to offer. Most of the times we are afraid of even trying something new.
Mikael had to fight for things in life that most of us take for granted. Today he is married with 4 children and he is an entrepreneur and lives outside Gothenburg, Sweden. He is a very popular speaker in Sweden and Norway.

Some of Mikael's Message......

Have the courage to be different. Learn to look at things differently. Change your patterns, find new ways of thinking and new ways of doing things. It is OK to be the oddball. Be able to resist the noise and all the pressure coming from society and the crowd.

Learn to adapt to your surroundings. Be unique instead of normal. What is normal anyway?
Focus on what is working instead of what isn´t. Look at all you have. Look at all your resources available for you and then start using them.

Your mind is one of your biggest resources. Learn how to use your thoughts so that your thoughts will work for you and not against you.

You must tear down the mental barriers. If you can win in your mind, you will win in life.

Find solutions that you haven´t seen yet
Start questioning things......Is this really true?
Find new ways of doing things
Get rid of excuses
Look at what is working right now and what has worked in the past
Take a chance.....Look for opportunities
Don´t be afraid to try

Dare to take the step even if you are afraid. It will be scary - but it will be worth it.

There are NO limits to what you can do!

If you want to book Mikael for a Workshop or Presentation .......
cell# 0708-88 38 83

Mikael has written a book.....
Armlös, Benlös men inte Hopplös

                                         Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Do You Want Certainty or Adventure?

                                            "Uncertainty is the only certainty there is,
                         and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security"
                                                         - John Allen Paulos

                               "The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning.
                    Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers"
                                                            - Erin Fromm

Are you afraid of taking risks?

Do you rather sit on the sidelines of life instead of actually being out on the field playing?

Do you always want to feel safe and secure.....not trying anything new?

Are you too cautious when it comes to trying new things because the risk is driving you crazy?

I have news for you.........Everything in life is risky!!!!

Starting a new business is risky. Getting married is risky. Having children is risky. Moving to another city or country is risky. Investing your money is risky. It is all risky.

If you think trying is risky.......wait until you get the bill for NOT trying. Now that is scary!!!!

Life is risky and you won´t get out alive.

Give life a go.  Don´t build walls around you to protect you from life because you want to feel safe and secure. You might live to be 100, but what a life to live.
The same walls that will keep you safe and secure will also prevent happiness from coming in.

Let life touch you. Take down the walls, get off the sidelines and into the field.

Better to live 40 years filled with adventure than 100 years safe and secure, only watching life from the sidelines. Not really participating in what life has to offer.

It is not important how long you live. What is important is ......HOW YOU LIVE!

So...Lets give it a go!

                                          Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Use It - Or Lose It

                                 "For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds"
                                                            - Unknown

Are you using all your skills.....all your talents?

I am sure you have heard the saying "What you don´t use - You lose?"

It is law. If you don´t use something for a while, it diminishes.
Lack of use causes loss.

It doesn´t matter if it is your brain, faith, talent, courage, vitality, ambition, resourcefulness, love, happiness, hope or creativity.
Anything un-used will decline.

Lets 'say that you haven´t used your leg for a while.
If you continue to not use it for a longer period of time.....what will happen?

                                     "Your body was designed to be active,
                                     if you don´t want to lose it, then use it"

You will not be able to walk. You will lose your ability to use you leg.
What you don´t use will lose.....It is lost.

What will happen if you quit?
You lose - automatically!

So make sure that you are using all your talents, courage, brain, skills, opportunities on a daily base, otherwise you lose.

It is a law!
                                             Karin Glannstam- Personal Success Coach

Monday, February 8, 2016

How To Get What You Want

            "You are important enough to ask and you are blessed enough to receive back"
                                                         - Wayne Dyer

                               "You get in life what you have the courage to ask for"
                                                              - Oprah


Ask - Believe - Receive

Do you know how to get what you want?

Simply ASK for it!

Ask and it is given!

You might not always get what you want but if you don´t ask........ I will guarantee that you will never get it.

You must learn the art of asking. And learn it well. Be a good asker.

If you don´t like what is going on in your life right now and you want something better.....You  simply have to ask for something better?
Figure out what you want....and start asking.

So many people never want to ask for anything. What if you don't ever ask for will you get it?
Start asking for what you want. Start today.

A couple of tips

1. Be specific. Be clear on what you are asking for. Describe it in great detail. The more you describe what you want the more it will pull you in the right direction.
How tall....what wide?
Always define what you want.

2. Believe that you can have what you are asking for. Have faith!
Don´t be too skeptical here. Always believe that you will receive what you are asking for.
Be courageous and ask.

Just remember you might not get everything that you are asking for. Sometimes you might get something better.....But you first have to ask.

I know a lot of people won´t believe that it is as simple as asking.
They don´t believe that it will work.

How about if it did work and you just forgot to ask?
How about trying it for six months and see what happens?

What about if it does work?
What do you have to lose?

You Got To Try!

                                          Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Make Daily Investments in Your Dreams

                                                  "Success is the sum of small efforts,
                                                        repeated day in and day out"
                                                             - Robert Collier

                                               "There is no one giant step that does it,
                                                          it is a lot of little steps"
                                                                  - Peter A. Cohen

What do you want?

Do you have the habits that will support your journey toward what you want?

Small habits performed daily will get you there. Small investments made consistently over a long enough period of time, can accomplish anything. They will take you from where you are today to where you want to be in the future.

There is a lot more power in these small habits than it appears. Very few people are willing to make the investment. Most people will not commit to small daily habits.

Nothing much will change right away. It will take some time. Weeks, months and sometimes years.
No one will reward you for your small daily habits. As a matter of fact, most people won´t even notice them.

You cannot develop these habits for anyone else but yourself. If you are not developing these habits for yourself, they will never stick around. Trying to create new habits for someone else is a waste of time. Do it for you and do it because you want to.

The only way to get what you want in life is to make daily investments in your dreams.

                                        Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Take a Self-Appreciation Inventory

Are you taking time to enjoy what you have accomplished in the last day, week, month and year?

Don´t forget to appreciate what you have done so far. 

Take a self-appreciation inventory and look back on where you have been and where you are today.

At then end of each day you must reflect back on the day. What have I done today?

Knowing that you finished all you started out to do that day - that is encouraging.

Take time to enjoy what you have accomplished. Your success should be a pleasure.
Appreciating what you have got, what you have done and who you have become important!

It is an important component in fueling your future achievements.

Celebrate your achievements.
Little achievements are just as important as the big ones. If you can´t appreciate the small achievements you can´t enjoy the big ones.

Happiness is in the becoming.....Not in the getting. Happiness is here and now. Happiness is not the end result. It is part of the journey.

Pat yourself on the back once in a while and tell yourself.......Good Job!

You must always reflect on where you have been!

WOW....I have been through a lot!

Look at what I have learned!

Look at what I have done!

Look at who I have become!

Reflect back on your past accomplishments.
Write them down.

And then think of all the potential within you that is still untapped!

                                          Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Monday, February 1, 2016

Why Learning Patience, Persistance and Having a Posititve Attitde is so Important - VIDEO

                             "The number one reason why people give up so fast is
                              because the tend to look how far they still have to go,
                                        instead of how far they have gotten"

In order to be successful at anything in life, you must learn and develop these 3 important skills or internal muscles.

Patience....Persistence....Positive Attitude

It doesn´t matter if you are trying to lose weight, live a healthier lifestyle or wanting to become and entrepreneur and have you own company.

It is very important that you learn these three skills.

Check Out My Latest Video........

                                          Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach