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