Wednesday, January 17, 2018

You Can Live Your Dream

                                                "You don't have to be great to start,
                                                 but you have to start to be great."
                                                              - Zig Ziglar

I know that you have big dreams for your life. Most people do.

But what are you doing right now to be able to make your big dream into your reality in the future?

Have you got a plan? Great, if you do.
What action steps are you taking on a daily base?

Show me your plan and the steps that you are taking right now.....not what you are planning to do in the future.....I want you to show me what you did yesterday and the day before and last week.
and the week before that and last month.

A lot of people have a big dream and a lot of people also have a well designed plan on how to reach their big goal.....but now it stops..... because most people will not take the action steps involved to be able to move towards their big dream.
As a matter of fact most people wont even take the first step.

They talk themselves out of it..... saying things like "I can't do that" or I don't have enough resources, connections or money" or I'm to old, it's too late for me" or "I don't know how to do all those things that I need to do to get to where I want to go"  or "what if I fail....I better not try, because if I don't try, that means I can never fail" and the list of excuses goes on and on and on.

A lot of people give up on their dream because of the time it will take to accomplish it. "I don't have 5 years to spend working on my dream....I don't have the time" or "You are telling me that it will take many years because I can make any really big money?"

The thing is....time is going to pass anyway. But the question is..... where are you going to be in 5 years?
Right where you are right now? Or living the life that you designed for yourself and worked hard at creating for the past 5 years?
It's up to you!

It takes time and a lot of work to create what you really want in life.
Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and they underestimate what they are able to accomplish in 5-10 years.
But as human beings we have been taught there are quick fixes for almost anything in life.

But success in any area of your life and it doesn't matter if it's your health, your business or your relationships, it all takes time and a lot of work. I like to refer to it as the 3 P's.....

If you want to live your dream it probably will involve change. It means that YOU have to change.

All change is difficult. It doesn't matter if it's change that we choose, in other words a positive wanting you accomplish you dream. It's 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 people decide to sleep walk through life. They stay in jobs that will make them completely miserable and they stay in relationships that they outgrew 20 years ago, leaving them feeling empty and lonely on the inside.

Don't allow your life to just pass you by. A half-lived life is the ultimate tragedy.
Let this year be the year that you stop settling for less than what you are capable of doing and creating.
Raise your standards and start taking action.

Wake Up and Start Living - Be the STAR in your own movie.

Start designing your life TODAY. Don't wait.

You can do it! I believe in you!

If you want more insight, inspiration and ideas on how to live your dream, I have a great book that I want you to read......My latest book....Wake Up and Start Living.

You can order it in the US if you are in Europe if you are in Sweden


Monday, January 15, 2018

Wake Up and Start Living - Book by Karin Glannstam

                                                      "You were given this life
                                       because you are strong enough to live it."
                                                             - Unknown

I am so excited because my second book was published on the 1st of January, this year.

The title of the book is Wake Up and Start Living - Be The Star In Your Own Movie.

There are many things that I have come to understand throughout the many years I been enrolled in "Earth School".

One of the things I have learned is that it's never too late to grow, learn, expand, to change course and to change and expand perspective.

Another thing I have learned is that we all want to live a life of purpose and meaning. We deserve to live a life that we are excited about. Most of us want to be happy, have peace of mind, loving friends and family, good health, a great job or career and also have a certain level of financial comfort.

We are all unique individuals. Everyone has been created with a gift. Your gift is totally unique to you. It might be similar to someone else's, but your gift is yours. It's also up to you to utilize the gift that has been given to you. If you incorporate your gift into your life and share it with the world it will give you happiness, success, purpose, meaning, passion and it will make you feel alive.

Make sure that you use your gift. Don't be shy and don't hold back. The world needs what you have got. Celebrate your uniqueness. Allow your own light to shine.

Create a new vision for your life. Something that gives you purpose. Don't allow the past to stop you from living a happy and fulfilling life. Never allow the limitations of others, limit your own vision. Believe in yourself and you can achieve anything.

We must have goals in our lives to be happy. We must also design a method of accomplishing these goals and then actually take the steps that will move us closer to what we desire. Success takes time, effort, perseverance, persistence and a lot of patience. Success won't happen overnight.

You are a strong, empowered human being and you are able to create anything that you desire and dream of in your life. Dream big dreams. Your mind is magnificent. Take the lid of it and let it soar.

                                       "When I stand before God at the end of my life,
                  I hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say,
                                                  I used everything you gave me."
                                                        - Emma Bombeck

Are you doing something with your life?

Are you doing all that you need and can do?

Are you the person that you want to be?

It's time to wake up and start living!

Are you ready?

From the book....... Wake Up and Start Living


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

How Long Does It Take To Establish A New Habit?

                                                    "Setting goals takes desire,
                                                     but completing them takes
                                                              - Ron Hawks

Since it's the beginning of the year, goal setting is a hot topic.

A lot of people will decide on a new life and then they create some new goals for themselves that they want to accomplish during the coming year.

It doesn't matter if your goal is about health, wealth or creating better relationships, unfortunately most give up on their goals by the 21st of January.
Only three weeks into the new year they already give up on what they want to accomplish.

Now you often hear this question asked.....How long does it take to establish a new habit or goal?

Some people will say 21 days, some people will say 60 days and others will say even a year.

In my own experience and what I also have heard from others is that it will take a while before your new habit becomes automatic.
I believe that 21 days is a very good start. You have definitely got a good start to your new habit.

I always feel that the first week is the most difficult. After that every day gets a little easier.
Of course you have to work hard at continuing your new habit and learn to control triggers that will send you back to doing what you used to do.

Learn to control yourself and your own environment as much as possible is key. Stay busy.

If you are trying to lose weight, then get rid of all the unhealthy food in your pantry and in your refrigerator.
Stay away from eating out, so you won't be tempted to load up on unhealthy food.
Stay away from people and friends that like to overindulge in food and sweets.

Simple things to do, but sometimes not easy things to do.
When you feel stressed, instead of going to the refrigerator for food, maybe you want to learn to meditate, call a friend or just go for a walk.

How long does it take to establish a new habit or goal?

I believe that it will take around three months.
If you have been working on your new habit or been trying to get rid of a bad habit, three months is a great start and you have created some great momentum.
After three months you are well on your way to a being able to kick your old habit or creating a new one.
Of course the longer you stay with this new habit the more likely you are to be successful.

Be mindful, learn to deal with stressors and appreciate yourself and your efforts every day.

You can do this! I believe in you!


Monday, January 8, 2018

If You Could Not Fail..... What Great Goal Would You Set For Yourself?

                                             Hello Everyone and Happy New Year!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season.

2018 is here and I believe that it will be an amazing year.

Did you decide on any New Year's resolutions or goals for 2018?

Here are a few facts about New Year's resolutions or goals for the new year.
By January 21st most people have already given up on their new goal(s) and only 8% will actually follow through and accomplish what they set out to do in the beginning of the year.

Now, I don't want you to quit by January 21. I want you to be part of the 8% group.
Is it possible for you to accomplish your goals? Of course it is.
Just decide that no mater how difficult it gets and how un-motivated you feel, you are going to accomplish the goal(s) that you set for yourself.

Today, decide that you are now part of the 8% elite group that will accomplish their goals in 2018.
You can do it.....I believe in YOU!

One great strategy that you might want to consider here in the beginning of 2018 when you are setting out to accomplish your new vision for yourself, is that....Small things done consistently in strategic places over time bring progress.

Also remember that things are also very difficult in the beginning when you are trying and doing something new.
Think of it like this.....It's the old YOU, fighting the New more improved person that you want to become in the future.
Any time to try something new you will be faced with resistance. The question is....are you going to let resistance stop you or are you going to push through the short term pain to get what you want in life?
The choice is always yours.

Here is a great mental exercise

What one great thing would you dare to dream, if you knew that you could not fail?

If you were guaranteed success in any goal, big or small, short-term or long-term, if you could take a magic pill, and you be absolutely guaranteed success, what one goal would you set for yourself?

When you ask that question, big goals will usually come into your mind.
And you also start to realize that it's fear that holds you back more than anything.
Because if you were absolutely guaranteed success, you would be unstoppable.
Nothing would hold you back.

You must find the courage to rise above your fear. You're worth it and despite what your thoughts say, you are ready, right now.

If someone told that that you were indestructible and that you could accomplish any goal that you set for yourself, what different things would you do?