Monday, April 29, 2019

Do You Want Your Dream More Than Your Drama?

                                                  "Our beliefs become our thoughts.
                                                    Our thoughts become our words.
                                                      Our words become our habits.
                                                     Our habits become our values.
                                                    Our values become our destiny."
                                                                     - Gandhi

Do you want to be free?
If you do, then you have to let go of your old limiting beliefs that are holding you back.

Taking scary steps out of your comfort zone and into the unknown, is the best way to uncover your own limiting beliefs or BS and bring it to the surface. Once it is brought to the surface you can investigate and examine it and then take some forward action.
By taking action you will make progress and you will also discover your own limiting beliefs or BS.

Once you have discovered your own limiting beliefs or deep-seated fears, the important thing is to keep moving forward, and not to retreat into an endless practice of self-analysis.
After a while you must stop processing your blocks and start taking some action, to be able to make the changes in your life that you so desperately want.

Don't get stuck and obsessed over your own issues and BS.
Are you someone that have already attended enough seminars, read a massive amount of books, already filled up 20 journals, de-constructed and then re-constructed your inner self , been to countless retreats as an excuse not to get out of your comfort zone and take scary leaps forward into the unknown?

It is absolutely crucial that we reflect and learn about ourselves, but it's equally important that we don't remain in self-analysis as a way of not taking scary action in our lives.
We actually have to do both.
Work on our own limiting stories and at the same time, take huge forward action.

A lot of us choose to hold onto our limiting beliefs about ourselves, about money, about relationships, about our own worth, about other people, about the world, and about our own capability to create change.

If you want to be free, all you have to do is to let go of those old limiting beliefs, your own BS, or your own old and outdated stories.
It is as simple as letting your own BS go, so you won't get trapped for the rest of your life.

Unfortunately so many people choose to stay stuck in their old stories because they get false benefits from them.
They get to keep the identity of a person without power to make change. They get to blame things that are outside of themselves, like their parents, siblings, spouse, the economy, the society, the political situation. They are often stuck in excuse mode.

                                                        "Get rid of all the excuses.
                                                                 You're equipped.
                                                      You already have everything
                                                   You need to fulfill your destiny."
                                                                  - Joel Osteen 

In other words you don't have to put yourselves out of our comfort zone and risk failing, looking like and idiot, being criticized, losing our money and also becoming different from our friends and family. You start asking yourself this....."What about if they don't like the changes that I am making, maybe they won't love and support me anymore?"
I get it.....this is some scary stuff !!!

In the end, 
you have to want your dream more than you want to hang onto your false beliefs, your excuses and your drama.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Don't Overthink, Just Let It Go

                                             "Let go of who you thought your life should be,
                                                 and embrace the life that is trying to work
                                                       its way into your consciousness."
                                                                   - Caroline Myss


Is it time to unload some messed up things, people and situations in your life?

Why are you hanging onto these people, situations and things?

Are you afraid that you won't find something better?
Is that why you are still with that man/woman that you have absolutely zero in common with and he/she doesn't support your dream? And remaining in this relationship, you have now gained an extra 50 pounds.
Time to let them go.

Why are you still at a job that you hate and where you know you will never make more money than what you are making right now? No opportunity for advancement. And besides that it constantly stresses you out and it makes you go shopping for things that you don't want. And eating things that you really don't want to eat, but doing this calms your nerves.
Does it feel safe and secure? But at the same time you are bored out of your mind. Is it worth staying where you are and never taking the opportunity to find out what you are really made of? What your gifts and talents are? What you have to offer the world that no one else has? You know, you only live once. You don't get a do-over.
Time to let it go.

Are you staying with a group of people because they are on the same level as you?
Maybe broke, miserable, angry, addicted, gossipers with no goals and no vision for the future. Why are you still hanging out with them? Are you afraid to break away, because if you do you must get out of your comfort zone and stop doing the same old things that you have been doing for the last 10, 20, 30 or even 40 years? And you have to start doing things that scares the crap out of you?
Time to let them go.

How about all that clutter in you house, why are you hanging onto broken lamps, furniture, rugs, curtains that you will never use again.
How about you closet. Isn't it about time you got rid of the clothes that you wore in high school, or the suit that your dad wore when you were a kid. Why are you hanging onto these things?
Time to let it go.

Yes, I know that you want things to get better in your life. We all want that.
But in order for something better to show up in your life, you must first create a space for it.
In other words, you first have to get rid of that crappy job before you will get a new one. Or at least start looking for a better one, starting today. Yes, you have to get rid of people that are not supporting you and your dream, before you can attract some better ones into your life.

Get rid off clutter in your life.
Clean out your closet, your house, your car, check on your friends. Decide who can stay and who needs to go.

Check on where you spend your time.
Do you really want to continue to give your time every Tuesday to this volunteer group, if they don't appreciate you? Do you want to show up on Wednesday mornings for this networking group if they are not supportive of you? Do you want to continue to spend time with groups or people that are not taking you in the direction of your dream?

First you must create a vacuum, before something better will show up in its place.

The tricky part is that you first have to let go of what isn't working. What you can see, hear and touch.
Then trust that the Universe will bring you something much better. Something that is more in alignment of who you are. Something that you haven't yet seen, heard or touched.

You have to believe it before you can see it.
Be convinced that the Universe will bring you something absolutely awesome.
It's called Faith. You must believe that what is in front of you is better than what is behind you.

Have the guts to do what is needed, not what is convenient.


Monday, April 22, 2019

Without A Vision For Your Future You Will Return To Your Past

                                                 "The only thing worse than being blind
                                                         is having sight but no vision."
                                                                   - Helen Keller

If you don't know anything about Helen Keller, allow me to fill you in a few facts of her.
She was an American author, activist and lecturer. She lost both her hearing and her vison at the age of 19 months of age due to illness.

I love this quoted because it is so true for most of us. We don't have a vison for our own lives.
Yes, we want to be happy, marry the love of our lives, make a lot of money, travel the world, be healthy and have a lot of energy. I think most of us want this.

But have you ever sat down and really figured out how you were going to create this? Or did you give up and just allowed life to serve up whatever it wanted to serve you?

I know I did for a very long time. I just went with the flow. Or in other words, I went along with what most of the people around me wanted me to do, be and have.
Finally at 48 years of age. Yes, you read it....I was 48 before I figured out what I wanted to do with my life. And it took a total breakdown of my life for me to finally get started in the right direction.
It was no pretty sight.

And to get out of this big fat mess that I had created for my myself, I created a vison for what I wanted the rest of my life to look like. What I wanted to do ,be and have.

Yes, have to create a vison for your life.

I was in bad shape back in 2010 when the life that I had been living up until then was rapidly falling apart. So fast that it make my head spin until one day in 2012 when I sat all by myself in small apartment in Sweden, with my 2 dogs by my side, very little money and no job. Starting over in a country where I had not lived in for 25 years. This was not a pretty sight and it took a lot of soul searching to finally start digging myself out of this hole that I was sitting in at the time.

You can read about my story of what happened in 2012 in my first book.....Bounce Don't Break - how to successfully get back on track when life knocks you down.
Here is the link to order it.....

I say it again....what got me out of this huge mess and being able to move on with my life was to create a Gigantic Vision for myself and the way I wanted my own life to look like, from now on.

                                             "Sometimes life is about risking
                                                everything for a dream no one
                                                           can see but you."

Again, it all starts with a vision. A clear specific vison of where you want to go, do, have and become.

The vision has to be crystal clear, because how can you hit a target that you cannot see???

Setting a vison and some goals is no easy task and the reason why is, that most of us have never done it and no one ever taught us either. They don't teach this in school, and if they did, I must have missed that class. So you have to actually learn something new. Learn how to set goals and a vision for your life.
I can't tell you enough how important it is to create a vision for what you want. If you don't you will end up like I did for a very long time, you will be living the life that someone else planned for you, and guess what they have planned for you.....
Not Much!!!

When people ask me what I do, I answer....."I work with blind people."
They look at me a little surprised and sometimes even curious.
Then I say, "These people that I work with have perfect eye-sight, but no vision for their lives."

Don't allow yourself to become a blind person.
A person that is totally capable of seeing, but with no vision for your own life.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Don't Listen To People Who Tell You What To Do

                                              "Don't listen to people who tell you what to do.
                                   Listen to people who encourage you to do what you know,
                                                              in your heart is right."

Have you got anyone around you that is telling you what you should do, or what you should want?

If the answer is YES, you are not alone.

There are plenty of people out there that will quickly tell us what we should do or not do. What we should want and not want, regardless of how we feel about it.

Sometimes these kinds of people will make our head spin.
Unfortunately if we spend too much time around these people, we will start telling ourselves what they are constantly telling us, even if we don't feel that way down deep inside.

If we are not careful we might get stuck, stay stuck for years or sometimes even a lifetime in situations that will cause us pain, because we rather defend these non-truths, then upset or disappoint anybody.

A lot of people will rather do what is expected of them instead of giving themselves permission to be, do and have what they want and what will make them truly happy and fulfilled.

When we have a big dream for our life it's important that we don't engage to much with people that don't support our dream. Unfortunately those people can often be the people that are the closest to us, like family-members and friends.
What do we do then?
We might not want to share our hopes and dreams with these people, especially in the beginning, because that is when we have all the fears and doubts ourselves and we don't need others to help us stack their fears and doubts on top of ours.
Keep it to yourself.
Only share with people that will be supportive of what we are wanting to accomplish.
Also remember, never take anything personally. A lot of times it isn't about our fears and doubts. It's almost always about the other person's fears, doubts and insecurities.

Instead find people that are supportive and that are themselves going somewhere in life.
Hire a mentor or a coach.
Read books.
Listen to podcasts and webinars online.
Attend live seminars.
Join some groups with likeminded people.

                                            It's hard to imagine a more stupid
                                and more dangerous way of making decisions
                                      than by putting the decisions in the 
                                               hands of people who pay
                                               no price for being wrong.
                                                     - Thomas Sowell

You have to decide what is right for you and the life you want to live. 
Only you know. 
No one else is walking in your shoes.


Monday, April 15, 2019

A Goal Is The Vision Of The Future - Your Future

                                                  "Goalsetting is the first step in turning the 
                                                         invisible into the visible."
                                                                - Tony Robbins

Last Wednesday morning I had the privilege to be the featured speaker at the Houston CrossRoads Business Building Breakfast.
The subject was..... Never give up, set a goal and then go for it.

I love to talk about goalsetting because it is so important to have goal(s) and sadly very few people actually take the time to set a vison for their life. Instead they wander around with no particular destination in mind, and in the end any road will take them there. It's called the road to nowhere in life.
Make sure that you don't end up on that road.

Why do we have to have goals?
Here is a powerful quote by Jim Rohn that will answer that question.

                                                  "If you don't design your own life plan,
                                       chances are that you'll fall into someone else's plan.
                                             And guess what they have planned for you?
                                                                           Not much!

Dreams and goals can become like a magnet. The stronger the goal and the higher the purpose, the stronger this magnet will be that will pull you forward towards your dream.

Goals can pull you through all kinds of down days. They pull you through difficult times and they will pull you through crisis and setbacks in your life.

Goals will pull you in the right direction, which is forward instead of down into the past, or sideways into the busyness of every day drama and confusion, and other people's demands and the craziness of our society.

Just remember.....never let other people plan or design your future. You must plan it yourself. You decide what you want and what is best for you. You are the one that has to live with the results of your decisions and your goals.
Never take advice from people that you wouldn't want to trade place with.
What do you want your future to look like?

Goal setting is quite a task and it might take some time to figure out what you want and then getting your goals written down on a piece of paper or in a notebook.
Invest the time that it will take in figuring out what you want. It is your future that we are talking about.
Do not go another day without goals and a plan of action.

Some people will give up on their goals because......
The goal wasn't a good or great goal. Maybe it wasn't their own goal?
They give up too soon before they reap the rewards of their efforts.
And here is the number one reason people give up so fast...…
They have a tendency to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have come.

Only 5% of people have specific, written down goals.
Are you part of this group?

What big dream would you go after if you knew you couldn't fail?

                                               "The only thing worse than being blind
                                                      is having sight but no vision."
                                                                 - Helen Keller

                                             Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Leader Of The Pack

                                                      "A leader is one who knows the way,
                                                                        goes the way,
                                                                   and shows the way."

I love dogs, (and cats ). All kinds of dogs, it doesn't matter. Mostly through my life I have had Labrador Retrievers. Right now I only have one dog and her name is Lady. My beloved dog Nikki, passed away in October of last year. She was 12,5 years old. She got to travel three times across the Atlantic, and she lived both in Texas and in Sweden. Lady has also lived in Sweden and she has flown over the Atlantic twice.

I don't believe that there are any bad dogs, only dog owners that don't understand their own dogs. I am a huge fan of the TV series "The Dog Whisperer" with Cesar Millan and I think he really understands what dogs need.

                                  "Americans are very big about loving the dog first, 
                          so when you tell them you have to set rules and limitations,
                                a lot of people believe it's going to hurt their feelings.
                                They're actually looking for you to be the pack leader."
                                                             - Cesar Millan

I love all dogs, but I have to admit that I have great respect for any kind of Pitbull. The reason why is I don't have any experience with these type of dogs. They have gotten such a bad reputation in the media and there have been plenty of horror stories involving some type of Pitbull. They are a very powerful breed and you must learn how to handle them. I have been wanting to learn more about this breed, and of course I wanted someone that knows the breed to teach me.

A few months ago when I was out networking, I met a great woman by the name of Lynda Smith. She is our own local dog whisperer here in The Woodlands area. Let me tell you, she knows dogs!!!!

Lynda is the owner of Happy & Behaved Dog. She will come to your house and train you and your dog. She offers private and group sessions with your dog and she also offers private boarding.

Two weeks ago Lynda and I ran into each other again and while we were visiting, she mentioned to me that she was going to get a Pitbull that she was going to keep and it was going to be part of her permanent pack. Linda has 11 dogs at her house. So I recognized a great opportunity to be able to learn more about Pitbulls and asked Linda if I could come over to her place and learn about Pitbulls.

So last Friday I was introduced to one Pitbull and two Pitbull mixes, plus a lot of other great dogs.
What an amazing experience!!!

Linda had total control over all her dogs. They are very well behaved and well balanced.
My experience in getting to know and understand the breed was amazing.

If you need any help with your dog(s) call Linda Smith at 939-404-7050. 
The name of her company is Happy & Behaved Dog.
Your Live and Local Dog Whisperer.

                                         Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

Monday, April 8, 2019

Your Dreams Matter - You Are More Powerful Than You Think

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

You have a dream that was given to you to share with the world. Your gifts and talents are needed. Someone out there is looking for exactly what you got.

Nobody needs to approve of your dream. It was given to you.
Hold it, cultivate it, nourish it and work it.

Don't give up just because things are hard. You are not given anything in this world that you can't handle. You are capable of so much more than you can imagine.

It's time uncover those dreams that you buried in the back of your head many, many years ago.
They have been 'on hold' long enough.
Dream big!
Get the excitement back in your life. Create a vision and then be courageous and act on it.
Never allow those dreams to die within you.

Here is something to think about
Imagine that you had no limitations. 
Imagine that you have all the time, unlimited amount of money, all the friends and contacts that you need, all the education, all the experiences and all the resources. And you can be, have and do anything that you want in life.
What would you like to have, be and do?

I am very excited to announce that my 4th book..... 
Your Dreams now published and ready to order.
It is available on Amazon

Here is the link to order..... Your Dreams Matter

You are more powerful, capable and gifted than you allow yourself to be.
Make today your turning point.
Today is the time to do something different.
It doesn't matter what your past has been. You have an amazing future in front of you.
I believe in YOU!!!

                                                     "The biggest adventure you can take
                                                        is to live the life of your dreams.'
                                                                       - Oprah Winfrey

I want to let you that I will be the Featured Speaker at 
The Houston CrossRoads Business Breakfast, this coming week.

Where: Corner Bakery Café, 9311 Katy Freeway
Time: Wednesday April 10, 7am.
Topic: Never Give Up! Set a goal and go for it.

Here is link


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Go After Your Dream

                                                  "The biggest adventure you can take
                                                     is to live the life of your dreams."
                                                                - Oprah Winfrey

Happiness and feeling alive happens when we grow.
Life is about growth and taking steps into the direction of our dreams.

It's about having faith that it will work out. Life requires courage, boldness, faith and also knowing in our heart that our intuition will always guide us and that we will be supported.

You are far more powerful, capable and gifted than you allow yourself to be.
Make today your turning point. Today is the time to do something different.
It doesn't matter what your past has been. You have an amazing future in front of you.

                                                            Live Your Dream !

                                                  "Life is either a daring adventure
                                                             or nothing at all."
                                                              - Hellen Keller

I am so excited because my 4th book is going to be published soon.

Your Dreams Matter - you are more powerful than you think


Monday, April 1, 2019

If You Don't Ask, You Don't Get

                                                            "Ask for what you want
                                                            and be prepared to get it."
                                                                 - Maya Angelou

Back in 2013 I had just started attending networking groups to spread the word about my coaching business, learn new things and meet new people.
I remember one meeting in particular. At this meeting the owner of the networking group happen to attend the meeting and at the end of the meeting he told us than if anyone wanted to get some help with their business, he was willing to meet with us one-on-one and assist us in any way that he could, for free.
There was only one requirement, we had to ASK for his help.

I knew I needed all the help that I could get, so I immediately took him up on his offer and walked up to him and asked if he would be willing to meet with me, and he was. The following week we meet for a 3 hour long one-on-one meeting, where he answered many of my questions and gave me a lot of insight and great information that I still use in my business today.

What is my point here?
Many people are afraid to ask.
It's not going to kill you if you ask for something.
Many people don't want to ask because they are afraid they will get a NO.
How about if you get a YES!!!
People don't like to be rejected, so they never even consider asking anyone for anything.

                                                                     "If you don't ask,
                                                                        you don't get."
                                                                      - Stevie Wonder

I have heard about sales people turning rejections into a fun game. Every morning they start a game to see which one can get to 10 rejections first. That person will win a price. They hurry up and get started making phone calls and who ever manages to get rejected 10 times, is the winner.
After doing this for a while, rejection isn't that bad and they start looking at rejection as part of doing business and part of life.

If you knew that you would succeed and win a great price on your 10th attempt of doing a specific task, but to get to the success on the 10th try you had to go through being rejected 9 times, wouldn't you do it???

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

Don't be afraid of rejection. You will get used to it and it won't kill you.
If you start asking for what you want, you will probably get it.
Develop a new habit of asking for what you want. Like any new habit, it will take a while to get use to doing it. Hang in there, and eventually you will become a pro.
Ask Boldly.

But remember, if you don't ask, the answer will always be NO.