August 31, 2017
Persistence is the key ingredient in achieving anything you desire from life. It is holding to a course of continued action, belief, and purpose without giving in or giving up. Napoleon Hill wrote in his book Think and Grow Rich, “There may be no heroic connotation to the word persistence, but the quality is to a person’s character what carbon is to steel.” Persistence is a habit that will begin to cultivate, when you realize your life’s purpose, have a strong desire, and strengthen your will. Set goals for yourself and follow through on them.
Nothing worthwhile in life comes without struggles to overcome. There are no cheap goods in the heavenly market, and everything worth having is expensive. Surround yourself with people who will lift you up, and are pursuing their own dreams, have faith and take action every day toward your dream. The opposite of persistence is procrastination, this is truly an enemy. It will keep you stuck, weak and create all kinds of excuses why you can not accomplish something. Face yourself honestly and openly, challenge yourself, to overcome this habit. Believe in yourself and know that you can not fail if you persist, and move in the direction of your dream. For every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.
The philosopher Henry David Thoreau quoted “If you advance confidently in the direction of your dream, and live the life you can image, you will meet with success, unexpected in common hours.” Go live your dream.
August 17, 2017
IQ is the measure of someones intellect. EQ is the measure of someones emotional intelligence and CQ is the measure of someones ability to communicate intelligently. But what really makes a genius a genius? Albert Einstein was a genius. Stephen Hawkins is a genius. Michelangelo and Leonardo deVinci were also geniuses in their own right. Marie Curie, Virginia Wolf and Ludwig van Beethoven were considered genius, and the list goes on…
According to Websters dictionary Genius is defined as: exceptional intellectual or creative power or other natural ability.
Is it something in the brain that makes a genius? Is it intelligence, creativity, perseverance, or simply luck? Is it something from the divine?
Just because you are really smart and have a high IQ does not make you a genius. Through my studies and understanding, EQ and CQ are just as important as IQ for getting the results you want in life. However that still will not make you a genius.
What if we can nurture someone to become a genius? Maybe the more we allow creativity, imagination and create a nurturing environment to become part of a child’s life the more they can develop their brain to become geniuses? Through neuroscience we are getting closer to understanding what parts of the brain get activated when we use our creative skills.
I believe that you must have a strong purpose, have passion, perseverance and determination to unleash the genius inside of you! You also need support!!! Someone who believes in YOU!
If you need a coach, hire one, it will be the best investment you can make! Don’t be a smarty pants,thinking you know it all. Be a genius!!
September 21, 2016
What gets you up in the morning? Do you feel inspired and energized? You can wake up and say “Good morning God.” or “Good God morning.” Same words, however totally different message. Which one is your morning call? If your waking up with feeling down, what do you believe is missing from your life? If you have a definite purpose in life you will wake up feeling inspired and motivated to face the day! Every day is a new beginning to start again. The dawn is symbolic for possibilities.
Take some time and sit quietly with yourself to discover your purpose. When your able to wake up and say “Good morning God”, your energy has shifted. Being of service, having meaningful work and having loving relationships will lift your energy to live on purpose!
If you need help discovering your purpose, I would love to help you! Call me and feel inspired!!
September 14, 2016
“Feeling tension does not mean something is wrong. It means something is working.” Graham Cooke
The energy that you may be feeling can be used for fuel for tension or your intention!
How many times a day are you being pulled in so many directions? I know I have many things on my schedule every day! Between appointments, and emails, calls, and juggling my business and personal life can get quite hectic. I can feel the tension build if I am not aware of using that feeling for constructive purposes. The feeling of that pressure is just energy. Once we label that energy as tension or something negative we are already moving away from being productive to destructive.
So the next time you are feeling tension, remember that something is working and something is building. Fuel it with your intention to create something positive. Become aware of your thoughts, your feeling and actions to propel you forward with passion to fuel your purpose!
Need more guidance as to how to transform your tension into intention, reach out and call me for more tips and tools!!
Have an empowered day!!!
March 11, 2016
“Until thought is linked to purpose, there is no intelligent accomplishment.” James Allen
Thoughts are fleeting, they come and go. We think of quite a lot of them through out the course of the day. But is there intelligence behind them? Thoughts like; What am I going to eat for dinner, I need to bring my jacket to the cleaners or any of these kind of thoughts are not true thinking. They are just memorized behavioral patterns. To think clearly is like lifting weights. At first you begin with solving puzzles or maybe creating something small but new, then you can go to the next level with heavier weights, and move into a more focused and sustained level of thinking. You become consciously aware of your thoughts and stop reacted to the stimuli around you and respond with a sense of purpose. Thoughts can be likened to currency of energy. Where are you investing your time and energy? If your not thinking clearly, you are losing energy and just like money you will become bankrupt if you spend them on things that are not giving you a good return. So if you desire to think clearly and have more energy, be careful of the thoughts you think. If you want compounded interest, I suggest you invest in a coach to guide you in the right direction. All the rest will fall into place.
February 10, 2015
Do you know what you want? Do you know your purpose? If not, there will be some confusion in your mind that will resonate in your feelings, which will bring you undesirable results. You must be clear as to what you desire before you can see desirable results. When you have clarity, the universe will conspire and assist you in every way to match your desire. I know this is true in my life. When I have clarity as to what I want, I begin to see signs all around me helping me to fulfill that vision. I wanted to write a book, and when I was clear with this vision, all things came into focus as to how to accomplish it. Now it is published and the title is How May I Serve. I have a pen name; (Karen Mathews) Here is a short video about it.
This is the very first step to manifesting anything you truly want. So spend some time getting clear. Really think about what it is you want. This is probably the greatest work you can do for yourself. Look inside your heart and ask for guidance. Trust that the universe, is always listening. Believe that you can be, do, or have want you want, and take action, when you get clear. Soon it will become a reality. It will feel so good when you have that clarity!
Here’s to manifesting your dreams!
September 16, 2014
Initiative is the pass-key that opens the door to opportunity. In Napoleon Hills book The Law of Success,there is a chapter devoted to this quality that must be understood and applied, if you desire success in your life. To chose a definite chief aim or purpose is the first step. Then to have this purpose materialize, you must do something every day to get closer to your desired outcome. You must take initiative.
I recently published a book, entitled How May I Serve. I use a pen name “Karen Mathews”, because it is a memoir of my life so far. I have wanted to write this book for some time. I took initiative every day to complete my book, and now it is published and available for sale. The goal of my book is to empower women who struggle with limiting beliefs about themselves and what they can accomplish in life. With initiative, I would never have completed this goal.
So today, ask yourself, what can I do to Serve others? What do I have to offer? Than create a plan, and do something every day to get closer to it. You will then have taken initiative, which will make you a leader and give you self confidence to keep moving forward in a positive direction. How may you serve?