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You Already Have All You Need To Succeed

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You Already Have All You Need To Succeed

What a revelation to know that you already have everything you need to succeed…all just waiting to be accessed deep within your core. Jim Cary was once a struggling actor and he believed in this idea so much that he wrote himself a check for 10 million dollars. A few years later, he was able to cash that check. This shows the power of our beliefs. This is not one random coincidence. We are the creators of our thinking and therefore, we have the power to shift our reality and ultimately, our destiny.
It is only our inaccurate limited beliefs that hold us back in life. When we are able to recognize that these beliefs are actually what prevent us from striving to achieve our dreams, we can discover how simply changing our beliefs can shift the entire course of our journey in life.

Here are 3 steps to shift your thinking today:

1. Examine the areas of your life where you are selling yourself short.

2. Select one are where you desire greater fulfillment.

3. Take action. Pick one simple act a day to start taking to demonstrate your belief in higher expectations for yourself.

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There are no mistakes, only life lessons

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There are no mistakes, only life lessons

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Life is a series of moments in which we are constantly making choices. Choices of varying degrees of significance. Some choices are simple with little consequence and others can be life altering. Some make us feel proud and internally grateful; others can make us feel sad, regretful, and vulnerable.

Keeping an open mind during vulnerable moments in life is not an easy task. It takes courage and discipline to throw away our crutches and habitual ways to face life without any blinders. I’ve been there…I know. It requires a willingness to move beyond ingrained ways of thinking. A willingness to transcend fear, accept the facts as they are, and stand on unfamiliar ground. All choices in life hold a lesson for us.  Making good or bad choices teach us important lessons about ourselves. We learn over time what works and what does not work for us. When things are not working, we have the ability to make new choices and take a new path. It’s never easy to admit you’ve made a mistake, but it’s a crucial step in learning, growing, and improving yourself. Here are 4 steps to help you press on to brighter days:

1. Take some time to experience the emotion the mistake brings.

2. Realize we are all human and mistakes happen. Accept responsibility and forgive yourself.

3. Find the lesson that’s hidden in your current situation. Ask yourself, what can you do differently next time a similar situation arises that led to the mistake?

4. Live and learn. Move forward with integrity and grace. Your past mistakes are meant to guide you, not define you.

 

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Crossroads of Life

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Crossroads of Life

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Have you ever found yourself in a position where all you have worked toward is right in front of you, but instead of a simple black and white decision you are presented with a handful of options? None clear cut. None with reassurance of long term happiness.
This situation embodies one of the most complicated tasks any of us will face in life – the concept of making the right decision. Every few seconds we have the opportunity to change our lives, our careers, our future, and the lives of many others, some of which we will never meet.

You already have the tools to succeed. It’s simply a mindset you need to access at the crossroads of life. Success is right there on the horizon. The question remains, how do you navigate the path ahead?
Here are some keys to weathering life’s crossroads:
1. Have a little faith and trust your gut. We all know, deep within ourselves, what we need to do — what we know, how to think, when to trust — during times of crisis. We can learn to access and trust our innate wisdom; it is personal and always available. When we don’t follow our inner guidance, we feel a loss of power and energy.
2. Move ahead with purpose. Pick one option, commit to it, and get moving with focused intention. Climb that mountain.
3. Take in the scenery. Once you’re moving, you’ll quickly feel whether it’s the right direction for you. Be in the moment and respect the value of being here and now. Allow yourself to feel the feedback that comes from action.
4. Adjust your course accordingly. Evaluate where there is room for improvement. Consider all the factors that led to the consequences and adjust your course and move forward with an increased awareness of how to navigate the path ahead.

Life’s too short to remain stuck. Life is experiential and full of difficult decisions. Every day holds new opportunities to learn and grow. Take life in your own hands and trust all you’ve learned and your inner wisdom. Enjoy the empowerment of traveling new paths and climbing the mountain. Readjust as needed and discover new heights. As W. Clement Stone once said, “Aim for the moon, if you miss it you may hit a star.”

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Are You Contemplating Divorce?

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Are You Contemplating Divorce?

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Hi there,

If you are reading this letter, most likely you are contemplating a divorce. I can understand how scary this feels and have been in your shoes. My life was forever changed in September 2008. At the time, I was married with 2 beautiful daughters and preparing for my youngest daughter’s Christening when my mom told me she was feeling very sick and a recent ultrasound confirmed she had a large mass in her abdomen. As I looked at her, I could see the fear welling up in her eyes. It was at that moment I knew what she was thinking and I was thinking it too. A few weeks later, that fear was confirmed with her ovarian cancer diagnosis at age 58.

My mom fought cancer courageously with such grace and dignity for 5 years. In May of 2013, I held her hand as she left this world and all the pain and suffering cancer had evoked. I’ll always remember the peaceful veil that warmed her face in that moment she passed away. This image will forever comfort me and for that I am so appreciative.

The grief I felt that day was so intense. I remember thinking it would be with me forever. At the time of my mom’s passing, I had 3 young girls to take care of and I could not let this huge loss be my breaking point. My girls needed me. I had to be brave. I had to be courageous despite feeling like I was crumbling into a pile of sand. The journey was rocky but moment by moment life went on.

For years, my marriage had been contentious. In January 2014 and after 10 years being married, I realized that all that we invested was no longer enough. Our paths were no longer intertwined; our lives were not supporting the authentic people we were destined to become. This moment in time was extremely scary. I adored my children, and could not fathom spending any time apart from them as I knew a divorce would inevitably create. I had to make a decision. Do I stay to keep the family intact or do I leave, allowing myself to experience vulnerabilities far greater than I dreamed possible? I had to muster courage in the face of fear and reach deep inside my core in search of the answer. I had to stand tall when I felt knocked over and do what I felt was best for our family. It was then that I thought of my mom. You see, she had no choice. Her time was up. Her life story was not one she had the ability to change in the end. Mine was different though. I still had a lifetime ahead of me and I wanted to live it to the fullest. A new chapter of my life was on the horizon and although I knew the road ahead was not an easy one for me, I was thankful I had a road to travel.

Little did I know that these 2 events were life-defining moments. They opened a door that let in some light to reveal who I was. At 40, I thought I knew that answer but in fact I was just learning who I truly was deep down inside. I know now that sometimes it is the worst, most challenging, and often most hurtful experiences of our lives that are the ones that give the most shape and definition to who we become.

That was certainly the case for me. Part of the self-discovery process of my divorce involved me asking some tough questions such as, “Who have I been? What I have I contributed to this because of my own limitations and vulnerabilities? In what ways have I settled to live a life that is less than true and whole?

This soul searching was an opportunity for me to become a better, stronger, more aware and authentic version of myself. It was a choice and a door to a brighter future. It was a door I wanted to open. This took a strong faith and belief in myself. Thankfully I sought out a divorce coach to help me navigate the emotional ups and downs and keep me rational as I was confronted with difficult, life-altering decisions that impacted my children and my future. She was the person who was willing to hold the torch and lead me down this thorny path and inspire me to keep going despite any obstacles in my way. She was my companion willing to guide me through it all. She helped me move ahead with a sense of purpose and a clear vision. I was able to streamline my divorce process and make decisions with a rational mindset that lead to a beautiful new life post-divorce. Today I have a new perspective on life and what I learned was that life is too short to remain stuck. Life is experiential and full of difficult decisions. Every day holds new opportunities to learn and grow. By taking life in your own hands and trusting all you’ve learned and your inner wisdom, you are empowered to make daily choices that can lead to a brighter future.

Today I am so grateful to now be that guiding light for others as they navigate the bumpy roads that transitions can evoke. I offer free consults and can be reached at the contact info below with any questions.

Kristin Swarcheck, M.Ed., CPC

Email: Kristin@kristinswarcheck.com

Phone: 610-425-2440

www.kristinswarcheck.com

Do You Want To Unlock Your Unlimited Potential?

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Do You Want To Unlock Your Unlimited Potential?

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Imagine… A situation arises that strikes a chord in you. It pushes an unconscious button from long ago of a person who you believed took advantage of you; or maybe that time you feel you failed at something important. Instead of reacting to that button, you consciously choose to understand it, and use it to help you reach success. You actually embrace this challenge and all others that follow as an opportunity, and use your newfound wisdom to succeed in ways you never have before. You have total confidence in who you are, so much so, that any situation or challenge that arises is relatively easy to navigate through because you know, without hesitation or doubt, the guiding principles and beliefs that you’ve consciously chosen to guide your behaviors and actions to lead you to success.

So, if this were true, what would it do for your life? How would your life be different if you consciously responded, instead of automatically reacted, to everything that came your way?

What would be the biggest challenge you’d want to tackle next because you knew you couldn’t fail? And, what impact would this have on your relationships, your stress level, or your overall enjoyment of this game we call life?

That’s what the Law of Being is all about – consciously creating your world so that it responds to you. You are the cause of your life’s experience. This program guides you through a powerful process of positive abundance, where you can create more happiness, better health, more wisdom, and greater financial wealth, and… all without effort! Please join me for a free mastermind training beginning October 19th at 7 pm EST. You can email me at kristin.swarcheck@gmail.com for more details.

Your Hero’s Journey to Self-Discovery

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Your Hero’s Journey to Self-Discovery

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The time has finally come!!! My radio show, Intentional Living, will air Monday, October 12th LIVE at 10 AM EST on VoiceAmerica’s Empowerment Channel. I hope you can listen in. I will be taking live callers and the topic will be Your Hero’s Journey to Self-Discovery. If you cannot listen live, a recording will be available. More details are below for the October 12th episode:

Joseph Campbell said that “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” This is the holy grail, the elixir of life, the great bliss we are all seeking – the ability to simply be who we are, no matter whom we’re with or what storm we may be weathering. But this privilege comes at a cost, and one that some of us are unwilling to pay. It comes at the cost of comfort, of security and, sometimes, even of the approval and understanding of those whom we love and care for deeply. In other words, the privilege of being who we are requires that we go on a hero’s journey to discover who we are, and then become willing to embody, express and stand for who we are, no matter what.

In this show, I will be talking with a dear friend and business colleague, Lorna Johnson, who has been through her own powerful hero’s journey (she likes to call it a heroine’s journey) of massive personal and business transformation, which included a very long, very dark night of the soul. I will also be sharing my own journey of awakening, and together we will explore the deep spiritual truths that underlie anyone’s path to self-knowledge and to fully embodying what it means to live with intention.

There will be laughter, and there may even be tears, as we explore the raw, the real and the royal path we both took to self-sovereignty in our lives.

You do not want to miss this first, inaugural episode of Intentional Living!

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