No Matter Who Wins, You Still Create Your Own Reality

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No Matter Who Wins, You Still Create Your Own Reality


This certainly has been an interesting presidential election experience…for all of us.  Unfortunately, it has also been an incredibly divisive and disempowering to the American people.  Did you give away your power?

Have you been paying attention to the campaign?  If so, have you been noticing more negativity in your life recently?  Are you feeling angrier or more stressed?  Are you more skeptical and judgmental of people you don’t even know?  Are you fearful about the possible outcome of the presidential election?  Are you more worried about your future?  Are you feeling hopeless and like things are out of control? Read More

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Are your thoughts aligned with your goal?


What does it mean to “align your thoughts with your goal” and why is it worth your time?

 

The short and simple answer to why it’s worth your time to align your thoughts with your goals – dreams – desires – is because doing so makes the journey faster, easier and more enjoyable.  Think “flow.”  Thoughts that are contrary to what you are wanting to achieve or experience, however, make the process slower, more complicated and more stressful.  Think “struggle.”

We don’t consciously choose to do things the “hard” way, but when I ask the question, “What do you want?” people almost always respond in one of two ways: Read More

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Overwhelmed by “To-Do’s”?


Overwhelmed by so many To-Do’s?  It’s time to delegate to Universal Energy.

Feeling overwhelmed and paralyzed from the weight of having too much to do?  As an entrepreneur and a former HR professional, this stressful state is quite familiar to me. 

I’ve spent a lot of time pushing through and telling myself to work harder.  This strategy was never very effective though, and always left me tired, annoyed and even less productive.

When I learned about the Law of Attraction and the flow of Universal Energy, however, I began to understand what was happening during those times of overwhelm and how to tap into the productivity of Universal Energy to get more done in less time.  We can easily achieve so much more if our thoughts and energy are in alignment instead of working against each other. Read More

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Monday Morning Mindset


Monday morning is a great opportunity to reflect on what you want to achieve and how you want to feel by the end of the week .  To help everything come together easily for you, take a moment to also make sure your thoughts are focused on what you want instead of what you don’t want to experience. 

If you are thinking about the lack of … time – money – people – cooperation – resources … or if you are thinking that your week and work will be difficult and stressful, then you are thinking about what you don’t want.  Read More

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A Workplace Gratitude Model – The Dialog Mile


A Workplace Gratitude Model – The Dialog Mile

Through scientific research, case studies, and personal experience, we know that happiness and gratitude in the workplace significantly improve the overall performance of the organization and the general well-being of its employees.  Now it’s time for employers to integrate this knowledge into the culture and day-to-day practices of their organizations.

As I consider how we can better infuse gratitude into the workplace, I recall a wonderful workplace program that I had the pleasure of facilitating a few years back when I was the Director of HR for the Dialog Corporation.

When I joined Dialog, it was a mash-up of haphazardly integrated organizations, cultures and systems.  Employees in every department felt misunderstood, under-valued, under-utilized and unappreciated.  Even though we had a lot of talented people who wanted to do good work and provide great service, quality and efficiency were very low and the morale even lower.

One afternoon, a group of about ten employees (representing all of the departments) and one manager approached me about developing Read More

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3 Thought Tweaks for Easier Manifesting in 2016


Knowing how to manifest and thinking the thoughts that make manifesting fun and easy are two very different things.  

The basic manifestation process is:

  1. Be as clear and specific as possible about what you want. “Begin with the end in mind,” as Stephen Covey puts it.  This gives you direction.
  2. Know why you want it. Know the essence of what you want to create and what that feels like.  This provides you with the motivation to take action.
  3. Believe that you can achieve your desire. This aligns you with your desire.  If you do not believe, you will not achieve…period.
  4. Trust that each step to your goal will unfold at the right time. This keeps you open to receive your next step.
  5. Take inspired action as each next step reveals itself. This gives you momentum and makes the journey fun.

Knowing this process is a good place to start, but unless your thoughts are in alignment with what you’re wanting, your journey is going to be difficult at best.  So here are 3 simple “thought tweaks” that will help you reach your goal more easily and have a lot of fun along the way: Read More

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Life Doesn’t Have to be Perfect to be Awesome!


I thought about naming this article, “Can I Get a Do-Over for 2015?”  That was the first thought I had when I began thinking about what I want for 2016 and realized that the “list” was basically what I wanted for 2015.

We create our own reality through our thoughts, intentions and inspired actions, so I fully expected to easily achieve my goals.  Along the way, however, the road got quite rocky.  I won’t bore you with the details, but long story short…by the second half of 2015 an old back injury became so painful (9+ on a 10-point scale) that it significantly reduced my level of engagement and activity in every aspect of my life.

Most people know me as typically being very positive and hopeful, but this pain caused me to experience a lot of unwanted negativity:

  1. I was often irritable;
  2. I got annoyed and angry at the lack of responsiveness in my body;
  3. I was frustrated that I couldn’t “heal myself” through exercises, yoga and meditation;
  4. I was frustrated that my back and pain were distracting me from my business;
  5. I felt powerless at times;
  6. I allowed myself to get disconnected from the outside world.

I did not want this negativity to attract other similar experiences, so I found ways to relieve the pain temporarily so that I could focus on thinking more positive thoughts.  Read More

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It is Easier to Change My Diet than My Thoughts!


A healthy body is all about thought alignment.  If you don’t have the body you desire, it is because your thoughts are aligned with what you do NOT want rather than what you do want.  For instance, you may believe that in order to have a healthy, fit body you must eat only certain foods, monitor or restrict what you eat and work out to specific routines or for a certain amount of time.  Over time, however, you have been unable to integrate these changes into your day-to-day life and so you have the body you would EXPECT for someone who does not diet and exercise appropriately.  Your current physical state is because you BELIEVE you must do certain things to achieve balance with your natural health and well-being.  You BELIEVE that health and well-being are conditional…and in this example the conditions are diet and exercise. 

How do you explain then all those fit and trim individuals (like my son and my husband) who do not diet or exercise?  They eat what they enjoy and they do with their bodies also whatever they enjoy. Read More

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Workplace Vibes


Thoughts that produce positive emotions emit high vibrations; thoughts that produce negative emotions emit low vibrations and make work a whole lot harder than it has to be.  As energy, our thoughts produce vibrations that go out into the Universe – the workplace, the organization, the marketplace, the community – and attract more of the same or similar experiences back to us.  Like attracts like and thus “what is” tends to continue to be.  This the reason that for some, the better it gets the better it gets while others stay stuck on that proverbial hamster wheel with never enough of what is needed most.

What’s your workplace vibe?  Do you think it is affecting the individuals associated with your business and your organization’s overall performance?  You can tell what your workplace vibe is by how it feels and by what’s going on in your workplace.  Take a look at just a few examples of high and low vibrations at work… Read More

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A Law of Attraction Prescription for Social Change


My latest article, which was published in the Expert Speakers’ monthly newsletter.  Something that I feel very strongly about…

A Law of Attraction Prescription for Social Change – vitalink | vitalink.

Using Ferguson, New York, Boston and Baltimore Events to Create a New Reality

By Karin Cross

Every experience in life is an opportunity to better define what is wanted for the future. From the perspective of right now, do you want more of the same or do you want something different? If you want more of the same, do nothing and continue to focus on what is. If you want something different, however, then your thoughts and actions must shift to reflect the change that is wanted. Creating a different experience is simply a matter of making a choice and lining up your thoughts and actions with this choice. This is the Law of Attraction at work – what you focus upon expands.

Recent events in Ferguson, New York, Boston and now Baltimore present all of us with the opportunity to look at what is and decide whether we want more of the same or something different.   If we want more of the same – fear, anger, frustration, powerlessness, loss – then we simply need to keep doing what we’re doing and continue to focus on what is – the details of each event, blame and the past. This is typically how we tend to respond – unconscious, reactionary and totally focused on the negative – and thus the reason that social change takes so long. Read More

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