Posted on September 19th, 2014 by CarrieCharles
Are you worried that it may not work out? That the risk is too high? Or that you just aren’t ready?
We don’t take enough chances in life. We have dreams, desires and wishes that die inside us. The truth is that we have everything we need right now to achieve our wildest dreams. All we need to do is make a plan and take action. But we don’t do it. We don’t cross that line between where we are now and where we want to be.
What stops us from taking that chance? In order to get what we’ve never gotten we must do what we’ve never done. That means venturing outside of our comfy zone and doing things that make us feel uneasy.
We want security. We like knowing what’s going to happen, even if it’s not our ideal situation. A regular paycheck feels good. A relationship that isn’t working is better than no relationship at all. Our desire for certainty makes us feel safe, but it also kills our dreams.… Read the rest
Posted on September 7th, 2014 by CarrieCharles
You start something new. You’re excited and the ideas are flowing. You get right to work and doors begin to open. Great things start to happen. You wake up in the middle of the night with ideas. You can’t wait to get out of bed in the morning to put them into action.
Then BAM! You hit a wall. Everything stops flowing. Things become harder and more complicated. There are obstacles. The learning curve is bigger than you thought. You see other people further ahead of you. You get tired. You have flashing thoughts of doing something different. Then you lose momentum and motivation.
Is this a sign to stop and go in a different direction? Is it time to reconsider your passion?
No, it is simply the natural cycle of success.… Read the rest
Posted on July 21st, 2014 by CarrieCharles
I got a call from a client today who was worrying and obsessing over a problem. Her mind was racing with the worst possible scenarios. She called me so I could replace the bad thoughts with good ones and she would feel better. I typed her name into my computer, found her file and hit enter. Instantly her thoughts changed from bad to good.
Seriously, I wish it were that simple!! We all have thoughts that we wish would vanish forever. But the truth is that negative thoughts have an important job. Sometimes they do positive things for us.
If we thought positive all the time, we would be absent from reality. While it’s nice to look at the bright side, it is crucial to recognize and prepare for the obstacles too.… Read the rest
Posted on June 30th, 2014 by CarrieCharles
My son is a high school pitcher with aspirations to play professional baseball. At the beginning of the spring season, he developed an intense fear of failure. His drive for perfection caused him to lose his technique and his confidence. This couldn’t have come at a worse time because in high school you only have a few short seasons to get noticed by colleges and his season was a disaster.
I immediately began training him on how to harness the power of his mind. We used hypnosis, NLP strategies and mental toughness techniques to retrain his brain. I told him that something great was going to come out of this if he did this one thing. He had to have a positive attitude about the bad experience. He agreed.… Read the rest