Archive for December 2010

Believe

December 29, 2010
BELIEVE

Before this year ends I want to urge you to truly believe in what the New Year has to offer. Not only do I want you to believe I want you to be ready to take action!

The following is an excerpt from Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach

First we have to believe, and then we believe. ~G. C. Lightenberg

As the season of Believing seems to wind down for the rest of the world, please let me gently make something very clear. Many dreams still wait in the wings. Many aspirations are just within our grasp if we keep stretching. Many hungers need nourishment. Many yearnings must be acknowledged so that they can be fulfilled. Many authentic sparks must be fanned before Passion performs her perfect work in you. Throw another log on the fire.
This is not the day you quit.
This is not the day you cry.
This is the day you stare down every naysayer in your life who doesn’t get it yet. Because You do. Finally. And now you know that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

This is the day you shout, “I Believe!” Keep on shouting it until you’re hoarse. No more muttering under your breath.

So keep on believing that you have the passion, intelligence, brilliance, creativity, wisdom, clarity, depth, and savvy to find that quiet center of solace, serenity, and strength necessary to create and sustain an authentic life. Every day is the prayer. An authentic life is the most person form of worship. When you start believing, you’ll discover that all things are really possible.

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ABOUT KAREN: Karen, is a Creative Career Expert and owner of Give Yourself Power. She has helped others find their true calling to work at what they love and love what they do. She love it when the light bulb goes off for a client when they realize that with hard work, belief, and the willingness to do their part they CAN do what they love and make an income from it!

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Merry Christamas

December 22, 2010
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In lieu of a typical blog this week, I’m sending out Christmas Cheer and Wishes. I want to wish you all a Wonderfully, Blessed, Joyous, Fun, Full of Laughter Christmas this year. Take this time to enjoy your friends, family and love ones. Allow yourself time to rest, relax, and regroup. Enjoy all your holiday traditions or start new ones and let the season surround you with Warmth, Peace, Happiness, and Love.

Merry Christmas from Me to You,

Karen Washington-Heck
Owner – Give Yourself Power

Never throw out Anyone, including Yourself!

December 15, 2010

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. ~ Audrey Hepburn

I want to add to the end of Miss Hepburn’s quote, including yourself. When we are in that limbo stage of staying where we are or taking that step forward into the unknown we tend to forget about ourselves and only think about everything and everyone else. When you start your new business or you’re looking for ways to increase your client base don’t forget that you also have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; so never throw “yourself” out, by putting yourself on the back burner. Take care of yourself as you’re putting in those long hours of building your business, getting ready for the holidays and all that that brings into your life! There’s a Haitian Proverb that says “Beyond the mountains there are mountains again,” so you have to continue through the process by taking a step back, breath, look at the progress you’ve already accomplished, the goals you’ve already achieved, and pat yourself on the back for a job well done so far. If you burned out then you will not be any good to your clients, your business, your family, or yourself, and those mountains that won’t go away will seem too hard to climb so you will hit that proverbial wall and do nothing.

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Do you know of any veterans who have recently re-entered the civilian world or have a military loved one getting ready to transition into civilian life? If so, buy them a great Christmas gift and a New Year filled with living their passion by offering our services at http://www.giveyourselfpower.com. As a veteran and retired military SSgt, I understand the unique situation veterans who have been out and still looking for the right fit for themselves and military personnel face when they leave the military deciding on what it is they truly want to do now that they are separating or retiring.

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ABOUT KAREN: Karen, is a Creative Career Expert and owner of Give Yourself Power. She has helped others find their true calling to work at what they love and love what they do. She love it when the light bulb goes off for a client when they realize that with hard work, belief, and the willingness to do their part they CAN do what they love and make an income from it!

If you’re serious about laying the foundation to starting your own business go towww.giveyourselfpower.com/contact.html to sign up for your free 15 minute intake.

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Do You Know Your Own STRENGTH?

December 1, 2010
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As Whitney Houston made her come back last year one of the songs on her new album is called – I Didn’t Know My Own Strength. As I was listening and reading these words, I realized that there have been times, even now, that I don’t know my own STRENGTH. As I recognized this I also realized if I don’t always know my own STRENGTH, then, that means some of my own readers don’t know their own STRENGTH either!

Not just in life, but in business also, we are a strong and resilient people! Strong means – able to bear or endure, able to withstand stress or violence: not easily broken or injured, having or exhibiting moral or intellectual force, endurance, or vigor, and effective or efficient especially in a particular direction: able to accomplish a result. Resilient means – to jump back, rebound, capable of withstanding shock without permanent deformation or rupture, moving swiftly back, and tending to regain strength or high spirits after weakness or depression.

You can carry out whatever it is you set your mind to if you can just recognize your own STRENGTH, take that all important first step and action, and not allow yourself to lose sight of your passion and dreams. Every time I acknowledge, accept, and believe in my own STRENGTH I accomplish more than I thought I ever could. You can too. God gives us all that we need to move forward, make great and powerful things happen if we just believe in “ALL” that He has given us within!

I’m not saying that the road will always be easy, but I am saying that if you fall you can get back up and start again. As Whitney says in her song “I’m was not built to break”  and neither or you! Enjoy her video from YouTube – Whitney Houston – I Didn’t Know My Own Strength and allow the words to truly sink into you and your spirit and see what you’ll be able to do before the end of this year and in next year, both in your business and personally! I challenge you to just take that first step towards your goals, dreams, and passion – Do it for you, you deserve it.

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ABOUT KAREN: Karen, is a Creative Career Expert and owner of Give Yourself Power. She has helped others find their true calling to work at what they love and love what they do. She love it when the light bulb goes off for a client when they realize that with hard work, belief, and the willingness to do their part they CAN do what they love and make an income from it!

If you’re serious about laying the foundation to starting your own business go towww.giveyourselfpower.com/contact.html to sign up for your free 15 minute intake.

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