Destiny's calling – it's time to answer! / / Sandy Walker, Freedom Coach

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Are you really in control?

Take a minute and quickly list 5 things you are in complete control of in your life. No, really – just do it. What comes to mind?

My job – are you in control of how much money you make? who you work with? the amount of time you spend working? whether or not you work there?

My time – did you control what time you got up this morning? how much time you spent in traffic? whether or not you took time to brush your teeth?

My family – are you in control of the choices your children make? how about your spouse’s actions? your parents, siblings or in-laws’ behavior?

The reason I am asking you to list things over which you have complete control is to help you see that VERY LITTLE is really under your control. This is actually GOOD news! Why? Because you are not responsible for things over which you have no control. Did you know that? It makes sense when you think about it. You can only be held responsible for things over which you have control.

Why do we spend so much time worrying about things over which we don’t have control?

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Action step: You can reduce your stress significantly by asking yourself this question whenever you find yourself worrying or thinking about something over and over: What do I actually have control over in this situation? Then focus on the choices YOU can make – the ones you have control over. The rest of it – let it GO! Worrying saps your mental and emotional strength. Focusing on what you CAN control is empowering and gives you peace.

Here are some things you can control:

  • how you use your free time
  • what you allow your mind to focus on
  • how you respond to others
  • the words that come out of your mouth
  • your attitude (yes, that’s a choice, believe it or not)
  • your values and how that drives your behavior

Many of my clients experience a significant shift in their level of stress when they practice this little exercise regularly. Stop and assess each situation and then choose to put your energy where it can best be used – on YOU.

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Be at peace: Your ♥ will thank you

Q33 Stop Striving

STOP STRIVING! Be at peace: Your heart will thank you!

Open Up! ♥

Q29 Open UP

What the mind can conceive, the heart can receive … Open Up! – Sandy Walker

Did you know that if you cannot conceive of something, then it is virtually impossible to receive it?

I have often heard people say in reference to someone else’s good fortune, “That could never happen to me!” And you know what? It won’t. They cannot imagine something that good happening for them – therefore, it is not likely to happen.

Your expectation really does affect what comes into your life.

So if you are wishing you had ____________ in your life (fill in the blank), then start imagining what life would be like if you had it. How would you FEEL if you had that thing (i.e. that job, that kind of person in your life, etc.)? How would life be different? How would it affect your behavior, your thoughts, your emotions? Do a little daydreaming here – in fact, do it every day.

Thinking like this will shift the way you think and what you start looking for. You’ll make decisions based on your expectations. This will open doors for you – new things will start happening in your life. You’ll get direction and you’ll recognize it because you’ve been daydreaming about what life could be like.

Try it – then let me know what happens. Because if you don’t, it never will. 🙂

Open Up! ♥

Q18 Open UP2

What the mind can conceive, the heart can receive … Open Up! – Sandy Walker

It has been my experience that it’s nearly impossible for you to receive something into your life if you cannot conceive doing so. I hear people say, when speaking of something positive, “Oh, that would never happen to me!” When they hear of someone else’s good fortune or door of opportunity, they ask, “How come that never happens to me?”

Can you imagine something good coming your way or do you often see only the negative view of life? Do you anticipate good things happening for you? When you begin to expect good, guess what? You start noticing all the good things that DO happen in your life. This increases your positive expectation (it gives you more faith) that more good things will come your way and it tends to become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

There seems to be a principle of life that your heart can receive only what your mind is willing to conceive – to accept, to believe and to expect.

Change your expectations, shift your thinking and you’ll be amazed what happens next! Try it and let me know what happens! ♥

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