As we approach mid-summer, we can re- create new plans and expectations for our lives. Here a few powerful tips on how to unleash all that you are capable of so that you can ensure happiness and success during these hot and steamy days whether you are changing careers or looking for a job, relocating, or entering or leaving a relationship.

1. Know and Honor Your Values

A fulfilling life is one in which the most important beliefs and values you have are honored each and every day of your life. Your values are already there inside of you. When your values are expressed, life feels more fulfilling. It’s important to recognize the connection between the values you possess and the choices you make in your life. Those choices are filled with positive potential for you when your values are honored.

2. Move Past Your Limiting Beliefs

Self-limiting beliefs are those things you believe about yourself that place limitations on your abilities. They may be conscious or unconscious. Limitations are actually a part of the mind. In reality we have no limitations. Determination always finds a way around obstacles. Henry Ford once said, “If you think you can, or if you think you can’t – you’re right!” It all depends on what you believe about yourself. Unless you begin recognizing your own limiting beliefs and choose not to accept them, they will cause you to fail. When you align the true core of who you are with your goals, you can tap into your fullest potential.

3. Take on Successful Strategies

Success leaves an abundance of clues in its wake. Identify someone who is successful in the same things you want then model what they are doing. What you want could be a great business, relationship or a fit body. Remember, they aren’t lucky; they just have strategies that work.

4. Intensify Your Will Power

Willpower is the ability to exert one’s will over one’s actions. Willpower manifests as inner firmness, decisiveness, determination, resolution and persistence. It’s inevitable that life will hit us with some sort of crushing blow. If you face it head on, it will give you the psychological strength. View it as a gift and find a way to use it.

5. Give to Get

The meaning of our lives is shaped by what we give, not what we get. Many people want to get before they give. Over the long haul, this outlook never works. Instead, focus on creating value for others because when you do this, you will get a return that far exceeds your investment.

Curt Canada is an Executive ,Leadership, Career,and Life Coach at FindingYourZenith in Washington DC.

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Are You Being Tested?

February 27, 2009

Surprisingly enough, if you really want something to happen then it will. It’s absolutely reversible from what you don’t want. I have an exam  that’s coming up in about three weeks in which after four attempts I actually believe without a doubt that I will pass this test. I know exactly what you’re thinking, “He studied this time.” Yes I did and you know what, it may make the difference this time. Finally, I have figured it all out. Success is spelled s-u-c-c-e-s-s not  f-a-i-l-u-r-e.  Why did it take so long ?  Can you see me throwing all the study guides and notes into the garbage  once and for all.  I  may have solved a lingering question as to why I haven’t heard a word from my audience. I ‘m going to make another affirmation. President Obama will  gain the support from both Republicans and Democrats this year!  Don’t  even go there. I said nothing about 2010!  Let’s try something new, something different.  Leave a comment  or an observation about this post.  If  I’m impressed or moved you will receive One -90 minute coaching session and a personality assessment (free)!  This is the season for giving!  Leave comments here and forward a duplicate comment with your email address to findingyourzenith@gmail .com    (Offer expires March 1, 2009)

Curt Canada MSW – Personal Growth Coach at Finding Your Zenith in Washington DC. Curt holds a Masters in Social Work and a Masters in Teaching from The University of Iowa and the American University.