There is just one thing that makes your dreams impossible

Uncategorized Mar 25, 2020

 

We often have all these excuses why we can't follow our dreams. We blame the economy, our family, our background — and even our Facebook friends!

Yes, I'm not kidding. Even our Facebook friends.

 

You see, it's so much safer for us to be where we are right now than doing what it takes to make our dreams possible.

Why? It's human nature.

We want to be in the normal. In our safe spot. 

If we had just opened our eyes, we could see the big picture. Then we would see that it's just one thing that makes our dreams impossible.

And that one thing is our fear of failure

 

 

We are so afraid of failure that we come up with all these excuses, ending up back at the starting point. And it is our fears that are talking when we blame all the other factors, like the economy, our even our Facebook friends.

I blamed my Facebook friends. It's true! I did! I said that I couldn't go after my dream because it would confuse them in what my business...

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How to use your MINDSET to change your day

Uncategorized Mar 12, 2020

 

I guess you at some point in your life have started your day just like I have. When everything goes wrong. You are so tired, you just want to stay in your bed for five more minutes. But when you’ve hit the snooze button on your phone for 30 minutes you just have to get out of the bed. You just have to…

 

It was so much better before we got our mobile phones, because it is so easy to just snooze five more minutes. And those five minutes becomes five more, and then….

When you finally get out of your bed you spill toothpaste on your shirt, and you get more and more grumpy. And your day just keeps going in a bad direction. It’s like someone threw a curse at you.

What if you had started your day with a smile, stretching your body like a little baby, getting out of the bed at a speed that is preferable an early morning? What if? I can almost say for certain that your day would have turned out so much better. Without all these bad things happening...

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What if your daydream came true?

Uncategorized Mar 06, 2020

 

Yes......What if it your daydream came true — let’s say within a year, within 5 months or even just within 3 months?

 

Hmmm.. you might be thinking: "No way! Not within a year! And definitely not within 5 months! And 3 months? Karine, are you crazy?"

Maybe you're thinking: "I have no clue what to do next, where to start, I have a ton of fears, I don’t have some specific skills".... yes... and the list just keeps going.

But this crazy Norwegian woman (meee) is here to tell you that your daydream CAN come true! It can! I know it can!

You see...

Mine did! Even if I had all those hairy scary obstacles... 
From suffering from PTSD, to a huge mortgage on our home. I had a good paying job as a fire chief... You know.. Things that could have held me back, if...listen: IF I hadn't been daydreaming.

 



I daydreamed of being my own boss, where I would wake up every morning looking forward to a new day. Where I could do something that inspired me,...

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Your Mindset is Shaping Your Results

Uncategorized Feb 19, 2020

 

Whether you think you can, or think you can not — you are right. A famous quote by Henry Ford. A quote you should have in your mind every second of your day.

 

Your thoughts create your results. It's that easy. Nothing more, and nothing less.

How often have you told yourself that you can't? And then didn't go through with it? I guess it has happened, right? And not only one time either.

It sure has happened to me. More than once. 

You see,
Having thoughts like these makes you not go all in. You are slow walking instead of giving it your everything. Because you think you can not.

 

"I'll try"

Stop using the phrase "I'll try".
Using this phrase is like showing yourself and those around you that you really do not want to get to the finish line. 
Tell me... If I told you that you had just won 1 billion dollars and asked you to come and get your prize — would you have answered me with the phrase, "I'll try..."? I guess not....

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I want to quit my job!

Uncategorized Feb 09, 2020

How often have you said those words the last year? You want a new career, but have no clue where to start or what to do.

 

I know the feeling. "Been there, done that".

I was thinking, wondering, and had a lot of fears. I did not know the steps I could take, nor when to take them.

I needed one thing: I needed clarity.

I needed to know what I could do, if it was something that would be achievable — for me, and for my family.

I was going around in circles.

Then, one day, I said to myself: if I EVER come out of this without losing it all, I will help others in my situation.

During the last couple of years, I have had this opportunity. Helping others who now are in a place where I was back then. As well as creating my own business at the same time.

You see, I quit my job back then. I started my own Norwegian company called Einang Safety Consult. A company that is all about fire prevention, leadership training and HSE.

And I made it.

But, there were bumps in...

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Maybe it's something else that makes you want to change your career

Uncategorized Jan 25, 2020

Have you thought of that you wanting to change your career might be a substitute for something else?

You know... It might be! Just like it was for a customer of mine a few months ago.

 

I will not mention my customer's name, what course she participated in — or what her dream was really all about.

What I will share with you is this:

I had been in contact with her for more than a year before she jumped on to one of my courses. I really liked this woman. She was so full of energy, so full of dreams — and she had many of the same values as myself when it came to family, children, hobbies and work.

So when I saw her name in the list of participants on a course I had created, I felt really excited! I could finally work with this woman!

 

 

I also have to admit that I was really curios where she would end up. I knew from we spoke the first time that she wanted to change her career to something totally opposite of what she did when we talked the first time....

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Should I stay or should I go?

Uncategorized Jan 20, 2020

Do you remember this song? "Should I stay or should I go nooooow" ...It was one of the songs on my very first CD back in those days. I heard it over and over again.

Not because the lyrics meant something special to me, but because I though the song was so cool. I felt so cool listening to it. I just really liked it.

 

How should I know that many years later, the same words would go on — over and over in my head. "Should I stay or should I go?" Should I stay in my job, or should I follow this dream I had?
I asked myself this question over and over again. For months and months. 

 

 

I knew what I had. I had a safe income. I had good colleagues. I had a good job. What I didn't know was what I could expect if I quit my job and went all in on my new dream.

What if I didn't make it? What if I had big regrets? What if we went bankrupt? What if? What if?

It was the first thing I thought about when I woke up in the morning. And the last thing I was...

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Let's do some real tough visualization to help you make up your mind!

Uncategorized Jan 05, 2020

 

Let's begin 2020 with a REALLY tough visualization exercise. You have to be honest with yourself. You have to take action as well. Either one way or the other. Are you in?

 

First, I need to say that you can use this exercise on all areas of your life — not just regarding your career. It's just as mind blowing when it comes to your relationships, your health, and other areas of your life.

I use to do this exercise with my clients throughout our coaching and courses. But you can do it yourself as well. Like I said in the beginning: The important thing is that you are honest with yourself and honor your feelings.

Read to the end of this blog post before you start. Then you know what to do next — and why. 

This exercise starts by you closing your eyes, taking three deep breaths — and asking yourself this question:

 

 

"How will I feel if I continue on the path I'm on right now?" 

Hold your eyes closed while you answer...

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How To Plan Your Way Into A New Decade

Uncategorized Dec 30, 2019

 

Earlier this year I wrote a blog post called "Planning is like watering your plants. It's crucial!". That blog post became one of the most popular this whole year! So, I thought that before we end this decade we need to take one step further — and learn how to plan your way into a new decade!

 

Are you ready?

Let's dig into how to plan this new decade. This new time frame. This new beginning!

I need to start this by asking you a crucial question:

Do you have a goal?

Or is it yet just a vague dream? If it's still just a vague dream, let's see how we can make a SMART goal out of it!
(...Those of you who know me, know that I'm a  H U G E  fan of so called SMART goals).

 

 

Let me give you an example that you might recognize when it comes to
a dream VS a goal:

I can say that I want to visit Italy. I have that on my Bucket List. It seems like a beautiful country, with delicious food and beautiful scenery. This is a dream that I have. The minute...

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A big ugly trap called shiny objects

Uncategorized Dec 11, 2019

 

How many times haven’t we read or heard about someone who has had BIG regrets because of something they have done?

They got trapped by something shiny. Something that seemed so fantastic, seemed so over the moon great — so they went all in. Without any goal setting or planning.

They went all in without making the foundation. Without knowing for sure that THIS is "my thing!" This is what I want to do, this is what I can do!

They just started out because it seemed like a quick fix, or something everyone else did (so than it would work for them as well…)

 

…We don’t want you to get there, right? Nope!

Okay… So where do I go from here, you might ask.

You have to be working on your goal. Like: working big time! 

Just to see if it’s reachable. Like if you have a goal of becoming a pilot. Then one of the tasks you have to do is to take a test of your vision, right?

 

 

Let’s say that the eye doctor says...

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