Thursday, July 28, 2016

Rethink Impossible
Rethink Impossible

By Stephanie E. Wilson-Coleman
Author of Be Sure You Dance:  Life’s lessons to make every moment count,
Embracing Life’s Lessons and Is Anybody Listening?  ·

     From my point of view as a writer, a story teller, I believe you write the story of your life, so I want to encourage you to write stories where you are the winner in every scene of your life.   Each of us stands at the apex of a new beginning, a new life.  I envision for you the courage to walk through the door that will engulf you with success bigger than any of us could have imagined; that you have enough faith to believe that if there is no bridge for you to walk across that you will be given wings to fly.  It’s not lonely at the top; it’s crowded at the bottom.
     All too often we like to stay with the safe option, never step outside the box or push the envelope.  This is the time to Re-think the Impossible.
     Often, we believe it is impossible to live our dreams, change our environment or improve our health.  We feel that we are trapped.   What do you do when the problems seem insurmountable;  when it seems that all the doors have been nailed shut?  It’s said that when one door closes God opens another one, but it sure feels like hell in the hallway. What do you do while waiting in the hallway? 
     The definition of impossible is incapable of being or occurring, but if you look at the word impossible, it really says I’m possible.  As we rethink I AM possible.  We are no longer challenged to change a situation; we are challenged to change ourselves. 
Every action we take is the outgrowth of a thought.  We are packed with power, and what we focus on is where the energy flows.  Instead of shying away from that which has never been done, use the most powerful tool available to you, the power of thought, to make the impossible a reality. 
     Most of the time, we choose to do a lot of intense whining – We talk about what is wrong with our lives to people who cannot help us overcome the problem.  If you do not want it to appear in your life, do not talk about it.  Dare to be different.    Decide to believe at least one impossible thing a day.
     We have been given many tools that will change our lives, our environment, our health and anything else we need.   One of these tools is Imagination.  Imagination makes it possible to experience a whole world inside the mind. It gives the ability to look at any situation from a different point of view and enables one to mentally explore the past and the future.  What we imagine with faith and feelings comes into being. It is the power beyond creative visualization, positive thinking, and affirmations.  Your beliefs have a profound impact on your results. The most empowering belief you can have for achieving any goal, and the one which will give you the greatest results is the power of imagination, it is the true nuclear weapon.  It is the eye of the soul.  Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.
    In this moment, allow yourself to be swept away by your imagination.  Give yourself permission to dream beyond what you believe to be possible       
Rethink Impossible
  Remember, life is too short to drink cheap champagne.  Dream Big!  Live the life you have imagined.  

Stephanie lives her inspiration as the founder of The Champagne Connection, Inc. which is dedicated to helping others transform their lives so they may live their dreams. Stephanie is the Host of the television show “A Sip of Inspiration” and author of 3 books. and

Monday, July 11, 2016

When Life Gives You Lemons

When Life Gives Your Lemons

By Stephanie E. Wilson-Coleman
Author of Be Sure You Dance:  Life’s lessons to make every moment count,
Embracing Life’s Lessons and Is Anybody Listening?  •

Several years ago, Dr. Spencer Johnson wrote the book Who Moved My Cheese?  In the book, four characters lived in a maze and every day they were able to find the cheese required for their existence within the maze.  One day they discovered there was no more cheese.  To the mice, the cheese was a source of nourishment and stability.  One of the mice found it difficult to accept this change and remained stuck, without cheese.  When a change occurs, we all receive the same repetitive encouragement.  When one door closes, another door opens.  But while we wait for the other door to open, “it feels like hell in the hallway.” 

We have all learned to set goals and to establish action plans for achieving our goals.  We get comfortable with our accomplishments, our family, our friends and our possessions.  We are so focused on our plan that we forget that change is the only constant in life. Heraclitus, the pre-Socractic Greek philosopher says, “No man ever steps into the same river twice”.  In the face of change, we often hold onto what we have lost instead of celebrating the blessings that are on the horizon.  Success is a journey; it is not a single event.  

     So what do you do while in the hallway? 

Start with Forgiveness

Unforgiveness places an enormous physical burden your body.  In spite of this, most people find it hard to forgive because they define forgiveness as forgetting the offense occurred.  Forgiveness does not require you to forget or overlook the offense.  It only requires that you replace the negative feelings about the offense with positive feelings, thoughts, and behavior.  Scientific studies have proven that forgiveness reduces your stress levels and lengthens your life.  It improves your heart health and immune system.  Make sure the act of forgiveness also includes you.  
I move beyond forgiveness to understanding and I have compassion and kindness for me and for all others.

Visualization is one of the fastest ways to manifest your inner desires; but you must be consistent.  Because of the power of visualization, it is important to decide what you want.  Start right now to use your power of visualization to create the life you want to live.  It is a fact that the brain works naturally with images, so make these images as vivid as possible by adding sound, color and smells.   Do not be afraid to visualize outside of your comfort zone.  Start with where you are and move to where you want to be.  Hold the image of the life you want to create until it feels real, which is the key that you have accepted this.  The positive vibrational energy created connects you to the Universal Higher Power which moves events and circumstances onto your path.  Remember to keep your conversations positive.  Make sure the 23 hours left in your day are in alignment with the hour spent in meditation and visualization. 
“Any lack is a part of the past which I release this moment, opening my mind to prosperity now and in the future.”
Create A Roadmap.

Approximately 88% of all millionaires are self-made and 69% of all billionaires are self-made.  The difference between millionaires and non-millionaires are habits.  The Rockefeller kids were taught a specific pattern for dealing with their money.   Work for all you get; Give away the first 10% to tithe or charity; Pay yourself the next 10%; Live on the rest; Account for every penny.  Millionaires also set HUGE goals.  They know that 97% of those who set goals will achieve them.  How many of these habits are your habits?  Start today to build a bridge between visualization to reality by setting goals.  Set daily, weekly, monthly and yearly goals.  Daily complete 5 things toward you vision.  With each goal, list action steps that you will take. 
I have the power to achieve any goal I desire.
So when life gives you lemons, squeeze them, make highlighter and sell for $20.00 a bottle. 

Remember life is too short to drink cheap champagne.  Dream Big and Life the life you have imagined. 

Stephanie lives her inspiration as the founder of The Champagne Connection, Inc. which is dedicated to helping others transform their lives so they may live their dreams. Stephanie is the Host of the television show “A Sip of Inspiration, author of 3 books,  the creator of the Ignite Your Inner Millionaire Conference.