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A Clean Start and A Fine Finish to 2014

In Abundance, Career, Destiny, Goals, Hope, Prosperity, Transformation, Uncategorized, Vision, Vision Boards on 2014/10/15 at 5:42 am
Clean Start. Fine Finish.

Spruce Up Your Point of Attraction!

I’ve been away for business travel, paired with some personal fun. Destination – France. Now I’m back, and I’ve returned just in time for autumn, one of my favorite seasons of the year. This is often my most productive and creative season.  It’s taking a few days to adjust to the time zone, so I am up and running at 4AM.  This gives me time to reconnect with my blog and business.

If you’re feeling stalled out or disconnected, relax. As I often say, every day offers a chance to begin again. I recieved this “Abraham” quote over the weekend and I have been reflecting on it since it arrived in my Inbox. If you need a clean start, this concept may click for you: “Your deliberate effort to tell a new story will establish a new pattern of thought, providing you with a new point of attraction from your present, about your past, and into your future. The simple effort of looking for positive aspects will set a new vibrational tone that will begin the immediate attraction of thoughts, people, circumstances, and things that are pleasing to you.” —Abraham (Excerpted from the workshop: Money and the Law of Attraction on August 31, 2008).

With two productive months ahead of you to gain traction on personal or professional goals, perhaps it’s time for you to  create a Vision Board, It will help you tell a new story. As Abraham notes, it will provide a new point of attraction for you.

Knowing that holidays are approaching and that the days are getting shorter if you live in the northern hemisphere, focus on creating a Vision Board that can serve as a fine finish to 2014,  and serve as a springboard into 2015.

  • List three changes you can make in 60 days.Keep the list simple. Ideas for success:
    • An 80/20 diet (80% healthy foods – allowing for 20% indulgence for the holidays).
    • Clean out an area of your home, set it up as your serenity space and begin a 20 minute per day practice of centeredness
    • Walk 3 miles four days a week
    • Create a budget outline for 2015
    • Begin a composting or recycling regimen
  • Using a picture frame, cut a piece of foam board to a size that fits into the frame. Then, select pictures, phrases, cartoons and textiles that relate to your list of changes. Paste them on your board, and place it in a frame. Your vision is now a piece of art. It’s an external expression of what you want to attract into your life through the end of the year.

This is a simple process, but it can serve as a powerful catalyst and motivator for you to have a fine finish to 2014.

If you like these concepts, visit tessdenton.com. This is a great time of year to begin your planning for 2015. Here you’ll find both my book, “Building A Powerful Vision Board” and my 2015 Planner, which will take you on a one year journey to creating a life you love!

As always, I welcome your comments and make it a great week :).

 

~ Tess

Copyright 2014, Destiny Rising and tessdenton.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time to Rise and Really Shine!!!

In Abundance, Career, Goals, Hope, Prosperity, Transformation, Uncategorized, Vision, Vision Boards on 2014/02/24 at 9:30 pm
Tick-Tock!

Tick-Tock!

When we are very young, most of us live in a world of wonder, discovery, and make-believe. As we move into school and take our place in society, we are encouraged to be realistic and to make sensible choices in order to be successful. I have been fortunate to maintain my connection to creativity and imagination for most of my life.

Following my dream and staying connected with my creative source was the obvious choice, albeit financially risky. What I learned about myself, life, and the reward of living a life I loved was extraordinary.

Yesterday, I hosted  Building A Powerful Life in 5 Minutes or Less on BlogTalk Radio. Sticking to 5 minutes doesn’t always happen, but the point of the segment is to help you change your thinking and direction with just a bit of attention each day.

Yesterday’ episode was: Awaken The Dreamer Within (Click Here) . It is part of our February’s theme, “Zeroing in on Clarity To Help You Create A Life You Love”.

Enjoy the show!

I welcome your comments, and as always – Make it a great week.

~ Tess

Copyright 2014

Destiny Rising, LLC

In Abundance, Career, Destiny, Goals, Hope, Prosperity, Transformation, Uncategorized, Vision, Vision Boards on 2014/02/06 at 12:28 pm
Center Yourself in Peace

Center Yourself in Peace

Cathy Huffman is my guest on my BlogTalk Radio segment, “Building A Powerful Life in 5 Minutes or Less”. Click here to listen!

Cathy shares tips for achieving Peace in just 5 minutes. When you’ve regained your sense of Peace, your can get back to creating a life you love.

Enjoy the show, and as always, make it a great week.

~ Tess

Copyright 2014

Destiny Rising, LLC

Blog Talk Radio: Building A Powerful Vision for 2014

In Abundance, Career, Destiny, Goals, Hope, Prosperity, Transformation, Uncategorized, Vision, Vision Boards on 2014/01/26 at 2:35 pm
Tune-in for a Tune-up!

Tune-in for a Tune-up!

I’ve just launched the new season on BlogTalk Radio: Building a Powerful Vision for 2014. Click here to listen to the episode.

Each month, we’ll be focusing on one key benefit of Building A Powerful Vision: Clarity, Hope, Confidence, Momentum and Happiness.

I’ll have special guests joining me here on the my blog and on air all through the season to share inspiration and practical advice. Enjoy!

As always, make it a great week.

~ Tess

To find all of the tools I use to help people build their powerful vision, visit www.tessdenton.com. The site is a gateway to Pinterest, books, planners, podcasts and one-on-one mentoring, all designed to help you create a life you love.

Copyright 2014

Destiny Rising, LLC

Change and Transformation – Elements of Success

In Abundance, Career, Coaching, Destiny, Goals, Mentoring, Prosperity, Success, Transformation, Uncategorized, Vision, Vision Boards on 2012/10/27 at 1:29 pm

I came across two very powerful phrases while at a business retreat last week: Change is doing things differently. Transformation is being differently.

The “change” statement  refers to activity or behavior and is something that can generally be outwardly measured.  The “transformation” statement refers to an internal shift and may not be visible to the naked eye, yet it is palpable – not only to the individual is being different, but to those around them.

Have you ever seen someone after weeks or months of being separated, and notice they are somehow different when next you meet?  In trying to pinpoint he change, we tend to work from the outside in. We begin by taking note of possible changes in surface elements, such as appearance. We slowly work our way inside – to the essence  or the aura, or the way the individual carries herself. While changes to our shell, our appearance are most evident, change in our attitude and demeanor are equally noticeable.

There are three key types of change:

  • Developmental Change
  • Transitional Change
  • Transformational Change

Developmental changes are those you make to improve procedures or activities that will complement your current lifestyle. Think of your exercise program. If you want to improve your upper body muscle tone, you add weight conditioning to your workout. Simple examples: If you think about diet, if you want change the percentage of your diet that is made up of an additional 25% raw foods, add a salad at two meals daily. Development changes generally cause little stress and distress.  In professional settings: Learning new skills that will improve your performance or prepare you for promotion are good examples of developmental change.

Transitional changes are those you make to replace existing approaches or activities with new ones. A replacement example: use olive oil rather than butter in cooking. Eat celery and carrots rather than potato chips. You’ll retain the enjoyment of something crunchy, but it will be a healthy change.   Instead of sitting down and eating ice cream each evening right after dinner, take a twenty-minute walk and reward yourself with a cup of tea.  You’ll be changing you diet and your lifestyle.  In professional settings: If your company has become part of another organization, learning a new software system or learning how a new supervisor wants reports and information communicated are examples of transitional change.

Transformational changes are those you make to completely reshape your life. It is this level of change in which we create sustainable momentum toward getting the life we want. When you’ve achieved transformational change, you have grown, you have stretched, and you will not be reverting to your former way of looking at or approaching life. It is at this level that people often develop the ability to take the long view on life and business, on action and consequence.

Many people arrive at the threshold of transformational change after attempts to transform their lives through changes in surroundings, friends and activities, with little significant result. They discover that a quick fix will not fundamentally change your life. They discover that  transformational change is a journey, not an activity.

Awakening to your transformational journey is refreshing. It’s like opening the windows and doors to let the fresh air circulate through your house after a long winter.

I am in the midst of some self-reflection and examination. I’ve spent the past year and a half “reinventing” my professional focus. I can tell you what I’m doing differently, but that is all information about what has changed on two levels: My business activities and my lifestyle activities (travel, workout, diet). It’s time for me to pinpoint fundamental changes in my way of being to determine whether I’ve just been on a whirlwind trip or if I am on a journey – a path toward transformational change.

If you are asking yourself similar questions, I have three books I’d like to recommend. The first two were published a number of years ago. The books are: The Four Agreements (Don Miguel Ruiz), Women Who Run with the Wolves (Clarissa Pinkola Estes) [2 of my sisters just returned from a 5-day retreat with Clarissa and simply raved about her insight and authenticity), and my own book Building A Powerful Vision Board: A Path To Achieving Your Goals and What You Want In Life [This book leads you through a process of clarification, creation and action to advance on your path to fulfilling your personal/professional goals].

I’m enjoying my journey and making plans to focus on the transformation and not just the action elements of my life in 2013.

As always, I welcome your comments, and make it a great week.

~ Tess

Copyright 2012, Destiny Rising, LLC.

This Week: What Inspires and Moves You?

In Uncategorized on 2012/09/08 at 2:20 pm

This is the Optimist Creed

A Blogger’s call to action… “Energy Response System” – Pinterest

On an amazingly perfect late summer Saturday, I am indulging in some time on Pinterest. On my boards, I am asking questions: “What Makes You Happy?”, “What’s Your Picture of Success?”, “What does HOPE look like to you?”, and other such questions. I notice that I my blog posts receive a comment here and there. I want more! Specifically,  I’d like to get a dialogue started with a broader audience. So, I am performing a test of my own”Energy Broadcast System” – Pinterest. If you are signed up for Pinterest, this call to action is is especially for you. Head to my Pinterest site, browse my boards and comment on boards, quotes, thoughts and questions. This is a new experiment. I want to see if Pinterest is a good forum for dialogue. If you like what you see, please share this post or my site with your friends.

Here you go! Tess’ Pinterest site:  https://pinterest.com/DRTessDenton/

Make it a great week!

~ Tess

Copyright 2012

Destiny Rising, LLC

http://www.tessdenton.com

http://www.destinyrising.com

Secret Agent Plan!

In Uncategorized on 2010/06/08 at 11:31 pm

Who doesn’t like a good spy film or novel? If you’re like me, you’d love to be a secret agent. It appears to have lots of mystery, intrigue and excitement built into the lifestyle.

Here’s your opportunity: While you are busy being all things to all people, you can create a business plan that can sit innocently on your desk or be posted on your wall that can work as your secret agent  in the background. Who would know that the collage of pictures can only be deciphered by you, and that it’s your powerful weapon for success?

Similar to a monthly calendar, you can have a refreshed monthly vision board/plan in front of you for the 40,50 or 70 hours a week that you’re working. If you are a road warrior, keep your agent in your planner or portfolio.  Investing a few hours each month in the creation of a visual plan for where you want to go within your company or where you’d like to see your company positioned, you may be amazed by how much ground you can cover in very little time.

Creating your secret agent plan is quite easy:

•    Make a list of what you’d like to have more or less of in your life one year from today.
•    Page through magazines or head to the internet to find some public domain photos that capture the essence of what you’d like to see in your life.
•    Put a timeframe on the changes you’d like to see. 30, 90, 180, 260. Group the pictures accordingly.
•    Choose a poster board that will give you room enough to post your pictures, and then group by timeframe and secure them on your board. You might also find numbers to correspond with your timeframes..
•    Take digital photos of your board, and strategically place them in three places:
➢    In an 8.5 X 11 frame for your desk
➢    As a screen saver or background for your computer
➢    As the background on your cell phone
•    Set a monthly appointment in your calendar to repeat the exercise. Stick to the appointment.

You’ll be amazed in just a few months at the progress you’re making. You’ll also have a great record of what you were thinking month by month when you look back.

And the best part… You are your own secret agent of change.

– Tess

Copyright 2010 Destiny Rising, LLC

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