Posts Tagged ‘Success’

3 + 2 Inspiring Quotes

In Abundance, Career Coaching, Destiny, Goals, Hope, Mentoring, Success, Transformation, Uncategorized, Vision, Vision Boards on 2018/08/07 at 10:22 pm


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Looking for some inspiration? It often comes from outside, and in the best of times, it comes from right inside the personal self.

So, today I’m offering 3 quotes to you, and offering 2 “fill in the blanks” for you to complete.

If you’d like to share your quotes with others, comment on this post! Maybe you’ll be quoted by someone else~

  1. Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.  ~ Babe Ruth.
  2. Love the life you live. Live the life you love. ~ Bob Marley
  3. It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.  ~ Abraham Lincoln
  4. Your Quote Here!_____________________________________________
  5. Your Quote Here!_____________________________________________


Make it a great week 🙂

Tess Denton


Three Good Reasons To Lead a Life of Positive Anticipation

In Abundance, Career, Destiny, Goals, Hope, Prosperity, Transformation, Uncategorized, Vision, Vision Boards on 2014/09/07 at 3:58 pm
Expect Good Things!

Expect Good Things!

… And the three good reasons are:

1. You will ease up on negativity. Media and Social Media are dripping with stories of all that’s wrong in the world today. Stop the insanity!

2. You will begin focusing on possibilities, which improves the probability of good things happening in your life. As Esther Hicks (Abraham- Hicks) says, ” The better it gets, the better it gets!”

3. You will appreciate what’s right in your life, right now. There’s no need to wait for some day to be happy.

I hold a very strong belief that every day is a chance to begin anew – that today may be a day when something great happens. The origin of this belief goes back to a time somewhere around age 12. It was at this age that the words “try-out” and “audition” entered my vocabulary.  My success rate in being selected for red-rover, softball and cheerleading teams was abysmal. In fact, I think that I’m 0 for 20 in that category. Although I was tall, lean and coordinated, I was not athletic. I was more of a song and dance girl.  Once I turned my attention to contests related to the performing arts, my world opened up. Finding a niche suited to my strengths was key to building confidence in my abilities. Along the way, I’ve learned that in order to have great things happen, you have to be brave enough to show up and risk rejection – again and again.

I learned, when working in theater and in sales, that beyond skill and talent, success is “a numbers game”. I have a success niche, and that great things tend to happen more when I’m playing in that zone of strength, than when I am out of my zone. The same is probably true for you. A friend of mine is a casting director in Chicago.  She once explained that in casting a commercial or film, the casting director has a “type” in mind for most roles. They call a talent agency, and ask that actors with a certain look (age, physical features, frame, etc.) and talent be invited to audition.  When you attend enough auditions, you notice that you compete against the same set of actors, over and over again. You show up at each audition, in anticipation that this is the day that something great may happen – you’ll be cast, and your destiny will change. You audition for more roles than you get, but you must show up in anticipation of something great happening each time you’re called.

Regardless of the role in which you are cast, there is the opportunity of something great happening in your life on most days. The definition of GREAT changes over time, just as you do. Great today may mean that you got to spend four hours with your teenage son, and you discovered that the wisdom you’ve been sharing with him for the past sixteen years is taking root. Great today may mean that you found parking spot 50-fee from the train station, allowing you to get to work on time, which rarely happens. Great today may mean that you have been invited to interview for a job you’ve always wanted, and your financial situation is about to change for the better. Great today may mean that you left the dentist without a follow-up appointment to have a tooth filled. Great is anything that takes you to a happy place.

I challenge you to one week of waking up each morning, in anticipation of something great happening in your life. It will inform and transform your day.  Send comments, send feedback. I’d love to hear what unfolds for you.

As always, I welcome your comments. Make it a great week!

~ Tess

Copyright 2014

Destiny Rising


Tune Into “Go Ahead and Get Your Hope On”

In Abundance, Career, Destiny, Goals, Hope, Prosperity, Transformation, Uncategorized, Vision, Vision Boards on 2014/03/16 at 9:20 pm
Hope Fuels Your Fire

Hope Fuels Your Fire

If you’re like me, there are moments in life when it becomes abundantly clear that you want or need something more – more out of life, more from your team, or perhaps more from your relationships. Such “Aha!” moments are an awakening and they can trigger Transformation. 

As your journey to transform begins, you set out on a quest to find people and resources that can help you get from stuck to unstuck, resources that can get you from here to there, and resources that can help you create change that lasts

I am a Future Facilitator. I help people and teams build a powerful vision for life and work and create a plan to get there. My method is Building A Powerful Vision,  and it focuses on  5 key results: Clarity, Hope, Confidence, Momentum, and Happiness. Building A Powerful Life includes 5 key elements: Vision, Belief, Determination, Progress, and Results.

My theme this month is Hope.  In my writing, I define hope as that thing that fuels your fire – the emotional state that promotes your belief in a positive outcome. “Hope” heightens your energy and offers a sense of possibility.  Tune in to today’s episode of Building A Powerful Life in 5 Minutes or Less  for a tune-up and a reminder of the benefits you’ll receive when you Go Ahead and Get Your Hope On!

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

~ Tess


My books are available at  www.buildingapowerfulvisionboard.com and amazon.com

Copyright 2014

Destiny Rising, LLC

“This Year Will Be Different (We say, again and again)”: 6-Steps To Fulfill Your Intentions

In Abundance, Career, Destiny, Goals, Hope, Prosperity, Transformation, Vision, Vision Boards on 2014/01/10 at 1:31 pm
Attention! I have something to say...

Attention! I have something to say…

We are already in the double digits of January! We’ve said farewell to most of our holiday visitors, and we are ready to get down to business. I wrote, recently, that most people do not stick to their New Year’s Resolutions. Even if that is the case, most of us carry our good intentions well into the new year.

If you are not so certain that resolutions are for you, yet you want to live to the intention “This Year Will Be Different” – consider the exercise that I first wrote about last January. It is a method of visualizing that will help strengthen your resolve to create a life you love. The date on the calendar isn’t important. Getting started IS.

In just 6 easy steps,

1: Reflect and Write: Spend about 15 minutes limitless thinking about and what you want to change, do and have in life (or in 2013). Using a blank piece of paper at least 8.5 x 11, write those things down.

2:  Elaborate (The 3rd Degree): Interview yourself about your list. If someone handed your list to you, you would probably be asked to elaborate on his or her ideas. As you take on the interviewer’s perspective, you might ask, “Who will benefit? Why do you want to do that? What will it mean to have that in your life?”

3: Declare Your Intention (Campaign Promises): Announce what you intend to accomplish or attract into your reality. You have done the visioning work- you’ve created an elaborate word picture in the previous two steps.  Now, you can claim it.  Turn your list into a paragraph that announces your intention. Once you have done this, you’re ready to put some incremental goals in place. Post this intention. Keep it nearby. Consider  making a vision board (www.buildingapowerfulvisionboard.com), starting a journey of planning your future (https://www.createspace.com/4472270), or typing up a clean copy of your statement, framing it or using it as the background on your computer or your phone.

4: List some specific goals for the journey to your intended outcome. For example, if your goal is to add $75,000 to your retirement by 2017, now would be a good time to describe the amount you intend to add in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Plan the work and work the plan.

5: Map your journey: Describe how you will get there. List the types of actions and activities you’ll  GET to do (not HAVE to do. Have to do sounds like work. Get to do means learning and expanding) to reach your intended outcome at each phase of your journey.

6:  Hitch up the wagon… we’re heading out! Decide how the first leg of your journey is going to play out. What are the few first steps that you will take and celebrate? Select some steps you can complete this week, and then get out there!

Best of luck with your plan. As always, I welcome your comments, and make it a great week.

~ Tess


Copyright 2014

Destiny Rising, LLC

Strive To Be A Champion (of Others)

In Abundance, Career, Destiny, Goals, Hope, Prosperity, Transformation, Vision, Vision Boards on 2013/12/30 at 8:40 am
Countdown to the New Year!

Countdown to the New Year!

Our early bird countdown to 2014 continues (Today is “2”. I previously included New Year’s Day in my countdown, so we just jumped over “3”).

If you read my posts with regularity, you already know that I follow Sam Parker’s work with GiveMore. Today he sent a list of top 5 lessons from 2013. As always, the messages are inspiring.

Just in time for our New Year’s countdown,  I am sharing a “best of GiveMore” post with you. Yesterday, we focused on appreciation . Today, the message is that a key to making 2014 your Best Year Ever is to be and find a Champion. 

The link below is to a TED talk by Rita Pierson. In Sam Parker’s words, “Remember … Never discount the value of human connection and the importance of the words and thoughts you allow to surround yourself. Both are the beginning of everything. Really.”

Click here to enjoy the TED talk.

That’s it for today.

Make it a great day!

~ Tess

Copyright 2013

Destiny Rising, LLC

Especially For Those With Empty Nest Syndrome

In Uncategorized on 2013/08/21 at 12:00 am
What Now?

What Now?

It’s that season again…”Back to School”. This week, I am posting an article that I wrote a year ago: Especially For Those With Empty Nest Syndrome. I hope that you’ll enjoy it. Perhaps it has more meaning this year than last. If you like what you read and you’re motivated to create your big, bold vision for the future, head over to my  Building A Powerful Vision Board website!

Make it a great week. As always, your comments are welcome


Copyright 2013

Destiny Rising, LLC

Building A Powerful Future through Images and Icons

In Abundance, Career, Coaching, Destiny, Goals, Prosperity, Success, Transformation, Uncategorized, Vision, Vision Boards on 2012/08/20 at 10:37 am

Welcome to  a new addition to my blogging identity.  This blog is titled,  “Building A Powerful Vision”. You’ll find that its posts and themes are associated with my book, “Building A Powerful Vision Board”. I hope you’ll enjoy it and subscribe.

One of the foundations of building and staying connected with your Vision is to connect with your emotions through sights and sounds. More and more people are using Pinterest to share what they love and want in life. To help you begin to clarify your own visit, visit my Pinterest site. The theme is “B.A.P.” – Building A Powerful… Anything.

My Pinterest pages are a gallery of ideas, pictures, videos and quotes you may find inspiring. Join the conversation!!!
My question for you this week is: What kind of a powerful future do you intend to build? What is YOUR destiny? Share it here in comments, or add your thoughts/comments to my Pinterest pages.
Make it a great week.

~ Tess

Copyright 2012

Destiny Rising, LLC

Author, “Building A Powerful Vision Board: A Path To Achieving Your Goals and What You Want in Life”

Author, http://yourdestinyrising.wordpress.com

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