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A Wise Woman Once Said…

In Abundance, Career, Destiny, Goals, Hope, Prosperity, Transformation, Vision, Vision Boards on 2015/05/09 at 10:38 pm
Advice For Life

Advice For Life

This past week, I heard a beautiful piece of wisdom written by Mother Teresa, that I’d not heard before. I am sharing it with you, as food for thought when you set your intention to Build A Powerful Vision for your life.

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.

Life is beauty, admire it.

Life is a dream, realize it.

Life is a challenge, meet it.

Life is a duty, complete it.

Life is a game, play it.

Life is a promise, fulfill it.

Life is sorrow, overcome it.

Life is a song, sing it.

Life is a struggle, accept it.

Life is a tragedy, confront it.

Life is an adventure, dare it.

Life is luck, make it.

Life is too precious, do not destroy it.

Life is life, fight for it.”

Enough said :).

Visit http://www.tessdenton.com for tools to help you live your life to the fullest!

I welcome your thoughts and as always… make it a great week!

Tess

2015 Destiny Rising

http://www.tessdenton.com

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A Fresh Half-Year Can Yield A Bounty Of Success!

In Abundance, Career, Destiny, Success, Transformation, Uncategorized, Vision, Vision Boards on 2014/07/05 at 3:47 pm
Make This A Juicy Summer!

Make This A Juicy Summer!

 

Imagine the moment when you slice an ice-cold watermelon in half. You can hear it crack open once you’re at the halfway point. As you gaze at the melon on the cutting board, you appreciate the perfection of its shape. and the scent of its rind and juice fill the air. In that moment, don’t you want to claim the juiciest center slice for yourself?

July is the juicy middle of the year. Back in January, the days were cold and short and the nights were loooooooong. As we work our way toward the middle of the year, things really heat up – literally and figuratively.

June, July and August are the growing season – for crops and for ideas. What are you growing this season? Summer is a time of transition for many people. As school ends, families think about moving or growing before school starts again. Many of us decide to look for and be settled into a  new job by summer’s end. Our dreams seeds have been planted, and we are hoping that this year will have a high yield.

Sometimes, our dreams and ideas stagnate a bit. If we aren’t careful, they can dry up and wither. Tend to your Vision. Making life juicy requires planning, nurturing and a framework. Toward that end, I’ve got an idea for you. Create a virtual garden for your ideas and goals for the second half of the year.

Here’s how it works:

1. Decide if this project is just for you or for you and some others in your life (at home or at work).

2. Make a list of 5 to 7 ideas and goals you’d like to harvest this year. Set it aside.

2. Get a piece of foam board at a local office store/drugstore/grocery store (These run from $1 – $4). Buy a glue stick while you’re at it. Grab a pair of scissors out of your kitchen drawer – they’re probably not in the silverware drawer. They’re in the messy drawer next to your silverware.

3. Flip through magazines or browse the internet. Look for pictures of produce – lettuces, tomatoes, squashes, melons, beans, herbs, fruits, etc. Cut out pictures of those that appeal most to you.

4. Arrange these pictures on your foam board so that they look like a garden you’re growing. Glue them onto the foam board.

5. Grab your list of ideas and goals. match each idea or goal with a crop in your virtual garden. Label each crop with the matching goal.

6. Consider how much you will need to feed each goal in order for it to come to harvest, and make a note of this.

7. Look at your calendar and decide what sort of schedule you need to create to tend to your garden of ideas and goals. The care and feeding of ideas and goals is what will determine your harvest.

8. Tend your garden. Keep a journal of your activities and results. It can become your almanac for future goal setting.

9. At least once a month, prepare a harvest dinner with fresh fruit and veggies, and gather with friends to talk about your successes and challenges in tending to your goals. You’ll likely reap some great advice and encouragement about your goals.

10. When each of your goals is ripe, enjoy its juicy reward!

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

~Tess

Copyright 2014

Destiny Rising, LLC

Go from Ho-Hum to Happy with help from Melanie Duncan!

In Abundance, Goals, Hope, Transformation, Uncategorized, Vision, Vision Boards on 2014/06/03 at 5:39 pm
Increase Your Happiness!!

Increase Your Happiness!!

Go from Ho-Hum to Happy with help from Melanie Duncan!

I read Melanie’s articles and blogs, because she is a Pinterest guru. I loved her post today and thought that you might, too.

June’s theme for Building A Powerful Vision is “Happiness”, so this is a perfect day for this post.

Enjoy!

~ Tess

Savor the similarities between farming and transforming your life!

In Uncategorized on 2014/05/17 at 10:57 am
Working it 24/7

Working it 24/7

10 Ways Marrying a Farmer Will Transform YourLife

I came across this article on the Huffington Post site via a Facebook post by a friend today. I noticed many similarities in the lifestyle you lead when you are a farmer and when you commit to transforming your life.  When you are committed to transforming your life, you know that you must “Seize the day!”. In addition, if you are focused on being an entrepreneur, your life takes on an entirely new dimension. LIke a farmer, you are planting, sowing, nourishing, harvesting…. all of the time. Share this article with the people in your life on whose support and encouragement you rely. Enjoy the read!

I welcome your comments.

As always – Make it a great week! My tools for “Building A Powerful Vision” for your life can be found at www.tessdenton.com

 

~Tess

Copyright 2014

Destiny Rising, LLC

 

 

Tennessee Walks

In Uncategorized on 2014/04/13 at 7:36 am

Tennessee Walks

It’s been a long winter, so be good to yourself as you move into spring. Whenever possible, take The Scenic Route. It’s good for your outlook and good for the soul! Nature has a way of clearing up confusion…

Transformation: Launching Your Heart’s Desire

In Abundance, Career, Destiny, Goals, Hope, Prosperity, Transformation, Uncategorized, Vision, Vision Boards on 2014/02/28 at 2:36 pm
What's Waiting For You?

What’s Waiting For You?

“Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”   – The Little Prince

Leap Day, a 29th day in February, is a rare occurrence.Leap Day comes only once in four years. In the average lifetime, we enjoy 18-20 Leap Days. The fact that Leap Day will not come around for another two years leaves me with a bit of longing for one day that doesn’t belong to anyone else – a day that I can set aside  to dream, to listen to my heart’s desire, to dare, to prepare to transform my life. But, being melancholic is not how I operate.
Creating a  transformative opportunity for people to listen to their heart’s desire is what I do 365 days a year. So, take heart! .While Leap Day isn’t coming around this year, it is possible to create space for rich and rare occasions such as embarking on a transformational journey no matter what the date on the calendar.
Finding the just right time to embark on a journey of  transformation can be  rather like trying to catching a train to Hogwart’s on Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross Station. Vision, belief and trust are involved. And, just as the the busy station may not be aware of the magic happening there, the people in your may be going about their lives, possibly quite oblivious to your need to take a deep breath and dive into the life you see, sense and desire for your great success or your soul’s survival.. You may be the only one who sees that the time to embark on your journey is…. NOW, and that is perfectly okay. Once you are used to the idea, you can share your news and your progress with everyone else.  Just worry about yourself for a little while.
Whatever your goals, whatever your hope for your future – everything begins with Your Vision. When you are clear about what you want in life, you can move in the direction of fulfilling your dreams.
 
If you’re ready to gain clarity about what will make you confident, happy, and prosperous – if  you’re ready for direction, wait no more – Build A Powerful Vision for your future.Today, I offer you and way to launch your desires with just the change you have in your pocket:
1. On a slip of paper, write your heart’s desire.Write one extra copy of your desire and place it in a safe place where you can refer to it in the days and years to come.
2. Roll it up into a tiny little scroll.
3. Go to a party store and purchase a helium balloon. Before they fill the balloon with helium, place your scroll of desire inside the balloon.
4. Attach the balloon to your wrist and walk around with it for about 30 minutes. You’ll certainly be giving attention to your desire. If people ask you about the balloon you’re wearing, tell them that you’re releasing your true desire today.
5. Go to a park, a lake, or a rooftop. 6. Release your balloon! (You might want to have your cell phone ready to take a picture). 
Congratulations – Your journey of transformation has begun!!!
As always, I welcome your comments. To learn more about the books in my Building A Powerful Vision Series, or to find out about Building A Powerful Vision coaching, visit www.tessdenton.com.
Make it a great week.
~ Tess
Copyright 2014
Destiny Rising, LLC

Why Do People Not Succeed?

In Abundance, Career, Goals, Prosperity, Transformation on 2014/02/13 at 10:54 pm
Why? Why? Why?

Tell Me Why…

Welcome to Gary Chatham, Guest Blogger for Building A Powerful Vision! You are sure to find his post thought-provoking and refreshing…

Gary is a nationally-known Transformational Life Coach, Success Coach, and Business Coach who has helped many clients transform their lives and businesses for over 20 years, providing clear steps to change, so that they can Create the Life they Desire. 

Why do people not succeed?

What defines a successful person?  They have achieved their dream/vision with shining results.  What holds some people back, while others keep moving ahead and create the life they desire?

I have found four reasons why many people are not successful.

Reason #1:  They don’t know their Life’s Purpose, and have not created a powerful vision for their life and/or business.  Or, if they do  know their vision, they are not taking inspired action to create it and achieve their goals.

Reason #2:  They don’t have a practical strategy with achievable goals, then enables them to create their vision.

Reason #3:  They don’t follow through to take the steps they need to take to create what they want.

Reason #4:  They lack the confidence needed to achieve their goals.  They may continue to sabotage themselves consciously or subconsciously.

Let’s discuss reason #3.  If you have found your passion, and your Life’s Purpose, and have mapped out a practical strategy, you still may have challenges in applying energy to create your dream.

I know from experience that a big dream can seem overwhelming when you are at the beginning of the process.  By breaking your strategy down into monthly, weekly, and then daily steps, it will become more doable. Each day when I start work, I ask myself, “What do I need to do today?” and prioritize my actions and my time. In fact, I often do this when I first wake up, and am still laying in bed.  I then walk right in, and know what I need to do first!

I’ve heard entrepreneurs and business owners give up too easily when they encounter difficulties. “I don’t have  ____ so I can’t go on.”  Or, “I don’t know how to _____, so I had to quit.”  

If believe in your vision, and believe that it is really your calling, then believe in your own resourcefulness.  Who do you know that can provide what you are looking for?  Who can teach you to do what you don’t know how to do?  If finances are an issue, how could you trade products/services with this person?  Or, if you don’t know someone that knows or has what you need, who could refer you to this person?

Often, when faced with an obstacle, I will:

a) Ask someone for help.  A mentor, friend, associate, even family member may know the answer.  Don’t be afraid to ask – someone you know may have the answer!

b) Find out who can do the work, or provide what I am looking for.

c) Possibly, most importantly, focus on finding a workaround.  Is it absolutely necessary for you to have ______ in order to move forward?  Could you start some steps without it?  Is there a different way of accomplishing or having the same thing?

We often limit ourselves, based on our conscious or subconscious judgements and expectations, when there the answer, or an alternative could be readily available.

Don’t give up on your dream just because you have hit some snags!  Ask for help, look for a workaround, and keep moving forward!

I hope that you enjoyed Gary’s insights.

As always, I welcome your comments.

Make it a great week!

~ Tess

Copyright 2014

Destiny Rising, LLC

Mark The Day… Declare Your Vision

In Abundance, Career, Goals, Hope, Prosperity, Transformation, Vision Boards on 2014/01/20 at 8:33 am
Have A Dream!

Have A Dream!

Today, we commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr.  This is a perfect day to declare your Vision and begin creating a life you love.

  1. Find a quiet spot.
  2. With pen in hand or at the keyboard, begin your statement with with “I have a Dream…”.
  3. Write for ten minutes about what that dream looks like.
  4. Post it in prominent places and live it

Make yours a great LIFE!

~ Tess

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

http://www.buildingapowerfulvisionboard.com

Copyright 2014

Destiny Rising, LLC

Improve Your Likelihood of Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions!

In Abundance, Career, Destiny, Goals, Hope, Prosperity, Success, Transformation, Vision, Vision Boards on 2013/12/28 at 7:55 am
Countdown To Your Best Year Ever!

Countdown To Your Best Year Ever

Season’s Greetings! 

Today begins the 5-Day countdown to the New Year.
This is my favorite countdown.
There is a fresh start headed your way.
It’s nearly resolution time!

If you’re looking for an improved likelihood that you’ll keep your resolutions, you may want to pop over to my book site to find 2 tools that will definitely insure that 2014 will be your Best Year Ever: http://buildingapowerfulvisionboard.com/.

You may also want to check out my video that will pump you up:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1_FaNbttdI

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

~ Tess

Copyright 2013

Destiny Rising, LLC

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