Are YOU the Secret to His Success?

by Gladys Diaz

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This month I have had the privilege of attending two informative and inspiring business conferences especially for women. Usually, at these events, the majority of the speakers are women who have reached high levels of success, so I was pleasantly surprised and excited to hear from five multimillionaire men who were sharing their secrets to success with us

But it’s what they shared that really caught me by surprise!

See, I was thinking they were going to tell us all about the steps they took to start a business, market themselves, and catapult their businesses into the millions. Instead, every single one of them told us the story of how difficult it was for them at the beginning, how they failed over and over again, and how one thing kept them going and believing in themselves through the darkest times: The support and trust of the women they loved!

Without fail, each of the men shared how, right when he was about to give up on himself and his dreams, his wife said the one thing that made the difference and had him make the decision to do whatever it took to succeed:

“I trust and believe in you.”

 

Now, granted, saying those words is a lot easier when the man you love is doing well, achieving success, and getting results.

But how do you find the strength and courage to authentically say that, even when all signs are pointing to failed attempts, one disappointment after another, and a lack of results?

  1. You remember why you fell in love with him in the first place. It can be easy to forget just how much you admired him and the greatness you saw in him when you first fell in love. It’s easier to allow your fears, doubts and disappointments to cloud the vision of who the man you love really is. However, if you can bring yourself back to remember what it was that had you decide that this man is the man who, at one time in your life, you were 100% certain you wanted to spend the rest of your life with, it makes it a whole lot easier to believe in him, because his courage, determination, and whatever other characteristics that drew you to him are still there! You just have to look more closely to see them.

 

  1. You stand next to him with unwavering trust. Our fears are sneaky things. They will convince us beyond a shadow of a doubt that things can’t change, that the worst-case scenario is inevitable and that we must protect ourselves and survive danger at all costs. Whether the fear you are experiencing during the difficult times is based in a fear of scarcity (not having your needs met), fear of abandonment, or a fear of being taken advantage of (especially if you’re having to work a little harder during those difficult times), feeling afraid and uncertain about the future can trigger that “fight-or-flight” response that can have you either complaining, criticizing, or chipping away at your man’s spirit, or wanting to run away and leave everything (including him) behind. It takes courage to trust him. It takes courage to trust that things will get better. And, most of all, it takes courage to trust in yourself and know that you made the right choice when you chose to love him!

 

  1. You speak words that lift him up, rather than tear him down. There may be times when your fear, sadness, and disappointment feel like they are getting the best of you. You may think that telling him and reminding him about what he needs to do will get him to do it. You may think that criticizing, questioning, or correcting his decisions will make him want to change. You may think that pointing out everything you feel he is doing wrong or should be doing differently will lead to different results. The truth, however, is that, if you want him to rise above the circumstances, you need to raise him up with your words.

 

True, your man is completely responsible for his own happiness and for the choices he makes. However, never underestimate the influence you have on him and how he comes to see and know himself. He sees himself and what he’s capable of through your eyes, and way you see him can either tear him down or lift him up. It can either discourage and deter or encourage and inspire him to new heights!

 

So, what does your man see when he looks into your eyes?

Does he see cynicism, doubt, and shame, or does he see trust, faith, and love?

 

If you have been tearing your man down out of your own fears and frustrations, the good news is that every moment gives us an opportunity to choose differently.

 

So, what will you choose to do and say today to help inspire your man to greatness?

 

Because, when it’s all said and done and he’s finally made it to the top, guess who he’s going to make sure is up there with him?

 

Let us know what you’re going to do today to inspire your man to greatness in the comments below! We love hearing from you!

 

 

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What Does “True Success” Mean to You?

by Gladys Diaz

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This weekend I attended a very powerful UN-Conference hosted by the Women’s Prosperity Network and there was a question that kept being asked all weekend long:

What does “success” mean to YOU?

When most people think about success, they think about the goals they have achieved, how much money they are making, and what position or title they hold in their career.

Certainly, those things make up a part of success, but there are so many other aspects to our lives: family, health, spirituality, and, of course, our love lives.

Do you include those things in your definition of success?

I do. Michelle does. And I hope you do, too!

See, when you experience success in some parts of our lives, it’s not surprising that, no matter how many achievements, accolades, and awards we receive, there is still a part of you that feels unfulfilled – empty, even, as if there is an insatiable hole that just can’t seem to be filled, no matter how good things appear to be going.

This is because success – true success – consists of feeling happy, secure, and fulfilled in all of the areas of our lives.  So, when we don’t feel that – and, even worse, when we deny that we want to feel successful in all of the areas of our lives (especially our romantic lives!) – there is a direct impact on our sense of aliveness, fulfillment, peace, and joy.

So, now I’ll ask you a different question:

Do you want to experience success in every area of your life?

If so, you just made my day, because I have several events I will be inviting you to attend this month that are going to not just going to tell you why it’s important to experience success in every area of your life, but they will show you how to do it!  

The first two events take place this weekso I wanted to make sure I sent you that information first, and I’ll let you know about the others in a separate email!

The first event begins today. 

It’s the Global Latino Summit, where 27 passionate, inspiring, and successful thought leaders (including yours truly) will be sharing our secrets to success in the personal, professional, and romantic areas of your life!   My interview will air in a few days and is titled: “How to Go from Heartbreak to Finding Your Soulmate.” (You are going to LOVE it!)

The great part about this event is that it’s global, so you can participate from any part of the world;  everyone can attend, and it’s absolutely FREE!

Click here to register now!

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Tphoto(31)he second event is for those of you living in South Florida!  

Come join me tomorrow, Tuesday, September 16th, where I will be speaking at the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Network Luncheon about “You CAN  Have it All: How to Go from Invincible in the Workplace to Irresistible in Your Love Life!”

Not only will this event give you an opportunity to meet and network with some pretty amazing women, but you’ll get a delicious lunch, and I’ll get a chance to meet you in person, which I would love!!!  All of the information regarding this event is included in the image:

 

 
If you will be attending either or both of these events, please let me know by commenting below, so that I can welcome you personally

 

Success is about experiencing joy, peace, and fulfillment in every area of our lives.  Join me in participating in these two fantastic events so that together we can continue expanding our ability to learn, grow, and love!

P.S. Remember to reply and let me know if you’ll be coming to either or both events!  Knowing you’ll be there makes such a difference for me! :)


What to Do When You Feel Like Giving Up

by Gladys Diaz

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Have you ever felt like something is just too hard and it’s time to give up – even when it’s something you really want or believe in, like a dream or a goal you’ve been working on for some time?

Many times, when I’m on my runs, I tell myself I’m not going to stop until I reach a certain distance. There are times when my legs are aching, sweat is dripping into my eyes, and I feel like my chest will explode, and I just want to stop. And, sometimes, I do. But the moment I do, I check the app I use while running, and if I haven’t reached that preset distance, I will literally say to myself aloud, “Don’t you dare stop now!”

Pretty tough, right?

Well, I’ve found that sometimes I need to get real with myself, or else I’ll quit before it’s time to stop. If I don’t remind myself of what my goals are, the milestone I set, and why I’m doing something, left to my own devices, I’ll quit when things get a little too uncomfortable for me – whether it’s in running, a goal I’ve set for myself in business, my well-being, and, yes, my relationship.

What about you? Are you getting ready to give up on something?

 

I speak to a lot of women – women of all ages, cultures, and relationship statuses – and there’s common question that comes up:

“Do you think there’s hope for me?”

Maybe you’re a single woman who’s become frustrated with dating unavailable men or men you’re not really attracted to, or the fact you haven’t gone on a date for months (or years) and you’re wondering whether you’re just meant to be alone.

Maybe you’ve been in an on-again-off-again relationship for several years, or one in which you’ve been waiting for him to commit or proposed to you, or things just seem to be unraveling at the seams, and you wonder whether it’s time to call it quits.

Maybe you’re in a marriage where things have been on a downward spiral for a while, or you feel like you’re just housemates or co-parents, and you wonder whether it’s even worth possible to bring the love and romance you once shared together.

And maybe you’re like many of my clients and you’ve taken several courses, read many books, and done a ton of spiritual and inner work and you’re asking yourself why these thing seem to lead everyone else in the directions of their dreams, but not yours, and you’re wondering whether there’s simply something “broken” inside of you.

I don’t know where you are, but I do know this:

The only surefire way to not reach your goals and for your dreams not to come true is for you to decide to give up!

That’s the only thing that will guarantee that you won’t get what your heart desires.

So, I’m going to say this with all of my love:

Don’t you dare stop now!

What if there’s something you didn’t know you could do to turn your love life around?

What if there’s just a little more work to do to finally get the things that have been blocking love from coming to you out of your way?

What if the next guy you meet in person or online is the one who’s been looking for you all along?

What if the man you love is just waiting for a sign that you’re not ready to give up on your relationship?

 

What if there is still hope?

 

Are you seriously willing to give up without doing everything you can to make your dreams come true?

 

If you’re not ready to give up yet, then take out a piece of paper and answer these questions:

  1. What is it that my heart truly desires?

 

  1. What is making me want to stop and is in the way of me having this be realized in my life?

 

  1. Is there someone who or something that can help me discover how to get past this?

 

  1. Am I courageous enough to reach out for help and do what it takes and not give up?

 

  1. What’s the next action step I will take, rather than stop and give up?

 

 

I know you’re tired. I know you’re afraid. But I also know that you can be courageous and unstoppable. I know you can take that next action step. And I know that you don’t have to do it alone!

If you’d like support (and a nice, hard push) in taking that next step, then you can always reach out to me and step up a time to talk!

I’m not giving up on you, so don’t you dare give up on you, either!


Happy New Year (Again)!

by Gladys Diaz

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This week marks the official end of summer and start of the new school year for kids around the country.  Each fall I’m reminded of how much I used to love this time of year when I was a teacher.

See, as teachers and students, we get the opportunity to start fresh and set new goals for ourselves 3 quarters into the “new year”!

Isn’t that great?

You know what’s even better?!?

You don’t have to be a parent, teacher or student to celebrate a Happy New Year today!

Think back to January of this year.

Did you create a Love Resolution for yourself?

Many of you joined us for our Love Resolution Call and created some truly amazing resolutions describing who you were resolving to be this year to attract and create the loving relationship your heart desires.

So… Did you do it? 

What I mean is, did you write out your Love Resolution and read it aloud to yourself twice a day, every day?

And, if so, did you reach your goal? Are you now in a happy, loving, intimate relationship? The relationship of your dreams?

If you did, please, contact us and let us know. Send us a picture!  Let us celebrate your love with you and the rest of the world! (Make sure you read Patricia’s testimonial, below!)

If you didn’t…

First, stop making yourself “wrong” about it!  You didn’t do what you didn’t do. That’s true.

What’s also true is that you can start your new year TODAY!

There are still 4 months left in this calendar year and so much can happen in four months if you commit to taking the steps right now to transform yourself and your love life!

I’ve had clients meet the man of their dreams in less than four months.

I’ve had clients turn their marriages – the ones they were ready to give up on – in less than four months.

I’ve had women who had been waiting to hear that magical question for years get proposed to in less than four months!

Miracles can happen in less than four months, and some of those miracles can be YOURS!

But you have to be willing to do what you’ve been unwilling to do until now.

You have to be willing to stop resisting, putting off, and excusing away the thing you say is important to you!

If you’re like most people, too many times you pretend that the things that are most important to you – like being in a loving, passionate, intimate, and fun relationship – don’t really matter.

You minimize just how much your heart desires it.

You let yourself off the hook and make excuses for not taking the steps you know will lead you in the direction of making that dream come true.

You start focusing on other things – work, school, hobbies –  to ignore the pain and disappointment of having another year go by where you find yourself either alone or lonely inside of a relationship.

Why do you do that?

Well, if you’ve been on our list for even a little while, you know the answer: Fear.

You’re afraid you want what  you really want.

Most of all, you’re so afraid you won’t have what you really want that you’ll self-sabotage your way out of having and experiencing it.

So, here’s my invitation.

Take a good look at yourself and your life – especially your love life.

Is it everything you want and hope for it to be?

Are you experiencing and living the life and love your heart desires?

If you are, as I said before, please share with us!

If you’re not, then it’s time for you to get real with yourself and choose whether or not you are willing to start making your goals and dreams come true.

Today is the day you can choose to begin taking committed and inspired action that is aligned with your goals and dreams of being in the type of relationship your heart desires with an absolutely amazing man!

Today can be the beginning of your very own Happy New Year!

I have only 2 more spots left in my private coaching program for the remainder of this year.  That’s it.  After that, you’ll have to wait until 2015 to begin working with me, which means putting your dreams offeven longer.  That’s not what I want for you.

So, don’t keep waiting for something to somehow, magically change or happen on its own.  This is up toyou!

You have the power to create and make that relationship a reality, and I can teach you the skills and tools you need to start making it happen now!

Just click the link below and reserve a time to speak with me now!

<<<Click here to schedule your Ready for Love Session now!>>>

Again, I have only 2 spots left.

Time’s not stopping.

The clock’s still ticking. 

This is your time to make your relationship dreams come true!

Here’s a message my client, Patricia, just sent me:

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I created my Love Resolution for myself in January and happy to say I reached my goal! I am now living a happy, loving, intimate relationship, the relationship of my dreams with my fiancee, Ruvin! We were engaged after 4 months!

<<<Click here to schedule time to talk now!>>>

Right now really is the time.  Think about where you were four months ago.

 Is where you are now where you hoped you would be? If not, then stop wasting precious time!

Reach out and set up a time to talk with me so that I can help you get started on making your dreams come true before 2015 gets here!

 


In Loving Memory

by Gladys Diaz

 

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I’ve been going back and forth about whether or not to write this post, and I decided that, since it’s been on my mind so much, I need to.

Last Friday I attended the funeral of one of my very first clients. She was a young, vibrant woman who was into health and fitness, and left behind two beautiful teenage sons, and a loving husband.

When I first heard that she had passed away, I couldn’t believe it. She had done everything in her power to fight the cancer that was attacking her body, but never her spirit.  She had thousands of people praying for and encouraging her. She was so loved that in just two days, her friends and family raised almost all of the $30,000 that was going to go toward helping pay for her to participate in a completely natural and holistic healing program.

Unfortunately, she passed away the day she was supposed to travel to the center to begin her treatment.

As I walked through a store the following day, I found myself hurrying to pay and get to my car because I knew I was about to break down in front of everyone. I just kept thinking about her and the time we spent working together when she attended one of my courses.  I thought about how hopeless she felt at the beginning of the course. I remembered her sighing heavily and saying, “I don’t even know if there is hope for us” (referring to her and her husband’s marriage).

She wasn’t the “easiest” client.  Almost every suggestion I made was met with resistance and a reason why it wouldn’t work for her and her husband.  There were times when she felt hopeless, where she didn’t feel like doing the exercises I’d assign between sessions, and where I wondered if she would come around.  I worked with her with loving compassion, because I know how scary it can be to get your hopes up when you wonder if things will ever really change.

Over the past five years we didn’t keep in touch very often, except for a few phone calls and commenting on and liking one another another’s Facebook posts.  I did, however, always smile when she would post a picture of her and her husband.  I’d observe their smiles, their eyes, and their body language.  I could tell they were happy together, and it made me smile, too!

It was during that walk from the store to my car that it hit me that, while I hadn’t been able to do anything to stop the cancer from taking her life, because of the work we did together, she and her husband got to experience five more years together – five happy years together.  I smiled through my tears as I realized that those five years may not have been possible, and that, instead of dying inside of a sad or broken marriage, she had left this world knowing that she had loved and been loved by her husband.

His eulogy of her was beautiful. He spoke of his wife, lover, and friend.  He challenged us to live our lives as she did, trying to make this world a better place.  Having lost my first husband, I couldn’t help feeling my heart break for him as I thought of painful days to come as he works through his grief and the reality of her not being here any longer begins to set in.

But I also thanked God that I had the opportunity to make a difference for him and his wife.  That, in some small way, I was able to help them experience and share their love for just a little bit longer.

As I sat by the ocean after the funeral, thanking God for my husband and kids and the gift that it is to be alive and love and be loved by them, I thought about what her husband said about living our lives to make a difference in this world.  I thought about all of the women I’ve worked with and who I’ve been able to make a difference for, and said a prayer of thanks for them.  I thought about all of the women out there who haven’t had the courage to reach out for help as she did, and I prayed they’d find the strength to do so.  And I thought about the difference there is still to make!

I don’t know where you are right now in your love life. I don’t know if you’ve begun to give up hope on whether you’ll ever be able to have the type of loving relationship you dream of and your heart desires.  I don’t know what it’s going to take for you to gather the courage to reach out for support so that you can begin to make that dream a reality.

What I do know is that tomorrow is not promised and that continuing to wait, expecting for things to change on their own, isn’t going to have you create and experience the love and happiness you truly want.

So, just as I did that day by the ocean, I’m saying a prayer for you today and hope it moves you to take one step in the direction of your dreams.

And, as for my former client, I know that wherever you are, you are radiating love, beauty and joy. Thank you for allowing me to make a small difference in your life. I love and will miss you! Rest in peace and know that you are loved!

I sent this message to my community today and was overwhelmed by the emails that came in response — women sharing what opened up for them as they read the message.

What about you?  Has anything begun to open up for you?  If so, please share it with us in the comments below.  We love hearing from you!

P.S. If you’re moved to talk and take that first step, you can always reach out and set up a time to talk with me so that I can help you get started on making your dreams come true.


Success Secrets in Life and Love!

by Gladys Diaz

 

In June I had the opportunity to be interviewed by friend and colleague, Gina Hussar.  She was hosting The “IT” Factor Master Class I invited you to attend.  The other day, as I was listening to the recording of the interview, I thought, “Everyone in our community needs to hear this! I need to share this with them!”

Gina has been generous enough to allow me to share this short interview with you so that you can eavesdrop on our conversation!  I invite you grab something with which to take notes and soak up some of the tips and secrets that have lead me to having the life, business, and relationship my heart desires!

In this interview, I share:

  • My story - which was not always “pretty” or easy – of how I came to be where I am today, which is where I believe heart, body, and soul is where I was created to be!
  • How our book 30 Days and 30 Ways to Fall In Love with YOU! was created
  • Universal Values for Success in life, business, and love
  • One of my favorite rituals, which has gotten and still gets me through some of the scariest moments of my life!
I hope you enjoy this interview and that you’ll share with me the what you feel were you biggest take-aways you will use in your own life!
 
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Click below to listen to this life-changing interview

Questions?  Comments? Let us know below!  We love hearing from you!

You can learn more about Gina and the amazing work she does by visiting  her website: 30secondstopeace.com


Your Attitude Determines Your Experience

by Gladys Diaz

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I’m sitting here, writing from our vacation home, feeling happy, relaxed, and so blessed!  The cruise I had been Hopefully Anticipating* was a dream-come-true for all of us, and we had a wonderful time!

Aside from all of the fun family things we did with the kids, Ric and I took advantage of the on-ship child care center and were able to sip champagne together, talk, share a couples’ massage, and be “just us” for a little while.  Having that couple time is so important to keeping the love alive in our relationship.

 

Now, before you begin to thinks that everything was “perfect,” I can tell you that it was not!

The day we arrived at our vacation home, I was disappointed, to say the least! The 2-bedroom apartment was absolutely breath-taking, but after being told that it wouldn’t be ready for several hours because it was being cleaned, as I walked around unpacking and putting things away, I noticed that it was anything but clean and had to call housekeeping and ask them re-clean the apartment.

Then, at about 9:30pm I kept hearing the sound of running water. I ran into the master bathroom to find the toilet was overflowing and there was about an inch of water running through the entire huge bathroom and that the water was beginning to seep into the master bedroom carpet! I was horrified and started freaking out, calling to my kids to bring me every dry towel they could find!

After figuring out how to turn off the water and calling housekeeping and maintenance again, I did what I could to contain the flood while I waited for someone to come rescue me! When my husband came in and saw me cleaning up, he said nothing, but the look on his face said it all, and I knew he had gone to complain that I was cleaning up a mess on vacation. I have to say that in the midst of the panic, I was so glad to know he had my back.

A few minutes later he came back and told me not to stop cleaning up, that he’d handled it and they were sending people over. Soon, our apartment was swarming with people who were cleaning, drying, and moving mountains for us to get moved to another apartment (after they had told my husband that there weren’t any other apartments available for the rest of the week)!

Thirty minutes later, we were in another beautiful apartment, overlooking the golf course and my kids were tucked snuggly in their beds!

 

I won’t lie. There were moments where my mind when to “the dark side” I’m human and I was upset and disappointed by the circumstances. There was a moment where I found myself thinking that our vacation had been “ruined.” I immediately stopped myself and began thinking of the cruise we had just experienced, the fact that this was just a few hours out of our 11 days of vacation, and all of the reasons I have to be grateful! Immediately, my mood shifted and I was soon able to fall into a deep and peaceful sleep next to my hero!

Life is not always going to turn out “perfectly.” Sometimes things happen that are outside of your control. It’s easy (and tempting) to allow those circumstances and events to “ruin” things for you.

You can choose to make a bad date or a series of unsuccessful dates or relationships “ruin” you chances for experiencing love and happiness.

You can choose to have your unrealistic expectations “ruin” a relationship with a great guy.

You can choose to have a flooded bathroom ruin an otherwise wonderful vacation.

 

Or you can make another choice.

 

You can choose to not allow circumstances and unmet expectations dictate how you feel.

 

You can choose to focus on all of the good in your life and feel and express gratitude for it.

 

You choose the attitude with which you handle the circumstances that come your way.

 

I’ve found that gratitude is one of the most powerful practices for dealing with life’s unexpected twists and turns. When you switch your focus from the things you don’t have, the things that seem to be going wrong, and results that aren’t quite what you’d hoped for, while none the actual circumstances may change, everything seems to appear different!

 

You can hear more about how I use a ritual of gratitude to create the life of my dreams in an interview I’ll be sharing with you later this week!

But, for now, I’m signing off because I have two beautiful pairs of brown eyes looking at me with Hopeful Anticipation*, waiting for me to take them to the theme park!

 

 

*If you didn’t read the article on living life in Hopeful Anticipation*, you can read it here.

 

Comments? Questions?  Let us know below!  We love hearing from you!

 

 


A POWER-FULL Conversation About Relationships!

by Gladys Diaz

 

The other day, Michelle and I had a very powerful interview with Bill Weil for his “Conscious Couples Conversation” program.  

In this interview, we dove deep and talking about some of the most common questions we get asked when it comes to relationships, including:

  • The higher purpose of relationships
  • The difference between how men and women define and experience love and respect
  • The natural power women have to create and transform relationships
  • The most common mistakes women make in relationships
  • The essential ingredients for having a loving, intimate relationships
  • The 3 R’s for keeping the love alive in your relationship
  • How to have win-win arguments

And a lot more, including:

  • An interesting story about the “twin connection” Michelle and I share
  • How Michelle and I work together to coach women
  • A beautiful excerpt from Michelle and Arnie’s wedding vows (so moving!)

Whether you are single or in a relationship, you will walk away from listening to this interview with a HUGE amount of information and inspiration for creating a loving, intimate, relationship!

Click the image below to listen to this POWER-FULL conversation! 

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Comment? Question about the interview?  Let us know below!  We love hearing from you!


What are you hopefully anticipating?

by Gladys Diaz

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I could barely concentratethis week, because I am so in vacation mode!  We are about to leave on the cruise I’ve been hoping  and waiting to go on for years, and then taking another week of vacation.  Needless to say, I have been having a very hard time focusing on anything else but the fun I hope to have with my family!

Do find that the same thing happens to you when you are really looking forward to something that means a lot to you?

I call this being in a state of Hopeful Anticipation.

Hopeful Anticipation is a state where you are hopefully and happily looking forward to the future, and you are experiencing the joy around it, here and now, in the present!  

Being in Hopeful Anticipation is different from having “an expectation.”

See, with expectations, you “already know” how things “should” look, sound, and be like.  This leaves very little room for the possibility of being pleasantly surprised.  So, what usually happens when things or people (namely men) don’t show up in that exact way is that you are left feeling disappointed, upset and disillusioned.  All of the joy you were expecting disappears the moment things don’t show up exactly the way you thought they would.

With Hopeful Anticipation, on the other hand, you look forward to the future and are already envisioning and feeling the happiness you hope to experience.  You are in a state of wonder - where nothing is set in stone or must show up a certain way.  You are open to possibilities. And, even though you don’t know exactly how things will turn out, there is a sense that it will all be good because you are hopefully anticipating the best outcome.

It really is a wonderful and empowering space from which to experience life!

What if you were looking at your love life from a space of Hopeful Anticipation?

What if you were standing here and now, in the present - regardless of what the present circumstances are - looking forward to experience the loving, intimate, passionate and fun relationship your heart desires?

What if you were open to the possibility of meeting an extraordinary man who was imperfectly perfect for you?

What if you were looking forward to the relationship you are currently in being more loving, tender, and exciting than you ever imagined - no matter what it looks like now?

Stop for a minute and imagine: What would that be like?

Hopefully anticipating the best is not about “kidding yourself” or living in a fantasy world that is all in your head.  It’s about actually moving through life with an open heart and mind, fully anticipating that what you hope for and dream of is not only possible, but it’s possible for YOU!

Perhaps you’re feeling some resistance to the idea of living in Hopeful Anticipation.  

Maybe you’re afraid of getting your hopes up, only to have them torn down.  

Perhaps you believe that it’s easier to expect the worse. At least that way you’re never really disappointed.  

Maybe you don’t even know how to begin to think of the future with hope, peace and joy, given what you’ve been through.

 

Your thoughts affect your beliefs and your beliefs affect your perception of the world, men, relationships, and even yourself.  The more you focus on your fears, disappointments, what you don’t have yet, and anything else that reaffirms those disempowering thoughts, the less likely you are to experience what it is you truly desire.

You are 100% responsible for creating both the life and love your heart desires.  The more you focus on what you want, without driving yourself crazy thinking about how it must or should look and what needs to happen for it to come about, the more likely you are to attract and draw those things into your life.

Looking forward to life and love in a space of Hopeful Anticipation will give you that sense of peace and joy you are longing for. 

 

So, let me ask you. 

What is it that you really want to experience in your life, especially when it comes to love and relationships?

  • Write it out. 
  • Don’t worry about it being “too much,” “too big,” or “too unrealistic.” For most people, being “realistic” is just another name for being “pessimistic”! 
  • Just think about what you want to experience. What would make your heart dance?

Now I have an invitation – a challenge, if you will.

It takes courage to acknowledge your desires and even more courage to share them with others. So, if you are feeling courageous enough, go ahead and post what you are hopefully anticipating to experience in your love life in the comments below! Not only will you be declaring this to yourself, but you’ll be sharing it with others who will be just as excited about it and pulling for you to experience it!

Can’t wait to read your comments and hopefully anticipate and look forward to a life overflowing with love, happiness, and wonder right along with you!

 


How to Not to Lose Yourself or Your Dreams

by Gladys Diaz

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The other day, I was watching one of my favorite TV shows with my family and they were featuring a mother in her 40s who was almost 200 pounds overweight. She was beside herself with sadness and self-loathing because she said she had given up her dreams and could not believe how much she had let herself go after having been an athlete and gymnast in her youth.

Her reason for having gotten to this point?

Being a mom.

She shared how she had gotten pregnant in college and thrown herself into being “the perfect mom” and pastor’s wife. She described how she had put so much focus on being there for her kids that she’s lost herself and forgotten who she was.

I’d like to say this is an isolated incident, but it’s not.

One of the most common fears women share with us is that they are afraid of losing themselves in a relationship.

I work with women all over the world who are trying to prove that they are Superwoman or Supermom, doing everything, working themselves to the point of exhaustion, and ignoring their own needs so that they can please and impress others.

And this isn’t an issue that only affects mothers and wives. I also see women who are single and are throwing themselves into and losing themselves in their careers, giving all of themselves, their time and attention to their bosses and companies and leaving very little time or attention for having fun, dating, and just taking care of themselves.

Unfortunately, all of these women have forgotten that the MOST important relationship you will ever have is the one you have with yourself!

If you don’t take the time to care for yourself by making time to relax, laugh, play, nurture your mind, body, and spirit, you literally have nothing left to give – to yourself or anyone else!

Giving to the point of feeling depleted, mentally and physically exhausted –and many times resentful, because you feel you’re giving, giving, and giving without getting very much in return – not only leaves you unable to have the energy, patience, and enthusiasm to date or create a loving relationship, but also teaches people how to treat you. So it’s unfair to resent the boss who keeps adding things on your plate with no recognition or additional compensation, the PTA President who knows she can call you the night before to do a task that would take anyone else weeks, or your husband who is not helping you around the house or with the kids.

When you don’t take time to make time for yourself, don’t expect others to go out of their way to do that for you, either!

It’s essential that you do something for yourself daily. Whether it’s read a book, talk on the phone with a girlfriend, take that class you’ve been saying you want to take forever, or just sit and do nothing (one of my favorites!).

When you make your needs, dreams, and self-care a priority, you are letting yourself – and the rest of the world know – that you value yourself, believe in your dreams, and know that there isn’t a need to “sacrifice” what you love and makes you happy in order to be a great woman, partner, or mother.

You’ll also find that when you make yourself a priority, all of those people who you love and are trying to make happy will rally around you, be your biggest supporters, and help make sure you have time for yourself and to make your dreams come true!

As we were watching the show, my older son said, “Wow… She had to give up her dreams so she could take care of her kids? “

I responded, “No, she didn’t have to give up her dreams. She chose to. We get to create our lives and make our dreams come true. A woman can be a great mother, have a happy relationship, and still follow her dreams.”

His response?

“Oh, yeah, Mama. Like how you take care of us and you’re also helping your clients and building your dreams for Heart’s Desire!”

My response?

Exactly!”

 

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