Are you where you want to be?

by Gladys Diaz

fork-in-the-road_bingHave you ever had one of those moments when you feel like you are exactly where you were meant to be?

Last week was like that for me!

I spent the first part of the week in California with one of my mentors and her coaches, and then spent the last part of the week attending a very intensive 3-day business workshop where I had incredible personal breakthroughs.

I just love transformation, don’t you?

During both events, I had the opportunity to listen to amazing women share about their personal journeys of how they came to where they are now in their lives, relationships, and businesses.  With each interaction, I was able to connect with them on very personal level and share some of my heart with them, as well.

Some of the stories I heard this week were heart-breaking. 

I met women who had lost everything due to natural disasters and unforeseen circumstances and had to rebuild their lives. 

I spoke to women who had hit a wall in their love lives and, with coaching, were able to turn their relationships completely around.

I met women who are still experiencing the dark part of their journeys, but who were committed to working on transforming those areas of their lives.

I saw women break through their fears right in front of my very eyes!

All of these women – from different parts of the world, economic situations, and life circumstances – shared one thing in common: The unwillingness to stay stuck where they were.

Some may call that perseverance, tenacity, or determination.  I call it the Essence of who we are as women.

There is something that lies within the core of our Selves – some refer to it as our spirit, or soul – that we are equipped with, which makes us able to experience pain and resolve to move forward with grace and strength.

If you are in one of those dark moments in your life –

If your relationship is falling apart and you don’t know where or how to begin to turn it around…

If you are frustrated with dating and are close to wanting to give up (or you already have)…

If you are feeling lost, lonely, and afraid all the time and long to love and be loved…

I want you to know that you are not alone

No matter what it is you are going through, there is love, peace, and freedom on the other side of this!  It may not seem like it now, but I promise you – because I have been through my own dark valleys when it comes to love – that you can experience more love, joy, and fulfillment than you can imagine!

It will take some work to get there, and some of it won’t be “easy,” but, as I said, you won’t be alone.

 

As we approach the end of 2014, take an inventory of your love life.  Ask yourself:

  • Is my love life everything I want it to be?
  • Even if things are “good” or “okay,” is there another level of love and intimacy I’d like to discover?
  • If my love life is not what I want it to be, am I willing to take a courageous step forward and do the inner and outer Heart Work to shift that and begin seeing my heart’s desires fulfilled?

These are questions only you can answer.  Only you know what’s really going on in your heart.

Whatever your answers to these questions, I’m happy to help you walk through any of them, if you’re ready.  I truly am here to serve and support you, and my commitment is that you actually begin to see your heart’s desires fulfilled. Just click here to set up a time to talk.


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Embody the Essence of the Irresistible Woman!

Be Invincible in the Workplace and Simply Irresistible in Your Love Life!

Are you a powerful professional woman who wants to experience as much success in her love life as she does in her career?

Would you like to know how be both invincible in the workplace and simply irresistible in your love life?

Then join us for

The Irresistible Woman 2-Day Seminar

March 2015 in beautiful Ft. Lauderdale, FL!

 

In this interactive, life-changing and fun workshop, you will:

  • Identify the behaviors and skills that work in the workplace but are blocking you from experiencing love, fun, and intimacy in your relationships.
  • Learn how to embody the Essence of the Irresistible Woman.
  • Create a plan of action for experiencing happiness, freedom, and as much – if not even more – success in your love life as you do in your professional life!

You don’t have to choose between being a successful and prosperous businesswoman and having an extraordinary loving relationship! 

You deserve and can have everything your heart desires!

Join us and other successful professional women and entrepreneurs like you and discover how to be a Simply Irresistible Woman!

When: March 2015

Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Price:

Regular Price: $427

Early Bird Price: $357

Happy New Love Special!

Register to attend BOTH the 2015 Love Resolution Workshop AND The Irresistible Woman Seminar (a $524 value) for only $424!

That’s TWO events for the price of one!


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Are You Ready to Receive Your Blessings?

by Gladys Diaz

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November is one of my favorite months of the year because it seems as if most of us are more present to the blessings we have in our lives. The more present we are to our blessings, the more gratitude we feel, the more we begin to see more of what we want in our lives. It’s pretty amazing the way that happens!

If you’re reading this, it’s likely that there is one thing in particular you desire to have more of in your life: LOVE!

Love is one of our purest and deepest desires because you are a loving being. You were made of love, to love, and for love. It’s simply who you are!

During the month of November, Michelle and I have partnered up with some amazing women who are just as committed as we are to guiding you to get more of what you want in your life! And, because we are all about you creating and experiencing the life and love your heart desires, we’re not keeping it only to attracting more romantic love into your life.

Over the next several weeks, we’ll be sharing opportunities for you to participate in both live and virtual events that will enable you to:

  • Access more of what you want through practicing gratitude on a daily basis
  • Manifest more abundance and success in all of the areas of your life
  • Create harmony between your professional, personal, and family life
  • End 2014 powerfully so that you can move into 2015 with grace, ease, and equipped to fulfill the desires of your heart

 

And, of course, we’ll continue to provide you with the tools, skills, and solutions that guide you toward creating the extraordinary life and love you desire and deserve!

 

Now, we intend to give to our hearts’ content, and we want you to prepare yourself to receive.

We realize that may sound strange, but the truth is that receiving – particularly when you are being given more than you feel you desire or deserve – can sometimes feel uncomfortable.

Rather than receiving the blessings coming to us, we tend to block or push them away out of guilt, fear, or habit.

That’s why it’s important to prepare yourself and your heart to receive!

Here are a few steps to help prepare yourself to receive all of the gifts, information, and invitations we will be sharing with you, along with the other blessings that are coming your way!

  1. Remember that you are worthy of every gift, offer of assistance, compliment, and smile you receive. You are a beautiful loving being, and, because of that, you attract beauty and love. So, if you begin to feel overwhelmed, uncomfortable, or “weird” when you are begin given gifts of any kind, simply tell yourself: I am a beautiful, loving being, and I am worthy of all of the beauty and love I am attracting and receiving in my life!

 

  1. Remember that there are no strings attached to the gifts, offers, compliments, or smiles you receive. Part of what makes receiving difficult is that we somehow feel like we’ll owe the other person something of equal or greater value in return. That kind of thinking is associated with a feeling of unworthiness and keeps us from receiving what others freely want to give us. So, if you begin to feel those strings getting attached, cut them immediately by repeating the affirmation above, and add: I openly and willingly receive the loving gifts and gestures others freely give me.

 

  1. Remember to be grateful for everything! Whether you’re in a space right now where you feel like you don’t have enough of what you want or need, or you are relishing in a feeling of abundance, gratitude is the doorway to experiencing more happiness, peace, love, and everything else your heart desires. So, make it a practice to take just a few minutes each day to just take inventory of the blessings in your life and express gratitude for at least 5 things every day. You can write them down, or simply say them aloud or to yourself. However you choose to express it, just take a few moments at the beginning and end of each day to say, “I am grateful for…”

 

  1. Bonus: Remember to be grateful in anticipation of receiving what you want! One of my favorite practices of all time is expressing gratitude in anticipation of receiving what I want. After expressing thanks for the blessings that already surround me, I begin to express thanks for the blessings that are making their way to me. So, if you want to meet the man of your dreams, already give thanks for the fact that he is making his way to you. If you are married or in a relationship, express thanks for the love that is growing between the two of you and for all of the beautiful memories you will create together. If there is something you desire for your family, career, or business, give thanks in advance for those blessings that are being manifested. And, as you do this, allow yourself to actually feel and experience the love, happiness, freedom and peace in anticipation of receiving the blessing. I promise you, this will be life-changing!

 

If you practice these steps, you will begin to experience the joy of receiving. And, in doing so, you also give the people who are giving to you the joy of having their gift received and appreciated! It creates a beautiful cycle of giving, receiving, and appreciation that keeps growing and multiplying the blessings!

So, take a deep breath…

Open your heart…

And receive the love and blessings that are coming your way!

 give_heart_bing And, just because we love surprising you with gifts, here’s a sneak peek into the events you can take part in over the next few weeks!


  • Redefining Womanhood Series (Launches November 10, 2014): Discover 21 Creative Solutions for paving your own path to success in work, marriage, and parenting from top female leaders who are paving the way and redefining what it means to be “A Successful Woman” in today’s world! Click here to reserve your spot!

 

 

  • 10 Days of Gratitude Video Series (Launches November 20, 2014): Join Mia Saenz as she hosts 10 inspirational interviews all focused on the incredible power that gratitude has on our lives! (Registration link coming soon!)

 

Remember: Give thanks… Believe… Receive!

 

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

 


Is Love “Scary” to You?

by Gladys Diaz

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Happy Halloween!

For those who celebrate the holiday, today is a day of trick and treats, and where people are open to feeling a little frightened. It’s part of what makes the holiday fun!

When it comes, to relationships, however, being tricked and feeling frightened is not the type of fun we’re seeking!

As exhilarating and wonderful as falling and staying in love can be, it can also be one of the scariest experiences we’ll go through! It’s not the kissing, hugging, and spending time together that is frightening. What makes love seem scary is (1) all of the “stuff” we make up in our minds about what love is and should be, and (2) the amount of vulnerability it takes to let someone into our hearts.

Whether I’m talking to a single woman who is describing the man she’s considering dating, or the woman who has been married to the same man for years, I’m always fascinated to hear how much judgment there is around love.

The ironic thing is that what people say they want most in a relationship is to experience “unconditional love”! Yet, when it comes to looking over at the person on the other side of the date or relationship, there are so many thoughts and ideas about how he should be, think, and act, what he should be doing or not doing, that there is very little space for the man to just be himself.

Add to that the fact that you’re concerned about not being loved and accepted for who you are, and you’ve got a sure-fire recipe for fear!

What is it that makes opening our hearts feel like such a frightening thing?

The thought of someone finding out something about you that you are ashamed or embarrassed about or that may cause him to stop loving you can have you pretending to be someone you’re not a lot of the time.

The idea that you might open your heart to someone, only to have it broken again, can cause you to guard yourself to the point that you’re actually shutting the other person out, not allowing him a chance at giving you the love you so deeply desire.

The truth of the matter is this: To love takes courage.

Whether you are out there dating and getting to know new people in the hopes of meeting the man with whom you’ll share the rest of your life, or you are already with that man and you’re working on creating a lifetime love, it takes a tremendous amount of courage to step out from behind the walls you’ve built up to protect yourself from experiencing pain and open your heart to someone – especially when there are no guarantees about how things are eventually going to turn out.

But, however scary it feels, you’ve got to be courageous.

You have to trust yourself enough to take a risk.

And the faith that you will experience the love your heart desires needs to be bigger than the fear that you might not.

Wherever you are in your love life, make a choice today to step out in faith, to do something that you’ve been afraid to do before, and to be vulnerable.

Yes, you’ll probably feel a little frightened. That’s okay. Be courageous and do it, anyway!

It’s the only way to break through the fear and possibly experience a love that’s sweeter than any piece of candy you may find in your pumpkin at the end of the night!

Be brave today, and always remember that you are loved!

 

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


Are You Living the Life You Want?

by Gladys Diaz

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Have you ever had an experience that completely changes the way you see and experience life, even if nothing in your life changes?

That’s what I experienced this weekend!

Thanks to my amazing sister, Michelle, who gave me one of my best birthday presents ever, I was able to attend Oprah Winfrey’s “Live the Life You Want Weekend”!

Beyond the thrill of having the opportunity to see Oprah, Deepak Chopra, and Iyanla Vanzant – three of my favorite thought leaders, along with three new favorites: Elizabeth Gilbert, Rob Bell, and Amy Purdy – in person, it was the messages they shared that most touched and moved me!

The entire weekend was about embracing and living your life’s purpose and becoming who you were created to be so that you can have the life you want: The Life Your Heart Desires!

One powerful, heart-shaking quote after another filled me with more love, joy, and hopeful anticipation than I could have ever imagined! And, with each one, Michelle and I thought of you, and how we could use what we were learning and reaffirming to inspire and guide you to have the life and love your heart desires!

Why did we think of you?

Because our life’s purposes is completely intertwined with yours!

See, it is our life’s mission to ensure that each and every woman on the planet has the experience of loving and being loved each and every day of her life and is living the life of her dreams!

One of the most powerful quotes of weekend was spoken during a benediction Rev. Rob Bell said at the end of his talk. In the blessing, he prayed that by embracing the life we already have, may we come to see that we are already living the life we want.

How powerful is that?!?

What it made me see is that everything in my life – every sad moment and every happy one, every struggle and every celebration, every breakdown and every breakthrough, and every single choice I’ve ever made – has led me to the moment I am living right now.

And, if I embrace all of it with arms wide open, rather than resisting and pushing away the events and circumstances I don’t like, if I stop pretending that I don’t feel the pain and sadness when things don’t go the way I hoped they would, and if I take the time to just see and listen to the lesson I’m being taught in that moment, then I can trust that I am exactly where I need to be on the path leading me to where I want to go!

The same is true for you.

I know that not everything in your life looks the way you’d like it to.

I know that you have challenges and situations that feel like immovable barriers right now.

I know that you’ve experienced heartache and that even the thought of ever experiencing something like that again keeps you stuck and not wanting to take the steps you know can lead you in the direction of your hopes and dreams.

I also know that you have within you all of the power, beauty and grace to move forward and break through those barriers with strength, grace, and ease.

I know that you have the strength to face the choices you have made, to forgive yourself, and to break free from all of that unnecessary pain you’ve been carrying with you.

And, most of all, I know that you don’t have to do it alone. That’s why we’re here. That is our life’s purpose.

So, wherever you are on your journey – whether you are on the precipice of a huge breakthrough, or in a dark valley – know that there is a light within you just waiting to be ignited and unleashed!

Know that, if you allow it to, everything around you is pulling you toward the life and love your heart desires. You just have to let go of the past, the fear, and the heartache, so that you can let loose and set yourself free!

Nothing would make us happier than to see you living your every dream come true, except knowing that we, in some small way, played a part in helping that happen for you!

So, if you are ready to begin experience the life, happiness, and love that is waiting for you, know that we are only a phone call away!

Just click here to schedule a Ready for Love Breakthrough Session!

Know and believe that you truly can have the life and love your heart desires, and that we’re here to serve you!

Until our hearts meet again, always remember that you are loved!

 

 

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


Are You Ready for Your Love Breakthrough?

by Gladys Diaz

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This weekend, I had an amazing breakthrough! I’ve gone back and forth about whether or not to share this, because it has to do with money, and I know that some people have “an issue” with that. But my breakthrough had so much more to do with things other than money, that I feel I need to share it with you, because it would be selfish not to!

Over the past two months I have invested more time and money in receiving coaching and training on running my business than ever before.

At every conference, meeting, and on every training call, I listened and took notes as if my life depended on it (because, in the big scheme of things, it does!). I made sure to spend time with the people who were shining most brightly, to connect with the leaders of the events (leaders by example – ALL of them), and to invest in further growth and development.

As I did this, a feeling of excitement began to brew in me. You know, like when you begin getting butterflies in your stomach at just the thought of something wonderful that is about to happen? Well, I began approaching life as if something wonderful was about to happen at any moment!

All of this Hopeful Anticipation came to a head this weekend at a Speaking Bootcamp, when I stood in front of a group of fellow entrepreneurs – many of them strangers – and gave a 5-minute talk about “Being The Invincible Woman in Your Work Life and The Absolutely Irresistible Woman in Your Love Life!”

As part of the talk, I extended the invitation for the ladies in the room to attend an upcoming event we are having for professional and entrepreneurial women who want to experience new levels of success in both their professional lives AND their love lives.

I spoke from my heart and with passion, because I knew what it cost me to not leave the office and “Vice-President Gladys” at the office, and bring a lot of the masculine energy I had to embody at work into my home. It was absolutely killing the romance and intimacy in my relationship.

I spoke with authority and conviction, because I knew what I did to turn that around and bring love, intimacy, and passion back into my marriage.

And yes, even though I was shaking a little, I spoke directly to every woman who in there with confidence and courage, because, my faith in what I was saying and the opportunity I was extending were bigger than my fear!

The result? An amazing breakthrough!

When I looked up, before I’d even finished speaking, there were four women standing in the back of the room, waiting to sign up for The Irresistible Woman Seminar that will be held in February!

So, why do I share this with you?

I share this so that you will know that whatever is stopping you from having and experiencing the kind of loving relationship your heart desires, your faith that you can have it needs to be bigger than your fear!

I share this because what made the difference for me was surrounding myself with like-minded women and inspirational thought leaders who are living what they teach. And that’s important to me, because that is what I commit to doing every single day in my marriage!

I share this because I am going to be extending several opportunities with you over the next few weeks and months that are going to guide you in being invincible in the workplace and absolutely irresistible in your love life!

And, finally, I share this because we have about two and half months left in the year, and, if you think that it’s too late to make a real change that will result in you meeting your love goals for 2014, I’m going to flat-out tell you that you are wrong. It’s not too late!

On the first day of the Speaking Bootcamp, we were asked to share our goal regarding what we wanted to get out of the weekend. I wrote down that I wanted to speak in such a way that women were moved to take immediate and decisive action to purchase the products and services that would allow them to achieve their hearts’ desires.” I also shared that I wanted to be able to inspire 20%-30% of the women in the room to work with me.

Guess what? Both of those goals were met that day!

So the question to ask yourself is not whether it’s too late to achieve your love goals. What there is for you to decide is whether or not you are ready to do whatever it takes to start taking action that will lead you toward achieving those goals.

If you are – and, please, only if you are truly ready – to begin working toward your love goals, click here to schedule an appointment for a Ready for Love Breakthrough Session, and let’s create an action plan that will help you begin taking decisive action toward achieving those goals.

Nothing is sweeter than experiencing a breakthrough that you know is going to change your life forever. That’s what I experienced this weekend, and that’s what I would love to guide you in experiencing, too!

Here’s to creating and living a life of all of your heart’s desires fulfilled!

Click here to schedule your Ready for Love Breakthrough Session!

 

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


What’s Faith Got to Do with It?

by Gladys Diaz

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I wrote this message from a plane, on my way to California, to speak to a wonderful group of single moms, followed by two amazing days of dreaming, planning, and taking inspired actions with my business mastermind group! 

One of my favorite things to do on a plane is read a great book.  While I try to make reading a daily practice, I don’t always have the luxury of several uninterrupted hours to just sit and lose myself in a great book.

For this trip, I decided to bring along my signed copy of Sharon Lechter’s book Think and Grow Rich for Women.  Based on the principles of Napoleon Hill’s timeless guide to attaining wealth through the power of your thoughts and inspired action, Lechter’s book is written by a woman, inspired by the stories of successful women, and intended for women. (My kind of book!)

As I read the chapters on having a Burning Desire and faith, I smiled as I recognized how so many of the ideas shared for creating material wealth are similar to the coaching we provide our clients when it comes to creating the relationship your heart desires!  I was especially moved by the chapter on faith.

Faith is more than something that only exists inside of religion. While it’s a spiritual practice, for sure, it is also a driving force in helping you to achieve what your heart’s desires.  Until you begin to believe - truly believe – that you are worthy of the love, peace, passion, intimacy, and fulfillment you would like to experience in a relationship, it will be impossible to experience it.  Why?

Because, until you believe that you are deserving of it, you won’t believe it’s possible for you.  And, if you don’t believe it’s possible for you to experience it, it will be impossible for you to Be the love you want to see and attract that love into your life.

So, I want you to ask yourself:

Do I truly believe myself to be worthy of the love my heart desires? 

Is there absolutely, positively not a shadow of a doubt for you that you can and will attract and create (or reignite, if your relationship has lost some of its spark) that type of extraordinary love?

If your answer is “Yes,” then ask yourself:

What actions am I taking daily that are aligned and consistent with me attracting and experiencing that type of love?

A dream without inspired action is simply a wish.  No matter how much you believe something could happen, unless you are taking actions that are consistent with what it is you want- both physical actions and in the way you choose to Be – you will simply be wishing for that type of love. Now, there’s nothing wrong with wishing. It just isn’t as powerful a method for manifesting your dreams as Being and taking inspired  actions that lead you in the direction of your dreams.

If your answer to the question above is “No,” and you don’t truly believe yourself worthy and capable of experiencing the love your heart desires, then there’s additional work to do to uncover what the hidden barriers – the thoughts, doubts, and limiting beliefs – are that are standing in the way of you seeing this as something that is completely possible for you.  Without distinguishing the hidden barriers and doing the work to dismantle them, you are robbing yourself of the opportunity to experience the love you say you want. 

Inaction and indecision are actions and decisions in and of themselves.  Choosing to do nothing to change your circumstances is an action, and one that is giving you the experience you are currently having in love – whether it’s not having fun or success in dating, or having your relationship or marriage slowly (or quickly) deteriorate before your eyes.

You have absolutely no control over what anyone else – a guy, your boyfriend, or your husband – does or doesn’t do to make your dream come true.  But you have 100% power over what you choose to do to create and transform your experience of love. 

So, I have a few last questions for you to ask yourself:

What am I committed to doing to create the experience I want to have in life and love? 

What is stopping me or standing in my way of doing that?

What specific steps will I take to transform the experience I am currently having? 

How will I demonstrate my faith in my ability to experience the love I want?

 

These are powerful questions, and I encourage you to not allow “I don’t know” to be an answer for any of them.  Be real with yourself and begin to transform your relationship with yourself, how you see yourself, and what you believe is possible for you.

I’d love to hear your responses to these questions!  Please leave a comment below and let us know what’s opened up for you inside of answering the questions for yourself. And, remember, if you need someone to help and walk you through this, we’re only a click away!

 

 


How to Attract Your Soulmate

by Gladys Diaz

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“How do I find my soulmate?

“How do I know if he’s my soulmate?”

Those are probably two of the most-frequently asked questions I hear from women!  And who can blame them?  Everyone wants to know that the next person they date or the man who they are with is, in fact, “The One,” their soulmate.

When my first husband, Andy, passed away, I swore that that was it for me.  I was so upset and saddened at the thought that my once-in-a lifetime love – my soulmate – had come and gone and I’d no longer have the experience of sharing my life and soul with someone who truly and unconditionally loved me as much as I loved him.

Thankfully, I was wrong!

When I met and began falling in love with Ric, I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that he was the one I’d be spending the rest of my life with. I was ecstatic that I had been wrong about there only being one person in all the world who would I would love and who would love me in such a powerful, passionate, incredible way!

While the idea of having one soulmate that has been predestined to share his life with you can seem very romantic, that belief is fed by a fear of scarcity, which is what has so many women – perhaps even you – think that you have to find that one, “perfect” guy, or your doomed to experience a lifetime of loneliness.

That is scary.  And depressing.

The truth is that there is an abundance of wonderful, loving, men who are also seeking out someone with whom they would like to spend their lives.  In fact, they are out there, looking for you!  And the great news is that, as you meet and get to know them, then you get to choose which ones you’d like to get to know better, and, eventually, which one you’d like to spend the rest of your life with.

So, the question remains: How do you find your soulmate?

Well, it begins with YOU.

Whether you are single and looking to attract your soulmate or you’re in a relationship with someone that doesn’t feel like everything you thought it would be, loving and being loved by your soulmate begins with being crystal-clear about what it is that you want to experience in a relationship.

If you want to experience love, passion, and fun in your relationship, then be loving, passionate, and fun NOW.

If you want to experience trust, compassion, and forgiveness in your relationship, be trusting and trustworthy, compassionate, and forgiving NOW.

If you want to experience a drama-free, peaceful, and easy-flowing relationship, then stop creating and inviting drama into your life, seek to be peaceful with others, and be open to not having to control and manage everything and everyone in your life.

How you attract your soulmate is that you are BEing everything you want to experience in your relationship in your life right now! 

And in BEing everything your  heart desires, you are living from your soul!

The love that you want, dream of, and long for isn’t something that is or that you will find anywhere outside of you. Like attracts like.  So, if you want to attract someone who is going to give you the experience you would like to have in love for the rest of your life, you need to start being that in your life NOW.

That is how he will recognize you!  And that is how he will be drawn to you!

This may sound “woo-woo” to you.  You can choose to believe it or not. But  if you haven’t found your soulmate yet, or if you thought the man you are with was your soulmate and you’re beginning to doubt it, consider that being with your soulmate is not about fate, or chance, or luck.  It’s about you BEing that amazing, irresistibly alluring love magnet that he simply can’t resist falling in love with!

If you’d like to hear more about how to BE the love you want to see and experience with a soulmate, I invite you to check out the interview that airs today on the Global Latino Summit!  One of my very good friends and internationally renowned author and speaker, Deborah Deras, interviewed me on How to Go From Heartbreak to Finding Your Soulmate.”

This was one of the most fun and heart-warming interviews I’ve done to date, and I know you’ll really enjoy it! Just click here to register for the Global Latino Summit, and you’ll receive instant access to the interview, as well as the other amazing interviews she is making available.  But hurry! This interview is only available for 24 hours, so you’ll want to head on over the GLS site now!

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

 

P.S. Ready to attract your soulmate or transform your relationship in 2015?  I’m opening enrollment for my VIP Private Coaching Program now! Click here to set up a time to talk and see if this program is right for you!  Let’s make 2015 the year your dreams come true!


How to Make Changes “Stick”!

by Gladys Diaz

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I’m writing to this post right after going for a run… A real run!

What I mean is that, lately, I’ve been sort-of-kind-of-running, which means I’ve been walking  a lot more than running during my 5K runs (and that’s on the days that I actually get out there).  This past Monday, however, I finally got real with myself about how I’ve been playing with regard to my fitness and health, and I made a commitment to myself that I was going to have the best run I’ve ever had!

I started out strong and felt really good when I saw that I was going at a faster pace than I had ever run!  Half-way through the run, however, I began feeling a really bad pain in my knee.  I slowed down a bit, but kept running.  Toward the end of my run, the pain was pretty intense, so I chose to start walking a little earlier than I normally would to cool down, just so that I could make it home.

I realize some might say that I should have “listened to my body” a little earlier.  I did.  I heard my body loud and clear, and it was saying: This is why you need to be consistent!

See, when I first started running, I dealt with knee pain almost every time I ran.  After a few months of consistent training, however, I was running pain-free!  My body had adjusted to the movements I was having it make, and I was able to run longer and faster without having to ice my knees after each run.

If I had continued training the way I was a few months ago, running several times a week and working out in between runs, it’s highly unlikely that I would have been in the pain I found myself in on Monday.

So… What does any of this have to do with you and your love life? A lot!

See, the same thing holds true when it comes to practicing new relationship skills.

When you first begin practicing a new way of communicating with and reacting and responding to the man you are dating or in a relationship, things feel a little (or more than a little) uncomfortable.

It takes some mental effort to remember not to snap back, criticize him or complain, rather than simply say how you are feeling and what you would like.

It doesn’t feel natural to be vulnerable, rather than “on guard,” protecting yourself against “the enemy.”

It feels a little painful to realize that many of the things you’d been saying and doing before you chose to change were actually hurting the intimacy in your relationship, rather than making it stronger.

That’s why there are 3 things you can to do ensure that the new skills and practices stick and become natural for you:

  1. Get Real with YOURSELF about Yourself. The first step in making any type of real change is to get real with yourself about what’s not working.  And, while it’s always easier to look at what someone else (meaning him) could or should be doing differently, the truth is that you (1) you can’t control anyone other than yourself, and (2) by looking outside of yourself, you’re actually saying that someone or something other than you has the power to create your happiness.  In order for a change to become permanent, you need to want to make it yourself and for yourself. Yes, the positive changes you make will impact and benefit your man, too, but commit to making these changes for yourself – because you want to be able to experience happiness, love, and peace and you know the power to create this lies in your hands.

 

  1. Practice the Skills Consistently and Over Time.  The more consistently you practice new relationship skills, the more likely they are to become habits, and the faster those habits will become new ways of being in your life and relationship.  When practiced over an extended period of time, you “train your brain” to begin listening, thinking, and responding in these new ways.  This allows your ability to communicate effectively and create and experience what you want in a relationship will flow naturally, with grace and ease!

 

  1. Work with Someone Who Will Hold You Accountable Trying to make changes on your own, without support or accountability, is pretty much setting yourself up to either fail or have the changes take a lot longer than they need to.  That need to do things on your own, to not allow someone to stand and be there for you is all part of your need to be in control, and comes from a fear of intimacy.  The truth is that while you are capable of making changes on your own, resisting help or encouragement from someone else may be one of the reasons you are struggling to create intimacy in your relationships.  Having someone who believes in and wants you to succeed hold you accountable is not a sign of weakness or that you aren’t capable of doing it on your own. Instead, it’s a sign of strength and the commitment you are making to yourself.

 

In my business, I have a coach and a group of colleagues who are my accountability partners.  We only listen for one another’s greatness and don’t allow each other to sell out on ourselves and the goals we’ve set.  In my fitness, I’ve asked my  husband to be my accountability partner.  He has completely transformed his lifestyle and has an unwavering commitment to working out and training over the past several years, so I want to make sure that I have someone like that on my side – someone who already has already achieved the results I want to achieve and who can help support and guide me on my way (plus, he won’t let me off the hook at all!).

 

If you’re ready to begin working with someone to help you reach your relationship goals, then I encourage you to set up a time to speak with me.  The women who are my clients will tell you that I don’t let them sell out on themselves, that I sometimes stand for and believe in them more strongly than they do for themselves, and that I encourage them to move past the excuses, “reasons,” and barriers that are standing in the way of them achieving and experiencing the love they want to have in their lives.

That’s my commitment to you

Now it’s up to you to commit making the changes you want to make.

 

The hard facts are that there are only 3 months left to make this year really count and I only have one spot opening up in my private coaching practice next month.  So, stop putting it off, making excuses as to why you “can’t change” or why your situation is different, and just click here to let me know you want to talkI’ve blocked off 3 slots in my calendar this week so that I can make sure that no one takes them unless it’s someone who is ready to get started NOW.

So, if you’re ready to get real with yourself and get consistent, I’m happy to talk about working with and holding you accountable and looking to see if the coaching program is a good fit for you!

 

I believe in you and I know that the love and happiness you dream of are possible for you!  Let’s get started, get consistent, and make dreams happen!

 

By the way, that run I was telling you about?  I did run my best time yet (shaved off 10 minutes!), even with having to walk at the end, and I’ve been consistent all week long!  There is something to be said about making a commitment and honoring it!

 

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

 


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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