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20 10, 2014

What Is Your Intention For Today?

By | 2017-09-15T12:21:35+00:00 October 20th, 2014|MindShift Monday|0 Comments

I'm super excited about what's happening in One Degree Shift Community. We wrote a book! For some, writing a book was a life-long dream and for others it was the second or third time around, but what thrills me most is that we did it together. I am convinced that we accomplish more in community. The title of the book is Strengthen Your Wings: Amazing Stories for the Journey. Each author shares a powerful story of transformation that will touch the heart of every reader. Through the process of writing, I witnessed the authors transforming their personal stories  into powerful [...]

13 10, 2014

Why Worry?

By | 2017-09-15T12:23:09+00:00 October 13th, 2014|MindShift Monday|0 Comments

Are you a worrier? Researchers at the University of Cincinnati found that 85% of what we worry about never happens. The study found that 79% of us handle the 15% that does happen in ways that surprise us with our ability to turn the situation around. So, why worry? Worry tricks you into thinking that you're doing something about the situation. While it certainly takes a lot of energy to worry, it rarely changes anything. You imagine what might happen which is usually the worst case scenario possible. Worry excites fears and anxiety that robs your peace of mind and [...]

6 10, 2014

Let’s Start Each Day With GRATITUDE

By | 2017-09-15T12:25:20+00:00 October 6th, 2014|MindShift Monday|0 Comments

Each week in One Degree Shift Community, we have Thankful Thursday, where collectively we recognize, acknowledge, and appreciate what we're grateful for. Being thankful for what we already have unlocks the door to greater abundance. My aim is to live my life in gratitude. When I practice being grateful, I experience more joy, less stress, and better results. My coach and mentor, Marcia Wieder of Dream University, shared her gratitude practice with me. She calls it "GOING GAGA." It is a practice of expressing Gratitude, Appreciation, Generosity, and Abundance. Gratitude is an emotion you can cultivate to increase your happiness [...]

29 09, 2014

Do Your Thoughts Lift You Up?

By | 2017-09-15T12:27:02+00:00 September 29th, 2014|MindShift Monday|0 Comments

Thoughts are powerful. They have the ability to move us forward or stop us in our tracks. Your mind is like a computer. The messages that you put in affect your feelings and mood, and your feelings influence your actions. Henry Ford said it this way, "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't -- you're right." You become what you think. Your thoughts shape your reality. Here's a story I often share to illustrate the power of thoughts. I told myself, "I have to work hard for everything I get and nothing comes easy." The story came [...]

22 09, 2014

What’s Your Purpose?

By | 2017-09-15T12:28:50+00:00 September 22nd, 2014|MindShift Monday|0 Comments

I read the book, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho recently. I loved the story of the young shepherd, Santiago, who sets out on a journey to find and fulfill his Personal Legend. The book describes a Personal Legend as "what you have always wanted to accomplish." For me your Personal Legend is your purpose -- it's the difference you are meant to make. I believe everyone is born with one. No matter who you are or what country you live in, you have a purpose. Several years ago, I was leading a small group, and we were reading the book, [...]

15 09, 2014

What Are You Not Trusting and Why?

By | 2017-09-15T12:31:13+00:00 September 15th, 2014|MindShift Monday|0 Comments

The biggest part of my personal transformation has been learning to trust myself. When I look at all the limiting beliefs that were holding me back, I discovered TRUST (specifically self-trust) was a major factor keeping me from making a bigger difference. When you don't trust, your journey will always be difficult, blocked, stuck, lonely, and slow. You will second guess your decisions and actions and just about everything and everyone around you. You will attempt to control every outcome in your life and if you can't control it you won't risk it. As a result, you sabotage your success [...]

12 09, 2014

Find the Beauty in the Simple Things of Life

By | 2017-09-15T12:36:37+00:00 September 12th, 2014|Member Spotlight|5 Comments

This month, we’re featuring Miriam Ilgenfritz in One Degree Shift community. Miriam is a woman of adventure. Read how this mother of 16 children, wife of 32 years, award-winning writer, long distance runner, serial entrepreneur, and mentor to young moms finds the beauty in the simple things of life. CASSANDRA: Hi Miriam. You’ve been a member of the One Degree Shift Community for a few months. I’m excited to introduce you. Please tell us about yourself. MIRIAM: I’m the daughter of a missionary doctor, and I spent most of my formative years in the jungles of Zaire. I thought I [...]

8 09, 2014

Is Your Word Really Your Bond?

By | 2017-09-15T12:39:18+00:00 September 8th, 2014|MindShift Monday|0 Comments

Integrity is the key to achieving your goals and dreams. It's about keeping your commitments, to others and to yourself, and doing what you say. Integrity is being aligned with your truth. When you honor your word, extraordinary things start to happen. If you are committed to making a difference, integrity is a must. Imagine pushing a shopping cart with a wobbly wheel through the grocery store. As you move along, you struggle to steer the cart in the direction you want to go because the wobbly wheel pulls in the opposite way. You have a few choices: You can [...]

1 09, 2014

Can You Believe In Yourself One Degree More?

By | 2017-09-15T12:41:11+00:00 September 1st, 2014|MindShift Monday|0 Comments

Success starts with a positive mindset, and to maintain it you must continue learning, surround yourself with positive people, and feed your mind with positive thoughts. Every Monday I'll share a word of the week and a short message to shift your mindset, improve your results, and change the course of your life. Then for an extra boost, you can join me and my online community at One Degree Shift Facebook Page where I'll post an inspiration each day to keep you focused on your mindset. If something I post inspires you, leave me a comment or share it with [...]

5 08, 2014

Three Ways to Be a More Powerful Communicator

By | 2017-09-15T12:43:30+00:00 August 5th, 2014|Others|2 Comments

Several times a year, I work with entrepreneurs in a small group coaching program to improve their communication skills. I just completed this intensive workshop a couple of weeks ago. During this five-week program, we dig deep and cover not only how to be a more powerful communicator, but we also uncover the internal blocks that mute your voice and cause you to disappear. I will offer the program again soon, watch for it, and if you’re ready to speak more confidently then join me. Here are three strategies that I teach in the Communicate with POWER program. 1. Know [...]