What are you waiting for?

I’m all fired up right now!

I’ve been getting tons of comments to my different posts and that’s AWESOME!


About 1 out of every 4 comments gets me all riled up…


I’ll tell you why…

Too many people are wasting their energy on what everyone else is doing…

I’ve literally received a bunch of emails saying pretty much the same thing which is essentially this:

“Why should I live at 100% when nobody else does?”

I’ll tell you why…


Stop waiting for someone else or something else to change before you change…

If you do that, you’re going to have a life full of waiting…

This isn’t about anyone else…

This isn’t about the people who don’t care and don’t respect other people and don’t live anywhere near 100%.  This isn’t about the government or what your parents didn’t do for you or who let you down.

This isn’t about anyone else…

It’s about you!

One of the most powerful quotes is “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

This applies to everything!

If you want your relationships to change…

Change who YOU are in the relationship.

If you want your money situation to change…

Change how YOU think about money.

If you want your health to change…

Change how YOU deal with your health.

If you want your LIFE to change…

Change how YOU live your life.

You are the creator of your world…that’s it.

There are always going to be less than desireable people, situations and events in your life…

But here’s the exciting part…

You can control how YOU react to these people, situations and events…

Get over it, stop waiting and stop giving your power away…

You can live an extraordinary life and you can start living it RIGHT THIS SECOND but you have to claim it…you have to decide that you are extraordinary no matter what other people are doing or believe.

You are extraordinary!

You were born that way…

1 step at a time is all it takes and the first step is to CLAIM it and decide that in this moment your life is yours and you decide what to do with it and how to act and react NO MATTER WHAT IS THROWN AT YOU!

You are extraordinary…

Are you ready to claim it?

This might make you uncomfortable…

Some of you may be so uncomfortable you choose to stop coming here…

Some of you may be so uncomfortable that you comment or email me with 1 more attempt to give power to anyone other than yourself…1 more email of “But the government” or “But everyone else” or “But my job” or “But my finances”…

Stop looking for buts…you will always be able to find them and as long as you do you will stay stuck EXACTLY where you are…

Sorry it’s harsh…but it’s true!

I promise you that no matter how terrible your situation is…

There is at least 1 person who has triumphed over worse…

I’m not minimizing your pain or the fact that there are some careless people in this world or that the economy is tough right now…you have right to all of that…but it’s not helping you anymore.

Stop clinging to it…

It’s no longer an option to define your world by anything outside of yourself…

Leave me a comment right now and tell me if you are ready to let go of what everyone else seems to be doing and claim your life…

Tell me EXACTLY what you are ready to let go of so you can step into your extraordinary self…

Do it now…your life can’t wait any longer!

Go Big!


65 Responses to “What are you waiting for?”

  1. glynn says:

    I believe you should not give up your power this will help you live 100% giving your best.

  2. Anthony says:

    Preach, sister, PREACH!

    I say AMEN to this article. I feel like you just took us to church!

    When you are right, you are right.

    It is definitely time to stop giving energy to negativity.

    I came from extremely difficult circumstances in life. The type of circumstances that would leave most people down for the count.

    I was homeless, a drug addict and alcoholic. My family had written me off and the so-called friends I did have, well, they weren\’t true friends. I was at the bottom of the barrel. In the gutter.

    My life now is one of success. I have conquered my drug and alcohol addictions. I am a husband, father and homeowner. I am a success.

    I have been studying the Secret and the law of attraction since the start of this year and I am beginning now to see the reality of all that is taught about this and am putting it to practice.

    I am also a recent student of Dr. Robert Anthony and I believe that my life is about to change for the better!

    Thank you for this article. You are a breath of fresh air!

    • Kristen says:

      Hey Anthony!

      Love your reply here!! Made me smile…keep the comments coming…I can’t wait to hear more about your amazing life!

      Go Big!

  3. Linda says:

    Well said. The truth is a great refresher to the mind. I believe what you said is very powerful and very true.
    I can see happenings happen now that I never saw before. I realise how we can and do make our lives work for or against us. The choice is ours, and when this realization is achieved I can see the green light signs. Thank you for your support.

  4. Mike says:

    Everything seems to be going fine, then something knocks you flat again. The first time, fine. The second time, fine. The third time, you’re a bit bruised. The hundredth time, what the hell’s the point

    • Kristen says:

      Hey Mike!

      I understand how you are feeling…but I don’t have the answer to your question…you are the only one who can answer ‘What’s the point?’ it’s different for everyone…

      Go Big!

  5. Trice says:

    I have made it my business to understand that while it is okay to want to know if people are trust worthy it is not beneficial to believe that everyone I encounter is in some way out to get me. I can only become a more trusting person towards others when I become a more trusting person to me. Doubt has been my friend for a while not and I have doubted my happiness subconciously for years. I let go of breaking bread with doubt and giving fear a place at my table. This world is mines for the taking, one step at a time.

  6. Velda says:

    You just struck a cord with me in a good way. I AM EXTRAORDINARY! Thank you for this article. A comment you made “no matter how terrible your situation is, there is at least one person who triumphed over worse.” I never heard it put like that before even though I knew it. Instead, I always hear from people “there is someone who is worse off than you so be grateful….”.

    To me that was always wishing bad on someone else, if that makes sense.


    Thanks Kristen!

    • Kristen says:

      Great news Velda!

      I’m glad I could put it in a different way than you had heard before!!

      You ARE extraordinary…CLAIM IT!

  7. Tim says:

    Refreshing! Truely a blessing you are! Don’t ever stop!

  8. Sean says:

    Thank you Kristen. I have let go of the past and am moving towards a brighter future! Keep those emails comin’!

  9. Mercy says:

    Ah, Kristen, just what I needed to read today!! And I second Velda’s comment; I’ve always found it very strange that someone doing worse than me was supposed to make me feel better?? I am, however, totally inspired by someone with less resources, less “chance”, succeeding!! Thank you for the reminder! Anything IS Possible! =)

  10. Diana says:

    Hi Kristen,
    that is so beautiful how you inspire others.Since the beginning of the year I changed may mind-set completely,I did loose some friends or at least for now,because they think I got nuts but to change to the better I need to let go of what is not serving me right now.It is not easy and I am still struggeling with money but one step after the other will take me where I want to be.My goal is also to teach EFT but people are very diffident about it and I still have to work on it that others can trust me on that and try it out for themselves.Thank you so much for your posts.

  11. Rev George Wesley Tagoe says:

    To let go of mediocrity,because God can use a crooked stick to draw a straight line

  12. Christina says:

    Hi Kristen, thank you, the light went on, when you put, it like, nothing changes (in all areas of your life) unless you make, be the change.


    Im still learning the meaning of giving your power away, can you give me more egs of this term, as it is new to me.

    Thank you for your guidance, its always refreshing to hear the truth.

    Warm Regards

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Christina!

      Let me see if I can answer your question about giving away your power…

      The clearest way to say it is anytime you give your choice over to someone else…

      Make sense?

  13. Naomi says:

    you go, girl…I never lie about age, but most people think I’m about 45 – 50…truth is that I’ll turn 70 on Nov 13th and my health is WONDERFUL…I believe it is…I was stuck without a car to get around, believed that there WOULD be one in my driveway, there is now a GREAT car sitting there…I believed that I would find the RIGHT match for me (against all odds) and friends didn’t really believe I could…I now have a wonderful, handsome man who treats me with respect and honor…the way we all deserve to be treated…my last thing is money challenges and I BELIEVE I can manifest that as well…thank you for your encouragement and everyone should KNOW it’s NEVER too late…and you’re NEVER too far gone to BELIEVE…Naomi

  14. Kristen, you get a double high five for everything you say!!! I am a speaker/coach and I have saying these same things to everyone for a long time. I too say it like it is and sometimes get in people’s faces and tell them the truth without sugar coating it. I applaud you for laying it all out on the table and telling it like it really is. There is a reason that there are so few wealhy and successful people in this world. For one thing they don’t take responsibility for their thoughts, habits and actions. I had to learn this the hard way back in 2005 which was one of the toughest years, but also a turning point in my life. I had to decide to do things differently, with no excuses in order for my life to change. That’s when I started to read and listen to everything I could get my hands on AND I started APPLYING what I learned. You are a breath of fresh air and I thank you. Love, Taylor

  15. Janelle says:

    I’m ready to let go of limited possibilities and open myself up for ANY possibility. Thanks, Kristen

  16. Lori says:

    WOW! are you phycic or what, this is just what I needed to hear! Thank you for the email what are you waiting for? somehow you found me and what a kick in the pants! I needed that. Thank you, and now moving forward with MY life with what I want! One footstep at a time. Many thanks.

  17. David says:

    Thank you for the excellent inspiration I would like to share this with all ……..


    You can’t get an accurate reference on your past until you have an accurate reference on your present.
    You have to get a handle on your current reality if you are ever going to be able to accurately diagnose where you came from.
    Defining experiences have power; they have personal impacts that are fraught with adversity. They are not making or breaking you……they are revealing you. They are endeavoring to reveal you.
    Your circumstances do not make or break you, they reveal you.
    Somewhere in the affliction is the treasure…………
    Have you had to carry some things on your back for a while?
    It’s in your seasons of being burdened that you dream again.
    It’s in your seasons of darkness that you think about light.
    It’s in your seasons of mourning where it turns into dancing.
    It’s in your seasons of ashes where you dream about beauty.
    The tighter it gets the bigger you are.
    The more constricted it gets, the more expansive you become.
    Inspiration carries intention, but inspiration is carried by a burden.
    It’s the sorrows in the burden barring areas of your life that teach you how to dream.
    Intuition gives birth to the inspiration and wakes up instinct.
    When instinct and inspiration see each other it releases the law of attraction, and when that happens it releases the law of intention.
    Transition from the way things were to the way they are becoming.
    With every setback there is a comeback.
    Within every opposition there is a secret to victory.
    You are not where you are based on where you came from…
    you are where you are based on where you are going.
    That burden that you may be complaining about holds something precious, embrace it, your key is in it. Break bread and give thanks for it!
    Your about to be inspired, your instincts are about to get married to your inspiration and you’re about to create a powerful attraction for the divine intention, the manifestation of your hearts desire.
    The plans of a man are like a deep well, but the man of understanding draws them out….. Proverbs 20:5
    It’s not what’s happening to you, it’s what’s happening for you. Stop looking at what you think are the break downs and start looking for the breakthroughs.

  18. Tim says:

    I have already commented but come back to this email when I feel like life has me instead of me having life. I CLAIM IT!

  19. Great post Kirsten. I could not have said it better myself. It really amazes me how people lower their standards, just because everyone else has low standards. the things people will do to fit in. As Tony Robbins says \"you will become like your peer group\", so watch out who you are hanging around with.

  20. andrea says:

    hey kirsten! love getting your emails! when i am at work i get bogged down by closed minded people & 24/7 news! i do not easily buy into the general concience, sometimes its hard. not always surrounded with my like minded friends, so it is nice to see your emails.

  21. Nandini says:

    Hi Kristen..i love reading your mail and the way you put things together..simple,straight forward and honest and above all practically applicable..and thank you DAVID for your post on TRASITION.. it was an amazing read..

  22. mirette says:

    i am starting to get out of this negative feelling that i have and will try to love myself and appreciate myself need ur help to do this

  23. Ronald says:

    Hi Kristen you are so right those words mean so much to me. A lot of people around me tell me that I’m great or that I’m so different but I still find myself settling for mediocrity a lot of the time. Kristen I’m will to let go of what ever I have to let go of to live an extraordinary life.

  24. Hi Kristen your posts are so uplifting, inspiring and so to the point. They are a wake-up and call to action. I thank God that I have come across your writing. I hope to meet you in person one day. Keep up the good work!

  25. Brenda says:

    Be the change you want to see in the world.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  26. barney says:


    You have magnificent energy. I have been listeing to Eldon Taylor’s Inner Talk CDs and the one on Procrastination says that “time is a measure of energy” in essence the results we produce, I produce are the results of how I spend my time. Your post is superb because it is only NOW that I can move myself. Thanks.


  27. cindy says:

    Hi Kristen,
    You are so right in saying “take your power back” or “dont give your power away”.I’ve been to the very bottom of what life can throw at you. It took me well over a year to just start coming back up. My power is now my own I have a great job, with fantastic salary and everything i dream of eventually comes my way.

  28. Rosemary says:

    Is this re-post of an earlier e-mail your answer to the question I posed for next Thursday’s GoBig call? I don’t want anything from the Government, except to be left alone. Am I so wrong to want their misguided efforts stopped?

    Okay, others let me down frequently, but I know I can help them, can make things happen for them and for myself. Thanks for the reminder.

    Talk to you Thursday.

  29. Rob says:

    Very uplifting Kristen.I’ve been out of work for 6 months looking for ways to make an income. I’ve been dabbling with investing/trading but cant seem to make the full leap of faith.your posts always help me to keep going and not give up.
    Anyway thanks for your words of encouragement.

  30. rich b says:

    Kristen – Ah the ole Monday morning wakeup call !!!!!!!!!!! Thanks. Brief rundown finished coaching with Tony Robbins group did nothing with it. Have opportunity to join new MLM company with one of top business leaders as my direct sponsor but have not pushed the button. Sorting thru the mental trash is worse than any of those reality shows and that is saying a lot. I Believe you can Be, Do or Have anything and yet continue to settle for anything but. New month ready for a Big Finish !!!!!!!! Thanks for the kick. I appreciate you. rich

  31. Hani says:

    You hit the nail on the head. The way I look at it is I want to live MY dream on my own terms, and no one will make me change my mind. Even though I am surrounded by many negative people who do not want to give 1% yet alone 100, I do my best to steer clear of them.

    My life is my life and my dream is my dream and they (no one) will stand in my way.

    Thanks for a great reminder, Kristen.


  32. ugo says:

    Great COACH

    I’m on my way to the top. You will here from me

  33. Jason says:


  34. John (djunjohn) says:

    Hi Kirsten
    Thank you for a wonderful post – Over the weekend I finally really GOT that the only person who can change my experiences is me!! yes, I’ve always know that intellectually but this has come as an all encompassing whole body mind spirit experience – and I have been happily and rapidly working away on my 30 days to transform my financial experience – more cash to live the life I REALLY want.
    Thank you again – persistence pays off
    Have a great day too – with much appreciation

  35. John Dennis says:

    thank you for showing me the way into life again. It’s good to be back on track to good things i lost track big time a way back . i will keep on track thank’s to you . Love you Regards John
    ps: i love life again 🙂

  36. Laura says:

    Love this post, it really sends out a positive message. This will make you a leader and a unique individual. I just have to let go of my past more and live more in the moment. Thanks for this post! 🙂

  37. Theo says:

    OK. I accept that only I can create my world; only I can create my reality; and that I should be the change I want to be. I also accept that “but” may essentially be a cop-out; it may in fact be a feeble.
    So here I am at a junction trying to determine which is the better of two paths to take. Each, path A and path B hold the promise of my reaching a cherished goal.
    Living on a fixed income, I’m retired, and having about $1,000 in reserve presents me with a major problem.
    Since my retirement I’ve become a procrastinator. And I quickly acknowledge that is probably just FEAR.
    Either path requires commitment and I’m uncertain if I can muster the courage to take that first step.

  38. Ron Owens says:

    Great encouragement, Kristen. Thanks for posting it. Too many people do not realize the power that they hold in their minds. Some are aware but are afraid and, believe it or not, some are just too lazy to employ their spiritual power!

  39. Jane says:

    You are such an inspirational influence – thank you! Your wake-up call came just at the perfect moment!

  40. mystro says:

    A quote i enjoy reading!

    “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift”.

    lets all focus on the present and live a full and happy life. lets all be the best you that you can be, know one can be like you and you cant be like anyone else because we all unique and special in our way. we live one life so lets make the most of it.

    great article, really gets you thinking as to all the time we tend to waste focusing on our problems rather than working on the solutions.

    take care!

  41. Gena says:

    Thanks Kristen! Your words speak volumes and are what I needed to hear. We must continually remind ourselves of this to keep us focused on what we want and to see the good of what lays before us. There will always be excuses and challenges that will be there as long as we let them. I commit to see the positive and not get caught up in negativity in my life. I will create my own reality!

  42. Migen L. Osorio says:

    Dear Kristen Howe,
    Although I have not yet done what you want your readers to do, that is to GO BIG, I have actually started one small step to GO BIG, and that is to tell myself that my life can be in control, even as God is in control. Also, I have started in believing fully in myself and not to sabotage success for myself by entertaining thoughts of inadequacy. You have put in my mind that we are responsible for our success, that is, we are in charge of our life and that we must not think of outside forces for our diminished state but to cling to the belief that we can go over the hump if we will to do so.
    I know that first things must come first. And the first thing I must do to GO BIG is to recognize who and what and how I am. I have to know myself, be acquainted with my strengths and weaknesses, and then work on strengthening my strengts and lessening the power of my weaknesses.
    As a psychologist, I know what is called self-fulfilling prophecy. My coming into your line of communication is just that. You have come into my life when I am at the crossroads, ready to take on what I feel is the right path. I still have not decided what path to take. But you have let me ponder on this path and let me decide on what my gutfeel or intuition will tell me.
    Thank you for not giving up on me. I still need your proding to GO BIG. I truly appreciate your words, GO BIG. We can only be as big or as small as our dreams. Yes.
    Very truly yours,

    (Miss) MIGEN L. OSORIO

  43. Tom says:

    i am ready to claim my power. its mine, not anybody’s. i believe nobody can stop me. i can do it if i am determined enough.


  44. bart says:

    Hi kirsten,

    I’ve just returned from Finland,and i’va had a great time over and i’m really looking forward to visiting Helsinki again.
    I’ve been doing many things as keeping my home study on interiour designer and some NLP programs to learn about what it takes to be a life coach even to know my life doesn’t really look like much,and this just keeps me going because in todays society to change yourself is the first step in the evolution of everything else by taking back the control over your own dreams and how you see yourself but the question now comes back about control.
    What if we just stopped tryin’ to control everything and just let everything go wouldn’t that give the extra boost in making your dreams come to life?

    Go Big,


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