Tired of Trying?

TiredOne of the themes I have been hearing a lot lately from clients is, “I’m exhausted. I’m tired of trying.” “Why does everything have to be so hard?” “When does it get easier?” “I’ve been at this for so long, haven’t I learned my lesson yet?” When I hear many of the same messages in a short period of time, I consider it a helpful sign from the Universe that we need to pay attention. A breakthrough is possible.

Do you have a dream or goal you are having a hard time manifesting? In what areas of your life are you feeling dissatisfied or discouraged (for example, health, money, lover, kids, job, or career)? Have you hit the brink of despair?

Often when I dive deeper with my clients, at the root of their discouragement are a million assumptions about why “XYZ” isn’t happening or won’t work! “I have to lose weight before a man will love me.” “No one wants to hire me, I am too old.” “My child will never forgive me.” “You have to be a man to get to the top of the career ladder.” “I’ve wanted to sing professionally since I was a child, but my parents were right, I would never make money at this.” Get the idea? We often stop ourselves before we even begin! You may say, “Well, I really have tried and believe me, things aren’t working.” I believe you. Is it possible that you have created this reality?

Your behaviors are based on your beliefs. We all know that beliefs create our reality. It’s quantum duality. Let me give you an example. It’s quite common for me to hear from women that their organization will not put them in the most senior roles because they are a woman and companies prefer men at the top. While gender bias in the workplace has been backed by numbers, it is possible that by changing our thoughts we can create a totally different outcome. When I was growing up, for example, my father treated my mother equally and did a lot of the household duties that in that day were considered “women’s work”. My parents taught me that I could do whatever I aspired to and to get a great education. They treated me like an equal. My dad even nicknamed me “Chief”!

In consulting to organizations, I never had concerns that men would treat me “less than” because I was a woman. It wasn’t ever part of my upbringing, belief system or paradigm. What was the outcome? I opened doors at the top and enjoyed coaching and consulting my clients who were both women and men. My relationship with men in business has been based on mutual respect even in industries considered to be very male dominated, such as oil and gas, manufacturing, and engineering. As a human being, of course I have had other assumptions and beliefs that have inhibited me and have had to work to bring them to the surface and clean things up.

What walls and barriers are you inadvertently creating based on your beliefs and assumptions? For every dream or goal you want to achieve, list the assumptions that are both hindering and helping you. Drill down on your assumptions until you get to the core of your beliefs and what is driving your behavior. Below is an example from a client.

Dream/Goal

Beliefs/Assumptions
To save money and to feel financially secure
    1. I never have enough money
    2. Money created conflict and separation in my family
    3. Money is evil because it separated my family
    4. Because money is evil, I need to get rid of money as soon as I receive it

In the above example, we can see why my client had difficulty saving money.  It was not until one of our sessions that she realized she equated money with evil.  Of course she wanted to get rid of it!  As was true in my client’s case, our beliefs and assumptions can go unnoticed.

The research says that roughly 85% of our thoughts are unconscious.  We have very adept defense mechanisms and have been hiding thoughts from ourselves since childhood.  We put these thoughts into our subconscious primarily because we were afraid to show the sides of ourselves that did not earn us love and approval as children.  Counseling and an intuitive read, as many of you know, are excellent ways to bring these unconscious thoughts to the surface.  Meditation is another excellent method.  We can only change when we see our blind spots!  That which is visible is changeable.

For each dream/goal that you listed above, on a scale of 1 – 10 (1 being a weak attempt and 10 being a very strong effort), how would you assess your level of effort in reaching your objectives?  Be frank with yourself.

Let’s consider the following formula in light of your self-assessment:

Motivation X Capability = Performance

For your weaker attempts at accomplishing your goals, what is the problem?  If you are not motivated, perhaps it is time to reflect on the degree to which you really value your dream or goal.  How important is this dream/goal to you?  Do you feel you want to accomplish it or that you should accomplish it?  Forget the “should’s” and focus on what you really want.

If your goal is something you really want, but you haven’t exerted the effort, are you afraid of the potential losses that may occur with your gain?  It’s actually common for people to fear that if they aspire to their unlimited potential and self-realize/self-actualize, that they will be shunned by family and friends, or at least not as well liked or loved.  It may break the unstated family patterns.  For example, you may want to go to college, but no one else in your family aspired to that goal and in fact, you were told by your parents that you don’t need the degree.  Fear of rocking the family pattern and dynamic can result in a whole host of self-sabotaging behaviors.

On the other side of motivation is the aspect of capability.  If you tried “XYZ”, are you concerned as to whether you would have the necessary knowledge, skills and attributes to accomplish your dream?  Do you lack the confidence to apply yourself?  What can you do to gain the capabilities you need to be successful? 

Reaching our dreams is a process and one that requires adaptability, focus and discipline.  For the dreams/goals where you have exerted a lot of effort, but not reached your intended outcome, don’t give up.  It may take years to accomplish a particular goal.  It doesn’t mean the goal is wrong or that the Universe does not support you.  Possibly you just need to make a minor shift to accomplish your goal or try an entirely new path to attain it.  Maybe you need to partner with a different person or people to make your dream a reality.  It may be that there are many things you need to learn along the way.

It is about enjoying the voyage as after you accomplish your goal you will simply set another one and the adventure will begin again.  It’s the journey that gives us the juice in life.  I have accomplished objectives that I thought were important at the time only to realize that the outcome was unfulfilling and sometimes painful.  The gift is participating in the game and the wisdom you obtain along the way.

Achieving

The small things you do every day to accomplish your objectives are important.  You may not see the result for a while, but all of the things you do daily add up whether it’s learning a new skill, losing twenty pounds, saving for a house, or preparing to run a marathon.  It takes discipline.

The most successful people work very hard.  Even the most brilliant minds have had to apply themselves.  Albert Einstein stated, “Genius is 1% talent and 99% hard work…”  Einstein’s parents thought he was retarded at an early age as he had problems communicating.  As a child, Einstein was introverted, lonely and withdrawn.  Consider Thomas Edison who developed hearing problems as a child and who left school as a boy after being referred to as “addled” by his teacher.  What did these two individuals accomplish?

FaithThe act of “trying” takes faith.  Successful people take risks.  There is no return without risk; the greater the investment, the greater the reward.

Consider where you reside relative to the chart below:

Limits Oneself

Unlimited Potential

Stays within the paradigm Changes the paradigm
Already knows what is true Questions what one “knows”
Numb, lacks curiosity Asks the questions why, what if and why not?  Wonders what could be
Risk averse Takes chances
Sees life as scary Sees a world of adventure
Life is boring and hard Life is fun
Overly planned, consistently in adult mode, serious Playful and spontaneous, childlike wonder
Sees limitations Sees possibilities
Resistant Resilient
Worrisome Brave, courageous
I’ll believe it when I see it I’ll see it when I believe it
Hopeless, faithless Hopeful, faithful
Gives up easily Tenacious
Makes excuses, victim thinking Is accountable and responsible for ones choices and life
Ashamed of mistakes, focuses on failures Sees mistakes as an opportunity to learn and tries again.  Focuses on values, meaning and potential
Observes the game In the game!

Is trying worth the effort?  Imagine yourself at the end of your life reflecting backward.  How do you want to be remembered?  What did you stand for?  How did you add value to the lives of others?  What did you teach?  How much did you laugh?  How did you love?  What did you accomplish?  Did you live or “die” while alive?  The choice is yours…

Karen final smile picture posterAbout Karen Storsteen, M.S., M.A.

Karen Storsteen, M.S., M.A., in an intuitive therapist.  She has worked in the fields of human and organizational development for over twenty-five years and educated and counseled hundreds of thousands to self-actualize and reach their greatest potential.  Karen is known for her “supersensory and uncanny intuitive gifts”, and blends this talent with proven psychological methods to help people gain instant insight and awareness in love, work and life.  

She helps people let go of limiting thoughts and behaviors so they may experience the miraculous  and catapult their lives forward.

Karen is revolutionizing the way people think and feel to achieve results they never thought possible. She provides counseling and consulting services, as well as intuitive sessions, globally and by phone.

Storsteen has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBC, and has been a regular on morning radio and several FM/AM and internet radio stations.  Her work is well recognized by Fortune 500 leaders, professional organizations (such as the Mensa The High IQ Society), higher education, the media and general public.

Karen graduated with Honors with a Master of Arts in Psychology from Regis University, holds a Master of Science in Management and Organization, and Master’s Minor in Finance, from the University of Colorado, and Bachelor of Science in Business Management.  She holds numerous certifications in psychological, behavioral and organizational assessment and human performance improvement technologies.

To learn more, you can go to karensinsight.com and karenstorsteen.com.

Copyright © 2014, Karen Storsteen. All Rights Reserved.

How To Know If It’s Your Intuition or Imagination

A question I am commonly asked is, “How can I tell if it’s my imagination or intuition and Divine guidance talking?”

Do not assume that your imagination is invalid.  Albert Einstein stated, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”  “Imagination is the theatre of coming attractions.”  Einstein’s imagination led him to some of the greatest scientific discoveries of our time, as did the imagination of other great leaders and scientists whose inventions have dramatically changed our lives.  It was their precognition (ability to see into the future) at work.  They were seeing a vision of what could be and made it a reality.

Remember,  thoughts affect matter and the nature of particles can be altered (quantum duality).  We create our reality.  What do you believe?  What are you creating subconsciously and consciously?  If you are not sure, take a look at your life.

Imagination allows us to envision the “impossible dream” and create it.   Imagination is about possibility, whereas knowledge is limited and can keep us from creating new paradigms.   Is the earth flat?  When we “know” something to be true, there is no room for growth, new thoughts, or new ways of operating.  When you “know”, your cup is full and therefore, all new information simply spills over into wasteland.  Allow the curious and intuitive mind to lead followed by the logical, rational mind.

Possibly a more useful question is: How can you tell the difference between your intuition and Divine guidance, versus the egoic mind? 

You can experience Divine guidance through many forms based on your belief system.  Quantum entanglement has been proven.  It follows therefore, that the philosophical and spiritual assumption that we are all connected, all intertwined, and all One, is a construct we can live by.  Each of us is like a white cap on an ocean of energy and consciousness.  We are co-creators with the Divine, therefore, Divine guidance will always resonate with your Soul – the seat of your inner voice, higher self and intuition.

Problems can arise, however, when the egoic mind takes over and drowns out your inner voice.

Intuition or FearWhen this occurs, it can be difficult to know when your intuition and Divine guidance is talking versus your fear.  In times of stress, it is very difficult to hear our intuition as our brain is flooded with stress hormones and incessant mind chatter.  We feel disconnected from ourselves, our Soul, our higher-self and Divine guidance.  Stress hijacks the brain and the egoic mind takes charge creating false and self-limiting stories and beliefs. So how do you know when Divine guidance versus the fear based, egoic mind is speaking?  Here is a partial list to remind you of the difference:

Divine Guidance/Intuition
Fear Based, Egoic Mind
Always unconditionally loving Conditional
Encouraging, empowering, lifts you up Discouraging and disempowering
Focuses on your heart’s greatest desires Focuses on your worst fears
Patient, time is an illusion, focuses on wisdom Impatient, short-term focus, running out of time to accomplish dreams
Focuses on your greatest strengths Focuses on your weaknesses
Assures you that you are a powerful spiritual being Tells you that you are a victim, helpless and limited to the material world
Direct, clear, and simple Complicated and unclear
Tells the whole story by often speaking in metaphor Fragmented, erratic information and bits
Calm and peaceful – even in emergency situations Anxious and chaotic
Shows an uplifting vision of the future Shows a scary, heavy vision of the future
Encourages learning, stretching and trying new things that resonate with your Soul Encourages freeze behaviors or feeling like you are “jumping off a cliff”.  Focuses on past and potential mistakes
Messages are often funny and light-hearted Messages are typically dark
You feel exuberant and energized Messages make you feel tired and weighted
Is compassionate and empathetic of self and others.  Perceives others in their greatest light Judges self and others.  Perceives the lower-self
Expansive, encourages your highest potential, focuses on meaning and possibility.  Helps you see beyond your circumstances Constrictive, focuses on security, limited to rational thinking, keeps you in the box
You can feel the messages in your heart and gut.  Validates what your heart and Soul know to be true You cannot feel the message.  It does not resonate with your heart
Focuses on collaboration, trust, and win-win solutions Focuses on being alone, distrust, and win-lose solutions
Will tell you words and show you symbols you have never heard or seen before, but that are valid once researched Messages are consistently confined to what you already know
Messages are repetitive and consistent.  Patterns in the information exist Inconsistent messages that do not fit the larger picture or patterns
Speaks in song, synchronistic events, books, animal totems, as well as literally Messages are consistently literal
Shows you steps to reach your dream Convinces you that you lack what it takes
Honors your idiosyncrasies and uniqueness Tells you that you are weird or crazy
Will tell you what you NEED to hear for your highest good Will tell you what you WANT or DON’T WANT to hear based on wishful thinking or fear
Messages from Divine guidance feel like a loving parent or very warm wise wo/man, sage Messages feel low in energy, vibration and are cold

When Divine guidance is present, you may also:

  • Have the tingles
  • Hear a high pitched buzz in your ear(s)
  • Feel a change in air pressure
  • See the flash of a white or bluish white light
  • See waves of energy
  • Have a vision or see a presense with your third eye
  • Smell a beautiful, sweet fragrance
  • Feel an embrace across your whole body
  • Feel light, almost as if you are out of body
  • Feel protected
  • Hear helpful messages in your mind

Now put what you have learned to work.

This week make a conscious effort to discriminate between Divine Guidance/your intuition and mind clutter/egoic mind chatter.  Once you begin to take action on the Divine messages you receive, you will validate how intuitive you already are and know that Spirit is ALWAYS there guiding, supporting and loving you!

About Karen Storsteen, M.S., M.A.

Karen Storsteen, M.S., M.A., in an intuitive therapist.  She has worked in the fields of human and organizational development for over twenty-five years and educated and counseled hundreds of thousands to self-actualize and reach their greatest potential.  Karen is known for her “supersensory and uncanny intuitive gifts”, and blends this talent with proven psychological methods to help people gain instant insight and awareness in love, work and life.  

She helps people let go of limiting thoughts and behaviors so they may experience the miraculous  and catapult their lives forward.

Karen is revolutionizing the way people think and feel to achieve results they never thought possible. She provides counseling and consulting services, as well as intuitive sessions, globally and by phone.

Storsteen has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBC, and has been a regular on morning radio and several FM/AM and internet radio stations.  Her work is well recognized by Fortune 500 leaders, professional organizations (such as the Mensa The High IQ Society), higher education, the media and general public.

Karen graduated with Honors with a Master of Arts in Psychology from Regis University, holds a Master of Science in Management and Organization, and Master’s Minor in Finance, from the University of Colorado, and Bachelor of Science in Business Management.  She holds numerous certifications in psychological, behavioral and organizational assessment and human performance improvement technologies.

To learn more, you can go to karensinsight.com and karenstorsteen.com.

 

Copyright © 2014, Karen Storsteen. All Rights Reserved.

 

Why Are You Here?

I am beyond grateful to share some of the most intimate moments in peoples’ lives, whether they are grieving the passing of a loved one, or I am holding the hand of a dear friend who is crossing. The appreciation I have for being part of these experiences is deep and profound.I reflect on the meaning of my own life and what my soul is here to do and learn. Some of the questions I ask myself may be helpful to you. Let’s explore…

Position yourself comfortably. Relax your body and mind and focus on your heart. Imagine yourself taking a deep breath in through your heart and releasing through your heart. With every breath in, taking in the energy of life and with every breath out, further relaxing and releasing. With the ease of this breathing rhythm, you are in the moment and peaceful. You are open to hearing your higher-self and awakened to the wisdom of your soul. The Divine is supporting you on your journey inward…

Now, imagine that you have peacefully transitioned to the other side and are peeking in to a gathering of friends and family on earth. They have come together to honor you and your life. They are sharing in celebration of you – this is your funeral. Notice how you are feeling and what you are seeing…

* What is your family saying about you and your life? Your children, spouse, siblings, parents, etc. What memories are they sharing with one another? What are they saying about your character? How did you contribute to their lives?What did you teach them? How did you “show-up”? What are they saying about your attitude?

* Find your friends. These are the people who knew you as a person rather than as a father, mother, sister, wife, etc. What are they saying about you? What do they most remember about you? How are they feeling when they speak about you?

* Move on to business associates. What are they saying you stood for? How did you add value to their lives and the lives of the customers/industry/community of people you served? What is their image of you?

As you review your life, what are you discovering?

* How did you love?

* What gave you the greatest joy? How did you have fun? What were your greatest adventures?

* How did you honor yourself and take care of your mind, body and spirit?

* What and who have you forgiven?

* To what degree did you realize your potential and how?

* How well did people know you? How did you express yourself?

* How did you lead?

* What did you leave behind?

* What did you learn?

Something to think about…

Copyright © 2014, Karen Storsteen. All Rights Reserved.

How To Get The Right Answer Right Now!

What if you had every answer to every question inside you? You would be peaceful, unafraid and adventuresome, wouldn’t you?

At the age of 18, I had a profound intuitive experience and learned that we do, in fact, have every answer to every question inside of us. I bank on it every day! Further, quantum physics explains this truth.

To gain clarity about ANY decision you are trying to make, or problem you are trying to solve, here is a six step process to get the right answer right now:

1.  Relax and close youreyes; quiet meditation is best

2.  Think of a problem you are trying to solve or a decision you are trying to make.

3.  Have faith that the answers you seek are within you and around you. Ask for Divine guidance.

4.  Ask a specific question that you are trying to answer. For example,
“Will I get the job?” “How can I improve my love life?”

5.  Receive all of the information that comes to you – even if you don’t understand it. The information may come to you in the form of a metaphor, your inner voice, visually in your mind’s eye, or maybe you will feel the answer in your body.

Intuitive information will typically come to you based on your predominant learning style depending on whether you are a visual, auditory or kinesthetic learner.

6.  Interpret all of the information you have received and don’t discount any of it!  For example, I may see peanut butter if someone is stuck or see a bee if someone feels they were stung emotionally.

Copyright © 2013, Karen Storsteen. All Rights Reserved.

Carpooling With The Other Side

We are accustomed to saying that the Spirit world is with us, just not in physical form. And yet, my experience has been that they lovingly talk to us, appear to us, hug us, and can even move things. They are in fact, perceptible to the human senses!

Often people come to see me when they do not feel their loved ones are communicating with them or when they wonder whether the signs they are receiving from Spirit are real or imagined.

Divine Guidance and your loved ones on the other side are with you whether you are in despair or are doing cartwheels on a cloud. Spirits on the other side are even helping and supporting you if they were lost souls on planet earth who caused you heartache. They are far wiser now having transcended from the egoic mind to Universal consciousness. Defensiveness and desperateness have been replaced by empathy, joy, and Divine knowledge.

Often I talk about how to connect and hear the subtle clues from the other side, but why not ask for the big, bold, “in your face” kind of messages? You may be thinking, “Well I have asked for loud messages Karen, and I am not receiving them!” If this is the case, question whether or not you really BELIEVE that YOU can hear, see or feel these messages. Sadly, often people wonder whether they are deserving of these messages or talented enough to attune themselves psychically. You are loved and have everything you need right now in this moment to receive Divine Guidance and experience miracles.

In my last 2-day Psychic Brilliance course, participants who were highly stressed at the beginning of the class and who could not shut off the noise of their incessant mind chatter were, by the end of the class, clearly hearing the names, and picking up the personalities, of deceased loved ones connected to other class participants. They were also hearing Divine Guidance as validated by other class members. Participants who didn’t think they were psychic before the class, later learned that they knew things without having any way of knowing! Psychic means “of the soul”, and it is your birthright.

Of course, it’s easier to connect psychically when we are peaceful and our energy is up, but under stress, when our life feels upside down, the Spirit world does not drop the call or disconnect the line.

As a case in point, several years ago, I was in despair. My father, who was my rock, died suddenly during my divorce and then my mother was diagnosed with cancer and died the same year. I moved three times, was going back to school for a second master’s degree, opened a private practice, was a single mom to grieving children, and was literally up 24 hours a day at least three-four days a week to complete all of my work (including reorganizing a large client company).

One Saturday afternoon, I found myself lying on my back in the middle of my living room staring blindly at the ceiling. I was in distress grieving the loss of my parents and my past. In my inner ear, I heard my deceased mother whisper, “You will know dad and I are with you when we turn on the lights.” I hoped that she meant that literally rather than metaphorically, as I was tired and needed messages that screamed at me.

lightFive minutes later, my son unexpectedly came in the house from the garage and asked why the lights were on in the Audi. I had another car and had not driven the Audi for months. The doors on the Audi had been locked! “Yay,” I exclaimed to my daughter, “Mom and dad are here!”

Thirty minutes later, a friend came to pick me up to go out that evening. As we drove down my street, I began sharing the wonderful message from my mom and dad and in that moment, to our surprise, her car interior overhead light turned on! We loved it and laughed! “Thanks so much mom and dad!”

After we reached our destination point and parked her car, we were followed into the restaurant by a stranger who saw us earlier in the parking lot. He said, “Do you have a black Lexus? Your headlights are on!” The lights were automatic and my friend had to go back to her car to extinguish them manually!

The next day, about noon, I drove my other car to the store. I purchased several bags of groceries and therefore, had a “bag boy” help me with one of the shopping carts. As we exited the grocery store, I pointed to my car so he knew where to stroll the cart. He asked, “Why do you have all of the lights on in the interior and exterior of your car in the middle of the day?” I started to tear-up with joy and amazement and could not speak. After we put the groceries in the car and I turned on the ignition to leave, playing on the radio were these words:

“lights will guide you home…and ignite your bones…and I will try to fix you…”
(From the song Fix You by Coldplay).

Do you think my parents got their point across? And what’s with the lights going on in my car? Why not turn the faucet on or something, like I had witnessed before? I believe it was a metaphor to say that they are helping me drive ahead and go forward in life and that they will often ride with me. Divine Guidance and the Spirit realm may be trying to put you in the driver’s seat too! Have you asked them for the key?

About Karen Storsteen, M.S., M.A.

I am an intuitive therapist. I am known for my “uncanny intuitive gifts and ability to connect to the other side” and blend this skill with transpersonal psychology and counseling to help you gain insight, awareness, healing and growth in love, work and life.

Having worked in the fields of human and organizational development for over 25 years, I have counseled and educated hundreds of thousands to self-actualize, develop their intuition, and reach their greatest potential. I help people let go of limiting thoughts and behaviors so they can experience the miraculous and catapult their lives forward.

Do you need clarity and peace of mind? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? I am here to assist you whether you are going through a difficult life transition, grieving, having relationship or work issues, seeking career counseling, and/or seeking an intuitive read or medium session. I also provide intuitive and self-development classes.

I have been featured on ABC, NBC and CBS, as well as and have been a regular on morning radio and several FM/AM and internet radio stations. My work is well-recognized by Fortune 500 leaders, professional organizations (such as Mensa, the High IQ Society and the Project Management Institute), higher education, mental health professionals, the Crime Wire Bureau of Investigations (for finding missing people and solving suspicious crimes intuitively), media and the general public.

“Karen is a compassionate, thoughtful woman who uses her talents to enrich the personal and professional lives of others. Her ability to connect with those who have passed and spirit in general brings comfort, insight and hope to those who work with her. Articulate, warm, and generous, Karen is a fabulous teacher, counselor and consultant.”
Helen Hand, Ph.D., Psychologist and President of Colorado Free University

I graduated with Honors with a Master of Arts in Psychology from Regis University and a Master of Science in Management and Organization, and Master’s Minor in Finance, from the University of Colorado. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. I have numerous certifications in psychological, behavioral and organizational assessment and human-performance improvement technologies.

Copyright © 2013, Karen Storsteen. All Rights Reserved.

 

How To Find Your Life’s Work

Career New

Are you dissatisfied with your work and career? Do you want to use your strengths
to do more meaningful work and make significant money along the way?

As an intuitive, psychotherapist, career counselor and management consultant, I help people gain clarity regarding their career direction and help them land their dream job or launch their own company.

Follow me in answering these five questions to gain clarity regarding your career direction:

1.  When you were young, what did you always want to do when you grew up?

Often times the expectations of others (sometimes our parents) get in the way of following our childhood dreams. You may have unconsciously tossed aside your dreams to gain continuous love and approval. Perhaps you fell into your parents occupation, a family business, or wound up in a role where you had to demonstrate behaviors that were similar to the ones that were rewarded when you were growing up. For example, I had a client who became an accountant because he was raised to be exacting, analytical and follow a prescribed set of rules. There was no room for any grey areas. His core personality however, was innovative, artistic and spontaneous. He realized he was a square peg in a round hole in the accounting field and changed his career. 

2.  Our greatest emotional wounds are often a wake-up to our calling. For example, if your parents were alcoholics, you may be drawn into the counseling profession, or if you felt ignored or couldn’t express yourself at home, you may be drawn to writing, singing, or public speaking. What is your greatest emotional wound? Who better to teach others than a heart that has experienced and overcome despair.

3.  What are you doing when you are in the flow and the zone? You know, when two hours feels more like ten minutes? What are you doing when you are in your element and your task is easy? Look at your hobbies. Successful businesses result from people pursuing their passions. Why not turn your hobby into a money machine? 

4.  What are your three greatest strengths? If you can’t think of them, what would others say about your gifts and talents? When you walk into a room for example, how do you show up? Maybe you have the gift of listening to people’s problems, or maybe you’re the facilitator, organizer, leader or entertainer… When you use your innate talents, work feels more like play and you are empowered to succeed!

5.  When you walk into a book store, or surf the internet, what topic areas are you most drawn to? For example, are you interested in psychology, spirituality, business, sports, cooking, science or fitness? To be enthusiastic and love your work, you must focus on areas you are naturally drawn to.

Your soul already knows what you are here to
do
, it may just momentarily be masked. Often we shy away from our
life’s work because we are afraid that if we fail, we will no longer know who we are. Go for it! You can’t lose. When you find yourself, the world finds you and the world needs you.

Karen final smile picture posterKaren Storsteen, M.S., M.A., in an intuitive therapist, career counselor and management consultant. She has worked in the fields of human and organizational development for over twenty-five years and educated and counseled hundreds of thousands of leaders and individuals to self-actualize and reach their greatest potential.

Karen is known for her “supersensory and uncanny intuitive gifts”, and blends this talent with proven psychological methods to help people gain instant insight and awareness in love, work and life. She helps people let go of limiting thoughts and behaviors so they may experience the miraculous and catapult their lives forward.

Karen is revolutionizing the way people think and feel to achieve results they never thought possible. Karen provides counseling and business consulting services, as well as intuitive sessions, globally and by phone.

Storsteen has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBC, and has been a regular on morning radio and several FM/AM and internet radio stations. Her work is well recognized by Fortune 500 leaders, professional organizations (such as the Mensa the High IQ Society), higher education, the media and general public.

Karen graduated with Honors with a Master of Arts in Psychology from Regis University, holds a Master of Science in Management and Organization, and Master’s Minor in Finance, from the University of Colorado, and Bachelor of Science in Business Management. She holds numerous certifications in psychological, behavioral and organizational assessment and human performance improvement technologies.

“When it comes to jobs, I know what employers are looking for as I am the consultant working with executive teams to define the knowledge, skills and attributes (core competencies) their organization needs to succeed. Most organizations are looking for the same set of competencies regardless of their industry. I am the person organizations contract to reorganize their companies and define and redesign jobs. I often write the questions companies will use to interview and the criteria by which they will evaluate candidates. Sometimes organizations consult with me when it comes to evaluating prospective executives as well.

Clients seek my assistance regarding their career direction, as
well as my help in writing their resumes and teaching them interviewing skills.

I give my clients the answers to the “test” in advance so they can
ace the interview. I help them design a resume that fits the requirements of the job so they get the interview and land the position.”

To learn more, you can go to karensinsight.com and karenstorsteen.com

Here are some examples of the results clients
have experienced!

“I have  worked with Karen, receiving counseling, coaching, and psychic
readings for personal and professional goals.  Karen approaches all those
she encounters with love and acceptance which instantly puts people at ease and allows them to take full advantage of her many gifts and talents.  She is able to help accurately articulate areas of my life that feel “stuck” or “blocked” so I can continue moving forward in my journey with the clarity required to maintain focus confidence, all the while learning to trust my own intuition.  As such, I have followed my heart, left corporate, and started my own business.”

Lisa    

“I recently worked with Karen on a career change. Through Karen’s use of assessments and her expert counseling, I was able to decide on a new career direction. Then Karen went to work re-writing my resume and coached me on interviewing techniques. I used my new resume to apply for a new position and the HR Manager said it was one of the best she had ever read. She also told me that I would be well suited for the position I was applying for. I am convinced that Karen’s work on my resume was instrumental in getting my first interview and her coaching helped me do very well in the interview. I would definitely recommend Karen to anyone looking to make a career change.”

James

“After months of interviewing and not getting interviews with companies I wanted to work for, Karen picked through every detail of my
resume.  It wasn’t but one day after posting the resume she revised on
LinkedIn, that I started getting quality calls from recruiters. Consistently I
hear from companies and recruiters that my resume is clear and concise.
Karen was instrumental in helping me dig through my background to bring forward skills that employers are looking for and the result is that I landed a job in my chosen field!  I wish I would have met her earlier in my search!”
 

Karen

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