Personal Empowerment and the Power to Change Your Reality


Start Changing Your Reality


When talking about changing one’s reality, we often speak about the actions we take in more of a physical sense. However, what’s actually more effective and important is changing the way you think. By changing your thoughts you can change your reality.

Sounds simple right?

Not quite. 

If you’re going to change your reality with your thoughts, it’s important that you do this in a specific way.  This specific form of thinking is referred to as coherent intention.

In order to achieve this, there are a few steps you should be taking and some things you should understand about how to set coherent intentions.

The Power of Positive Thinking

Being positive, while very powerful, requires some focus as well. Here are some things that you should be practicing in addition to thinking positively and applying your coherent intentions. 

  1. Focus on the same thing every day.
  2. Believe fully in your thoughts
  3. Match your actions to your thoughts 
  4. Conduct your life in a way that is truly in line with your thoughts

Now that you have these tips in mind, where do we start? 

The Most Important First Step You’ll Ever Take

Before focusing your efforts on where you want to go or what you want to do with your life, it’s important to recognize what brings you peace. Consider what makes you tick. What drives you toward negative places such as anger and frustration?

Recognizing what triggers us to go to these negative spaces will allow us to face it head-on and create a plan to counter these negativities.

  1. Identify what brings you peace
  2. Recognize your ticks and triggers
  3. Make a plan

Considering these things that make you excited, that makes you feel passionate while also knowing what could hold you back will allow you to constantly think about how to put your plan into action.

Take Things Day by Day, then Week by Week, Month by Month


As you begin to focus on your plan, your future, and what you want, take everything in stride. Not every day will be a good day but what’s most important is how you react. Take control of your thoughts in a positive way that allows you to move forward, even when your negative thoughts threaten to hold you back. 

Each day will require you to put forth more than just positive thoughts, it requires positive action. By focusing on your goals, you can focus on your future but more importantly, you intentionally focus on your present, thus changing your reality. 

Start Changing Your Reality Today

As humans, we tend to have invasive thoughts that tend to hold us back from taking chances on ourselves. It’s natural and it’s a part of the process. Understanding that it’s never too late to make your dreams your reality is one of the most beautiful aspects of life. Start changing your thoughts, and applying your actions, and you’ll start seeing your entire reality and life change all around you.

How Does Assessing Your Strengths Play a Role in Your Success?

Assessing Your Strengths Can Play a Part in Having a Successful Week

Success is an interesting concept that can be defined in different ways. Ultimately, success is defined as the accomplishment of a goal or purpose. However, in our society the lines can be blurred between what is success and what we think success should be, especially when in comparison to others. As individuals, however, we define and control our own successes. If we think of it simply as a means of accomplishing a goal, then we need to consider that in order to find success we need to set realistic goals for ourselves that we know we can achieve. One of the key elements of achieving a goal is to identify our strengths, become more mindful of them, and then to assess how those strengths can be used to help us find success. We are Murk Resource and today we would like to discuss how assessing your strengths can set you up for a successful week.

Identifying Your Strengths

Not all strengths are easy to identify. Keeping an open mind as to what you consider a strength will help you to realize that you have more than you might think. Your relationships with other people and even yourself might include strengths just as much so as your talents, abilities, and skills. Be open to feedback about your strengths from other people too. Sometimes others can see more than we realize and they might be able to help you identify strengths that they have noticed about you.

The Benefits of Writing down Your Strengths

Writing anything down can be a helpful tool. When you write something down, it can help keep you motivated, it allows you to think at a higher level about that thing, and it can help you recognize the process of your own emotions and the pathway to achieving your goals. The same goes for your strengths. Writing your strengths down on paper can help to reiterate them in your brain and it can give you reassurance that you have those strengths.

Thinking Mindfully About Your Strengths

Once you have identified your strengths and begun writing them down regularly, you will be in a better state of mind. There are even health benefits of positive thinking, so not only will it help you to achieve your goals, but it could even help you to live a longer and healthier life! As you begin to think more mindfully about your strengths you can begin to assess them in your head and determine how to best utilize these strengths in order to achieve the realistic goals that you have set for yourself. Think about how you can incorporate these strengths into your daily life and the day-to-day activities that you do.

For example, if your goal is to have a better attitude at work, perhaps you (or others) have identified patience as a strength of yours. Let’s say you deal with customers at work, you can start to take a deep breath and smile and exemplify more patience when dealing with a difficult customer. This will lead to you having a better attitude overall and will help you to achieve the realistic goal that you set out for yourself of having a better attitude at work.

Reflecting on a Successful Week

One of the secrets to setting goals is to set many smaller goals. Even if you have one larger goal, such as losing 100 pounds, you can set smaller goals every week, such as losing 5 pounds, and even smaller daily goals of exercising for 30 minutes and avoiding junk food. Whatever your goal is, using these smaller goals as stepping stones to the end goal is a very helpful practice.

It is important to remember that success doesn’t happen all at once. You won’t lose 100 pounds overnight, so it is important to find smaller successes throughout the week by using your strengths to your advantage. After a successful week or accomplishing goals, you should think back and reflect on that week. Think positively. Write down your emotions. Rewrite your strengths. Set new goals. Find new ways to use your strengths. You can achieve anything that you set your mind to and change your life just by identifying and assessing your strengths!

Find Your Strength Today!

Murk Resource is your ally and we are here to help you identify your strengths. If you are ready to unleash your own strengths from within to achieve your goals this year, then send us a message to get started! You can also give us a call at (847) 662-8044. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you to make 2022 your strongest year yet!

5 Tips for Achieving Your Goals in 2022

How Can You Achieve Your Goals this Year?

Believing that you can achieve your goals requires you to first convince yourself that you can. People are often their own worst critics or their own biggest doubters, questioning their own abilities to do things and accomplish goals. If you end up in this negative state of mind and convince yourself that you can’t do something, how can you possibly achieve that goal? Once you convince yourself that you can’t, you will likely give up and never even try. But if you convince yourself that you can, you might surprise yourself. Eleanor Murkey is a dynamic certified life coach who teaches self-empowerment by helping people to convince themselves that they can achieve their goals. 

What Kind of Goals Should You Set?

In reality, there are no goals that you should decide are out of your reach. As an example, earlier this month Erin Jackson won an Olympic gold medal for Team USA in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. She had only started ice skating about five years earlier in 2016. While it may have seemed crazy if she had said I want to win an Olympic gold medal in this event one day, that is exactly what happened five years later. But, it didn’t happen overnight nor with a single goal. In order to achieve your bigger end goals, it helps to set a series of smaller goals. What will you accomplish this year – this month – this week – today – this hour? These smaller goals should be realistic and attainable. You can allow them to build on one another, like small steps that form a staircase up towards your end goal.

Here are five helpful tips to keep you on track with achieving your goals this year.

1) Write Your Goals Down

It all starts with a few words on a page. This is what I want to accomplish. If you write it down more frequently and reread it, it will engrain in your mind. This will also help to give you clarity on exactly what your goal is.

2) Take Immediate Action

Saying that you will start tomorrow or soon might lead to you never getting started. Don’t put your goals off, instead take immediate action. Even if it’s a very small step, even a small step in the right direction is progress towards your goal. At Murk Resource, Inc. we offer Murk Programs that teach you how to take ownership of your own life.

3) Be Ready to Fail

Failure is inevitable in life and we all experience it. When you plan for it and can embrace it when it comes, you will feel more empowered and equipped to overcome it. Regroup, focus, and get yourself back on track when obstacles get in the way.

4) Hold Yourself Accountable

Don’t make excuses or go too easy on yourself. Nobody else wants you to achieve your goals as much as you want to, so don’t depend on them to hold you accountable. Depend on yourself, and be someone that you can depend on.

5) Seek Out Help

While ultimately you need to be able to depend on yourself, that doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to seek out help from others. Coaches, teachers, mentors, friends, family, or coworkers can be hugely important for your success. Nobody accomplishes anything entirely alone. While it’s important not to depend entirely on others, it is also important not to see seeking help as a failure or a weakness, but to instead think of it as a positive resource used to help work towards the goal.

Start Your Personal Growth Journey

If you are ready to start convincing yourself that you can so you can achieve your goals this year, then please feel free to send us a message to get started! You can also call us at (847) 662-8044. We look forward to hearing from you, learning about your 2022 goals, and working with you to teach you how to work towards achieving them!