Latest blog entries - Change Wishing Into Doing All blog entries from Tue, 23 May 2017 08:41:31 -0400 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Do you have a reason to succeed? Last night at our Powerful You! Women's Network meeting, one of our topics revolved around self-discipline and what motivates us to get things done and ultimately, succeed! We all shared great experiences, ideas, tips and our own personal successes. Giving it further thought, I was reminded about the one thing that I didn't mention and its value, it's all about the "WHY?" 
I've always coached my clients into success when we step back and look at WHY they desire this particular success and what would their life look like and feel like if they succeeded at this particular desire...
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Here are some of the questions for you to ponder when you ask yourself WHY?  
Do you have a reason to succeed? Have you defined the reasons "WHY" you want to succeed? Do you live those reasons with every breath you take? Are you living a purposeful life? Do you take action daily based on your intent to achieve your dreams? Is life controlling you, or have you taken control of your life?
These questions can clearly identify for you if you are living your life with purpose and truly believe in your reasons "WHY" you want to succeed. Living with intent to succeed is a life that is driven, motivated, inspired and focused with every thought, action and behavior!
When you surround yourself with the reasons and you live with that intent daily, every day has meaning, purpose, and joy! When you keep the thoughts of those reasons foremost in your mind, you will naturally make choices that are aligned with your vision, your values, and your intent to succeed. When you are faced with obstacles and challenges, you can hold onto your "reasons to succeed" to pull you through and help you to strengthen your passion and vision for what you want to accomplish!
The only impediment to success is the lack of a reason for that success. Know your "WHY", connect with the reasons, keep that connection strong, and you will find your way to success regardless of the obstacles, insecurities, fear, and challenges you encounter.
When you have a reason; you own your life, you own your purpose and you have a stake in the outcome. When you have a reason, and live your life driven by your "WHY"; discipline, commitment, persistence, and creativity become the natural tools you use to accomplish your dreams.
The best motivation for success is to consistently keep yourself connected to the reasons "WHY" you want to succeed!!
Wishing you a Happy Journey into your Success!
~ eℓℓe ƸӜƷ
]]> (Eluise Gambino) personal success Thu, 14 Jun 2012 10:35:50 -0400
The Power of Self On any given Wednesday at noon you can find me on BlogTalkRadio with my Co-Host Mary Anne Cipressy of ITSC Coaching and What's Up SWFL. Our show is called C.O.R.E. ~ Creating Opportunities For Real EmpowermentIf you didn't get a chance to listen to the show live, all of our shows are recorded and archived for you to listen On-Demand at your convenience!

I am sharing this particular show "Use the Power of Self to live your Best Year Ever" mainly because of its very powerful topic. It's a topic that relates to all of us regardless of where we are on our journey! It is particularly important for those very early in their road to empowerment. 

]]> (Eluise Gambino) Self Empowerment Sat, 24 Mar 2012 18:13:05 -0400
The Four Agreements Do you know what it feels like to have something constantly surface in your life and every time it does, you think of the same thing? Well, that "thing" for me is "The Four Agreements". I read this book as part of my curriculum when I was in training with iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) and eight years later, it is still a very big part of my life, my coaching, my personal journey, as well as my overall philosophy on life! So why the long lasting connection? This book offers four simple agreements and I am here to tell you, they have been life changing. 

 The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz  

]]> (Eluise Gambino) Self Empowerment Tue, 18 Oct 2011 14:19:00 -0400
Did I just hear you complain about…….html….html Last night Pete & I watched  ”New Girl”  definitely not a PG! family type of show, nevertheless it was funny and I did Laugh out Loud!

So there’s one male character who’s a wannabe and he tries to hook up with every girl who breathes! What I liked was how they bash him for his crude behavior and more so, how his guy roommates keep him accountable for it with what they’ve dubbed a “Dou... B..” Jar. Every time he makes a “DB” comment or displays “DB” behavior,  he has to pay up and contribute to the Jar!  For example, the “New Girl” was crying her eyes out over a breakup and he proceeds to take his shirt off to show off his pecks, I would imagine to take her mind off things…lol

]]> (Eluise Gambino) Leadership Wed, 21 Sep 2011 17:02:00 -0400
“be great, but more importantly, be grateful.” I recently read a blog post on leadership and some quotes that reminded me about the infinite power we all have to be the best we can be! One of my favorite quotes is:

“We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves.  If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act.”

]]> (Eluise Gambino) Uncategorized Wed, 04 May 2011 13:49:00 -0400
Integrity is…….html….html I was honored to be invited to be one of the Coaches who took part in the “Above Board” Chamber of Florida‘s panel discussion “How to be a Better You in Business.”  

One of the questions asked related to how the word “integrity” is being used so loosely and has become a “buzz word” in business and networking.  My response ended with, “when your actions and behaviors are consistent, ultimately those “acts” will tell the story, for better or for worse.”

]]> (Eluise Gambino) Leadership Tue, 19 Apr 2011 12:18:00 -0400
What kind of “gas” are you fueling your tank with? In August of  2007 I wrote a blog post that I was reminded of  when I heard my Pastor’s sermon yesterday entitled ”Is Your Tank Full”  His message was one of enlightenment. He perfectly makes things real. He made us all realize that we have a choice to keep ” our tanks”  filled and more importantly, we get to choose what we fill our tanks with. Thank you Pastor Jay for that reminder! 

Upon further reflection of my old post, I realized how much I have grown spiritually and how the same post would be somewhat different today.  When I wrote the original post in 2007,  I was full.  I was grateful,  I was aware and I was serene.  I was content and extremely satisfied with my life.  Today, I see my life the same way.  Yet, I realize it is so much better because  I know mind, body and soul, it is all possible because of the faith upon which it is grounded.

]]> (Eluise Gambino) inner voice Mon, 11 Apr 2011 14:18:00 -0400
Is there light at the end of the tunnel?  

light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel1In our darkest moments, we could never imagine ever having another happy day; can you relate to that?  It’s that feeling of the walls crashing in on you and all you can think of is how will I ever get past this, beyond this?

On such a day, my Coach, Fredi Baker said to me, “Elle, in the midst of all this, there is a gift.” I thought the woman lost her mind. I left the session feeling confused, angry, and very discouraged. How is it possible for me to see “a gift” in all this when I feel as though my heart has crashed, my life has lost its zeal…

]]> (Eluise Gambino) Self Empowerment Mon, 07 Mar 2011 22:34:00 -0500
Our Blog Talk Radio Show!  

blog talk radioC.O.R.E.  is "Creating Opportunities for Real Empowerment"

C.O.R.E. is a collaborative effort of two Professional Coaches, Eluise Gambino & Mary Anne Cipressy with a common desire to share the CORE principles of understanding one’s own self-empowerment!  In doing so, each individual discovers their own inner greatness and creates their own opportunities to live their best life now! 


Our mission is to become the catalyst for change in order to create opportunities for discovery, awareness, enlightenment and motivation so that you as an individual can design a life of real empowerment.

]]> (Eluise Gambino) Self Empowerment Mon, 31 Jan 2011 14:10:00 -0500
“The Gift of Giving Back”  

I read many blogs and articles that span a variety of topics. What stands out for me the most is any topic “of value”. I read personally to build a better future, by gaining knowledge, expanding my thoughts, raising my awareness and becoming well rounded. On the other hand, sometimes, it’s nice to just read something that gives you that warm, fuzzy feeling, one that lifts you up or just makes you smile..

]]> (Eluise Gambino) Uncategorized Thu, 30 Aug 2007 14:40:00 -0400
Gratitude… pass it on!…-pass-it-on.html…-pass-it-on.html Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. –John Milton

An inspirational story about raising our own vibration

Gratitude, appreciation, trust, hope, and sharing are contagious…


Gratitude - Pass it on!





]]> (Eluise Gambino) Uncategorized Sun, 26 Aug 2007 13:43:00 -0400
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Feelings are Energy.

Thoughts are Energy. 

          Positive feelings and thoughts of awareness, appreciation and gratitude are the “fuel” that energizes your day.

Positive people produce positive energy... 

]]> (Eluise Gambino) Empowerment Mon, 20 Aug 2007 10:03:00 -0400
When Opportunity Knocks!  

Once, perhaps twice, but no more, in an entire lifetime will a person have an opportunity of life-changing magnitude. When such an opportunity knocks, it’s up to you to accept it and make the most of it - or to simply let it pass by. ~ Winston Churchill


 Are you listening to the messages around you?

When opportunity knocks will you be ready to open the door?

]]> (Eluise Gambino) Uncategorized Sat, 18 Aug 2007 16:38:00 -0400
The Journey of 22 Days…….html….html

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly” ~ anonymous

]]> (Eluise Gambino) Uncategorized Tue, 14 Aug 2007 18:33:00 -0400
Journey Through Life…….html….html

“No one can give you wisdom. You must discover it for yourself, on the journey through life, which no one can take for you.” - Sun Bear



Journey Through Life…
“No one can give you wisdom. You must discover it for yourself, on the journey through life, which no one can take for you.”
-Sun Bear


]]> (Eluise Gambino) Uncategorized Sat, 11 Aug 2007 17:43:00 -0400
What Is Your Life Purpose?  

I posted a quote yesterday about Life’s Purpose and read it to a group of women as I Co-Facilitated a Powerful You! meeting last night. Only to come home and find Sue Urda’s article (Co-Founder of Powerful You!) in the current newsletter, highlighting the same subject. Talk about purpose! Was it a coincidence or truly intended to be in my mailbox when I got home? I guess Sue and I were on the same path when she drafted the second edition of the Powerful You! newsletter, see below!

]]> (Eluise Gambino) Uncategorized Fri, 10 Aug 2007 15:39:00 -0400

“Many years ago, but not so long ago, there were those who said, Well, you have three strikes against you: You’re black, you’re blind and you’re poor”, But God said to me, “I will make you rich in the spirit of inspiration, to inspire others as well as create music to encourage the world to a place of oneness and hope, and positively. I believed Him and not them.” ~ Stevie Wonder

What is your life purpose?

What motivates, inspires, and energizes you?

]]> (Eluise Gambino) Uncategorized Thu, 09 Aug 2007 08:28:00 -0400
What’s keeping you stuck on the rock? Are you repeating the same routine over and over and never moving off the rock? Do you feel stuck? Do you have a vision of what you wish your life could be like?

Before a caterpillar becomes a butterfly it must shed the protective coat of the chrysalis so it could fly and reach its full potential. As humans desiring development, we too must go...

]]> (Eluise Gambino) Uncategorized Tue, 07 Aug 2007 10:00:00 -0400
Change Wishing Into Doing…  

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” - Henry David Thoreau

]]> (Eluise Gambino) Uncategorized Sun, 05 Aug 2007 20:09:00 -0400
Identify, Document, and Communicate  

Every moment is an opportunity to start again and create a successful plan for 2007 by using these three simple tools:

Identify, Document, and Communicate

Identify - To effectively set goals or create a vision, clearly label and prioritize your needs, desires, and goals.

]]> (Eluise Gambino) Uncategorized Sat, 04 Aug 2007 20:05:00 -0400