What's Holding You Back?

Valorie Burton is a bestselling author, speaker, and life coach dedicated
to helping you:

  • Be happier and have more fun, even when life seems routine.
  • Navigate setbacks or disappointments that make you better, not bitter.
  • Make a major life change that's exciting and scary at the same time.

Your Mind Births Your Reality

A study recently published in the Journal of Neurophysiology revealed something that should astound us all: Muscle strength is largely determined not simply by the physical activity that produces muscle, but by the activity of your mind. The study of a small sample of 29 participants is an exciting example of the power of mental imagery on real life outcomes. Half of a group of volunteers had their arms placed in a cast for four weeks.

Five days a week, they imagined themselves flexing their wrists for five-second intervals. Since their arms were in a cast from elbow to finger, they never actually moved their wrists. Instead, here’s what they did. Five days a week, in five-second intervals, they diligently and consistently imagined they were moving their wrists. After four weeks of these mental-imagery exercises, the casts were removed. Both groups had lost strength, but the group that did the mental imagery lost only 25% of their strength while the group that did no mental-imagery exercises lost 45% strength. According to researchers, there is power in activating the part of the brain that would perform the actual task.

Your mind is so powerful that just imagining that you are doing something that strengthens you can psychically strengthen you. Imagine what this means in your everyday life. What are the most common mental-imagery exercises you rehearse? Do you imagine you at your best daily? Do you see yourself happy, successful, and at peace? Do you see yourself living your vision in your mind’s eye?

This week, I challenge you to use the power of mental imagery to strengthen your resolve to boldly and fully move towards the life that’s possible for you. It is simple:

1. Identify a specific scenario in which you want to see yourself in the future. Ask, what am I doing? Who am I with? Where am I precisely? When will it occur? Paint a vivid picture for your mind.

2. Get quiet. Breathe. Relax.

3. Imagine yourself in the vision as if it is the present moment. How do you feel? What do you see, taste, touch? Stay there for at least 60 seconds.

Make mental imagery a daily habit. Start for the next seven days, by carving out just two minutes a day to imagine yourself living fully in your divinely-inspired vision. When you see it, you’ll believe it. What you believe is possible, you move towards.


My challenge to you this week:
Imagine yourself in your vision. Every day this week.


Journaling assignment:
What is the specific scenario that feels distant, but also feels true for you? Paint a vivid picture of yourself living in this vision. Then go there and visit that reality in your mind. Feel it. Taste it. Touch it. Breathe it. Hear it. Leave your comments below; I’d love to hear from you!

We’re Celebrating 5 Years! Join us June 6-8th in Atlanta, GA

I am so excited to announce that The CaPP Institute is celebrating 5 years of hosting the Coach Training Intensive (CTI)! This intensive is an accelerated personal and executive coaching course that also features our popular bonus Business Development Day for those who want to grow a highly profitable coaching business. It is designed to focus on the needs of professional coaches, business owners, psychologists/counselors, corporate managers and other leaders. The Coach Training Intensive will equip you with the skills to effectively coach clients, team members, staff, and others as they navigate through challenges and opportunities. See an exclusive peek inside our weekend intensive and see what YOU can experience at our June CTI!

Join me, my team of instructors and aspiring coaches just like you from all over the country on

June 6-8, 2015 in Atlanta, GA at the InterContinental Hotel.

This Coach Training Intensive will help you:
• Become a more sought-after leader who motivates and develops the potential in people.
• Learn how to attract and sustain a steady, profitable client base.
• Gain the latest research-based skills in coaching and applied positive psychology.
• Earn 22 accredited coach training hours approved by the ICF (International Coach Federation).
• Connect with like-minded individuals in a fun, faith-filled environment.
• Lay the groundwork to become Certified Personal and Executive Coach (CPEC).
• Walk fully in your life purpose and maximize your own potential!

Don’t miss out on this wonderful experience and check out the new additions this summer! Save 25% and receive TWO FREE mentor coaching calls with me when you register by midnight Jan. 26th.

Click here to register TODAY!

For questions, contact Erika Davis at 800.980.8208 ext.88/ edavis@cappinstittue.com