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Split-Second Transformation: A Show That Explores The Power Of Words To Change Your Life!
We’re going to be talking in this episode a little bit about my forthcoming book, Split-Second Transformation. Change Your Words, Change Your Life: 31 Daily Practices and how that book is going to be an overview theme for this show as we move forward. We’re going to talk about the book, the show and the truths. I’m very honored that you’ve joined me. Thank you for that.
We’re going to build a community here. This is a global platform and there are people all over the world that can use some messages of hope. In the end, we can have some conversations, suggestions, criticisms or whatever works. Send me emails at Charla@CharlaAnderson.com. If you’ve joined me before, you know that I begin our time together with a small breathing exercise. It’s 22 seconds in total.
Let’s take seven seconds to breathe in calmly. We’re going to hold that for 4 seconds and then breathe out gratitude. That’s for eleven seconds. It’s 7, 4 and 11. We can do that. If you’ll join me and indulge in this for a moment, I believe you’ll be incredibly blessed. Let’s breathe in calmly for seven seconds, hold and release gratitude. Thank you. I believe we can all use some centering and grounding. Don’t you feel a little better and more settled?
I’m grateful that we have that and you can do that multiple times a day. It’s so simple and easy to recenter and ground no matter where you are or what circumstances you’re in. If you’re driving, don’t close your eyes. Our topic in this episode is previewing what the show’s going to continually be about. Can you change your life in one split second? Absolutely. I’m living proof. I have been there and done that multiple times. I want to have this conversation so that you can have that insight as well, that your words matter.
Moving forward, the show is going to loosely be based on the 31 chapters in my book and then we’re going to be introducing some guests. I’m excited. I have some friends that are living miracles, walking and talking miracles that I witnessed. I have friends that have unwavering bold faith and my mentors were teaching me bold faith. No fear. Everyone has a story. It may be yours. I want to get those stories out so we can all be connected and inspired.
The book itself has 31 chapters and some of them are profound thoughts, words and actions that you can take to make your life in a better world and make the world a better place. However, some of the chapters I can find in general categories are topics and roughly some of them are words. Can you imagine several chapters having the title or the concept of words because every word matters? Choices? Absolutely. Everything is a choice.
We have a choice in everything and we don’t believe it but I promise you, I’ll prove it to you. We have choices and disciplines. Maybe some daily hacks to get your life back on track or in a better place. Also, manifesting. Who doesn’t want to change their words to manifest a better life? Let’s do that. Also, gratitude. I have three chapters in the book on gratitude. If you don’t have gratitude, you’re missing the boat of a happy and peaceful life.If you don't have gratitude, you're missing out. You're missing the boat of a happy and peaceful life. Click To Tweet
There are several chapters on the good life and living a life of fun and ease. Don’t you want that? There are several chapters on perspective, including the elephant in the room and things like that. We’ve got a lot of fun topics as well as intense topics. Also, miracles. Miracles are everywhere. I was given the title Clearing for Miracles in 2007 and I receive it. I would like for you to be willing to look at how many miracles we have every day in our lives that we don’t even recognize. I want to help you to be more aware of that.
Relationships as well. Several chapters are about relationships. Who doesn’t need some verbiage about how to manage some relationships? Another is business. We’ve got a couple of chapters on how to win business. What do you think of that? That’s what we’re looking forward to as we move forward in the show.
I have a blog. I finally got my blog going and one of my blog’s subjects is values. I created sayings of the month when my kids were small. That is a part of my blog and those values integrate incredibly into the subjects of the chapters as well. We’ll be looking at that a little bit. The introduction of my book talks a little bit about what’s moving forward through the book. These 31 chapters perhaps are thoughts to consider each day every month.
Perhaps, it’ll become a dog-eared book like those books that I’ve been reading over the years over and over again just because they are inspiring to me. They’re reminders of how very much the words you speak matter. Every word matters. I have three books with daily insights that I have used multiple times over the years. I showed them and talked about them in the show. Some of them are to help me remember who I am and why I’m here.
My prayers are that this book, this podcast and the show will be a guide to paying attention to your language. Hear the voice within. Tune into your gut, follow your heart and speak your truth. I want to remind you to speak what you want and not what you don’t want. What you speak is important. Also, speak life, not death. Speak health, not disease. It will remind you that you are who you say you are. You create your life with your words. It will remind you that small things become big things when left unchecked. Let’s do this.
We get to choose. We have a choice in everything. We have a choice every split second and you get to choose who you are by saying who you are with your words. You know you want to choose wisely. I find it uncanny, funny and ironic that almost to the letter, every time I choose a topic for one of my shows something else that I’m looking at daily shows up with the same thing.Who you are is who you say you are. Click To Tweet
I changed my calendar. My calendar is Suzy Toronto. I don’t know if you know who she is but she’s got wild, funny, crazy art and good sayings. I love it and I’ve used it for years but I turned the calendar over and it says, “You are only one decision away from a different life. Choose wisely.” I’m like, “I love that.” It’s so synchronistic that we have this same message and it comes out at the time when I need it.
Your Words Matter
Words Matter is the title of the first chapter, pretty much. Change your words, change your life but I’m wondering, “Do you believe that? Do you think you can change your words to change your life?” This is such a simple concept but we don’t remember it most of the time. You create your life with your words. Are you open to some examples of that?
Here is a little test to begin proving it to yourself. Often, when I hear people and I used to hear teenagers say it all the time, “I’m so tired.” I was like, “Will you ever get untired if that’s all you say?” What if you’re saying I’m tired or I’m exhausted or I’m beat? You probably feel that way but you could change that one word. What if you change that one word to, “I’m refreshed? I’m energized. I’m pumped.” Something magical happens. Does your body change? It does but somehow there’s a slight shift in your mood. If you don’t believe it, it still works. Try it.
Instead of saying, “I’m so tired,” say, “I’m refreshed. I’m pumped,” and see if you don’t get a little boost. It’s not your thoughts, feelings or circumstances that create your life. It’s your words. Your thoughts certainly create your words sometimes but your words speak life over yourself. Saying things like, “I’m always late. This job sucks. I hate people,” will bring more of being late, sucky jobs and people to hate right into your life. It’s because upset draws upset, love draws love.
Speak what you want. You are attracting more of whatever it is you’re speaking and you truly become what you speak. The words, “Who I am,” are who you are in that split-second. If you speak it enough, it’s who you become. You might want to examine that. Your words matter. People say, “I’m lying to myself because I am tired.” Maybe you’re training yourself to speak what you want and not what you don’t want. Wouldn’t that be something?
I find it so ironic and interesting that almost every single time, whatever my subject is something of the things that I get daily or take a look at, shows up. One of the books that I’ve been working on for a couple of years is The Daily Stoic. It’s a good book. It was by Ryan Holiday, I believe. They were quoting someone on April 5th, 2023. “We are constantly making split-second decisions,” was in that book. I was like, “Are you kidding me?” I love all the synchronicities. They are so constant that it’s the way my life goes. I am a clearing for miracles. They show up.
Charla’s Split-Second Transformation Story
I’m going to go on a little bit into my split-second transformation story. Why am I so passionate about this subject? Why is it important to me? It’s because my life changed in one split second. Back in 2007, I was driving home at a very intense weekend at Landmark Education land, the Landmark Forum. I was driving home late one Sunday night.
We’d had three intense days and I was so blown away by this workshop. I was like, “I was so inspired. I want everybody to do it. I want to go and tell everybody about it. Everybody needs to go so they can have this transformation, this moment that I witnessed over and over. Also, these people had been transformed right in front of me.
I wanted to share it. I was driving home going, “I can’t wait to share this information with everybody.” I said out loud, “It didn’t work for me but I wanted to work for everybody.” I hit the steering wheel and said, “No. That’s been my story all along. I want everybody else to do it. It didn’t work for me but I’m going to sell it to you.”
I’ve had multiple instances of that in my life and I said, “No. I am not going to go to bed tonight until I get my possibility.” It’s because that was one of the exercises we had. We got a card that said, “The possibility I’m creating for myself and my life is the possibility of being something.” I never filled it out. I didn’t complete the exercise and I went home.
I got home and I’m like, “I am not going to bed until this card gets filled out.” I didn’t care how long it took. I sat there for 2 or 3 hours. It was 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning, I believe by that time. I was sitting and I’m staring blankly at this card. “The possibility I’m creating for myself and my life is the possibility of being.” Who do I want to be? What does that mean? I had no clue. I stared at this card with pen in hand.
All of a sudden, my pen started moving. What came out of that pen was the possibility I’m creating for myself. My life is the possibility of being joyfully engaged in each and every moment and powerfully courageous in asking for what I need and want. I’m like, “What? Where did that come from?” It didn’t come from me. I guarantee it.
I had no idea that I got a download that came through my pen because I took the discipline to sit there and commit to that moment. In that split second, the bitterness that I had carried for years disappeared. It was gone. I felt nothing but immense joy. I felt complete peace. To me, it was miraculous. For years, I love 11:11. I’d seen it on the clock but I’d been making wishes that were not positive. At 11:11, I’d been making negative wishes.
That next morning, I saw 11:11. I saw the clock and I said, “I choose joy.” That was beautiful. After a few years, even though joy wasn’t constant, it was permanent. That transformation is permanent because from 2007 to 2023, I can guarantee you that who I am is joy. I am joyfully engaged in each and every moment and powerfully courageous in asking for what I need and want.
Although the courageous part is a little bit of a work in progress, the joy came immediately. I’m still astounded by that pen writing out like that. Another little piece to all of this is that on my birthday in 2012, my pastor Orlando Reyes, I stopped by their office and he said, “I noticed that Charla, your name is a derivative of joy in Greek.”
That blew me away because at that moment in time, my signature on my emails and everything said, “Choose Joy.” I had a dog named Joy. I had a split-second moment of transformation from bitterness to joy and my name means that. I was blown away. I don’t think my parents knew that they were prophetic when they named me Charla because it also means to chat in Spanish, which is hysterical. Here I am selling joy and chatting about joy all the time and my name means that.
Is that not one of the coolest stories you’ve ever heard? That is part of my journey here that I want to share as I move forward in openness up to the unlimited possibilities that exist in our world and that perhaps we can change language, the verbiage to make a difference in the lives of ourselves. Firstly, the lives of our family, our friends and our communities.
When you have love, when you’re loving, when you’re positive, when you’re uplifting or when you’re loving the person in front of you, which is the Candy Bar Hugs message, the entire energy of the surrounding community and vibration of the earth expands. That’s scientifically proven that the energy around you expands when you do more uplifting and positive things.
Also, the converse is true. Do you find the words you use are making you a victim or a complainer? Are you mean or are you kind? I gave my grandkids a challenge one day. Make a kind and mean card and choose kindness. If you’re being mean, can you shift it to kindness and start being aware of what you think and what you speak matters more than you can ever know? That’s my mantra.
One of them is, “Thank you.” It’s gratitude. You’ll never hear me stop talking about gratitude, joy and unconditional love. The harder people are, the more they need it. The world needs reminders. We’re in turmoil. Our world seems crazy. My words or my mantras for myself are, “Thank you,” no matter what the situation.
My mantra to myself is, “I am outrageously optimistic and courageous.” Also, “Bold faith, no fear.” I said it before. What you say after the words I am is who you are. When you say, “I am, bold faith, no fear,” then you have that as who you are. The forthcoming book called Outrageously Courageous – BOLD FAITH, NO fear! Step Towards the Gun! because I had a gun at my head and I stepped towards them and said, “You need love,” with no fear. It’s because I had said who I am is bold faith and no fear. When I’m tested, it was a natural reaction to not be in fear.
Those young men didn’t know what they were up against because my angels are surrounding me 24/7 because I claim it with my words. I claim the shield of protection. I claim bold faith and no fear. I claim who you are is whom you say you are and that your words matter so incredibly much. I can’t even imagine living in this victim mentality that so many people seem to have that they get offended by everything.
If you come across as defensive, you close yourself. Do you know that if you’re defensive, you close yourself to any other possibility? That’s not the best way to live. I feel like you shut yourself down. The point here, as we close this episode, is to speak what you want, not what you don’t want. Let me know that you hear me and that you care. If you need some help loving yourself or being with verbiage, that’s who I am. That’s what I do. Go to CharlaAnderson.com and Charla@CharlaAnderson.com email. Find me. That’s who I am.
I hope to have two guests on the next episode. When you witness someone going from death to life and are years later, walking miracles, you need to hear that story. I’m hoping they’ll be available next time or sometime soon. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy having guests instead of me talking all the time because my name means to chat. I can chat. I can talk.
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I’m Charla Anderson, host of The Charla Anderson Show, Collector & Connector of Fascinating People (and EVERYONE is Fascinating!) on live TV, streaming and podcasts. As a Ziglar Legacy Certified Trainer, a retired award-winning flight attendant, Olympic Torch bearer, personal development junkie, Inspired Speaker, Published Author and Your Courageous Coach, I want to share my passion of living life full-out, saying YES to intriguing opportunities, and encouraging YOU to do the same. Let’s jump on a discovery call and get to know each other. Find all things Charla at CharlaAnderson.com/links.
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