I present, a long overdue recap for you! Thank you for giving me both time and grace in reading this. I appreciate you and wish you every peace, optimal health and massive prosperity for the year ahead to you and your loved ones. Whatever your business is focused on, I sure to hell hope it allows you the time to spend with the ones you love and is producing the income to support you and them ~ to create more memories on repeat, which is what it's really all about. Life, that is.
The question always is: what are you creating, what is important that you achieve across the next 12 months and WHY is it important to you?
I'm going to responsibly call myself out in ownership of my actions and acknowledge my lack of online presence the past 10 months. I'm back and grateful for you if you are here and reading this and will say that the pause was necessary and leave it at that.
Words to describe 2018: patience, humbleness, core values.
I deleted the 1200+ word message I was sharing and decided to break it down to this:
An event mid-February left me with PTSD which changed the trajectory of everything I was doing and left me in that state (overcoming the physical and mental state my bodily was newly adapting to) for the bulk of the remainder of the year. I functioned, though didn't function at as high of capacity I was used to. If you're someone used to executing at the speed of light slowing down by choice is a tough adjustment. Slowing down as required by health, a tougher adjustment. It's all mindset and just took time to reframe. Forward faster felt like molasses. One thing I'm proud of, I live in ownership daily never victimhood no matter my state ~ and I hope you do too. We are the source of everything in our lives we create; whether pleasure or pain. Remember that.
One lesson: never de-prioritize what's important to you at the expense of supporting someone else's vision. Expand your plate, though never take what's important to you off the plate. I put my vision second and second guessed myself post PTSD experience. FUCK THAT. I'm back. But that was then. Everything is 20/20 in hindsight.
One reminder: take responsibility for yourself. Personal and business ~ each individual gets to be responsible for themselves first. I found myself taking on WAY too much responsibility for others last year and putting myself last. Didn't work out so well. I ask myself why I created that and now know the answer. More lessons; 2018 you were one for the ringer!
Since mid 2017 I'd been splitting my time living in both Vancouver, Canada and California (primarily San Diego, then LA). I have exceptional friends and clients in each place and it made sense. After 16 months I decided Vancouver is homebase. Not that California won't be a second home, I'm just not maintaining two homes on my own. I say this until someone lures me back to an experience in sunny SoCal I need to be a part of. I'm a bit of a gypsy and I'm okay identifying with that. For now, I'm gratefully grounded and paying taxes in stunning Vancouver, with clear-shot access to the airport.
Travel was minimal in 2018. This year gets to contrast that and I have a few locations all ready on the books. Some of my best ideas come to me while travelling long distances on plane, AND experiencing culture other than our North American culture. I'm better for everyone and myself when I travel. A world citizen forever, I love to get out and PLAY!
Place I've travelled past include (many of multiple visits): all over the US, Cabo, St. Barth, all over Italy, France/South of France, Germany (only have passed through), the UK (only London), Ireland (only Dublin) and Croatia (sailing from Dubrovnik through Hvar and other small islands to Split). I feel like I'm missing a few countries, though these are initially what springs to mind in remembering. I love to travel and am incredibly grateful for all I've been able to experience to date and with who I have.
Let me know where I should travel next! I love recommendations. Share with my WHY though and what to do. Please don't just name a spot.
The start of 2018 was coaching focused and quickly moved into me being a consultant and co-found for 4 start-ups. Yep, four! Yes I'm nuts. Since, one has dissolved (change in vision), one the hand-off has been made (my role is not longer necessary), and the other two remain in early stages though my presence is much less required than initially. Which, lets me COACH and create content again for you, which I've missed.
What I have for you across this year will be a little different than anything I've done before. More to be revealed though I will say the content I'll be sharing will be vast in volume, FUN and price-point friendly ~ with a few spots open for high level private coaching and a retreat to one of my favorite places on the planet late summer.
I'll be doing a lot of free, bite-sized trainings available for limited periods of time so when they are offered ~ grab them! One thing I've learned the past 2 years is that urgency gets it done; whatever IT is.
Another big year in this area that I am grateful for. Want to learn how to get back your power, worthiness and confidence? I am your girl. Jump here to catch up on my transformation and personal development timeline if you're curious what the past 11 years have looked like in my world. It's fun to review in hindsight of what I've accomplished and where I get to still go.
A BIG part of what I'll be sharing moving forward in content and coaching is about transformation. When we commit to personal transformation in our way of being, we commit to continuously creating contracts with ourselves to better ourselves, every single individual we come into contact with, AND the WORLD. The whole purpose being transformation (in my view) is to make the world a better place. Conscious living for everyone, a healed world and one where unconditional love, peace, progress and prosperity is available to all. The possibilities when transformation is present in your life is endless, hence my need in sharing with you what's possible for YOU!
My message hasn't changed. Ever since I “took my business online” I've been a stand for emotional and financial freedom, and for every individual I come into contact with to achieve and experience those things. Achieving both is necessary. One isn't sustainable without the other. Early on in my career (I was 26) I earned $140K annual salary as an investment professional. Not bad for 26 years old and in 2009 (before the internet boomed with online service providing). This income was not sustainable for me because I was emotionally unstable which led to my financial demise. Actually, I won't be that dramatic, although I will say my income is only as consistent and strong as my emotional well-being and mindset is ~ AND, I only started creating true stability in both of these areas consistently (alongside each other) two years ago. More on that to come as well.
My point: without the emotional piece (commitment to transformation and emotional intelligence/growth), true financial prosperity, abundance and wealth is less sustainable, at least in my experience, hence I am committed to both. Aka living, experiencing and working through feedback.
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