Are You Dabbling in Your Dreams?

by Kristi on July 21, 2014 · 1 comment

in Life Coaching

So, this past weekend I had a bit of a wake up call.

It was a doozy of a week at work. I picked up an extra shift which gave me a little taste of what it felt like to work overtime in the veterinary field again. No gracias. I came home at the end of the week feeling exhausted, drained and totally uninspired.

Since my busy veterinary schedule didn’t allow room for much growth in my coaching business this week, I had grand plans of coming home on Saturday and working on some business stuff that had been sitting on the back burner for awhile. Instead, I spent the evening lounging on the couch with Pita Jungle takeout and a glass of red wine watching How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days. (Because sometimes you need a little Matthew McConaughey, am I right?) And even that was a challenge.

Well, it turns out MM and red wine just might be the cure for the 9-5 blues because I woke up Sunday morning with renewed energy and a kick butt mentality. It was just enough motivation to hammer out a business plan for the next 3 months and finally launch the ebook I’ve been working on for some time now. Woohoo!

As much as it sucked, having a week like this really forced me take a step back and evaluate exactly what I want in my life and business. (Sometimes we need to experience what we don’t want in order to remind us of what we do want.) In approximately two months, I’ll be cutting back to working part time again, which will free up a lot more time to work on my coaching business. My decision to return temporarily to full time was voluntary, but I’ll be honest, it was largely financial. So, if I’m going to keep this thing afloat, I really need to focus on making some money in my coaching business.

In other words, it’s time to get this show on the road.

Back when I used to work out with my personal trainer, Kenny, whenever I would fall off the wagon with my fitness goals, we would always have what he referred to as a ‘Come to Jesus’ talk.

It went a little something like this: “What are you doing? What do you need to be doing to get where you want to be? And how are you going to get yourself there?” And perhaps, most importantly, “Why do you want it so badly?”

So, yesterday I had a little ‘Come to Jesus’ talk with myself. I got honest and dug deep.

What I realized is that my actions aren’t always in alignment with my dream of building this business up to what I want it to be. There are times I find myself saying one thing but doing another. I’m still struggling with fears of putting myself and my services out there. (Fellow women entrepreneurs feel me?) I’m still working on building the confidence to know that I have value to give to the world. (We all do.) And, while I have been doing a lot to build my business, there are times I could do more but don’t, blaming it on my schedule, the weather, my dogs…in other words, I make excuses.

But the things is, I really, really want my dream. I want the freedom to create my own schedule. I want to wake up every day feeling passionate about what I do. I want to feel the satisfaction of knowing  that what  I’m creating is providing value and service and inspiration to others (um, that’s you guys). I want to know how it feels to empower others to take control of their lives and step into their highest selves so that they can go after their big dreams too. Because that’s what lights me up and that’s the burning inside of me that I can’t ignore.

So tell me, do you have a dream you’ve been dabbling in? A deep calling or desire that’s been pulling at your soul? Are you feeling fully committed or are you still half in, half out?

I invite you to take this time to ask yourself the following questions:

What are you doing?

What do you need to be doing to get where you want to be?

How are you going to get yourself there?

Why do you want it so badly?

If you have a big dream you’ve been working towards, I hope this post has inspired you to dive in fully. As always, I’d love to hear your comments. If you need some accountability, let us know that in the comments, too. We can all cheer each other on. :)




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My Gift to You!

by Kristi on July 20, 2014 · 4 comments

in fun stuff, Life Coaching

Hi friends!

I hope you are having a lovely weekend. I have an exciting project that I’ve been working on behind the scenes for a few weeks now.

How to Get Unstuck

My first ebook!

I’m so excited to finally be able to share it with you! I created this workbook specifically with you guys in mind. I kept thinking back to two years ago when I was feeling stuck and dissatisfied with my life, looking for more purpose and passion. I know many of you feel exactly the same way so I wanted to create a simple, step-by-step guide to help you gain some clarity and get started in the direction of your dreams.

In my workbook, you will learn:

• The number one thing you need to do to get where you want to go. (It’s probably not what you think!)

• My favorite go-to tool for when I need a pick me up.

• How to get super clear on what you want and create a vision for your future.

• How to clean up your energy and create unstoppable momentum.

To receive your free copy of How to Get Unstuck and Start Moving Toward the Life of Your Dreams, you can opt in to my newsletter in the sidebar to the right. (If you are already signed up to receive my newsletter – thank you! – you can still opt-in to receive your free gift. It won’t create a double subscription.) Consider this my gift to you for allowing me onto your computer screens and into your lives every week. I promise this is only the first of many more goodies to come. :)

If there is anything specific that you guys would like to see in the future, please let me know! I always love to hear your suggestions.

I am so grateful for each and every one of you! <3



PS – If you know anyone else who would enjoy this workbook, feel free to pass it along!

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