Recognize the milestones

Recognize the milestones

The other day, my son had is 6-months transplant check-in and 3 months of lab work. There’s this part of me that recognizes how far he had come but it didn’t really hit me until one of the nurse practitioners said: “we’ll see you in a year”.

We’ve only been on a 6 months rotation this past year and before that, it was 3 months rotation… and before that, it was monthly and before that, it was weekly.

So year, this feels a bit big.

After all this crazy, this is a huge milestone to celebrate and recognize for him but also reminded me that in any other journey, milestones often get overlooked because the ultimate goal hasn’t been reached yet.

And therein also lies the problem because one forgets to experience the journey along the way.

For just a moment, take a time out and reflect on the milestones you’ve achieved and celebrated them. And this can look like anything that calls you.

You can celebrate by

  • dancing freely
  • give the air a high-five
  • take yourself out to dinner
  • make a special dinner
  • buy something that you’ve been holding off on
  • share the milestone with someone

Working towards your dreams and goals is at times quite challenging but when you push through and keep going, you deserve to celebrate each step along the way.

The goal for my son has been to give him a quality life and it continues to be just that. I try not to worry or wonder about all the things that could go wrong and live in the “what-if” stage because really that would just create chaos.

And every day I am reminded to live in the moment and be present because truly tomorrow the world could change drastically but that’s tomorrow.

You can only do your best at each given moment. You can’t do more than that nor can you do less than that. Know this and honor this as best you can.

It can be frustrating to realize you are not where you want to be, yet, but you can still know that you are moving forward – one moment – one day at a time and then celebrate the heck out of each milestone you reach.

A note from the Rebel Spark Collective – Your Preview of what’s inside

A note from the Rebel Spark Collective – Your Preview of what’s inside

Dear Rebel,

it’s incredibly challenging to stay in your own lane when you are bombarded with what everyone else is up to and you are seeing them succeed with their own dreams and goals.

When I started my coaching and mentoring business in 2015, I knew what I wanted to do. I felt called to help people that were struggling because yeah I have been there. And somewhere along the line I too have fallen into the trap of making the big and quick cash money every month.

Even though from my experience and my education, I know that a sustainable business takes a tremendous amount of time to build and grow. And yet, I went down the rabbit hole of investing into programs of how to make money in Facebook groups or signing up for all the freebies and challenges.

The lesson in all of this for me is to stay focused on my own dreams and goals and stay true to the work I want to be doing. Of course, we are either in a job or in a business to make money but that is so not the be all in the big scheme of things.

And here in the recent month, I found myself to be less on social media. I actually forget to post what I am up to or engaging in conversation with people.


Because I am in my office writing these notes, mapping out future content for you and creating art – whether it is wood-burning, crochet or writing. And I may also be knee deep in client work helping them get their website just right or write a blog post for them.

You see, when you know what you want to be, do and have in life it’s a lot easier to know what to focus on. It’s almost like you purposely have to put blinders on because falling into the trap of someone else’s journey is way too easy.

So on this day

  • make a list of all the dreams and goals you have right now at this moment
  • brainstorm the actions to make them happen, one dream/goal at a time
  • give yourself a deadline of when the dream/goal is going to be your reality
  • map out the actions and schedule them in so they don’t overwhelm you

And then do the work.

  • Close that facebook tab
  • Turn off your phone
  • Get some help to watch the kids if you need to

Whatever you have to do to make them happen, give yourself permission to take that leap.

You will find more of these kinds of notes in the Rebel Spark Collective. Sometimes these notes are personal reminders to myself and I am called to share with you or, sometimes these are challenges I am experiencing and they need to be shared with you and sometimes these are just things that pop in my head I want to share with you.

Wherever you are in your journey, you do not have to do it alone EVER!

We are in this together!


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What is it that you are waiting for?

What is it that you are waiting for?

Dreams will never become a reality if you don’t turn them into goals and take action!

And creating a life or business can feel overwhelming if you don’t know where to begin. It can also be incredibly lonely but once you make the first move, it can be exhilarating. I speak from personal experience.

There is something to be said about having people in your corner cheering you on and supporting you in your journey as you follow on spark at a time.

Here’s the thing, until you get a taste of your dream you won’t really know if it really aligns with who you and what you stand for. My dream and goal are to live in an RV in about 5-6 years when my youngest has finished school and lives independently.

But that’s not the point! My point is that I got a taste of what that would be and feel like and I am more excited than ever to make that a reality for me. I wouldn’t know this had I not gone to the Rock Festival and camped out.

So here’s the thing, having someone who understands the struggle and the challenges is kind of a cool thing to have in your corner and can be a life changer.

There is so much ability you have and you are filled with amazing potential just sitting inside of you waiting for you to ignite the spark and create a life where everything feels incredible and amazing. It takes time, work and support to achieve all that you want to be, do and have.

And this is why I am so passionate about the Rebel Spark Collective because it is the place and space where I am real with you as I keep working towards my own dreams and goals while at the same time supporting you to do the same. It’s where we have those hard and vulnerable conversations you can’t find on social media.

The Rebel Spark Collective is your go-to place for personal development and following your sparks whether they lead you to a career or the business of your dreams. It’s where you get accountability, motivation and a hell of a good time.

What I’d love to share with you is that I hear, see and experience you to be one of the clearest and most authentic voices on topics such as self-leadership, empowerment, mindset but also in general. I follow quite a few coaches, trainers and speakers and really find that you have an outstanding clarity, wisdom and beauty to name a few things – Tamara

What are you waiting for?

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Rebel Spark Notes are my thoughts spilled out on various topics as they related to life + business. These will show up either in written form or on video. This can be the good, the bad and the freaking OMG this is hard as fuck kind of note.

Weekly Assignments are journal prompts + actionable steps to help you go deeper into who you are and disrupt your own patterns that are keeping you stuck. I believe that if you want to succeed at anything in life, then personal development is the key to make it happen.

Get Things Done Thread a place for you to state your goal and your actions and receive regular check-ins and accountability.

Round up Emails to stay in the loop on everything that happened so that you don’t have to worry about a thing – and a gentle reminder to do the work.

Monthly Challenges that will help you in life + business to create the change in your own world that will extend to the rest of the world with ease. These will be random at it’s best. BUT here’s the thing, if you need a specific challenge to help you go to the next level, lay it on me so I can get that going for you.

Weekly Facebook Office Hours – Get your questions answered, support through a challenge or potential solutions to your problems. Nothing will be ignored. I am in the mud with you and will answer every single question.

Monthly Connection Calls for when you need a little bit of tough love because the voices in your head are too loud. This is coaching, mentoring and connecting all rolled into one. We will have some amazing conversations but also address any challenges you may be experiencing.

Facebook Community so you can share whatever is on your heart – and mind. And more importantly, connect with everyone and make those amazing connections worldwide.

The Rebel Spark Collective is my passion and life. I am putting my heart and soul into creating this for you because I want you to be able to have the life you want, desire and deserve!

I am committed to you and your success and feel called to walk through the darkness with you until you set the world on fire (figuratively not literally because that be bad!)

3 Ways you can join the Rebel Spark Collective!

  • Pay as you go every month. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy – no tie or contract.
  • Annual Membership BUT you get two months free!
  • 3 Months VIP so you can have that extra support! Limited to 6 people at a time!

So let’s get this show on the road!

Join today!

Everything you wanted to know about the Healthy Living Bundle

Everything you wanted to know about the Healthy Living Bundle

So many of you have already invested in yourself and your home this week by picking up the year’s best collection of practical printables, online classes and easy-to-follow eBooks .

People raved about last year’s bundle and I personally think the 2018 version is even better!

But since this is a really unique concept and not everyone even really understands what a “bundle” is, I wanted to answer some of the great questions I’ve been asked about this bundle and how it all works.

Q1: Is this one big course? Or a bunch of different products?

A1: This bundle is a collection of 62 eBooks, 20 eCourses, 12 printables & workbooks, and 2 membership sites. Inside this bundle, you will find tons of resources with hundreds of healthy recipes (for food, of course, but also DIY products like skincare and cleaners), fun workouts, women’s health & hormones courses, self-care planners, and so much more. It’s basically all your favorite bloggers’ products together in one collection –  all for $29.97.

Q2: What am I going to do with so many resources?

A2: There is no way on earth each of these eBooks / eCourses is relevant to where you are right now. Some of them will have a lot of appeal, and some won’t. But in most cases, it only takes 3 or 4 eBooks or eCourses that you’re going to use for you to start saving money. Not to mention, there are 22 resources alone that are worth as much or more than the cost of the bundle itself. So, even though you won’t use every resource in the bundle, it would still be really hard to not save a ton of money anyway.

Q3: How do I know I’m actually getting good quality products and not just a bunch of “throw-away” eBooks? 

A3: The Ultimate Bundles team spends months reviewing potential contributors, approaches only the best for inclusion, and then only accepts the top products that they think will have the most appeal out of those. Many of these are even full-length eCourses with video tutorials or even access to a private Facebook group! They are highly selective and it shows in the final curated collection.

Q4: OK, but what if I buy it and don’t like it?

A4: Although Ultimate Bundles has an extremely low return rate at less than 1/4 of the industry standard, there are some people who it doesn’t work for. That’s why they offer a 100% happiness guarantee refund policy for 30 days. If you don’t love it, just email [email protected] to ask for a full refund.

Q5: Can I just wait and purchase it some other time? Isn’t this “limited time only” just a sales gimmick?

A5: You’re right, sometimes that’s used as a sales gimmick. However, because of the unique nature of this sale (Ultimate Bundles does not have the perpetual right to sell the eBooks and eCourses in the bundle) and in order to honor their contracts with these product creators, the sale will truly end on Monday, September 10th. Sometimes, popular bundles are brought back for a 2-day flash sale, but it’s not guaranteed!

Q6: This sounds like a scam. Can you prove it’s not?

A6: I know it seems too good to be true. Pay $29.97 for $2235 in resources? Doesn’t that mean someone’s losing big time? Or the prices are inflated?

I totally get your concerns. I’ve been an affiliate for Ultimate Bundles for years and I can tell you that I offer these bundles to my readers because they’re a great value. Even though they may be including their product in a bundle that costs less than their product, product creators get exposure to new potential readers, which can pay off in big ways later. And when you buy a bundle through your favorite blogger (hopefully me!), you’ll support them, too! Plus, the bundle is offered for such a short time that they can go back quickly to selling their product at full price.

In short, it’s a great deal for everyone. Ultimate Bundles is a reputable company, so if you try the bundle and don’t like it within 30 days, just ask their friendly, helpful customer happiness team for a refund.

I hope that fully answers your questions!!

In my opinion, you really don’t want to pass up a deal this good. But I’ll leave that up to you. Just don’t wait too long, because the sale is so short!

Learn more or get your bundle here

Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle 2018

Seriously, don’t wait.

Check out all the details here and let me know if you have any others questions that I didn’t answer here:

Ultimate Healthy Bundle 

September is the month I landed on Earth

September is the month I landed on Earth

My birthday is this month and I like to celebrate all month long. I kicked it off with the Blue Ridge Rock Festival (you can read the post here) and turning 44, well I only do this like once a lifetime.

I am sure there’ll be more shenanigans to be had by me and the people in my world and I am excited.

And every year in August (it’s the anniversary month for my son’s diagnosis) and then September, I am reminded how life short is and that we owe it to ourselves to make things happen.

And so I am giving away a few things that could change YOUR life.

It will change your life if you are willing to do the work and be present when things are going haywire. Because that’s how things happen, you make a change and chaos ensue. But if you stick with it all, you will come out on the other side.

The Freebies:

Rebel Shine Book: 6 of you will receive the PDF version of my latest book published in May. A guide to help you rise above from what is holding you back, so you can have the best year, every year.

Calm Yourself Colorful: Calm yourself colorful with 30 Mandala Style Designs, perfect to relieve stress and help you relax while creating beautiful images. This is for 6 of you that want to embrace mindful meditation.

Rebel Shine Bootcamp: 12 of you will walk away with the course designed to guide you to have the best year, every year!

Rebels Academy: Another 12 dreamers and creatives will receive access to this course to help you get started in your business journey.

45-Min Goal & Action Plan Session: There is you and me on a zoom call where we will hash out your goals and create an action plan for you to make it happen. I am giving away 6 of these babies.

5-Minutes to Freedom: Email coaching requires a 6 weeks commitment where you can get personal and unlimited support. This is for ONE person.

90 Days of 1:1 Coaching with Me: This is the big one, the prizes of all prizes where ONE of you will receive 90-Days of coaching with moi! The winner will be chosen at random. No more excuses of making things happen and finally step outside of your comfort zone.

Not free but…

Rebel Spark Collective: For the entire month you can experience Rebel Spark Collectives (Monthly normally $47 + Annual Membership normally $467) for 30 days for $4.40 OR get access to the 3 Months VIP for $275 (normally $397)! Go check it out here! 

The Rules:

If you want to join the giveaway, you must be signed up to the list and like my Facebook page, Petra Monaco.

Share the post I’ve pinned to the top of my professional page and explain why now!

When you write it out, you share it with the universe asking for what you want! And you are declaring to the world, you are ready for a life you’ve only been dreaming about.

The Giveaway starts today and ends on September 29th, 2018! Winners will be announced in an email and on my Facebook Page on Monday, October 1st, 2018

What are you waiting for?

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