Rebel Kickstart Accountability & Co-Working Community

Rebel Kickstart Accountability & Co-Working Community

The first 90-days have come and gone!

It’s been an interesting first 90-Days for me but also a reaffirming one in many ways not just in my personal life but also in my business world.

Let me ask you, how’s it been going for you?

Did you have the clarity you wanted to set goals and make them happen?

Or

Did you have an idea of a goal, kinda started taking action but then either procrastinated or just well didn’t do the things you needed to be doing?

I’ve been exactly in that spot and have often procrastinated on something or I’ve said “one day”, “when the time is right”, “someday” … and in the end, I actually well didn’t do anything about it.

And what followed is the negative self-talk about how I am such a flake and no one believes me I will do these things when I don’t even believe them myself.

And in recent years that has changed for me because I have absolute clarity on why I do anything in life or in business, I have a plan that pushes me just enough out of the comfort zone, so I don’t freak you and I do the work to make it happen.

For me, there have been some key elements to go from wasting time to doing and making it happen. And here’s the thing, since I have struggled with clarity, planning, and doing in the past, I know that others may be facing the same challenges.

Introducing Rebel Kickstart

I’ve been talking about creating a vision, planning and taking action for a really long time but felt maybe there’s something missing, such as accountability, co-working sessions and receiving the knowledge YOU want.

Rebel Kickstart is designed with the community in mind because this is where support, accountability, and feedback are the most valuable.

And there’s something about a community that plans, works and learns together:

Comfort zones are being pushed.

Things are getting done.

Goals get achieved.

And for the life of me, I can’t think of a reason why someone wouldn’t want this unless living in the realm of excuses feels good.

The Rebel Kickstart Community Membership

Part accountability, part co-working, part learning and part mastermind.

Is for creatives who are tired of holding themselves back by inaction and lack of focus and are ready to take consistent, purposeful action that matters every day!

  • You will have access to a private Facebook Community for Daily Intention setting, accountability and support.
  • Monthly Planning Sessions to help you review your progress and set new goals for the month ahead.
  • Monthly Co-Working Sessions to help you knock out the to-do list that keeps hanging over your head.
  • Monthly Masterclasses with content YOU want with resources and tutorials. You ask and you shall receive.

Not only will you feel fired up to make things happen but you feel good about a plan that supports your life and your business and therefore feel more accomplished.

Lock in your monthly membership at $27 or $270 (2 months free) respectively as one of the founding members.

We kick off on April 2nd at 1 pm with our first planning session!  

You will find the planned dates for each session on the inside, below are the days each session is being held but here’s an idea of when everything is going down so you can plan life and business accordingly.

  • Planning Sessions are held on Mondays 1 pm EST
  • Masterclasses will be held on Wednesdays 1 pm EST
  • Co-Working Sessions will be held on Fridays 11 am – 1 pm EST

Please note that prices will go up but this is your chance to lock in your price for as long as you are a member!

Sign up before kick off and receive 1-hour 1:1 Session with me! 

How to break down your challenge into baby steps

How to break down your challenge into baby steps

No one likes a challenge that leaves you overwhelmed but I am going to share some concepts that make it feel and look like a piece of cake.

When you’re faced with a big obstacle, you can tackle it much easier when you take on small actions, rather than thinking you have to do it all and make it happen right now.

Take Stock

Clarity will help you overcome just about anything, you need to look at the problem. Write down exactly what the situation is, what it is you need most and what the end goal is. For example, if you’re are in a situation in which you require money, be clear on the purpose for the money, how much money you need and when you need it by i.e. write down the date! Now that you know exactly what you’re up against, it’s time to make that major problem and turn it into something manageable.

Brainstorm

You’ve still got your pen and paper in front of you, so start jotting down any ideas you can think of that can help you solve the challenge. Don’t leave any idea out and just free writer all the possible ways that money can come to you!  Write down what you can sell, who you can borrow from, what odd jobs or services you can provide for extra cash and other such ideas.

Assess

Now that you have a list of ideas, look them over. All of the ideas have a possibility to work but choose the one that makes most sense or ist most like to work for you to solve the challenge. If some of them are a bit outrageous or too tricky, that’s okay just keep them on the bottom of your list of possibilities.

Plan

You’ve named the challenge, brainstormed the possible solutions and now it’s time to make a plan. Start with the first solution, and write out small steps you can take to make that idea a reality. The smaller the better. These tiny actions are easier to approach than your overwhelmingly larger goal. As you complete each one, you’ll start to feel more confident and see your goal coming closer to reality. In our quest for rent money, you may want to write down just what steps you’ll need to take in order to begin selling off your unneeded possessions. Start by making a list of what’s most valuable, and then gather the items. Next decide where to place your ads, such as in Facebook sales groups or Craigslist. Maybe you have a pawn shop near you that will give you quick cash. With each baby step you add to your plan, you’ll see that coming up with the money you need just might be doable, after all.

Act

All the problem solving and planning won’t work if you don’t take action. Schedule activities in your planner and cross them off when you’re finished. Before you know it, you’re closer to your goals. In our example, your available funds will start to grow. Every little bit counts.

There’s no need to get stuck in overwhelm when faced with challenges. Breaking it down into baby steps will help you reach the goals you need to overcome nearly any obstacle.

That time I went to New York and almost got stuck

That time I went to New York and almost got stuck

One of my favorite things is to travel for pleasure and for business and this past week, I had the opportunity to go to New York to hear Selena Soo and Kimra Luna speak about the impact of publicity. And I was excited to hear Farnoosh Torabi and Kirsten Taggart as being part of the expert panel.

Petra Monaco and Kimra LunaMy travel up wasn’t as easy as I would have liked. My first train was delayed because it got stuck behind a freight train and then we got stuck with the second train because a tree was on the tracks and so we sat and waited for 45 minutes. I was already feeling behind schedule and now I was really behind schedule. But still excited nonetheless to go to New York.

And after getting to the hotel, changing clothes and getting a bit lost in New York City, I have made it to the event in time.

Petra Monaco and Hannah DixonAnd I was thrilled to meet one of the coolest Brit’s that I’ve been online friends for quite some time. I love meeting and connecting with people that I have engaged with online, it’s being able to really put the personality to the real life thing and know they are who they say they are.

And during the event, I was able to ask a question on how to use my story as it’s so massive to me and at times filled with craziness but I walked away knowing I can make an impact.

I would love to say that the return home was as easy going (even with the delays) but far from it. I arrived at Penn Station at 5:45 only to discover that my train and all trains to Charlottesville were canceled. Holy Batman. This was not starting off very pretty at all.

Petra Monaco at Penn StationSleep and food had been minimal due to the crazy schedule I was on during this trip and I didn’t even make time to take a shower. Never again, also in the future, I will check travel arrangements before checking out from the hotel, I could have stayed in bed for a few more hours!

I don’t know if you can tell from the photo but I was already exhausted and not looking forward to spending 24 hours at Penn Station in order to get home. I bought coffee and sat for awhile, talking with family and keeping the world of Facebook updated on travel shenanigans.

But low and behold at around 9:55 I looked at the departure screen and saw a familiar city that was only an hour or so from Charlottesville. Could it be that I could at least get closer to home?

I went to the ticketing agent and voila made the changes to head into Richmond instead and spending the night at Penn Station was avoided. I have to say there were moments where I felt like the mom from Home Alone, trying to get home only to be detoured and maybe even losing my mind.

In the end, I arrived in Richmond and was met by my family. Home Sweet Home

There was definite relief in getting home and a bath to relax me and some of my muscles was a welcoming relief!

I passed out by 9:30 and slept a solid 8-9 hours. And now I am still recovering from the travels a bit, it’s like you have to plan an extra few days to just do nothing! But I couldn’t wait to get this post up!

Did you ever have to face spending the night at an airport or train station? I would love to hear from you!

The 5-Day Goal Challenge is Back!

The 5-Day Goal Challenge is Back!

There is goal setting and there is goal setting. But just spewing out a goal without a why or any meaning behind it, will falter and never come to fruition.

This goal challenge is based on a process that I use every single year and then every single month to stay focused and motivated and achieve the things I’ve set out to do.

One of the overwhelming events that can happen when you set goals is that well you don’t know where to begin and either spin your wheels in frustration or quit altogether. This challenge will help you break down your goals into smaller steps so that you can feel confident in achieving them.

And I will also share the importance of scheduling them because fact, is if it doesn’t get written down, then it won’t happen because odds are you will forget to do that thing you said you were going to do!

And of course when you have your goals figured out and the break down has occurred and you’ve scheduled them you still going to think, how it’s all going to work out. Have no fear, the Petra is here to help you through it and also the how to handle any fears and doubts that may come your way!

Each day you’ll receive an email with a worksheet to help you through that day’s objective. Here’s what you’ll learn and do:

  • Day One: Goals, Goals, Goals But before you get there, you have to find out what your vision is
  • Day Two: Break it down. I’ll show you how to break down the goals to reduce overwhelm
  • Day Three: The Schedule. If it doesn’t get scheduled it doesn’t happen
  • Day Four: Making all the pieces fit. How to make it all work with where you are now
  • Day Five: Mindset. Last but not least, we’ll focus on our mindset and some of the fears and doubts.

How to Focus on the positive

How to Focus on the positive

I am not going to sit here and say that focusing on the positive is easy because honestly, it’s not. In fact, it’s really freaking hard when you are in a shit storm and you can’t see your way out of it. And yet, I know that if you dig deep and get some perspective, the good is available to you!

Often times, when we think about our lives changing, we automatically consider the negatives that come with that. However, even in times of turbulence or stress, some good things can also come from having your world shaken up. Taking time to focus on the positive and finding the good in change is yet another strategy that can help you to better deal with uncertainty. And another truth bomb right here: life always changes and nothing stays the same and in a flash or with one decision the life you knew is different. Guaranteed!

But there are definitely a few things you can do to support you through challenging times and yes focus on the positive!

Discover Your Strengths

With change comes adaptability. We need to adapt in order to roll with the punches. You’ll soon discover some of your greatest strengths as you figure out how to handle the twisted life has thrown your way. Perhaps you’re more creative than you realized, coming up with some neat ideas to raise quick cash. Maybe you’re a good networker and can rally people to your side during those times when you just can’t do it all alone. Change can really bring out the best in us.

Become More Resilient

Another quality you may not have realized you possessed is resiliency. A resilient person gets back up when life knocks them down. Often, we have no choice but to keep going and not give up. Adversity can truly show you your potential to bounce back. In my own journey, I have had parents tell me they don’t know if they could be strong like me or even people in general. I am pretty much a master of adversity but I am telling you that when you are left without a choice, you will dig into your heels.

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Learn Something New

While it’s great to lean on your friends in times of trouble, there are also those cases in which changes require you to learn something completely new to you. This type of personal development is invaluable. Gaining new skills or discovering unknown personality traits is almost always a blessing. Instead of looking at a particular situation as a problem, it can help to view it as a learning opportunity.

Speaking of personal development, ask yourself, what can you learn from this experience? How can and will it help you?

There is wisdom in your answers!

Gain Self-Confidence

All of the above byproducts of change can lead to a tremendous boost in self-confidence for you. When you handle a big change like a boss, you can’t help but feel a sense of pride and accomplishment. Discovering just how strong, resilient, smart, innovative and creative you can bring a shot of feel-good chemicals like none other. And if you are struggling to find that bit of self-confidence, make a list of all the things you’ve achieved already.

 

Reinvent Your Life

Finally, change sometimes requires us to completely reinvent our lives. Out with the old, in with the new. There are just some life events that are so big that they will never leave you the same. And that can be okay. In fact, it can be absolutely amazing in some cases. When something happens that causes you to do a complete life turnaround without your consent, it can leave you feeling powerless. Turn that feeling around by considering the ways you can adapt to this bombshell and make it work to your advantage. Maybe a job loss can be the catalyst you needed to learn about that industry you’ve been obsessed with for years. Perhaps a breakup will force you to reevaluate the types of relationships you’ve chosen until now. Unexpected change is often the kick in the pants we actually needed to live a more authentic life.

Be the phoenix rising!

While all of these things may not apply to your situation, I hope you can at least see what reframing the idea of change can do for your outlook. By altering the way you look at your circumstances, you can move forward in a more positive and healthier way.

Having clarity of where to go, what to do and who you are in the process is only one step of the equation.

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