Working from home was the best decision I’ve ever made

Working from home was the best decision I’ve ever made


I’ve had what feels like a gazillion jobs over the years but the reality is that it’s only ever been 8 or 9, and I struggled with not being able to stick with ONE job. But something I’ve realized over the years, some of us aren’t wired that way.

Some of us cannot be tied down to a job like that because we get bored.

Some of us have a little bit of an issue with authority.

Some of us would prefer to wake up when we wake and mosy on over to our desk or couch to get to work.

I am that kind of a person.

But more than anything else I am a mom and this is the one “job” I’ve held the longest (go me!). I’ve always enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom if you will. I’ve also always been a doer, I can’t just sit on the couch, watch TV and eat bonbons.

And over the years I’ve explored different ideas, followed opportunities and then I became a special-needs mom, which meant (to me) that I had to find something that I could do from home so I could be present when my kids needed me.

And here we are today!

And I also know lot’s of my friends have gone down a similar path and maybe you are ready to figure out how to create a living being at home with your kiddos, or while drinking coffee sitting on your deck.

We all had different reasons for starting down this path.

  • Escape corporate and find more satisfying work
  • Find jobs that allowed us to work from anywhere so we could travel more
  • Discover flexibility so we could be there for our families when they needed us
  • Identify any skills (other than cleaning and laundry) that could provide some disposable income.

Whatever the reason that brought us here, now we’re looking for work + life balance and how to be more focused on our work so we can spend more time with our family that we dreamed of.

If it sounds tough, I have something to make it easier for you.

 

What if I told you someone had already put together a carefully vetted package to get you up to speed on finding real work-at-home opportunities (AND making your work + life balance better once you’re working from home)?

Well, you can stop looking! It’s here…And I gotta tell you, that I wished something like this existed 15 years ago when I started to venture into being in business for myself. But there’s always something to learn and I am excited that this bundle exists to help people like you and me, become the CEO of our lives.

You really are only one decision away to a completely different life.

  • Create simple work routines to fit your family’s schedule.
  • Master the art of squeezing more work into the time you have.
  • Identify your marketable skills and differentiate yourself from the competition.
  • Turn your business & entrepreneurial dreams into a reality.
  • Learn legal and accounting best practices to keep you worry-free.
  • Develop clear work and home life boundaries, so you can plan your days for success.

 

Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit their website, take a quick look at all the goodness that comes in this package, then click the “Get my copy now!” button to go through their simple and secure 3-step checkout process.
  2. You’ll receive an email with a login to their online access portal, where you’ll begin downloading your eBooks, signing up for your eCourses, and redeeming your free bonus offers.
  3. Use their Getting Started Guide to pick the topic you want to tackle first and achieve your work-at-home dreams!


You deserve to do the work you love. You shouldn’t have to wait any longer to finally find the work freedom you’ve been looking for, or the work + life balance you’ve been waiting to achieve. Because seriously, some of us really have to forge our own path. And just think you can show other people what IS possible!

How I created my life and business

How I created my life and business

There are so many people in this world telling you how to create a life or run your business or what how to fit in with society.

Somewhere deep down I always knew that I am not meant to just exist but to really figure out what lights me up and how I can make an impact in this world that encourages you to create a life with purpose and passion.

Today I want to give you a glimpse of how I arrived at a place where I get to do whatever I want, every single day.

It’s not been easy that’s for sure. As a person who grew up in foster care, there were always limits placed based on someone else’s view of foster kids or limits I placed upon myself based on someone else’s story. In hindsight, everything I experienced in the foster care and afterward, guided me and moved me in this direction.

Nothing became more clear about my life and my purpose when the day came and I became a special needs mom to a medically fragile child and I was smacked into the soul foundation that life is too short and that I am in charge of how my life is going to unfold.

In 2007, I started to act instead of just talking about all the things I wanted to do one day.

I started writing and publishing books to share my message.
I went to college to become a therapist to help families at risk.
I started a brick and mortar business supporting artists in the community.
I made art that called me, learning and perfecting my skills.
I worked as a therapist until I was ready for 100% entrepreneurship.
I created active and passive income streams.
I created a web design and virtual assistant business.
I created coloring books to cement positive feelings from within.

And when I first became a full-time entrepreneur I followed what the experts said, but in truth, it left me frustrated and annoyed because it didn’t feel good. And after a year I had about enough of the bullshit that was my business and decided to get some clarity and what I wanted my life to look and feel like.

And that is where I found my personal mission and secret to make my vision a reality.

I simply wrote it out.

In 3, 5 or 10 years, what did I want my life to look and feel like, and the emphasis is on what I wanted it to feel like.

I decided to no longer feed the shoulds or have to’s and simply just be in each moment and follow the ideas and actions that felt good. Those feelings feel like an energetic party on the insight.

I tuned into how I wanted to serve the creatives and multi-passionate without sacrificing my energy and myself in the process. I created the Rebel’s Academy to help you build a business the same way I am making all of my ideas flow. You can have a service or product based business or a combination of both. It’s doable and I am loving every minute of it.

But just having the Academy wasn’t enough because it’s just one part of the whole picture. I created coloring books, I wrote books and tuned into what I wanted to do every single day that would support my overarching goal but also give me 100% satisfaction.

And that’s how the Rebel Shine Bootcamp came into play. It begins with the vision and then each following module and lesson to support that vision so you can have the best year every year.

Here’s the thing, you can have a service-based business that does not require 1:1 coaching calls. I am still very much involved in helping you build a business or create a life that feels amazing. And I am able to do it through the membership platform as well as through private community Facebook Group.

I get sad every time someone makes excuses for why they can’t do what they want to do and making all the pieces fit for them. You can start now and you can start small. There is no right or wrong way, there’s only YOUR way.

Every year I write a new vision for what I want my next year to look and feel like and based on that visions I develop my goals and the things I want to do during that year. It’s my foundation and literally allows me to “do whatever I want every single day”.

So if you are struggling and feeling frustrated, write out a vision.

Write it out for 10 years, 5 years and then 1 year.

Ask yourself who you want to be, how you want to feel and who is part of your life.
Write about the things you are doing from the time you wake up until you go to bed.
Write about the things you want to achieve and celebrate in your life.

Get into the nitty-gritty of your feelings. How do you want to feel when you do all the things. How will it look like when you follow your passions and live in your purpose?

These 5 strategies could make ALL the difference in your business

These 5 strategies could make ALL the difference in your business

I don’t recommend a lot of things, but there is a must-attend event I want you to know about.

My friend Denise Duffield-Thomas is holding a free live online class this Tuesday, April 17 at 6PM Eastern — and I REALLY want you to be there.

There are three reasons why.

First of all, Denise Duffield-Thomas will totally transform your money life for the better.

That’s no exaggeration. She’s widely regarded as the go-to money mindset mentor for women entrepreneurs who want to ditch their old money stories and habits and start succeeding financially — while having an easier lifestyle AND a bigger impact on the world.

In only a few short years, Denise has created a multi-million dollar enterprise from scratch (while raising a young family!). She’s an award-winning speaker, bestselling author, and has influenced the lives of tens of thousands of online entrepreneurs through her books, programs, and other transformational materials.

Secondly, this is not your ordinary webinar.

Denise’s down-to-earth style is incredibly refreshing, especially considering she runs a 7-figure business and has a huge online following. One of the things I love about Denise is that she lays everything out in a very transparent, easy-to-understand way. Plus, she really walks her talk and walks alongside those she teaches.

Third (and most important), what you’ll learn could be the difference between success and failure in your business.

I’m not saying that to freak you out or be overly dramatic. You may have noticed, however, that not everyone is successful in business. One of the key factors that Denise has identified (and built her work around) is that your money mindset can absolutely determine whether you’ll be one of the ones who “makes it” in business or not.

That’s why she’s created this live event, where she’ll unpack her “Top 5 Strategies To Upgrade Your Money Mindset.”

Reserve your seat right here (it’s happening this Tuesday, April 17 at 6PM Eastern time).

I had to share this special event with you because I suspect that, like many other women in business, you want both financial success AND to make a difference on the planet.

And Denise’s message is pretty clear: when you’re doing well financially, then you can help more people. It’s not just about the money (though her strategies will definitely help you make more of it!) but about stepping into your role as a wealthy, empowered leader in your business and life.

This message is so timely for where we are as a society right now, and it’ll apply directly to you in your business, too (whether you’re already successful and want to get to the next level, or are struggling with overworking and underearning).

Click here to reserve your spot in this game-changing live webinar.

You’ll discover the 5 strategies entrepreneurs like you can use to upgrade your money mindset — AND you’ll learn how you can get Denise’s help along your money journey, and join a movement of thousands of women as we change the way we think and feel about money – forever.

Go ahead and register for the webinar even if you can’t join live, because there will be a replay (but you can only get it if you register!).
Get Denise’s “Top 5 Strategies To Upgrade Your Money Mindset” by registering here.  

Cheers,

Petra


P.S. Denise will soon open registration for Money Bootcamp Live 2018. I highly recommend it and I’ll send you more info soon. But for now, register for this webinar – it will be awesome. Here’s my link to reserve your spot!

This simple, proven roadmap will lead you to wealth

This simple, proven roadmap will lead you to wealth

We’ve been sold a lie.

We’ve been told that if we just follow our dreams, pursue our passions, and throw ourselves into our great work, things will all work out and we’ll become successful.

Honestly, though, even though passion can take you far… business success is often more about the practical matters. For instance, did you know that one of the TOP reasons small businesses fail is simply because they run out of money?

(NOT because the owner “lacked passion” or didn’t work hard enough.)

I’m not here to ruin your day with that fact, but we need to get real if we’re going to succeed in business. Better yet, we need to get smart, and we need to come together as women (more on that in a minute).

So… what if someone were to basically hand you a roadmap that could show you, step-by-step, how to take care of your money sabotages (so your business doesn’t become a statistic)?

What if, in fact, there were a simple, proven (and even fun!) way to transform your money mindset, breakthrough your money blocks, and start attracting wealth and abundance?

Great news: there is. And my friend Denise Duffield-Thomas is generously offering it today in a free training video she’s just released. Denise is quite literally THE go-to for money mindset in the online business world, so when she creates anything new, I’m all over it.

If you haven’t heard of Denise Duffield-Thomas, you’re totally missing out. She is a 7-figure business owner, an award-winning speaker, a bestselling author, and a money mentor to tens of thousands of online entrepreneurs.

(She’s also a mom and wife! So, perhaps like you, she pretty much wears a cape.)

I’m particularly excited to share Denise’s training with you, though, because she’s covering a really powerful topic: money sabotages — and more importantly, how to fix them, along with a step-by-step roadmap to attracting more abundance into your life.

“Your Map To Wealth” 

The truth is, we all have money sabotages. For most of us, they just run in the background, preventing us from having the wealth and lifestyle we really want (and deserve) — but we don’t notice they’re there.

With Denise’s training, however, you’ll learn how to zero in on the specific ways in which you sabotage yourself, so you can quickly shift your habits and start seeing results in your life in the way of more income without more work.

In fact you’ll get, for free, one of the most potent exercises Denise uses in her Money Bootcamp — which has helped over 4,000 women clear their money blocks, transform their money mindsets, and collectively earn millions more in income, all while having a lot more joy and ease in their lives.

You won’t want to miss out on this free training, which lays out Denise’s entire (proven!) Money Bootcamp formula to wealth and abundance.

In fact, I recommend you go right now and watch the video, and then download the “Map To Wealth” workbook so you can begin taking steps right now to having a more abundant business and life.

 Get free access to the complete “Your Map To Wealth” right here.

Now more than ever, we women need to come together in community and support each other’s growth and success.

By sharing Denise’s valuable training with you today, it’s my intention to make a positive difference in your life and in the world. I hope you’ll take advantage of it, and pass it along to other women who need to hear this message right now.

I know that the “Your Map To Wealth” isn’t going to be up for too long, so you’ll want to watch it right away so you don’t miss out on Denise’s unique Money Bootcamp process and the powerful money sabotage exercise you’ll receive.

I highly encourage you to go watch it now!  

A look back on the month of February 2018: The Rebel Shine Summit

A look back on the month of February 2018: The Rebel Shine Summit

This month has gone by like a whirlwind with lot’s of learning and taking imperfect action. Every December and January, I sit down and intuitively map out my personal and business goals, and this year was no different.

I don’t always stay the straight and narrow course, however, I started writing my next book at the beginning of January and then had the brilliant idea to put on a summit.

Here’s the thing, sometimes you have to follow the crazy ideas that are coming to you, even if they aren’t in your original plan.

The second week of January, I announced I was looking for Speakers for the Rebel Shine Summit. I reached out to a few speakers I thought would be an amazing fit for the message, and they totally were. What I was not expecting was me being able to book 23 speakers with signed agreements in 3 days.

That’s the power of the message and taking action even if it feels crazy scary.

By the time promoting of the Summit arrived, I had 25 Speakers lined up and recorded all of them. Not only did I have the best time, but from a technical aspect, everything seemed to be aligned perfectly. Sure there were a few hang-ups but they were minor with little stress.

2018 Rebel Shine Summit

What have I learned?

You can totally create a Summit in less than 2 months if you are focused and take action. Sometimes even with your goals and plans all mapped out, detours become the next best thing because you get to stretch yourself in ways you haven’t thought about before.

But this is where the beauty of being a Rebel, Renegade or a Rule Breaker comes in. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want it.

You don’t have to wait – EVER!

It’s a good idea to have some strategy behind it and know what technology you will be using and how you will be presenting the Summit to your people.

I used membership platform and that was brilliant. Because now they have a forever home.
I used Zoom to record the conversations. I found when interviewing globally it’s one of the best.
I used Canva for Social Media Images because it’s easy to use.

What will I do differently?

Next year, I am giving myself a little bit more space for the interviews. Recording 3 interviews a day for 5 days was a little bit insane for this introvert. But it was worth every energy I spent on this. By giving me the time, I can space the conversations a bit more and still feel like I have plenty of time to focus on my other projects I am working on.

So if you are interested to be a Speaker for the 2019 Rebel Shine Summit, get on the waitlist so you can be the first to know when applications are open in October 2018!

What were some of my results?

In the end, without FB Ad’s, 160 people joined the Rebel Shine Summit. I am calling this a win! Even if only 20 people would have signed up, I would have felt ecstatic! For me, it was way bigger than just people signing up and making money.

It was about me

  • Taking imperfect action on an idea that I had and not talk myself out of it
  • Being visible to new people who have never met me before
  • Giving you a vision of what IS possible if you acted instead of waited

The feedback was amazing too!

The passion of the topics was flying and the conversations were “Rich and Rewarding” according to one listener!

And while the Summit is officially over, you can still get access to the amazing conversations that transpired!

And if the Summit wasn’t enough goodness, I squished my income goal and that feels incredibly amazing too. Here’s the thing, I hardly talk about money for many reasons that are personal.

My mission and the work that I do have very little to do with me bragging about how much money I make, but me feeling so freaking excited that you are getting into the action towards the life that you’ve been dreaming about.

Life is about embracing your own Inner Rebel, because she is waiting for you to say, okay, I am ready!

She’s waiting for you to say:

Enough is enough.

I am tired of the frustration and the struggle, and I am ready to create the life that feels good and amazing. You can keep listening to the voice of safety and conformity, or you can take a chance on your ideas and dreams.

The choice will always be yours.

And this is what the Summit was about!

Amazing people sharing their stories and journeys to own their own power, unleashing themselves into the world and elevate their lives in a way that doesn’t always feel good in the moment but in the end is the best thing you could ever do for yourself.

  • Listen to the conversations with an open mind and an open heart.
  • Believe in what is possible for you when you choose the path that’s calling you.
  • Trust your intuition that every moment has value even if it feels like shit at times.
  • Know without a doubt that you have it within you to be, do and have what you want!
2018 Rebel Shine Summit

2018 Rebel Shine Summit

I am so excited, I can hardly contain myself!

Do you see that line-up of the amazing speakers I had the privilege to speak with?

This summit goes way beyond my expectations and I am so honored to be surrounded by these incredible people.

And every single one of them embodies what it means to embrace your inner Rebel.

I would love to tell you how amazing each interview is but I would really love for you to check them out yourself, and you can register here to sign up. The Summit is over but you can still access the interviews here: 2018 Rebel Shine Summit!

You will hear the speakers talking about how you can

Create your best year so you can have always have a great year!
Own your Power and take control of and in your life.
Unleash yourself because your ideas are waiting for you to act on them.
Release whatever is holding you back!
Imagination and how amazing it is to have in your adult life.
Self-Care and how it’s so much bigger than a manicure.
Elevate your life because you freaking deserve it!
An attitude of Gratitude to shift your life into the now.
Back to Basics because living in overwhelm can be painful.
Opportunities are everywhere if you are open to seizing them.
Vulnerability lets you let go of shame and brings you closer connections.
Evaluate your life so you can always adjust course by listening to your intuition.

Can you feel the goodness that is at this Summit?

My vision for you is perhaps bigger than your own vision for yourself and I couldn’t be more thrilled to offer this Summit to you for $47.

But, there’s always a but isn’t there? It’s only free for a limited time so don’t wait for a second to sign up for this Summit!

You owe it to yourself to rise above whatever is holding you back and embrace your own inner Rebel!

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