Here is what I know about myself:
I get ideas, follow them and they either get completed or put to the wayside, but I take action. And this has allowed me to learn a lot of skills over the years, from building websites, starting businesses, creating my own coloring books and much more.
I have learned to work from the inside out, that when I am okay with myself when I can look in the mirror and say “I love you” and when I stay consistent with my boundaries but more importantly with my vision, things just fall into place.
I am a big dreamer and visionary. I am also a creative and a rebel.
I want to do things in a way that feels really good to me, from the inside out. And for me, this had been the missing link for a lot of years. I tried to follow other people’s structure and systems only to realize it doesn’t work that way.
It wasn’t always this way because I was intimidated by other people’s presence and success and so I kept saying “one day I will”. And then I heard other people talk about their dreams and goals and they too said: “one day I will”.
But life is funny sometimes because it provides you with events and lessons and you soon realize that “one day” will actually never arrive with one exception “one day you will die!”
And then not so many moons ago, I wrote my vision for 2017 and in that vision, I wrote about making an impact to help people, to support them with their dreams and goals and to give them the tools and resources they could want and need to make it all happen.
The Rebels Academy a community of like-minded people, who have big dreams and goals, who may or may not be intuitive, quirky but they are rebels, creatives, and dreamers.
The courses, programs, and guides within the community are the framework for you to build on. There is no right or wrong way to create the life you want and forging your own path.
Surround yourself with people like you sometimes we need a little help from our friends along the way. We need our own cheerleaders and pep-talk squad to make it through those hard days where you wonder if any of it will actually pay off.
Your one day is today!
It truly is time to start doing what you have always been talking about and stop wasting time just waiting for one day to happen.
What is Rebel’s Academy?
Rebel’s Academy is a system of videos, fun-to-do activities and in-depth guides to help you overcome obstacles and go the distance.
The key to creating a lifestyle of ultimate freedom.
The Rebel Plus program includes The Complete Rebel’s Handbook and membership to the Rebel’s Academy online portal.
The portal contains all three Rebel’s Academy Lifestyle Business Tracks and access to 1:1 support, when you need it most.
Your membership doesn’t expire. You’ll even have access to future materials added to the Lifestyle Business Tracks at no extra charge.
Your materials, resources and supportive tribe of rebels will all be there, ready to stand beside you in your own Rebelution.
But there is more!
There are threads in your private hangout to set goals, share your struggle, office hours where I answer your questions, sharing your wins and getting feedback. I am going to support you, cheer you on and help you achieve your dreams.
There are prices and rewards to be given out for committing to your goal and taking action to get there.
Some rewards include:
- 1:1 Sessions with me
- Apparel and other gifts
- and whatever else I can come up with.
And I don’t know about you, but being rewarded for the work you put in feels pretty damn sweet to me.
Join the Rebels Academy and be the first one to know when the doors open and get in on the early-bird special!
You are one decision away!
Here’s what I know to be true:
I know this because I’ve followed other people’s system for a really long time, only to find myself frustrated.
My vision and personal mission are to give you the tools, guides, and resources to get started and to support you with daily check-ins and monthly coaching calls to answer questions and help you through the challenging days.
Everyone’s journey is different, and we all want to get there and often want to do it alone. But the hidden truth is that a community raises your confidence, supports you during the days you want to give – and together we achieve great things.
It’s time to stop saying “one day” or “some day”.
It’s time to start saying “Today is the day, that I will…”
A Manifesto of Sorts
Here’s what it means to be a rebel soul:
Rebels are driven by their vision for the future
Rebels are relentless
Rebels take back the power from their captors
Rebels are strongest together
Rebels see the spark in others and help fan it into flame
Anytime I get an idea, in most cases, I immediately follow it with action. There is something I learned about myself, and that is that when I let it sit for too long, the inspiration is gone and I lose interest fast.
There are plenty of unfinished projects in my studio I could show you because I hesitated or simply just stopped instead of following it through.
But I fully believe that ideas and dreams come to us because we are meant for them. Let me sound a bit cliché for a moment “it’s part of the destiny”.
So, the next time you notice an idea and you can’t wait to take action, start. Don’t hesitate!
This is the moment to seize the idea and just run with it because the moment you hesitate all the doubts and fears will make their appearance. And you will literally have killed the idea before you even took action.
But what if for just a moment you decided to take action and allow yourself to ride the wave of creativity?
Sometimes these are very fleeting moments and you owe it to yourself to show up for them.
Here’s the thing, it’s okay to not always feel inspired but when the moment comes, ride it out. Surfers don’t always have the perfect wave, but even they keep showing up to catch just the right wave.
And what if your idea is that one thing that could change your life forever? Isn’t that just the thing you may be chasing?
So, the next time that idea enters your mind, make a choice to not hesitate.
Decide that you will act, even if you don’t know how or what the result will look like.
No one can really predict the outcome and you won’t know it until you do it!
This is how my mind works:
Buy a domain and think you will use it for something very specific and then 8 months later realizing that it would be served better very differently.
“Create your Colorful Life”
My entire collection of hand-drawn coloring pages and planners in one place and space in the interwebs.
So why not?
Here’s what I know from first-hand experience:
Coloring reduces stress and overwhelm and decreases anxiety and worry.
In 2008, when my kiddo was recovering from his transplant surgeries and fighting to stay alive, I used doodling and drawing to help me cope with the seriousness of our situation.
The coloring really helps you switch off your brain and calm your fears and allows you to connect to your inner source. It has tremendous power in not only boosting your creativity but in the process helps you solve a problem.
Kinda like when you sit and meditate and before you know it you are calmer and know your next step.
Coloring helps you disconnect and tune into you and increases your ability to focus. You will find yourself more relaxed while calming the fears in your brain.
All of my illustrations hand drawn and I am excited to be sharing them with you in this new way.
All coloring pages come in a pdf file and are printables in the size of 8.5″ x 10″.
You can color them with your favorite colored pencils or crayons. Or dig out those old points waiting to be used.
You can glue them into your art journal or hang them up as posters around your home.
Don’t forget to share with your friends!
Do you have this dream, this burning desire to create something magical?
But you are consumed by work, scrolling through Facebook and searching for the solution?
When really you want to take action but you just keep making excuses. You feel you are not ready. You list the things in your head of why you can’t do x, y or z. It’s too challenging.
But what if you could? What if with some small adjustments to your mindset, you can see how to make it happen? What if you had a starting point to get you going?
Here is what I really want to ask you!
- Have you really allowed yourself to see the whole vision of your life?
- How about for this next year?
- Have you created clarity on what you want to focus on so that you can take action already? Even if it means doing it scared?
Vision > Clarity > Action > Results
It’s time that you embody your vision and creates some serious clarity around what you want to be, do and have!
- You will make room for creativity and action.
- You will know what you are working towards and why.
- You will stop with the excuses.
Your mission if you choose to accept it is to write out your vision and get super freaking clear on what you want to make happen in the next 365 Days!
- How do you want to feel when you wake up?
- How are you waking up to and with?
- What is the first thing you do in the morning?
- What will you be doing?
- What does your environment look and feel like?
- What will you have for dinner and who is with you?
- How do you feel going to bed?
Get into the nitty gritty of all the details, give yourself permission to believe in the possibility that it actually can happen. You just need to allow it.
Your vision is your compass to a colorful life and business!
Tell me in the comments, the one thing you will start doing today!
Last week, I took the day off.
No social media, no content creation for blog posts or courses. Nothing.
And it was the most incredible fun day I have had in quite some time.
It was a day in the waves, playing in the sand and eating dinner at sunset.
But there are amazing lessons I learned:
Taking time off is vital for memories and recharging.
The memories I have made with my family can’t be replaced. My family is as much as part of the life I am experiencing and it doesn’t need to involve work all the time. Getting away together just for a day brought joy and fun for all of us.
Inspiration will hit when you are not trying so hard
One of the challenges is to come up with new content, new ideas and all the things we do in running our business – to achieve the life we want. While being disconnected from my email and Facebook, I had three new inspirations and ideas plus new content for the blog.
Taking time off is a great reminder of why we do what we do
We all start on our journey to create a life that feels good. But feeling good doesn’t always involve work. Being able to eat dinner at sunset, seeing my kiddo amazed at the pigeons (yes pigeons – we too thought it was odd) and feel grateful for being able to do these things and to have those experiences – it’s just good stuff.
Freedom is the ability to take detours
Quite often we avoid detours because that means it may take longer to get where we are trying to go. We decided to take a different way home and it added 2 extra hours to our drive. The ability to handle the challenge without getting too aggravated or too much negativity, that’s growth. And even in the moment, I was feeling myself getting frustrated, I reminded myself that my life is about freedom and that sometimes it means taking detours.