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.

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.

Get the confidence training to empower yourself!

My March Goals 2018

My March Goals 2018

If you know me, then you will know I am a dreamer first and then a doer and I leap without a net.

A huge part of my mission is to support you and guide you to leap into action at a pace that pushes the boundaries of your comfort zone just enough to expand for you to believe into possibilities. And so this space of mine will be taking a slightly different approach moving forward!

You will see my monthly goals on the first of every month and then a review of a sort on the last day of the month, with blog posts in-between – topics unknown.

My Monthly Goals…Why do I set them? Why do I share them here?

  • Setting goals helps me remain focused and stay accountable to what I said I was going to do.
  • I hope that it may inspire you to set goals for yourself but more importantly, motivates you to action!

I have a specific approach that I use that I will be outlining here just a bit! My life is so much more than just goal setting because everything I do is fueled by my intuition and with activities that feel good.

Inspired Living

My Intention for the month is connection. Connection to my inner self and people in my network.
Affirmation/Mantra is I am deeply connected to my souls’ purpose
Books to read: Rising Strong by Brene Brown for personal development. One Fiction Novel for downtime.
How I will honor myself: To always listen to my body to give it what it needs and nourish my soul through art.
What will I do for fun: Working on my knitting project, play soccer with my team
I am grateful for: For the connections in my life that share a similar vision
I am excited about: Writing my next book and sharing the message of embracing your inner rebel
I want to feel: Connected to my soul’s purpose and like-minded people
What excites me right now? A new project that is in the early stages of development

March Goals

1. Complete the first draft of my manuscript for my book

This book has been in the works since December and got slightly derailed because I decided to throw the Rebel Shine Summit together. So now it’s time to refocus on my book and complete the manuscript. Deadline is March 31st!

2. Release a new challenge – to be announced Friday, March 2nd, 2018

I’ve been blogging since 2005 and officially have all of my posts from over the years on this blog of mine here. Getting started can be overwhelming and I will be releasing a challenge for you to take action and move forward. I know you’re being called to share your message!

3. Create a new course for the Rebel’s Academy 

I already have a course that helps you get your website online in the Academy. But I am updating and revamping it this month to go more in-depth about creating a website that feels good and developing the content that connects your message and reaches your people.

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

4. Finish the rest of the Modules for the Rebel Shine Inner Circle Bootcamp

There are already modules within the space but I still need to complete 6 more modules, bringing it to a total of 12 lessons with text and video as well as action guides!

5. Run 3 days a week + 1 Soccer Game

When you work from home, it’s easy to fall into a rut of not working out and doing the things you know you ought to be doing for your body. The Soccer game attendance is easier than the motivation for me to go run and I am done with the excuses!

 

Coloring Page community Membership6. Finish Adding new coloring pages to the Create your Colorful Life Community

I decided in February to transfer the Coloring Page Community to a new platform and it’s been an undertaking. I only have another 100 pages to add bringing the total to about 240 with 15 more pages to be released every single month. I am also thinking to create a “Build your own Planner” course within the membership with the pages I have already designed, so you can pick and choose what you want in your own planner!

7. Go to New York for Freedom Hackers Presents: Publicity For Bigger Impact

I am excited about this trip! I am part of Kimra Luna’s BTBY Community and have been dying to attend one of her events for years now and haven’t really had a chance yet. I am looking forward to connecting with people I have met “online” but actually meet them in person. I am also looking forward to the train ride!

8. Work on my knitting project for an hour or so per evening

I’ll be honest, this is an area in my life I have been neglecting and I am feeling called to work less on my computer and more on other activities. It’s so easy for me to get sucked into all the doing in my business (the behind the scenes thingies) and not take enough time to disconnect.

9. Spend at least one day a week somewhere else other than my office

And since I work from home in my own office space, I am in need of a change of scenery. Spring being right around the corner is a huge influence on this but I am being called to find other places to work, you know coffee shops and things.

Road Trip: Destination Unknown10. Go on a road trip: Destination unknown

With springtime being just about here, the tree frogs told us so, I am itching to get in my car and hit the road. One of the things we love to do is to get in the car with a full tank a gas and see where it will lead us. We don’t determine ahead of time where we will go as we enjoy the adventure along the way.

If you are looking for guidance on setting goals, I have a 3-months Goal Setting Course called The 90-Day Journey!

What are your March Goals?

 

Share in the Comments below!

Are you making your goals non-negotiable?

Are you making your goals non-negotiable?

Do you make your goals important enough and a non-negotiable for you?

Sometimes the most challenging commitment is the one you make to and for yourself.

I know this because I enjoy running but haven’t made a big enough commitment to do it consistently. I know it’s good for my health and my mindset. And yes, I too make excuses for why I can’t.

Like it’s too cold.

There are many ways I can find a way to run or at least get my body moving for just a little while.

Being a parent is often hard and demanding, special needs or not! And it can make your goals a little harder to achieve sometimes but I also know is the kind of parent you want to be, requires stamina and dedication.

And more than often, it can feel like you are failing your kids because you are spending 30 minutes on what you want to do.

You spend 30 minutes on your passion and feel guilty you weren’t present for your kids.

You can fulfill your dreams of being a writer, an artist or an entrepreneur without feeling guilty. If you think about the outcome, how much more fulfilled will you feel as a parent and as someone who goes after what they want?

Every day you are doing the best you can.

You can’t do more than your best.

But I really want you to know that you can be the parent you want to be, the artist you want to be and the entrepreneur you want to be.

Because it’s time!

Time to follow through and finish your ideas, projects, and goals.

You can have the career you want when you make the commitment and make it a non-negotiable.
You can have the health you want when you make the commitment and take the actions.
You can be the parent you want to be when you make the commitment to be that parent.

It doesn’t have to be one thing OR the other.

It can be whatever you want it to be if you are willing to stop accepting your life for what it is and make it what you to want it to be.