How to create a Make it Happen Plan

How to create a Make it Happen Plan

How to create a Make it Happen Plan

Do you ever wonder how to make it happen and how having a plan can actually be useful?

One of the challenges I have seen time and time again is that people set goals based on someone else’s thoughts and opinions of what you should do.

The challenge is that just because someone else thinks it’s a good idea, it may not be true for you or even aligned with who you are.

I can’t set a goal for my partner just like he can’t set a goal for me. Goals and dreams are personal and they come to us as individuals, not as a collective.

This doesn’t mean you can’t set goals together but the same notion still applies: You must want this!

Now what?

The next step is to brainstorm and map out all the actions you can think of that are going to be necessary. You may not be able to visualize all the steps, but don’t let that stop you from laying it all out as much as you can.

Some steps will emerge through the journey. Truly, we will know what we need to know when we are ready.

Got it! Now what?

Commit to your “make it happen” plan. Write down the actions into your planner and/or calendar. Don’t make excuses when the time comes to take action, instead dig in your heels and get to work.

And after a week or two, evaluate your progress. See what steps you have taken, how you feel about it all if you need to make some changes.

Rinse and Repeat!


It’s time to STEP UP and STEP OUT

You know what happens when you put yourself out there?

People see you!
People connect with you!

There is no magic and I don’t have a secret formula.

I just know that without a doubt I can help!
I just know that being real, raw and vulnerable is the essence of connection.

I used to be so afraid of sharing vulnerable moments and the real shit I dealt with and even know, occasionally I get hung up on what people think.

It’s normal crap but how amazing is it to have the confidence and courage to show up every single day anyway even if you don’t know what the result will look like.

This applies to anything in your life.

Whether you have big dreams for your life or even owning a business. If you don’t step up and step out, how will you ever achieve them?

Can you honestly tell me you are exactly where you want to be in your life? That you have the career, business and family life you want? That you have followed your dreams to your heart content?

Don’t you think it’s time to come out of the closet?

I mean seriously, how long are you willing to wait to make things happen?

How long are you willing to tell yourself that someday I will do x, y, and z?

There is no time like the present – it’s never too late to start but you should wait another minute.

The perfect time is now!

And I can hear your objections and rebuttals but please, give me a break. Those are just fears and self-doubt creeping up and causing you to continue to play small.

I specialize in helping women feel confident and be courageous in creating the life they desire.

I can help you

  • have clarity
  • know what you want
  • see the big picture
  • connect all the pieces

There isn’t a single reason I can think of that says you can’t do what you want to do.

Someone once told me I can’t have the cake and eat it too and I called bullshit because essentially that is what it is.

When we allow others to tell us what we can’t or can have in our lives, are we really following our heart, passions, and desires?

I didn’t think so.

And honestly, no one can tell you anything about your life but with that being said no one else, other than you can make it happen.

Again, I can help you!

Because I have been there and I know what it’s like to dream big to the point you are ready to shit your freaking pants.

I also know what it’s like when it appears that no one gets who you are and where you come from and to fight for what you want anyway!

When you are riddled with fear and self-doubt and you are just not sure that you can or that you are enough!

But then you get up every single day, breathing and believing in your dream.

Knowing with every fiber of your being that it WILL come true!

  • I can help you feel confident and courageous with ease.
  • I can help you overcome the outside noises and internal voices that have stopped you until now!
  • I can guide you to have faith, handle your mindset like the hero you already are.

And you can follow through with every little thing that you set out to do.

So here is what I am offering:

The Rebel Soul Connections provides you with the tools, resources, connecting with like-minded people to support you as you are venturing out to forge your own path ahead and I want to give you a 30-Day Trial for $1.00!

Surround yourself with people like you and get the support, tools, and resources you want and need to create the life you want for just $1.

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.

And if you love what you see, after your trial period is over in 30 days, you will be billed $25 a month.

And if you don’t like it it’s cool, we all have our preferred brand of coffee, so just cancel your membership before the 3o Days are up!

It will be $34 monthly after that!


How to make your Dreams come true

How to make your Dreams come true

heartCan I ask you a question?

When you were little what did you dream about?


I dreamed about being a singer and a movie star. It was my way out of the life I was dealing with. I would sing going down the street because how amazing would it be that me, Petra, the foster kid would be discovered on the street? Would it have been fabulous, right?

Well, it didn’t happen but I found my way to stardom in a different way.

I create and sell amazing art and I help women Jump Up and Shine, so they can Step into their Greatness.

It is allowing me to create and have the life I dreamed about and envision for me and my family. It is my dream to help you find the key to freedom by setting boundaries because it will help you shine your light.

My dream to help you – to connect with you and clear whatever it is that’s stopping you along the way so you can have the life you design according to your own rules.

Just how do you get there?

  • You should define and be clear on what you want. Be as specific as possible when you create your vision for your life. Write it down!


  • You should know why you want your dream. Why do you want your career, car or lifestyle? What will it give you? Know this, own it and of course, write it down.


  • Now that you know your dream and why you want it, you must decide to take action and believe that you want it and that you deserve to have your dreams come true. So, cliché, I know but seriously you should believe and give yourself permission to go after your dream.


  • Release your fear. Whatever you are afraid of by moving forward, let it go. Acknowledge it but don’t hang onto it. I was so afraid of whatever other people were thinking when I decided to be a life coach that it was keeping me stuck and not moving forward and taking the right kind of actions.


  • Take action! Create a list of all the activities you need to do to get you to your dream. Don’t worry about the how because that will come. If the activities and actions steps are still too big, break them down even further into itty bitty chunks for your action list.


  • Take time to evaluate and review. There was a moment where I questioned being a life coach and I reviewed my position in my job and the life I want. It’s given me another opportunity to reflect on what is and was holding me back and how I can clear my path and move along my way. Sometimes that means you will need to change course. Maybe your dream is no longer fitting – that’s okay. Keep dreaming a new dream and create a new way of making it happen.


  • Celebrate your successes! Each step you take towards your dream – celebrate them and reward yourself for the work you are putting in. Dreams don’t happen on their own, they must be earned and you earn them by doing.

Happy Dreaming and Doing!


She told me I’d never succeed

She told me I’d never succeed

Petra MonacoI graduated high school at the age of 15 with one of the highest grades in the class. She told me I’d never succeed at being a mother and I have amazing young men that I am proud to call sons. She told me I’d never succeed at anything and here I am with several degrees, a published author and 2 amazing businesses fulfilling my dream.

My foster mother didn’t have much faith in me and it wasn’t always easy. In fact, it was so incredibly hard at times because of self-sabotage. I didn’t believe I could do any of these things, despite the accumulating evidence of when I achieved one more thing.

The day I decided that I had enough of a miserable life, living paycheck to paycheck is really the day that propelled to change. I wasn’t sure how I was going to change or what was going to change, but I knew that I no longer wanted to have a poverty mindset. It isn’t easy when you don’t know where your money struggles and issue come from because in foster care, well you are taken care off. I went on vacation, I had clothes and I even had an allowance. Even though I didn’t know, I made the goal to increase my income.

Having graduated with a master’s degree, it was time to put it to good use. I started out as a part-time counselor and already increased my money by this simple action. About a year and a half later, I wanted more. I wanted a full-time salary with benefits and I began the conversations with my boss and eventually, after months of talk, it happened. At this point, I doubled my income and I knew I was onto something.

It is incredibly amazing the change that happens when you are willing to put in the work, and you are open to the possibilities. Change is scary when you are comfortable in the crisis of your circumstances, but you don’t have to stay there. Sometimes changes will occur in the moment you decided to fulfill a dream.

The moment you tell the universe that you want something, the universe and your mind combined will start to work together and lead you to the tools, books, and people you need to explore. You will still need to do the work, like to read the book on how to deal with your money issues or how to gain confidence by completing small action steps.

Sometimes getting started is incredibly hard, but the reward is so wonderful you will sit back and be amazed what you just accomplished!

So, go out and succeed because you are the only person that can hold you back from cultivating your dreams and grow an incredible life.