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10 Things You Should Do Every Month if You are a Lifestyle Entrepreneur or Blogger (or You Want to B


If you’re a lifestyle entrepreneur or blogger (or you want to become one), then I think we can both agree — creating a life and business you love isn't easy. Like the Aladdin song, it's a whole new world - especially if you didn't grow up with any entrepreneurial influence or all your friends or most people you know still work a 9-5 salaried or hourly job.

 

There’s a lot of soul searching that goes on into becoming a lifestyle entrepreneur, transformation coach or lifestyle blogger. Yes, there are a ton of resources (thank you Google, Pinterest, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter).

 

At the same time, what works for someone else may not be your "ideal life", business, or day. I know that was absolutely the case (and still is for me). The hustle and constant grind not for me. Been there - done that (and almost killed myself literally).

 

In Corporate America, from 2003 - 2011 (especially the time between 2007-2010 when I was >55 lbs. heavier, doing part of what I loved, massive people pleaser, losing myself, generating others >7-9 figures annually yet completely miserable with barely any time for my life, health, friends, travel, learning - anyone else relate?)

 

Now, with that being said - are there times when I put in a lot more time - absolutely! I am constantly in tune though with my spirit, soul, mind, body and how they feel all around. For me, self care is a non-negotiable.

 

It is so easy to get lost in passion and purpose - especially when you know that you are helping others transform + inspire their lives from the inside out (health, wealth, and business!) I also LOVE to serve. At the same time, acknowledging, how can I possibly serve at the highest level if I am burned out? Hello?! At the same time, recognizing there are times where I push (and I know you do), but I assess way faster than I used to with ALL areas of my life being in flow (spiritual, mental, emotional, relational, physical, financial, and playful!)

 

It is definitely an art and a science in creating a life and business you love. Like us, it constantly evolves.

 

You, my friend, want to create a life and business you love. I can tell. That's probably why you are here reading - hello?! You probably love the challenge because like me, you’re crazy (we are the ones that change the world though - yes?!)

So, since you really want to create a life and business you love, this post is for you.


In this blog post, I’m sharing 10 things that you should do every month if you are a lifestyle entrepreneur, blogger, transformation coach (or want to be one!) It may sound like a lot, but the more you do this you will find yourself doing these daily with time like I do!

Plus, if you truly want to create a life and business you love - don't you owe it to yourself and your tribe to invest the time to be sure you are in alignment with who you are all around?

 


1. Get Clear Each Week.

It is very easy to get caught up in reactive states versus in proactive or creative states. The more clarity we have on the direction we want to go, the easier we get there. It is no different than putting in an address in a GPS so you know where to go.

Questions to Ask Yourself / Your Team:

  • What did you do great with last week?

  • What worked absolutely great?

  • What do you want to shift this week?

  • What are the three - five things to get done?

  • Who do you want to connect with?

  • How are you creating your life?

  • How are you creating your business model?

  • How are you creating your tribe?

2. Ask How You Want to Feel.

Too often, we don't pause to think about what feeling we are after when we create or do something. Then we get to the goal, and it doesn't feel like what we wanted so we feel like we did something wrong. We simply didn't think about the vibe before, during, and after.

I am definitely guilty of this - being very goal driven. Now, these are non negotiable. This impacts how you treat yourself, your team, your communication, your feeling all throughout, and your outcome.

For example, my focus for this week is feeling like I am present, joyful, and proud of myself each step of the way.

I am very hard on myself - like many of us. I am definitely gentler than myself now than years ago. However, I am aware of my tendencies. There are tons of times in my history where I did a ton - but I did not stop to celebrate. I simply kept going, and all along the way did not feel "enough". As a result, when I received rewards I didn't "feel" like I deserved them because I never stopped to reflect on how much I had served or done.

I do this now regularly by checking in with myself several times during the day on who am I being, and all that I am doing to serve.

There are tons of times in my history where I did a ton - but I did not stop to celebrate. I simply kept going, and all along the way did not feel "enough". As a result, when I received rewards I didn't "feel" like I deserved them because I never stopped to reflect on how much I had served or done.

I do this now regularly by checking in with myself several times during the day on who am I being, and all that I am doing to serve.

3. Envision Your Perfect Day.

I started practicing a few months ago envisioning my perfect day the night before. This was something that Course in Miracles suggests, and I absolutely love this.

This includes asking yourself:

  • How do you want to feel?

  • How do you want to start the day?

  • How do you want your spiritual practices to be?

  • How do you want to be mentally and emotionally?

  • How do you want show and spread joy?

  • How do you want to create community?

  • How do you want to create boundaries?

  • How do you want to serve people?

  • How do you want to share your message?

  • How will you feel when you are serving?

  • How will you feel when you get things done?

  • What type of people do you want to connect with?


Photo Credit: Preston Olsen - Weekend Voyagers. Pictured: Jen with Social Girl Traveler and Carly with Light Travels and myself, Katrina Julia.

4. Celebrate Your Wins

Gratitude is king or queen. It truly is the glue and takes your energy to a whole new level. Gratitude before, gratitude during, and gratitude after (reliving the moment!) helps truly bring more things to your life to be grateful for!

This is a practice I have been focusing on so much since last April - where Lisa Arnold - a leader with Herbalife Nutrition talked about massive mindset impacts during a training.