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  • Writer's pictureKatrina Julia

One Week: Creating a Life & Business I Love: La Fortuna, Costa Rica: Week 3

My spirit and soul continue to unleash limitlessly. I feel more and more joy all the time, while breaking through boundaries and barriers in every way. My second week in Costa Rica increased in creating and scaling, while decreasing a bit in adventure compared to my first week in Costa Rica.

While I create, scale and travel throughout the 7 Continents with Central and South America in 2021, I am adjusting my mornings, days, and weeks every day.

Whether you work a 9-5, are a side hustler, creating a life and business you love full-time, and/or traveling the world, it is my hope you unleash inspiration from the inside out. If you are seeking freedom in your time, location, expression, community, and ultimate financial freedom, let's #createit. I am right here with you on my own journey to freedom (Gal 5:1).

There are ways to transform your wellness, online, media and travel no matter where you are in the world. Whether you are work for someone else, are a side hustle with a vision for full-time entrepreneurship, and/or consult with brands for long-term projects, I love helping you create & scale a life and business you love.

Whether it is creating online courses, sharing on social, growing influencer marketing, and/or ways to automate and scale your business like a boss, let's #createit.

One Week: Creating a Life & Business I Love: La Fortuna, Costa Rica: Week 3 to create and scale a life, business, and community you love will help you create, transform, and inspire. These are ways I created and scaled during my third week in Costa Rica, and an insider look at One Week of Creating and Scaling a Life and Business I Love in La Fortuna, Costa Rica: Week 3.

Pura Vida!

El Salto at Rio La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Rio La Fortuna & El Salto (Jump) and Tarzan Swing

in Desafio Adventure Company Parking Lot

Creating a Life and Business I Love near La Fortuna

My first location in Costa Rica is Dragon Fly Hideaway. I found them on Airbnb. Right away, I knew it is the perfect spot with the colorful homes, pool and kitchen, and incredible WiFi.

In Week 1 in Costa Rica, I shared insights into my three months in Costa Rica and stays.

My first week in La Fortuna, Costa Rica blew me away with my one week adventure and creating a life and business I love. In week 2, I spent much more time at my Pink House at Dragon Fly Hideaway!

No matter where you are in the world, how you start your day is powerful in every way.

My Sacred 7 Morning with I Am's, Prayer, Positive Music, Powerful Message, Journaling, Bible Reading, and Physical Movement sets me up for success.

Not to mention, my shake, tea and tabs with Herbalife Global Nutrition for 5+ years and counting. I lost over 55+ lbs and choose to be alcohol free 5+ years ago. I compete in fitness shows in National Physique Committee Bikini.

Herbalife Global Nutrition

All shots are my own on Canon EOSM100, Sony A330, and/or my iPhone 12 Mini.

Week 3 Outline: Creating a Life & Business I Love

Every week, I outline my week and days, and adjust and align actions to my vision.

I outline my Create 7 to help me align actions. Create 7 includes launches, community, scale, clear, media, series, and projects. I track my actions via tools like Click-Up and Focus Matrix for accountability. I participate in online communities for accountability.

All along the way, I envision and assess results in community, creators, and creatives.

Walking into the week, I envisioned:

1 Community Creation & Focus

2 Creator Focus on Videos & Reels

3 Clearing Emails & Team Items

4 Submitting Proposals & Pitches

5 Summit Shares & Updates

6 Scaling New Tasks

7 Sharing & Assessing Social Media

Super Focus

I am creating a life, business and community I love. I am receiving $3,000 - $25,000 daily-weekly-monthly easily for wellness, media, online & travel with incredible community. I am DAP, Supervisor and World Team with Herbalife.

This is my focus until I hit it not only once but consistent 3+ months. I will adjust after the third month to align to my one year and legacy goal.

I am excited to say this week I got even closer!

Top Three Priorities

1 Community: Sources and Scaling

2 Creators: Courses, Management

3 Creatives: Media, Series, and Books

Everything is focused on creating and scaling a business I love & helping others. It integrates faith, wellness, marketing, business and travel. Not only that, every online course & live experience includes tips, tools & technology for health, wealth, and business hands-on.

Week 3: Creating and Scaling in La Fortuna, Costa Rica.

The outline below will help you see how I created and scaled this week, as well as how it aligned to my passion, purpose, potential, people & profits.


This includes areas with launches, community, media, series, projects, scaling, and clearing.

Depending on priorities and the day, I may focus on 1, 3 and/or all 7 areas in a day.

1 Launches

1 Community Platforms & Pitches with FreeUp, CloudPeeps, BBC & More.

2 CREATEIT Mastermind shared this week on Social & Platforms.

3 CREATEIT Summit speaker opportunities shared on platforms for April.

4 Aligned media to Summit & Mastermind & Tools for Health, Wealth & Business.

5 Pre-Launch Lifestyle Brand via 75 Tools & Resources & Platform & Communities

2 Community

1 Cleared 200+ emails this week

2 Completed 10+ Videos for YouTube & Mastermind

3 Created 10+ Reels on Wellness, Marketing, Business & Travel

4 Submitted 5+ Platforms & Proposals

5 Updated All Click-Up Project Management Sprints & Items

6 Cleared All Camera & Phone Items to DropBox

7 Completed Consulting Call with New Client for Project Management

8 Confirmed Meeting for Next Week for Ongoing Project with Food

3 Media

1 75+ Tools & Resources Blog

2 WattPad updates & scaling

3 10+ Videos & 10+ Reels IG

4 Youtube 10+ Videos

5 This Blog & Show

6 Finished part of Book: Pain to Purpose

7 Updated New Book: There is World Inside Me & You (and 7 Continents Travel)

8 Growth in Media

a Reached 1,000 +Reach on One Reel

b Instagram Growth 200+% on Reach & Accounts

c Over 100 Subscribers YouTube

d Podcast Growing

On social, I shared 7+ reels, 2+ IGTVS, and 50+ stories easily. This included sharing everything from stories to videos on wellness, marketing, business & travel.

4 Clear

I cleared 100% from both my Cameras this week, and uploaded all videos for the mastermind to DropBox. I cleared over 75% of my phone. I have it down to <50 pictures and videos.

5 Series

I adjusted the series for blog and show for 75+ Tools to Create a Life and Business You Love. I completed the blog and two related podcast episodes. This ties out to videos and social media posts as well.

Weekly, I will continue the creating and scaling posts as well.

6 Scaling

Over 75% of the business is automated via tools like IFTTT, Kajabi, and Efficise. I share insights in Automate and Scale Your Business Like a Boss. Scaling continues with delegating tasks like researching platforms, setting up profiles for proposals, finding opportunities, creating channel art for YouTube, and repurposing content across social media channels.

I teach this hands-on in our online courses and retreats too. I regularly assess tasks to increase service, free up my time, and teach others to do the same. I outline tasks in 3-5 steps to automate and delegate.

7 Projects

This week I shared the CREATEIT Summit for creators to spotlight with pre-recorded sessions on wellness, faith, marketing, business and travel on several platforms & communities.

The FREE 14 Day Challenge preview to the Creation Club: Online Mastermind with Health, Wealth & Business including Tips, Tools & Tech hands-on is open!

I set up the pre-launch for Lifestyle Brand Like a Boss connecting 75 Tools & Resources to Create a Life & Business You Love

Last week, I shared how I knew I would increase space and focus this week, while decreasing adventure. Although I did decrease adventure, I experienced amazing surprises along the way, and made time for a visit to Sloth's Territory next door to my Airbnb Dragon Fly Hideaway, El Salto and the Tarzan Swing, Arenal Fitness Gym, Rio Chollin - Free Hot Springs for 2nd time, and Baldi Hot Springs.

On Sunday, I visited Sloth's Territory and saw six Sloths (also known as Perezosos in Costa Rica) an Iguana, a Red Frog, and a Porcupine! Did you know they sleep over 16 hours daily? I took this experience via Airbnb Experiences. We were deep in the forest and I loved it!

Sloth's Territory La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Sloth's Territory La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Sloth's Territory La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Sloth's Territory La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Sloth's Territory La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Sloth's Territory La Fortuna, Costa Rica

This week, I increased my focus on nutrition with Herbalife Nutrition shakes and snacks, as well as workouts on my own and via the Peloton App.

Herbalife Global Nutrition

Week Schedule At a Glance






At my Airbnb most of the day. I did leg and upper body band workouts, as well as stretching.

I completed filming 10+ videos for YouTube and the Mastermind: Creation Club including topics on wellness, marketing, business and travel!

I transferred videos to DropBox, and responded to community messages.

I had a meeting with a client for a Project Management project.

At my Airbnb Dragon Fly in La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Filming Set Up in Costa Rica





I continued clearing videos and uploads with tools and the team. I cleared added emails and scaled tasks with the community, I worked on the client project.

Afterwards, I headed to town to the Arenal Fitness Gym (my first visit to an actual gym since March 2020!) and enjoyed some Ceviche, Sea Bass, and Mango and Strawberry Juice at Tierra Mia!

La Tierra Mia La Fortuna, Costa Rica
La Tierra Mia La Fortuna, Costa Rica

La Tierra Mia La Fortuna, Costa Rica


Wednesday I usually have in mind as a flex and fun day. Earlier in the week, I researched ways to experience the Tarzan Swing in Rio Fortuna. I found a tour for $10 via Desafio Adventure Company that included pick up and drop off from my Airbnb, several hours enjoying the property, and an amazing Costa Rican lunch!

Yes please!




I continued uploading videos, clearing my phone and computer. In addition, I reviewed platforms and updates from the team. I submitted several more proposals and confirmed a meeting for a media project for next week.

I talked to my mom and dad for my dad's birthday too!


I spent more time in the Bible Study, Esther, reviewed the week for wins, made some shifts, and relaxed by the pool. Later in the day, I went to Organico Fortuna (a healthy spot) and Rio Chollin (the free Hot Springs again.

Organico Fortuna La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Organico Fortuna La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Organico Fortuna La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Organico Fortuna La Fortuna, Costa Rica


I spent the morning at my Airbnb, and around 1pm headed to Baldi Hot Springs.

Baldi Hot Springs

La Fortuna, Costa Rica is known for their Hot Springs resulting from the activity of Arenal Volcano nearby. There are over 20 Hot Springs to choose from when you visit here. Last week, I shared about my visit to Rio Chollin and Paradise Hot Springs too.

The owners at the Dragon Fly Hideaway Airbnb and many guests raved about it so I decided to check it out. I loved it. #selfcaresaturdays

The entire time, I saw about 50 -75 people across 25 pools. Several times, I had an entire pool to myself or people over 15 feet away.

Keep in mind, I did go on a Saturday and many locals from within Costa Rica came in early 2021. It felt like the perfect fit and experience. I would recommend going on a weekday. I arrived around 1pm and stayed until about 7pm.

I enjoyed each of the pools and jacuzzi's twice, and ate twice. At the beginning, I created content with pictures and short videos. Afterwards, I put my phone away focusing on prayer, quiet time, and reflections.

Baldi Hot Springs is pricier than the spot Paradise Hot Springs I visited last week.

However, it is over 5 times larger as well.

They do require a deposit for your towel which they give back.

I loved my visit at Baldi Hot Springs in La Fortuna, Costa Rica.

This was a great way to infuse rest and relaxation for any experience in La Fortuna.

Baldi Hot Springs La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Baldi Hot Springs La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Baldi Hot Springs La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Baldi Hot Springs La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Baldi Hot Springs La Fortuna, Costa Rica

There you have it.

My week at a glance, and the behind the scenes in La Fortuna, Costa Rica.

This is my last full week in La Fortuna. I am headed to Monteverde this Wednesday!

Creating a Life & Business I Love: Week 3 in La Fortuna

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