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  • Writer's pictureKatrina Julia

One Week: Creating a Life & Business I Love: Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica: Week 8

Updated: Mar 9, 2021

If you have ever thought about visiting in and near Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica area, make sure it is at the top of your bucket list. The area in and near Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica is great for travel, digital nomads, and entrepreneurs creating a life and business you love.

During my last week in and near the area, not only did I create and scale a life and business I love, but I experienced incredible adventures as well! I enjoyed Nauyaca Waterfalls, Horseback Riding at sunset at Playa Matapalo, and Manuel Antonio National Park.

Whether I experienced adventures, or focused on creating a life and business I love, I increased my presence, peace, and progress in every way. At the same time, there are limitless opportunities for growth all the time.

Creating a Life and Business I Love:

in and near Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

In Week 8, I continued my experience and stay with my Airbnb: Mountain Paradise 900 feet above sea level nearby to Playa Matapalo (<8km), close to Manuel Antonio (<25km), and close to Playa Dominical (<25km).

I stayed peaceful, present, and progressed through three stays, continued creating and scaling, as well as enjoying adventures like the 12km hike round trip to Nauyaca Waterfalls; horseback riding at sunset at Playa Matapalo; trails, views, and beaches at Manuel Antonio National Park. Whether you visit Manuel Antonio for one day or longer, you will love it!

Nauyaca Waterfalls

Horseback Riding at Playa Matapalo

Manuel Antonio Beach

Manuel Antonio Beach

Creating and Scaling a Life, Business, and Community

Whether you are a side hustler, work a 9-5, creating a life and business you love full-time, and/or traveling the world, I hope this series encourages and inspires you to take limitless leaps of faith.

If you are seeking freedom in your time, location, expression, community, and ultimately financial freedom, let's #createit. I am right here with you on a path of purpose to freedom (Gal 5:1).

There are ways to transform your wellness, online, media and travel. It may be with online courses, or seeking ways to automate and scale your business like a boss. Let's #createit.

One Week: Creating a Life & Business I Love: in and near Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica: Week 8 will help you create, transform, and inspire with an insider look!

Pura Vida!

One Week in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica: Week 8

If you have followed my Creating a Life and Business You Love series, you know I spent my first month in La Fortuna, Costa Rica at Dragon Fly Hideaway. If you have followed along the journey of my being a #limitlessglobalgirl, you have seen the transition to Monteverde, Costa Rica including a jeep-boat-jeep tour across Lake Arenal. If you haven't yet, you may want to check out the series on the blog and show!

In comparison to my prior weeks. in Week 8 in Costa Rica, I loved creating and scaling a life and business I love while experiencing incredible adventures in and near Manuel Antonio.

My Routines: Morning, Daily and Weekly

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, Bible Reading, Message, Journaling, and Movement sets me up for success.

My daily routine includes shake, tea and tabs with Herbalife Global Nutrition for 7+ years and counting. I lost over 55+ lbs and chose to be alcohol free 5+ years ago. I compete in fitness shows in National Physique Committee Bikini.

This week, I reached 3,000 minutes on Peloton App as well.

'Disclaimer: Average person loses .5 to 1 lb. a week with healthy active lifestyle.

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

Every week, I outline my week and days, and continue to align actions to my vision. Every week, things shift depending on faith, feeling and focus. My last week in Manuel Antonio included staying focused on creating and scaling, while integrating adventures freely.

I outline my Create 7 to help me align actions. Create 7 includes launches, community, scale, clear, media, series, and projects. I practice self-accountability with tools and teams like Click-Up, Focus Matrix, and Efficise. I am in mentorship and coaching currently with Herbalife Nutrition and Super Focus with Tommy Newberry.

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

Walking into the week, I envisioned:

1 Launch Items for Mastermind & Summit

2 Community Creation & Focus

3 Submitting Proposals & Pitches

4 Creator Focus on Videos & Reels

5 Clearing Emails, Team & Media Items

6 Mastermind & Summit Updates & Shares

7 Assessing Daily & Weekly Results

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 God willing with incredible community consistently by March 1. I am DAP, Supervisor and World Team with Herbalife before March 1.

This is my focus until I hit it not only once but consistent 3+ months. I will adjust after the third month of consistency to align to annual and legacy goals.

Top Three Priorities

1 Community: Sources and Scaling

2 Creators: Courses, Management

3 Creatives: Media, Series, and Books

I focus consistently on creating and scaling a life & business I love & helping others. This is done by integrating 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 8: Creating and Scaling in and near Manuel Antonio, 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 week flowed amazingly with alignment and flow.


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 Solo Traveler Female Network, Entrepreneur Role

2 CREATEIT Mastermind shared this week on Social & Platforms.

3 CREATEIT Summit speaker opportunities & launch shared on platforms for April.

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

2 Community

1 Cleared 200+ emails this week

2 Completed & Loaded 3+ Videos for YouTube on Monteverde.

3 Created 7+ Reels on Wellness, Marketing, Business & Travel

4 Submitted 3+ Platforms & Proposals for Ongoing Projects

5 Updated Click-Up Project Management Sprints & Items

3 Media

1 Surfing in Costa Rica

2 Manuel Antonio National Park

3 One Week Creating a Life & Business I Love: Week 7

4 One Day in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

5 Horseback Riding Sunset in Playa Matapalo

6 Nauyaca Waterfall Hike

7 Top 10 in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

I am super proud of myself of all the blogs and shows I did this week. I caught up on almost all my shows as well.

4 Clear

I cleared 100% from both my Cameras this week, and uploaded 100% of videos for the mastermind to DropBox. I cleared over 90% of my phone. I finished my riding, waterfall, and park videos of Manuel Antonio National Park. At the end of the week, I had my phone down to <50 pictures and videos.

5 Series

I completed the blogs and shows above. I outlined blogs and shows coming up with 7 Continents, Retreat Series, and Online Series with 7 Steps to Starting a YouTube Channel, 7+ Reels for Instagram that Will Leave You Reeling, and Content Like a Boss: Costa Rica Edition.

6 Scaling

Over 75% of the business is automated via tools like Kajabi, Task Virtual, and Efficise. In Automate and Scale Your Business Like a Boss, I share automation and delegation including finding opportunities, social media, and business development.

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

7 Projects

I am sharing the CREATEIT Summit & FREE 14 Day Challenge preview to the Creation Club: Online Mastermind with Health, Wealth & Business including Tips, Tools & Tech hands-on is open and being shared. I am filming the third series for Costa Rica currently the week coming up.

I created two campaigns on Intellifluence for CREATEIT Summit for creators to spotlight with pre-recorded sessions, as well as for the Costa Rica Retreat in August 2021.

I added retreats to new platforms focusing on a Costa Rica: Transform & Travel Retreats in August. I am starting the series this week on the blog & show for travel & retreats.

Horseback Riding at Playa Matapalo

Week Schedule At a Glance





I worked in the morning, and went at 1pm to go to Playa Matapalo for the rest of the day.


I woke up for an adventure day on Tuesday. I met my taxi driver at 9 am to head to Nauyaca Waterfalls for a 12 km hike. Afterwards, we stopped for ceviche before going to Playa Matapalo for horseback riding at sunset.

Nauyaca Waterfalls

Horseback Riding at Sunset





I worked at my Mountain Paradise Airbnb all day. I gave a Central America Series presentation on Costa Rica with the Wanderful community of 45,000+.





I worked on the series, shows and social in alignment with launches.. Afterwards, I had a consulting call with GLG. I submitted proposals with Solo Female Traveler Network, and others as well. I addressed all team items, updated project management tasks, and cleared all e-mails.


I woke up at 4 am to start off another adventure day! I headed off to catch the first bus to Quepos nearby with the taxi driver. I arrived at Manuel Antonio National Park around 7 am and stayed until 3 pm. I went on other trails with views, as well as enjoyed the beach more!

I ended up going later to El Avion to enjoy fresh fruit juice and a coffee in an actual plane! Afterwards, I experienced a farmer's market in Quepos before heading back to my Mountain Paradise.


I started off my day early, connected with family in Bulgaria and Austria.

I did my Peloton workouts and enjoyed the day.

I filmed videos for Creation Club Mastermind, as well as community and clearing.


Sunday, I did my morning Sacred 7, worked out, and listened to Transformation Church.

I connected with my mom and dad in Bulgaria.

In the afternoon, I went down to the waterfall by the Airbnb.

There you have it.

My week at a glance, and the behind the scenes in and near Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.

Week 8 in Costa Rica: Manuel Antonio

The creating, scaling, and traveling continue in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica with community and media, as well as the adventures of Nauyaca Waterfalls, horseback riding at Playa Matapalo, Manuel Antonio National Park and beaches!

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