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  • Writer's pictureKatrina Julia

One Week: Creating a Life & Business I Love: Monteverde, Costa Rica: Week 5

Updated: Feb 11, 2021

The Pura Vida in Costa Rica continues to leave me in limitless wonder on my travel around the world. I feel myself beginning to adjust and adapt to each environment easier. My ability to be comfortable with the uncomfortable continues to increase. I find myself being at home where I am.


At the same time, I recognize moments of growth all yet at home all at the same time. If you have transitioned from having a home base and traveling to traveling full-time, you likely know exactly how I feel. If you haven't maybe you have thought about it or imagined the feeling of limitless global travel.


My first month in La Fortuna, Costa Rica flew by. I think this resulted from a 180 degree turn from what life I experienced in 2020 in Atlanta, GA. My first week in Costa Rica differed from last week when I moved to Monteverde, Costa Rica. While creating, scaling and traveling through the 7 Continents with Central and South America in 2021, I am constantly adjusting.


In Week 4, I transitioned to my second Airbnb in Monteverde, Costa Rica by jeep-boat-jeep from La Fortuna, Costa Rica. Monteverde, Costa Rica invites a slower pace and abundance of nature. I have found myself slowing my pace in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Creating a Life and Business I love feels and looks a lot different in Monteverde, Costa Rica.



Casa Balbi in Monteverde, Costa Rica


Creating and Scaling a Life and Business You Love

Whether you work a 9-5, are a side hustler, 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. Whether you have a side hustle with a vision for being a full-time entrepreneur, work for a company, and/or offer consulting for long-term projects, I love helping you create & scale a life and business you love.


Whether it is creating online courses, 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: Monteverde, Costa Rica: Week 5 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 fifth week in Costa Rica, and an insider look at One Week of Creating and Scaling a Life and Business I Love in Monteverde, Costa Rica: Week 5.


Pura Vida!



Orchid Gardens Monteverde, Costa Rica




One Week in Monteverde, Costa Rica: Week 5

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. Right when I saw it, I knew it is the perfect spot with the colorful homes, pool and kitchen, and incredible WiFi.


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

My first week blew me away with my one week adventure and creating a life and business I love in Cota Rica. In week 2, I spent more time at my Pink House at Dragon Fly Hideaway creating and scaling. In week 3 in Costa Rica, I continued creating and scaling, while enjoying Sloth Tour, Rio Chollin, Baldi Hot Springs, and El Salto too! During Week 4 in Costa Rica, I transitioned to Monteverde, Costa Rica including an Airbnb in the middle of the forest!


In comparison, in Week 5, I experienced increased time in nature like EcoPark, Monteverde Orchid Gardens, and Children's Eternal Rainforest. The beginning of my week involved working on my series and presentation with Travel Industry Marketing Association followed by a mid-week break and wrap ups with clients, and the end of my week involved exploring in Monteverde, Costa Rica.


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 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.


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



LA FORTUNA

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



Week 5 Outline: Creating a Life & Business I Love in Costa Rica

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 first full week in Monteverde, Costa Rica was no different.


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 like Click-Up and Focus Matrix. I am active in online communities as well.


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 & Media Items