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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.

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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.


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

4 Submitting Proposals & Pitches

5 Summit Shares & Updates

6 Scaling New Tasks

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 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 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 5: Creating and Scaling in La Fortuna and Monteverde, 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 National Geographic, CloudPeeps and 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 & Loaded 5+ Videos for YouTube & Mastermind

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

4 Submitted 5+ Platforms & Proposals for Ongoing Projects

5 Updated All Click-Up Project Management Sprints & Items

6 Cleared All Camera & Phone Items to DropBox

7 Increased Scaling Items to Virtual Assistant Services

3 Media

1 One Week Blog & Show Series

2 WattPad updates & scaling

3 5+ Videos & 10+ Reels IG

4 Blogs and Shows on Monteverde, Costa Rica, Adventures

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

6 Growth in Media on ALL Channels

On social, I shared 5+ reels, 2+ IGTVS, and 50+ stories easily. This included sharing everything from stories to videos on wellness, marketing, business & travel.

4 Clear

I cleared 90% 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 <60 pictures and videos.

5 Series

I adjusted the series for blog and show for Costa Rica Adventures including Monteverde Orchid Gardens, One Week, and outlined posts coming up for the Children's Eternal Rainforest, 7 Continents and Retreat Blogs and Shows. I completed the blog and four related podcast episodes.

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

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 insights with automation and delegation including finding opportunities, social media, and business development.

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.

I added scaling tasks this week with clearing content, newsletter, and email. Keep in mind when you delegate tasks there is a transition and clarity period before the process is flowing fully.

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 added retreats to new platforms focusing on a Costa Rica: Transform & Travel Retreats in August.

This week my adventures included visiting Monteverde Orchid Gardens, Stella's in Monteverde, CASEM Coop, Cuchara de Abuela (Grandma's Spoon), and Children's Eternal Rainforest.

This week, I continued to increase my focus on nutrition with Herbalife Nutrition shakes and snacks, as well as workouts on my own and via the Peloton App. I reached 1,500+ minutes in workouts and sessions on Peloton App this week too!


Week Schedule At a Glance



I unplugged from social and e-mails. I spent the day relaxing and watching movies.

Casa Balbi Monteverde, Costa Rica






I spent most of my day at my Airbnb on series, community and scaling.

I completed my presentation for Travel Industry Marketing Association on Wellness & Integrating Wellness into Your Travel Business Easily.

I reviewed all emails and cleared my inbox. I updated items on ClickUp, team and Virtual Assistants.


If you have been following along my series, you know that Wednesday is usually a flex, family, and fun day. This week I connected with family and my friend Priscilla. Afterwards, I headed to Monteverde Orchid Gardens and Orchid Garden Cafe. The hour spent in Monteverde Orchid Gardens is well worth it!




I spent the day wrapping up a client project, recording shows, clearing emails, reviewing platforms, and submitting proposals. I followed up on a travel project and sent out a community newsletter.




I stayed at my Airbnb catching up on my series on the show and recording 3+ episodes, connecting with community, and clearing emails. I reviewed by week as well.

I decided on Saturday, I would go to Stella's in Monteverde for breakfast and birdwatching while working on my book: Pain to Purpose in the morning. Afterwards, I wanted to visit CASEM - the artisan women's coop for souvenirs followed by an incredible lunch at Cuchara de Abuela's (Grandma's Spoon). Weather depending, I decided I would visit Children's Eternal Rainforest afterwards. Everything is closeby making it a great One Day in Monteverde, Costa Rica.


The day started off beautifully. I headed to Stella's for birdwatching and breakfast. The MotMot's and Tucansillo's were abundant, as well as the delicious French Toast. I talked to my family and finished a chapter of my book.

Stella's Monteverde

Stella's Monteverde Bird Watching

Stella's Monteverde Bird Watching


Sunday is typically my day to unplug including sleeping in, family chat's, church with Transformation Church, and walking in nature. I even saw 5-10 monkeys on my walk in EcoPark! You can see on my IG: Katrinajuliafit reels!

There you have it.

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

Week 5 in Costa Rica: Monteverde

The creating, scaling, and traveling continue in Monteverde, Costa Rica with cloud reserves, rainforests, and wildlife!

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