Here's a quick way to get yourself feeling high vibe!

This weekend was FULL ON! First off, I moved and that alone typically is enough to wear you out. On top of that, it was Father's Day and my boyfriend's birthday. And I had to get 6 total hours of training bike rides in all three days. 

So, it wasn't a huge surprise that I woke up feeling pretty groggy, a little run down and not super high vibe.

It was pretty hard for me to get going this morning, and I'm not going lie, staying in bed and sleeping for most of the day sounded like a pretty great idea right off the bat.

However, that wasn't going to get my to-do list done or me any closer to my goals. 

In the past I would have tried to trudge through the day as best I could feeling lethargic and just moving at half pace. However, I'm no longer interested in letting myself get in my own way and I know that I have THE CHOICE to turn my day around the second I feel something is off. Have you ever been there?

That "blah" feeling hitting you first thing after a tough day the day before and it continuing with you throughout the whole day? And on those days, does it feel like nothing really gets done except that you went through the motions to pass the time so that you could hop back into bed and hope for a better start to the next one? 

Well, let me tell you that it doesn't have to be that way.  

Each of us has a choice to make today and every day the best freaking day we possibly can! 

It's not like I always felt that way though. I used to wake up feeling like this sometimes in the past and count down until I could either take a nap or go to bed so I could get some rest and start the next one better. 

The thing is, I hit the point where I was just absolutely DONE letting any time pass me by. 

I have wayyyyy too many goals and dreams that I am working toward to let time pass me by. 

And the thing is - it's actually super easy to get ourselves back into a high vibe state. It's not like we have to "wait" for inspiration or energy to hit us. 

We can create it. 

And we can create it FAST. 

So back to my morning...I woke up feeling like a nap was the only thing on my to-do list that I was going to get done. As soon as I was ready, I got my journal out, and I set my intention for the journaling to get myself back into a high vibe state.  

Within 10 minutes, the lethargy had dissipated and I was back on my normal self to take on the day! 

Yep, that's right - it only took me ten minutes to clear myself of whatever was making me feel blah. 

And you can do it too! 

Here's what you do -->>

Get out a journal and write out some "I am" statements. I recommend at least 30 or fill a page.  But really, you can do more until you feel the energy come back - I've had days (today was one of those) where it took 3 pages until I really had that energy flowing again! 

Write statements that are focused on how you want to feel. They should not be about how you currently feel. This is an exercise that is focused on whatever you want - and remember, whatever we focus on expands.  

So here are just a few items from my list from today - use these as a good start and then expand on them based on how you want to feel:

  • I am successful
  • I love my life
  • I am rich
  • I am famous
  • I am in flow
  • I am SO HIGH VIBE
  • I am focused
  • I make money with ease
  • Everything flows to me so easily!

Don't hesitate to repeat any of your statements - repetition is a GOOD thing. The more we repeat, the more our brains start to make it a habit...and sometimes we need to hear the same thing 5 or 10 or even more times before we start to think it for ourselves. 

Bonus tip: Go back and read each statement out loud when you're done. 

Remember that life's short; dare to live your dreams! 

xx, Kim

P.S. Do you ever wish you had someone to bounce ideas off of? 

You're tired of guessing and figuring out why things aren't working. Perhaps you're tired of trying things that just don't seem to work. 

You wish you had someone to chat with about your ideas, have them review, and give you feedback to help ensure you're on the right track but you don't need to invest thousands or months on a 1-1 coach. 

Well, look no further! 

Have you seen this? Last week, I opened up spots for 90-minute 1-1 intensives.  

But they are going fast - there is only 1 spot left!

This is for you if you're looking for a little support right now without A) having to invest in a long-term program or B) get some questions answered quickly without having to waste a ton of time. 

Some of the things that I can support you with include:

  • regular sales funnels
  • evergreen funnels 
  • anything on your Squarespace or Wordpress website
  • Anything related to your landing page, FB ad, or CRM
  • troubleshooting anything tech related
  • payment systems
  • membership sites 
  • bouncing ideas off an expert
  • business questions
  • program development
  • freebie development
  • getting past fear or other blocks

What it includes:

  • a pre-call questionnaire 
  • a 90 minute session
  • a link to the recording of our session and any follow up notes from myself so you can begin taking action
  • two follow up emails that can be used to ask follow up questions - can be used within 30 days of the call

Your investment for everything above? Only $247

If you have questions about this feel free to hit reply! 

And if you're ready to take some action in your business? Let's get started!! 

Shortly after you pay, I'll be in touch with a questionnaire to fill out and work with you to schedule our time together. 

Remember there is only 1 spot left for this opportunity! Don't delay! 

I feel like I hit the friend jackpot!

I just got back from a 5-day mountain biking trip in Whistler, BC with 10 of my good friends. If you aren't aware, Whistler is known as one of the top mountain biking destinations in the world and people travel from all over to check out the trails. 

And the views cannot be beat either!

Mountain biking is one of my passions (like, if I'm not at my desk utilizing my tech ninja skills or on the phone with clients, I'm on my bike!) and the mountains are my favorite place to be, so this was definitely my idea of a perfect vacation. And it was truly an incredible experience both from a riding standpoint (I mean, seriously some of the best trails I've been on) and being surrounded by some top-notch people. 

If you were to come across our group of friends, you would think that we've all known each other for decades. The ease at which we get along and the stories we share make it seem like we've hung out our entire lives. 

I've been home for 2 days already and my stomach still hurts from laughing! 

All 11 of us at the top of Whistler Mountain

All 11 of us at the top of Whistler Mountain

However, I didn't know anyone in this group until just 3 years ago. 

I moved to the Chicago area from Colorado in 2014 after living there for a year. It had been my lifelong dream to live in Colorado. But due to a job loss and a long distance relationship back in Chicago, I decided to move back to the area, but hours from where I had lived before. 

At the time, I was pretty nervous about transitioning away from my dream and the outdoor paradise that I had been living in to the flatlands of the Midwest. I worried that I'd struggle to find other like-minded people who wanted to be outside and ride bikes as much as I do. 

I had struggled with this in the past and was concerned about starting over again trying to make those connections. 

However, as the Universe usually does, it responded to my desire to find these people - and just a few weeks after moving here, I ended up meeting Mike, the owner of a local bike shop. At the time, he was trying to recruit his friends to create a weekly night bike ride on some local trails and invited me to join them. I decided to show up for the first ride.

That ended up being one of the best decisions I could have made. 

In fact, it was life-changing. 

Even though I was the only female in the group and was completely new to the area, they welcomed me as though I'd been a lifelong friend. 

And those first few months, which should have been a difficult transition, were smooth and so ridiculously fun. 

While I did miss the mountain views that Colorado had to offer, the friendships that I developed were some of the best I've ever made. I felt like I had always been part of this group.

Because of this group, so much of my life has changed for the better. Not only do I have people to adventure and ride bikes with all the time, I also...

Started my business. The owner of the bike shop that started our group got me involved in his business which opened my eyes to the world of internet marketing and coaching. While I had wanted to start a business for years, it wasn't until I met this group that I actually did. Not only did Mike help open up the door for me but the entire group has been incredibly supportive of it since day 1.  

Met the graphic artist who now works on my team. One of the wives of the guys I ride with also became one of my closest friends. Turns out, she's also incredibly creative and was an easy addition to my team which has only added to the success of myself and my clients. 

Met the guy I am dating now. Like attracts like and through this group I met a really great and genuine guy who is also into everything I'm into (something I'd always wanted). 

Became a better cyclist. No joke - my friends that I rode with in Colorado have commented many times that it appeared I had to move to the Midwest to learn how to ride my bike better. 

And the reason for this is - most of these guys in our group have been riding for 20 years, while I've only been riding for 4. Because they are better than I am, I've been able to push myself to try things I wouldn't have tried normally. 

Experienced authentic compassion first hand. I went through a very difficult time in my personal life right after meeting this group... due to an abrupt end to a relationship, I ended up homeless. 

All of them stepped up to support me in various ways...from offering to let me store my belongings with them to letting me move in with them until I got back on my feet. I had gone through tough times before and had never experienced compassion on this level. Their compassion and dedication to supporting me through that honestly changed the way I prioritize things in my life. 

Learned to let go of toxic people in my life. Through my friendships with this tribe, I learned that I had quite a few toxic people in my life that were trying to pull me down into their negativity. Being an empath and someone who always wants to help, I didn't realize how much these people were bringing me down. This group taught me what I really deserve and desire out of friendships and I was able to let those toxic people go...and I became better at not letting any others in as well. 

And interestingly enough, as soon as I let those toxic people go, I attracted so many more incredible people into my life. And they have only added to how full my heart feels every day. 

And these are just a few examples. But the point I'm really trying to get to here is that in the past, I always felt like I was either having to create an environment or be something that I wasn't in order to have friendships. 

That always felt misaligned, it drained me, and probably led to some of the toxic people in my life. 

You have likely heard the phrase, "You are a product of the 5 people you spend the most time with." And that couldn't be more true for me. 

In fact, when I asked this weekend why I never moved back to my dreamland of Colorado when I had the chance a couple years ago, I simply answered, "Because there is no substitute for friendships like these."

Even back then, only a few months in to the friendships I knew I had hit the jackpot in the friend department and because it took me over 30 years to find that, I wake up grateful for that fact every day. It would be incredibly difficult for me to give up. 

Does this mean I'll never move?

No, but for now I don't have this pull and call to go live in the mountains like I did prior to meeting this group. 

If you are feeling like you don't have that tribe or group around you to build you up and support you - keep looking. Your tribe is out there and you'll know when you've met them. 

And don't settle or accept anything less than what you truly want. 

Remember that life's short; dare to live your dreams! 

xx, Kim

P.S. Do you ever wish you had someone to bounce ideas off of? 

You're tired of guessing and figuring out why things aren't working. Perhaps you're tired of trying things that just don't seem to work. 

You wish you had someone to chat with about your ideas, have them review, and give you feedback to help ensure you're on the right track but you don't need to invest thousands or months on a 1-1 coach. 

Well, look no further! 

I'm opening up 5 spots for 90-minute 1-1 intensives.  

This is for you if you're looking for a little support right now without A) having to invest in a long-term program or B) get some questions answered quickly without having to waste a ton of time. 

Some of the things that I can support you with include:

  • regular sales funnels
  • evergreen funnels 
  • anything on your Squarespace or Wordpress website
  • Anything related to your landing page, FB ad, or CRM
  • troubleshooting anything tech related
  • payment systems
  • membership sites 
  • bouncing ideas off an expert
  • business questions
  • program development
  • freebie development
  • getting past fear or other blocks


What it includes:

  • a pre-call questionnaire 
  • a 90 minute session
  • a link to the recording of our session and any follow up notes from myself so you can begin taking action
  • two follow up emails that can be used to ask follow up questions - can be used within 30 days of the call


Your investment for everything above? Only $247

If you have questions about this feel free to hit reply! 

And if you're ready to take some action in your business? Let's get started!! 

Shortly after you pay, I'll be in touch with a questionnaire to fill out and work with you to schedule our time together. 

Remember there are only 5 spots for this opportunity and last time I offered these, the spots filled FAST! Don't delay! 

Are your thoughts serving or hurting you?

It's been on my heart to share this for a few days. I've had quite a few conversations lately with clients and friends about the thoughts we're having and how they can have such a huge impact on our lives. 

Our thoughts literally can be the thing that holds us back from going after our dreams. 

I used to think that if I focused on the past and what was not going well, essentially nurture those things, that I would eventually give them enough love to heal them and everything would be great again. 

Well, I can tell you from first-hand experience that it doesn't work like that. In fact, the more I focused on those things, the more negative things I attracted...and they actually seemed to intensify.

A couple years ago, I learned a pretty powerful yet simple trick to create only thoughts that serve me. I shared this in a live video yesterday in my Facebook group the Biz Mastery Club (if you aren't a member yet, come on over!). 

I had quite a few people tell me it was exactly what they needed so I wanted to share it with you too.  

If this is something that you need right now, I really encourage you put the tip I share into practice immediately. It had a huge effect on me and seriously was a game changer. 

And the cool thing is - we already have the tools at our disposal to create thoughts that only serve us.

Life's too short to not live the life of your dreams. We all deserve to live the life that we dream of. 

xx, Kim

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I had reason not to, but did it anyway and surprised myself!

Early Saturday morning, I woke up with a raging migraine. 

It was so bad that I was nauseous and every move made it pound so much harder. 

If you've ever had a migraine, then you know how terrible they can be! And if you've never had one, I am so happy for you! 

If just having a migraine alone wasn't bad enough, I was scheduled to do my second bicycle road race ever (think Tour de France but much shorter) that morning! I usually race mountain bikes (through the woods on a dirt trail) but at the urging of my boyfriend, I decided to sign up for this road race to see how I'd do. 

He has long said that I'd be a strong competitor on the road, so I figure why not? I have a massive passion for riding and racing bikes so I thought it would be a great new challenge for myself!

Unfortunately, that day, it seemed that I was destined for a day in bed rather than one out there pushing myself to my limits. 

I'm no stranger to migraines. I've gotten them on and off ever since I was a kid...I rarely get them now but I actually had one nearly every day for most of 2010. Seriously, no lie.

But Saturday was one of those rare occasions when a migraine it reared its ugly head. 

I had every excuse to just stay home, sleep it off, do some work, and perhaps get a nice training ride in later that day.

And I really wanted to do just that, but I decided to follow through on my commitment. I wanted to see how I'd do in this bike race. 

So, I took some medication and hopped in the car. Luckily, we were carpooling with a few people, so I napped during the hour drive. 

By the time we got to registration, I was feeling somewhat more human, but still definitely in pain. I knew that by the start of the race, I'd be back to 90% and just give it what I could. 

I felt that by showing up and following through on my commitment to myself that I had already won - regardless of the outcome of the race.

At 8AM, I was lined up with the other women in my race. I still wasn't feeling great but definitely felt way better than I did a few hours earlier. 

The gun went off, and away we went. 

For the next 1 hour, 10 minutes, we were to race through the roads of the rural Wisconsin countryside. The race consisted of three 8-mile loops. 

And my dear friend Penny (who is also an entrepreneur and LOVES all things adventure and cycling) described road racing to a small network we're part of as: 

They are scared surges and all about holding your ground, duckworth levels of grit and sheer skill to sprint just at the right moment and the hold on until either your lungs bust or you cross the finish line. 

I'd say that's about right. 

For that entire first loop, I really questioned why I was there...some major self-doubt started to creep in....

Why did you decided to push through this?

Why are you pushing yourself so hard?

Why didn't you stay in bed and rest?

You don't even do these types of races...you don't belong here. That's why you felt so terrible in the first place this morning. 

Why are you pushing yourself so hard?

Why didn't you stay in bed and rest?

You don't even do these types of races...you don't belong here. That's why you felt so terrible in the first place this morning.

I tell you, the self-doubt was SO bad! 

I seriously considered dropping out of the race during that first lap. And if I had listened to the voice in my head, I probably would have. 

As we headed into the second loop, I told the little voice of self-doubt to quiet down because we were going to push through this. 

I thought that if I could just hang in there that it'd be over soon. So I pressed on and decided to make a commitment to finishing. And did just that for the entire 8 miles. 

Ironically, as we headed into the third lap, I started to feel better. The sick feeling I had was nearly gone and I realized that I was in the lead group. With less than 8 miles to go, I decided that it was no longer enough to just finish, but I wanted the top spot. 

I set my intention and decided that the first place spot was already mine. I actually spent most of the next twenty minutes visualizing myself being at that top spot. 

There were four of us at this point and we were neck-and neck. At that point it really could be anyone's race. And as we headed into the last couple of minutes, another one of the women creeped up from the back and started to sprint for the finish.

Oh no you don't!

And I took off after her. 

I had already decided that the first place spot was mine and I was not about to let anyone else take that from me. I sprinted as fast as I could and gave it all we got. 

And as we crossed the finish line, I had her by half a bike length. 

The first place spot - I had taken it!

And it was only my second road race ever...and I did it with a terrible migraine. 

I could have let circumstance force me down a completely different path that day, but I didn't...I stayed on course toward my goals. And not only did I finish the race, but I did way better than I ever expected I would! 

That's me in the middle!

That's me in the middle!

You may not be into bike racing or any kind of racing at all, but there is a lesson that you can take away from this to apply to your life and business...

And that is - even when you do have justifiable excuses, it doesn't mean that you have to actually use them. 

Regardless of the hand we're dealt, it's still ultimately up to us on how we decide to handle it. 

We can either choose to give in and let our situations hold us back from going after our goals, or we can push past the roadblocks and not let them throw us off course. 

If you're currently not going after one of your goals - is it because you're letting your situation hold you back from going after it?  If so, I encourage you to take a little time to sit down and journal on that -->

How would I be showing up if I had nothing in my way? What would I be doing?

And

What would it mean to continue to let this situation get in the way of my dreams?

And then I really urge you to begin taking action. 

Life's too short to not live the life of your dreams. We all deserve to live the life that we dream of. 

xx, Kim

P.S. Have you signed up for Rock Your Membership Site? 

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Think about what it would mean to have more time, more money and more clients? 

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They told me not to, but I did it anyway

You may not know this about me, but in addition to running my business and training for endurance mountain bike races, I also teach graduate school.

I just wrapped up my 12th term teaching. 

And within 24 hours of the term ending, 4 of my 10 students emailed me saying that they are so appreciative of all the support I gave during our semester together.

One said that the support I gave her is the reason she won a promotion at work and another told me that she "won" grad school because she had me for half of her classes over her 2 years in the program.

Teaching graduate school takes a lot of time and doesn't pay super well, and I often think about whether I want to continue it. 

And I will admit I'm pretty excited to not currently have any classes on my roster for the summer after teaching NONSTOP since last August. 

However, messages like this remind me why I was RELENTLESS in my pursuit to be signed on as an adjunct faculty not long after I graduated from the very program I teach in now.

In fact, I was so relentless that I not only reminded them often of my interest in teaching via email every few weeks, I also volunteered to do a TON of free work to prove that I was going to be a great asset. 

I drove hours to be a panelist (for free...with the exception of the cookies) at a post-graduate career night to share my experience working in the field right after graduation. 

I hosted guest expert online sessions for weeks at a time each semester....and I was in the forums for hours every day that week to ensure that the student questions were all answered. 

...just as a couple of examples :)

And after only 1.5 years, I was asked if I wanted to teach my own class. 

In a program where they require at least 3 years before considering hiring graduates...

In a program that RARELY hires new adjuncts because it's such an amazing program to teach in. People never leave!

They told me it could be years before I would get a position. So they said to check back in a few years if I was still interested.  

So really, I had a lot of reason to not put the effort in. 

But I did it anyway. 

Why?

Because I knew in my heart, that teaching graduate school was part of my path and purpose. 

I envisioned myself in that role. I saw myself teaching my future students and supporting them on their path. 

I didn't know how I'd make it happen. 

And honestly, the how was not important. I just started taking action like I already had the position. 

And not long after...the position became mine. 

This is a good reminder that if you want something, it's within reach... even when others tell you that's it not. 

It may take time and it might require you to go above and beyond and even do a little free work. 

But just know...if you want it, it's yours. And things might happen far faster than expectation is currently indicating. 

Is there something in your life that you want? 

Perhaps the business and life of your dreams. Perhaps more time with friends and family. Or the ability to travel more. 

Are you being absolutely fearless in the pursuit of it? 

Are you just wanting it...or are you all in...committed?

If you're not...I recommend you stop right now, grab a pen and paper and ask yourself...

"How would I be showing up if everything I desire was already mine? What would I be doing?"

Then, go do that NOW. 

Make your dreams your reality. 

Life's too short to not live the life of your dreams.

Go for it! 

xx, Kim

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What I learned from allowing myself to take a break!

I know that I've been a bit MIA...it's been a few weeks since I popped into your inbox. 

As I shared with you a couple weeks ago, I had booked a 12-day trip to Florida. I had the intention of working while I was there, and I did some work, but I did allow myself to step back a bit. 

I have to say, it was really nice to be able to relax a bit and make that time for myself and really enjoy the surroundings of the Florida Keys, greater Miami area and Orlando.

So I really embraced the fact that I had some space, and tried to experience as much of it as I could, including:
 

  • Heading to Key West for a day and dine on the famous Sunset Pier right at sunset
  • Riding my bike nearly 150 miles over four days on the scenic Overseas Highway (omg the color of that water!!!!)
  • Meeting up with other successful online coaches who just happened to be in the area at the same time
  • Sitting on the beach and soaking up the sun
  • Working in the back of my SUV at a park while overlooking the ocean 
  • Going to Harry Potter at Universal Studios for a private event (300 of us had the park to ourselves!!) - talk about having the chance to feel like a kid again!

This was the first trip in years where I allowed myself to relax a bit. With the exception of a few short weekend getaways, I really have not taken any time off of working in a long time. Even back when I was unemployed after a job loss, I found ways to work! ha.  

Being so busy with this business and my bike racing training, I find that I often don't create the space to go do things like that. I'm so often "on the go" from 6am until I land in bed sometime around 11pm...working and riding my bike (usually between 2-6 hours at a time).

And I do get a ton of inspiration on my bike...in fact, it's where I get most of my business ideas. 

But this was different....

I allowed myself to breathe.

I allowed myself to relax. 

I connected with others. 

I totally tuned out the noise. 

And I totally just let myself feel. 


And what I realized on this trip was that creating that space is SO SO necessary. 

I've been experiencing a ton of shifts as a result of my two weeks in Florida...well, a whole lot of changes are starting to occur as a result! It's like I came back from Florida with a completely different resolve on EVERYTHING!

In just 24 hours alone, I...

  • invested in my business even more massively than I had before!!
  • decided to cut down on one of my biggest mountain bike races this year (I race at a pretty competitive level here in the midwest) so I can invest even more energy into this business. If you know how intense I am with bike racing, you know how big of a deal this is!
  • just signed the lease on a wayyyy upgraded house from what I've been living in the last two years - two weeks ago, moving wasn't even on my radar!

I also made some massive decisions about how I am going to be running my business going forward.  I eliminated things I no longer want to be doing and added things that align with how I want to serve and connect with my clients and with you!!

And it all FEELS SO GOOD!

And you know what it came down to? Allowing myself to really feel into things and get a read on how I feel about them. 

Anything that felt "heavy"...I decided to stop.  Anything that was a "hell yes" or felt "light"...I said to you. 

Pretty simple. 

The thing is though, when you're constantly on the go, you don't allow your intuition to show you the way. You're more in "survival" mode...just trying to get through the day and knock the items off your to-do list. 

Well, as a busy entrepreneurs, know that your to-do list is really never going to be done. 

And creating space is NECESSARY as part of this online business journey. While you might immediately think "I don't have time for that!" ...you actually can't afford not to. 

It'll actually save you time and energy later on because you'll only be doing the things you want to do rather than what you think you should be doing even though you don't really enjoy it. 

This just goes to show that when you stop "busy" (let me tell you how well I know THAT word) to create space to really feel into things going on in your life, you get some MASSIVE downloads.

If you're finding that you're always running and not necessarily creating time or space for yourself, I urge you to create that. It doesn't have to be almost two weeks like it was for me...but even just take a day. I suspect that you'll experience some pretty big shifts! 

And I bet you'll have more clarity about your dreams than you do right now. :) 

Life's too short to not live the life of your dreams.

Go for it! 

xx, Kim

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2 years ago, I was sleeping on an air mattress...

Yesterday, I booked a 12-day trip to Florida that starts this coming Friday. I have to be in the Keys for a wedding on Saturday and I have to be in Orlando on May 7th. Initially, I was going to fly back and forth, but at the last minute realized that I've built a location-independent lifestyle - so why not just stay and enjoy?

I figure it will be great inspiration to spend some time with my toes in the sand - and throw in some early morning walks along the ocean and bike rides on the famous Overseas Highway...oh yeah!

Why not?!

If you had asked me two years ago if I was going to be booking in itinerary-less trip to Florida to just work and play...I would have said that it sounded nice but I didn't see happening. 

I had basically given up hope on having a life like that. 

Because, this time two years ago, I was sleeping on an air mattress, using a card table as a desk, and eating off paper plates. 

I had recently moved into a month-to-month rental that a friend had found for me after being homeless for 2 months. 

Let's rewind to early 2015...

On paper, I looked like I had it all... a nice home, a great job, a master's degree, an adjunct teaching position at a prestigious university, ran a wildly successful not-for-profit, and was winning most mountain bike races I entered...

But inside, I was suffering deeply at the hands of a covertly abusive relationship.  

The last 10 months of the relationship were the worst...to the point that it began to take away everything I cared about...to the point that I felt like there was nothing left but a shell of who I once was. 

I could remember who I was prior to entering that relationship, but she felt like a stranger. And I felt like I couldn't get out. 

But then one Thursday night in late February, my safety was put into jeopardy and it woke me up to the fact that I had a choice in the matter. 

I had to get out. 

Early the next morning, I called a mover and asked if they could come out that day. They came straight away. While he was away at work, I packed up everything I owned and moved out before he got home. The movers took my stuff to a storage unit that my parents had found 90 minutes away. 

I had no idea where I was going to go, what I was going to do, or what the future looked like. 

I just knew I needed to get out. 

So I did. 

As I drove away from that house after a very exhausting and emotional day with just a few boxes of clothes in the back of my car, my computer, and my cat, I began to cry my eyes out. 

While that day was the most empowered I had felt in a long time, it was also the most devastated I had felt likely in my entire life. Everything that I thought I knew was no longer true. 

I literally had hit my bottom.  

I spent the next couple months trying to make sense of it all - how I had gotten myself into that situation in the first place, why I had stayed, and what my new future was going to look like. 

And once I moved into that monthly rental, the next few months were really focused on healing and just getting by, day-to-day. 

And it makes sense, I had just come out of a traumatic experience and all my energy had to go into these basic survival experiences. 

However, one day I woke up - I had had ENOUGH. 

No longer was I going to be a victim of circumstance; of my past. 

It was time to thrive and shine. 

Something that I had wanted to do so desperately for so long was to have my own business of my own. 

And what hit me that day was - if I had made it through the rock-bottom experience that I had just gone through, then I could handle the challenges that come with starting a business. 
 

So I immediately began taking action. I began to paint my future on my blank canvas.

I signed up for a business development program and started to put the wheels in motion to make my dreams come true. 

And you know what? 

I never looked back. 

I became an evolved version of my former self- the one that I used to long for during those dark days of abuse. 

I began to shine. 

And the business of my dreams not only became a reality - but it became something beyond my wildest dreams...and...

It

Just

Keeps

Going

What I want you to take away from this email is that no matter where you are, no matter what your situation is - you have the ability to make a change today. To totally go for it and make your dreams come true. 

Because of what I went through, I am SUPER PASSIONATE about wanting everyone around me to go for their dreams. We have no idea what tomorrow is going to bring, so we have to make something great of today!

And I can tell you from experience that in just taking action in the here and now will get you further and further away from the stories and experiences of yesterday. 

Because whatever we focus on expands. So if you want more good in your life, you've got to focus on the good. No matter how bad your past is. 

And I can guarantee that if you do that, you'll look back weeks and months from now and realize how far you've come. And better yet, you'll realize how much further you can go. :D

Wouldn't you rather be living the life you desire than focusing on what didn't work in the past?

I know I would. 

And that is why I am. 

And it can be the same way for you too, .

If you're not sure how to get started, then hire someone to help get you there. Why sit in a spin cycle that makes you feel like you're not getting anywhere. 

That's what I did - and in fact, I'll probably always have a mentor to push and challenge me into becoming an evolved version of my best self...always striving to be better. 

That person I was before that relationship - the one I couldn't get back to? I got back to her and then I passed her by. 
 
Life's too short to not live the life of your dreams.

Go for it!

xx, Kim

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  • and the biggest champion you can find who is in your corner, cheering you on along the way. 

  • promotion of you, your business, and your offer on all my social accounts + email list

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Is what other people think the thing that's holding you back?

The other day, I was getting my hair done at the salon. My stylist and I often talk business because she recently branched off from a big corporate salon and went into business for herself. Since we have this in common, the conversation went there quickly as it usually does. 

She admitted to me that business has been better than she thought it would be after only being out on her own for a few months. 

However, she also said it definitely could be better. 

Over a month ago, I set up her social media accounts for her. I had been paying attention to the fact that she hadn't been using them at all. 

So I asked her why :)

"I'm afraid to put myself out there because I'm scared that people will judge me."

She said that she's afraid people will see samples of her work online and criticize it - that it won't be good enough for everyone. 

And this is coming from an EXTREMELY talented stylist. 

So seriously, from my perspective, she has absolutely nothing to worry about. 

But the thing is, what she's feeling is actually super common for entrepreneurs early in their journey. 

I spent a long time feeling this way in my business and many of my clients express that as a major concern too. 

We're scared that we'll be...

Questioned

Judged

Mocked

Criticized


And when all you want to do is help people (the whole reason we went into business), it can really hurt if that happens!!

So we hide. 

We feel our heart pound every time we even want to put something out there. 

Sometimes we just don't post it. We can't get up the nerve. 

Other times we do post it. 

And every time someone comments, we start to wonder...

What if someone puts it down? 

Or maybe nobody will comment or like it all. 

Do we delete it? 

Do we just let it stay up there? 

Is it not good enough?

How the heck do all these other entrepreneurs put themselves out there? 

Why is this so hard?

Holy cow! What pressure we put on ourselves!!

Can you relate?

The thing is, it's not doing anyone any good if you keep your gifts to yourself. 

Even if it helps just one person - that is enough! 

I finally learned that it's really not up to us to judge our own work. Because if it's on your heart, then it's going to be in service to someone

I've put stuff out there that, after reading it, I didn't think it was that good. But I still put it out there because it was on my heart to share.  

And some of those pieces of content are the ones that I've received replies from my tribe, thanking me and saying that it was exactly what they needed

And every time this happens, it validates the fact that we have no idea what someone else needs right now. But I guarantee that someone needs it. 

Did you also know that in not sharing with the world, we are also letting this fear of what other people think hold us back? 

Because if we hide, people don't know we exist. They don't know what we have to offer or how we can help. 

The thing is...you are always going to have people who either don't care what you have to say or don't like it. 

And you're also going to have people who cannot wait to see the next thing you share. 

Those people are who you should focus on. They are the ones that need you.  And they are the people that make this whole journey worth it. 

Because, if you try to make those other people happy...no matter what you do, they are never going to be satisfied. 

You could spend all day trying to make them happy...but the thing is...they aren't your tribe. They aren't your people.

And they will drain your energy. 

So why would you want to focus on them anyway? 

The ones who need you will ENERGIZE you and will validate that you're on the right track.

So I encourage you to take a stand and show up. Share your gifts. Because, in the words of Gary Vaynerchuk

"The only thing holding you back is you're worried what other people have to say."

Life's too short to not live your dreams. Don't give them the power of holding you back from them!

xx, Kim

P.S. Are you IN?! It's happening TOMORROW!

High Converting Landing Pages Workshop

A live workshop to show you exactly what it takes to create a high-converting landing page so that you page visitors turn into leads! 

This is why I think you should attend...

You've heard that the money's in the list. 

The thing is, in order to GROW your list, people have to subscribe to be on it.And the way that they subscribe is by signing up to your landing page.

The landing page's job is to get people to sign up - aka "convert".

I've created DOZENS of landing pages since late 2015. And I can confidently say that designing GREAT landing pages is a TOTAL sweet spot of mine.

One of my landing pages consistently converts at over 60%. And several others are at or above the 50% mark. That means that over half the people who visit my landing page end up subscribing to my list.

And that's pretty darn good considering the industry standard hovers somewhere between 20-30%!

If you have ANY intention to run Facebook ads, then getting your landing page optimized right from the beginning is going to prevent you from throwing a LOT of money away. 

And knowing this stuff is going to give you a chance to breathe a sigh of relief because you no longer have to feel like this is holding you back! 

In addition to everything we'll cover in the workshop...

  • When you sign up for the High-Converting Landing Pages Workshop, you'll get:
  • A recording of the workshop that you can watch over and over again
  • A workbook full of best practices and a checklist to quickly and efficiently craft a landing page that converts
  • A swipe file of some of my favorite landing page examples to use as inspiration
  • My top converting landing page (which converts at over 60% - wayyy above industry standard)
  • Step-by-step tech tutorials to build it out fast!  

Sign up TODAY and you'll get a complimentary landing page review by ME. That will help ensure that you're on the right track! 

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If it's not messy, it's not progress!

For the last week, I've had it on my heart to write about this topic. It seems that things have been super difficult for a lot of people around me. Whether we chalk it up to the full moon that just occurred or the fact that a number of planets are in retrograde or it's just a really huge coincidence - that really isn't the point. 

What I really want to address here is that if you are having a rough string right now, just know that you aren't alone. 

A lot of times when we are dealing with challenges in our lives, we feel super isolated. Like we're on an island of turmoil that we can't get off and nobody else is on it with us. 

These thoughts are only validated by what we see when we scroll through our newsfeeds - people sharing snapshots of their lives, which usually includes something positive and exuding success.
 

And we ask ourselves... 
"why can't I feel that way right now?"  or
"why does it seem that whenever it rains, it pours?" or
"why is it that as soon as things are going really well, something seems to come up to stop that momentum?"


The problem with thinking like that is that it takes us down into this wash, rinse, repeat cycle of thinking negative thoughts about the difficult time we are going through. 

And trust me, while you'll only see me showing up now with positive thoughts and sharing successes about my life and business, you're entering my story in the middle. 

It was not always like that! 

Take a look at my past and you'll know for sure that I'm no stranger to experiencing this or thinking these thoughts. 

I've gone through my fair share of difficult times. I mean just at a high level...within a period of 3 years I got divorced..which was just the start...I moved 8 times, lost my corporate job, dealt with a back injury, and experienced an abusive relationship that ultimately left me homeless and cost me thousands of dollars. 

And for a really long time, I kept joking that someone had a Kim Voodoo doll that they were having a ton of fun with. Because I felt like every time I turned a new corner, I faced a new challenge. 

I'd wonder what the heck I was doing wrong to end up on this island of turmoil. Like hey, I'm a good person, but for some reason all these things were happening to me. 

I thought if I focused on the negative things that were going on around me and in my past...that if I nurtured those things...that they would somehow fix themselves and everything would suddenly be great!

Unfortunately, that's not how it works. In fact, it only made those things bigger. Kind of like when you pick at something...the more you pick the worse it makes it. 

Because, whatever you focus on expands. 

However, I didn't realize that until I worked with one of my coaches.  Through working with him, I realized that my past might have gotten me to where I am but it wasn't going to get me to where I'm going. 
 

I learned that things had not happened to me, they were happening for me...so that I could become an evolved version of myself...

That if things are not messy, then there's no progress. 

That you either win or you learn. 

That the stronger you fall, the stronger you get up. 


And I'll tell you what, those simple shifts in the way I perceived things completely changed my world. 

I began living in the present moment and taking action. I set my goals and went for them. 

Then, everything began happening...

...this business baby that I had so desperately wanted took shape and then took off! 
...my health improved to the point that I now race bikes at an elite level
...I wake up excited and energized for the day ahead because I get to work in my zone of genius (all things tech, baby!) and connect with some of the more inspiring and awesome clients a girl could ask for

And I share this because I know that there are SO many people who feel like they're struggling but they just feel it DEEP inside that there has to be another way. That things CAN get better. 

And I feel like there are a ton of different approaches to making some shifts. 

Here are two of the biggest ones that I can recommend to you...

First thing I recommend doing every single day is writing out your goals. 

I have a notepad next to my bed, and the moment I wake up, I write my goals down...so that I can write my future reality. 

Be sure to write these in present tense - so that way you are setting the mindset that you're already achieving success. So instead of saying "I will make six figures this year" write "I have a multiple six figure business." 

See how different those two statements feel?

This daily goal practice sets the tone for all the actions you're going to take in a day. It's true we get the same 24 hours that Beyoncé (ever seen that quote before?) and a big factor in her success is that she only focuses and takes action on that are going to move her forward. 

Everything else is just noise. 

She's no more special than you or I, and we have the same ability to get to where she's at. It's all about setting intentions, taking action, and being consistent. And when challenges come up, you'll be able to take aligned action rather than get caught in some sort of wash, rinse, repeat cycle. 

Second thing I recommend doing is journaling when you start to get caught up in a cycle of thoughts

I'll be the first to tell you that I resisted doing this for a REALLY long time. I didn't think writing my thoughts down...putting that pen to paper...would do anything for me. But I'll tell you that I was wrong in thinking this! 

Something magical happens when you use a notebook to just dump whatever your thoughts you're having. It lets you process it and deal with it. And it's like it lets you process whatever is going on in you mind so that you can then move on to the next thing. 

Otherwise, I find that my mind will just keep cycling through the thoughts over and over and over again. 

It doesn't have to take a huge effort. It can literally be two sentences or half a page. Just getting that on paper somehow tells your mind that you're dealing with it. That final period you put at the end of the last sentence checks it off in your mind. 

And then you're free to go take action. 

It's not about the fact that waves are going to hit - it's about how you ride the waves when they hit. And this simple practice is SUPER powerful in letting you deal with these. 

These two things are simple practices that I PROMISE make a huge difference and can cause major shifts! 

Life's short; dare to live your dreams!

xx, Kim

P.S. Are you IN?! 

High Converting Landing Pages Workshop

A live workshop with Kim to show you exactly what it takes to create a high-converting landing page so that you page visitors turn into leads! 

No more guessing. 

No more throwing stuff at the wall to see what sticks. 

No more stressing about your conversion rates. 

No more frustrations with the technology that brings it all to life. 

No more wasting money on ads that get you page views but no sign ups. 

Just a clear process of how to write and create a landing page that converts. 

And a chance to breathe a sigh of relief because you no longer have to feel like this is holding you back! 

When you sign up for the High-Converting Landing Pages Workshop, you'll get:

  • A video training that you can watch over and over again
  • A workbook full of best practices and a checklist to quickly and efficiently craft a landing page that converts
  • A swipe file of some of my favorite landing page examples to use as inspiration
  • My top converting landing page (which converts at over 60% - wayyy above industry standard)
  • Step-by-step tech tutorials to build it out fast!  
  • The chance for an expert to review your landing page and give feedback so that you can make changes before putting it out to the masses!

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What happens on the inside is what matters most of all

I'm not sure if you are a subscriber to the Notes from the Universe - but yesterday's was really good! Here it is...
 

Change your thoughts, and you will change your world! 

It took me a REALLY long time to understand that. 

I used to think if I focused on the negative things, nurture them, then eventually those things would turn better. 

BOY WAS I WRONG! 

Focus on your goals. Focus on the good. Focus on finding positive solutions to things rather than focusing on the negative. 

Because, whatever you focus on expands. 

If you find yourself thinking negative thoughts...spend a little time "flipping the switch". Get a piece of paper out and write what you want to be thinking rather than what you are thinking. 

Write it over and over. Hang those things up around your house on a sticky note so you see those everywhere. 

That way you are constantly seeing the positive affirmations that will really push you begin to take action towards making even more positive change in your world. 

Mindset work is a daily practice but doesn't have to take long. TRUST ME when I say I used to think I needed to carve out a lot of time to employe mindset practices. However, really, truly, it can really be just a few minutes in the morning (or during moments where you are really struggling). 

Our minds can be something that can hold us back - but YOU totally have the POWER to consciously direct your thoughts in a positive way. 

I may be a tech ninja, but I am not JUST a tech ninja. I also am a HUGE BELIEVER in the power of mindset work because it literally changed my life and showed me how to unlock some serious positive energy! 

And it gave me the motivation to take consistent action every day toward the life of my dreams. 

We all deserve to live a life that we love - and getting out of our own way is typically the very first step. 

xx, Kim

P.S. I've recently had a ton of questions about how to create a high-converting landing page because some of my landing pages convert at over 60% (which is way above industry standard). 

So, I've decided to host a live workshop next Thursday night to reveal my secrets to creating STUNNING landing pages that will increase your conversions! AND for a super-lost cost. 

With it you get:

✔️ overview of what a landing page is and what it's used for
✔️ the 5 key elements needed on a landing page
✔️ best practices for writing and designing a GOOD landing page
✔️ a swipe file of awesome landing pages, including one of mine that converts at over 60% and another one that converts at over 40%. 
✔️ what a thank you page is and how to use that to your advantage

Plus, you'll get access to self study tutorials to build this all out using either LeadPages, Unbounce, or Squarespace Cover Pages!

Through Monday, I am offering this for $47. After that, it'll go up to $97. 

Workshop will be held live at 7:30pm CST next Thursday night. It WILL be recorded so if you can't attend live, you will still get access to the replay AND all the tutorials. 

Please share with your friends!

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Did you know that your story has the power to change someone else's?

Recently, a name popped up in my Facebook friend requests that I hadn't seen in 12 years: A college boyfriend who I dated on and off for 5 years. 

While we were close during our relationship, there were clear deal breakers that ultimately led to our breakup. We went our separate ways, and we never connected again - even on any social media channels. 
 

So imagine my surprise when that name showed up! 

Within minutes of accepting, I received a message from him saying he had run across my website online and after reading through it, he knew he absolutely had to speak to me

In our conversation, he revealed that the last year has been pretty tough for him and he's been struggling. 

And so much of what I shared on my website resonated with him. 

While my business is focused specifically on technology, the part that really jumped out at him is what is on my About page where I share my story...

On it, I share that during a three-year period, I dealt with a LOT....divorce, job loss, 8 moves, illness, and a second relationship that was abusive and ultimately led to me being homeless literally overnight. 

And I really struggled with this! 

I mean, here I was a seemingly independent and successful person but I kept attracting so much negativity and felt like I kept getting knocked over again and again. I felt alone.

And it was embarrassing to talk about, especially as I grew my business where I HAD to be visible. 

I spent a LOT of time hiding.  

I spent wayyyy too long focused on & worried about what other people would think about me and it affected how I showed up. I didn't want to share. I didn't want to be visible. 

I only wanted to help people.

I was afraid. 

The problem is, when you hide, people have a hard time finding you. They don't know you exist. 

And furthermore, I later realized that it was SELFISH of me to not share my story. 

The thing is...while I did go through some pretty heavy stuff, I also did not allow myself to stay there. 

I didn't allow my past to dictate my future. 

While I kept getting knocked down..

I also kept getting back up. 

And I now run a successful online business (one I had been dreaming of for years!), race mountain bikes at an elite level, am surrounded by some amazing people in my personal and professional life, and wake up excited every day because I get to support incredible clients with setting up all the technology in their businesses - which is totally my zone of genius! 

I am no longer afraid to share my story because it's part of my journey that got me to where I am today. 

So many times, we see people online and we are entering their story in the middle rather than at the beginning. And their middle is pretty darn intimidating...because they are so freaking successful! 

And honestly, I think that can almost be slightly paralyzing. We want to get to where they are but it seems so far. So unattainable.

But one thing we all have to realize is most of them had to work hard to get to where they are.

Just like them, I didn't just one day wake up in this successful business. I had to fight hard through some pretty tough times to get to where I am now. 

And in sharing my story, I have had dozens of people tell me that it's been hugely inspiring for them...and it's encouraged them to get unstuck and realize that they, too, can have whatever their dreams are made of.

That was the core reason my ex reached out to me. 

In reading through my story, he saw that I had gone from a pretty dark and difficult place to to turn it all around and really go for my dreams. 

He wanted to know that some day that the storm would pass for him too. 

So in speaking, I gave him suggestions on the tools I used to help shift his perspective on his situation and some of the strategies I employed to get to where I am from where I was. 

And he had talked to a ton of people about this before speaking to me, but he said this was the first time he felt like he was going to be able to do something about the way he was perceiving the situation. 

I never expected to have that conversation but I am so glad that I had put my story out there because I was able to help him start taking steps forward. 

You never know who needs to hear your story, your journey. You never know who is going to come across it and have it be a game changer for them. 

It's actually selfish to NOT share your story. There are people who need to hear what you have to say in the way that only YOU can say it. 

Keep that in the forefront of your mind every time fear creeps up in trying to be visible or share. 

Remind yourself that you're sharing your message for them, not you. And it's all in service of others. 

Dare to live your dreams!

xx, Kim

P.S. Ready to finally just go for it and get yourself out there? Not sure where to get started? And is the technology required to make it all work holding you back? I'm currently holding space to work 1x1 with just TWO women for one month in a coaching mentorship. 

If you've got a ton of self initiative and drive to get things but just feel like the technology is holding you back, then this is totally for you. 

In this mentorship, I'll provide you all the tutorials and best practices you need to set your business up for success in a streamlined fashion. 

You'll get weekly phone calls with me, unlimited WhatsApp access to me in between sessions, and my personal hand in working through any technical troubleshooting or sticky spots. 

All this for just $997.

My mission is to empower new online entrepreneurs in teaching them the necessary technical skills and tools to get their businesses off the ground. I help you step into your power as CEO so that you can make better strategic decisions even when you begin to outsource. My opinion is that outsourcing too early can cause major problems for you and make you too reliant on yourself. 

If you're ready to do this, all you have to do is reply back to this email with a "YES! Sign me up" and we can get started immediately. If you have any questions, I can answer those as well. 

Once these spots are filled, I'm doubling this price. So if you're ready to jump on it, reply back ASAP.

What stories from your past are getting in the way of your future?

The other day, I was having dinner with my friend Jim and our conversation contained the usual content - business, tech stuff, and biking. And eventually, it led to his current dating situation. 

He explained to me that he had spent the last few months going on some first and second dates but he kept cutting things off after that and not pursuing it further.  

I asked him whether he just wasn't finding someone he connects with - his answer was no. He actually said that he'd met some incredible women that he really liked. 
 

His actual reason?

Fear. 

So, what I asked him next actually stopped in him his tracks - "Are you letting the stories of your past get in the way of you finding happiness?"

His jaw actually dropped - he was speechless. And, after staring at me for what seemed like an eternity - he said, "Yeah I guess I am."

You see, Jim dated someone for a few months last year after being single for a long time. And he was really into this girl. Unfortunately, after a few months, she disappeared one day and never called him again.

And that's a really tough thing. If you know my story, you know that I know a thing or two about a broken heart. But what I explained to Jim that day was that if I had let the stories of my past drive my future decisions then I wouldn't be dating my current guy of two years - and I may never have dated again. 

I would have quit that forever.  

But I didn't - and I'm so glad that I didn't listen to those stories of the past get in the way because I found someone really great. 

And the "negative" love stories of my past are now being replaced with positive ones. 

The thing is,  - the stories of our past don't just affect our love lives - they can affect anything in any part of our lives if we let them. We let these stories become our limiting beliefs and they prevent us from moving forward. 

I see this a lot in the work I do with my clients. Most of my clients come to me completely overwhelmed and terrified about implementing all the technology that they need in order to make their businesses run. 

The reason for this is because they've had previous failed attempts at setting up their businesses and lost hours in trying to figure out something. And because they've felt that they've hit that wall in the past that they will always hit that wall. That they will never figure it out.

Sometimes these clients come to me at the point that they are literally on their last nerve - they're about to quit and give up their dreams of having this incredible business. 

And they easily could just walk away - give up - and just chalk it up to the fact that they're no good at technology. Put their dreams on a shelf, only to look at every now and then. 

But they don't - they give it another go. 

Because the only way to advance to the future is to stop looking back at the rearview and start looking out the windshield. 

And after working with me, they feel empowered. they replace those stories of the past, and it gives them the confidence that they need. They not only move their businesses forward but at an accelerated rate with this newfound confidence. 

That's exactly the kind of thing that can happen no matter where you are letting the stories of your past currently drive your decision making. 

Today, I have a little assignment for you to help you with this...

  • First, I want you to sit down and write out everything that you are currently making decisions on. 
  • Second, for any decision that is being made based on the previous experiences you've had - circle the ones that you are making out of fear.
  • Third, for those circled items - ask yourself what would happen if you did what you wanted to do rather than what your past is making you think you should do.

Really feel into each of those responses. Does it feel good? Do you like what you see?

If you do - then go do them. 

Be fearless in pursuit of these things. 

Make it so that failure is not an option. 

Do everything from a place of what you want to do rather than what your past is creating a false expectation of what you should do.

Do this exercise every time you have to make a decision. And you'll never get it wrong. 

We only get this one incredible life. Let's each be empowered. Let's each live the live of our dreams. 

If starting a business or taking it to the next level is one of things you really want to do but haven't...and you know it feels right... 

then join us here --> https://kimheintzmembers.com/salesfunnelrockstar1/

We'll jumpstart that for you. 

The cart closes tonight so there's not much time. And the price on the live version of this will never be this low again. 

Until next time,

xx, Kim

Ever wanted to turn your handwriting into a font? Here's how

Have you ever wanted to use your own handwriting while creating a webpage or a document? Well, today's tip is going to help you do just that.

Calligraphr.com is a site that allows you to turn your handwriting into your own custom font. It provides a user-friendly wizard that walks you through all the steps. I tested it out, and in less than 10 minutes I had created my own custom font from start to finish!

Fun, right!?

Check out the short video below to see how you too can create a custom font from your own handwriting!

Lessons my worst ever day on the bike can teach us about business and life

You may or may not know this about me, but if I'm not sitting at my computer I am usually on my bike - it's a HUGE passion of mine. I compete on an elite-level women's mountain bike team based in the Chicago area, and this weekend I participated in an early season race called the Barry-Roubaix. 

This race, held in Michigan, is known to be very difficult - usually because of how early in the year it is (we aren't in as good of shape), the type riding (gravel roads), hills (very hilly - one of them is actually called "The Killer"), and the weather (temps have been anywhere from 20 F to 80 F). 

This weekend, Mother Nature showed up with a vengeance - temps just above freezing, driving rain, and gusty wind. I've participated in some pretty tough endurance races - some maxing out at 36 hours and in temperatures below 0 F, but none of them got to me as much as this weekend's did. 

I had initially planned on racing the 36 miler (57km) but quite a few people around me suggested I go for the longer race since I have some pretty big races planned for the year. So I ultimately signed up for the 62 miler (100km) even though something inside told me not to do it. 

On Saturday at registration, a couple of ladies approached me and said that because of the extreme conditions, they were letting participants change to shorter races - this is something they never allow. Everything inside me told me to change to the shorter race...but instead of listening to my gut, I asked others for their input. And of course they told me to stick with what I had signed up for. 

It'd make me look more hard core. 

So I stuck with it. 

Even sitting at the starting line, something didn't feel right. And I LOVE endurance races - 100 milers, 24+ hours...but the 62 miles ahead seemed out of reach. 

The gun went off and we took off. 

The first 60 minutes were okay. I felt pretty good and was having fun. And then all of a sudden, I went from thinking that I had been overreacting to realizing that whatever sinking feeling I had in my stomach was right. 

15 miles into the race, I started to get cold. But it was manageable. 

18 miles into the race, my brakes went out. The wet gravel had destroyed them. The only way to get down hills was to drag your foot on the ground or aim the bike and hope for the best. People were crashing all around me - their brakes were also out. 

20 miles in, I started to lose feeling in my hands. They were too cold. 

22 miles in, my pace slowed drastically. I was initially at an average 19mph...by now I was happy to hold 12. 

24 miles in...there was a split in the road...36 mile racers were to go left and 62 milers were to go right. I took stock of how I was feeling and realized I had 40ish miles left to go. 

I realized that I had to take a DNF. 

It's a very difficult thing to admit that it's time to shut things down when you have big goals. That you have to swallow a bit of pride in order to do so. But I came to the realization at that point that cutting my day short was really my only option. I had to renegotiate my goals...and the main goal at that point, became to get out of those conditions as fast as I could. 

I still had 12 miles to go...and they were the longest 12 miles of my life. 
 

  This isn't me (haven't found any photos yet) but it does reflect how I felt.

 

This isn't me (haven't found any photos yet) but it does reflect how I felt.


By mile 29, I couldn't feel or use my hands. I couldn't zip my jacket, couldn't grab my water bottle, couldn't grab food. I started shaking. 

I was the coldest I had ever been. 

Those last 7 miles were a blur. All I remember is that I had to focus on just one pedal stroke at a time. 

I knew stopping would only make it worse and I couldn't guarantee when a support vehicle was going to come along. I remember being really hungry and super out of it. 

By the time I crossed the finish line I was pretty out of it. All I could think about is finding warmth. 

I found my friends pretty quickly and realized I was unable to get my shoes, gloves, or helmet off. 

My friends got to work to get those off me and then buried me in warm blankets, fed me hot coffee, and kept talking to me to ensure that I was mentally starting to recover. 

Within a couple hours I was feeling warm again. I was pale and tired, but okay. 

Some of the friends who helped me out after the race celebrating being warm and having completed a grueling race. 

Some of the friends who helped me out after the race celebrating being warm and having completed a grueling race. 

In reflecting on my experience on Saturday, I realize that I learned some pretty important lessons that are pretty applicable to business and life and I feel called to share these with you:

Go with your gut
I chose to listen to other people's opinion on what race I should do. Had I listened to the feeling I had deep within me from the beginning (AND on race day), I never would have had to make a hard decision of cutting my day short. 

And how this applies to business:
While everyone around us usually has the good intentions, it doesn't mean that their intentions are the right decision for you. YOU know what's best, and that initial little voice inside you is often right. It's when we start to think about decisions in front of us that our fear and previous thought habits step in to confuse things. 

Take stock of the very first reaction you have to anything. Many times, that's what is going to be the best decision. Trust yourself to make the best decisions for you, your business, and your family.

Not everything is going to go as planned but everything will eventually be OK
I had thought through all my nutrition, clothing, and goals for the race. And I had done races far longer than this. I felt pretty confident on my preparation going into this race. But Mother Nature had other plans and there's no way I could foreseen my brakes going out or the extreme cold that would come from the temps + rain + bone-chilling wind. And because of this, I renegotiated my goals and cut my day short. 

But hours after having one of the toughest days I've ever had on a bike, I found myself laughing and sharing the tales of the day with friends and looking forward to future races. 

How this applies to business:
There are going to be moments in this entrepreneurial journey that are not going to be as fun as we'd like them to. BUT, just know that while in that moment things are not ideal, I things WILL get better. That one difficult experience doesn't define who you are as a person or as a business owner. 

So in those difficult moments, take a step back, close your eyes, and breathe. It will immediately calm you. Visualize some of your favorite moments in business and channel those in to that moment. Things might not be immediately better, but you'll have the energy to work through the situation and get back to those moments of goodness. 

Take stock on how you're feeling along the way
When I had to make a decision on whether to continue on with the 62 mile race or cut my day short, I checked in with myself: what was going to be the best decision for me in that moment. I started to have a lot of fear for my safety leading up to that junction in the road. And that's unlike me, because I'm usually one of those people who is okay pushing through a bit of pain. But this was different. So in that moment, I realized that the fear was really me loving myself and the need to get off that course as soon as I could.  

How this applies to business:
Often our fears will creep in when things start to go a little off track. And sometimes those fears are nothing but negative thoughts trying to steer us in the wrong direction. And other times, those fears are justified. It's up to us to take a step back, take true stock of the situation and make a decision not out of fear but out of love. 

Ask yourself: What's going to be the best course of action for me, my business, and my family in this moment? Is my fear justified or is it just trying to take me off my best course of action?

Make a decision and stick with it
In the past, I would have spent days beating myself up and being embarrassed for a lot of the choices that I made that day...not realizing I needed better gloves, not going with my gut and signing up for the shorter race, not pushing past the pain of the cold and just going for it...

But I made decisions and, regardless of what the outcomes were, I trust that I made the best decisions based on the information I had. 

How this applies to business:
There are going to be decisions you make in business that you'll want to question later on because of the outcome. However, every time we spend reflecting on the past, we are taking time and energy away from the present and not taking steps in the NOW toward our future. 

If you find that you're beating yourself up in the moment, stop wherever you are. Close your eyes and visualize yourself sitting in a room with a door to the left - leading to the library of all the experiences of our past. Go over to the door and close it. Then just sit in that moment and feel the present moment right now. Soak it in. 

Whatever decisions you make in the now are going to craft the future...and beating ourselves up for past decisions is not going to be productive for effectively crafting the future of our dreams. 

You're doing better than you think
After the race, I checked my time compared to those who completed both the 36 and the 62. And had I signed up for the 36, I likely would have won an award. And my pace would have had me likely winning an award for the 62 as well. So while I felt like I had given up and was slow, I actually was doing just fine. And I had actually shown up to race - many people chose to stay home due to the forecast. 

How this applies to business:
Oftentimes, when things aren't going as well as we'd like or we are down on ourselves about something in our businesses, it's really all in our head. I can guarantee that whatever is personal is universal - and you're often doing far better than that. 

It's actually a flaw of humanity - we are oblivious to our own goodness. 

So next time you are getting down on yourself, take a step back and work on flipping that mindset. Go look in the mirror and look at yourself - tell the person looking back at you, "You're amazing. You are enough. You are doing better than you think."

It might not feel good - but that is indicative that you need to hear it. Put it on a sticky note and look at it often. Doing so will eventually leading to this positive self belief. 

Get back on the horse
My race on Saturday was likely my least favorite day ever on the bike (and I've had some badddd crashes). But you know what I did on Sunday? I got on my bike again and went for an easy spin. Giving up on biking because I had one bad day was not going to do anything positive for all the cycling goals I have this year. 

How this applies to business:
When a launch goes bad or something doesn't go as planned in your business...just know that's normal...and human. Get back up the next day and keep going. Persistent, imperfect action is going to lead you to wayyy better results than giving up and taking no further action. 

The above tips are simple strategies that you can implement - starting today. Get in the habit of employing some of these practices so that when those tough days inevitably come, you'll have a strong mindset to get through them.  

Until next time,

xx, Kim

Minimize distractions to CRUSH your goals today!

I used to tell everyone with pride that I was a "master multitasker". 

This was during a time that I was working full time, running a not-for-profit, training for endurance races, teaching graduate school, and maintaining a pretty active social life. 

I could be talking on the phone with one person and texting someone else at the same time. Be messaging people on Skype, scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, and responding to emails, while simultaneously in a web meeting or designing content for the training program I was working on in my 9-5. I had 34 browser tabs open (at a minimum) at any given time was actively working on something in all of them. 

Boom. Watch out world, Kim was in town.     

And I felt like I was kicking butt in all areas. 

However, I eventually realized was that I was creating an environment where I was constantly distracted - and I wasn't fully invested in anything that I was doing.  And every task actually took wayyyyy longer to accomplish. 

Those goals I thought I was crushing - that was just an illusion. 

And, quite honestly, it began to wear on me. I went from "master multitasker" to feeling completely burned out. 

I couldn't figure out how I went from being so passionate and so excited about everything to having almost no interest in any of them. 

And then I read an article that provided some insight - when we multitask, we actually deplete our energy stores a LOT faster. This is because we are actually never doing two activities at the same time, but actually quickly switching back and forth between them. 

Put this on repeat every single day - and it's no wonder I felt burned out!

So I got to work on finding solutions - and learned of a few simple techniques to implement in my daily routine to eliminate distractions and get more done. 

Once I implemented these, the burnout disappeared quickly and I actually began to accomplish far more than I ever did when I was the multitasking queen. In fact, I felt like I had created extra time in my day. And I was fully invested in each and everything I was working on. 

Pretty awesome, right!? 

And today I want to share a few of these techniques with you so that you too can crush your goals this week and start picking up the momentum toward your dreams:

  • Get your high priority items (or ones that take the most mental energy) done earlier in the day. Our motivation is like a bottle of water - it goes down as the day progresses. So putting off things that need to get done or take a lot of energy until later might mean those things take way longer to do or, worse yet, don't get done at all. 
  • Take breaks. Trust me when I say that I used to think that breaks were going to make things take wayyy longer, but I'll tell you from experience, that they actually made me more productive. Get up, go for a 5-10 minute walk. Stare out the window. Do some yoga, stretch or breathing exercises. Whatever you do, make sure you let your mind wander a bit so you can give it a little bit of a break. Bonus tip: set an alarm to remind yourself to take that break. It's harder to blow it off that way. 
  • Stay off social media and avoid checking email for the first hour of every day. Experts say that when you start your day on social media and email, you are setting up your entire day to be on other people's agendas. Instead, spend the first hour of the day focused on YOU and your agenda. A few ideas to get you started: plan your day and focus on your goals, get a workout in, and read a book. For more ideas, I recommend "Miracle Morning" by Hal Elrod. He's dedicated an entire book on this subject - it's a good read!
  • Disable email and social media notifications on your phone. Doing this will set it so you go on these platforms on your terms rather than getting pulled into them every time that notification goes off. Bonus tip: only check these 3x per day. 
  • Before going on social media, identify your goals for going on. It's SOO easy to get sucked in to those cute animal videos or pictures of your friend's kids. While those are always a nice break, it can literally cost you hours if you allow it. To help with this - set goals on what you plan to do when you go on so you accomplish those goals and then log off. Bonus tip: set a timer before you go on so that you are notified when it's time to move on to other tasks. 

The above tips are simple strategies that you can implement today. And I promise you'll see a big reward by doing so. 

So right now, print these off and put one into practice. And I'd love to hear back from you about the on you picked and how it went for you! Reply back and let me know! 

Have an amazing week! Let's crush some goals!

xx, Kim

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