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Overcome Self Doubt and Start Your Online Coaching Business

Hey girl hey!

I’m so excited to be back to blogging. My life has been a hell of a journey and I am so excited to share so many things with you.

In today’s blog I want to talk all about overcoming self doubt in order for you to start your business. If you want a video version of this, you can join my FREE facebook group Mommas Who Launch to catch the live video I made on this topic.

My business as been a hell of a journey. To be honest the only way I have been able to succeed is because I have started even before I was ready. I know you may be thinking around the idea of finally starting your business, but there are so many doubts. Things like, Im not good enough, Im not smart enough, Im not like-able enough, I don’t know enough. Who would want to give me money anyway for working with me?

I know, I know exactly how you are feeling. Because that is exactly how I felt and to be honest, I still do. I still get these doubtful thoughts in my head. Before I started my business I thought, well, what if it doesn’t work? What if I invest all this money and it doesn’t come back? What if no one buys from me and I’m just going to make a fool of myself? However, I still started my business. I went all in. I’ve made changes, I’ve had failures, I’ve learned. Then I got my first client. You might think that after getting that first client, all these doubts would leave me. Well, the didn’t. They still are present. Because then I started thinking, well what if I don’t deliver correctly? What if this new client regrets working with me? What if no one else ever buys from me?

This is a never ending story. So, what I am mainly here to tell you is, that it is not about not having any doubts. It’s about overcoming them and still taking action. Doubt comes from fear. Fear of failure, fear of judgement and fear of not having what it takes to deliver. But, fear isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Fear is present in our lives to protect us. Fear wants to alert us when there is danger. So it’s not about being fearless. It is about being able to know the difference from fear that is protecting you, from fear that isn’t serving you.

So, how do you overcome self doubt? Here are some tips I can share with you.

Have clarity about what you want

Having that big picture vision is crucial for this. When you have a strong WHY, it helps you see beyond what you just see in front of you. What is your WHY? Your why is what and how you see your perfect life in 10 years from now. The lifestyle you want to give to your children. Not having a big vision is like trying to cross the road without a head.

Have clarity around exactly who you are serving and how you can help them.

In other words, who your ideal client is and what their struggles are. I know you know this, because more than likely, this was you before. But now, you have this amazing knowledge to share with them to help them out. Now, you don’t need to be an expert at what you do. You just need to be a few steps ahead of them. You don’t need to try to know it all. There is always space to grow your knowledge. However, the more you work with people, the more your knowledge grows and the more confidence you gain.

Know that your message is a message that NEEDS to be shared with the world

YES, it NEEDS to be share with the world. Your message is powerful. Even if you think it’s not. Imagine being able to help transform someone’s life and that not happening because you decided that your content wasn’t good enough. Yet, it’s exactly what a person in pain needed to hear. I cannot tell you how many times I had procrastinated posting a certain type of content because I wasn’t sure it was good enough. Then, when it was actually posted, I get comments of how much that content has helped them. Or how much they resonated with it.

STOP being afraid of judgement

Here is the harsh truth, PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS JUDGING YOU. It’s in our human nature. Take a look at your daily thinking. We are always judging other people ourselves. We might not do it in a negative way, it’s just something we do naturally. Even if you walk out right now to go buy chips at the store, someone is going to judge you for something. So, you can sit in your couch and be judged for not doing anything, or you can get moving, take action, show up and be judged for making an impact. If you are going to be judged anyway, wouldn’t you rather be judged for following your dreams?

Now, you might think, I’m not ready. I’ll start a business when I finally feel ready. Guess what? You never will feel ready. Something is always going to show up. That’s life. There will always be a new problem, a new struggle or a new limiting thought popping up in our heads.

This is the last peace of advice I can share with you.

THERE IS NO FAILURE, ONLY FEEDBACK

Here is the thing, “failure” is not something we can avoid. We will never know if what we are doing is 100% going to work. You know how we find out? By trying! If you never try, you will never know! What is the only way to find out what things work and what things don’t? It’s by doing it. DOING what you are afraid of. Failing fast, but failing forward. You can’t fix something if you don’t know it’s broken. You’ll never know your car isn’t working if you don’t drive it. So, JUST GO FOR IT! If it doesn’t work, take feedback. See what worked, what didn’t, what needs to change or what you can do more of. Don’t be afraid of failure, because failure can be your best friend!

If you are ready to start showing up as a leader, to connect with your ideal clients and finally get over impostor syndrome to launch your online coaching business and start living the life of your dreams, APPLY for my signature 1:1 coaching coaching program LAUNCH LIKE A MOTHER!

LOVE,

ITZEL CUCH

Not Feeling Good Enough to Become a Coach? Change this Now!

In today’s blog post I want to help you make some mind shifts if you are feeling like you don’t know enough to become a coach. 

Here is the thing, you can learn all the strategies, you can try to learn all the things but if you’re not in the right mindset you will never feel ready. It’s all about mindset! You have no idea how powerful one little mindset shift can really do for you, for your business and for your life.

So, let’s jump right into it.

Mindset shift #1

If you feel like other people know more than you do, you are right. Ofcourse silly! A lot of people know a lot more than you do. But there are also a lot of people that don’t know what you know. So just the way you don’t know what other people know, there’s other people that don’t know what you do know. There has to be something (even if you’re not an “expert”) that you know and that other people need. You don’t need to have it all together. Nobody has it all freaking together. No coach out there has everything a hundred percent in the bag. That’s not true & unrealistic. We all have our own struggles, we all suffer from imposter syndrome, we all go through that “I don’t know enough” phase. However, we can always learn more. Maybe you’re like “yeah of course, of course there’s people that don’t know what I know but how do I get past this? How do I get past my fear? Think about it this way, don’t you think you’re being a little selfish by not sharing what you do know? A lot of people need your help. Even if you start from the bottom. Let’s say that you are barely starting your coaching business and you know in the coaching industry a lot of coaches charge very high ticket prices. So just to get your feet wet, you’re going to start off maybe by putting a low price out there. Just to test the waters. That would be such a great service for someone who is barely starting out and wants to know what you know. Depending on what your Niche is right, you’re obviously not going to talk about what you don’t know. You’re going to talk about what you do know. The key here is that you only have to be one step ahead of your ideal client’s steps. Just one step ahead. There’s always going to be someone who doesn’t know what you know and who could really really benefit from your help, from you sharing that message and that knowledge. When I wanted to go into actual business mentoring, I was scared. I was so scared and I was really really hesitant. I was really broken between staying where I was before, a health coach or going for this, doing what I do now. I remember it was like super scary to say I’m a Business coach because I kept telling myself, I am not an expert. I don’t know if it’s going to work out for me. What if people think like, “who the hell does she think she is to be talking about this. However, I just started talking about what I did know and you have no idea how many amazing people sent me a messages saying “oh I didn’t know that, thank you so much for sharing”. That’s because you’re going to share what you do know. You don’t have to try to share about what you don’t know. You just have to share what you do know. 

Mindset shift #2

So now you’re probably like “okay but what if that’s still not enough? What if I don’t know enough  to have a lot of content to share. There’s so many people out there and there’s so many ways to help them. 

Here is how we fix this.

Some people don’t know that they don’t know. 

Some people don’t know that they do know.

Some people know that they know but don’t take action.

Some people know that they know and they do take action.

So for example before I started learning about NLP I didn’t know that NLP existed. So I didn’t know that I didn’t know about NLP. NLP was not in my world I didn’t know that that was a thing. So when I heard about NLP, I then knew that I didn’t know anything about NLP. That’s when I decided that I wanted to study NLP. So when I started studying NLP, I was like “These are things that I already do on a daily basis.”  I didn’t know that I already knew. Isn’t it crazy? Last year I learned so much strategy like crazy, but I didn’t take action. So I knew that I knew but I just didn’t take action because of some mindset blocks that I needed to overcome.

So, can you see all the opportunities you have to teach one single thing? One single thing can give you a n entire repertoire of content and lessons and ways of teaching other people what you want to teach them. 

Mindset Shift #3

There is always room to grow your expertise and your knowledge. You know, you can’t get back the time that you wasted not taking action and not becoming a coach and not helping others. That time that you wasted, you’re never going to get it back, never! But knowledge? You can always grow your knowledge! Experience? You can always grow your experience! You can always get more information & you can always learn more. The best way to grow your knowledge, & grow your expertise, is by learning something, taking action and implementing it yourself and when you reach 100% capacity of learning something is when you teach it to others. So, everything I say & everything I talk about is something that I had to learn somewhere. Then I implemented it myself, are my experience and then I teach it. It can be something I learned a second ago, but it’s new information for you right. So again, you can always learn more but you can never take that time back. That time that you lost wondering, questioning yourself, hesitating, overthinking everything & thinking that you probably weren’t good enough. Stop wasting time, even if you don’t feel expert enough or good enough, take into consideration all the amazing things that you already know & think about all the amazing people that you could be helping already.

So let’s recap real quick.

Know that you only need to be one step ahead of your client.

Think about all the different ways that you can deliver your message.

There is always room for knowledge.

Here is the last thing I want to leave you with. This is my motto. If I can only educate one more person a day just a little bit, I can go to bed feeling satisfied! You can live by this too. You can start making an impact now!

Love,

Itzel Cuch
CEO of The MommaBoss School

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4 Steps To Starting a Profitable Online Coaching Business – Simple & Low Budget

So, you’ve been lingering around the idea of starting an online coaching business. It’s been on your mind for quite some time. You keep seeing all these successful coaches changing their lives right in front of your eyes. Making lots of money, living their best life, being their own boss and you know it is just what you want! You know you have the potential to make this for yourself. But, how the hell did they do it? Where do you even start? Girl, I got you! When I first decided to leave Network Marketing and jump into the coaching industry, I was so excited and scared as hell! Crap! I’m really doing this. I was used to being mentored every single week with daily support when I was doing MLM and then all of a sudden I was going to follow a new path, taking life by the horns, doing this damn thing and following my heart and dreams, yet I was gonna do it all alone.

All these questions went through my mind.
How do I start a coaching business?
What am I even going to teach people?
Is online coaching even profitable?
Is my idea even profitable?
How much do online coaches really make?
How much do I have to invest?

If these questions are running all over your head, here are some quick answers for you.
You’ll learn how to start one with this post!
You are going to teach people whatever you are passionate about and know best!
Online coaching is very profitable!
Your idea is super profitable and I’m going to help you make that possible!
You decide how much money you want to make and how profitable your business will be!
You decide how much or little you invest in your business!

So with that out of the way, let’s dive in. In this blog post I will be teaching you how to start a profitable online coaching business in the simplest way. No overwhelm, no stress and without having to invest thousands of dollars before you start making an income for yourself. Ready? Let’s go!

Step 1: What? What is your business?

The first step is to figure out what your business is. Sometimes we overcomplicate business. We think we have to have this fancy website, fancy social media, lots of followers, crazy luxurious overwhelming funnels, ads everywhere and even a big team of people working for you. Girl, that is not the heart of a business. A business is simply a solution to a problem. So my question to you is, what problem can you solve? What is something you people are struggling with that you know you can help them overcome? Are you really good at motivating people? Are you really good at graphic design? Are you really good at relationships? The easiest way to figure this out is by asking yourself, what is something you already do on the daily? What is something people usually come to you for?
For me it was super easy. I have always loved to help people push themselves out of their comfort zone to follow their dreams. That combined with the knowledge I have around creating a website, creating graphics and a few more techy stuff I created my business to help women get past procrastination so they can launch their business with confidence. Then I went a little deeper and added that i’d help them do it in a very simple, low budget and lazy kind of way. Because, that’s the best kind of life ever right?

So, grab your pen and a journal and start writing all the things you are passionate about. The things you love to talk about. The things you love to help people with. Then write down all your skills. It doesn’t matter if you are an expert or not. Skills can always be developed and you always have room for growth. You just need to be a few steps ahead of where your clients are. You just need to know something they don’t because that is what you are going to help them with. Then start thinking of the things people are struggling with. What would people pay you to help them with? What will people pay you to do? Write it all down and start putting things together so you come up with the perfect idea for your business. Things can change along the way, but the most important thing is to start!

Step 2: Who? Who are you going to serve?


The next step is to figure out who you will be serving. Have you heard of the phrase, if you try to sell to everyone, you end up selling to no one. Although I don’t believe it’s entirely true, I do believe it does make sense to think about who your ideal client is. Now, this isn’t something that you are just going to make up in your head and then only try to sell to that person and be closed to ONLY work with that person. What this implies is, figuring out who you would connect with the most, target to that audience, but be completely open to work with anyone who connects with you!
For me, I target stay at home moms, but I have worked with non moms as well. The reason I target mommies, is because I connect with them. I am a mommy, building a business from home while also taking care of a toddler and expecting a baby girl soon. I know exactly what a mommy is going through because I am right there with them. However, if someone who isn’t a mommy, feels connected to me and knows in their heart that I can help them, I am always open to work with them and make great things happen.

So, grab a pen and a journal and write down who this amazing person is. You can even give her a name if you want. What does she do? Where does she work? What is she struggling with? What are the words that she needs to hear in order to get motivated to work with you?

A quick hint: Usually your ideal client is yourself a few steps behind. Think of yourself a few years back. Where were you? What were you feeling? What did you need? What did you want to achieve? This is the best way to start writing content that will attract your tribe. The people that will be your audience and potentially convert into your paying clients.

Step 3: Where? Where are you going to show up?

Now it’s time to figure out, where are you going to make this happen? Where are you going to start building this audience to connect with. This is where you start building the know, like & trust process with your potential clients. People buy from people they trust. You can’t just show up one day and say, I’m a Business Coach, pay me 5 thousand dollars to work with me! You have to start building connections and this is how you do it. We have so many amazing platforms that are completely free that will help you do this. Instagram, Youtube, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn.

So where do you have to do it? What is the most effective? There isn’t a right or wrong answer here. The most effective platform is the one that you will put your effort on. This is only going to happen if you love what you do. For example, you might see a very successful coach that used Youtube as her platform and so you believe that this is the place for you to be. Truth is, you hate talking to a camera. This will not work for you, even if it worked for them because you simply won’t enjoy it.

Every platform has different features and different audiences. Think about what you enjoy best. Do you like writing? Do you enjoy just talking without showing your face? Do you love taking photos? Do you love talking to a camera? It’s important that you truly love and enjoy this because it’s the best way you are going to present yourself so people can connect with you.

Step 4: How? How will you take them through the know, like and trust process?

This is the process you need to take your potential clients so that they can trust you enough to buy from you. This is where a funnel comes in. Now, I know you probably see lots of fancy funnels out there on the internet. Most are on auto mode, but what you don’t know is that they can be pretty expensive. If you want a simple, low budget yet effective funnel to bring clients to buying from you, I have a very simple recipe for you.

Social Media > Freebie > Email List > Offer

It truly can be a super simple process. You create something that they will get for free in exchange for their email, where you can start connecting with them (without spamming) and offer your services. Your freebie should be something very valuable. Something that gives them a quick and amazing result or transformation, that it makes it a no brainer to work with you. You want them to think “WOW, if I got this much value from something that is free, I can only imagine how much more value I can get from actually working with her”.

Creating and building an email list can be very easy. I have this super amazing resource that you can get for free. It shows you how you can create and set up your first freebie so you can start collecting emails.

Once you have people on your email list, it doesn’t really matter if you have 5 people or 1,000 people. What is really important is that you connect with them on a deep level. That you give them so much value in your emails that they get to know you, like you and trust you to the point where when you offer your services, it’s easy for them to purchase.

Now, you are probably wondering, when is the actual time to start selling then? Answer: As soon as you know what your service is and who you want to cater to. Even if you have 100 or 5 people following you. If you connect with them, you can make sales.

So now it’s time to launch. Right?

You got all this in place, but now what? It’s time to build those connections. You can’t have a business if there are no sales and you can’t have sales without people. So start connecting. Now, I also believe that there is no right or wrong way to do this. Do you like to DM people straight to their inbox and that feels easy to you? GO RIGHT AHEAD! Do you prefer to have people come to you instead, then do that! As long as you are connecting. As long as you aren’t just posting a photo to instagram and just expecting for people to magically appear. This is why social media is so important and so useful. All you have to do is be social. Show people who you are, let people know that you exist and that you are there to help them.

So there you have it! SIMPLE! Will it take consistency and commitment? Of course, but it doesn’t have to be hard. All you have to do is create a simple system that will work for you.

Love, Itzel Cuch

Are you still feeling overwhelmed and not sure of exactly how to create a business and start making money? Then I have something to share with you. I know that you want to get started NOW without feeling overwhelmed, and I also know that you can do it and that you can totally start making money! How? I’ve been there. I was investing thousands of dollars in courses that only got me more overwhelmed. There was so much to do. There was so much strategy. So many tasks. So much stress even just thinking about. Here is the thing. I’ve figured out how to launch a business with confidence in the simplest kind of way, that still gave me amazing results. Without overwhelm, without stress, without feeling like I had to have a million tasks to do that still got me nowhere and kept me stuck in the same place for a long time. Do you want to finally stop the craziness and launch a profitable online business successfully while still bossing it up in your pjs?
That’s what THE SIMPLE LAUNCH group coaching program is all about.

It is a 6 week course to literally hand you the simplest strategies, tools, mindset shifts and insights you NEED in order to launch your business and start making an income right away! The program starts March 15th and the last day to join is March 14th. Can’t wait to see you overcome all the doubts and start pursuing the life of your dreams!

3 Mindset Shifts to Live a Healthy & Happy Life

First thing I have to say is that, most of our health and happiness is 100% our own responsibility. 

If there are 2 things I can have complete control of is how I take care of my health and deciding to be happy. 

When it comes to health, I might not be in control of how long I live, or having an accident. However, I am in control of how I nurture and care for my body.

When it comes to happiness, again, I’m not in control of my surroundings but I am in complete control of how I decide to feel and the way I decide to handle situations.

I’ve been training to become an NLP practitioner and these are just some of the takeaways I have gotten from what I have been studying so far. As well, as learning from life experiences and lessons.

Cause is greater than Effect.

One of the biggest mistakes we make in life is thinking that we have to live in the effects of all the things surrounding us. When we learn that we can actually be the cause of the way we live our life, this. can be so empowering. So, it’s important to always ask ourselves, How am I at cause for this? 

Where am I responsible for what is going on in my life right now and how can I CAUSE for things to change?

This quick mindset shift can really be a big game changer for us. 

For example, if you are a few lbs overweight, we can simply blame everything around us. Right? However, if we decide, we can ask ourselves, how am I at cause for this? Why did I gain weight? Again, like I said in the beginning, if there is something we can have completely control of, is of how we nurture our bodies. We didn’t gain weight out of nowhere, just because! It was our eating habits that led to this effect. 

Same thing with our happiness. How am I at cause for my unhappiness? Am I in a relationship that sucks the life out of me? Even if the other person is causing you to be in emotional pain, we are still in control of how long we decide to stay in that relationship, or in any other situation that we are not happy with.

It’s not about what you lose, it’s about what you gain. 

The new year comes and we are decided to eating healthy because we have new fitness goals and so we start thinking “I have to let go of pancakes, donuts, soda and all the yummy foods we love. This is what causes our minds to put resistance because our subconscious cannot process the negatives. 

For example, if I tell you right now, do

Not think of a red pen, even tho I just told you NOT to think of a red pen, I am 100 percent sure that you just pictured a red pen. Unconsciously of course. Again, this is because our subconscious doesn’t process the DO NOT, it only processed the red pen.

So, if you keep thinking, I cannot eat donuts, or telling yourself NOT to think of donuts, all your mind is going to focus on, is on the donuts and you will crave it even more. 

If instead you decide to focus on what you will gain from eating healthy, your subconscious will focus just on that and the process will be a lot easier. 

Focus on, why you decided to eat healthy in the first place. Like, fitting into that little black dress, having more energy, or simply feeling better. 

You can also start focusing on healthy alternatives to the food you love. Like protein donuts and wheat pancakes. So that you are not thinking about you think you have to lose or let go of and start focusing on how much amazing things you will gain from this new healthy lifestyle.

When your car runs out of gas, you don’t leave your car, you fill it up again.

There will come times where you may feel like giving up on yourself. Give up on eating healthy because “it’s too damn hard” or “nothing is working like I want it to”. Your motivation will be gone, your energy will be low and you might feel like your self love jar is empty. When this happens, think of yourself as your car. Your car will run out of gas and when that happens, you not just going to leave the car on the side of the road. You are going to fill it up with gas, in order to keep going. This is going to happen your entire life! For as long as you own a car, you will have to keep filling it up with gas over and over again in order to keep advancing towards your destinations.

Same thing with yourself. You will keep running out of energy, strength and/or motivation. We just need to keep on fueling ourselves up every single time in order to keep advancing. 

Stop quitting in yourself and fill yourself up!


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How Anxiety is costing you Clients & Profit

Anxiety manifests in many ways. A lot we can identify and a lot we just don’t even know where it’s coming from. In today’s blog I want to talk a little about how anxiety manifests in 3 different ways and how it is costing you clients and profit in your business and how you can start overcoming this. Anxiety can be a very normal thing and is very common in early stage entrepreneurs. It’s very important to understand that it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad thing . It’s also very important to understand that we don’t have to let it stop us either.

I also think is really important that I mention, that sometimes we focus on learning more or creating more. We think a new freebie, a new challenge, a lot of content, a new course or a new course is going to finally make us move forward in our business. Sometimes we already have the knowledge and the skills but anxiety can paralyze us like I mention in many different ways. So, if you are feeling stuck, it’s time to slow down a little and acknowledge that maybe we already have enough material in order to start making money. We just need to overcome these limiting blocks that in a way have us paralyzed.

Impostor Syndrome

Impostor Syndrome keeps you from showing up in your full ability and potential. Keeps you playing small. It stops you from understanding your full worth and makes you think your success is the result of luck and forces beyond yourself rather than taking credit for the skills, talent and effort you’ve put into building your business.

What you can do! Journal – 10 wins on your business since you started, How will your business change lives and how will your business have an impact in the world.

Fear of Judgement or Failure-

Fear is an unconscious reaction to things that seem like danger. Fear is a good thing that keeps us alive. It’s not ever about becoming fearless, it’s about discerning fear that helps you from fear that just stops you. There are 3 responses of fear- fight, flight, freeze. Fear is what stops you from crossing the street if a car is passing by, it keeps you safe. However, fear of going live on instagram or reaching out to potential clients is fear that doesn’t serve you a real purpose. There is no real danger there and the worst thing that can happen is just an emotion that doesn’t have to have any real dark meaning in your life.

What you can do! Journal- What am I afraid of doing? Why am I afraid of doing that? What is the worst that can happen? And if this happens… how will that truly affect my business. Ex. Going live! Pitching to a client.

Hesitation

Disguised as procrastination, it is deeply seeded in uncertainty and second guessing yourself. It comes from insecurities associated with imposter syndrome and being unsure of your value. It also presents itself if you are not having enough clarity about what you are offering. Your audience don’t know what you’re giving them, so the longer you hold back the more money you’re missing out on making more money and the more people you’re not helping. You’re not as paralyzed as you think you are. The more you do something the more confident you get. The more confident you get the more you do something. Start thinking what 2020 will look like and the steps you need to take towards that.

What you can do! Confidence runway. Think of your goal to achieve and start thinking of small little steps you can start taking to grow your confidence.

If you want to see a live video version of this… you can watch on the free FB community The Happypreneur By Itzel Cuch.

HEALTHY AND PRODUCTIVE EARLY MORNING HABITS OF HAPPY MOMS

In today’s video I talk about 4 morning habits that could really get you in a good mood. Life is unpredictable and we can’t control the things that happen in life, however, we can control how we react. The best way to get the best out of ourselves and make the best decisions is by being the the best mindset and mood as possible.

  1. JOURNAL YOUR HEART OUT

LET IT ALL GO IN PAPER! MOTHERHOOD BRINGS A LOT OF FEELINGS THAT WE NEVER KNEW. RAISE AWARENESS BY PUTTING THEM ON PAPER AND FIGURING YOURSELF OUT. THAT WILL HELP YOU FIND NEW WAYS TO CHOOSE HAPPINESS.

2. GET MOVING

WHETHER IT IS CARDIO, YOGA OR JUST A SIMPLE STRETCH. MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR BODY MOVING IN ORDER TO GET YOUR BLOOD GOING AND HELPING YOUR BODY PRODUCE ALL THOSE BEAUTIFUL ENDORPHINS YOU NEED TO FEEL GOOD AND HAPPY.

3. HAVE YOUR THING

BASICALLY HAVE WHATEVER YOU NEED TO HAVE THAT WILL MAKE YOU GET IN THAT BOSS MODE. FOR ME IT IS COFFEE. THE SMELL, THE TASTE AND THE WARMTH MAKES ME FEEL LIKE I CAN TAKE ON THE WORLD. WHAT IS IT FOR YOU?

4. DRINK WATER

FIRST THING IN THE MORNING, THE FIRST THING THAT I DO IS GO STRAIGHT TO THE KITCHEN AND DRINK WATER. IT BOOSTS MY METABOLISM, I FEEL LIKE I’M DOING SOMETHING SUPER GOOD FOR MY BODY AND THAT MAKES ME FEEL VERY HAPPY ABOUT MY DECISIONS.

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HOW TO FIND YOUR IDENTITY AS A STAY AT HOME MOM

First of all, what is identity? Is it what you do? Is it where you work? Your identity is who you are as a person. Not a role. When it comes to motherhood, it is so easy to mistake being a mom for it being our entire identity. That is when depression comes and we start to feel lost and confused. Your identity is basically a bundle of your values, beliefs, personality and the things that define you and make you recognizable.

This next video was in collaboration with Erin May Henry. She has been my mentor in business and branding, for a few months now and now I have the pleasure and honor to collab with her. She shares some amazing tips on how to find your identity and how to reconnect with yourself. So go watch her video once you finish watching this one, where I myself share 3 tips on how to find your identity as a stay at home mom.

  1. HAVE A HOBBY YOU CAN DO ON YOUR OWN.

Staying away from the kids, away from the chores, from the husband and everything that has to do with ‘momming’ can really help you rediscover and reconnect with yourself. No matter what hobby it is. I personally got a part time job in order to have some time away from home. I didn’t took it as a job, I took it as a hobby and that is what helped me find balance and helped me remember I was more than only being a mom.

2. STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHER MOMS

It can be very easy to look at other moms and think that their life is perfect. Think that they have it all together. The thing is, that is not true at all. We don’t have it all together. Non of us. We are all just doing the best we can, with what we have. Comparing ourselves to others can make us start acting different. Start wanting to be someone we are not. We start losing ourselves because we might feel that the way we are handling things is not good enough. We lose our own identity trying to become someone else so we can serve our family better. Be true to yourself and your values. Everything is different for everyone. Do what works for you and your family only.

3. CHECK IN WITH YOURSELF EVERY SEASON

As our children grow, they change and so do our values, beliefs and methods. We start learning new things. Every stage in life brings a different set of struggles and lessons to learn. If you are feeling a bit lost as your children grow, make sure you are still staying tuned in with your inner self. Raise self awareness. Journal, meditate and be more mindful. Check in with how you feel. What has changed? Have I changed? Change is good and change is not a bad thing. Sometimes our identity might be shifting and we feel lost and confused because we are stuck in our old selves. Thinking that, that is the way we are supposed to stay. Embrace change and keep checking in with yourself as life goes on.


If you liked this blog post you might also like to listen to my latest podcast episode on THE POWER OF CHANGE.

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HOW TO STAY HEALTHY AS A STAY AT HOME MOM


Last week I had a huge wake up call. Although I was very good at knowing what I needed to do, I totally was not even implementing these things in my life. So as I am getting back on the health wagon, I am super excited to share all my health tips so you can stay on track with me. So here are 5 tips to stay healthy as a stay at home mom.

  1. MEAL PREP

If you are like me, I know you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen every single day. So maybe choosing one day out of the week and spending a little extra time to meal prep can help with that. As well, as making it easy to stay on point. Rather than being so hungry, not having time to cook and ending up eating a hamburguer from a drive thru.

2. GO GROCERY SHOPPING ALONE

Now, I don’t have big children but I have seen my sisters struggle with this, so I included this tip for you. I know it is super hard to say no to our kids and most of the time what our kids want is a bag of hot cheetos and cookies. Not very healthy. By going grocery shopping alone, it is easier to make healthier choices when it comes to the food and snacks you will have a around the house.

3. DON’T GO SHOPPING WHEN YOU ARE HUNGRY

When we go shopping while being hungry we tend to just really want to put anything in our mouth. Make sure you eat before going shopping for better decision making.

4. HAVE HEALTHY SNACK HANGING AROUND THE HOUSE

Having things on hand and easy for us to just reach out, will make it much easier to snack on healthy food. Snacking is important to keep our metabolism going and feeling energized through the day. Also having easy access to water can help stay hydrated. I know I struggle with that.

5. GET A GYM MEMBERSHIP WITH CHILDCARE

No excuses! If you plan to workout at home, you might end up with a crying baby asking for a bottle, a school boy asking for help with homework, etc. By (1) putting some skin ($$) on it, you might be pushed to actually make it to the gym and (2) having childcare will help you stay concentrated and actually finish at least a good 20 – 30 minutes of workout.


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5 THINGS NOT TO DO WHEN TAKING CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

OK! SO, I had a complete different video recorded for today but it really didn’t feel aligned to post it. Since it is something that I have a good amount of knowledge in but am not implementing in my life. I had a huge wake up call las night when I couldn’t walk because I had a horrible pain in my lower back. Every time I gain weight, this happens. However, it hadn’t happen since way before I had the baby. I am now a mother, with a lot of other matters that depend on my health being at it’s best. So it got me thinking, when it comes to taking care of my mental health, do I have to say no to other areas of my life? HELL NO! It is essential, for a good quality of life, to implement self care in all areas of our lives. Body, Mind & Soul. SO, then I dug deeper and started thinking of all the things we start neglecting and the actions that we start taking all with the purpose of “protecting our mental health”. So I decided to record this video for you instead. Something that felt more real for me at the moment and something to take into consideration. So here are 5 things that you shouldn’t do when you are working on your mental health. Through the video my son is literally going crazy. Screaming, singing, tapping and throwing things all over the place. So, I’d truly appreciate if you could really just give this mommy a clap for getting things done, even when her boy is going crazy, has had a cold for 2 weeks and is now walking like an old lady because her back is in pain!

DON’T GET AGGRESSIVE TRYING TO PROTECT YOURSELF
It is so easy to get angry and think we have the right to be a jerk to other people all with the purpose of protecting our mental health. Although we should do all in our power to be happy and relaxed, we also we must practice compassion, love and humbleness when working on our mental health. Specially when it comes to the people around us. Some people don’t understand how our brain works and that is ok. Practice being understanding. Whatever we put out into the world is what we will get back.

DON’T ISOLATE YOURSELF
Although we always need some time for ourselves for things like meditation, journaling, winding down, reconnecting with our inner selves or simply practicing stillness, it is still very necessary to connect with other people. To love, enjoy and embrace the happiness that other people have to share.

DON’T NEGLECT OTHER AREAS OF YOUR LIFE
I had a huge wake up call. I was neglecting my health massively and my overweight cause for my back to be in so much pain that I couldn’t walk. Being physically at your best is essential to happily play outside with your kids, have great sex with your husband or simply being able to go work (I couldn’t open my nutrition club today, which is a one woman show) to support our family.

DON’T BLAME OTHERS FOR YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES
We may sometimes feel shitty, irritated and grumpy. NEVER, blame others for how you feel. We must start taking responsibility for our own actions and feelings. I used to blame other people for not understanding that I had a mental illness. I would get anxiety and start shutting people off, hating on other people when in reality it was all on me. At the end of the day, we are responsible for our own happiness.

DON’T BLAME YOURSELF FOR YOUR FAILS
Compassion my love! COMPASSION! We are all human beings, no one is perfect and things will never be perfect. We will fail sometimes. I could sit here and punish myself for neglecting the physical area of my life and hate myself for doing that. Instead I will love myself. Understand that I am human and that this is only an opportunity for me to learn and to start making healthier decision when it comes to my eating habits.

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How to really turn your Life around and start living the life of your dreams!

Ok girl, so if you are here it’s either because I appeared in some kind of social media platform and I seduced you to open this up oooooor, you searche for “HOW TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE”. Am I right?

I used to do this all the time. Youtube, Pinterest, blogger… everywhere! How the hell do I change my life. I was miserable, feeling sorry for myself and I felt worthless. I scrolled endesly through social media, hoping I could have the perfect life that all the influencers shared. I was hoping for some kind of 3 step method to change your life entirely. I wanted to live a dream life.

I scrolled and searched and watched, yet nothing hit my soul. Nothing would give me the answers I was looking for. Why? Why couldn’t I start living the life of my dreams? Why did good things never happen to me? Why did everyone else have to be so perfect?

It wasn’t until I started making these changes that I finally realized how I really could change my life around. How I could really start living the life of my dreams. A fabulous life of success and fulfillment. Now, I’m not going to come on here and lie to you and say that all of a sudden I started making millions of dollars and lost 50 lbs and now my life is perfect. Hell No! The 50 lbs are still lingering and I am still on the process of building my business, but am I living a totally different life that I love and enjoy and makes me feel fucking fabulous? Hell yes! Want to know my secrets? Want to know how I went from living miserably to actually taking my life back and turning it around? Then keep on reading! These key points are short, but if you implement them into your life… I can guarantee, you will change your life.

  1. First of all, if you want to live the life of your dreams, you have to make sure they are your dreams and your dreams only. Not social media inspired. Not youtuber life. Not something you saw on a netflix movie. Think of when you were a child. What would you dream of? How did you imagine your life to be? We get so intoxicated with social media and its influence on the world. We end up thinking that influencers have the perfect life and that we should copy them. However, we end up feeling discouraged, thinking “nothing really works out for me. I am a failure! Why do I even try?” You wanna know why it will never work for you? Because it is not you. It is not your dream! It is not aligned with what you were meant to be. It is not the life that matches your DNA! So stop comparing yourself to influencers because guess what? Their life isn’t perfect either. Is it amazing? Yeah, maybe…. but you are only seeing 20% of their real life. You would see that it isn’t perfect and that if they are living a happy and amazing life, is purely because they decided to stay pure to their own dreams and goals.
  2. The life of your dreams is not perfect. So this might go hand in hand with what I said in number one. Just like influencers don’t have a perfect life, you won’t either. Life will never be perfect. We will always have struggles, we will always face doubts and fears. Living the life of your dreams will come when you learn how to face them. When you learn to keep going throught the obstacles and the struggles. No body has it easy. Do some people struggle to get to the top more than others? Yes, but that’s just because we all have different mindsets and different journeys to travel. At the end of the day, we all have to go through a journey in order to get to the top. Enjoy the struggles. They make you wiser and stronger.
  3. Start implementing new healthy habits and letting go of the bad ones. It is as easy as that. You can’t expect your life to change if you keep having the same bad habits. You can’t expect to lose weight if you don’t eat healthy and exercise. This is the easiest step in your path to changing your life. Sticking to new habits might be a little harder but you just gotta see what works for you. Go online, go see what habits successful people are doing and implement them into your life. You don’t have to wake up at 5 am if that doesn’t work for you, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great morning routine. Even if your morning routine is at 10 am. You don’t have to go vegan if that doesn’t tickle your pickle. It’s all about knowing your body, knowing your mind and soul. Applying what feels right and what feels aligned.
  4. The most important part of this is to understand that even tho you might feel happier, more relaxed, fulfilled or just plain different, you will still be you. You dont have to and realisticly you will never be able to turn into someone else in order to live a different lifestyle. You, as you are now, are worthy of feeling happy. You are worthy of having a fabulous life. You are worthy of having the amazing life you have always wanted. You don’t have to change you. It is one thing to change certain habits, but at the end of the day your intrinsic value has always been there and will always stay within you. Never, EVER feel like you aren’t worthy of change. Like you aren’t worthy of all the good and wonderful things life has to offer. There is enough for everyone to have abundance of love, money and happiness. Keep searching. Keep digging. Keep creating habits. Keep working on yourself. You might find a better version of yourself… but at the end of the day it will still be the amazing, beautiful you that you are!

If you are looking to start changing your life. If you are ready to take that step into happiness and living the life you deserve to live, stay tuned for my Group Coaching Program launching in June. You deserve so much love, hope, clarity and fabulousness. I guess that’s not a real word but I just made it one! I love you and remember that there is no road to happiness. Happiness is the way!

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