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I can’t do it alone… will you join me? πŸ™

I’m writing a book and I want to do it alcohol free! Why you might ask?

Well, I did a 6-week healthy habits challenge at the beginning of this year, where I did no alcohol + no sugar + no gluten while doing regular targeted workouts.

And… while I’m not one for extremes, I felt ah-mazing!!

So clear and focused.

And it’s not that I was drinking a ton, but sometimes just 1 glass of wine can give me the biggest headache… not to mention waking-up in the middle of the night and not being able to fall back asleep… Ladies am I right?!

3 am podcast anyone? πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Which doesn’t always lead to making the best food choices if I’m tired and not necessarily hungover.

I’ve been hearing a lot lately about writing a book alcohol free, and “funny” enough I was right smack in the middle of this challenge when I wrote my book proposal!

I was creative + clear, had the BEST sleep and the BIGGEST revelations!

And I didn’t completely hide out either. I still had date nights, and saw friends. It actually ignited some pretty cool conversations around it.

And so I want to do it again.

But what I’ve realized is having support AND accountability is everything in our success.

So I literally just thought yesterday morning while doing yoga, “I’m going to do a challenge with my own community.”

And I’d like to invite you to do this. Together.

For the next 11 weeks, starting this Monday, May 16th and bringing us to August 1st, the deadline for handing in my manuscript!

I started last Monday and I’m already feeling great! Let’s do this.

The purpose of this challenge being:

πŸ”΅ taking a breather from alcohol to see how it impacts you

πŸ”΅ letting go of it’s hold over you socially (and maybe other times during the week)

πŸ”΅ a post covid cleanse – excessive drinking went up 21% during the pandemic

πŸ”΅ decreased anxiety & doubt (this one is worth it alone)

πŸ”΅ increased your clarity, connection, and quality of sleep – imagine the ripple effects…

πŸ”΅ it’s as empowering as f*&k to take a stand for something

Join us – we start Monday!

The challenge will include:

πŸ‘Š Weekly motivation to kick off each week including powerful belief exercises so that you’re set-up for success!

πŸ‘Š New tools for stress relief,

πŸ‘Š Virgin cocktail ideas, how to handle FOMO, and more!

πŸ‘Š A pop-up facebook group to have camaraderie and accountability. Having support is everything when we’re making a change.

πŸ€” Why am I charging for it? Because having a little skin in the game will get you motivated. We’re working with human nature but not breaking the bank (only 22 cents a day).

Plus you’re getting some pretty cool motivational tools & support.

And even though I’m running the challenge, I’m also participating in it! So I will be donating my $17 to a local charity 😍

I’m excited for those of you wanting to join me! Even if a little begrudgingly… I’ve got you.

Love,

~ Your Coach, Chris xox

P.S. We have some exciting news to share! Our podcast has been picked up by a network!!! We are revamping a few things while we undergo this transition, but we will be back up and running soon!

Is the Universe giving you a sign?

I enjoyed the most amazing get away earlier this week! 3 whole nights away with just my husband! It was glorious! Sooo much relaxation time!

What’s funny is that on our drive there, in my mind I asked the Universe to upgrade our room, and for free please πŸ˜‰

We had never been there, but I did see online that some of the casitas had private hot tubs πŸ™‚

So at check-in I asked if there were one of those rooms available.

The gal said yes and gave us the price per night. Great, we thought only an additional $300 total that’s worth it!

Then she gave us the total and it was way more than double. πŸ€”

What were we missing?

We finally figured out that she wasn’t giving us the nightly rate, but the additional fee per night.

Ahhh… well given that is was 99 degrees out when we arrived, we decided the hot tub wasn’t worth it.

I was like dang Universe, I said for free!

Oh well.

So we go to our room and it immediately feels small. I could have sworn the room I booked had a sitting area.

My husband lays down on the bed, and declares there is no way it’s a king – we sleep on a king at home so well versed in the size 🀣

I call the front desk and say that I think we’re in the wrong room since I had booked a king. She confirms that’s the case and that this room wasn’t marked properly and that there aren’t any kings left in this more private section.

She also says there should have been a fireplace – insert sitting area I thought was supposed to be there.

She says she will have to move us to a different part of the resort which is no big deal.

I then say, maybe that upgrade would be appropriate now?!

She says she can’t give us the room with the private hot tub, but says she’ll check on something else.

Well, needless to say there was an upgrade in between those rooms! One with a bigger room, king bed, soaker tub, fireplace with sitting area PLUS right in-front of a pool. The resort has 48 pools and now I know why! There are a few main pools, but then a bunch of smaller pools nestled in amongst only a few casitas.

We got moved to one of those. For free.

And we pretty much had our own private pool and hot tub, with it being 10 steps from our front door.

Now that was a round about way to get a free upgrade but it happened!!! And I would take the pool over the hot tub any day in that heat!!

I’m realizing more and more that we just have to ask, as opposed to visualizing the outcome we want.

Ask, and then take notice of the steps to bring it to fruition. Because they are always there.

And also with this comes trust. Trust that not only is there something bigger than us guiding us, like a whole Universe, but that we are the Universe. It’s inside of us and we are a part of it.

The Universe is not outside of us.

I thinks this term got popular with good intentions, but now it’s misleading with it seeming like there is some galaxy outside of us.

But the guidance system is inside, and something we are connected to.

The Universe isn’t showing us one way or the other, anything we see outside of ourselves is just a projection of how we’re feeling. Fear and all.

Tune into our latest podcast episode of One Simple Truth, where we talk about all things “the Universe”, and what it really means to manifest miracles.

And for the record, my “asking” is really to God, the Holy Spirit, and the Angels. I got more comfortable with this language with studying A Course in Miracles, and to me it’s really just a higher consciousness we are all connected to, the feeling of love that we just can’t see.

I hope you have a beautiful weekend and a BIG Happy Mother’s Day to you all of you wonderful mamas out there.

You are loved πŸ’™

~ Your Coach, Chris xox

P.S. Come say hi on “the gram”!πŸ‘‡ πŸ’›

If you are a coach or a real estate agent – watch this!

Hi! I filmed this on a walk the other day, and was going to share it on social but decided to share it here instead ❀️

As coaches we are so amped to help people… but there is one vital thing that has to happen first! And also why follow-up is so important – for coaches + real estate agents in this scenario πŸ™‚

And yes I’ll continue to give my kids unsolicited “life lessons” as they call it 🀣

And for those of you wanting to take a deep dive into A Course in Miracles, in our latest podcast episode of One Simple Truth, we discuss how the ego has no shortage of “up sells” and that it’s always ready to show us more to “add on” to project a certain image.

But… as many upsells it tries to get us to buy into, we’re already perfect just the way we are. Tune in during a workout or like me, by the pool this weekend πŸ’™

~ Your Coach, Chris xox

P.S. Come say hi on “the gram”!πŸ‘‡ If you missed my interview with one of our featured coaches Natalie Scott, go check it out! She is so awesome she even included a special bonus at the end when I put her on the spot!! She is amazing and you will love her!

Need a shift around time?

Ahhh… time… the thing people fear the most… running out of it… not having enough of it… not making the most of it before they die…

Well, what if you could have a shift in perspective around it?

The pressure of time is something that most of us feel every day.

Imagine what it would be like to be freed from that concept?

When you take more time for yourself, you actually shift your perspective around time, and free up more of it?!

It always amazes me what happens after I do something for myself, whether it’s my morning routine, a hard workout, or an extra long walk…

Whatever was on my mind is literally no longer an issue!

Thus creating more space in my mind!

And essentially more time!

What would your life and business be like if you weren’t so attached to time?

Rushing and grinding out, peace and joy IN!!

In our latest podcast episode of One Simple Truth, a study about a group of people living in a cave becomes the springboard for a conversation around the awareness of our relationship with everyday use of time…

And how time can be used to feed or hinder our sense of abundance and peace. πŸ’›βœŒοΈ

Grab a tea or bring us along for your run, while we discuss all things time, and real life examples on how to shift from fear to love.

Have a great weekend!

~ Your Coach, Chris xox

P.S. I’m going live on the gram with the fabulous Natalie Scott on Tuesday! A beloved client and I’m also proud to say one of our featured coaches! Nat truly walks-the-talk with living an inspired life. It’s evident in her posts + who she is as a person πŸ’› Nat will be sharing more on when we’re truly inspired, we authentically show-up as ourselves, which in-turn helps us inspire others and attract more of what we want. Join us for some laughs and tips at 10 am pacific / 1 pm eastern on April 26th.

Do you need to set better boundaries with your clients?

Hi, it can be HARD to set boundaries with clients, especially with wanting to GIVE so much and HELP them!

But… what are the consequences of not so great boundaries? And how can you tell if you need better ones πŸ€”

This is what I’ve come to learn over the years:

If you feel…

πŸ”΅ resentful… you’re giving extra time and energy outside of the agreement.

πŸ”΅ resentful… you’ve bartered on your rates or are giving your services for free, and your client isn’t valuing your services.

πŸ”΅ resentful… you want your clients success more than they want it for themselves.

πŸ”΅ resentful… the extra support you’ve promised your clients, i.e. text, voice messaging, is now cutting into your family time.

πŸ”΅ resentful… you’re getting texts at all hours of the night.

Ahhh… deep breathes… we’ve all been there in some way, shape, or form.

When we start to get angry or resentful that other people are encroaching on our space, it’s actually not really THEM that is the problem.

It’s ALWAYS an opportunity for us to implement boundaries and TEACH people how we want to be treated.

It’s up to us.

The thing is though, we’re usually scared deep down.

πŸ‘‰ What if they leave? How will I make a living? I’m counting on that income.

But something amazing starts to happen when we start setting boundaries and seeing our own value.

Others do too.

And not only that, you start to attract a different level of person.

One who respects you and values you.

Because you value your yourself ❀️

Does it mean we don’t have give extra?

No.

But it does shift to making a conscious decision and coming from a place of love and helpfulness that feels good…

As opposed to coming from obligation and fear.

So choose one area that needs a little TLC that would have a big impact for you, and start THERE.

What boundary do you need to set?

And if you’re having trouble with this, reach out!

We’re here to support.

Have a great, empowered weekend!

~ Your Coach, Chris xox

P.S. Come say hi on “the gram”!πŸ‘‡ I would love to hear from you! πŸ’›

How to trust more πŸ™Œ

Some really cool things happened this week!

1. I signed a publishing contract – yayyyy!!!! I’m writing a book and it will be out in 2023!

2. I spoke in Vegas earlier this week for an amazing group!

3. I can see dead people 😳 Remember that line from The Sixth Sense movie? Well, that’s how I feel!

What do these all have in common though?

TRUST.

With the book I kept asking the universe to show me the most supportive people to be involved in creating the book. Who understood and valued the message. AND this has happened and is continuing to! From people helping with the book proposal, onboarding, project management, and the editing process. They truly are a dream team, and I am feeling so supported πŸ’“

With Vegas, I got derailed slightly at a dinner the night before. One of the other speakers took a keen interest in the topic I was speaking about – the subconscious mind and beliefs. He was challenging me a little bit, but I stood my ground. I have known and lived these concepts for years now. But a little part of me took the ego’s bait and questioned myself. I still had the best time and at the end he was so grateful for meeting a kindred spirit and we truly had some fun conversations. But I really had to spend some time getting out of my head the next morning before my talk. This looked like; doing my morning routine, going for a walk in the sun and nature (yep in Vegas!), and doing a quick workout. All of this was divinely led, with asking for a shift in perspective around the whole thing, and I just kept doing each idea that popped into my head and trusting it would work. Ahhh….I felt much better and more connected. The session went way better than I ever could have imaged with someone sharing they were able to forgive someone for something they just hadn’t been able to let go of for years even with trying. We both cried and I thought, this is why I love this work. With how free people feel after having such massive shifts. The energy spent getting into the right place to create the space for this to happen was well worth it πŸ’›

With seeing passed loved ones, this one is BIG! It’s like coming out of the spiritual closet!! Since losing my Dad in 2006, I’ve always been putting myself out there as I learn and grow, and so this isn’t a first by any means. But this one is a little different, as it can seem scary to other people. Since visiting a medium after my Dad first died, it’s comfortable for me now. I’ve been seeing both angel practitioners and regular mediums for years now! And I LOVE it!!!! And what I truly believe all of this is? Is it’s the connection to the universe (and the higher power there for all of us – insert your own belief on what that is for you). When we talk about the law of attraction, and receiving from the universe, it’s those intuitive ideas that we get as a result. So, to me, this is really just our intuition with being able to connect on a deeper level, and truly “listening”. I’ve always had a β€œknowing”, with knowing when I was little my Dad was going to die. It got brushed off by a psychologist, but I knew this feeling was different then just being worried. Well low and behold, he did die abruptly when I was 28. We all have these intuitive abilities.

Over the last year I’ve learned how to trust this guidance in this new form of “seeing”, that I get when I tune in for people, and it’s been spot on! It still amazes me…like seeing people’s passed grandparents and parents that I have never seen a picture of, and knowing what their jewelry looks like and how they communicate with their loved ones. It’s provided so much healing and peace, that I couldn’t not let you know about it too. With business guidance, I’m seeing people at their highest and best, and the support they have around them is sharing next steps and how to step into their brilliance. It’s really fun! And so, like anything else, I had to trust it would be okay letting people know about this too. And what’s happened? Other people are sharing what they’ve been “seeing” and “feeling” too. It’s permission for us all to share these connections we have.

And at the end of the day, what helps me the most when I get nervous? It’s to think about being of service and how this will help other people. It gets me right out of my head and right into my heart ❀️

That tidbit came from the angel practitioner I used to see πŸ˜‡

So, on that note, how can you trust in something bigger that is guiding you, that has all of the answers you’re seeking? To truly take those leaps that seem scary right now and step into being of service instead?

Go for it! Take that next step! I’m here to cheer you on πŸ‘Š

Have a great weekend!

~ Your Coach, Chris xox

P.S. Our latest podcast episode of One Simple Truth, we talk more about this trust. As a society, we buy into the promise of happiness every time we swipe a credit card. Why not let ourselves get just as swept away by the promise that trusting our inner voice is the best purchase we will ever make? Tune in for some truths!

Not what I had planned for today…

Well the cat’s 😻 out of the bag…

We had something special planned for you today that will help you grow and scale your business…

BUT…

Who plans on changing their website at the same time?!

That would be me πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

I’m adding “coaching” to decisions-by-design because it is in fact a coaching marketplace for business owners.

I’m super excited for the change, and watch for emails from that address moving forward πŸ’›

And as soon as we are back up & running – we will share the special surprise!

And with it I’m announcing something personal about myself that only a handful of people know!

Is that why I chose to change the website at the same time?!

Hmmm…

Well move over subconscious because nothing is stopping me!

More on that soon, and in the meantime, I wanted to still touch-base with you today and give you something to contemplate 😍

What would you do differently if you knew that an all-powerful force was waiting to communicate with you, but it is up to you to open those channels of communication?

And that WE all have access to it?!

We get “real” in our πŸ’― podcast episode of One Simple Truth ~ about what it means to take this gift that is ready and waiting for you.

Enjoy! I am curling up with my favourite reads too this rainy afternoon in San Diego πŸ’™

Love Your Coach, Chris xox

When you value yourself…

Others will too ❀️

It’s always amazing to me what happens when we value ourselves in business.

This looks like:

  • creating an empowered schedule based on your values, and therefore setting office hours & boundaries around it.
  • saying yes to new opportunities even though they are scary AF.
  • increasing your rates when you know it’s time – others around you are charging more with less experience, and not just experience in your field, in ALL the fields you’ve worked, because ALL of those tools COUNT!!!

And when you do, the universe supports!!! It always does.

This week a client said a BIG yes to something scary that she wanted to do, and more revenue came in and a speaking opportunity immediately, like the same night and next morning 😳

This is the way it works.

What we put out comes back.

When we say yes to ourselves, we’re putting out a frequency of worthiness and self-love.

The universe projects that back to us, in the form of more love and support.

Where do you need to take a stand in your business and life?

What does it look like?

What can you say yes to right now?

Make a plan and see it through, the universe is waiting for you πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend!

~ Your Coach, Chris xox

P.S. 99 Red Balloons or The Great One?! Either way we’re excited for our 99th podcast episode!! This week we touch on some scientific concepts that help shine a light on the difference between thinking and receiving. And receiving always seems to show-up with the tingles? Or is that just me?!

Let’s connect on social if we’re not already πŸ‘‡ πŸ’›

Do you pay yourself first?

A lot of business owners are so in the muck of things, they can’t see how they will ever pay themselves first.

With growing expenses, and trying to grow as quickly as they can, paying themselves often gets moved over to “someday” land.

But something powerful happens when we pay ourselves first!

Even IF it’s just a little bit at first…

We put out a powerful message to the universe

That we are WORTHY of more…

What we put out comes back, and it’s the energy around money that will come back…

If there’s never enough and we’re always waiting for “some day”, it’s going to stay in someday land…

Check-in on the following:

1. Add up all of your current expenses, in both your personal and business,

2. What portion of your household expenses are you responsible for?

3. What can be reduced now? We don’t want to operate from lack, but we do want to look at needs versus wants. Reduce where you can like unwanted subscriptions, internet providers, etc.

4. Create an empowered banking system. I love the following system from David Bach.

– a long terms savings account (not to be touched for any depreciating assets)

– a short terms savings account

– a dream account

– a fun account

– a business account

– a business savings account

5. Decide on a percentage of your income to go directly into your long terms savings account. This is paying yourself first! Putting yourself first. You can also divide out all of the other income by percentage into to the other accounts depending on your financial responsibility and goals.

What’s great about this is ALL areas start growing, and you become empowered. Thus leading to more and more results to be empowered about. It really does work this way!

Hope that helps you take a stand for your abundance!

Have a great weekend!

~ Your Coach, Chris xox

Let’s connect on social if we’re not already πŸ‘‡ πŸ’›

Too big for your britches?!

One of the common phrases most of us grew-up with and are deeply afraid of.

We would never and I repeat NEVER want to be perceived this way. And I mean NEVER.

And therein lies one of the many stories keeping you stuck from growing your business.

The judgement of others. We will do anything to not be centered out. Therefore, stay small and not put ourselves out there.

It’s these unconscious beliefs that we have deep down around money and success that are blocking us.

Because what we put out (thoughts and therefore feelings), conscious or not, is what we get more back of.

I put out a funny post on the gram the other day – who knew we would get to showcase our acting skills when we started our businesses 🀣 – where I illustrated two scenarios on what your money could be thinking about you if it could talk.

Hmmm…

What would you money say if it could talk? If it was a person and in a relationship with you?

My kids have started pointing out now that they’re older just how many “life lessons” are sprinkled in on the daily by moi 🀣 And when I see money laying on the floor in my teenager’s room – you better believe I’m telling him his money feels sad and neglected, and in order to attract more he better start valuing it.

So how does your money feel about you? Does it feel valued?

Identifying this will help you to uncover the deep seated beliefs you have around money and success, whether positive or negative.

So this weekend, write a letter to yourself as your money.

This one is always a crowd pleaser ❀️

And when you’ve done that, commit to showing-up differently!

What do you want to believe instead?

Affirm this often and start making decisions from this place in order to create a new and empowered result.

Happy weekend!

~ Your Coach, Chris xox

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