Sunday, June 21, 2015

100 Lifetime Goals

One of the things I love most about Beachbody is they encourage you to be proactive about improving yourself- mind, body and soul.
I used to think of "Personal development" or "Self Help" as the section of the book store or library where you could spot losers. (How embarrassing! I cannot believe I was so critical and close minded!)  I apologize!

Thankfully, my views of the world have changed and I advocate Personal Development as much as possible! It's the PROACTIVE choice to become the best version of yourself. It's taking an honest look at yourself and identifying the areas where you could use a little guidance (whether it's leadership, time management, goal setting, listening, relationship building... it could be anything and everything).

One of the first books I read as a coach was: The Success Principles(TM) - 10th Anniversary Edition: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
Jack Canfield opened my eyes AND I love that he has so many different strategies for helping you set some goals... identify what you want in your life... and then actually put things in place to achieve it.
Admittedly, this book sat on my shelf for months. It's pretty large which can be intimidating... but hey- you don't have to read it all in one sitting.
I promise once you start, you will be a highlighting- circling- taking notes- inspired machine!

I created a GOAL BINDER. Basically, I clipped images from magazines and put them in those page protectors. I created a flip book for my DREAM life- everything from the type of house I wanted... the vacations I would take... the business goals I would achieve... financial goals... relationship goals... how I could impact my community...
Every night before bed, I would look through my DREAM binder before falling asleep and visualize my life as though I achieved it.
SADLY, during our cross-country move from Cali to Pittsburgh, the movers LOST it. Devastating and irreplaceable loss... but recently I came across some pictures I had of it...
And it's almost eerie... many of the things I wished and hoped for (in my wildest dreams) have become a reality!   




If there is one thing I have learned about myself... it's that I can get a bit... lazy haha I need BIG, blood pumping, exciting goals to shoot for! I need to wake up with an intense passion and desire to take MAJOR action

Our brains are WIRED to be goal-seeking machines. When you give yourself a goal, your subconscious gets to work (day and night) on how to achieve it. 

I want to share something with you in hopes that you will be inspired to create your own goal list...

Some goals can be achieved in a weekend (example: I want to go kayaking) while others may take years.  It's good to create a list of several goals that you are actively working toward so you don't get discouraged when one of your goals doesn't happen quickly. 
PLUS as you achieve smaller goals/successes, you get excited! There is no greater joy than accomplishing a goal and checking it off your list- it inspires you to keep reaching and working! 

Create a list of 100 Life Goals

I'm in the process of crafting my LIFE LIST. The 100 goals I want to achieve in my life- and the cool thing is.. I know this list will grow and evolve over time.
The key to making a good list is...

-- Be specific. Include as many details as possible (ex: when they will happen, where, you can include model #s, exact amounts of $$$, etc...)

-- Be REAL! Don't think about what you think you should want (I'm guilty of doing this). Take some time to sit down and think about what YOU actually want (not what others tell you to strive for). I recommend doing a brain dump. Get out some paper and just start writing. For the first 20 min, you're prob writing what you think you should want... but after awhile... your true self comes out!


-- Make it Visible You could create a dream board, put your goals on notecards, put together a dream binder, write a blog post! ... whatever you decide...make it something you can look at often to visualize your goals coming true. The goal is to keep them on your mind.

-- Celebrate Every Success  As your achieve goals (big or small), celebrate! Soak it in and really take a moment to enjoy every success!

-- Don't be afraid to dream BIG! Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. -David Joseph Schwartz


Jack Canfield says there are 7 areas you should set goals for:
  1. Financial & Wealth Goals
  2. Career Goals
  3. Health & Appearance Goals
  4. Relationship Goals
  5. Personal Development Goals
  6. Community & Charity Goals
  7. Free Time Goals

To give you some inspo, here are some of my goals!

Kati's 100 Life Goals
TRAVEL
  • Switzerland (Aug 29, 2015!!) 
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Egypt
  • London
  • Greece
  • France
  • Alaska
  • Italy
  • Denmark
  • Canada
  • Poland
  • Bali
  • Tahiti 
  • Africa
  • Hawaii 
  • China
  • Bora Bora 
  • Scotland
  • Ireland
  • Peru
  • Japan
  • Norway
  • Dubai 
  • Yellowstone National Park 
  • Niagara Falls
  • At least 1 international trip per year
Experiences
  • See the Great Wall of China
  • Go Kayaking 
  • Climb on a Glacier in Alaska 
  • Couples Fitness Photo Shoot
  • Fitness Photo Shoot 
  • Boudoir Photo Shoot 
  • Meet Oprah
  • Meet US President
  • See the Pope in person
  • Attend Tony Robbins Event 
  • Attend Tony Robbins Retreat in Figi  
  • Live to be 100 (like Betty White- she's the coolest) 
  • Go to the Rain Forest
  • Take a cooking class in a foreign country
  • Float in the Dead Sea 
  • See the Northern Lights 
Family
  • Dream Wedding 2016
  • Date my spouse - keep the magic!
  • Work on my communication skills
  • Have a baby, start our family
  • Create a loving, nurturing environment 
  • Be the house that all of the kids want to come to & play =) 
Accomplishments:
  • Create a legacy of financial freedom for generations to come
  • Million Dollar Earner
  • Earn a Million Dollars/year
  • Start an Animal Rescue Foundation 
  • Donate 10% of my income to charitable causes that I believe in
  • Publish a book
  • 3 million blog views by 2016 
  • Own 3 rental properties by 2017 (one down!) 
  • Help 5 personally sponsored coaches reach Millionaire Circle by 2017 (one down!) 
  • Help 5 PS coaches earn 6 figures by 2016
  • Help 100 women have a physical (and emotional) transformation in 2015! 
  • Build my website (Marie Forleo meets Tone It Up girls. Fitness + Business!) 
  • Top 20 Elite in 2016
  • Personal Development/Legacy...
    When Oprah asked a guest what she wanted her legacy to be, this has always stuck with me...she said she wanted people to say 
    "THE ONLY HURT SHE EVER CAUSED WAS WHEN SHE LEFT US."
Health Goals
  • Heal my body- Hashimotos in remission 
  • Ideal body weight 118 lbs
  • Share my Gluten Free recipes, lifestyle, help others get started
  • Maintain a healthy balance (don't over exert myself in workouts, don't give up either) 
  • Maintain "Whole30"/paleo eating style 90% of the time 
  • Workout 6 days/week
Dream Home
My fellow introverts may relate and understand this- my environment is so important to me. Having a safe space, a beautiful home and an inspiring space is suchhhhh an important part of my life. I work from home, workout here and spend 99% of my time in the house! haha
I LOVE LOVE LOVE our home now and I wake up everyday with gratitude... but in the spirit of dreaming big and putting my wish list out there... here goes... 
  • Mediterranean Style 
  • 5500 sq ft
  • Waterfront, water views
  • Pool, hot tub
  • 0.5 acre - 1 acre
  • Resort like yard- lots of trees, plants and sitting areas
  • Fenced (for the pups of course!) 
  • Outdoor kitchen, fireplace and dining area
  • Large Master bedroom with sitting area & balcony
  • Large, spa like master bath
  • Large, celeb-like walk in closets haha Complete with chandelier 
  • Spacious Home Gym
  • 2 Offices (My office has waterviews)
  • Beautiful staircase (wrought iron railing)
  • Tall Ceilings
  • 8' doorways 
  • Large kitchen with gas cooktop! 
  • Large oversized island (a great place for people to gather!) 
  • Large Laundry room
  • Game room 
  • Covered 2nd story balcony
  • woodwork and custom molding throughout 
  • Woodbeams in Living room and kitchen
  • Lots of windows
  • Open layout
  • Plenty of outlets!  (It's annoying when houses dont have enough outlets lol)
  • Large Driveway
  • Fountain in front yard
  • Sunset views from the backyard 
  • Quiet street & neighborhood
  • AMAZING neighbors 
  • A beautiful, amazing, fun place for our family to grow! =) 


This has been such a FUN project- I loved sitting down with Jay to talk about our future and what is in store (not only for us... but also the lives we can touch).
My favorite part about this business is... by reaching further and living the life of MY dreams.. it gives others the courage to go after their dreams. That is a beautiful thing! 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

How To: Shower Curtain Wall Art

How To: Create the Most EPIC wall art (on the cheap) using a SHOWER CURTAIN - or any large piece of fabric! 
I absolutely love decorating...however sometimes I get stuck and need to search Pinterest for ideas. For about a year, the wall in our living room has been an eyesore to me (aka bare LOL). 

It's a large space and nothing really spoke to me- Admittedly, covering this wall is a tall order. It's a space we spend time in every single day, so before I committed to anything... I wanted to make sure I was in love with it. 

I happened across a picture... and immediately fell in LOVE 


Where do I get this? How do I do it? Tell me more! 
-- Original Blog Post can be found here -- 

So let's get to the instructions! 

SUPPLIES:

  • Octopus Shower Curtain by Thomas Paul (I got the Charcoal color, not navy) 
    I found it here for $130 - they had a coupon so I paid $104
    NOTE: I've also seen it on Wayfair
  • Wood! The curtain is 72" x 72" You want to make your frame slightly smaller so you have room to wrap it over your frame.

    2 Pieces 2" x 1" x 70"  -- For the Top & Bottom
    4 Pieces 2" x 1" x  68"  -- For sides & middle support

    Home Depot was awesome and cut the wood for us for free!
    Cost - around $8
  • Nails or Screws to create your frame
 Watch our video! 




We did a couple things different from the original How-To 

  1. I steamed the curtain instead of ironing. Much quicker & easier!
  2. We laid the curtain on the floor- face down - Put the frame on top for easier positioning 
  3. We stapled the curtain to the frame. The staples face the BACK where no one can see them
Once we had all of the supplies, it took use about 25 minutes to put together and 5 min to hang. We added those Sawtooth picture hangers to the back of the frame (like these).

Easy Peasy!
Go from this.... 


To this!





Now go out there and create! Mama Bear knows you can do it :P 

Whoops! I almost forgot, I wanted to show you a close up of the material so you know what to expect! It's a soft canvas (natural cotton) - it feels lovely and what's even better... it's hand silk screened. You can feel the love and attention to detail! 


UPDATE: We added mirrors to complete the wall! 



Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Switzerland!

AHHH really excited to share some BIG news with you guys! At the end of summer, Jay & I are checking SWITZERLAND off on our destination bucket list!!

We are spending 10 days in this beautiful, mountainous country getting to know the history and culture!!
Beachbody has been so generous with trips to the Bahamas, Caribbean cruise, Disney, Cancun... but we are more than ready to soak up some HISTORY in Europe.

My last 4 years as a coach has FLOWN by but I can vividly remember thinking about all of the things out of my reach. Vacations were pretty much out of the question. From lack of money, not being able to take time off of work (my retail peeps know about Blackout dates), and even if I could somehow go on vacation... no one could go with me because they had to work haha
A took a lot of stay-cations in my day :P

FREEDOM has always been such a powerful driving force for me. Even though my journey as a coach started out rocky (Read more about that herehttp://bit.ly/ISucked LOL), I am PROOF that consistency over time will pay off!


THANK YOU for letting us share this exciting moment!! We don't leave until the end of August, so if you have been {or always wanted to go} what are your MUST SEEs?

We are going to
  • Geneva
  • Chillon Castle
  • Zermatt
  • Lake Maggiore
  • Lugano
  • St. Moritz
  • Lucerne 
  • Zurich

My biggest challenge for myself: Only pack a carry-on! eeek! I might have to recycle some outfits but I don't want to spend my time lugging around a bunch of stuff!

Any and all INTERNATIONAL travel tips welcome! 
So excited to share our journey with you

Monday, May 18, 2015

Fitness Accountability Group

Let's talk 
Since dealing with my thyroid disease(Hashimoto's), I feel like I've gone through the "Five Stages of Gluten Grief"
  • Denial - No way! This doesn't happen to me- I eat healthy foods! "Gluten Free" is a marketing ploy
  • Anger & Overwhelm - This is bull crap and Gluten Free Foods suck butt. I don't even know where to start. This sucks. 
  • Rationalizing - What if I just eat ONE GF meal a day? What's the harm? It's less than I was eating before. 
  • Depression - My life is never going to be the same. Going out to eat is going to be awful- I'm just going to stay home forever. 
  • Acceptance - Ok, Im hungry. I better figure this out. 
Oddly enough... I didn't realize until yesterday that I've been going through something similar with my workouts. From stomping my feet and trying to soldier through 21DFX... to throwing my hands up in the air and saying "I give up"

I've finally reached a good place where I am accepting these challenges and I'm ENCOURAGED to keep pushing forward. .Workout programs are not "one size fits all". And while I DO believe the things we hate doing the most, are usually the things we NEED the most (ie pushups for me! haha) ...sometimes you need to listen to your body.

About 4 years ago, I tried to do Insanity. I did not enjoy it at all... and found myself avoiding my workout room. Instead of doing a less intense workout or modifying, I just stopped doing anything at all. To get out of my funk, I recommitted to P90X and had amazing results. I connected MORE with Tony and I found myself looking forward to that time. Sooo I decided to reapply that same strategy.

Recently, I discovered PIYO. To be honest, this was the LAST workout I could imagine myself doing. It seemed like it was too slow and would bore me... but actually... it's reenergizing me, I'm falling in love with my workout time again... and... I just feel good!

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I'm SO grateful that I became a "Coach" because it always pulls me back to my priorities... Lead a healthy, fulfilling life while inspiring others to do the same. Love my FitFam!
If you have gotten in a funk or maybe you are also dealing with thyroid issues, don't give up! Try something new. Modify. Blast your own workout music mix -- switch things up! Just don't give up. .Maybe you feel like you need some motivation... maybe you need to recommit...or maybe you need to just GET STARTED....
I'm here for you! Cheering you on!

Starting my next accountability group ::JUNE 1st::

If you want to learn how to build a healthy lifestyle (and get the support of some AMAZING people doing the same) Join us!

-- Commit to a simple workout & meal plan
-- Drink nutrient dense shake daily {chocolate heaven!}
-- 30 minute workouts
-- Be accountable to a group of people
-- Put your health first & learn how to implement new habits
Message me or apply below!


Can't wait to connect! xoxo


**PS If you are currently working with a coach, I would love for you to connect with them. I know it would mean a lot to them!


Monday, May 11, 2015

Accepting Girlboss Applications: Beachbody Coach Training

Excited to Reopen #PROJECTFREEDOM: New Coach Training & I'm looking for women who are READY to make a change!

Ever feel like you were MEANT for something greater... but haven't figured out what that looks like? I had this gut feeling that I was meant to do something amazing, but I got so caught up in a J-O-B that completely stressed me out...that I kinda stopped dreaming for awhile.

I could NEVER have imagined that P90X would lead me to my passion.
I am so in love with this business- my mission is to share the opportunity that helped me create freedom in my life.
My P90X Transformation- Before I knew how to take pics! haha
With 4 years of experience under my belt, I am excited to share what I have learned and teach YOU how to build MASSIVE success with Beachbody —> which turns into MASSIVE freedom & the ability to bless others in your life.

Beachbody has completely changed our lives.

-- I am a 3x Elite Coach with an incredible team that I love heart emoticon
-- We no longer live paycheck to paycheck.
-- We live debt free- finances used to be a HUGE stressor for me
-- We can live where we want, travel, and pay huge vet bills without sweat
-- We have set up our FAMILY for success before our family grows.
-- We have freedom to build OUR family’s dreams & to HELP others…

So appreciative I've been able to create a future with HOPE, stability, support, FREEDOM.


Who am I? Just a lil' ole college dropout who was overworked and underpaid- barely making ends meet. Becoming a coach not only helped me get my head above water...but it helped me stay accountable to my fitness goals, build a team of AMAZING women & men, and create financial freedom


Besides helping you find a fun & easy balance to working out and eating healthier, I’m here to remind you that it's okay to DREAM BIG and enjoy the little things in life.

GirlBoss Dynasty is made up of dreamers...but more importantly.... DOERS. From pet mommies, to new mommies, to young professionals, we are a FAMILY of people who care about helping other people. We are not afraid of putting in the hard work to set ourselves up to create a LIFE by DESIGN!


INCREDIBLE things can happen when you commit. I feel like it's my responsibility to share this blessing with others who were in my shoes and pay it forward. (This is coming from the ultimate skeptic who researched Beachbody's rating on the BBB before purchasing anything! haha)

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I didn't have business experience, training or the "know-how" before I got started... but I did have
-- VISION
-- DRIVE
-- DETERMINATION
-- I was Coachable, willing to show up and learn
-- I was ready & motivated to make changes and create freedom for my future family
-- I was Excited to help, support & encourage others
-- I was Serious about wanting to create more income
-- A DESIRE to DO MORE, BECOME MORE and EXPECT more of myself

This business isn't for the QUALIFIED… its for those who are COACHABLE and not looking for a “Get RICH Quick Scheme!”

It’s for the person who is willing to JUMP and build their wings on the way down!

Your story may not exactly mirror mine, but I am looking to connect with women who can RELATE to me because I KNOW that I can lead them effectively (And it will be more fun for both of us! hehe)

If you….
– KNOW you were meant for something greater…
– WANT to create independence & freedom for you & your family {or future family!} BUT also feel a calling to give back and help others!
– Want to live by DESIGN: Be your own boss- work when you want, where you want doing what you LOVE!
– COACHABLE and willing to spend a year making short-term sacrifices in order to spend the rest of your life enjoying long-term success!

If you are reading this & you hear that little voice….and your gut is telling you to GO FOR IT…I want to hear from you! 

I am accepting applications for brand new 2015 Girlboss Dynasty Coaches. I will be selecting my new apprentices by May 16th & our training BEGINS on May 20th!

If this is something you have been considering, or KNOW you were meant for more - let's team up and get started!! I CANNOT WAIT to help you build YOUR Dynasty!!

APPLY BELOW or at http://bit.ly/GirlbossAcademyProjectFreedom
Or... Email me at katiheifner@gmail.com.

((NOTE: Not accepting current coaches as this time. I would LOVE to help EVERY coach, but I have to be a bit picky about where I spend my time... otherwise I think my team and family would abandon me haha I appreciate your understanding! xo ))

Dream Big! Live More! Inspire the Next! xo
#girlbossDynasty

For Coach Training Resources from me, check out
Youtube.com/KatiHeifner
Kati's Coach Training

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Whole 30 Gluten Free Dairy Free Accountability Group


So excited to offer a totally free Whole 30 accountability group! Starting May 1, 2015!
The idea is... we eliminate all foods that cause an inflammatory response and focus on eating the absolute BEST foods for our body, mind, energy, mood, gut, immune system, etc...

Eat: Meat, seafood, eats, veggies, fruit, healthy fats
Eliminate: all 
sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes, dairy

Sound crazy? At first, thinking about eating only meat, veggies, fruit and healthy fats can conjure immediate feelings of deprivation.... BUT we are focused on all that we GAIN from eating the best foods.

Improved mood, health, sleep, energy, self-esteem and alleviate the level at which you operate.

I HIGHLY recommend checking out  
It Starts With Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways

If you would like to join my free group, please click the image below and request to join my group. If you would like me to be your free coach, please visit this link and enroll for a free membership to get access to my team & some of my favorite tools like the progress tracker. Free Membership
For more info on the Whole30 plan, visit their website http://whole30.com/

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Smart Start: New Coaching Training Accelerated

I’m so grateful for… 

-- the incredible outpouring of support 
-- being surrounded by such caring people. Even though we may be hundreds of miles apart… I feel the love heart emoticon 
-- the freedom to stay at home & grieve for my sweet Sydney
-- a business & a team that has grown one heck of a residual income so I can spend as much time as needed with my little family 
-- the reminder that life is short, precious and no moment should be taken for granted
-- it’s ok to embrace all of your memories...even the sad ones {until I'm ready to let them go}
-- the reminder that it’s OK to smile, have fun and enjoy life even though we're still hurting.
-- the reminder that everything happens for a reason & it’s all going to be okay

I did a lot of thinking today… And the thought that kept popping back into my head was…I am so grateful to have Beachbody and this opportunity. 
So grateful I was able to create a future with HOPE, stability, support, FREEDOM...and have been encouraged to dive into my personal development so I can handle new challenges & emotionally devastating situations. 

I am a college dropout who was overworked and underpaid- barely making ends meet. Being a coach not only helped me get my head above water...but it helped me stay accountable to my fitness goals, build a team of AMAZING women & men, and create financial freedom heart emoticon 

While I would LOVE to tell you becoming a coach lands you {and your loved ones} in a safety bubble where rainbows shoot out of your booty… that, unfortunately, isn't the case. I also wish I could tell you time machines exist...

Life happens. And while I can't put my family in a big plastic bubble… Beachbody {and this community} is my safety net heart emoticon 

Besides helping you find a fun & easy balance to working out and eating healthier, I’m here to remind you that it's okay to DREAM BIG and enjoy the little things in life. Some days can be a little bumpy, but we’ll get through those days together. I appreciate you guys helping me get through my worst day ever. It’s not often that the WORST CASE SCENARIO happens… but it’s comforting to know that Jay & all of you have my back. heart emoticon 

With all of that being said…. I’m ready to open my heart (and my Smart Start New Coach Training group) to 10 women who are:

-- Coachable
-- Ready & motivated to make changes & create freedom for their family
-- Excited to help, support & encourage others
-- Serious about wanting to create more income for their family
-- Animal lover heart emoticon who understands if get sad about my sweet Sydney frown emoticon

((2 out of the 10 spots are spoken for.))

If you are selected, I will mentor you and teach you how to grow a full time income while helping people reach their fitness goals. 
I've developed this training alongside some of the TOP coaches in this business and will pass on everything I’ve done to build success so you have the BEST opportunity. 

I would love nothing more than to pay it forward, welcome you onto my team and into my family (we are a tight knit community) and help you create freedom and security for your future. (And quite frankly I welcome the distraction)

To Apply:
http://bit.ly/GirlbossAcademyProjectFreedom
Or... EMAIL ME

((NOTE: Not accepting current coaches as this time. I appreciate your understanding! xo ))

Dream Big! Live More! Inspire the Next! xo
‪#‎girlbossDynasty‬