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!