Ask Yourself This Question to Bring More Mindfulness to Your Time + Energy

Kimi’s 5-Bullet Friday

Happy Aloha Friday! It’s been another full week of stretching, learning new tech tools, growing our business, and coaching clients. With a very full schedule, I’ve been extra mindful to stop and ask myself one of my favorite questions for managing my time + energy: “Is this a good use of my time?” This simple question is a powerful hack for snapping yourself out of Facebook rabbit holes, silly low-level tasks, and those ego-driven moments of trying to figure something out on your own when you could just ask someone who knows (hello, tech support). Give it a try! As you go about your daily tasks, set a timer to periodically ask yourself, “is this a good use of my time?” The answer may be YES, it may be NO, but the real power is not in the answer, but rather the habit you’re creating of bringing mindfulness to how you’re spending your precious time and energy!

And now for 5 things I’ve been enjoying and pondering:

  • What I’ve been talking a lot about lately – Weekly Planning. This is one of the most impactful habits I have and something we recommend to all of our clients. Weekly planning is so powerful and it’s a great tool not just for individuals, but for partners, teams, and families. Check out our podcast episode about this!
  • What I’ve added to my wellness routine – Awaken.yoga. Online yoga + meditation classes created by my friend Shannon and 2 other awesome yogis. I’m obsessed! Great routines to start your day, to restore mid-day, or to add to your evening routine. Embody your body and tune in to your highest self!
  • Quote I’m pondering – “If we don’t change what isn’t working in our lives, we will continually have the same day over and over again.” – Daily Om
  • Podcast I’m loving  Kwik Brain. I love this podcast from Jim Kwik!!! Bite site brain hacks for busy people who want to learn faster and achieve more. So good!
  • What I’ve been eating – Super easy quinoa chili. I made a version of this with kidney beans instead and just cooked it on the stove. Super simple, delicious, and great for cozy nights and the leftovers are great for lunches. Top it with organic sour cream, avocado, fresh herbs, and tortilla chips! Yum!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend. I currently have just 1 spot available for one-on-one coaching. I’m holding space for the PERFECT client: a fun, high-performer ready for deep accountability and support to reach their goals. Someone ready to master productivity, time + energy management so that they can serve at the highest level. Someone ready to take things to the next level physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually in this last quarter of 2017.

If this is you or someone you know, let’s talk!

P.S. Shift to Rise! Early bird rates for our Shift to Rise retreat are open until the end of November & room reservations are first come, first served! If you feel even a little pull to find out more, apply today! Your application is an invitation to a conversation with us. It is neither a commitment to attend nor does it guarantee you a spot at our event. It’s an opportunity for us to get to know you and hear more about your goals, as well as a chance for you to ask us any questions you have about the retreat. We’re so excited!

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Stretching

Happy Friday! Hope you’ve had a wonderful week. I don’t know about you, but I have been doing some major upleveling lately (ugh/yay). In the past week I’ve been called to reevaluate and rethink relationships, commitments, business structures, software, systems…it’s been a week of STRETCHING for sure. And while times like these can be uncomfortable and exhausting, they are a necessary and exciting part of our Best Life Ever! If you find yourself in a period of stretching, there’s no better time to activate deep gratitude and self-care in your life. The 100 Days of Gratitude group I’m in on FB has really been helping me navigate this period of STRETCH and I’ve also been extra mindful to eat well, move my body, and get lots of sleep and quiet time. It also comforts me to remember that I’m stretching to become better – a better mom, a better coach, a better healer, a better human. Remember – stretching and “struggle” is always happening FOR our own personal growth and evolution (even if we don’t like it or understand it in the moment!).

And now for 5 things I’ve been enjoying and pondering:

  • What I’m excited about – Shift to Rise! Pua and I have partnered with two other transformational coaches for an epic retreat in Spring 2018 and we just launched! This 5-day live event provides powerful training, deep connections, and unique opportunities to remember who you really are and reclaim your power. This all-inclusive experience includes a 4-night stay at a private estate in beautiful Hau`ula on the North Shore of `Oahu, Hawai`i. Nourishing food, activities, and retreat materials, are all included in the request of appreciation. We are now accepting applications! So exciting!
  • Service I’m grateful for – Fancyhands. This is a collective of US-based assistants at very affordable monthly rates. They can’t do everything and the quality of work you get back will depend on how good you are at outsourcing (in fact, using them is a great way to get better at this skill), but if you’re creative, you can save yourself a TON of time with things like data entry, making appointments, research, etc.
  • What I’m reading online  GoodVibeBlog.com Vibration Activation Scripts! I love Jeanette Mah and these little scripts are such a great way to start your day, finish your day, or just get out of a funk. They raise my vibe every time.
  • What I’ve been eating – It’s been an Aloha Kitchen Goddess week, so we’ve been eating GOOD. This past week she made us this amazing dish – fajita seasoned chickpeas and veggies that we’ve been putting on top of quinoa and topping with her Paleo ranch dressing and toasted almond slivers. So simple, so good. I might try to recreate it – only problem is that I hate chopping vegetables and cleaning up my cooking mess. I like cooking, just not all the other parts which is exactly why I love Fortuna’s services!
  • Community I love – The Mindful Lounge on Facebook, created by my dear friend Keao. Keao is a spiritual medium whose services include mediumship readings, pet connections, and energy healing experiences she created called The Petal Process. Keao is passionate about helping other healers to “come out of the closet” and truly own their gifts. It was from this inspiration that she created The Mindful Lounge, an online community and video series for “healers in hiding” and anyone raising the vibration of love and healing in the World. You’ll love it there. Check it out.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend. As always, if you’re looking for support on your journey and would like to save time, energy, and stress in the pursuit of your goals, reach out. Time is a precious resource that we don’t get it back. What inspired action can you take today to create your Best Life Ever?

Big hugs,

Kimi

Are you Comfortably Uncomfortable?

This has been a weird week with lots of heavy energy in the air. Hope you all are doing OK and that you’ve gentle with yourself as you process all the emotions that may have been coming up for you this week. Consider a little extra self-care this weekend.  Slowing down, meditating, journaling, getting out in nature, and talking with a trusted friend, mentor, coach or counselor can all help. Take a few moments to ask your inner wisdom what you need most right now.

And now for 5 things I’ve been enjoying and pondering:

  • Quote I’m pondering – “If you don’t take action, don’t expect change” from this awesome article about why the majority of people don’t reach their goals (they are “comfortably uncomfortable” in their current circumstances). So good!
  • App I’m (still) loving – Funny Movie Maker! This past week I rediscovered this hilarious app on my phone. Our family has been having fun sending ridiculous messages to each other with photos of our pets talking. It’s the best thing ever.
  • Service I’m grateful for – Upwork. This global freelancing platform has 12 million(!) registered freelancers and allows you to interview, hire and work with freelancers and agencies through their platform. We’re working with a wonderful SEO/wordpress expert from India name Soni who is doing an incredible amount of quality work for us for $100. We’ve used Upwork for all kinds of projects such as PDF and eBook creation, graphic design – the possibilities are endless!
  • Cool network I love – NextDoor.com This is the free private social network for your neighborhood community. I love being plugged in to all the happenings in my neighborhood and being able to post/comment/direct message neighbors. Makes me feel safe, connected, and supported in my ‘hood.
  • Supplements I’m obsessed with – Ciltep, Dopamine, and MycoMind from Natural Stacks! We were sent some samples from this amazing company and OMG my brain has been ON FIRE! Taken in the morning on an empty stomach, these natural brain optimization supplements clear up brain fog and supercharge memory, motivation, focus, and creativity!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Remember, don’t let being “comfortably uncomfortable” in your current circumstances stop you from reaching your goals. If you want to take your life to the next level, ask yourself what NEW action, big or small, you can take TODAY.

And if you want an objective perspective, powerful accountability, and would like to save time, energy, and stress in the pursuit of your goals, reach out to me. Time is a precious resource that we don’t get it back. Let’s get you to where you want to go. 

5-Bullet Aloha Friday

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So…I turn 42 on Sunday. Forty freakin’ two. In many ways I still feel like I’m 22, but thank God I’m not the 22 year-old me anymore. I’m so grateful for all growth, clarity, awareness, strength, and grit the past 20 years of life experience has given me. If I were to go back and give 22 year old me some advice, I’d tell her to find a mentor, take up jiu jitsu, invest in Apple, read more, and give less of a f*ck about what other people think. But mostly, I’d just let know that it’s all gonna work out because, as my friend Tarah likes to say, “you literally can’t screw this up.” At times, it might feel like we’re “screwing up” in life, but we’re always experiencing exactly what we need to (see Eckart Tolle #truthbomb below). This weekend, as you do your weekly planning or journaling, ask yourself the question: “What bold action would you take today if you knew that you couldn’t screw up your life?” You might be surprised at what your heart has to say.

A list of what I’m enjoying and pondering…

  1. Quote I’m pondering: “Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.” – Eckhart Tolle
  2. Course I’m signed up for: This FREE course from Bentinho Massaro. The 40-Day Redesign is a free initiative to support as many people as possible in their journey to realizing what’s truly in their Heart/Soul. We want to bring your light to Earth and co-create an Enlightened Civilization (or simply: A Happy Planet)!
  3. What I’m teaching my teenage daughter: T.H.I.N.K. before you post on media. I’ve been teaching her (and reminding myself) to slow down and ask before posting – Is it true? Is it Helpful? Is it Inspiring? Is it Necessary? Is it Kind (This is a great reminder for all of us lightworkers and soul-based businesses wanting to share with authenticity, integrity, and intention)
  4. What I’ve had to do for myself lately: Write an “I done this” list at the end of the day to put things into perspective. I recommend this tip often to my high achiever clients. Writing a daily “Ta Da” list instead of a “To Do” list is great when we’re feeling like we’re not getting done as much as we want to, but we have the sneaking suspicion that we’re dealing with a bit of Superhero Syndrome (trying to do more than humanly possibly in one day). Simply take a few moments at the end of the day to write out all the things you got done…you’ll probably go to bed feeling a lot more proud and less anxious.
  5. App I’m loving: Calm. I feel like I’ve tried every meditation app on the planet. I find this one simple and easy to use.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Life is precious and we have a limited time on this planet, so take some bold inspired action and have some cake and champagne this weekend (I know I will!)

And if you’re a leader, healer, or lightworker looking to take your business and life to the next level, book a conversation with me here. A single conversation can lead to powerful transformation. Here’s what one amazing client shared after completing her program with me:

“Having the opportunity to have Kimi as my coach has been such a positive and invaluable experience. It has allowed me to trust my feelings and follow my heart. Thank you so much, Kimi! “- L

I’m humbled and honored to be able to be of service in this way. I love this work and would love the opportunity to help you figure out your next steps to greatness.

What is Your Great Work?

yourresponsibilityI am so proud to share that I recently completed Gabby Bernstein’s Spirit Junkie Masterclass Digital Course. The SJM Digital is an 8-module online course that helps you gain the confidence and business-building tools you need to live your highest purpose, make an impact and earn for your great work. So grateful to Shannon Algeo and Alex Kip – Live Light. for their encouragement and support on this journey and to my SJM brothers and sisters for sharing this journey with me.

Participating in the Spirit Junkie Masterclass has added so much more depth to my life and my work and I’m so grateful for the miraculous inspiration, connections and collaborations emerging from this experience. In this course, Gabby reminds us that it is our responsibility to share our great work with the world! I honor that call. Here is my great work:

1 – I am the Cofounder of Best Life Ever, a training company, membership service, and a podcast created with my badass business partner Pua. At BLE our mission is to support individuals and businesses to optimize performance and create lives they love. Our time + energy services are being used by entrepreneurs, leaders, educators, healers, students, and parents to get focused, reduce stress, and reclaim their time and their power. www.bestlifeever.buzz

2 – I have a beautiful private 1:1 coaching practice that brings me SO MUCH JOY! I work specifically with lightworkers who have a burning desire to master productivity, time + energy management, branding, and technology so that they can serve at the highest level. My coaching style is practical + spiritual. I LOVE what I do, love my clients, and I’m learning and growing and joyously expanding everyday. https://kimimorton.satoriapp.com/…/82274-request-…/marketing

3 – I am a proud partner of Purium – the best Superfood Superstore ever! I have been loving and sharing about this company since 2013 and they just keep getting better and better. I am so grateful for the health, joy, and abundance this business has provided me over the years. http://www.mypurium.com/kimimorton

4 – I am a mom – my greatest work 

Let me know if I can be of service in anyway!

What’s your GREAT WORK?! Share it loud and proud. It is your responsibility, baby! 

Happy Almost April! 

A fresh new month is around the corner and Spring is in the air. Can you feel it? Maybe, like me, you’ve been called to do a bit of slowing down and reflecting as we head into the second quarter of the year.

I confess, I’ve been feeling extra introverted. The thing is, whenever I feel the need to cocoon more, there’s always another part of me that feels like I should be doing more. I have to consciously remind myself that MORE isn’t always better. Also, that SHOULD word is my red flag that I’m listening to my ego instead of my spirit.

Take a moment right now and ask YOUR spirit what it is calling for more of? Less of? Go ahead. Just stop reading for a second, close your eyes, and see what comes up for you.

This is the perfect time of year to do a little inventory of your life. What’s working? What isn’t? What is your vision for the next 90 days and what inspired action are you going to take? And of course, how are you going to hold yourself accountable for the things that you want to create in your life?

Whatever your spirit is calling you to put energy towards this Spring, I’d love to support you. I have some Spring Coaching specials just for you. I encourage you to take inspired action and book a productivity, time, + energy coaching session with me today!

P.S. Pua and I have a fun episode of our Best Life Ever podcast coming out Sunday morning called “How to Reboot Your Body, Brain, and Heart” that I think you’ll love. Take a moment to subscribe so you don’t miss it! Lots of ideas to reset, refocus, and reenergize for Spring!

My 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

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The best gifts have the most meaning, they surprise and delight people, and they don’t have to break the bank. As we dance through the season of giving, here is my top 5 list of high vibration, thoughtful gift ideas from people and companies that make my heart sing.

1 – Gift Certificate from Aloha Kitchen Goddess

My client, personal chef, and past life Gypsy partner-in-crime,  Fortuna, has found her unique brilliance. She takes comfort food, makes it healthy (or not, whatever floats your boat), and prepares it with love, so you don’t have to. I’m not sure how she does it, but somehow she goes into our brains each week and knows exactly what we want to eat, even if we’re not sure. I actually love to cook, but when life is full with podcast interviews, coaching, writing, and mom-duty, I confess I resort to frozen pizza more often than you’d think.

With Fortuna, your menu each week will be customized to your tastebuds and dietary goals. She can also coach you and do in-home cooking classes so that you can learn to do what she does on your own. This is the ultimate gift for a new mom, a parent, a family, or yourself (rock those 2017 health goals)! She’s got some holiday specials happening now, visit her website to find out more.

2 – Lularoe Leggings from Lularoe Luana

Before I started working with my client, Luana, I HAD NO IDEA…no idea how freakin’ crazy people are for these leggings. Like, seriously. It’s INSANE. But Luana knew, and over the past few months, this beautiful bosslady has built a booming empire that would blow your mind. Not only did Luana have the foresight to see the potential of her Lularoe business (which by the way, also has adorable shirts and dresses, mens’ shirts, and little girls’ sizes too), she also sought out my services BEFORE she launched to help her with some of the technology, social media, and business-building logistics, but more importantly, to make sure that she built a business that didn’t completely consume her. Luana has always been very clear that her family and her health are the most important things to her. She works hard to prioritize her workouts, say NO to things to create more time for her family, and set boundaries in a culture where the underground tagline is “stressed, blessed, and Lularoe obsessed.” I’m so proud of her!

Luana is all heart, she loves what she does, and I guarantee your loved ones will freak out if they find Lularoe under the tree this year. You can search for her on Facebook or message me for more info. But if you’re like the rest of the Lularoe obsessed, you’ll find her.

3 – Hawaiian Fight Gear 

Oh, how I love to punch and kick things. And Pua and I swear that our business partnership is so smooth because we frequently roll around on the ground trying to choke each other. Come to think of it, that’s probably the secret to my relationship with Joey too. We are so blessed to teach and train at Egan’s Training Center, where we can release pent up emotions and energy in a socially appropriate manner. I invite you to join us – two bonus gift ideas: Private lessons with Joey (Message me for more info) and/or a Gift Certificate for Egan’s Training Center would be amazing presents for yourself or someone special on your list!

For all your kickboxing, jiu jitsu, and MMA needs, Hawaiian Fight Gear is a one-stop shop. The owners of this locally based company, Andy and Heidi Taam, are AMAZING. They are the kindest, cutest couple ever with the coolest kids (and the raddest dog ever named George). Pick up a pair of MMA gloves or boxing gloves for your loved ones (some of you better grab some headgear for yourself first).

4 – Lashes by Jacque Rojas Salon

Wanna know my secret for looking awake teaching 5am MMA Bootcamp on Wednesdays? Fake lashes. I’m not kidding you, when I’m overdue for a refill (usually after too many weeks of jiu jitsu) it never fails that someone will say I look tired. OK, first of all, NEVER tell someone they look tired. If they are tired, they know, and if they look tired, they don’t want to know!

Jacque helps me look NOT TIRED and feel amazing. She is the real deal and a badass entrepreneur, always looking for ways to learn and grow. She does hair, makeup, brows, and more. I know I don’t NEED lashes to be pretty or look awake for anyone, but it’s a FUN treat that makes me feel fabulous and how you FEEL is what it’s all about. This is a great gift for you or someone you know that could use a little dose of self-empowerment and self-care.

5 – Acupuncture and Massage Treatment from Donna Rapadas

I’ve been seeing Donna for over 15 years. She does a combination of acupuncture, massage, and stretching. It’s SO AWESOME. She cured my asthma, got me pregnant (that sounded weird, but you know what I mean), healed my injuries, cleared up my skin, and reduced my stress. Just yesterday I went to see her and told her about some hand pain I’ve been dealing with for months (probably due to the kickboxing and jiu jitsu), and I swear, I woke up this morning PAIN-FREE. It’s like a freakin’ Christmas miracle.

Donna has treated my friends and family for frozen shoulder, vertigo, allergies, eczema, arthritis, workout injuries, hormonal imbalances, the list is endless. If you’re scared of needles (you really can’t even feel them), she can do acupressure and massage. Donna is a Crossfit athlete so she is very familiar with sports-related issues and injuries. She is also an accomplished fencer – how poetic is that? A fencing acupuncturist. That just makes me happy. This is the perfect gift for anyone in any kind of pain. Message me and I’ll pass her number on to you.

*6 – Best Life Ever Weekly Planner and Swag and Happiness U Gift Certificates  

I know I said Top 5, but I can’t help but include a few more PERFECT GIFTS! This Sunday, Pua and I are SO EXCITED to be leading a workshop to help you create a BIG VISION for your epic 2017. Join us this Sunday Dec. 11th at 12:30pm for our Best Year Ever Big Vision Class at Happiness U’s NEW location in SALT, Kaka’ako. Check out yourhappinessu.com for registration & info. They also have Happiness U gift certificates available – who doesn’t want the gift of Happiness?!

Come a little early at 11:30 for our Best Life Ever Pop-Up Shop where we will have our new Best Life Ever Weekly Planners and lots of Best Life Ever gear (hats, tanks, and tees for men and women!).

*7 – Success Coaching with Pua, Kimi, or both of us! 

OK, last one (although even as I’m writing, I’m thinking of so many more!). Don’t forget that both Pua and I do individual success coaching and corporate workshops and NOW is the time to book for the New Year!

High-level coaching with my coach, colleague, and friend Hang Boge (another great gift) is what gave me the focus, inspiration, and accountability to launch my own coaching business and co-create Best Life Ever with joy, authenticity, and work+life integration. And I’m so blessed that I get to work everyday now with the amazingly intuitive and insightful Pua as my partner and in-house coach.

If you are ready to live bigger, is virtually impossible not to grow and expand with a committed coach in your corner. I want 2017 to be your best year yet. If you are highly motivated and committed to getting focused, inspired, being held accountable, and having lots of FUN along the way, then coaching is the ultimate gift you could give yourself.

If you want to get started in January, the deadline to apply for coaching with me is December 15th. We’ll start with a short, fun conversation about what you want to create in your life. If, and only if, you decide that you want to work me, and if it feels like it’s a good fit to both of us, I have a variety of packages to fit your needs and some cool holiday bonuses which I will tell you all about with full transparency, no pressure, and no hidden fees. Book here

Wishing you the Best Holidays EVER! This season, and every season, I encourage you to support the local heart-based entrepreneurs following their dreams and living their Best Life Ever.