Kimi’s 5-Bullet Aloha Friday

Hey there! Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you. Just want to take a moment to let you know how grateful I am for YOU. I hope you’ve been enjoying these Friday shares. Drop me a line if you have been and/or let me know if I can support you in any other way! OK, here we go! Another 5-bullet Aloha Friday round-up!

5 things I’m loving/excited about:

Have a wonderful weekend!

P.S. BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL! Want to learn how to use Trello to get organized and inspired for 2018? Sign up for an Overwhelmed to Inspired Big Vision Session and get TWO training sessions for the price of one!

Get inspired, organized, and focused with the app I use to organize EVERYTHING – Trello! In these spiritual + practical 75 minute sessions, we will take all of the ideas, thoughts, desires, dreams, and to-dos spinning in your head (and heart) and organize them into a digital platform that you can use each day to make real progress towards your Big Vision. Think of this as goal setting + dream boarding + task management. Limited sessions available. Find out more and book here.

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Kimi’s 5-Bullet Aloha Friday

5 things I’m loving/excited about:

  • Holidays Made Easy with Trello – You guys know about my love for Trello! I’m super pumped this year to be using Trello to get organized for the holidays. Check out this Holiday Gift Shopping from Trello for inspiration on how to use this cool free tool to get more organized than ever.
  • What I’m Reading – Super Accelerated Living by Bentinho Massaro. The ebook is available for free if you have Kindle Unlimited (so awesome!)
  • Best Investment Under $15 – I just recently upgraded my $9.99/month Spotify account to a Spotify Family account. This means that up to 5 people under one roof can have their own premium accounts for one monthly charge of $14.99! My family is so stoked and now we don’t fight over who gets to listen to music or get annoyed by other people’s playlists cluttering things up.
  • What I’m Proud of – I made it to 100 days in Shannon Algeo’s #GratefulUnicorn 100 Day Challenge and I’ve decided to keep going! This group and practice has totally transformed my life. I’m now shooting for 365 days! Come join the fun if you are a magical unicorn looking for a fun, safe, supportive sacred space to make gratitude a part of your everyday life.
  • What I’ve been eating – Beef stew! It’s been cozier weather here in the islands with a little more rain and temperatures cooling just a bit. Perfect weather for grassfed beef stew! I’ve been throwing everything in the crock pot in the morning and coming home to warm, delicious stew and rice! Here’s a recipe I loosely follow (I switch all the ingredients to organic and skip the regular flour).

Have a wonderful weekend!

P.S. Want to learn how to use Trello to get organized and inspired for 2018? Sign up for an Overwhelmed to Inspired Big Vision Session! I’m so excited to announce a new coaching service I’m offering for a limited time! Get inspired, organized, and focused with the app I use to organize EVERYTHING – Trello! In this spiritual + practical 75 minute session, we will take all of the ideas, thoughts, desires, dreams, and to-dos spinning in your head (and heart) and organize them into a digital platform that you can use each day to make real progress towards your Big Vision. Think of this as goal setting + dream boarding + task management. Limited sessions available. Find out more and book here.

Kimi’s 5-Bullet Aloha Friday

Hey there! Droppin’ in your inbox with another 5-bullet Aloha Friday round-up!

5 things I’m loving/excited about:

  • Cool Training Opportunity – Ditch the “struggle” and learn to let life flow through you. My friend and Shift to Rise co-leader Tarah Long is leading a special course called Infinity Training that begins on Tuesday, November 21st, and will go for 6 consecutive weeks in Honolulu. Request of Appreciation is minimal – only $120! If you’re ready to learn how to live in Reality 3.0, this is for YOU! She has only a few spots remaining so email her today to get in on this super special opportunity: tarah@tarahcyel.com
  • My new favorite app   Overcast. I feel a bit like I’m cheating on Apple, but I’ve been so annoyed with my iPhone’s podcast app since the latest upgrade. I decided to switch over to this podcast player and I’m LOVING it! Much simpler to use and easier to binge listen to my favorite podcasts!
  • Pointless but joyful purchase – Holiday dog waste bags from Petco. Makes picking up poop just a little more festive.
  • What I’m STILL buzzzzzzing about – I know I mentioned our BLE Buzz membership last week, but I’m SOOOOO excited about it and enrollment is about to close on 11/15/17! Join us for weekly live training calls, a membership site full of recordings, exercises, & resources, and unlimited support from me, Pua, and a community of badass buzzers living their Best Life Ever! There is a 7 day free trial, but I have a gift for you! Use the code BUZZFREEMONTH and get a whole month free! See you in the Buzz! bestlifeever.buzz/blebuzz
  • NEW Service I’m offering – Overwhelmed to Inspired Big Vision Session! I’m so excited to announce a new coaching service I’m offering for a limited time! Get inspired, organized, and focused with the app I use to organize EVERYTHING – Trello! In this spiritual + practical 75 minute session, we will take all of the ideas, thoughts, desires, dreams, and to-dos spinning in your head (and heart) and organize them into a digital platform that you can use each day to make real progress towards your Big Vision. Think of this as goal setting + dream boarding + task management. Limited sessions available. Find out more and book here.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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

8 Weeks to More Productivity, Ease, & Joy!

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So much going on over at Best Life Ever!

Pua and I are so excited for our upcoming Best Work+Life Ever 8 week virtual coaching program. Register today and tell all your friends! It’s so fun for us to do a class that is available to ANYONE not just those in Hawaii. This is the perfect course for anyone looking to create more productivity, joy, and ease in their personal and professional lives. Read more about our program here. We are using Webinar Jam to host this series and we LOVE it. Such an awesome tool and company.

And for those in Hawaii, this Wednesday, April 27th is our Pacific Business News University workshop “Overwhelmed to Inspired”. You can register here for you this 90 minute workshop at the Macy’s Special Events Room in Honolulu, Hawaii.

And OMG – Best Life Ever: The Podcast is FINALLY launching in just a few weeks and we are freaking EXCITED!!!!! We are launching 5 months later than we thought we would be after saying goodbye to Hot Better Pop Radio last December, but everything works out exactly as it is supposed to. Sometimes it’s hard to see it in the moment, but there really is a bigger picture at work that we can trust in.

 

Hot Better Poppin’!

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Just a quick update for y’all! Our podcast “Hot Better Pop Radio” (formerly known as The Secret Sauce Podcast, is now live! We release a new episode every Tuesday morning and we (me and the super amazeballs Pua Pakele&Cabot) are having a freakin’ blast!!!!!!! Seriously, words can’t begin to describe what it feels like for us to go from just an idea to a real life podcast! We are learning so much as we go/grow and keep pinching ourselves everyday – can it really be this fun, joyous, and magical?! The answer is YES!

You’ll be hearing from me again soon, either here or on HotBetterPop.com or both, but until then, follow your intuition, follow your heart, and follow your joy…it will never lead you astray. Your dreams are never too big. Get out there and make shit happen (Hot Better Pop is here to help – reach out!). You are supported, you are loved, and you are limitless.

Subscribe to Hot Better Pop Radio on iTunes! 

Fun photo by KelliBullockPhotography.com

Essentialism, Online Coaching, Easy Cash Exchanges, and Pinot Tracking

Happy November 1. What are you working on this month? I’m committing to more writing, more sleep, more joy, and more quality time with friends and family. I’ve really been inspired lately by multiple podcast interviews I’ve heard with Greg McKeown, the author of Essentialism, the Disciplined Pursuit of Less.  Here is a description of the book:

The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s not about getting less done. It’s about getting only the right things done. It’s about challenging the core assumption of ‘we can have it all’ and ‘I have to do everything’ and replacing it with the pursuit of ‘the right thing, in the right way, at the right time’. It’s about regaining control of our own choices about where to spend our time and energies instead of giving others implicit permission to choose for us.

McKeown talks about the importance of doing a quarterly inventory of your life to identify what is truly essential. When we are trapped in the daily grind, we tend to feel like everything is essential and important, when in fact, very little actually is. He suggests that the quickest way to identify what is essential to you is to ask a few simple, but provocative questions: If you had only one week to live, what would you do? If you had only a month to live, what would you do? If you had only a year to live, what would you do? And if you had the rest of your life to live, what would you do? 

Try this exercise and you’ll quickly discover whether or not your lifestyle and the things you are doing each day are in alignment with your values and your heart’s desires. We tend to delay our dreams and the things that bring us true joy for a time when “things settle down” or “when we get through this or that”, but that day never seems to come and suddenly you realize much more time has passed than you had intended. Instead, see what non-essential tasks, obligations, or other stuff you can dump, delegate, automate, simplify, or optimize so that you can make space for joy TODAY. 

Don’t just think about what you want to achieve this month, this about how you want to FEEL. Commit to pursuing the RIGHT things for you. And as you do, here is a round-up of a few fun apps I’m loving right now that you can incorporate into your dream lifestyle. 

Lift and Lift Coaching Lift is a cool app and community that helps you to “put your goals into actions”. There are expert-led plans or you can create custom goals. You can use Lift to help hold you accountable and keep you focused on anything you are trying to achieve. There is a great story in the productivity/life hacker community about comedian Jerry Seinfield’s secret to success. He simply committed to writing jokes everyday, good or bad, and marked each day that he wrote on a calendar. Us humans have something inside of our brains that makes us not want to “break the chain”. Lift works in the same way. Psychologically we start by simply wanting to keep the chain going, and then eventually we’ve created new habits. I’m extra excited about Lift now because they have just launched “Lift Coaching” and there is code currently on the site for 2 weeks free coaching (otherwise it is $14.95/month). I just hired a coach to help me create a daily writing habit, something I’ve been really struggling with. She has already messaged me with great advice and the accountability factor of having someone checking in on me to see if I’m writing is exactly what I was missing. 

Cash by Square Inc. I learned about this cool app from Less Doing guru, Ari Meisel. I’m currently participating in his awesome 8-week Less Doing Bootcamp and I’m totally geeking out on some of the cool tools we’re learning more about. If you aren’t familiar with Ari’s work, drop everything and get his life-changing book “Less Doing, More Living” – the man’s a genius! The Cash app solves the mildly annoying problem of cash exchanges. In the past week I’ve saved myself the time and stress of having to run to the ATM or trying to remember that I have to pay someone back for something multiple times. You simply download the app to your smartphone and link your bank card to it (read all about Cash Security here) . The person on the other end does the same. You can request or send money. It’s similar to Paypal but it’s FREE. I’ve used it this week to send money to a friend collecting for a birthday gift, to pay an assistant, and to collect money for a Community Supported Agriculture bag of veggies that I front the cash for.  

Delectable Wine App  I love a good glass (ok, maybe a few glasses) of Pinot Noir once in a while. When I do indulge, I want to make sure I’m drinking something that I absolutely love, but I never really had a great system for tracking the wines that I fall in love with. I would take photos of wines I like, but then they would get buried forever in my iPhoto, meaning I end up buying the same 2 wines again and again. Enter, Delectable! This FREE wine app is like Instagram for wine lovers. You take a photo of the wine label and it will show you what other Delectable users have said about it and how they have rated it. You can use this app to track the wines by taking your own photos and note and you can also use it to help you determine what you want to purchase. You have the option to follow sommeliers and other users. You can even tag who you are sharing a bottle with and where you are so that you can remember special moments. My last Delectable post – A smooth and delicious Chilean Pinot Noir from Pinot Evil Cellars I discovered on sale at CVS for $5! I rarely trust cheap wines, but this one was outstanding and the reviews confirmed it. Here is one Delectable member’s take on it: “Clean, light raspberry nose. Dry, medium acidity, low tannin, light body. Flavors of raspberry and red plum, hint of damp hay. Short finish.” 

Cheers to your “Essentialist” November. Wishing you lots of mental space and time to design and create your dream life, full, but not too full, of the all the RIGHT things for you.