How I’m Shifting in 2018

Happy weird week in between Christmas and New Years…

I recently shared in one of my favorite groups how much I love for this strange week in our culture. It’s an odd time when you can feel the frantic holiday energy starting to calm down and a reflective mood begins to take over the collective.

People are visioning for the future, but there’s no urgency to do anything just yet. Many begin cleaning up, decluttering, and getting organized for the new year, but no one is ready to move at full speed yet. People are kind of working, kind of dreaming, kind of just wanting to be with loved ones or nap or day drink or whatever…it’s like a parallel universe where there are no rules, no pressure, no sense of time. Just a long lazy Sunday. I love it.

As I do every year around this time, I have been reflecting on how I want to FEEL in 2018. What can I let go of? What can step into? What do I want MORE of? What do I want LESS of? What are the lessons I’ve learned this past year and what are my intentions for the year ahead? Simply put, I’ve been listening to my soul and I’m excited to share a bit about what’s come up for me.

As you may have seen in our Best Life Ever emails and posts, we have some big changes coming up in 2018. We’re shifting our business to be working primarily with entrepreneurs and we feel so aligned and energized! We’re (courageously) letting go of some of our services and offerings to expand in ways that will allow us to serve our BLE community even better.

For entrepreneurs or those that have a business idea brewing, we will be serving primarily through our new online course launching Jan 16th called Broke-ass to BADA$$! This 8 week course is everything we’ve learned in the past 5 years packaged in a powerful program designed to give entrepreneurs the business and life of their dreams. If this is the year you’re ready to build and grow your online business and create more FREEDOM in your life, I invite you to book a breakthrough call with us by January 16th to see if this course is right for you.

The other BIG BEAUTIFUL focus for us in the new year is our Shift to Rise retreat April 26 through April 30 in Hau’ula, Hawai’i. I can’t tell you how epic this is going to be. Working with our team to bring this retreat to life has been one of the most incredible experiences. I encourage and invite you to visit our websitejoin our private Facebook group, and set up a call with us to talk about what you would like to shift in 2018 and to see if this retreat is where you’re meant to be!

As I move into the new year, my heart feels full and complete being able to serve joyously through Broke-ass to BADA$$, our Best Life Ever Tribe on FB, our BLE Podcast and Shift to Rise, which is why I have made the decision to indefinitely take a break from 1:1 coaching, personal newsletters, and my personal blog. One of the themes for me this year has been listening to my intuition and bravely letting go of things I love to make way for things that will bring me even more expansiveness, joy, and alignment than my fearful ego can envision or comprehend. Anyone else?

That being said, I want you to know that I am always here for you to support you in anyway that I can. I am so grateful to each and every one of you on this list. Our conversations and connection mean the world to me.

Please do stay in touch and keep me posted on all the magical things happening in your world. Message me and tell me what your vision is for the new year! I’d love to hear! 🙂

Love and hugs,

Kimi
IG: @kimim and @blebuzz

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Kimi’s 5-Bullet Aloha Friday (Last One of 2017!)

Happy December! New month and almost the end of another year. With all the holiday happenings, Best Life Ever business shifts and growth we’ve been focused on, our Shift to Rise retreat, and #allthethings, I have really been feeling the need to get centered.

Listening to this calling, I declared today, “Get Yo’ Shit Together Friday” and did a total brain dump (using Trello of course!) and a deep calendar review.

When I start feeling overwhelmed and my ego starts in with that old limiting belief, “I don’t have enough time”, instead of hustling HARDER like I used to, I now work on SLOWING DOWN. I create white space by clearing my calendar (that meant saying NO to a few things today), turning off notifications, and then I ask myself some simple questions like:

  • What’s REALLY bothering me?
  • What is most urgent/important?
  • How can I make my life easier?
  • How can I get ahead/hook up my future self (HUMFS)?
  • What does my spirit need most right now?
  • How can I create more ease, joy, fun, and FREEDOM in my life?
  • And probably the most important question – What can I say NO to?

Your ego will try to tell you that you don’t have time to slow down, but your spirit will speak to you when you do, and life will become much more clear.

Less hustle, more alignment. 

One of the things I’m cutting back on for the rest of this year is certain forms of tech and communication, which is why this will be my last post until sometime in new year! I’lll be dropping back in once the dust settles after the holidays, but you can always follow me on Instagram, our Best Life Ever Tribe on FB and our BLE IG, etc.

OK, so here we go – our last 5-bullet Aloha Friday round-up of 2017!

5 things I’m loving/excited about:

Have a wonderful holiday season! I encourage you to create some time to slow down and ask yourself some quality questions that will improve your quality of life and bring you some well-deserved peace and joy as we move into 2018! Cheers and GINORMOUS hugs!

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.

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!

Reinvention

5-Bullet Aloha Friday

Happy Aloha Friday! At Best Life Ever, we’re constantly evolving and reinventing ourselves as a business (we just launched a new service, see bullet #1 below!) and it has us thinking a lot about REINVENTION. In fact, Pua and I just recorded a podcast episode all about this (releasing soon). Reinvention isn’t always about big dramatic change, it’s just a willingness to course-correct on your journey to your destination. It’s all about your ability to stay open to other ways to get to where you want to go. It’s about slowing down regularly and asking yourself if your current identity is serving you. Bullshit stories, limiting beliefs, and old ideas can grow on us like barnacles. Take a moment this weekend to look at your ship – do you need to course-correct, any barnacles slowing you down? Consider that life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about reinventing yourself, again and again and again.

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

  • What I’m SUPER excited about – Our new online course building services! At BLE we’re now joyously helping businesses create online courses and membership sites. Know anyone who has video content they’d like to turn into a course or membership site? Email me!
  • What I read this week and loved – This article from Marc and Angel: “40 Hard Things You Need to Hear”
  • My new favorite place to eatUproll Cafe! #obsessed
  • Video I found helpful this week – Smart Social review of the teen app “tbh” (my daughter wanted to download it, but after watching this my answer was nope)
  • Best FB group ever – http://bit.ly/bletribe

If you’re looking for support as you refresh and reinvent yourself, reach out! I currently have just 1 spot available for one-on-one coaching. My clients are fun, high-performers looking for deep accountability and support to reach their goals! If this is you or someone you know, reach out! 🙂

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!

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.