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

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

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.

 

STILL the Most Important Thing I Do Every Sunday

img_5944Here it is, Sunday morning…and guess what I’m doing. Yup, the same thing I’ve been doing for years – weekly planning. I was looking back at my old blog posts and found this one called “The Most Important Thing I do Every Sunday” that I posted in June of 2014. It brought tears to my eyes. I couldn’t have imagined that just over 2 years later I’d have the best, most badass business partner in the world and that we would be launching our own Best Life Ever Weekly Planner.

I can tell you this. There would be no Best Life Ever Weekly Planner available for pre-order right now if it wasn’t for 3 things:

1 – Weekly Planning. We were able to create, design, and fine-tune this planner because we’ve been using this system every freakin’ week for years. Not only do Pua and I do this process on our own, we do it as a company every week. Having a printed version of this process has been part of our Big Vision and this system has kept us accountable and working towards this goal every week.

2 – Pua. My number one life and productivity hack is actually not weekly planning – it’s Pua. I struggled for a long time trying to figure out my mission, my message, my online business strategy…something always felt a little funky, like something was missing. It was Pua. When the two of us joined forces, everything became easier, clearer, and most importantly, MORE FUN!

It’s not everyday you find a business partner that shares your vision, your voice, and your values…but also brings to the table different skills, experiences, perspectives, ideas, and energies. The result is that when Pua and I get together we are MORE than either of us would be on our own. One of my favorite podcast episodes is the one we did called How We Work which talks all about our epic partnership and business culture. My friendship and partnership with Pua is one of the things in my life that I am most proud of and most grateful for.

(Side note: Pua and I are so grateful for each other that in the gratitude section of our Best Business Ever Weekly Planning, we changed the wording to read: “We are grateful for EACH OTHER and…” because we found ourselves typing “each other” every week and couldn’t handle the inefficiency of retyping it every time.) 

3 – Action. Having a vision, goals, and planning each week is all fine and good, but it’s nothing without ACTION. There is a reason that one of the prompts in our planner each week says, “I will take BOLD ACTION towards my big vision this week by…” We have a planner, a podcast, blogs, coaching clients, the life and business that we have because we took ACTION.

So there it is, if you want to achieve BIG THINGS – you need weekly planning, support, and action. You got this and I got your back. 

Pre-order your Best Life Ever Planner today and for the support and accountability that will guarantee ACTION in 2017, apply today for one of my coaching programs. I am only accepting applications through December 15th and space is intentionally limited, so THIS is the time to book for the New Year! APPLY NOW

SUPER FUN HOLIDAY SPECIAL: If you book any of my coaching packages through December 15th, I’m throwing in 2 BONUS GIFTS – A special Zoom (video call) New Year’s Big Vision session ($250 value) and a year’s worth (four 13-week books) of our Best Life Ever Planner ($90)!

Success coaching is NOT for everyone. It’s for those that are READY. How do you know? Trust your gut, baby! Those butterflies in your stomach are guiding you towards your purpose, your inspired path, your mission.

Listen to that voice inside telling you that the time is NOW to:

  • Get clear on your mission and message
  • Launch your personal brand
  • Overcome tech blocks
  • Create more time
  • Be more productive & efficient
  • Reduce stress
  • Work smarter, not harder
  • Balance/integrate work & play
  • Improve your health
  • Deepen relationships
  • Make more money
  • Have more fun
  • And create your best life (and year) ever!

Take INSPIRED ACTION and apply today (we’ll start with a complimentary session to see if my programs are right for you). If accepted, your program will begin in January 2017.