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Setting Up Success With Goals That Matter – Part 6

You Are So Smart

It’s easy to find inspiration when it’s all around you. This is a great tool for your kids as well, and something they naturally gravitate towards. Think of your bedroom walls in middle school 🙂

Now we ground our visions in reality by giving ourselves measurable and timelines. Find out more about making your goals SMART, and how to keep them at the top of your mind by using the your calendar. If it’s not in your calendar, it doesn’t happen.

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A Gift For You!

I have put together a gift for you. There’s no special occasion, or holiday, it’s just because.

You see, the more I talk to women about their goals and experiences, the more we end up talking about the silent blocks that seem to get in their way, often times without them even realizing it. We are all affected by these blocks, and they are really tough to bypass until we address them.

But…. if you don’t know what they are, then how can you possibly address them? Exactly. So, I am offering a free video on The 3 Obstacles to Satisfying Your Life’s Cravings (and what to do about them). Spoiler Alert: they’re not your kids, husband, or time 😉

Click here to access the form to get your video

or visit the site at www.kalusion.com

The video is just under a half hour, so set aside a little time, make a cup of tea, and enjoy the message. Thirty minutes is a small investment for your Health & Harmony

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Don’t Let March Happen to You

If you have ever spent any time at a fitness center, whether as a member or employee, you know the January rush of “resolutioners” each year that completely dissipates every March. By the time March arrives, life has started to interfere with your goals, or you pursued them so furiously that you burned yourself out, or even yet you were chasing the wrong goals to begin with.

I have noticed that when people choose a goal, they think they have picked something they really want. It’s usually in the form of less weight or more money. However, this is usually only scratching the surface, and more of a by-product of the true craving that’s lying deep inside of you.

When you are chasing hard after something that doesn’t truly resonate with you in the first place, it’s really difficult to not let life get in the way. I mean, why work so hard for something that you aren’t totally passionate about. This means, you haven’t been unsuccessful in achieving your goals, you just haven’t been chasing them.

I find that March is a perfect time to check in with your goals instead of chucking them. March brings the first day of spring, which brings new life, and another new beginning.

So, here are some questions to ask yourself as you re-evaluate your goals:

Why do I really want to achieve this goal? What am I really craving?

Can I chunk this goal into smaller steps?

How can I create accountability to achieve this goal?

What is working so far?

What isn’t working?

You have it in you to achieve everything you dream of. Sometimes you just need a little support along the way.

 

If you are interested in partnering with me to learn how to turn off your thoughts to find your life’s cravings, and holistically achieve them with loving accountability then reach out to me at kaluwa@kalusion.com or check out more information on The Have It All Method at www.kalusion.com

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How to Create Vision to Your Goals – #MyVision

It’s 2017! Have you made your vision board yet? More and more people are getting on board with visualizing their success to achieve goals, but is there really anything to it?

According to the Huffington Post

“…advice columnists tell us to “visualize success” or to “imagine our greatest possibilities”. While this is inspiring, is there actually a science behind this? The brief answer to this question is: yes. Although visualization was regarded as “new age hype” for many years, research has shown that there is a strong scientific basis for how and why visualization works. It is now a well-known fact that we stimulate the same brain regions when we visualize an action and when we actually perform that same action. For example, when you visualize lifting your right hand, it stimulates the same part of the brain that is activated when you actually lift your right hand. This shared area of brain activation when we imagine an action and perform it has been demonstrated extensively in the scientific literature.”

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Simply put visualization is practicing an event before it even happens. Athletes have used this technique for years. When you let your mind run through the scenario of your success, you create a memory. So when you truly find yourself in the situation, your mind immediately knows what to do, and leads you to success.

So let’s get to it.

The first thing to get in order is what are your true goals? How do you get to your true goals, and past the sabotaging beliefs that block you from them? You have to clear your mind. However, for the great majority of us with a huge “to do list”, kids, and responsibilities it may not be effective to just stop what we’re doing and meditate. So to clear your mind, move your body. This is the foundation of yoga, which is a great way to accomplish this task. Another way is to go for a walk in a place that inspires you, and takes your mind off of your thoughts. For me, the best way is with Chakra Flow movement. I use music and movement that targets each of the chakras to clear out my mind, and immediately follow it with journaling on topic with the targeted chakra to get to my true desires about each of those areas of my life, and any blocks I may have. (Learn more about Chakras and the areas of your life they represent in my webinar)

This first step is so crucial. Sometimes our goals are buried under cultural or familial expectations. Or we make goals for things we think we want such as better health, weight loss, more money, etc. but that isn’t the true root of your goal, and without the true inspiration – your “big WHY”, it’s difficult to dedicate yourself to the work it really takes to accomplish your goals. This always reminds me of the women I spoke with who wanted to lose 50 lbs by Valentine’s Day. Why 50 lbs? That was the last time she really felt good about herself? Why Valentine’s Day? She felt ready to be in a relationship again. Which meant her goal wasn’t to lose weight, it was to feel good about herself and get in a relationship again. Which goal do you think she’ll have better success in achieving? So you must take the time to get to your pure intentions.

Once you have that figured out, create a vision board or mind movie that represents those goals for you. Your vision board can be digital, and placed on your desktop, or you can cut and paste, and hang it on the wall where you will see it (by your bed is a great place so you see it as soon as you wake up, and before you go to bed). You can also make a mind movie with a slideshow of inspiring pictures, mantras, and music to watch at the beginning of your day. As far as I’m concerned, you can do all of the above, and completely surround yourself with inspiration. I also find that putting a picture of your “big WHY” on your board is a great motivator.

Be sure to stretch yourself with your goals. Last year, I achieved everything on my vision board by August, and I thought I had some lofty goals on there. You are your only limit, so reach for the stars.

Now we get down to work. Looking at those goals you have, decide how you will break them down into chunks. What do you want to accomplish each month in working towards those goals, each week, and each day? Make it concrete – use numbers, then track your numbers somewhere, such as your calendar, or in a spreadsheet.

One of the biggest ways to ensure you stay on track is with accountability. Last month, I wanted to dedicate myself to doing one thing for me per day, so I put it out there on social media to hold myself accountable, and I really did it, and am so glad I did. I really felt the difference that the simple act of taking care of me really made in my mood and focus on those hectic days. Share your goal with someone that will give you judgment free, but firm accountability. Or share it on the Kalusion Health & Harmony Facebook page for support.

Everything you dream of is inside of you ready to become, and you are the one that will make it happen. She believed she could, so she did!

 

Trust me, I know the pitfalls of going it alone. We may get there eventually, but it definitely takes a lot longer. If you want judgment free accountability and support in achieving your personal and professional goals, check out The Have It All Method, or contact me for a Clarity Huddle – a one to one phone call where we can talk about what you want to accomplish and find out if The Have It All Method is a good fit for making that happen.  A group session for The Have It All Method is launching January 16, so move fast.

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Kalusion is Moving!

Much like my other two children, Kalusion was born in St. Petersburg, FL. Yet here we are looking to move all of them to another state – Raleigh, NC. It’s amazing how the universe is unfolding opportunities for you, and how freaking brave you have to be to grab them. We saw the opportunity before us, and knew we couldn’t let fear or comfort stop us from seizing it. We had to be willing to get really uncomfortable and push into the unknown trusting only our guts.

It’s an exciting, uncomfortable, butterflies in the belly, holy crap – what am I doing? time. Yet, no matter how happy I am to go to an area that I love with FOUR actual seasons, I also mourn leaving the incredible, amazing community I leave behind in St. Pete. I have always loved it here, and have been here my entire adult life having arrived fresh after college graduation. I will miss the wonderful friends I have made here, and find myself actually grateful for Facebook, knowing I will be able to keep up with everyone.

As far as the business goes, I am still here for you. I am coaching families virtually, and my teas and granola can come right to your door step now. It is also my hope to offer video of Chakra Flow movement sessions in the future. So, even though we won’t be physically together, we also won’t be apart.

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Breaking Out of My Mind Prison

When the circus gets a baby elephant, they put enormous shackles on that it can’t get out of. As that elephant grows and grows, those shackles are useless to its physical strength, but the elephant doesn’t know that. The elephant has learned that it can’t escape them so it doesn’t even try. That elephant is imprisoned by its own limiting beliefs.

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This is something I’ve been working on with myself A LOT. After a very long career of helping people in a non-profit human services setting to gain independence after realizing physical, mental health, and emotional “disabilities” I realized I could be of more value if I got to these people before so many of their issues became a reality. So many small shifts could prevent these huge problems, and I felt compelled (a calling) to provide this.

So I did it (with a little push from the universe). I began my business to provide health coaching and education to heal people’s lives. What I didn’t realize was that this would challenge me in a way I had never experienced before. I did not realize I had limiting beliefs about money and career that would make me spin around uselessly for quite some time.

I learned that if your thoughts and beliefs aren’t in alignment, you produce inconsistent action. So while I’m thinking “I will help people while earning an income with my own business”, my deep down belief (subconscious) was saying “Ha ha, loser! You can’t have financial security working for yourself AND you certainly can’t make money doing work you love. If we all did what we love, it would be called PLAY and not WORK”

So, it seemed my subconscious is sort of an a-hole. Great.

The other thing I learned is that when your thoughts (conscious) and beliefs (subconscious) are at war, the subconscious always wins (a-hole).

Then I started paying attention around me, and I saw mind prisons everywhere. When I teach kids to dance, they will try any move you demonstrate until around the age of 5. That’s when the dooming “I can’t” seems to dominate their every (lack of) effort. Not only that, but as soon as one child is exposed to that airborne “I can’t” the contagion spreads to them, and then they “can’t” either.

It’s in every part of our life, every problem we feel.

Health – Someone wants to have good health, but their belief is that their family has a long history of health problems (blood pressure, diabetes, etc) so they will have it too. With that mindset, every attempt that person makes to get healthy becomes sabotaged.

Love – unlucky in love, don’t deserve love

Finance – only the 1% can have an abundance of money, rich people are jerks

Self-care – it’s selfish to take time for yourself, mothers should sacrifice themselves for their family

The list goes on.

Another thing I learned is that these self-limiting beliefs were given to us usually in childhood from teachings we received, from media, and from our education system. They are buried so deep, that we often don’t even realize that they are there. I didn’t. It just seems that every time you make an effort it is met with failure.

It took tremendous work on my part to uncover my limiting beliefs. As a dancer and mover, that is my outlet for healing. Gabrielle Roth, founder of 5 Rhythms, said “to calm the mind, move the body”. So that’s what I did. I began dancing each of my chakras, massaging them, doing mantras, meditation. I expected to learn my root chakra was the one troubling me. Finances are a big part of feeling stable, and grounded, which is what the root chakra represents. However, as I moved along through the sacral chakra, then to the solar plexus chakra – WHOA, suddenly I had goose bumps and chills all over, and realized my struggle was more about feeling like I didn’t deserve success in my life. After clearing my mind through movement, I would journal. Sometimes I would journal with no topic – just free writing, other times I would write about a topic specific to the chakra. Every session revealed to me something new, something I had no idea was there.

Now I had found it! – My mind prison. But how do I break out? There was more work to be done. I had to change my subconscious. How in the world do you do that?freedom

I had to start with managing my emotions. Stay out of the dark side, and have faith – faith that I am not alone, faith that I am secure, faith that I am looked after, faith that I will be saved from drowning. Basically, I was staying away from stress, doubt, worry, discouragement, and any other low vibration emotion. This was coupled with positive expectations, goal cards, mind movies, continued chakra dance, movement, and journaling. I got help and accountability from coaches, mentors, and my tribe. And, I still continue to invest in myself and do this work because I don’t accept that I should be limited.

All of this is actually what gave birth to The Have It All Method movement and coaching program. I had so many breakthroughs, realizations, epiphanies, tears, smiles, laughs,and healing moments to break my tiny little shackles that I wanted other people to find their freedom too. After all, the whole reason I started this journey was to help people.

What is your limiting belief?

To learn more about making the shift from doing it all to HAVING IT ALL visit www.kalusion.com

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Cleaning & Clearing

I am still in the midst of a major spring cleaning of my home and myself. I have already donated about 5 garbage bags filled with things that I really don’t need at this time, passing them on to someone else that can really use them, and opening space in my life for what I need right now

I wasn’t always so good about clearing things out, and still work at it, as I have a tendency to create emotional attachments to things. My most obvious lesson came from a pair of pajama bottoms stowing away in my closet some time ago. They sat at the bottom of my drawer because I really didn’t like them, there was nothing wrong with them, I just didn’t like them. However, I refused to get rid of them, opting to keep them as a “just in case” pair of bottoms. Yet every time I would get to the bottom of the drawer and see those dang things peeking back at me, I’d grimace at them and throw in a load of laundry just to avoid them (which is really saying something). Finally, I said enough is enough, I don’t care if there’s nothing wrong with them, I’m getting rid of them. I’m not really a shopper, so to replace them brings thoughts of digging through racks of clothing, blah, but whatever, I wasn’t wearing them anyway. I kid you not, the next day I was walking through the store because I had to pick up something for my son, and as I walked by the women’s pajama department, an adorable pair of pajama bottoms screamed out at me “pick me” from their spot on the rack. I ran right over to them, grabbed them, and was on my way. There was no miserable shopping and digging for a new pair, and I wear them all the time, I love them and how comfy they are. It was as if, I couldn’t have them until I made room for them. While I know pajama bottoms are not exactly spiritual enlightenment, they were definitely a lesson towards my growth.

What are you holding onto that is blocking you from what you really want?

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THANK A HEALTH COACH

It’s Health Coach Week!

If you have been one of the privileged to receive direct services from a health coach, you probably know how invaluable they are.
Health coaches are experienced in guiding you through the endless diet and lifestyle plans out there to help you target the one that is right for you, and they are your accountability partner so you will achieve the success that often doesn’t come about when you are on your own and overwhelmed.

Many people believe they only need a health coach if they are in extremely poor health, or just don’t know how to take care of themselves, but the truth is health coaches are as unique as the situations that come up. Some help with children struggling to eat well or eat at all, some help physical imbalances, some help emotional imbalances, some educate, some give presentations, some start community projects, and the list goes on.

Unfortunately, the way of eating most of us learned growing up was not conducive for sustaining long term health. Our health care system has become backed into a corner of putting band aids on the leaks in a dam. We take a pill to correct an imbalance, which causes another imbalance, and another pill. Our children are the first generation of children predicted to have a shorter life span than their parents.

There is still a great deal of change that needs to happen.

Health coaches are the silent warriors working to make this change, often times behind the scenes. Some have pursued legislative change, some have pursued community change, and some educate the masses.
So even if you have not received health coaching directly, chances are you have been indirectly affected by a health coach. This is their week, give them a thanks.

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