Friday, December 29, 2006

Simple Wisdom on a Resolution

Do what you love.

Simple as that.

What would you love to do in 2007? Big, small or rediculously crazy, name it, own it and go after it. A year is a long amount of time to achieve what you want. Change your attitude, get a dog, pay off your debt, go climb the seriously huge mountains of the world. Resolutions don't always have to be what you love, but if they clear the path of clutter lying in the way of doing what you love, go for it!

Do what you love.

I wish you success, prosperity and love in the New Year!

All my best,
Coach Katie

Friday, December 22, 2006

Momentum Coaching's Newest Additions

Good morning,

I wanted to update you on some of my new additions for 2007! I'm looking for new energy, new challenges and new experiences in the New Year (do you see a theme here?). Here's a sneek peek at the new pathways for Momentum Coaching:

Personal Momentum:
Tackle your personal goals, practice extreme self care and get ready to indulge in life. Personal Momentum is one-on-one coaching done 3 times a month via phone in 60 minute sessions. Through our sessions, we will work on ways to increase your own personal momentum by creating awareness and action and accountability in your life.

Professional Momentum:
Move closer to your passion and gain focus! Navigate your way through a sea of career choices by exploring what you truly want out of a profession. This pathway includes six weeks of career coaching that are bursting with exercises to visualize the type of future you want, embrace the unique strengths you possess and give you the tools to become a magnet for your ideal career. Indulge in a career that supports your life instead of living your life around your job!

Romantic Momentum:
Coming up with fresh ideas in a relationship is not an easy task. Romantic Momentum is a short series of one-on-one sessions for planning unique dates, anniversaries or engagements. This step-by-step process helps you get in touch with your inner creative romantic and the little details that make your relationship special. Create the perfect romantic occasion for you and your partner!

Take advantage of a new year early and get a jumpstart on those burning goals and beautiful dreams you hold so close. I would love to hear from you! Energize your moments in 2007 with a new perspective!

Enjoy the journey and create your adventures,
Coach Katie

Add some "NEW" to your life!

*Warning* This blog uses the word NEW far too often and may cause NEW dreams to enter your reality.

I'd like to talk about NEW opportunity today. Take a quick moment to reflect on your experiences, adventures and lessons in 2006:

What was new for you?

What have you done that you are proud of?

How much personal growth have you allowed to happen?

Where do you want to go next?

This year sped by at a rapid pace for me, personally. This may very well be my last blog entry for 2006, but who knows, I might just surprise you. I do love surprises. As I see each task on my list wrapping up for the year, I get a little sentimental. It's been a great year. I'm not sure I'm ready to see it go, but I am excited for the prospect of a NEW 2007.

I met a friend of mine for an evening of pre-holiday drinks and great conversation last night. We decided that 2007 should be everyone's "best year yet." I'm sure someone out there can give you statistics (but I cannot) about 7 being a lucky number for the masses. So, what will you do with a little lucky 7 on your side?

Each year as the clock strikes midnight and the time transitions us from one year to the next, I bask in the thought of a new beginning, a clean break, a fresh slate. New beginnings are thrilling. Adrenaline and endorphins rush through us anytime we start something new. A new sport, a new house, a new relationship, a new addition to the family, a new business, a new idea...anything NEW causes excitement within us.

Not only that, but with every new experience, we learn more about ourselves, our limits and our abilities. Stepping into a new challenge is one of the best confidence boosters you can find. You've heard the term "trial by fire." This is a HUGE learning experience. Getting thrown into the fire forces us to take on new responsibilities to prove ourselves. It's the thinking that gets in the way sometimes.

As you enter the new year, push aside the anxiety and tackle your newest dream.

Take some time with these questions:
What will you accomplish in '07?

What have you been putting off?

What do you want to offer the world?

Make 2007 your "lucky 7" and add some NEW to your life! That is my challenge for you as the clock strikes midnight this year.

Spice it up,
Coach Katie

Monday, December 18, 2006

Clean Out the Clutter...Stop the Madness! Pass it on.

With the holidays rapidly approaching, we're all on overdrive. Scurrying to get presents on time, in the mail and ordered, we wait in line, in traffic and on the phone. We're late to everything because everyone is rushing around doing the same thing! It's madness out there and if you're anything like me, it's madness within your own house, too. In my hustle to get out the door to various holiday parties last week I left cooking utensils on the counter, wrapping paper on the floor and a various assortment of holiday trimmings scattered throughout my house. Santa has officially ransacked my lovely home.

I woke up this morning, completely geared up to get a full day of work done, except I couldn't find my files, my papers or my mind. I figured I must have left it with the kitchen utensils, right next to the coffee pot on the counter. So, I filled my cup and slowly waded back into my office, trying to decide which pile of leftover mess to tackle first.

When our lives get cluttered so do our minds. Ever notice how you are more forgetful around the holidays? Easily distracted? Quickly irritated? You're cluttered. Stop the madness. Seriously. Give yourself a few moments throughout the day to breathe in and breathe out with thought. Focus on your breath, focus on something that centers you and let it go. Life is far more accessible when your own mind is up to the challenge. Let alone your spirit!

Start with the messy rooms in your house and your brain will begin to feel less cluttered. Open space, open mind. Now, take your dog for a walk, because if you're anything like me, your pets are feeding off of your anxious energy and driving you mad! Tired dog, happy owner. I have a wise friend who says that.

Now, take some more deep breathing soul treatments and make a list of things that need to get done. Remove the stress of remembering it all and put it down on paper. Decide which needs to be first and get going. Enter the snow globe of swirling flakes *ahem* snowflakes and don't mind the hustle. The new, centered and profoundly calm you can now walk through the streets of downtown and not be bothered by the madness that has infected other holiday goers.

Gifting yourself with a positive, clean environment allows you to give back far more than your checkbook can. Caring, content, courteous you is making someone's holiday right now with a smile and breath of calm, fresh air. Pass it on.

Happy Holidays and Good Cheer to you and yours,
Coach Katie

Friday, December 15, 2006

Unexpected Moments

Unexpected meetings with friends, lucky opportunities, surprise phone calls. These are the little details of life that make it interesting and meaningful. They serve as a reality check for me to experience the magic flowing quietly through my existence. I've had quite a few run-ins lately with unexpected moments. Every one makes me more and more thankful for this beautiful life I've lived so far. Think back to the last time you had an unexpected meeting, or a lucky opportunity.

Frankly, I don't believe in luck. I believe things happen for a reason. We heighten our awareness around something we want and when the time is right *boom* it's knocking on our door. My favorite of the 28 Principles of Attraction is to create a vacuum to pull you forward. Instead of pushing so hard for something, you strategically place yourself in front of the opportunity so it comes to you. Here's an example:

Say you want to paint for a living. You're passionate about it, you know your talent, you believe in your skill. Instead of telling everyone about your dream, knocking downthe door of every art gallery and paying tons of money for advertisement, make it easy on yourself. Research your key players in the art world that can speak to the audience you wish to reach. Create an oppotunity to get in front of them and *boom* instant word of mouth advertising...or a better connection that will create another open door, and another, and another. You get the point.

Don't force things. Follow your dream where it wants to go. Remain focused, but choose the right keys along the way. Swing those doors wide open and most likely, someone or something will be there with your next checkpoint...pulling your forward. Create opportunity today! Ask for what you want. I practice this with you.

Enjoy the weekend,
Coach Katie

Monday, December 04, 2006

Fulfilling Life

I'd like to share a resource with you. This is a great way to keep account of what you would like to do, what you have accomplished and what you are working towards. allows users to make life lists of dreams, goals and aspirations. "To-do" lists for life if you will. It's a great tool to keep all of your dreams in one place! Enjoy!

Choosing Your Path

Last night, I settled into my bed with my rice paper light on above me. I had decided to start a book by Maya Angelou called, "Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now." Hooked by the first few pages, I stayed up until the tender hours of the morning to finish it. Seldom do I read a book cover to cover in one sitting, but this one was filled with so much wisdom, I couldn't put it down. I'd like to share a little piece of Maya Angelou's voice with you today in hopes that you, too, absorb this powerful message.

"Each of us has the right and the responsibility to assess the roads which lie ahead, and those over which we have traveled, and if the future road looms ominous or unpromising, and the roads back uninviting, then we need to gather our resolve and, carrying only the necessary baggage, step off that road into another direction. If the new choice is also unpalatable, without embarrassment, we must be ready to change that as well."
Maya Angelou, "Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now," page 24

What do your roads look like? Are you proud of the ones you have chosen, which have delivered you to the location you are at now? Are you excited about the direction the one in front of you leads? Do you need to step off the path you are on to create your own?

Every once in a while, we clearly see the position we are in and can take into full account the scenery around us. If we are content with that place, it can be a very satisfying moment. If the environment we are in makes us anxious or angry, it is then that we need to shift directions and move against the wind. We should enjoy the journey.

Enjoy your path today,
Coach Katie