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How To Decide What To Do When You Grow Up

ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS

Are you 100% certain about the work you want to do in this world? Most of us aren’t. Especially because our ideal work can change so much over the years (or even months) as we evolve. So… if, right now, you don’t know exactly what your calling is, or you’re having a hard time narrowing it down, I invite you to: See if these questions help. image from attractalife.com   (Go ahead. Grab a pen. Take the time. Answer these questions now. You’re worth it.) 1. What are you GOOD at, that you love to do, that has the potential to make you a lot of money? 2. Where do you really shine so brightly that people tell you, “Holy Moly, this is YOU in your element!”? 3. If you knew you couldn’t fail, and money were no object, what would you do for a living? 4. What are you wired for, that comes really easily to you, that you…

Kris WardHow To Decide What To Do When You Grow Up

Why I Resist Writing Blog Posts

BUT WRITE THEM ANYWAY

It’s no secret that I’m on again off again with writing blog posts. That’s the first thing I divulge to new subscribers on the Abundant Yogi list. I tell them: Be prepared. I go in waves. Because the truth is, I resist the shit out of writing and putting my guts out there publicly. I also love writing and putting my guts out there. Isn’t it kinda fucked up how we resist the things we actually really love? I think it is. But it’s also just fine by me because it’s human and quirky and kind of endearing. When I actually stop THINKING about writing and I just sit down to CREATE… it’s kinda magical. Really what happens is I have a conversation with myself, putting words to paper (or to screen, in this case). And if anyone wants to peer into that conversation, they can. And if anything I say helps them – inspires or empowers them – clarifies something for…

Kris WardWhy I Resist Writing Blog Posts

Bringing Mantras Back

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR BRAIN TO THINK WHAT YOU WANT IT TO THINK SO YOU CAN FEEL THE WAY YOU WANT TO FEEL AND DIRECT YOUR ENERGY LIKE A BOSS.

Not long ago, I had a miscarriage. Mind you, this happened just as several other ridiculously heavy BOMBS landed on my plate. Years ago, something like this might’ve taken me out. Not now. Not this time. I was sad, and I definitely felt a sense of loss. I grieved for a person I never knew, and for a relationship that ended before it ever really began. I gave myself a night or two to cuddle with my husband and 2 year old and feel disappointed that what I thought was going to happen, and what I’d hoped would happen… didn’t. But underlying all of that sadness and disappointment was a massive sense of trust – which is why the painful stuff moved on through and didn’t last long. I let myself be held and comforted by that trust – that rang in my mind as a mantra: Everything is as it should be. These were the words keeping me grounded…

Kris WardBringing Mantras Back

Progress is Almost Never Linear

WHY UNDERSTANDING THIS CAN BRING IMMENSE CLARITY AND SPARE YOU FROM YEARS OF HEARTACHE

A few months ago, a colleague of mine, Tad Hargrave, asked me to review the manuscript of a book he’d been working on entitled The Niching Spiral. Which is genius. It maps out a 7 step common sense approach to identifying one’s best niche – the narrow area of expertise that will be the most fun, profitable and worthwhile to hone in on business-wise. I got a sense of the premise right as I read the opening quote by Hermann Hesse: “We are not going in circles, we are going upwards. The path is a spiral; we have already climbed many steps.” The book goes on to debunk the myth that the act of finding one’s perfect niche can be approached in a linear way, as in: You can go from Point A of “no niche” to Point B of “clearly pinpointed lifelong niche” in a straight line and in a short period of time. That simply isn’t true. And……

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fu-un

AND DID WE EVER!

A couple of months ago I wrapped up the second iteration of my beloved Secret Sauce Society, a 9 month mastermind program combining intimate, incredibly raw and transformative group and one-on-one coaching with delicious, adventurous and deeply nourishing self-care retreats. I’ll always have a place in my heart for the 10 women I selected to be in this group. They were a perfect fit for each other on every possible level. While they were wildly different –– which I LOVE, and which was by design –– they did have one major thing in common: Desire. Unleashed, brave desire. The kind of desire that could move mountains. And it did. This video is a tribute to you, my saucy sisters. YOU, your hustle AND your soft, gooey center. {Click the video below to watch.} It was an honor to have been let into your world the way each of you let me in. Thank you for letting your desire LIVE and…

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How To Resolve Conflict And Create Forward Movement In Any Relationship

Part II

In Part I to this post I told you about a life, business and relationship lesson I’ve had to learn (and re-learn) over and over again, and I shared that lesson’s resulting “secret formula” that I now use whenever I’m in need of conflict resolution and getting back to love and productivity in any given relationship. I’ll reiterate that secret formula again here, but only after I fulfill on my promise to you, which was to tell the story of one of my own most recent re-learnings of the lesson. Here’s the story. My husband loves adrenaline. He’s a rock climbing, skydiving, skateboarding, kiteboarding, bungee jumping daredevil, and he’s not about to give it up just because he’s now a daddy. He thrives in the mountains, loves hiking, and really REALLY misses living where it’s not flat. Me? I like the mountains too, but I’ll take tropical beaches and warm weather over snowy peaks any day! We lived in San…

Kris WardHow To Resolve Conflict And Create Forward Movement In Any Relationship

How To Resolve Conflict And Create Forward Movement In Any Relationship

NO MATTER HOW HARD OR IMPOSSIBLE IT MAY SEEM IN THE PRESENT

Have you ever noticed there are some lessons you seem destined to have to learn again and again? I have. What I’m about to lay out for you is a lesson I recently re-learned (for the umpteenth time). I’ve found it to be the secret to (almost) instant healing and productivity in any relationship. Clients, colleagues, parents, children, siblings, friends, spouses, business partners… it applies to all of them. The one kicker? You really do have to care – genuinely care – about the relationship. So long as you do, this should work as well for you as I’ve seen it work for me and so many others time and time again. While this lesson is no walk in the park to learn (evidently it requires lots of repetition), I know from experience it’s one of the most life- and business-altering lessons there is. Every time I re-learn this relationship lesson and rediscover this “secret formula”, I notice three things:…

Kris WardHow To Resolve Conflict And Create Forward Movement In Any Relationship

Here’s The Golden Question

AND GOAL (FOR STARTERS)

I have to say, I love totally random but really meaningful, heartfelt thank you’s. In fact, I think they’re the best thing EVER. I want to share one that just landed a few days ago because I think it contains GOLD. A golden question, that is. Decide for yourself if you agree. –––––––––––––––––––––––––– Hello Goddess, Over a year ago, I was one of those people you gave an hour of your time to (via a free coaching session) who did not sign up for your coaching program. Perhaps I got tossed into the “not ready / not clear / can’t afford this” file. Because, well… I wasn’t, and, yeah…. yougetthepoint. I just wanted to let you know that the conversation – the high mileage, uncomfortable questions you asked brought light to areas that needed it. You dug in to places that have never been dug into. You specifically asked me: “Is not having enough money to do the things you…

Kris WardHere’s The Golden Question

How To Avoid The #1 Sneakiest, Most Counterintuitive Block To Loving Yourself

EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE

{I touched on this a little bit in my last blog post, but decided to dive deeper into this one aspect of it (what gets in the way of loving ourselves and trusting that we’re right where we need to be) when my friend Kathryn Budig asked me to send her a meditation or exercise she could use in an upcoming Yoga workshop on the same topic.} The Sneaky/Counterintuitive Block: Stuffing or ignoring a negative emotion. Let’s be honest.  We all have negative thoughts, judgments and emotions –– especially when we get triggered by something or someone (including challenging Yoga poses that provoke our egos). We aren’t conscious of the negative emotions OR our tendency to stuff them half the time, and in truth… they’re not even OURS.  They came to pass.  They’re part of the human experience –– the one big mind thinking itself.  We run into them or pick them up along our journey.  It’s when we believe…

Kris WardHow To Avoid The #1 Sneakiest, Most Counterintuitive Block To Loving Yourself

Forget Everything Else

here’s the only real “secret” to success and happiness

Forgive my I, I, I-ness for a second while I lay a foundation here. I coach all day long… Supporting people in very intimate ways through overcoming their fears; conquering their bad habits; seeing their blind spots; realizing, owning and expressing their truth, talents and hearts; embracing the chaos; dropping the drama; and finding ways to live a grounded, authentic and abundant life that feels good to them. I have countless game-changing tools and practices for getting from confusion to clarity or from overwhelm to order. I customize program after program including the right combinations of these tools and practices, in the right order, for the right person. Because we’re all so different. No we’re not. We’re all the same. If you were to see into my world and all the shifts and transformations and breakthroughs and awakenings and liberations and launches and reboots I’ve had the privilege of helping to facilitate… You’d no doubt have the same tendency that…

Kris WardForget Everything Else