Business Mindset

METAMORPHOSIS: How I Went From Shy AF to, Well…This

I was always the shy one growing up.

Introverted as fuck, kinda gangly, total ‘baby deer learning to walk’ sort of situation going on until I was at LEAST 16 or 17 years old. Man, I was SO uncool it almost begs belief.

Not only did I always have the ‘wrong’ clothes, school lunch, mannerisms, and was 100% of the time picked last or second to last for team sports, I was SO shy that for a good chunk of my primary school years I’d spend the play break in a little tunnelled out section of bushes on the side of the quadrangle. Hidden with a book. It’s not that far from who I am now, ACTUALLY, as if I’m not jumping around on camera and showing up AS the leader you know me to be I’m mostly STILL hidden somewhere with a book, or else, perhaps, writing another one

My favourite place to be is the same one it’s always been, alone with my dreams, my imagination, my words.

I look sometimes now – when I have a moment to pause and draw breath – at what I’ve created and who I’ve become and how I dare say most people see me, and I have to shake my head at the wonder that is this life.

I can say with CERTAINTY that 99.99% of people who knew me when I was a kid would be shocked at the way I play and show up on social media now, masquerading – apparently!! – as an extrovert, as one who is sure of herself, as one who knows her place in the world and CLAIMS it.

Of course it’s not a mask, not really, is it? I MADE myself into this online star, leader, entertainer. Meaning – I allowed what was inside, always, to come out. I quit letting my bullshit be bigger than my dreams, and made a conscious choice to step into the version of me who WAS all the things I now show up as being.

But here is what you have to understand about that. About me becoming THIS person, and about you stepping into what’s waiting inside of YOU.

It is a CONTINUAL process of turning up the dial.

It is CONSTANT growth.

It is REPEATED stepping forward INTO the discomfort, or space, of something new, when you want to shy away.

As I pushed my body up the Miami beach stairs this morning, one of my favourite outdoor workouts, Miami Gold Coast btw, not Florida, it occurred to me how what I was doing was so similar to what I have learned to do in business, and life.

I had decided I’d sprint the stairs 10x.

The first run up was fine …

The second and third I was totally ‘fuck this shit’, I’m stopping after 3.

I then decided I could make it to 5 …

By the 6th and 7th I started to notice how much my body wanted to PAUSE, or even PRETEND to stumble so I could have a small ease off of the push and the burn …

By the 8th I was kind of LOVING it …

And by the 9th and 10th lap not only was I going FULL FUCKING PELT, but I felt like the Queen of the world, and SO damn proud of myself!

As I sit here now at the cafe most of my entrepreneur friends and I hang at through the week, panda mascara eyes on point and my body still tingling from the session, I can’t help but think of all the times on this journey I’ve wanted to stop long before I said I would, or take pause when I didn’t need to. I can’t help but think of all bizarrely NATURAL it is to back away when things start to burn, to ease off when it gets scary, or to just not really even get started at all when it doesn’t right away feel like flow and fun.

When I do cardio sprints, which I do a few times a week, I frequently notice that it will take me even up to about the 18 minute mark of work time to really start to be IN it!! Similar to today, the first few sprints or minutes I am SO not into. Every cell is grumbling and stamping its foot and its just not FUN. Usually by about a quarter of the way in I start to accept that maybe I can handle continuing on. By just over halfway I tend to feel a FLICKER of flow, and also start to pay attention to ways where I can act more as who I WANT to be, rather than pull away from the discomfort. Lean INTO that shit!! And by the 70% or so mark I’m on fucking fire and never want to stop.

And it makes me wonder –

How many times, DESPITE this, and despite how conscious I AM of this shit, HAVE I still backed away from growth? Allowed myself to believe I need to pause … slow down … stop short … or not even begin at all?

How many times I have allowed the emotion of the NOW to rule me, rather than seeing the vision of what I am choosing and boldly squaring my shoulders, gritting my teeth and being THAT person, ‘whether or not I feel like it?’.

Take today –

My videographer is about to arrive to shadow me around for NO FUCKING REASON. Usually when I get my video crew in there is specifically something cool going down. I act into it. I’m ready for it! Other people are typically involved. There is a PLAN.

But, the next level me is continual (well, frequent!) documentation of me doing what I do, and next level content as a result of that. This is 100% what the FUTURE me knows to be aligned. But the now me? She’s kinda fucking pissed that she has to come out from hiding in the bushes and let the world see more of her. She feels worried about how this can possibly result in interesting content. It feels UNCOMFORTABLE and slightly pointless.

The now me wants to cancel, back off, or at least, pause.
The me I’m becoming is telling her to shut the fuck up and sit down, act FROM the vision.

Tonight, a similar thing. I’m launching a new show, ‘The Truth About Men and Women and Sex’ with my friends Matt and Steve. Our banner hasn’t arrived yet, so I want to put it off. And maybe I wanna put it off anyway ’cause what ARE we going to really talk about? Maybe this is stupid … who do I think I am … people will think I’m silly … or maybe I just don’t FEEL like it!

Once again, the answer is clear:

Sit the fuck down.
Shut up.
Step INTO the vision.
Make fucking SPACE for what you see inside of you; it won’t happen if you don’t make space for it!

And just like running the stairs, I grit my teeth, or take a breath, or stand up straighter, and I tell myself –

Just one more step.
Just one more lap.
Just start.
Stop THINKING.

Last night when I posted a silly little skit on Instagram stories, I wanted to delete it as soon as it was done. That was lame as FUCK, I muttered to myself as I went to bed.

Take it down! – my fearful mind shrieked.

Shut the fuck up –
Said the mentor inside of me who knows that in STARTING, I make space for EVERYTHING.

Here is the truth:

You don’t get to flow, to being a master, to OWNING it, without going through the awkward, the clumsy, the gangly, the OMFG I look like an IDIOT.

You don’t get to where everybody is staring in awe as you RACE UP THE STAIRS OF LIFE LIKE A FUCKING GAZELLE, barely drawing breath, CHARGING and on FIRE, without first pushing through the pain, the discomfort, the get me the fuck OUT of here.

I don’t know if people I grew up with ever see what I’ve become now … and of course THAT is not really what matters!! But I’d be curious to know. I do think it’s kind of funny, and totally the unexpected, because it’s SUCH a leap from who I always was.

But then at the same time, I remember –

I expected it the whole fucking time.
And all I did to get here was lean into it –

Just one step.
Then another.
Keep going.
Learn to go faster.
Push INTO the pain.
And eventually?

Flow like the fucking wind.

Remember –

Life is Now. Press Play.

Kat

 

PS

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Okay. Imma gonna get straight up on your ass about what needs to be said here, because obviously SOMEBODY needs to hit the damn truth button on this shit!!

Straight up from the gate up, you do NOT make money because of Facebook.

Because of Instagram.

Because of email.

Because of ANY of this shit.

You make money because of who you are and what you decide and make NON-NEGOTIABLE, period, The End!

As you may be aware, in the last day or so Facebook and Instagram went down down down OH so far down.

After a few obligatory ‘stop the world!’ messages to my team and friends (which resulted in a serious convo with one of my soul sisters as to whether we’d now have to become porn stars instead), I got back to business.

The business of posting and selling shit on Facebook, which is admittedly a big part of what I do each day???

Nah … the business of being ME, because THAT is what I actually do each day, and also?

It’s what gets me paid.

Funnily enough, as is often the way with these things, just yesterday somebody was making smart-ass comments to me about how all the coaches would survive if there was no Facebook or Instagram.

“How would they survive?”, I asked myself.

“Well, I have no idea how THEY would survive but I sure as shit know how I would survive:

Very fucking well indeed, thank you very much, because that is who I AM”

Word to the wise:

A) I was making serious money long before I used Facebook for it.

Allow me to say it again for those in the back: YOU MAKE MONEY BECAUSE OF WHO YOU ARE AND THE LEVEL YOU VIBRATE AT.

Vibrate?

It’s an energy thang baby, a frequency shiz niz, it’s just who you ARE and how life works for you.

Handy hint —> the level of wealth you enjoy or moan over now is already just a direct reflection of your frequency, and expectations. It ain’t got jack shit to do with what you do, and it certainly is not a product of which tools are available to you.

It is a product of YOU.

When the socials went down today it was FASCINATING to me to observe the response that came through in the in-between-y bits when people managed to post something.

People worrying about how it would impact their business, or feeling in some way handcuffed.

This is crazy! It’s fear-mongering at its worst and it’s an absolute SHITTY mentality as far as belief systems around where results come from.

Do you know what I felt, when I realised we couldn’t use Facebook as normal for our biz stuff?

EXCITEMENT.

It took a minute to click in, but I found myself getting all wriggly and lit up with excitement.

I love a damn challenge 🙂

And since I also choose to believe that everything is happening FOR me, I also took personal responsibility for this occurrence.

Obviously FB and Insta had gone down in order to force me to finally pull my finger out and learn how to go live on YouTube.

But mainly – hell YEAH to the opportunity to get creative!

Probably taking the whole thing a little bit too far, as I worked my way through some sprints on the rower post HIIT weights session, I started to imagine what would happen if Facebook was TRULY GONE AND NO LONGER OF THIS WORLD.

I got MORE excited with each second that passed (which makes me remember how damn BORED I get as soon as I know how to easily do something aka make money all day err day on Facebook), and I also found myself AUTOMATICALLY GOING INTO ZAG MODE.

Zag?

You know, like ‘When They Zig you Zag’. A classic, if ever there was one!! Thank you Dad, for always having all the BEST books on your bookshelf for me to start reading from 10 or 11 years of age!

See, I have a belief system which works rather well for me and I guess is just part of who I am –

I believe that things ALWAYS work out perfectly for me, and are always done FOR me …

I believe I am always on path …

I believe I always make the right decision, so therefore I never have to beat myself up, I just wait for the lesson –

AND

(drumroll)

I believe that my outcomes are predicated only by my choices, and that there is nothing I EVER need in order to get or maintain or ONLY improve on an existing outcome.

It’s this mindset that causes me to wonder what TF it has to do with anything when people say things like they can’t be in shape ’cause they have kids or just had a kids … or ’cause they can’t get to the gym (for example)

And it’s also this mindset that causes me to KNOW that the money I make and the impact my soul work has in the world has NOTHING to do with what tools or platforms are available to me or working.

I programmed myself a long time ago to IMMEDIATELY swerve if something was no longer serving me or working for me. It’s this part of my mind which therefore right away started coming up with creative and imaginative solutions for how business would OF COURSE carry on (and improve!) with or without social media.

And it’s also this part of my mind which of course right away finds a way to monetize the damn thing and turn it into epic and highly helpful content for you, aka this workshop!

It’s just how I think, and who I am. I am simply unavailable for NOT moving forward, and nothing will ever ever EVER make me believe that I have to depend on anything outside of me for my results.

So why a whole damn workshop on the concept?

Well, it’s more than that, isn’t it?

It’s a mindset of believing that you always get what you want.

It’s a mindset of believing that everything always works out for you.

It’s a mindset of believing that NOTHING can stop you.

That everything is working in your favour.

And?

That you can monetize ANYTHING, any time you choose, and with no ‘requirements’ in order to do so!

I don’t have to tell you that obvs the outcomes you get directly follow and reflect your mindset and your beliefs!!

Here is what else, as well:

This is not just about making money any time, from any thing, and knowing that even with challenge or things going wrong you only THRIVE and EXPAND!!

For me this goes hand in hand with duh – I get to do all of that on my terms.

By having FUN, and being in FLOW, and with ease.

In fact, the more money the more ease!! #justhowitis

That I can literally click my fingers and money shows up for me, meanwhile I’m just over here doing ma thang.

Speaking of which –

I think it’s about time I shared exactly what I currently DO all day, yeah? And how I do it / fit it all in / honour ALL the areas, PLUS manage to spend so much time sitting on my ass doing sweet FA!

In other words … !

Let’s hang out together this weekend!!

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What We Will Be Covering!

1) How to Monetize ANY Situation, Including But Not Limited To:

* When social media or any typically depended upon platform goes down (including examples of how I have down this several times, to the tune of tens of thousands)

* Hater situations (including examples, again multiple times, again tens of thousands of dollars)

* When you make a fool of yourself / something embarrassing happens or you screw up (also examples! also lots and lots of lovely moolah)

* When people ‘screw you over’ (ahem, we will talk about this) or desert you (also examples! more money!)

* Basically how to turn any and all life situations, moods, changes of the moon, emotional ups and downs, real life SHIT, to money!

2) Why the ‘When Shit Happens’ times are often the BEST times to make money, aka this is where I teach you what it really means to understand human psychology in terms of SALES, and the mindset of being an actual IN THE FLOW entrepreneur, who ALWAYS sees opportunity and jumps straight on it

3) When NOT to Monetize (okay that one you can have for free – never!!)

4) Understanding Where Money Really Comes From – and aligning yourself TO the frequency of wealth, such that you can literally NOT.BE.IMPACTED by anything that 99.99% of people think will cost them business

5) Money Vibration Principles Revealed (… my own personal philosophies and things that I live by / instil into my being around this, including my own daily practices)

6) Coding For Success

* How to ALWAYS have an endless stream of ideas

* AUTOMATIC continual unleashment of creativity and imagination, especially in so-called times of struggle

* Seeing past problems and accessing higher self in order to always know the answer, and how to move forward

7) Programming to Upgrade – the beliefs, energetic states and emotional patterns you require in order to be this person, have all this work for you, ALWAYS see and have the ability to act on the shit that will most pay off

The ‘Do What You Want All Day’ Bit:

* Exactly how my typical day flows and how I operate for maximum efficiency of time, energy, mental acuity, soul connectedness, etc

* Getting it all done as a busy entrepreneur (and single Mum, in my case) who also refuses to operate at anything less than EXCELLENT in terms of self-care, fitness, fun, playtime, etc

* Exactly what I do all day, broken down to the detail, to helm this becoming-8-figure-empire

* Exactly what I do NOT do all day, either it just gets ignored (hint: a LOT that most online marketers think matters!), or I let other people do it for me

* Calling in soulmate support, even long before you are ready to afford it

* Optimizing energy, focus, personal power, happiness, general flow. Aka mindset and also brain / nutrition hacks and so on

* TIME MANIFESTATION. OH YES IT IS A THING.

AND, while we’re at it, we will also be talking INSTANT MANIFESTATION. The exact process I use to bring the future into the NOW, by clearing all blocks existing between its reality in the quantum and its physical manifestation in the now!!

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PLUS!

I’ll be doing this ‘Rapid-Fire’ Session at the end!!

1) What it really means to be magnetic online – hint: it’s not about having a pretty and polished website or online presence!

2) Bringing the ‘in private / behind the scenes’ version of you to the public

3) Unapologetic messaging and soul baring to call in your true #soultribe

4) Audience quality vs quality, and active elimination of those who don’t ‘HELL yes’ on your content

5) People don’t buy your products, they buy you. No – people don’t buy you, they buy your energy!! What that means and how to let it out

6) Being real about where you need to take care of YOU in order to be able to show up and shine fully

7) Keeping a laser-focus and tunnel-vision on your own path, and having the courage to pave the way that feels right for you even if it’s not been done before

8) Discernment to walk the line between being polarising and positively outrageous as opposed to just a hot mess 🙂 Scaling and magnetizing FROM the chaos of creativity and following the true artists way!

9) Knowing which ideas to work, what will sell, and how best to sell it so that the entire launch and selling experience is fun AND rewarding for both your audience and you

10) Creating hell yes offers that make them scream yes!

I know!

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> KILLER bonus content on Top 11 Most Effective & Proven ‘When They Zig You Zag’ Sales Secrets

> Live support from meeeeee in the group afterwards for anything extra you want and need to know!

> Free Bonus Entire COURSE for Everyone! My $197 Alignment & Asskickery Toolkit, a 14-Day Smackdown to Bring You Back to YOU, and Into Massive Aligned and Result Based Action! Yes, that’s an entire $197 course and you’re paying less than half of that for this entire workshop!

> All content yours to keep for life!

What are you waiting for? You KNOW that if you apply even ONE tip of the approximately gajillion I’m sharing here you’re going to 100x your investment back! Which is why I am even EXTRA excited to be able to give this to you at such a low price, as per the commandment of my soul!! Plus it’s fun 🙂

Okay then! See you IN there baby!

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