I had a great time this week meeting with some amazing women as one of the Executive Coaches on hand for Working Mother Media's Multicultural Women's Conference , whose theme was Level Up . (This year was my 10th(?!) conference, my 5th as a coach; you can some posts about it on my Instagram here and here ) Apropos of that theme, the focus with everyone I met with was about owning who they are, and stretching themselves to move out of their comfort zone to go for what they want in their hearts . So that's the message I'd like to share with you this week: Since we are halfway through the year, and in the midst of major change on both a micro and macro level, now is a good time to check in with yourself and reflect upon what you really, really want deep down and then commit to going for it - which means you'll need to let go of your past persona, have courage, make some sacrifices and trust in yourself and the process and be comfortable with the unknown! (I never said it would be easy. ...!) For more on that theme, here's my PGG Video of the week where I remind you of the benefits of facing your fears (and a virtual cooling off from the top of a mountain!) and the link for the Instagram post to remind you that no one needs a dance floor to dance. As always, please feel free to let me know y our feedback about any and all that I'm doing :) Big hug <3 Kristina
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Steppin' Out
Originally published July 27, 2010

This month we're celebrating the [50th] anniversary of the landing of Apollo 11 on the moon , where the famous words uttered by Neil Armstrong beamed down “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”  You may never have your feet touch the lunar landscape, but can you imagine what kind of step would be the equivalent of that for your life here on Earth?

When you’re on a tightrope or crossing a stream, you must be very conscious and super-present at every moment, because one wrong move would surely cause you harm.  Each step serves its unique purpose to push you closer to your destination, no matter if there are 200, 20, or a very special 12.

As the wise saying goes, “ A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Sometimes we need to take baby steps, sometimes we have to take one giant step, and many times we feel as though we’re taking one step forward and two steps back.

But most of all, it’s important for us to step outside our comfort zone from time to time . If we don’t take the initiative to stretch ourselves, then we often miss opportunities to learn and grow (although the Universe eventually ends up pushing us one way or another anyway)!

So if you are in transition or at a place where you feel like your footing is a little unsure, give me a buzz. I will help you get your bearings, hold your hand, keep you steady, and guide you along, one step at a time – to get from one side of the riverbank to the other or one moonbeam to the next.

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Stepping Stones for Success
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