stepheniez I leaned in and started looking for answers to questions that refused to leave me alone, day after day, night after night. I stopped just listening to what other people had to say and started paying more attention to the theories and ideas that were surfacing with intensity inside my heart. I created space for research and reflection, even when there "wasn't any time" for it.

Little by little, this work is leading me in a clearer and clearer direction. Piece by piece, this vision is making itself known. Step by step, it's succeeding in both exciting and terrifying me.

Callings are hard work.
They are exhausting and overwhelming.
And I am loving every minute of it.

#latenight #visionary #goals #growth #makeithappen #mylife #mynight #reading #research #chakras #boulderco #coaching #learning #inspired #inspiration #divineguidance #passion #purpose #callings #riseup #risingstrong #notes
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stepheniez Today was a full day. Journey process with my love that was good for my soul, a walk through Boulder Open Space with the pup, mountain drive to Estes Park for fudge, checking out the big, bright moon by a lake on the way home. Happy, happy.

#thankyoumoreplease #boulderco #coloradogirl #hike #nature #love #happy #gorgeous #getoutside #boulderopenspace #mountains #trail #findyourpark #lovethislife #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #lifestyle #myview #sundayfunday #datenight
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stepheniez It's fading, but I still have the original mission statement I wrote for myself back in 2009 when I was guided to the very first little inkling of my work in this world. I didn't have the wisdom, connection to self and source, experience, or knowledge to really grok what it meant in the moment the words landed on the page. But, the more my vision and work unfolds and expands, the more deeply I settle into trust and faith and full surrender, the clearer it becomes. It's been a journey and today I'm feeling so grateful for all of it.

#passion #purpose #risingstrong #goals #growth #change #vision #visionary #inspired #inspiration #mission #visionboard #bluelaceagate #crystals #altar #woowoo #makeithappen #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #riseup #beyou #lovethislife #itsajourney #thankyoumoreplease
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  •   christopher_spiewak You've accomplished and lived so much since 2009! Which reminds me I miss your Scorpio face! We soooo need to hang in the real world! 4d

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stepheniez I love this quote. Some people will get hung up on the words... but to me, all it's saying is I want to live life fully, experience all there is to experience, learn and love and grow as much as possible, and empty myself out completely before I go. With my words, my work, my art, my truth.
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stepheniez Meanwhile, The Dude was grateful for the shade patch. :) #doglife #dogsofinstagram #cute #funny #hiking #thedudeabides 6d

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stepheniez Spent this afternoon climbing mountainsides and integrating all the insights from this morning's intuitive coaching session. Went from "I don't know how to do this" to downloading a clear starter process and having a deeper connection to the energy and concepts and work that want to move through me. When we're unclear, sometimes we just need a little guidance to get out of our own way. Grateful to the gifted, loving, and powerfully intuitive @junamustad for walking this journey with me!

#intuition #coaching #growth #goals #vision #visionary #me #myview #coloradogirl #pretty #nature #boulderco #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #makeithappen #wisdom #divineguidance #grateful #thankyoumoreplease #happy #inspired #instadaily #lovethislife
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stepheniez Sometimes I'm domestic. :) Haven't meal prepped in awhile... Made a bean, veggie, and quinoa dish, soba noodles with veggies and peanut sauce, and peanut butter coconut granola bars. Tomorrow I'll make chickpea "tuna" salad!

#mealprep #vegan #cooking #latenight #myview #mylife #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #eatclean #healthliving #domestic #notmyfavorite #lovethislife #loveyourself #playinghouse
7d

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stepheniez Today I got to FaceTime with my soul sister @marlonikkila, which was nourishment for every part of me. She has watched me grow through many chapters and evolutions of life and self and business. And she continually witnesses my whole heart and soul like no other. Grateful for her wisdom and guidance. For her support and willingness to hold space for all of me. Sisterhood is everything.

#tbt #throwbackthursday #friends #sisterhood #me #lucky #mylife #bestfriend #soulsister #tribe #community #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #instadaily #inspired #lovethislife #oregan #explore #play #fun #joy #love
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  •   marlonikkila I feel nourished and loved by you. I love being soul sisters along this journey 1d

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stepheniez Checking out new thrift stores and coffee shops this evening. Reading. Researching. Note taking. Gluten free pumpkin bread eating.
#read #thrift #books #nerd #me #mynight #boulderco #research #reading #happy #explore #instadaily #writing #writersofinstagram
1w

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stepheniez It took just over two years, almost $800, one rejection, several conversations with a semi helpful lawyer, and countless "what the $!&@?! does this even mean" emails between me and the amazing @pua_villegas. I am sooooo excited to say that our persistence paid off... @AwesomeLifeTips is legit (aka, federally registered)! I feel like the very least the trademark office can do is ensure you get a pretty, unbent certificate after all they put you through.

#entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #trademark #legit #likewhoa #onlinebusiness #makeithappen #goals #growth #businesscoach #awesomelifetips #happy #finally #mylife #instadaily #investment
1w

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stepheniez For the last several years I've been coming home to myself in very big ways. Unpacking all the parts of me I tucked away. Reclaiming all the pieces that others took. Fighting for the right to be who I am, to take up space, to have a voice.

It's been exhausting, hard, soul stretching work.
But it feels good to be home.

In myself.
In my heart.
In my whole soul.
In my work.
In my creativity.
In my words.

There's still work to be done, pieces to reclaim, parts to unpack. And yet, I'm more home than I've been in over a decade. And that feels awesome.

#mythoughts #me #growth #writing #writersofinstagram #inspired #instadaily #inspiration #wisdom #wordsofwisdom #divineguidance #mylife #mywords #riseup #risingstrong #comeback #transform #beyou #beyourself #entrepreneur #coach #coaching #makeithappen #goals #grow
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stepheniez Dexy Babe helping me transfer old index card quotes into my research journal tonight. The little black notebook where my next body of work is beginning to come to life. Exciting. Terrifying. You know, all the feels.

#risingstrong #working #mynight #happy #wordsofwisdom #wisdom #divineguidance #onlinebusiness #bodyofwork #uplevel #growth #goals #makeithappen #visionary #vision #latenight #instadaily #inspiration #writing #writersofinstagram #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #myview #mynight #cat #cute #helper #catsofinstagram
1w

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stepheniez I've been afraid to go big for awhile now... and I didn't even realize it because I was buying into my own "reasons" and stories for why I couldn't (or wouldn't). Stories are powerful.
Deep rooted and sneaky.
Our beliefs drive us or stall us out.
Whether we realize it or not.

I've been busy the past couple weeks unraveling the tangled mess of lies around why I can't grow my business and my body of work in some very specific ways. Why "I don't want to," when really I do. Why "it won't work," when really it will. Easily and beautifully.

Getting honest about where I've both consciously and subconsciously sabotaged myself in the past isn't even a little bit easy... but it's incredibly awesome. Because now I can create a new outcome. Now I can start showing up fully without getting in my own way (until I reach another growth edge). And now I can step it up in some really big, bold, beautiful ways.

#GrowthAndStuff #passion #goals #growth #makeithappen #vision #visionary #inspired #inspiration #instadaily #purpose #purposedriven #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #mylife #mythoughts #personalgrowth #wisdom #wordsofwisdom #onlinebusiness #writersofinstagram #writing #lovethislife #me #thoughts #divineguidance #riseup #risingstrong #choice
1w

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stepheniez Just because we're less typical, against the grain, or the odd man out, doesn't mean we have to conform... nor does it mean we have to bend and fold and meet others when they're not able to meet us. We do not have to sacrifice ourselves, our desires, our hopes, or our visions to fit what makes sense to most.

We aren't here to fit.
We aren't here to make sense.
We aren't here to do things like other people.

We're here to see things differently. To be difficult. To find new paths and pave new ways. We're here to break the mold. To innovate. To problem solve in ways many could never see or consider otherwise. We're here to just BE OURSELVES, no matter who gets uncomfortable. To create and contribute in the ways only we can... big or small.

So, stop bending.
Stop folding.
Stop trying to fit.

The world needs YOU.
Even if most of them don't know it yet.

#purpose #purposedriven #inspire #passion #inspired #me #life #mythoughts #riseup #risingstrong #personalgrowth #beyou #beyourself #wisdom #wordsofwisdom #behappy #dontconform #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #lovethislife #loveyourself #instadaily #love #makeithappen #goals #growth
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stepheniez And so begins another Journey Intensive weekend with the amazing @skiplackey. Excited to return as a trainer! 2w

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stepheniez I thought maybe I'd go to bed early tonight... instead I went for a run and now I'm nerding out on the science of energy healing. There are moments in this life where I think, "wow, I've come so far and learned so much." But there are far more where I find myself thinking, "oh my gosh I know absolutely nothing about anything." Learning is my favorite.

#energywork #healing #growth #lovetolearn #nerd #booknerd #reading #wisdom #inspired #myview #mythoughts #learning #wordsofwisdom #spirituality #anatomyofthespirit #riseup #risingstrong #healthylife #loveyourbody #energy #studying #research #iknownothing #wow
2w

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stepheniez A year ago today I wrote a post about wanting to be braver and bolder with this one life of mine. Reading through those words -- which were raw and heavy with grief as I fought like hell to find my footing in those early months -- I'm happy to say I'm still on the path I intended to walk.

I'm standing firmly in my truth.
I'm learning to show up more fully.
I'm becoming unapologetic about my beliefs.
I'm deeply settled in surrender.
I'm telling my stories.
I'm teaching.
I'm fully committed to my vision.
I'm constantly learning and growing.

For many years I wandered through life aimlessly. I was lost and numb. Lonely and unfocused. Tired and depressed. Living and loving and creating with intention is far more fulfilling.

#purpose #purposedriven #passion #intention #riseup #grief #loss #writing #inspired #writersofinstagram #wisdom #wordsofwisdom #inspiration #instadaily #vision #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #visionboard #mylife #mythoughts #lovethislife #growth #divineguidance #love #me #healing #goals #makeithappen
2w

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stepheniez I have a long list of things I feel called to learn and understand for the next phase of my work in the world. I'm constantly being guided to more and more resources. It's overwhelming. And exciting. It's also reminiscent of high school me who made a list in her journal of all the same things she randomly wanted to learn about.
#callings #vision #purposedriven #entrepreneur #healing #mylife #reading #anatomyofthespirit #riseup #risingstrong #visionary #goals #growth #fullcircle #life #lovethislife #studying #learning #studentoflife #divineguidance #spirituality #healthylife #instadaily #inspired #inspiration
2w

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stepheniez Today a coaching client asked me, "what do you do when life/grief/shit happens? How do you keep running your business?" I was instantly sent back to those early days of my grief when functioning was impossible, and the summer where my brain stopped working. Grief knocked me so far out of my business that everything came to a halt. Grief taught me a lot about how to grow a sustainable business... because it happens to all of us.

Life happens.
Loss happens.
Burnout happens.
Slow months happen.

As my business enters a new chapter, I've been working hard to rebuild it in a more sustainable way. With systems and frameworks and support that doesn't hinge entirely on me.

Life, loss, business building is quite the journey.

#grief #loss #healing #entrepreneur #businessbuilding #hardtimes #rebuild #risingstrong #inspired #instadaily #me #wisdom #wordsofwisdom #shithappens #purpose #life #businesscoach #coach #riseup #purposedriven #cute #cuddles
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