17 Jul 19
You may have heard the phrase lifestyle transformation or lifestyle brand. Or, maybe you clicked because you know you want to change and transform your life. To get ready for the 12 steps, I want you to think about what area of life do you most want to transform right now? What is the 1 area if you transformed would massively impact every area of your life, your family and your legacy?
Are you struggling mentally?
Do you feel unhappy with your health?
Is your financial situation keeping you up at night?
How do you connect with a like-minded community?
When you look backwards do you see growth today?
As you look to the future do you feel it shifting?
I get how you feel in every way.
Here, I will share What You Need to Transform Your Health, Wealth, Business with the
12 Steps to Lifestyle Transformation.
Eight years ago, I “woke” up.
My transformation story continues to be written.
Over the last eight years, I went from:
Fear to Faith
Self Hate to Love
Corporate to Calling
Bondage to Freedom
Step by step, transforming my health, business, travel, time, and wealth. I lost over 55 lbs (with Herbalife Nutrition, competing in fitness shows and setting up tools), my business (integrating health, wealth, and biz with tips, tools, and tech), and my wealth step by step including decreasing spending over 50%.
Most importantly, I transformed and continue to transform my mind which continues to result in inside out transformation. I feel more love and joy than ever.
Disclaimer: avg person who consumes Herbalife loses .5 to 1 a week with a healthy active lifestyle.
Here’s What You Need to Transform Your Health, Wealth, Business with the
12 Steps to Lifestyle Transformation
In the 12 Steps to Lifestyle Transformation, this is about transformation, inspiration and action. It is about awareness and bringing attention to areas of our lives to take action to reach our full potential. To live in faith and not fear.
When we don’t take care of our minds and bodies, we don’t have the energy to operate at the levels of high performance and human potential. Think about it. If your car didn’t have gas, it would run out. So, why do we think for a second its okay to treat our bodies horribly, not feed them or put garbage in our mouths? Why on earth would we think those choices are not going to impact our minds, relationships, businesses, and money? Of course, they are.
According to this CDC report, over 40% of women are overweight in the USA alone. The average annual income in. the USA is $59,000 vs. in the world the average income is $10,000. For the people in the back, that is 6x more than the average in the world. Yet, millions of Americans are one paycheck from poverty? In business, over 50% of people not loving what they do or where they work.
It is important to get clear on what we truly want in life and to go ALL in. What could your health be like if you started today a year from now? How about your wealth? And your business? Could you imagine time, location, and financial freedom? All of it possible with a vision, goals, and consistent aligned action over time.
The 12 Steps to Lifestyle Transformation are what I practice daily personally, as well as with the community. I believe we never stop growing. I want to keep progressing and evolving. As a result, I follow these 12 Steps all the time to uncover new layers of transformation. Typically, transformation starts with awareness. Next, making a choice to make an adjustment and turn it into a new habit.
These habits start from thought, align to feeling, tie to action. The more we tie all three of these together, the faster something becomes easier for us to maintain.
2 Steps to Lifestyle Transformation
We’re sharing 12 steps to lifestyle transformation. Lifestyle transformation includes health, wealth, and business. It involve your mindset and your time.
I will share with you tips, tools and technology as well as my own insights and results in different areas. These insights will help you dig deep to create new levels of awareness. The tools will help you get results to increase your confidence from the inside out.
These 12 steps to lifestyle transformation will transform and inspire you to take ownership for your life. This means recognizing you are the common denominator in each and every situation. You can have results or excuses, but not both.
Let’s talk 12 Steps to Lifestyle Transformation.
1. Jump Start
When you want to transform any area of your life, it’s important to take massive action in that area to override past beliefs and actions. This could include getting up 30 minutes earlier for a workout and adding in supplements for example. (I use Herbalife Global Nutrition and we include it in all of our lifestyle transformation experiences), and meal prep 1-3x a week. You could see how this easily starts to set you up for success with 3 simple changes.
The key is you don’t want to overwhelm yourself to do 10 new things right away. I’ve learned when we change and replace 1-3 behaviors monthly to jump start transformation this creates results over time. The same philosophy is applied to your wealth, time, and business.
For example, if you haven’t looked at your money or what you spend in months or years, a first step would be looking at it all. A second step would be creating a budget. Make sense?
Some of my favorite tools to jump start include a meal and workout plan and fitness studio tool – ClassPass. I love to include money and business plan tools to jump start like Live Plan and Tailwind to name a few. We include freebies even when you join the Free 14 Day Challenge!
These tips, tools and tech will help empower you on how simple transformation may be. You want to think about low hanging fruit as well. This means any small changes you know you can make in health, wealth, or business right now that are right in front you.
It isn’t enough to transform short-term. Long lasting change requires consistency and long term changes over time. The transformation I outlined for myself you saw has taken 8+ years of determination, investment, and drive. Whether you are looking for lifestyle transformation, entrepreneurship guidance or both, one of the biggest things to learn or accept is delayed gratification.
Yet, in a world with instant technology, we seem to have lost the art of realizing the truly iconic things take time. Think of Apple, Disney, and Nike to name a few examples. Everyone started with humble beginnings.
At the same time, jump-starting your transformation regularly will help create confidence to help you stay confident.
Jump Start – Photo Credit: Leo Parias – Costa Rica
2. Unleash Inspiration
Do you have a vision for your life beyond today, this month or this year? It is great to live present. At the same time, dream for the future and legacy you want to create. When is the last time you wrote down 100 things you want to do before you die? What about your goals? 3 months from now? A Year from now? 3 Years from now? Your lifetime legacy?
I did this in college regularly and started doing it again in 2011. This alone started to massively transform my mindset. Now, I journal daily about my dreams and desires. I reflect constantly on gratitude to have joy in the moment too.
What do you want to create? How do you want to transform? Who do you want to inspire?
How do you want to impact the world? What legacy do you want to leave?
When we think about what is happening today, we recreate the same over and over. When we beat ourselves about the past, we are stuck there. When we envision and feel that transformation is possible in any area of our lives, we start to talk and walk in the possibility. Step by step, everything changes.
3. Clear the Clutter
When we make a decision to rise up to a new level in any area of life, we get to clear the clutter. For example, this starts with the literal clutter around you. What clutter do you have in your car? How about your house? When is the last time you cleaned your closet or your garage and donated?
This all points to clutter that is in your mind and.or things you don’t want to face. From here, I often coach or guide people to think about your space, stuff, or sanity in any area of your life. This is what I call the “Space Creator”.
So, for example think about your spiritual, mental and emotional life. What triggers do you experience in space in any way, your stuff, or your sanity in those areas? For example, do you allow people to run you over? Are there areas or people that you allow that steal your joy?
The same goes for your relational, physical, playful and financial life. As you rise up to meet the next level of you, there will be “remnants” or clutter of your old self either emotionally, mentally or literally. For example, if you are transforming your health and the old you used to buy things that don’t align to your new habits, a change is coming. Make sense?
We can’t fully level up if we aren’t willing to fully release the old to create space for the new.
How far are you willing to go to create a life and business you love? What will you create? What will you clear? Katrina Julia
4. Take Time to Transform
You may get a sense for how these steps are very intentional as we continue to walk through. First, I am focusing on building your confidence in Jump Start. Then, we create a vision in Unleash Inspiration and dreams. Next, we clear the clutter in any area of your life you see or feel is holding you back from your freedom.
With time to transform, the intention is for you to take action. What is the next area of your life that you know will require some extra tender loving care aka TLC?
What 1-3 actions can you take today to start? What if you took on that mindset every day? What if that momentum went into creating brand new habits? What if you then took on an approach of 1-3 actions in each area of life every day? Imagine you. Imagine your life. Imagine your business.
I know this is possible because I’ve done it and teach others to do it too. Every single day now, I practice what I call the Seven Steps to Success (Spiritual, Mental, Emotional, Physical, Relational, Playful and Financial).
In each of the seven areas, I take 3 actions daily every. single. day now. This took time to get to but now I find this second nature and even get to 3-7 actions some days in each area.
If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.
Time to Transform
5. Get Smart with Social
When is the last time you assessed your intention and results with social media? Or do you find yourself mindlessly scrolling every single day? STOP. This is your life. This is your time. Don’t you think you owe it to yourself and your family to be super intentional with what you do in this life?
First, I recommend either using the time tracker on Apple and keep your screen time less than 3 hours daily. If you are way over that now, start by cutting an hour each week. What you focus on gets managed. When I first started using Moment (an app), and saw I was spending about 4 hours a day screen time, I said oh no. This was about 3 years ago. Specifically with social media, I now spend <1.5 hours a day.
It isn’t simply the time although thats where it starts. It’s about the intention, Are you posting to inspire and getting off? Or are you scrolling? Are you inviting to something? Or building your business? And getting off to go execute on your next task immediately?
Think about how efficient you are with social media, blog, email, and website. This all ties to being smart. With social media specifically, do you use tools like Canva, IFTTT, and HootSuite? Do you repurpose your content across stories and channels?
In summary, assess your current social media intention and the time you spend first. Next, think of what you want to use social media for and create intentional posts. Finally, use tools to simplify social media and scale your community and business in every way.
6. Become a Money Maker and Manager
Money. Money. Money. Money. Every day, we get to live with three constants – health, wealth, and people (that includes ourselves). When you read this section title, how did you feel? Did you get excited or did you feel dread?
When is the last time you thought about your money mindset?
How about your average spending the last 5+ years?
Do you have a budget? What % do you give? How about savings?
Are you solely relying on someone else to tell you what income you receive?
How you do you create value – solely for others, or for yourself – or BOTH?
Or are you actively creating income streams somehow some way?
Do you have more than enough money all the time?
Or do you regularly experience more month than money?
(meaning more days in the month than you have enough for)
My bet is these questions immediately gave you some insights and awareness.
Many of you who have tuned in before have heard me talk about my crazy transformation in every area of life — including money. This has included for years having the “credentials” and generating other 6+ figures, yet having my own money in chaos. That is why I am so passionate and convincing as an entrepreneur, it is necessary for us to master money.
To truly have freedom in all forms, we get to face all of our fears! I continue to constantly immerse myself in education with money. I recognize the past lies or stories I created or allowed about myself or money.
I am now focusing on freedom in all forms – expression, time, location, and financial. I love the bible verse – it is for freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not allow yourself to be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
People talk about a 6 Pack of Abs. My philosophy is BOTH – Abs and a 6 Pack of Wealth. There is a podcast, blog and free guide on this, as well as a 6 Pack of Wealth highlights in our Free 14 Day Challenge in the Creation Club: Monthly Mastermind. 6 Pack of Abs? How about a 6 Pack of Wealth too?
6 Pack of Abs? How About a 6 Pack of Wealth?
7. Build a Boss Brand
If you don’t know already, building a brand – personal brand, business brand, or both – is not for the faint of heart. Building and growing a business and entrepreneurship shows strengths and weaknesses we have in communication, relationships, presentation and more.
To build a boss brand this takes strategy, structure, and systems. This takes a firm foundation, strong stability, and gradual to gigantic growth. This means leadership is strong in their mindset in all of these ways as well as a flexible mindset.
In my own entrepreneurship journey, I have been put (and continue to) be put through the refiner’s fire. There are many times where I have felt the pain of being stripped of instant gratification, pride, greed, arrogance, ego, and so much more.
Think about what education may serve you next. Is it lifestyle transformation? Is it in lifestyle entrepreneurship? In speaking? In communication? In digital marketing? In different tools?
What about coaching? Some of my transformation teachers have included Brendon Burchard, Chalene Johnson, Dani Johnson, Garrain Jones and Rachel Hollis to name a few.
Learning online via blogs and podcasts are great. However, when is the last time you invested in your own education? How about a live event? When is the last time you created transformation and entrepreneurship hands-on with the community? I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt – each and every investment and event has massively transformed me each and every time.
In building a boss brand, I took > 10 years of experience in over 7+ industries. Then, I invested in learning social media, digital marketing, and influencer marketing. I then took the puzzle pieces to create this lifestyle brand.
We have experience creating and connecting with brands like WeWork, MindBody, Airbnb to name a few. I believe there is nothing that may substitute in-person events regularly. This is why I am so passionate about growth both for myself and what we create here in our community as well with workshops, events, and retreats.
If you compare lifestyle transformation and entrepreneurship to school, you will immediately understand when you consider the hours you spent in classrooms growing up.
Why would we think entrepreneurship or building a brand or a business would be any different? Build a Boss Brand
8. Be a Website Wonder
There is an art and science to social media, digital marketing, and your website. It is the art of communicating the feeling of what you want people to feel if they met you or came to an event of yours. It is the science of including the key information people need of who you are, what you offer, how you serve, and who you speaking to.
How do you want people to feel when they connect with you online? What colors do you use? Do you have intention behind it? How is your website design? Do you have a mobile website? Is your website set up for success with SEO? Do you have freebies to invite people into the community?
How is your relationship flow online? How do you connect online to live experiences if you have them? Although I’ve created websites for over 10 years, I got schooled in learning and continuing to learn all the above the last several years.
I recommend you start simple with a website template and learn. I get inspired by numerous industries and people to refine our website all around. You can know design all day long but if you don’t connect with people with story, emotions, and how you solve problems – you will get lost.
My favorite tools are Wix and Kajabi for our lifestyle freebies and our online courses. This is some of what we teach live at our lifestyle transformation entrepreneurship events. Years ago, I used Flash or HTML (in my college years). However, I believe in simplifying transformation to get things done faster and easier. This helps us get to results faster.
9. Scale Smart
When we start in lifestyle transformation or entrepreneurship, it is often us by ourselves. However, it is important to have a strategy to scale smart.
For example, how are you scaling and repurposing your social media? How about your blog? Do you have an in house internship program to regularly handle projects? This a great way to give back and get a community of those that are excited about your mission. Do you scale repeatable tasks? For example, online course creation? How about press, influencer marketing, or business development? Or what about your events?
I outline each area in 3-5 steps and what systems we use. I typically do a voice-over of instructions before I hand off any task to set up the community for success. Make sense?
Sometimes scaling smart is with technology, sometimes with teams, and sometimes both. I always ask what tool can I use to help with scaling this task? Then, how can I integrate a team the most efficient way possible once I am clear on the structure and systems.
Think about how you could do this to simplify structure and systems for your team.
10. Inspire with Influence
When I first started creating a lifestyle brand for lifestyle transformation and entrepreneurship, I got clear on community. I knew I wanted to not only serve an incredible community that would be want to create a life and business they love, but to also create with bloggers, influencers, and entrepreneurs that are social media and influencer marketing gurus that want to create a life and business they love too.
This led to learning over 35+ influencer marketing platforms and creating our own influencer marketing platform with over 10,000 influencers, generating 2500% ROI in influencer marketing, and over 200MM in reach this year already.
I believe at its fundamental form when done right – influencer marketing – is simply inspiring with influence. When you include influencers in your experiences, they share about their transformation through their eyes. Its attraction and authenticity marketing at its best. Not to mention the priceless input you get of an ongoing focus group of actual users.
I believe the future of marketing is moving towards authenticity, attraction, experiences, and word of mouth. These digital marketing strategies flow with content creation like podcasts and blogs, as well as social media.
Some platforms to try out to simplify include Collabor8, Rep, and Ninja Outreach to name a few.
11. Make Momentum
When you walk through each of these steps, you may see how easy it is to get lost in any one area. Each and every step goes deep as well. That is why it is important to refocus daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly. You want to make sure you are aligned with where you want to go to create a life and business you love.
This is when you in a sense when you visit all of the steps above and determine action items in each area in the next week, month, quarter and year. You align each of them to the Seven Steps of Success and you have a daily, weekly, monthly and 90 day plan to stay on track to make momentum.
I intensify this by keeping track of them on an app — Focus Matrix, plus my journal, plus I write gratitude and prayers daily.
12. Create Confidence
Last, but definitely not least. I want you to celebrate every win. No win is too small to celebrate. It’s so important to cheer ourselves on and others. For years, I used to be so goal-driven and always focus on next. I literally would not take time to breathe.
This stemmed from a belief of not believing I was enough. This belief led to behaviors that perpetuated that belief by never allowing myself to acknowledge, feel and absorb every win. Take the time to celebrate you and create confidence.
This will help you create confidence like you never dreamed.
12 Steps to Lifestyle Transformation
I’m sure you realized by now this is an ongoing process and journey to lifestyle transformation. You may find areas of progress and areas of opportunity in each of the 12 steps to lifestyle transformation. What is the step that spoke to you the most currently? What will you take action on next?
Do you want transformation in health, wealth, and business?
How about time, location, and financial freedom?
How are your behaviors aligned today?
Take the actions to walk towards creating what you want in life and business.
Each and every single step matters. Step by step, you may create what you love.
It is possible to. transform every area of your life from the inside out.
Originally published via www.fitlifecreation.com and www.medium.com.