Thursday, November 13, 2014

Doing it all wrong. The way I like it.

I confess.
I have a habit.
In fact it's a habit that I've decided I want to keep.

Wanna know what it is?

I have to do things in my own way.
I have to be "me" no matter what. 


Which if you're like me you know it can sometimes look like doing everything "they" say not to. Like this.

Don't…
* Dress like that for the performance. - You'll stand out.
* Wear your hair down. - All the women will be wearing their hair up for this event.
* Leave your eyebrow ring in while you pitch for that grant. - They might judge you.
* Tell your personal stories with clients. - That's not professional.
* Use too many exclamation points. - People won't take you seriously.
* Swear. - Definitely don't do that. People don't like it. 
* Add smiley faces to fundraising emails going out to parents at the school. - It might be taken the wrong way.
* Offer hugs to people you just met. - It might make them uncomfortable.

In other words you should…
Say this.
Do that.
Be like them.

Oh yeah and make sure you…
Blend in.
Represent us properly.
Dress the part.
Play the game.

Yeah. Not gonna happen. 
Not for this girl. 

Cuz, I've decided. I have to be me no matter what. 
It's really the only way we genuinely know how to roll. 

In fact I've had some pretty amazing things happen by just being me and doing things my own way. (stories to come :)) And I've learned that I don't feel good if I'm pretending to be someone I'm not. YUCK!



While writing this it reminded me of a video I shot awhile back about a job I almost took until I saw the fine print. This was one of those times when I realized what my, "No Matter What" was.

Check it out (click PLAY) then email me back with your "No Matter What"I want to know!  

Signing off with a BIG HUG!

xox, 


P.S. If you were here in person I'd literally wrap my arms around you and give you a huge squeeze. (if you'd let me). Even if we just met. Cuz that's me. The only way to be... don't ya think? 

P P.S. Are we connected on FB? If not come on over and like the page to join! Yippee!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Never.

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Love what this says…and guess what? If you want one for yourself you can grab one on easy! Too cute!

Smiles,
gia

Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday Feel Good: Vol.3

You guessed it…it's time for another volume of Friday Feel Good

What's FFG?
A new series where I'll be sharing warm fuzzy stories + messages + inspiration (as inspired) because it's never a bad thing to be reminded that we're all connected + that there's lots of love around us. 

This week I had to share this super feel good video with you! 



All you gotta do is click play to see how a few strangers take a mini risk + what they walk away with…besides a secret handshake ;) 

It's so fun I even shared it with my family last night.
Smiles all around. 
Ready. Set. Go! 

You're smiling right?

Happy, Happy, Weekend!

Smiles,
gia 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

5 words that helped me.

I was lying in bed the other night next to my guy.
And I let out a sigh.

"What’s wrong?" he said.

I began to list off about 5 reasons why I suck.

I’m not getting in shape fast enough. I hate that my back still hurts.
This feels like an endless battle. Why do I even try.
I haven’t made time to write my book. What is wrong with me?
I have so many projects that can’t come to life fast enough.
Sometimes I feel like giving up. Maybe I should quit this entrepreneurial thing.

He rolled over and looked at me and said,
"You gotta quit being so hard on yourself."

He was so right.

I wasn't just being hard. I was being harsh.
And I didn't even realize it until I voiced my thoughts out loud.
I just knew I felt like crap and I was frustrated.

In fact I was being really mean and saying things I would never say to someone else.

What did I have such crazyass standards for me and not others?
Why was I being so mean?
And what was all this junk in my head doing to me?

I'll tell you.
It was turning me into a total mess.

But because it was all my own doing.
I knew I could un-do it.


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Honestly until it was pointed out to me I didn't even realize what I was doing. And that awareness alone totally shifted things for me in a matter of seconds.

So I told myself to knock it off.
And I did.

You see sometimes it takes time to find better feeling thoughts. Or to even figure out what's happening in our minds. Other times its just about being aware of what we're saying to ourselves. And that's all you need to make a shift to feeling better. 

I'm sharing this with you in case you need the reminder like I did...to stop it.
And to take a deep breath…and...

Quit being so hard on yourself. 

Babysteps buttercup.
One moment at a time.
Cuz that's how it goes.

Smiles,
gia

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What do you really want?

I've got a question for you...

What do you really want or wish for? 


To win the lottery! - Bring on the money!
A brand new car! -  Electric please!
A hot chef in my kitchen! - Ooo steamy!
A full time nanny! - One that bakes treats too!

Now let me ask you again…

No really, what do you want?

No more money worries. - Whew!
Something special just for me. - Yes, please!
Someone to help take care of me. - Hell yeah!
More time. - Sign me up!
To find out what my passions are. - Ooo that's it!

Or you might say...
To slow down more. That would be nice. 

To go out more. Yeah, I could use a girls night out.
A cozy night in. Fuzzy warm blanket, hot drink and a movie please.

And if I ask you just one more time…

What do you really, really want? 

You'll often come back with answers like this.


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I want to feel free.
I want to feel loved.
I want feel a part of something.
I want to feel peaceful.
I want to feel alive.

Because ultimately under everything we think we want is a desire to feel a certain way. Believe it or not It's not really about the fancy car or being rich or having a hot dude in our kitchen. It's about how we think we'll feel once those things have happened.

So what if... instead of wanting things.
You ask yourself how do I want to feel? 

And then what might I have to think in order to start feeling that way?
And after that what's one thing I can do right now or today that helps create more of the feeling I desire.

What's super cool about this approach is that you don't' have to wait for your circumstances or your life to change to get to feel better.You can do it right now. And there's so much freedom in that.

Not sure what you really want?
Want help figuring this out? 


This is what I help kickass + kind-hearted people like you, do.

If you've ever thought about working with me or you wonder if coaching can help then you're gonna love what I just put together.



I decided to create a BRAND NEW coaching offer called, The Kickstart for New Clients Only. One session personalized just for you. So you can "try it out." And see what it's all about.

Are you ready to say YES to what you really, really, really want?

To find out more or to sign up come on over here.
I believe in you.
 
Smiles, 


P.S. Please don't just listen to me…see what a some past clients have to say. 

“I often wonder where I would be if I had not met Gia and I can just about guarantee the answer is still paralyzed by fear. She's amazing and all heart.” -Kendrick / Authentic Sales Coach, Speaker / Bentonville, AK

"Within the first few minutes of speaking with Gia, I felt like I was talking to an old dear friend. The rare friend who wants to hear about life’s trials without judging or throwing out trite quick fix ideas. The amazing communication stage that Gia builds is the perfect setting for truly productive discussions about moving forward. Gia helped me realize that I had the answers I was seeking, and offered tools to help sort through all the static that clouds the mind. More than anything, a conversation with Gia is comfortable, fun and amazingly productive!" - Will Light Circus Ringmaster /  Reno, NV

"Gia has an amazing way of gently calling me on my crap and helping me see beyond what is holding me back from living the life I imagined. I started off with giant dreams, and then she helped me break them up into bite-sized pieces that were easier to digest and to put into motion.- Erin / Banyan Botanicals Community DirectorDisadvantaged youth advocate / Ashland, OR

Monday, October 20, 2014

I'm guessing you can relate...

Smiles,
gia

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Truth AND Dare.

That's right.
The Truth + Dare Challenge starts MONDAY!

DARE to JOIN ME?!

Here's the scoop: Take the Truth & Dare Challenge : 13 days of doing, playing, letting loose, showing up, looking in, connecting + celebrating.

All you gotta do is sign up here http://eepurl.com/4YqLH for 13 days of prompts (Truths) + challenges (Dares) to get you thinking, doing and living out loud.

You ready to mix things up a bit?
Enough being too comfortable or feeling stuck in the same, same.


Do you dare? 
Nix that.
I DARE YOU.

Smiles, gia

P.S. It's gonna be FUN and it's FREE! Yippee! Feel free to invite a friend to join you too! 
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