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What is the Journey: Coming Home?

I created the video above, along with the context below to share what the heck this Coming Home Journey is all about.  

But first, I want to dedicate this journey to the part of me that for so many years felt ashamed about the chapters of my story that forged me into who I am. To the part of me that hustled for external accomplishments and achievements in hope that it would allow me to feel worthy and to the souls whose lives will be touched by my Courage to share my story, boldly and authentically. 

Sometime last June I decided I wanted a big party for my fortieth anniversary with life, which is on the 16th of December. Last November I began to realize that my brain and my spirit had two very different things in mind. 

The Backstory
That realization became a little clearer on November 15th when I was a guest on my former coach Rich Litvin’s podcast: 1 Insight. You can catch the episode, here. I walked away with an unstoppable and profound sense of Purpose that somehow each chapter of my story served a Purpose versus being something to be ashamed of.

On January 13th I made a quick post on Instagram to declare my intention of owning who and how I am – and while I didn’t know how it would all come together, I knew that it would be impactful. 

That intention would prove to be simple, but not easy.

Between January and this June, the Universe was hard at work to help me realize that intention. I thought revealing myself and owning who and how I am would be this beautiful and elegant journey. 

It was not. 

All I saw was how often not me showed up to the world. How often I held back and hid my true self from the world. I wasn’t even showing what others thought I should be, I was showing up as the person I thought, others thought I should be. HUH?!?!

It stung. It was hard to sit with that inauthenticity. Hard, but necessary.

So I started to reflect and journal about my story. I began to see that the more I owned it, the less of a hold it had on me.

In May, a friend shared with me a concept called a ‘Birthday Journey’, where you create and ideate with friends/family and across social a series of adventures leading up towards your anniversary with life. I was SO in!

Your Invitation
For the next six months, I will be on this Birthday Adventure Journey.

This is the page I have created with the timeline for my Birthday Journey.  It will be updated regularly and contains the logistical details of the journey.

If you feel nudged to check it out and have any ideas, suggestions, or connections for me, I would be honored.

Or, you could simply follow along as I will post about the journey on Facebook and here on my blog.

This is a journey of Coming Home – to myself, and the essence of who I have always been. 

With All My Love…

Luisa

My new mini-podcast series is now up!

Excited to share I’ve started a mini-podcast series on Chirp.

It’s called ‘Back to Me’ tagline: “change your story, change your experience”. 

It is my intention to experience life with Joy and in each episode, I explore the “stories” that move me away from Peace/Joy so that I can get “back to me”.

Check out my intro episode here.

My Top 5 Insights Over The Last Year of Being a Solo-preneur

If you are embarking on a journey to take on something new (position, company etc.) this video is for you.

Today marks one year since I left the corporate world to become a solopreneur.

In this video I share my top 5 insights that have served me the most, and I hope they serve you.

My Denver Startup Week People Highlights

I shared in an earlier post that the best part of #DenStartupWeek is the people – entrepreneurs, attendees, presenters, everyone!

From local honey made 100% by three siblings, to wood burning art by an eight-year-old and the creator of the Slut Survival kit, I met a cool variety of folks and share a little bit about them (and how you can support them).

Conversation with my Tuk-Tuk Driver at Denver Startup Week

The best part of Denver Startup Week is the people you meet!!

Awesome peeps are everywhere and it was great to chat with Louie, my tuk-tuk driver.

We chatted about his journey (and challenges) with the children’s book he’s written and I ended our chat by asking him to share his biggest insight from our conversation.

The Employee Life-Cycle Simplified

The employee life-cycle for businesses is quite simple:

  1. HIRE – You have a need to fill a position with the best available talent.
  2. RAMP – You have made your hire and you now need to onboard them so they have a roadmap for success in their new role.
  3. MANAGE – Setting expectations and goals to ensure they are doing their job.
  4. DEVELOP – You want to expand the individuals’ role and begin to grow them with the organization.
  5. TRANSITION – The employee isn’t working out and you need to manage them out of the organization.

‘How’ you navigate each of these is key to attracting, engaging and retaining employees that drive the organization forward.  #TalentMatters