How kind are you being to yourself?

How kind are you being to yourself?

How kind are you being to yourself?

Really.


As I mentioned in my previous post, I spent eight weeks traveling in France and Mexico this summer, for a combo of vacation and remote work. It was one of my 2021 intentions coming true and I loved it.

What I have not told you is that It took me two full weeks to readjust to my life in California after all this time away. During those two weeks, I had not much desire to do any work stuff except my clients’ calls. 

I noticed last Saturday how hard I was on myself because there was business stuff that I had not done yet or important emails I had not followed upon.

Then, I realized how during those past two weeks, I was just not in an emotional and mental space to focus on my business as much. It is not that I was “lazy” or “unproductive” (as my inner critic wanted me to believe), it is simply that my system—emotional, mental, and physical—needed time to reset and reintegrate into my life here, after such a deep connected experience in my native land. I needed integration time. I’ve noticed over the years that the longer and deeper the experience is, whether travel, retreat, or training, the longer the integration back will need to be. And it is important to honor that. There is no bypassing it. This is a natural process, as natural as the change of seasons or the blossoming of a flower.

Being kind to yourself is giving compassion for that part who needs integration time, instead of judging it. Would you judge a flower for the time it takes to blossom? or the seasons for the process it takes to go from one to the next?

Well, now I feel at peace with exactly where I am at, what I’ve done and what I’ve not done yet. I feel relaxed about it and know that all will be done in its natural timing. My energy and motivation to invest in my life and business in California are back. They just went back naturally when I was ready, without forcing it or trying to make it happen. As things happen in nature. Organically and effortlessly.

  • Are you letting things unfold in their own natural timing or are you forcing things to happen before the timing is right?
  • Are you going with the flow of the river of life while taking the necessary actions you are called to take–this does not mean being passive–, or are you trying to push against the flow of the river in your life?

The second option is exhausting, will make everything hard, and will often not get you where you want to go. Rather the opposite.

Wishing you kindness and compassion towards yourself.

With love,

Isabelle 


Photo: In Her Image Photography 
 

I ended my workday swimming with turtles.

I ended my workday swimming with turtles.

As I went to the beach after work on Monday, I saw sea turtles coming out of the Ocean. At first, two, three, four… and then a total of twenty! It was magical. 



Working on an exciting brand new training during the day (more to be revealed soon!) and swimming with turtles in Maui after my workday is my dream career + lifestyle combined.

Yes! Maui… This is where I am for three weeks.

Travelling and working remotely has been a dream of mine for a long time, and I’m taking steps to make it happen this year. 

What is yours?

If you could have ANY combo of work + lifestyle you want, what would that be?

  • Where would you live?
  • Where would you work? When?
  • What would your ideal schedule look like?
  • How would you spend your time outside of your working hours?
  • What would you work on?


Imagine it ALL. Exactly as you want it. On your terms. Whatever they are.

If you already have it, what is the next thing you are longing for? More balance? More freedom? More time with the people you care about? More time to travel?

Manifesting it starts with visualizing it! 
It’s how I start every single time. Getting really clear about what I truly want, NOT what I should want to “look good” or to “appear successful” according to external standards of success, but what my heart truly desires for my fulfillment.

Doing work that lights you up and makes a difference in the world is also about having the lifestyle, freedom, and balance you want, on your terms! What is the point of doing work you love or being very successful if you are living a life in conflict with your values?

To your next-level dream career and life,

Isabelle 

P.S. If you or someone you know need help clarifying and stepping into your next-level dream career and lifestyle, I’ve space for 2 new private clients at my current pricing. Apply here to explore working together. 

I bought a one-way ticket to France…

I bought a one-way ticket to France…

I bought a one-way ticket to France…

For the first time.

and I’m surprisingly excited about it. (the one-way ticket) 

NOT because I want to stay indefinitely in France or move back there.

I don’t.

California is my home. At least for now. Even if France is very dear to my heart; It will always be.

I bought a one-way ticket because of some unknowns related to the US Covid travel ban.
Whether I’ll be able to come back directly to the US or if I’ll have to spend 14 days in a country outside of the Schengen area.

(No matter what happens, I’ll be working and meeting my clients remotely, which is my joy.)

I’m realizing I LOVE one-way tickets!!! It feels SO good.

🔥 It means… FREEDOM. 🔥

Going with the flow
Going with my desires
Deciding when I want to come back.
Letting things unfold and deciding from the unfoldment.


I LOVE living my life this way.

Open-ended
Going with the flow
With space for the unfoldment of what wants to emerge


This is where the magic happens.

✅ In the unknown
In the open space
Where everything is possible.

❌ Not in the constraints
or the confinement
or the preset and preplanned

It feels safer BUT it limits possibilities and creativity.

Let me ask you: 

  • Where do you limit creativity and possibility out of fear of the unknown or clinging to safety?
    • In your career? in your life? 
  • Where do you cling so tightly to safety that you have been stuck in the same place for years or even decades? 
  •  Where can you let loose to make space for the new?
  • Where do you plan things so tightly or you want things to unfold a certain way that you don’t allow anything new to enter your life?
  • Where do you sacrifice JOY and your heart desires for SAFETY?

This is why so many people are unhappy and never go for their dreams and desires.

Is that YOU?

Ask yourself honestly.

Change starts with self-honesty. Not denial

It takes courage but this is the path to the career and lifestyle of your dreams.

This is the path I’ve taken over and over again. This is the path my clients take to reach their dream careers. 

I want that for you too. 

Isabelle

This has been on my mind for a while…

This has been on my mind for a while…

It is time to make it a reality.

2021 is the year… 

I live my dream of traveling and working remotely from all kinds of gorgeous places around the US 🇺🇸 and around the world. 🌎

It started two weeks ago.

Dog sitting with this cutie in the beautiful hills of Colfax. (Sierra Foothills, California)



It continues in 10 days, traveling to another AMAZING destination I’ve never been to before. ✈️✈️ 🌊 

More to be revealed soon…

Stay tuned!

Isabelle

 

How I get inspired and tap into my inner guidance (pics inside)

How I get inspired and tap into my inner guidance (pics inside)

As a coach and business owner, I’ve learned that this is key that I take rejuvenating breaks during the year so that I can be of best service to you, my clients, and community. 

This is NOT optional.

This is an integral part of living my purpose in the world and giving the best that I can give. 

I am recently back from a rejuvenating camping trip to the Trinity Alps in Northern California. 

This is one of my favorite combos to get inspired and tap into my inner guidance.

💦 Immerse my body in water
🌲 Spend time in nature
✏️ Contemplate, journal, write and draw



I came back feeling refreshed and clear about what I want to create in my life and business for the rest of 2020

I connected to the BIGGER VISION I’m here to create for the next five years. 

How do YOU get inspired and tap into your own guidance?

Whatever your life and work situation, this is KEY to the success and fulfillment of your goals. 

THIS IS NOT OPTIONAL.

I remind this to my clients all the time.

A lot of them experience a higher level of clarity and success as a result of doing things they enjoy and that rejuvenate them.

I’d love to hear what are your ways and practices. 

Comment below and let me know. Bonus points if you share pics! 🙂

In service,

Isabelle

PS: The Ocean is another great medicine for me, cover photo of me at Tennessee Cove Beach, California.

I’ve the best boss ever! (Birthday pics inside)

I’ve the best boss ever! (Birthday pics inside)

I have the best boss ever! 😜

For my Birthday today, she rescheduled my clients’ sessions so that I could bask in the glory of my special day and treat myself. 

which means: 

  • Sleep in
  • Stay in my pj’s for how long as I want
  • Receive and bask in all the love from family and friends (video calls, texts, messages, Facebook messages)
  • Order a delicious French meal for lunch, delivered to my doorstep


This is an intense time of expansion in my business and in my life, and I’m grateful I got to rest and treat myself today. 

So that I can be rejuvenated to be of best service to my clients and to keep evolving and growing. 

I cannot serve well if my tank is empty. You cannot either. 

We serve and give the best when our tank is full. 

I love my boss and she loves me. 

Here she is! 😉 

Why am I sharing that with you?

So that you get reminded that treating yourself, self-care, and taking the time to receive are key elements of a fulfilled, happy, and successful career and life

especially in this ultra-productive and busy environment we live in.

Take the time to stop and take care of yourself. You deserve it. 

What are you going to do to treat yourself, or what are you already doing?

Let me know. I’d love to hear. Comment below.

With love,

Isabelle