"The biggest challenge of business, is personal growth."
"Think locally, globally."
What did you want to be when you were a child?
I wanted to be a Jewelry Designer and a Waitress.
Daily, I would be in character. I'd rename myself, (Chantelle and Francesca to name a few) and I'd daydream these wonderful fantasies by dressing-up, playing, creating, and interacting with those around me from role.
What was the best piece of business advice you were given when you were starting out?
To create multiple avenues of income with my concept so that I wasn't relying on one area of my business to make money.
(Also, not to have a business partner if it wasn't necessary.)
What is your favorite thing about your workspace?
It's mine. Full of life and color, all me, and full of things that inspire me. Gifts and messages from loved-ones that sing the song of my heart. It's feminine, fearless, powerful, and evolving! It's fun.
What's the biggest sacrifice you made in starting or running your business?
In the most beautiful way, I sacrificed the feeling of living small, and under-fulfilled. I also sacrificed the feelings of security, and comfort.
What does the world need more of?
Gratitude. Gratitude is the game changer. The most magical shift in perception.
What does success mean to you?
Success can be measured in so many different ways. Success means living my life authentically. Success means following my heart, and taking chances. I feel most successful when I know my heart has touched someone else's, and that together, our paths are better because of that.
Name the biggest overall lesson you learned in running a business?
It's rad and it takes on a life of its own.
And, the things that you need for your business to prosper are usually the most challenging.
In moments of self-doubt or adversity, how do you build yourself back up?
I use the skills and tools I've learned throughout my years of study and practice to tune out the internal chatter. I give everything I have to being my best self, shining my brightest, and I attempt to make healthy choices. When needed, I turn to people that I know and trust for love and comfort. I do my best to choose love, not fear. (I've found that one has to be careful here, because these two occasionally dance extremely close!) Also, I'm very solution driven, so often times, I seek conversation or advice from people that have what I want, whatever that may be. If I don't have that available, I start researching the best way to handle the situation. I trust that everything will be alright and I remember to breathe.
What quotation inspires and motivates you to be yourself and do what you love?
The goal is to love and be loved, not to be right.
Remember to stay in spirit, not ego.
Strive to live in harmony - when what you say, do, and feel are aligned.
Live a life with no regrets by remembering everything you've ever done had a reason.
At what point in your life did you first learn about your field of work?
What called you to it?
When people started asking me for advice, and also wanting to pay me for that service. When I realized that I had a knack for bringing people together, for inspiring others, and when I realized that I naturally-mastered the ability to network. I love having fun, and I love helping people, so it's a fit.
My field of work is thinking big, creating things that are magical, and connecting with other humans who are wanting to tap into their spirit. I felt this passion at a young age, looked within to learn a lot about myself, and then used my strengths to connect with my peers and community.
Which of your traits are you most proud of?
The way I care about people, and my fearlessness.
What is your no fail go to when you need inspiration to get out of a creative rut?
To start somewhere. A pen and paper . . . a conversation. I travel to get inspired, and I get outside and be with nature. I'm the type of person that needs to start moving and doing something. It's a flow.
What's your favorite thing to come home to after a long day of work?
This question is actually very touching right now, as for the last 14 years, my baby Shvivee dog was what I looked forward to most when coming home or hanging out after work. As I practice my gratitude, especially for him always being there as my perfect sidekick, I realize that I'm never alone. I am full of love, his spirit, and the spirit of everyone that's ever touched my heart. The most beautiful thing I've learned here recently in his passing is that all this love is always with me. I like coming home to anything and anyone soothing and comforting to my five senses.
Whoa. The places you'll go. -Dr, Suess
I've been spending the later part of Summer and the newly welcomed Fall in Upstate New York. Swoon, All over again.
You know my favorite quote . . . Scott Fitzgerald's, "Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall." Apple picking is a must and all the shades of Fall are just stunning here. The town of Leed's and Hudson will take you away, and the architecture here is ART!
My clients have consisted of politicians and hairstylists . . . so, basically the same business. Haha, not really. I have been working with some of the most talented and driven people I have ever met, and right now I feel really fortunate.
My 14 year-old yorkie, little Shvivee, is in tow, and per usual, is teaching me so much about myself.
Happy Fall y'all. Let me now what your newest and neatest ideas are, and how I can help you pull them out of your soul and into this beautiful canvas of life.
On the radar . . . you can find me . . .
NYC mid October.
Texas and New Mexico early November,
Colorado late November.
Spring is gone and Summer is already here!
I did it. I moved to the Bay area April, 2016. I am getting adjusted to my new beautiful life . . .making new friends, finding new adventures, learning my new community and creating fresh starts.
I have a new and exciting love that has blossomed with a wonderful man named Theo. We've just finished a 3-week purification cleanse that my body and mind has reacted to very well! There's been music, hiking and a sense of being that is as raw and authentic as ever. I've spent a lot of time fulfilling some domestic fantasies and I've enjoyed daydreaming amongst the new opportunities that are in store for me. From where I stand, things are looking good.
June 23rd was my birthday, I turned 38, and gratefully cruised into that with style & grace. (I am still alive and that's a wonderful thing!) Shvivee, my little love-bug, has been a huge hit in this area. You can now follow him on Instagram, @shviveesjam And, my newest venture has been skull-art. I teamed up with another artist, Molly Miller, and we are currently working on our second piece to be released this Fall. Please follow our happenings on Instagram as well, @myrestinpiece.
Business coaching and redesign is still in full force and proving to be effective! I am thankful for this life energy that I have tapped into that allows me to utilize my skills and talents. It has brought me in contact with wonderful entrepreneurs across the globe, and I have been inspired by each of those collaborations.
To benefit from my coaching personally, or if you know anyone that wants to benefit from my coaching, please be in touch. I would love to connect.
email@example.com :: 480.522.5410
I've been swoon by northern California.
In. Love. With many things!
I spent the later part of my Summer and the beginning of Fall in wine country with amazing friends and just recently made the decision NOT to leave my heART in San Fransisco.
Currently finding many reasons to stay & living a fuck yes kinda life!!!
Current mood: GRATEFUL.
What's been lighting me up these past few months?
As you know I was invited to speak on "how to live a bright and inspired life both personally and professionally", this past June, and that definitely tapped into my spirit. It was invigorating and left me lit up! Completely moved and touched. I now have an even more special place in my heart for public speaking than I did before.
You see, I surprised myself. I have been speaking for decades, and it is usually in regards to the topic I am actively involved in at the time . . . .either philanthropically, or in regards to my business and/or for the purpose of acting. By this I mean I was hired to portray whatever it is that I was hired to portray. However, although I was hired, this talk in June was special. I spoke directly from my spirit and was completely reignited.
I felt excited, nervous, powerful and vulnerable all at once - it was awesome. It was fun to share my synergistic rotation of belief, choice, and creativity that has become the foundation of what is now my #befearless way of life.
Outside of coaching some very inspirational folks, I've been exploring my own spirit deeper. I've been creating! Writing proposals for new projects, and connecting with other visionaries on new opportunities. Creating new opportunities for collaboration and venture are like a drug, and the drug is day dreaming. Don't ever quit your day dream. Pop-up coaching and re-design sessions with me have made the cut weekly, and whilst on the road, I am proving to be eternally committed to living a life of harmony and fun.
In short, I've been living out my days passionately - staying true to myself and striving for balance.
Spending time and surrounding myself with the ones I love is a constant highlight.
My brothers Jonathan and Max of course stay front and center. My sweet-pea nephew, Brodie, who is hands-down the best "FaceTimer" in the world! Shvivee, the angel-of-a-being, furry-best-friend of mine, and current travel partner, and my rad friends who remind me to be someone that people want to wrap their arms around.
You see . . . it's all about LOVE. Love, love. The goal is to love and be loved. That's my kind of magic.
Traveling continues to inspire me and I love the endless opportunities that I receive from the Universe to learn and grow. It really is an endless source, and it's always about self-growth.
I spent the end of June in reunion with some of my cousins throughout the breathtaking state Colorado - that state never gets dull. Ever.
I flew from Denver, CO to Boston, MA . . . traveled to Albany, NY and Scarborough, ME. Road-tripped through New Hampshire & Vermont, and I'll head to Sonoma, CA before the end of August.
I've experienced things that I have never tried or experienced before. A few I will continue to share with you openly, and some I choose to keep quietly to myself.
In short, I'm alive. Practicing gratitude for, obviously, the good stuff, and also for the rough spots that get me there. I'm utilizing grace and compassion as direct pathways, and in all, the most important part is love.
I'll be speaking at KOR Properties in Mesa Arizona, this coming Wednesday, June 10th, at 6:30pm. Please join us!
A bright and inspired life it is! RSVP: NataschaK@KORproperties.com. See you there!
ps. We always have a good time!
Well those last few months flew by . . . literally, with a lot of flying!
The month prior to my month-long Thailand escapade, I was in California (twice), New York & Texas. Flew out of LA on my way over the pond, and as most of you know, I made a jaunt to Sri Lanka while I was over there. (See my previous blog post for details.) That contributed to the flying.
Not to mention while I was living in Thailand, I was living an Island life. Island living requires a lot of extra steps in traveling. Steps that include, mopeds, boats, buses, taxis, flights, flights, and flights.
I loved everything! The colors, people, water, sunsets, food, and the hammock lifestyle. Saw new countries, learned new languages, and had new experiences. Many new ways of experiencing life. I stood in my fear of scuba diving - #befuckingfearless - and it was awe-inspiring!! Made new friends, made it out of Thailand with a few crazy Thailand stories, and without getting Dengue Fever; aka the break-bone fever . . . because you feel like your bones are breaking.
Let's see. I learned some REALLY good yoga. Saw a tantric community lifestyle, and only understood half of what I heard or saw. I taught moped lessons to foreigners that have never driven a moped or motorbike. That should be funny for those of you that know me & my "excellent driving skills." And, I explored. A LOT! Everyday was a new adventure of finding the clearest water, the next most beautiful beach, the yummiest and most inexpensive fresh fruit juice, the next best Thai massage ($11(US) for an hour!!), and going to sleep without Dengue. ;)
I saw beautiful monkeys, elephants, birds & fish. Said "Sa wat dee kha" (hello) and "khaawp khoon kha" (thank you) all-day-every-day. Had very little alcohol consumption - an occasional cold beer . . . . you are able to order frou frou drinks for days, and there is no good wine, anywhere! Whatsapp & Viber were my main forms of communication with loved ones afar. (Both free apps that allow you to text, call & video chat internationally, for free.)
The seashell hunt was on! I even made my friend Sue a seashell art installment for her bungalow. And, a big thank you to Susan for opening her home, her heart and her life in Thailand up to me while I was visiting. "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of experiencing life."
I am now back stateside. Landed at LAX and back to AZ with Shvivee!
May and June will be business coaching and public speaking for me. You are invited to attend a public event where I will be speaking in Arizona, Wednesday, June 10, 6:30pm at KOR Properties. The address is 4320 E. Brown Road, suite 104, Mesa, 85205. As soon as I have a flyer I will post to my website and social media. See statement release from KOR Properties below:
"How to Live A Bright and Inspired Life Personally and Professionally, #befearless".
Presented by, Shauna Kupetz, Innovator, Entrepreneur, Business & Life Coach
Shauna is a bright and amazing individual who will help you tap into your spirit and discover how to embrace joy. Don't miss this chance for some great personal coaching . . . I have had the blessing of working with Shauna for years and I know first hand that this is a class that you don't want to miss!"
- Natascha Karedsheh, Founder/Owner of KOR Properties
(RSVP: NataschaK@KORproperties.com or 480.568.8680)
I'll be in Texas at the end of May, Washington State late June and back in New York and also in Maine come late July and August.
I've shared a few more of my photos from Thailand with you below . . . take a peek. You can also follow my Instagram (@shaunasjam) for current updates and happenings. (I have about 100 photos & experiences from Thailand posted there already.)
Thanks for following my Jammin Lifestyle. Please let me know if you, your business, or someone you know would benefit from my coaching services and business redesign expertise by emailing me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are all either growing or dying every day - I choose to grow.
Help some one grow, and approach your days by creating a space for others to thrive.
Cheers to beauty full you.
Took a quick trip to Sri Lanka from Thailand . . . . or not so quick.
Jammin Lifestyle was invited to creatively collaborate with the founders and designers of Sanatha Suwaya in Peradeniya, Sri Lanka this past week.
What is Sanatha Suwaya?
I woke up in Koh Phangan, Thailand.
Los Angeles >>> Taipei
Taipei >>> Bangkok
Bangkok >>> Koh Samui
Koh Samui >>> Koh Phangan
By 6:15am, this morning, I was in the water. This is the view from where I was standing in the Gulf of Thailand.
Looking forward to working to here this month. It's easy to see that there are major distractions. Stay tuned, lets see where this Jammin Lifestyle takes me.
In the last two months I have worked with an Aesthetician, an Attorney, a Floor Design Company, a Health and Wellness Center, a Home Builder, two Interior Designers, two Jewelry Designers, a Party Stylist, a Product Developer, a Realtor and a Restauranteur. It's been so jammin!
I've had the challenges of creating new systems for my own business while assisting these brilliant minds in the creative act of making their own.
The last few months have affirmed that I am spending my time usefully and productively. That I am serving others and that their businesses and lives are benefiting from my services. I am most definitely enjoying myself, and I am happy knowing that I am living a life of purpose as my spirit is leading the way.
I am GRATEFUL!
Today, March 1st! I will be in San Francisco, CA, Rochester, NY, El Paso, TX, Carlsbad, NM and Los Angeles, CA before the end of the month. And, I leave the States in one month to date. April 1st, it's see you in Thailand! LA > Bangkok (via China). I'll be spending the entire month of April over the pond. Til then I will be jammin away & loving what I do.
Please let me know if you have something wonderfully ordinary that you would like to give extraordinary attention. It's been a dream come true to work with others on their dreams and I would be honored to share in yours.
I can be reached via email, email@example.com & via skpye, shauna.kupetz.
I am committed to creating a world of harmony and fun - "love and living is my religion" - remembering to stay open to everything and to be attached to nothing. Choosing to grow each day and sleep when I am dead! I love this life, I love my family and friends and I look forward to the memories and experiences ahead! Tap into your spirit with me.