The secret to achievement is not doing more. It’s learning how to constrain and focus on your WHY and allow that to drive your ship. In this episode, you'll discover 5 lessons I’ve learned from over-planning, over-doing and over-scheduling so you can notice them in your own thinking and avoid them!
[FREE WORKSHOP] Learn the 3 mindset issues that keep you constantly struggling with the planning tools because you haven’t dialed in the mindset you need to use them to reach your next potential. I’ll show you how to retrain your brain to reach your creative lifestyle goals! Get started chasing your dreams ... have more time to create ... and do what lights you up!
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Here are a few ways we can work together:
"Let yourself be silently drawn by the pull of what you truly love.
Ways to work with me:
1. Set up a free consultation: as a life coach, I hold the space for you to dig deeper … to find the root of the problem so you can begin to create new beliefs that move the needle in the direction of your creative dreams. Go to karagottwarner.com/workwitkara to apply.
2. Take my free course: Tame Your Time Don't Lose Your Mind ... because time management begins with brain management. karagottwarner.com/tameyourtime
Right now, more than ever, we have a special gift. The gift of TIME.
And to help you with with this … I’m hosting a free workshop called: Tame Your Time Don’t lose Your Mind, where I’ll be talking about 3 mindset issues that keep you stuck and how to overcome to create a simple planning process to buy back YOUR time.
Join me for the free masterclass - and overcome these 3 mindset issues that keep you stuck so you can craft a realistic and system to tame your time and not lose your mind!
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With all the lockdowns and kids at home from school, it's so easy to allow our brain to go to the extreme and think only in worst-case scenario. With patience and a plan, you can identify what is within your control and let go of the rest.
We CAN choose PROACTIVITY, not reactivity.
Now more than ever, we can "live into the future" and create a new set of beliefs and possibilities ... paint a new picture. We can use this as an opportunity to grow, not shrink, hide or run the other way.
What you'll learn in this episode:
We have a great opportunity right now to get scrappy and discover new things and the solution is right in front of you. You just have to be open to it.
A crisis intensifies what is already there that we may not be facing. If we are open to it, we will see with clarity what our real WORK is.
In this episode I share my support for the challenges we're collectively sharing during this Coronavirus crisis. This episode is off-the-cuff, raw and unpolished with no bells or whistles ... just me hopping on the mic to talk about courage in the face of fear, allowing grace and allow the gifts of vulnerability to move though us.
Do you find all the reasons to not do what you say you will? Your reptilian brain is screaming: "me no wanna! I just want to knit and Netflix!"
How can you possibly resist? The idea of knitting is perfect considering it's been a long day, and you really want to watch that docuseries on Netflix. "I deserve to kick back," you tell yourself.
What is at play here is resistance. We choose to do what feels good instead of the things that will help us reach our great potential.
We find all the excuses … I’m hungry … I’m tired. I’m sick.
So many things that seem believable and then before you know it, your goals become wishes.
What happens when resistance comes for a visit:
When things get hard, we look for things that make us feel good
This is our primitive brain kicking in. IT. WILL. WIN if you let it
Natural tendency - we want to always seek comfort
We would rather take the path of least resistance
Humans by nature are lazy
The GOOD NEWS - this means you are a normal functioning human
How to overcome it:
Plan for it! It's not a matter of IF, it's a matter of WHEN
Get comfortable with being uncomfortable
You will allow the urge to NOT do what you say you will do.
The payoff of discomfort? You get to reach your ULTIMATE goals.
When it comes to planning, simple and scrappy is my philosophy.
Planning starts with just one sheet of paper and I show you how in this episode!
No fancy bells or whistles …
Just YOU, a pen and paper and your earbuds to listen to this episode!
Indecision keeps you from going all-in. You wonder what the "right" way is. BUT someone else's right could be your wrong. In this part 2 of my 3-part series, I continue with the 3 "sneaky saboteurs" that keep you stuck and how to overcome them
Today I'm continuing on with my Tame Your Time series talking all things annual goals and how to create your very own vision board! Why do we resist planning ahead? It's because by nature we are actually lazy, and our normal tendency is to do what's easy. This causes fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants kind of problems. I show you how NOT to do that!
You can also see how I've been setting up my new Knitter's Planner page-by-page so you can set yourself up for success here:
https://www.karagottwarner.com/UnpluggedWednesday to see the video of my vision board and my philosophy when it comes to annual goal planning.
When you understand why we procrastinate or avoid doing what's hard -- that's when we are on to ourselves. That's when we actually have to tools to do something about it.
In The Knitter's Planner, and in most planners, you'll find this section. In this episode, I share the HOW and WHY of checking-in daily with your highest goals, and why writing and re-write them sets you up for success.
I also talk about something called a vision board, and how I like mine to look like something out of an art journal. I also riff on how I started this process many years ago, and how it inspires me to stay connected to my goals.
A vision board is a space that is up to wherever your imagination takes you. Add quotes, affirmations, paste in pictures from magazines ... whatever.
There's no right or wrong way. Just YOUR way!
When it comes to annual goal planning, The Knitter's Planner allows space for 3 big goals because studies have shown that any more than 3 could make it difficult to stay committed to any of them.
Stay small to go BIG.
I want you to achieve extraordinary success, and if you take the time to plan the goals that will move the needle in your life that will make all your other goals easier or unnecessary you will blow your own mind at the end of 2020.
I also talk about the 3 quadrants that I make sure to include in my annual goals: (in this order)
Choosing goals in one of these 3 quadrants creates a harmonious way to counterbalance each area.
Action Step - If you've purchased your knitter's planner, open it to your 2020 annual goals page and map out your goals for 2020. Don't delay. Make it happen!
Have you purchased your planner yet? You still have time to get it before the new year! www.karagottwarner.com/knittersplanner and you'll get my free planning guide + planning printables just for clicking to learn more.
Then, when you purchase your planner, send me your proof of purchase and I will send you a super-cute, quick-knit mitered purse pattern just in time for gift giving!
Sign up today: karagottwarner.com/gettingitdone
Sometimes we keep striving, and doing because we think we are not enough. We are enough. We are DOING enough. We are worthy.
Mary Jeanne Packer joins Kara Gott Warner to share a fascinating look inside the life and values of her business, Battenkill Fibers Carding and Spinning Mill. With authentic connection at her core, Mary Jeanne walks us through the depth and breadth of that farm-to-fabric connection, from vision to craft to sustainability.
Learn the 3 SURPRISING reasons why you lack confidence in your knitting skills (and these reasons are NOT what you might expect!) Just understanding these 3 things is exciting news because they can have a positive impact on your life if you apply them!
Working with a coach is an investment we may think of as an "expense" rather than an "investment" in ourselves. When we see the value of working with a coach and how it helps us to uplevel every area of our life, then we'll see the magic happen. The inspiration behind today's episode is my own coaching experience with Pat Flynn, host of Ask Pat and Smart Passive Income podcasts. I'm seriously a fan girl. Just sayin.' You'll hear me get pretty transparent about my struggles with Power Purls Podcast, and how I asked him for help. Let's just say, his advice was truly mind-blowing and a total game-changer. Check out my commentary about my session with Pat in this episode of Power Purls Podcast.
Power Purls Podcast is back! Bridging the worlds of craft and life, Kara Gott Warner reminds us of the depth in the Power Purls name. It’s more than just knitting – this is confidence-building. This is intuition. This is learning. And it starts right where you are.
It’s more than designing for cables-queen Alison Green, Berroco’s Design Department Manager. Listen in as Alison takes us into the many roles her title brings, from managing over fifty patterns in a single season to learning how to simplify her approach. It's all about going with the flow.
Franoicse Danoy of Aroha Knits, is a bi-racial, multi-craftual maker of color. She empowers knitters to explore the intersection of of making with identity. Her designs draw on her Maori heritage, and she celebrates the myths, legends and other stories about her culture and relates them to knitting as an artform.
Today I'm chatting with returning guest, knitwear designer and contributor to The Knitter's Planner Meghan Jones. She shares insights and a peek behind the curtain into her designing process, and how she makes it all happen with four kids, and a pattern design business. Meghan also shares her love for the swatching process and views it like doing scales on the piano - "a dozen a day, will get you to love the swatching process because it will make you a more confident knitter."
Welcome to the very first episode of 2019 where you will meet Stephanie Palmer, creator of The Quilter's Planner! Last year, Stephanie reached out to me to help her create The Knitter's Planner, and as an organization and planning fanatic, of course I was thrilled to collaborate with her on this exciting venture!
In this interview, we dive into the details, and share what makes The Knitter's Planner unique, and why you'll want to get your hands on one if knitting and staying organized are on the top of your list! We are working hard to create a holistic approach to the planning process so you can connect the dots in your life and knitting, and customize the planner to suit your own creative personality.
How you celebrate this little powerful piece of knitted fabric -- the knitted swatch? We use it in so many ways: as a blueprint to create a new design, bring together community, learn new stitches, and lovingly donate them. In this episode, I share ways to empower yourself and others through the 6 x 6 stitch block and how you can create your own swatch celebration movement in your shop, online, or in your local community. Let's KNIT TOGETHER!
Join the fun on Facebook Live Wednesdays! This week ... - Learn how to get arty with your swatches! - Resources for donating your stitch blocks - Tips for starting your own swatch celebration in your local area or online - Get people clicking those needles. Create a community - KNIT TOGETHER -Meet my son London for yarn crafting for kids on fall break! (He will make you laugh!)
Can't make it live? Check out the video archives here: http://www.PowerPurlsPodcast.com/VideoArchives Get my FREE 5-step recipe to tap into your skills and talents to finally start a purpose-driven creative business! Download the audio training now: http://www.KaraGottWarner.com/SecretSauce