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Start the process of writing your go for it (another name for my mission statement work) by reflecting on your past and choosing five accomplishments of which you are especially proud. Then, consider the habits, actions, and behaviors that led to these particular successes. Ask yourself, “how would I teach these competencies to someone else?”

After you’ve written a sentence or two about teaching others, contemplate your answers. Then, write a few sentences about the insights you’ve realized from this process. Ask yourself, “what does my writing tell me about how I work best?”

Now you have the basic components of your own personal mission statement—this paragraph of “explanations” effectively demonstrates how you best operate! Just make sure to word everything positively so that the paragraph inspires you to keep moving forward.

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I love helping military spouses mediate on the lifestyle they want and this includes what type of physical environment you want. What does a perfect 10 look like to you when you think of your home? Your home is an extension of who you are so imagine a neat kitchen, bedroom, office, and imagine how that feels and what energy it brings to you. A great tool to use when you are gaining clarity on how to motivate yourself to declutter your home is to your values (a list is available for you in my client area, help yourself) and by clearing your decks a bit, you energetically open yourself up to attract more so clean out those closets, fridges, desks, and then sign up for my may webinar and then you will feel ready to really go for it. Clients laugh when they come to me for job coaching and I send them off to clean their desks and computer files, but it’s a great first step. After you feel like military life is tidy, you can write your go for it statement with much more ease.

Go for it statements are also great ways to move forward and I wrote about how to create one in Military Spouse Magazine and I will give you a little snap shot right here but I really encourage you to call me and sign up for a coaching session to get yours into writing and let me help you tweak it to motivate you all year long. I am offering a “go for it” session for only $80.00 to military spouses that are reading this blog. You simply email me “I am ready” and you will get a session with me where we walk you through how to create this powerful statement and its totally individualized. Former clients say their “go for it” statement is what has motivated them the most during our initial coaching sessions and I want to share the experience with you too. I will even give you a few tips here on how to get stated before we even meet so that our session is powerful.

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I am so excited that my baby sister just became a mother! She named her so after my father that passed away, so when she shared his name I chocked up. I am so proud of her and excited for her to become a mom. I am also happy for all my clients that balance motherhood with military life and work like; you all do so much and deserve a pat on the back. Just being a Military Spouse is something that you should really be proud of because your love and support are what makes our country so strong and just surrender to how amazing you are and motherhood is just another amazing thing that many of you spouses do, so if you are a mom, I am sending extra hugs out to my mommy clients and hope that you enjoy the special day.

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I am excited to be a part of Military Spouse Magazine’s Military Spouse of The Year Awards. I read the spouses stories and I am just so inspired by the strength that so many military spouses exhibit. Being part of the event is an honor and I am excited to share step by step coaching on how to create “go for it” statements. This is a theme that I will be addressing this month, along with a Webinar on decluttering because as we define who we are, we need to get rid of things that no longer serve us and this often includes physical things. I will talk more about this in my upcoming Webinar at the end of may and hope that many of you will be able to attend.

Add photo from event here (I am away may 8th, post may 11th which is military spouse appreciation day.

Go for it statements rock and make military spouse life fun! They are simply brief declarations that describe how we do things when we are “at our best.” Organizations use these documents to clarify their overall purpose; therefore, different organizational cultures have radically different mission statements.

I like asking my coaching clients to come up with their own mission statements to help them really think about their ideal lives. While my regular readers may note that I’ve discussed this topic previously, I’d like to take this opportunity to delve further into the process of creating one’s mission statement—after all, the task can be a bit daunting for some of us!

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Join me for a FREE spring webinar on how to declutter your life once and for all. I’ll be talking about the negative impact clutter and how to get super motivated to remove it from your life, one easy step at a time. I have 21 simple decluttering tasks that we will talk through and then I will share and then how to create systems in all 21 areas of your life so that your clutter won’t creep right back.

My webinar students from the past years have raved about this course and tell me all the time that they love their clutter free lives and have all said it helps with their health, work, and relationships goals more than any other actions they took.

We will talk about:

  • the negative impact of clutter
  • how to create a system in all 21 areas of your life

Make sure to mark your calendar and put an alarm in your phone so you don’t miss the live event.

Monday, June 25, 2018
12:00 pm EST

Are you ready to live clutter free? Join me for this live webinar – sign up below!

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The Military Spouse Coach by Krista Wells - 2w ago

I had a clutter clearing coaching session with a military spouse and she and I discussed the steps it takes to clear clutter before PCSing. We talked about the power of purging, paying attention to where life is overstuffed versus where it is sparse, creating systems that serve our highest self, finding simple and portable storage solutions (ex. Labeling our cords) and we had a lot of fun imagining how freeing it might be to finally chuck those unlabeled cords once and for all. We both laughed at our funny habit of sitting in a room that we have just cleaned and taking it all in. I even remember when my kids were younger and I would clean their playroom and then say, “Can you not play right now, I just cleaned it all up!” As silly as it was, it felt like I needed to take in the energy boost before things went back to chaos. Think about how much energy you have after you declutter a room!

Give that gift to yourself this month. Write a comment on what you are tackling and inspire other military spouses that are reading my blog!

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I just wanted to take a break from my typical military spouse blog posts and just thank you for your service this month and make sure we are connected off this blog. I am not sending out a traditional newsletter anymore but want to make sure you sign up for my email list where I only share coaching tips, and find ways different military spouses can get connected.

If you are reading this blog, please take a minute and sign up for my monthly coaching tips right now, and considering joining my monthly free coaching webinars too. While I like being connected on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram, my email list is where I keep in touch with former military clients and create relationships with potential clients that want some free life coaching before they consider if they need their own coach. I love to let my email subscribers in on special coaching offers, give them access to more free webinars, and have a place to give out other little goodies. For example, if you tell me why you are a trailblazer military spouse for an upcoming story I am working on, you could win a cute trailblazer tee-shirt!

I am looking for new ways to increase my military spouse mailing list in an authentic way, so that I can serve a broader audience of military spouses than those I see for private coaching. Do you have some ideas about how I can connect with your and your military spouse community? Please reach out to me and share your ideas. I do write for several military spouse publications, love connecting with other military spouse bloggers, and enjoy attending live events and asking spouses to connect with me after the event. I am going to be attending the Military Spouse of the Year Awards in DC this month and look forward to the opportunity to meet military spouses in real life. If you will be at the event, please send me an email and let me know you will be there. If you are a military spouse blogger, list your blog below.  And if you are a new military spouse or a military spouse that has been reading my blog for a while, say hello in the comments below so we can get to know each other!

This month I am going to be blogging about staying motivated using our own personal style, getting rid of things in your life that no longer serve you, and making room in your life to think big, take big leaps, and live up to your full potential. Let me know who you are in the comments below.

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I love when clients try and tell me they are just a mom, or only an artist, or just a blogger. I really try and hold back the laughter as I almost scream, “are you kidding me, you are so unique and so cool!” I know I get paid to coach military spouses, but I swear the love is free.

I have been coaching for fifteen years and what I am learning is the most important concept that I coach people on is how to learn to be OK being themselves. It sounds so easy but it isn’t. Military Spouses usually call me and want to start working together because they are facing a struggle, feeling unhealthy, struggling to find a portable job, or struggling with a deployment and want support or need advise on how to make their marriage stronger but all of my coaching comes down to learning how to love and accept ourselves and what I am discovering is that we need to learn about who we are in order to be able to define what we want. This month’s blog posts are about how to write a personal mission statements that support the idea that we are all unique and once we define who we are we can really soar.

Mission statements are unique declarations that describe how we do things when we are “at our best.” Organizations use these documents to clarify their overall purpose; therefore, different organizational cultures have radically different mission statements.

I like asking my coaching clients to come up with their own mission statements to help them really think about their ideal lives and accept that they are totally unique and totally cool and can tackle anything once they decide to shine. While my regular readers may note that I’ve discussed this topic previously, I’d like to take this opportunity to delve further into the process of creating one’s mission statement—after all, the task can be a bit daunting for some of us!

What Makes You Shine As Military Spouse?

Start the process of writing your mission statement by reflecting on your past and choosing five accomplishments of which you are especially proud; things that make you shine! Then, consider the habits, actions, and behaviors that led to these particular successes. Ask yourself, “how would I teach these competencies to someone else?”

After you’ve written a sentence or two about teaching others, contemplate your answers. Then, write a few sentences about the insights you’ve realized from this process. Ask yourself, “what does my writing tell me about how I work best?”

Now you have the basic components of your own personal mission statement—this paragraph of “explanations” effectively demonstrates how you best operate! Just make sure to word everything positively so that the paragraph inspires you to keep moving forward.

Military Spouses Leaping Towards Success

You are already taking baby steps towards your goals, but every now and then you might decide you are ready to take a bigger leap and I am here as your coach to encourage you to take those big leaps whenever you are ready! I am constantly meeting military spouses that don’t give themselves enough credit, you women rock! You are so unique and so special and I am just here to remind you that you are already pretty great. I know you can look at some past accomplishments that you might have forgotten or not given yourself enough credit for accomplishing at the time. By reminding yourself of this greatness you really set the stage to attract more achievement toward you, because what we focus on grows! Including this important aspect in your mission statement thus allows you to more easily make progress toward reaching both your seasonal and long-term goals regarding health, wealth, and relationships.

Plus, this progress will be made in a way that works best for your individual needs and aptitudes. Once you have completed this assignment and formed the basis of your mission statement, try reading your paragraph out loud.

You may need to tweak it a bit to make the language more positive and personal, but don’t give up. Remember that you can continue changing your mission statement over time so that it best fits your current, shifting needs.

Create Your Unique Military Spouse Mission Statement

If you are on my email list you already got this exercise in your inbox. If you are a new blog reader make sure to sign up! www.militaryspousecoach.com/freebie and you will get exercises like this one emailed to you every month.  Please share with other motivated military spouses too.

Take out a piece of paper and list five personal accomplishments you have experienced as a military spouse—things of which you are especially proud—in a single sentence each.

For each of those items, describe the habits, skills, and abilities that allowed you to succeed as a military spouse thus far. Try to keep each answer to a single sentence, if possible. This brevity will make it easier to turn these ideas into a mission statement in the end.

Combine these last five sentences to create an entire paragraph and cut out anything that doesn’t still feel like you. You may need to do some editing to ensure that the statement makes sense and is worded in a positive manner but you are nearly there! Cross out any repeated items and rewrite the revised paragraph—this will be your new mission statement, your ‘MO’ in life

After completing this exercise, you should have a statement of 2-3 sentences that feels super inspiring and super unique—it should make you want to take action on your goals! Now that you have this document as your personal blueprint, you will begin to attract success effortlessly.

Please complete the exercise and then leave a comment below regarding how you are using your personal mission statements and include your initials or your name and your business and we can all cheer each other on.

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Join me for a FREE spring webinar on how to declutter your life once and for all. I’ll be talking about the negative impact clutter and how to get super motivated to remove it from your life, one easy step at a time. I have 21 simple decluttering tasks that we will talk through and then I will share and then how to create systems in all 21 areas of your life so that your clutter won’t creep right back.

My webinar students from the past years have raved about this course and tell me all the time that they love their clutter free lives and have all said it helps with their health, work, and relationships goals more than any other actions they took.

We will talk about:

  • the negative impact of clutter
  • how to create a system in all 21 areas of your life

Make sure to mark your calendar and put an alarm in your phone so you don’t miss the live event.

Monday, April 30, 2018
12:00 pm EST

Are you ready to live clutter free? Join me for this live webinar – sign up below!

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Many spouses tell me that military life takes up so much energy that there isn’t always time left for leisure. I hear this from so many military spouse moms during deployments, from those who are moving a lot, those who work outside the home, entrepreneurs, and even from seasoned spouses.

So what can we do to make sure we take care of ourselves as well as our loved ones?

Tip #1: Turn Your Passion Into a Job You Love

When we find work that we love, our leisure and work time can overlap and create greater life satisfaction. Consider how you naturally spend your leisure time—these activities offer hints into a career that you’ll find fun and fulfilling.

For example, I ask military spouses looking to discover a career passion what games they enjoyed growing up, what sports and activities they did in high school, and what section of the bookstore they’re drawn to. I love asking these questions because I not only watch for their answers—I look at the excitement on their faces when they explain different things that they truly love!

When a client and I find an area of work that’s exciting to them, they don’t look at work and play as so different, but rather as an awesome place of overlap. My make-up artist client reads beauty books for fun. My client considering pursuing a degree as a naturopath works as a personal trainer at the YMCA and does yoga for fun. Even my own leisure time is often spent with a cup of tea and a self-help book in hand.

Follow your passion and it’s sure to lead to a job you love.

Tip #2: Schedule Some “Me Time”

While having your work overlap with your passions is absolutely amazing, it’s also important to dedicate at least some of your free time to things that support non-career values. You can use your leisure time for fun and play, whether it’s a board game with the kiddos or a night out with the ladies. You can focus on personal or spiritual development. You can even watch a fun TV show! However, it should still be time that is used purposefully toward a goal, even if that goal is just to relax.

To make sure they schedule some “me time,” I sometimes ask my clients to sit down and literally put leisure activities on their calendars at particular dates and times. It’s important not to let military spouse life obligations get in the way of creating purposeful downtime, so I ask clients to treat this me time with as much respect as other appointments in their days. These activities don’t have to cost a lot of time or money—just try to find something rejuvenating and in line with your values.

When you’re trying to think of how to plan your downtime, think about your long-term goals and the kinds of leisure activities that support them. It’s so fun to sit down with a client and schedule some artist dates, evenings out with a partner, fun activities with the kids, etc. By finding activities that are fun and in line with our values, we start living our lives intentionally and even more joyously, even with limited leisure time.

Tip #3: Write Down Your Leisure Goals

Military spouses are super busy taking care of others. However, I’ve found that we’re also better at nurturing others when we focus on our own needs too. As you look over your spring goals in the areas of health, wealth, and relationships, write out a list of potential leisure activities that will support their attainment. And don’t forget to include things that are fun!

I know it’s not easy to know what to do with our downtime. That’s why I encourage you to share your ideas in the comments section below—hopefully, we can learn from each other’s successes! Then, if you can, connect your leisure goal to a larger seasonal objective or intention. I’m looking forward to hearing all of your ideas!

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