Fuel Your Joy Friday!


Each Friday I share with you what has brought me joy and lessons to get you to shift into joy so that you get to live fueled by JOY.

This week’s theme is Harvesting your Next Level! 

Fall is upon us, even though in my current location (Chicago) it is in the 90s and super humid. I ADORE fall. The crisp air, the changing leaves, light jackets, jeans, boots, sweaters, cozy up with some tea or coffee and reading a good book or journaling (of course) and leisurely walks outside. This is one of the reasons why I love the midwest….fall is just gorgeous here.

When I think of fall, not only do I think of the smells, changing colors, football, cozying up and connecting with friends and family, but I also think of harvest. Harvesting is not only about food and farming and all that goodness. Harvesting is also about bringing to life what we have been cultivating internally.

What do I mean by this? If you are like me, you do a lot of internal work on your mindset and spiritual beliefs/ practice through journaling, meditation, writing and real honest discussions with people (what I call big talk…not small talk). Sometimes you talk about concepts, ideas or about changing internally, but perhaps you have not taken action in the physical realm. Yeah that might sound a little woo woo, but seriously, what action have you taken towards living your life fueled by what brings you joy?!? 

For me, I have felt an internal shift to my next level for the past few months and have been working A LOT on my mindset, how I show up, being authentic, honest and real….in everything (oh man it’s been challenging but also invigorating) and now it is happening externally. Opportunities, clients, travels, relationships, fun and adventure, money…all of these things/people/ opportunities that I have desired, journaled about and knew would happen eventually are actually happening.

What about you?

Fall is a beautiful time to harvest, bring to life, what you have been working on internally. What are you waiting for?

Seriously, we get one shot here in this crazy rollercoaster of a ride in our lives so why not make it our best. When you really think about it, we are our own biggest obstacle when it comes to creating a life we love that brings us joy and everything we desire. The good news is that it is actually not as hard as we think to make that “dream life” happen……all we have to do is decide it is happening and take a step forward into that life we’ve been working on, journaling about, talking about and BELIEVE this is our reality……..because it is! 

Take one next right action and bring to life what you have been doing internally. And of course, do it with joy. Have fun with it. Life is our playground and we get to decide how our dream life manifests….we always get to decide. Choose your JOY. You deserve it!

Are you ready to harvest the life you desire?

Are you ready to live fueled by joy?

Check out this meditation below to help you step into that life…..it’s a good one 😉

After the meditation, open up your journal and write out what you saw or what came up as you stepped into the next level version of you. You can also use these journal prompts below.

Journal Prompts 

  1. What is your new intention for the fall and the month of September?
  2. What have you been cultivating from within these past few months that are are ready to harvest and bring into the world this fall?
  3. How do you want to feel as you step into this next level version of yourself
  4. How do you feel when you desire that this next level version of yourself is your new normal?
  5. What are the actions to take NOW to be that next level version of you that you know you are inside?

***you know exactly what you need and desire to do*****

What is bringing me JOY this week

I have been LOVING The Magician’s Way. There are some powerful and practical tools in here of how to be a “magician”. It’s a lot of mindset work (which I obviously love) but there is also a beautiful fictional story. There were many times when I was reading and could not help but smile because I was thinking….this is what I tell my clients and friends all the time (it felt good to see it written) and also times where I was blown away by the principles…and of course I laughed…cuz JOY! This book is a fun read and also shares a lot of practical tools on ways to TRUST yourself and the magic within you which facilities exponential growth.

I ADORE natural products and things related to the chakras so when my friend Leanne, told me about her new business I was all in. Radiant Botanics is all about natural handmade products for each of your 7 chakras. Leanne does a beautiful job with the products and there is a crystal in each item as well as an affirmation to say when applying the body butter or sugar scrub or when placing the bath salts into your bath.

You can use the code KATIEJOY and get 15% off your order. PS my favorite product is the Power body butter….so good. Actually I also LOVE the Truth Sugar scrub. Check out her site and grab a product that speaks to you or a product to support a chakra that you desire help with (PS ask me if you have questions)

When it comes to planning and stepping up and into your next level and harvesting the person you desire to be, it helps to know how you want to feel. As you know I love Danielle LaPorte and the Desire Map, one of my favorite products by Danielle is her planner. I go back and forth on which one to use each year but since I love my journals I have decided to use the weekly planner instead of the daily…but honestly you can’t go wrong.

Aside of the questions and journal prompts and asking yourself how do you want to feel each and everyday, these planners are just GORGEOUS. If you are looking for a planner, for sure check out the Desire Map Planner AND grab it soon because they always sell out by November…jump on it!

I hope you enJOYed these thoughts, tips and suggestions from me. I look forward to sharing more ways to fuel your joy and shift into joy when life happens next Friday.

Until then go do something that brings you joy.

Decide to live FUELED BY JOY! #fueledbyjoy