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Omg. What do I want to say.

Here’s a little synopsis of this wild ride called entrepreneurship:

I’ve been a coach since 2004 …. and over these 13+ years my business has had many “brands”, has offered many different programs, and had countless evolutions. Countless!

2004-2006:

Ok, so, right out of the gates, I messed up. I named my business “Transition Coaching & Event Planning”. So wrong. Here are a few of the *many* reasons this was “off brand”: 1.) I kept getting phone calls from people asking me to plan their wedding. lol. Having to explain time and again that it’s a coaching company and not a wedding planning company was my first clue. 🙂 Plus, I soon realized: 2.) that ‘transition’ really isn’t fun or something that people are eager to sign up for, 3.) the few clients who were willing to overlook my terrible business name and work with me, and I, were having *far too much fun* for transition to remain the focus point and the “brand” of the work I do, and 4.) I came to realize that I would inevitably ask the same question, “What’s the dream here?” and this sent us in a whole new and wonderful direction.

2007 -2013:

After asking for guidance about what my new business name should be, one day I woke up in the middle of the night knowing exactly what to change it to: “Create Your Life!”. It was right. My business took on new life, with inspired idea after inspired idea. I wrote a curriculum for a 5-week Dream Circle group program. I attracted private clients who were ready to dream their life bigger and create their life to be something they couldn’t wait to get up and out of bed for in the morning. And in 2008, I started hosting my annual Dream Party. Come as you aspire to be’ was the tagline. For 5 consecutive years, 100 or so people came to this weird and wonderful event, folks dressed in ways that represented their 5-years-from-then self. They crossed over ‘the footbridge to the future’, they acted and inter-acted as if it was 5 years into the future, celebrating all the dreams that had come true in their life. They wrote letters to themselves in the shed-sized Time Machine art installation that I hired some RISD students to build for me (the first year, the paint was still drying as guests arrived) …. And 1-year later I mailed them their unopened self-addressed letter along with an invitation to the next Dream Party, of course. 😉 The Dream Circle evolved too …. into what is to this day The Dream Acceleration Program, a comprehensive online program that I couldn’t be more proud of.

Create Your Life! was my growing baby and I was delighted by it. And thanks to the virtual nature of my work, and my growing virtual team, Create Your Life! was serving clients from as far as Spain, Israel, New Zealand, Canada, Costa Rica, and all across the US. A lot changed in my life over this period of time, but my work was consistent and an aligned extension of who I was – and who I was becoming.

2013-2015:

Short story, while I kept at it and never for one moment adored my clients any less, I started to feel like something wasn’t quite right. Like something that used to fit me perfectly was no longer exactly right. Like I was outgrowing myself. Ever feel like you’ve outgrown yourself?

It’s important to note here that, in 2012, I completed a unique Masters degree program: Holistic Leadership. I credit this program with sparking several new ideas within me, many of which I integrated into my coaching work and into how I facilitate my programs and how I train others to do so. This Holistic Leadership degree taught me new and expansive models, perspective, and approaches to powerful leadership — the kind of leadership that people are eager to follow — and it watered many seeds within me. I happened upon the program, but by no coincidence, I believe.

While MA behind my name is great and all … as a devoted entrepreneur, I really didn’t have any expectations or intentions of this MA being a career-maker in a resume-kind-of-way. I simply found the coursework so enriching that I stayed with it, inching my way through the program. At the end, I felt no need to attend the graduation ceremonies, but my mom insisted – she wanted to be there. So, when they called my name, I walked the stage to receive my diploma and I was truly caught off guard by how emotional crossing that stage was for me, a significance that went far deeper than any piece of paper. It represented a personal threshold.

(They say retrospect is always 20-20, and I see now how this threshold set the stage for my 2013-2015 “it doesn’t quite fit anymore” phase.)

2015-2017:

By 2014, my soul was really itching for something new. One way I scratched the itch was to move – from lil’ Rhody (a place I love and always will) to the DC area. A wise friend of mine who witnessed me on the cusp of this decision said, “Tara – there’s no wrong answer. You love Rhode Island, and you can stay. Or, you can move to a new place.” She likened me to a plant: “You’re a perfectly good plant in a perfectly good pot. But if you repot, you’ll grow.” I decided to repot, and in 2015 I moved to just outside DC.

I danced like crazy. Unlike ‘lil Rhody where there’s typically only one salsa night each week … in DC, I could dance every night if I wanted to. And I wanted to about 4 out of 7 nights. 🙂 I met some wonderful people (one of whom I live with now) — but DC didn’t feel like “my place”. The vibe of politics infused so much of life there. Generally speaking, my experience was that people there live more in their head and less in their heart (than I want to at least). It wasn’t my forever home. As a nomadic soul, no where really is. 🙂 But it turns out the the DC area wasn’t my “more than 2.5 years home”. lol.

BUT – the international vibe really spoke to my nomadic soul. It ignited something within me – something that had always been there. The DC infusion shed new light on parts of myself. Had I not moved there, I am convinced I never would have had the inspiration for Nomadic Leaders.

While in DC, in addition to Create Your Life!, I launched Nomadic Leaders with the vision of offering a coaching program for laptop leaders – something that would bring travel, community, and coaching together. But, I was challenged by having two brands: Create Your Life! AND Nomadic Leaders. My energy felt “split” and neither one was getting the attention it deserved.

Then in 2017, along with my boyfriend Carl, I finally made the leap into nomadic living. We now live full-time in an RV, working from the road, salsa dancing along the way, and exploring each state at our own pace: one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. (And, in our upcoming Nomadic Living 101 Course, I’m super excited about helping others do it too, of course.) 🙂

2018:

So then, about a month ago, much to my dismay, it became clear —> I am the brand. I am the common denominator. I got clear that Create Your Life! & Nomadic Leaders needed one home: in me, Tara Sage.

Ugh. (was my initial thought)

I sighed.

I didn’t want to have to re-create, yet again.

I resisted it for about 48 hours.

And then, the clarity of HOW to bring the two together into one cohesive, it-can-grow-as-I-grow, I can pull together the best aspects of each into one home-of-awesome that will be better than the two …. followed. I saw that I’d be better able to show up fully in service, because my energy won’t be “split” and it’ll always fit just right because …. I am Tara Sage Coaching and Tara Sage Coaching is me.

Amen. ***(If you read this far, please comment below, if for no other reason than so I can bow to you.)

Ok — all this to say, I am SOO excited to share …. Tara Sage Coaching … my shiny new all-in-one brand and website: www.tarasagecoaching.com

Ever feel like YOU’ve outgrown yourself? If so, we should chat.  Either way, hope you’ll check out my new site and pass it along to someone you know that you think would be well served by it/me.

xo

Tara Sage

Want to know what I wish for you this year?

First, I’m so grateful for you. I am truly delighted that you and I are connected. And this year I’m on a mission — to touch more lives than I have in all of the 13 years I’ve been in business, combined. It all starts right away, today, with YOU.

Because, you know what I wish for you??

Well, for starters … all. things. good.

My personal life’s mission and my business’ mission are one-and-the-same: To help YOU live your dreams & create a life and business that you don’t need a vacation from.

I want YOU to be so delighted by your life, and your life’s work, and have it all feeling so good, and all working so well for you, and supporting your dream lifestyle so beautifully … that you don’t feel antsy, or irritated, or longing to get away from it all. You aren’t itching for an escape.

(Vacations can be great, but what’s even better is when everyday life is so life-affirming, and gratifying, and so incredibly joy-filled that you don’t *need* a vacation. My wish for you is an existence so delightful that, when you DO take a vacation, you won’t feel an ounce of dread or remorse when it’s time to return to your everyday life…)

Here’s more of my wishes for YOU:

==> I wish you all the joy and delight you can stand.

==> I wish you to know and experience the ease, fun, and abundance that comes with working smarter, not harder.

==> I wish you to have a life (and business) that delights and supports you so much, that you don’t need a vacation.

==> I wish you wealth on your own terms. (yes, money – but money is only part of the picture)

==> I wish you the freedom to travel, adventure, and work from whereever and whenever you want.

==>I wish you the peace and ease of being authentically and uniquely YOU, and getting paid for it.

==>I wish you to feel unapologetically good — in your body, heart and mind — every single day.

==> I wish you the kind of love, health, kindness, abundance, and joy that naturally fills you, expands, overflows, and is cause for celebration.

==> I wish you to love your life so freakin’ much that you truly can’t wait to get-up-and-out-of-bed in the morning.

THIS IS WHAT I DO. This is how I live, and this is what I help others create and experience.

I currently have two spots open to work with private clients who are ready to dive in and make this your reality. If you feel a stirring as you read this, if this speaks to your soul, I challenge you to be someone who response with action — follow the nudge and visit www.SessionWithTara.com today to book a comp session with me, so that you and I can chat 1:1 and explore the possibilities together, ASAP.

I highly recommend you don’t overthink this. *Taking on-the-spot action is one key to making positive powerful things happen in your life.* Some of the best decisions I’ve made in my life and business have been when I followed a nudge.

Hey, if we’re not the right fit, that’s totally ok … I’m not attached to any outcome other than to powerfully serve YOU in our connection and to explore the possibilities together.

That link again is www.SessionWithTara.com. (Already a client? Please take a moment to share this with someone you know who could benefit from what you’ve experienced. Thank you! xo)

Oh, AND lastly — stay tuned to my Facebook page (please “friend me”) for this Thursday’s “Tip from Tara” video message where I’ll be sharing a simple, laser-focused, practical tip to support your success in 2018.

More soon…

May your dreams always inspire more than they intimidate,

xo

Tara Sage

Master Coach, Possibility Queen, Author, Speaker, Nomad, Salsera, Life Hack Pro, Location-independent business owner.

As I sit down to write this, I’m just back from a kick-ass leg workout that included:

  • 30 weighted step ups
  • 15 bench jumps
  • 20 kettlebell crab walk (side-to-side squats)
  • 20 split jumps (squats after jumping up onto, in my case, a tree stump)
  • 15 burpee bench jumps (as if burpees aren’t enough, a bench jump after each burpee)
  • 15 kettlebell squats + overhead press (squatting while holding kettlebell, then pushing the kettlebell over head)
  • 24 180-degree jump squats
  • 30 X-jumps (jumping jacks meets squats meets twist to touch your toes = hard)

And this was just round one — of two!  Challenging (obviously) – but damn it, I did it. With 5 minutes or so for stretching at the end, the entire workout took me about 35 minutes. It’s all part of a $20/month app program I use from my phone, called Sweat. I’ve been doing this fitness program for 16 weeks, to date, and each week builds on the last.

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I workout 5-6 days a week, from wherever I am. I do not have (nor do I need) a gym membership. I have all I need: a yoga mat, two 8-pound weights, and a 25-pound kettlebell – all of which gets stored in our RV. More often than not, a picnic table serves as my bench/step up. (If we’re at an RV site with a picnic table, I use that one. Otherwise, I find one at a nearby public park. And as I shared above, sometimes a tree trunk comes in handy too.) Thanks to this program, I essentially have a fitness trainer in my pocket — instructing me on exactly what to do for each workout.

 

Using Sweat, I’ve managed to do all of the exercises without stepping foot in a gym. As a full-time nomad and RV-er, this app helps me stay in shape, challenging me to increase my strength and stamina, one workout and one week at a time. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’m also a bit of a salsa dancing addict. Nomadic fitness has officially become a reality. Now, not only do my boyfriend and I find the local hot spots for salsa dancing wherever we are, I also get my strength-building workouts in. No matter what.

 

My having a no-matter-what attitude about working out, wasn’t always the case. But since my mid-30’s I’ve consistently made fitness a priority. As I write this, I’m 42 years old, and unquestionably plan on having a long, healthy, agile and active life. I make time for exercise – no excuses. Whether I feel like it or not, my workouts are non-negotiable.

In this one, my dog, Cosmo, helped.  😉

 

“Burpees are my friend. I love burpees.” This is my burpee mantra. 🙂 Believe it or not, at times these words have felt true. Broad jump burpees are, honest to God, my favorite. I think they’re fun. I know, weird, right?

 

Excuses be gone! In my soon-to-be-released book, “The Book of Brules”, chapter 6 is all about making fitness a no-excuses, no BS, non-negotiable part of your daily life and how one little decision can make this happen. For reals. [Check back for the link to purchase, coming soon.]

In the mean time, here’s to feeling at home in your body, at home in your heart, and at home in the world.

 

What’s YOUR fitness routine? What keeps you motivated and committed to showing up for your workouts?

My wish for YOU: Live your dreams, dance your dance, create a life (and business) that is so delightful you don’t need a vacation! >>>> Learn how: www.tarasagecoaching.com

May your dreams always inspire more than they intimidate,

xo

Tara Sage

Master Coach, Possibility Queen, Author, Speaker, Nomad, Salsera, Life Hack Pro, Location-independent business owner.
What’s YOUR word?

I’ll share mine. For 2018, I’ve chosen two words: Delighted & Visibility.

‘Delighted’ captures my inner, energetic, intention and theme for the year. And ‘Visibility’ represents my outer, actionable intention for the year

I chose DELIGHTED because, truth is, I’m freakin’ delighted by my life, damn near all the time. But – this certainly wasn’t always the case (understatement of the year) AND it’s not by accident that it’s this way now. 

Simply stated, my life is delightful because I created it to be this way. I made it so. No one was going to (or could even if they wanted to) do it for me. So, finally, I did it. How? Well, over the years, I have not only coached many hundreds to delight in their life … I too have learned and applied a shit-ton of information, and strategies, and have been relentless in my experimentation and search for the keys to my own delighted life. I’ve also made some no-BS attitude adjustments and adopted some rebel-rousing approaches as my norm … the culmination of which have brought me to this delightful existence.

{Soapbox moment >>>>>}  Starting immediately, and for the entirety of 2018 … I am committed to unapologetically living, creating from, and sharing, this energy. In other words, I am not going to dumb it down. I am not going to tame my delight because others may feel uncomfortable, turned off, or judgey about it. I am also not going to make things harder for myself than they need to be in order to “earn” my delight, or as a strategy to stay busy or burdened. I will not minimize my delight to a “reasonable” level. I will not ration it, pretending it’s a scarce commodity. I will not apply whatever bogus reasons used to make sense to me as rationale for lessening it. I’m done with all that, and it feels awesome.

What are YOU committed to?  (I suggest you too write it down and then share it.)

So instead of all that, I’m going to ride the wave of high-vibration unapologetic delight — and I want to take you with me. Throughout 2018, I am going to share freely how I got here and HOW YOU CAN TOO. Why? Because I am absolutely convinced that 2018 is going to be a powerful provocotive year of profound human transformation, and because I am committed to being an active and generous contributor to it’s creation. Now, if being delighted – by your life, your business, and your journey – isn’t your thing, you may want to bow out now … cuz this train is going to be choo-choo-ing full steam ahead. 🙂 

My word #2 is VISIBILITY because (as I came clean about in my recent Facebook Live video), I realize I’ve been hiding behind my companies. So, as an act of accountability I am declaring to you that in 2018, I will stop hiding behind my companies, and I will be coming out AS my brand (stay tuned for new website launched soon). So, with you as my witness, all that hiding stops right here.Instead, I’m going to show my face to you — via Facebook (please “friend me”) — every week of our 52 week year, I will be sharing a “Tip from Tara” message intended to touch your soul and make your life, your business, and your journey as delightful as you will allow it to be. Please mark your calendar, on repeat, for Thursdays at 2pm Eastern. I’ll be showing up there every week and talking to you

Delighted + Visibility >>> 2018: A Year of Profound Human Transformation. 

It’s going to be a fantastic year and I can’t wait to share it with you.

What is YOUR word, or words, for 2018? Let’s get this party started now.

Happy holidays and happy new year — I toast to YOU, and to all the delight you can stand!

May your dreams always inspire more than they intimidate,

xo

Tara Sage

Master Coach, Possibility Queen, Author, Speaker, Nomad, Salsera, Life Hack Pro, Location-independent business owner.

Your Year-in-Review: Part 3 “Tips from Tara” Video (of 3)

Hey there!

To celebrate the excitement and potential of the new year that’s just around the corner, here’s part 3 of my very special Year-in-Review Video Series to support YOU and ensure that you have a truly Happy YOU Year.

Also, here are links to video 1 & 2 in case you missed it or want to review them again before diving in to part 3:

Watch video #1

Watch video #2

In summary, this 3-part Year in Review Video Series walks you through giving focus to the value of reflective time to get clear on:

  1. What you accomplished in 2017
  2. Dreams, goals, and resolutions on your list that didn’t actualize
  3. Your action plan for 2018

With this clarity, you’ll be ready to create 2018 to be your best year yet!

Jump-start YOUR New Year with our renowned Dream Acceleration Program 2.0! Together we will join forces and bravely, boldly, uncover, activate, and accelerate YOUR deepest dreams and desires! 🙂

I truly can’t wait.

Find out more at: www.DreamAccelerationProgram.com

May your dreams always inspire more than they intimidate,

xo

Tara Sage

Master Coach, Possibility Queen, Author, Speaker, Nomad, Salsera, Life Hack Pro, Location-independent business owner.

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