I love to hear the inspiring powerful presence you have. Keep up the amazing work, women need you!
~ Lisa Nichols
It was a breath of fresh air. I began to realize that the freedom I felt/experienced on the coaching call was something I was created to enjoy and able to have in my life on a daily basis.
~ Chantel C.
Vasavi has a compassionate and caring style of coaching with the perfect level of toughness that allowed me to push myself toward my intended outcomes.
~ Melissa R.
Yesterday I did something I never did before: I cooked on live television.
I was nervous, anxious, and was sure I would look like a damn fool.
Watching Rachael Ray and Emeril Lagasse just made it look so simple.
No way. Not at all.
Between only having four minutes, talking to the host, and making sure I don’t burn anything I was a nervous wreck.
But, as I preach to you on a daily and weekly basis:
Your freedom lies in you taking the action that you are most scared of.
I had a ton of fun and honestly, have never felt more like ME.
The way I showed up on the show is exactly what you would see if you were in the kitchen with me at home cooking.
Click below to watch!
And once you’re done watching, I’d love to hear from you down below in the discussion:
How silly, stupid, or crazy are you willing to look in pursuit of your dreams?
Don’t leave me hanging
Here’s to your freedom,
P.S. By the way, I must have said the word “kale” 20 times on my segment. Clearly, I’m obsessed.
By now you may already know about the major changes happening in my life and over at www.vasavikumar.com
This is no accident.
It was almost one year ago that I got my hands on Danielle Laporte’s The Desire Map book.
See, what was missing in my life was something that I have found through my work with clients and in my own life:
Up until last year I was what I call: a bonafide hustler.
Going going going..crash. Repeat.
Almost everything that I did was fueled by my need to push harder, drive harder, and work harder.
Oh, and feeling good?
No time for that.
How could I pay attention to my feelings when I was constantly hustling?
I couldn’t, wouldn’t and didn’t dare to even pay attention to my feelings.
It took a huge toll on my marriage, my physical and emotional well being, and most importantly my spirit.
You could say, I was emotionally numb.
This past year, I have committed to focusing on how I want to feel, and basing my actions around that.
And as a result:
-scaled back on 1-on-1 coaching
-automated my business so I can have more fun and freedom to do what I want, when I want
-more pleasure in my marriage
-more girlfriend play time
-getting back on bipolar meds (trust and believe, this is avery good thing)
-pursuing my childhood dream to become a vegetarian chef
-moving to AUSTIN to be a student at The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts
-better relationships with my family
-and an even better relationship with myself (and this is still a work in progress, of course)
What I love about The Desire Map is that it is a step by step guide to help you come to what she refers to as: Core Desired Feelings.
See, you’re not chasing the goal itself, you’re actually chasing a feeling. (click to tweet tweet)
Now, your core desired feelings, are what you truly desire, and how you want to feel.
For 2014 I have drilled down my top 4 core desired feelings that I want to experience. Here they are:
So, now knowing what my CDF’s are. All my actions will align. That means anytime I am faced with an opportunity, or a challenge, or an invitation, I ask myself, “ Is this aligned with how I want to feel?”
It’s THAT simple. But first you get clear on your core desired feelings.
I do not get any sort of commission from promoting The Desire Map. I’m simply a human being who wants to make the most of their life. And more importantly, feel great in the process.
And pay it forward to any of you who may be feeling like you are simply dragging in life.
You deserve to live a life that is designed by you. On your terms.
From me to you, my prayer for you is that you do what feels good. No regrets, no need to explain or justify.
You are worthy of your desires.
P.S. You can get The Desire Map here. I also went through the Desire Map with my husband last year. Needless to say, I now have a man who used to live a life of “shoulds” and “obligation.” And now, a man who does what feels good to him. How amazing is that?
Hope you are enjoying your holiday!! Growing up I didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving the “traditional” way, with all the turkey and fixings, primarily because we don’t meat and also because it’s not part of the Indian culture. However, we would always use this time to give thanks and get together with our family.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been giving you a sneak peak behind what’s happening over at the Kumar-Patel household. Moving to Austin, starting vegetarian culinary school at The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts, rearranging my business model, etc.
I have committed to a life of transparency and full self-expression so as to impact others to do the same.
What I haven’t let you in on is something that is very sacred to me. My marriage. I don’t share much about my marriage mostly because that is the one thing that I have that is all mine.
And how ironic that today is also our three year wedding anniversary.
Yup, three years ago today, Ashish and I got married.
Marrying Ashish was one of the easiest decisions for me to make.
If I was being completely transparent with you I would say this:
I am a LOT to handle (like you didn’t already know that). Between living with and effectively managing my bipolar gift, running a business, being a risk taker, and just an overall bundle of energy-
I know one one thing for sure.
It takes a strong, secure, and an extraordinary person to be with me.
And I cannot imagine any other man being able to BE with all of me except my husband Ashish.
You see it was just a few months ago I said to him,
“Babe, I feel like there is something missing in my life.”
Ashish and I talked, soul-stormed (brainstormed), and with his support and through our conversation realized that I really really deeply desired to go to culinary school.
Becoming a vegetarian chef is more than just cooking for me.
Food is love for me.
My mom worked a lot growing up as cardiologist in private practice but I always knew in spite of her physical absence that she loved me.
How? Because she would always come home and feed my sister and I first (even though she was starving herself).
Anyway, yes, these are the “crazy” ideas I come up with. Picking up and leaving Kansas and moving to Austin so I can start culinary school. Nothing more than a dream and a desire.
And a husband who is crazy enough to support me as well.
A husband that is willing to break our lease, pack up our stuff, and drive to Austin on Dec 15th.
A husband who is willing to literally start from scratch because he is more committed to both of us living amazing lives, than simply getting by.
And that is what today is about. Thanking those who support us, even in our craziness and with our wild dreams that may seem completely insane to the outside world.
The outside world doesn’t matter.
What matters is what you want, and what you’re willing to do to become a better human being. (click to tweet tweet)
And being grateful for those that get you. In all of your crazy ways.
And who that is for me, is Ashish.
My solid rock. My unshakeable force. My blessing. And the silent witness to my greatness.
I want to leave with you something my father, Shanti said to me the other day:
Roti, kapda, aur makan.
Translation: Food, clothing, and a roof over your head.
Be grateful for that first. Everything else is a luxury.
What are you grateful for today (and everyday)? I’d love to hear in discussion section below.
I am grateful for you. Thank you for reading, commenting, and writing to me. It fills me up more than I can ever express. But most of all, thank you for being you.
P.S. Holiday time can get a little stressful. Watch my segment below on Kansas City Live where I share how to deal with family members
This weekend got me thinking about the emails I received from many of you in response to the email I sent out on Saturday, titled “The power of hustle, awesomeness, and source.”
“I want to learn how to be happy.”
“I want to take action but I’m scared that I will fail”
“I want to not care anymore about what other people think of me”
“I am hungry for a deeper connection with myself”
Question for you:
Because here’s the thing.
2014 is going to happen regardless of whether you are ready for it or not.
That’s why I’m pushing for you to enroll in my 8-week training program Source of Your Success
And I won’t stop until you take action because this is my sole reason for being here on this planet.
I’m a life-long student but what I know for sure is:
The only journey is the journey within.
And when you commit to looking within, and understand on a deeper level that YOU are the source of your own success- that’s when the so-called “magic” happens.
- Businesses get started
- Books get written
- Obstacles turn into learning opportunities
- New habits form
- Happiness blooms
- Friendships thrive
- Relationship thrive
- Gratitude becomes a way of life
And that is exactly what Source of Your Success is:
An 8-week training program for awakening your deep inner power.
A mindset-flipping, fear-busting journey back to your SOURCE – or spiritual center.
The key to unleashing your “make it happen” swag, so you can finally start sharing your gifts with the world.
It’s $497 and for a limited I’ve opened up an extended payment plan of 4 payments for $161.
You can learn more and ENROLL HERE
It’s that simple.
As one of my favorite teachers and authors says:
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
- Napoleon Hill
How bad do you want what you want?
What action are you willing to take?
Let the first step you take be in my 8-week training program, the Source of Your Success.
Here if you need anything,
P.S. If you have any questions about the program, all you need to do post in the discussion below and ask away. I’ll be sure to get back to you ASAP because all I want is for you to take the action you need to take so that you can have the life that you can’t stop thinking about.