Throughout my life, I’ve had a fire burning inside of me to be bold and do things that scare me a little, just to see what I am capable of…and to also have fun! I have a fiery passion for life and want to squeeze as much out of it as possible. I don’t want to live with regrets. Yuck, regrets. No thanks! I want to put on my sparkly pantsuit, hit the dance floor, and shake my moneymaker...in all areas of life. I love blazing new trails...it’s my thang. And it scares the crap out of me everytime.
But what really gets me out of bed each morning is inspiring others to listen to their intuition and have the courage to act on it for the sake of living their fullest life possible.
I’m a stand for those who long to test out their wings and see how high and far they can soar. There are no limits to how high we can fly, we just make up that there are. There’s nothing I love more than shattering those limiting beliefs (in myself and others) and seeing what becomes possible.
I believe there are no regrets when you let your intuition guide you and then take the leap. No matter what the outcome is, you’ll always discover something new and grow in unexpected, fulfilling ways. Having the courage to act on the whispers of your intuition isn’t easy but it will never be the wrong thing. EVER. Your intuition is always telling you the truth. ALWAYS. That doesn’t mean that everything turns out all peachy but it does mean that you are being lead in a direction that serves your soul, not your ego.
At the end of my freshmen year at UCLA, I discovered there was a UCLA alumni family summer camp called Bruin Woods and it was staffed each year with current UCLA students. When I first heard about it, it felt like a bolt of lightning struck me. I believed that it was made for me and I was made for it! I’ve never been so sure of anything in my life. Weird, right? A summer camp? That’s the thing I have to do? Me, Ms. Overachiever? Yup.
Turns out, the interview process was surprisingly grueling and only 10% of applicants got selected. I’m proud to say that I made it all the way through to the end...and then received my rejection letter. To say I was devastated would be an understatement.
Normally I’d give up and assume that it wasn’t meant to be but my intuition kept pushing me. I reapplied the next year. It felt like a cruel joke when I still didn’t get selected but was “waitlisted” instead. What a crock! Three days later, they called me up and asked if I wanted the job...someone had dropped out. Oh geez, well I guess so, YEAH! It was the best summer of my life. Not only did I end up making some of the most incredible friends I’ve ever known (and still connect with regularly) but I grew more as a person that summer than 4 years combined. It might not have been the best job for my resume but it was the best thing for my life.
I’ve also ignored my intuition and taken jobs that I “knew” weren’t the best for me. I found all sorts of ways to justify accepting those jobs. They were, by far, the most excruciating and soul-crushing. I learned that not listening to my intuition will always feel like a setback, which plain sucks.
Five times in my life, I have quit a job and moved to a new city without another job lined up. Twice, I switched industries and type of job altogether. In 2012, I followed my gut to start my own business as a career coach. I had no idea how I was going to do that but I’d blazed enough trails before to know that I’d figure it out. By the end of my third year, I’d already attracted and worked with over 200 clients, taught workshops and led webinars for thousands of people, and given a few keynote speeches. WHOA!
For me, there’s something enormously satisfying about leaping before seeing a net below. Not once have I crashed and burned but I have gotten a few scrapes and bruises along the way, plus questioned myself constantly (I am human after all). The best part...I found my creativity and resourcefulness at an all time high during these leaps into the unknown. Increased confidence came shortly after.
I often wonder why everyone doesn’t do this. What’s the big deal? It’s awesome! Doesn’t everyone want to take risks and reach for their dreams? Yes, I think they do but fear and the need for certainty and control wins out. It’s a commanding force but definitely not one that leads to aliveness, joy, or fulfillment.
I want to change this. I WANT INTUITION AND COURAGE TO WIN OUT. It’s the most potent positive life force out there (along with love, of course) and I won’t stop until I help unleash it for those who want to yearn to feel its power.
There’s a song with lyrics that goes something like, “I do it for the nookie”. That makes me laugh so hard. Well, I do it for the adventure, freedom, love, beauty, fun, and MAGIC.
Do you dig those things too? Then, join me in this quest and allow me to be the catalyst for your transformation. I can’t wait!
If you want to know more about my background and credentials, check out my LinkedIn profile. It’s all there. https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-studer-8b16901
(“Outtakes” from my photo shoot could also be displayed here at the bottom, along with two testimonials.)