Who do you believe you are? Why are you doing what you're doing? What is holding you back?Read More
LaTisha's Answer: I am most proud of my daughter. She turned 36 weeks yesterday. Our breastfeeding journey is 253 days in the making. 113 more to go! It’s been the most difficult thing I’ve done to date and has taken consistency, focus, and lots of positive affirmations.
Real talk, this motherhood thing is, by far, the hardest thing I've ever done.Read More
Real talk, I've given up on dreams that meant a lot to me because I was scared. Scared of failing. Scared of looking stupid. Scared of succeeding.
You see, success requires an upgraded version of us.Read More
Hey, Honey Bunny! I've put together a list of blog posts for you to read so that you can hit the ground running with your life coaching journey.
I'll come back and update this listing from time to time. If you have any questions that aren't covered in these articles, send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and let's jam!Read More
Honey bunny, I've been asked a lot about how to find the right life coach. Life coaching is a powerful investment that you can make for yourself. Because it can be pricy (but totally worth it!), it's important to make sure that you vet your life coach as much as possible before you begin your coaching relationship.
This saves time, money, and energy and can keep you from misunderstandings down the road.
Most life coaches offer a free initial consultation so that both of you can determine if ya'll are a good coaching fit. Make the most of this initial consultation, so that you can totally knock it out of the park
Here are some powerful things to consider in preparation for your initial consultation with a life coach --Read More
Hey there, honey bunny! I've gotten a lot of questions about how to find the right life coach.
As a result, I decided to create a helpful checklist for you to use as you go thru the process of finding the life coach with the right energetic fit for you. Let's get it poppin.'Read More
I recently had a dear friend reach out to me and ask me what does it mean exactly to work with a life coach.
This is a great question.
We hear a lot about life coaching and its benefits, but rarely do we know what the process actually looks like.
Here are some things to keep in mind when you are in the process of obtaining and/or are working with a life coach --Read More
consejo del día (advice of the day) -- Journal for 10 minutes a day.
We live in a world where everyone is always on the go. It's a "What's next?" society. You got your MBA. What's next? You got married. What's next? You won a GRAMMY. What's next? Sheesh.
A maven is a woman with her mind on her purpose and her purpose on her mind. Sure, she gets scared. Sure, she doubts herself. Sure, she feels like a fraud ... AND she keeps her eyes on the prize. She focuses all of her effort on chasing her dreams instead of allowing herself to be highjacked by mindset moochers. She knows she's here for a purpose and that she deserves to create a big, beautiful life on her own terms. She is you. -- LaTisha CottoRead More
LaTisha’s Answer: Nope. Not at all.
Believe it or not, I am a huge worrier and I hate it. Worry is a sign that fear and self-doubt have highjacked my brain. While I honor my fear and its desire to keep me safe, I really should be focusing on my track record of blessings and how God has always shown up and shown out for me, over and over again. I look over at Lyric, who is going to town in her jumper, and I remember how she was a prayer I prayed for over 4 years. She’s here now.
I know this.
However, I waste precious brain power contemplating the worst case scenario over and over and over again. I focus on my defeat and imminent doom, instead of getting to work. By the time I switch over to thinking about what I do want to happen and get to work creating it, I am drained and I just want to feel sorry for myself and do nothing.Read More
For two years, I worked as a Senior Financial Analyst at a publicly traded retail company. It was my very first time working in Finance. I knew within the first week or so that it wasn’t a good long term fit. However, I had just finished my MBA at Rice University where I concentrated in Finance and I really did want to continue to learn about this new whole world of numbers. So I put on my newly minted Finance hat and went to work, nervous and determined to make it happen.
I remember very clearly the first time my supervisor walked me thru the Store Occupancy model that I was going to be taking over. I furiously scribbled notes (“Okay, tenant inducements, straight line rent, hmmm … okay, okay, yeah, yeah, okay, make the adjustment for the fiscal calendar”) as she walked thru each tab and how they connected. She explained it all so very clearly and I thought to myself, “I’m going to get this. I’ll just take a look at it very closely, use my notes, and figure it out. I can do this. I can totally forecast how much we are going to spend on rent expense.”
Oh, boy, was I wrong.Read More
Real talk -- January was pretty rough, honey bunny.
My “New Year, New Me” endeavor didn’t go as well as I had planned. I went to the gym five days straight and then my left knee said, “No más, LaTisha.” I’m talking barely can stand, hurts to walk pain that I’ve never had before. What did I feel?
- Embarrassment -- Who goes to the gym and, in the first week, blows her knee out? Really?
- Fear. -- Omg, am I gonna need surgery?
- Beratement -- LaTisha, wtf is up with you? Get your crap together and let’s get going. We got stuff to do and we don’t have time for your laziness and your complaints. You don’t see the other new moms on IG having these issues. They look fabulous and so do their babies. (In all fairness, Lyric is so yummy that she could wear a baby potato sack and still look fabulous.)
Oh, and I’ve got this funky wrist thing going on, probably from being on my smartphone too much. Smartphone got me feelin' mad dumb right now. See what I did there?!?!
Not to mention the up and down journey that is breastfeeding. I’ll spare you the details.
All the while I keep asking myself, “Why have moms not taken to the street to riot?” This stuff is hard. Being present for my business, my body, and my daughter while trying to get ample sleep and eating healthy. I’m lucky if I remember to shower. Disgusting and true.
I often feel so very defeated. I have collapsed into tears more often than I’d like to admit.Read More
HB, let’s get something straight from the get go.
You are precious.
The universe decided that it could not be complete unless you were born. And here you are now. You may question your divinity. You may question your worth. It’s okay to question. It’s okay to doubt.Read More
I don’t think people intentionally hold back in their lives. Not at first, at least. I think it’s a slippery slope that begins with one decision at a time.
- “Oh, I won’t tell my partner this bothers me because it’s so small and not worth it.”
- “Oh, I won’t go back to school because the kids are still small and I need the money.”
- “Oh, I’ll start that blog tomorrow. Now’s just not a good time.”
- “Oh, I’ll just have one more chocolate croissant. I’ll start that diet tomorrow.”
I must confess. I’m guilty of the last one.
Then one day the issue reaches full manifestation and you find yourself waking up and saying, “Where has my life gone? How have I been so blind to this status quo misery that I am now painfully aware of?”
The signs were there all the time, boo boo. You were just too busy to recognize them.Read More
As we begin a new week, I want you to think about the areas in your life where you are playing small. Accepting a life that is smaller than you. Shrinking so that others feel safe. Where are you not being true in your life?
The purpose of this self-inquiry is NOT to bog you down with more guilt and judgment. I don’t want you to feel bad that you feel bad. No, the purpose of this exercise is to tune you into the power of opposites. A lot of times we don’t know how we want to feel. However, we are oftentimes very clear on how we do NOT want to feel. Use that knowing to your advantage and ask yourself,
“What is the opposite of how I don’t want to feel?”Read More