THE COMMUNITY JUST FOR US

There is something I really want to share with all of my connections this week as I feel like it is something that was really needed (especially after being sick for the past year) therefore I created it…

The Just For Us Community

My blood, sweat, pain and tears over the past year have been worth it to create this for everyone!

I always say “Everything Happens For A Reason” so I guess this is my reason.

Learn about The Just For Us Community here…

KAG

JUSTFORUSCOMMUNITY.ORG

***The JUST FOR US COMMUNITY was created for anyone going through a tough time in life. Health, heartache or just in need of some happiness. A place for everyone to share stories and bring awareness to their diseases, illnesses and feelings through video and voice. It is a safe place for you to share your thoughts, find a few friends and most importantly know that you are not alone!  Trusting that there is power is numbers and always hope ahead. A place to meet others. A place to find hope. A place where tears and laughter are appreciated and allowed. A place Just For Us.

STAYING HEALTHY WITH AN ILLNESS

The Universe works in such a crazy way sometimes. Ironically this blog post had already been scheduled as the How To Series Refresh post for the day. If you saw my Instagram post earlier today then you will understand how I am feeling right now and why I am talking about the Universe.

As you may or may not know I was originally diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in August and now know that I do not have MS. I actually have an extremely rare autoimmune disease called NMO aka Neuromyelitis Optica.

You can learn more about it here…

Since then my personal and professional life has had to completely change. One thing I refuse to change is my positive attitude. Yes, I have those days that I cry and I am curled up in a ball in bed. But you will never see me posting a negative comment about it on Facebook. I just don’t want to bring negative energy or comments into my life! Although today I am human and was definitely heading in that direction…

My advice to anyone with a medical condition is to surround yourself with the most positive group of people. That includes your Doctors! Seriously even them! You have to be strong for yourself in order to get better and stay healthy. My mantra which you’ve probably seen me post before is Positive, Productive, Happy and Healthy. And this is how I choose to live my life…

The first thing I did when I found out I was sick was search for other patients online. I needed more information. I needed to speak with others that knew exactly how I was feeling. I was just thrown into a world of unknown and needed to find answers and others going through the same experience. And that is what I continue to do every day. Now I use my voice to help spread awareness about all of my recent diagnosis in the JUST FOR US COMMUNITY.

There are so many people out there that think they are alone. But they are not! They just need to want to find others out there. They need to be extremely proactive and want to do it. That is a must! Trust me it’s a full time zero paying job being your own advocate. I know my voice matters and can help others if I use it. I realized this when I started posting videos about my chronic illnesses. I’ve received hundreds of messages and emails from others wanting more info as well as providing me with info that I am so grateful for and messages thanking me because I made the video in the first place. That part is and still is crazy because I was just doing it for me! I needed an outlet…

I remember the day I got diagnosed. I cried my eyes out. My friends hugged me and told me I was going to be OK! I called my family and then posted on Facebook for the world to know. There is no way I could hide this! I needed everyone to know so I could find others that were going through the same thing. I needed help and answers as this was the one thing I just could not fix or change. I was so frustrated but thank god for social media because that is where I found everything and everyone I needed to know! Part of me didn’t want to post because of clients finding out. But then I thought if they think I couldn’t handle their workload then they didn’t really know me. Everyone knows I am a Happy Workaholic and always have been. And they know my personality, which is I NEVER EVER give up!!!

After my post on Facebook I went to Instagram. I began to search every hashtag looking for friends, a community and more answers. That is how I found my friend Jennifer Finney. She caught my attention right away! She had a spunk and positive energy about her that I know I could relate to! There was no “Negative Nancy” vibes about her which I loved. Everything in her feed was positive so of course I introduced myself and followed her. I then decided we needed to be friends on Facebook! Thank god she accepted! lol

I mean if she were in Las Vegas I’m pretty sure we would be besties by now! Although I think we are online…

Right Jennifer? lol

We’ve messaged each other all positive notes and she always answers my questions. We both also love to cook delicious healthy meals. I mean obviously I was sold! lol.

Thanks Jennifer for always being there for me especially when I needed it the most!

I am so lucky to have found you.

FYI…If you are one of those people that cannot understand or comprehend how you build relationships with others online this right here is a prime example. Contact and engagement!

When I started putting together the ideas and concept of my How To Series I created lists of friends and clients who were amazing at their job, career, achievements and those who inspired me!  A list of friends that I wanted my readers to learn and know about! Jennifer was the first one I added on the Health and Wellness list.

I asked Jennifer to share her story as it is truly remarkable. I also asked her to share her tips on being healthy and fit while having Multiple Sclerosis.

These tips go for anyone going through a health situation so please know that it is not just for MS patients.

Also we are not doctors. We are just two women sharing our story and journey with you today.

Here is Jennifer Finney’s story…

I wasn’t always fit and healthy. In fact, most of my life, I was obese. Until a few years ago, exercise and eating a healthy diet were way down on my list of desires and priorities.

I often used MS as an excuse to NOT take a walk with girlfriends or learn to cook healthy meals.

But four years ago, that all changed when I decided to overcome my excuses and just see what would happen if I changed my diet and started exercising again, in spite of my MS.

After making regular exercise and eating a diet centered on whole, unprocessed foods a priority, I’m happy to report that I’ve lost weight, gained energy and stamina I didn’t even realize I could have, and gained more mental strength than I ever dreamed possible.

Of course, having MS definitely has its challenges when it comes to exercise. For myself, I typically have a numb right leg and foot, I struggle with stamina in heat, and my bladder has a mind of its own.

But, as the experts say, exercise is vital to our overall health and well-being, so I’ve figured out how to “do it anyway.”

Remember, it’s always a good idea to check with your doctor before starting any new exercise program. But most doctors will tell you that the benefits of physical activity far outweigh the risks of getting hurt. So if you’ve got the clear, and you’re ready to get started, here are a few tips for you that I’ve learned over the years and apply on the regular for myself and my clients.

Tip #1: Know your body and don’t be afraid of it.

It’s okay to push yourself beyond what you think you can actually do. I started exercising by walking on the treadmill, later moving on to the elliptical when I built up enough leg strength and cardio vascular stamina.

I did as much as I could in the gym until my bladder problems and wonky right leg started making it difficult. So I switched to the lap pool where I could pee with abandon and it didn’t matter if my leg was numb. When I injured my shoulder I had to find another way to work my body and my heart.

That’s when I found spinning. Tough as nails, spinning strengthened my legs and my cardio vascular endurance by leaps and bounds. Plus, I was able to lock my feet into place so again; wonky leg was not an issue. Yay!

I’ve since moved on to doing many different at-home workouts, being mindful of my body.

Working out at home is a great solution for me, because I can control the climate and my bathroom is seconds away. I also try to incorporate stretching and some sort of yoga practice, which has helped a ton with balance and flexibility.

Tip #2: Listen to your body.

It’s important to be mindful of what your body is telling you during and after, exercise.

If you’re in the middle of exercising and you feel pain or feel like you need a break, it’s totally okay to take one! Stop what you’re doing, wait 10 minutes to recover and then start up again if you can.

I try to be very aware of the signals my body is giving me all the time, not just during exercise.

If I have muscle soreness, I take an Epsom salt bath. If I am exhausted after several days in a row of strenuous exercise, I take a day off to rest. If I need a nap, you guessed it, I take one!

Tip #3: Have fun!

If exercise is something you dread, then you’re doing the wrong thing. Try different types of exercise until you find the one that really is your sweet spot.

For example, you may need to get off the treadmill and call your girlfriend to go for a walk in the neighborhood. Or try the elliptical machine or swim laps the pool.

Switching up your routine isn’t just good for your body, but your mind, as doing the same thing all the time gets boring and your body gets used to it.

Also, put together a playlist full of your fave pump-you-up tunes, or listen to a podcast while you workout.

I used to LOVE listening to a Comedy radio station in the gym and found myself LOL’ing and getting the “what are you laughing at” look by other gym goers more than once. haha! Which made everything even more hilarious!

The important thing is, do what you love! If you don’t love it or enjoy it, then it’s time to do something else.

In the end, the most important thing to remember, no matter what, is that you just can’t quit altogether. The way I see it, the day I quit taking care of my body, with how I exercise it and how I choose to nourish it, is the day I decide I’m not worth it.

It’s the day I decide to let MS win.  And I’m not about to let that happen as long as I can help it.

So to recap, know your body and don’t be afraid of it, it’s capable of a lot more than you think. Tune in to your body and do what it’s telling you. If you need a break, take a break! And finally, have fun! You’ll be much more apt to keep going if it’s something you enjoy, not something you dread.

And, of course, whatever you do, DON’T QUIT!

You CAN totally do it!!!

About Jennifer Finney…

Jennifer Finney has had MS for 12 years. After losing over 100 pounds by changing her diet and exercising, she now coaches women who desperately want to lose weight without dieting.  She gives them the tools they need to jump off the diet roller coaster once and for all and live a life they truly love.

When she’s not busy helping women transform their lives, you can find her indulging her inner rock star on a Sunday morning singing with the church band, enjoying a movie night with the fam or savoring a grande soy latte, no whip. And of course, chocolate will forever and always be her love language. ❤

Find Jennifer on her pages below and be sure to tell her I sent you…

Website

Facebook

Instagram

As always if you have a question or something inspirational to share please let us know in the comments below or on our social media pages.

Until tomorrow…

KAG

PS If you are someone who is looking for a few friends online I have started a community called JUST FOR US.

The JUST FOR US Community has been created for anyone going through a tough time. Health, heartache or just in need of some happiness. This is a safe place for you to share your feelings, find a few friends and most importantly know that you are not alone!

For more on my health journey visit my page here.

MEMBERS ONLY COACHING IS HERE!

It has been way too long since I posted a blog. Only one week but it seems like forever. This month has been a bit intense for me on the health side. However, I am a fighter and always power through.

Over the last 22 days I have been coaching over 70 students in my Fun. Fearless. Focused E-Courses and yesterday was our last day.

Throughout that time I have also been working on something very special…
Something that has been years in the making to be honest with you.
This is something I am now ready to share with you here…

 

One-On-One Business Coaching

with

Kelly Ann Gorman

 Who is this for?

Individual/Companies looking to build their brand.

Someone wanting to profit from their passion projects.

Companies in need of a team moral boost and new marketing initiative.

Small Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and YOU!

I have put together four powerful levels of coaching which you can see below.

If you know someone who may be interested please feel free to share.

 SILVER MEMBER
90 Minutes-$79*
Regular-$97
SAVINGS $18
What this level of coaching provides…
One 30 Minute Call
Two 30 Minute Video Calls
Unlimited Emails
Included in Members Only Coaching
Facebook Group

GOLD MEMBER
One Week-$197*
Regular-$225
SAVINGS $28
What this level of coaching provides…
Three 30 Minute Calls
Two 60 Minute Video Calls
Unlimited Emails
Included in Members Only Coaching
Facebook Group

DIAMOND MEMBER
One Month-$797*
Regular-$900
SAVINGS $103
What this level of coaching provides…
Twelve 30 Minute Calls
Eight 60 Minute Video Calls
Unlimited Emails
Included in Members Only Coaching
Facebook Group

PLATINUM MEMBER
***BEST VALUE***
Three Months-$2,297*
Regular-$2,700
SAVINGS $403
What this level of coaching provides…
Fifteen 30 Minute Calls
Ten 60 Minute Video Calls
Unlimited Emails
Included in Members Only Coaching 
Facebook Group

*Special Pricing available
until Friday 2-24-17 12pm PST*

COACHING LEVELS



HOW-TO SERIES

Throughout the month of March all of my posts here and on LinkedIn will have one subject in common. How-To!

I’ve been wanting to do this series for quite some time and cannot wait to share everything Beauty, Business, Luxury, LinkedIn and Lifestyle with you.

That being said I am asking YOU what you would like to learn and read about?

How-To…

Build your brand?

Use LinkedIn for your business?

Create the best travel itinerary?

Beauty tips?

Essential Oils, Health and Wellness?

Keep your home and office organized?

Let me know in the comments below so I can add it to my list!

Cannot wait to hear your thoughts and launch this series Wednesday 3-1-17!

Have a wonderful Monday!

KAG

PS Have you signed up for my weekly newsletter yet? Get the inside scoop delivered to your inbox every Wednesday. SIGN UP HERE!

PS Are you following me on Instagram yet?

Follow @kkinvegas here…

FUN. FEARLESS. FOC– USED. FRIDAY.

Hey, Hey, Hey…

I wanted to just fill you in on what’s been going on this week!

FUN. I am having it because life is simply too short not to!

FEARLESS. I have chosen the path I am on and more determined than ever! I am also not going to get the flu that is going around. Just putting THAT out into the universe as my last two meals were chicken soup.

FOC– USED. The launch of my Fun. Fearless. Focused E-Courses on Wednesday was a success! If you are unfamiliar with my courses you can read the short description below…

Business E-Courses and Facebook Networking Group for

the individual who is dedicated and determined to be the best!

Pretty fantastic right? It’s something that has been months in the making so to finally launch it was a pure joy 🙂

I have more than 70 that are in the group. It has been incredible so far! So many amazing and talented pros networking with each other.

FRIDAY. I am ready for a relaxing night, a Self-Care Saturday and a Super Bowl Sunday! Go Pats!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

KAG

PS If you would like to pre-register for the next E-Course Session please visit here.

 

 

Prepping of E-Courses

Happy Monday!

Over the past few months I have been working really hard on a number of projects. The first ones to launch are my 3 E-Courses.

1. BUSINESS AND BRANDING

2. SERVICE, SELLING AND SOCIAL

3. LEVERAGING YOUR LINKEDIN

Are you interested? Find out all the info here…

Want to know what I am prepping for these three two week courses?

My work behind the scenes? Head to my Instagram Stories now!

Registration ends tomorrow night for all 3 E-courses! Hope to see you on Wednesday.

Side Note: These courses have been designed for the individual seeking a new career path, a new business, a hot-to or updated LinkedIn, a enhanced brand message or simply a refresher on all things revolving you and your business or brand.

Have a question? Contact me here…

 

 

E-COURSE REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

THREE FREE E-COURSES LAUNCHING 2-1-17!

SIGN UP FOR 1, 2 OR ALL 3 TODAY!

*Registration ends 1-31-17 at 11:59pm PST*

THREE E-COURSES AVAILABLE

1. BUSINESS AND BRANDING COURSE

2. SERVICE, SELLING AND SOCIAL COURSE

3. LEVERAGING YOUR LINKEDIN COURSE

Register for your E-Courses here. Space will fill up fast!

Bonus***Fun. Fearless. Focused. is a private Facebook group I created for my clients, my friends, Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs which you will be able to join. This platform will allow everyone to network as well as keep each other inspired and motivated…

Wishing you a positive, productive, happy and healthy day!

KAG

 

 

 

THE NEW LUXURY OF TRAVEL

Luxury is said to be the state of great comfort and extravagant living. No matter what the budget this comfort alongside excelled service should always be experienced when traveling and indulging.

And guess what? I am here to help you with that. Not sure if you know this but I have held various (as in more than 10) positions within the luxury travel industry so I know what you want, what you deserve and what you should pay. And the best part is I am obsessed with building the perfect itinerary and providing the best service possible for all of my clients.

Please see the below links that will bring you to specific pages on my website which will allow you to learn more about each luxury travel and excelled service experiences I have carefully put together.

And of course let me know what you think or if you have any questions that I may answer for you. I live online so feel free to reach out!

Wishing you a wonderful Monday…

KAG

Now for the luxury…

Private Jet Charter

In-Flight Experiences

Yacht Charter

Hotel Accommodation

Private Chauffeured Vehicles

THE NEW LUXURY OF TRAVEL. EXCELLED SERVICE. CONTACT KELLY TODAY!

2017 LUXURY SERVICES

Hello friends and Happy Friday! I wanted to share my five updated Luxury Services with you here. 2017 has been a great year so far and I am really looking forward to connecting with more of you.

Listed below are my updated services. Please let me know if I can ever answer any Las Vegas, Luxury or Business questions for you. I’m only an email away.

Here they are…

Business Coaching/Consulting Program

Who, What, Where, When, Why. Aghhh the 5 W’s we all learned growing up.

Remember those days…

I bet you are wondering what they have to do with your business now? Right? Everything! They have everything to do with it. And this is where I come in…

I help you answer these very important questions throughout my 15 STEPS TO SUCCESS coaching program that will all relate back to your business and create a success that YOU deserve! I will provide you with some incredible services, tricks of the trade, one-on-one coaching and personal consulting throughout our journey together. If you are looking to start a small business, not sure of what to do with the one you have or in need of a re-brand? I have got you covered! Working with small businesses and other Entrepreneurs are my forte!

LinkedIn Coaching

LinkedIn is becoming more and more popular by the day for businesses and professionals all around the world! If you are not familiar with the world’s leading online networking site for business professionals yet; just think of LinkedIn as the go to “professional” version of Facebook! Worldwide professional networking at it’s best and on another level!

If you are in need of an updated, brand new profile, company page, more sales leads, new job, brand visibility or just a basic lesson than 11 LESSONS THROUGH LINKEDIN is just what you need! This is my one-on-one LinkedIn Coaching that I have created to make your life on LinkedIn a little easier and more manageable.

Every package is customized to benefit you in the best way possible which is discussed on our very first consultation and game plan call!

Professional Organizing

Practical Perfectionists offers professional organizing, shopping, home design and meal prep services designed for new parents, families, corporate offices, estates, yachts, business jets and hangars.

Beauty Services

Hair-Makeup-Styling-Skincare-Lash Extension services provided…

TV, Print and Film

In-Flight Services

Music Video Production

Weddings

Makeup Lessons and Events

Convention Work

Girls Night Out

Fun. Fearless. Focused.

I created this Facebook group for 15 Steps To Success and 11 Lessons through LinkedIn clients, Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs, clients and my friends. This platform will allow everyone to network as well as keep each other inspired and motivated…

Sidenote…I am going LIVE tonight at 6pm PST in the group!

And I would love for YOU to be a part of it! Simply click the F.F.F. link above to be directed to the page.

Thanks for making it to the bottom of this post. I know that was A LOT of information. Please take a moment to visit my brand new website right here for even more Luxury Travel, lifestyle and Business Services. And don’t forget to sign up for my weekly newsletter delivered to your inbox every Wednesday…

KAG

HOW TO STAY ORGANIZED IN 2017

Hello and Happy Monday!

A couple of my friends who run online businesses like myself have been asking me what I do to stay organized. How I prepped for 2017. So I thought that I would share my tips and how to stay organized throughout 2017 with you here. I also want to say that I am one of the most organized people you will ever meet and I still had work to be done so please know that this “stuff” takes time. Little by little you will be able to cross more off that list and eventually feel lighter and leaner in your work and personal space like I do now!

Below are a few tasks that I have completed in my personal life, my office area as well as online and on my devices. I have also decided to continue doing this quarterly throughout 2017 to keep me on my toes. So don’t stress about getting it all done at once. Just start! Light your favorite candle, put on your favorite music and get this organizing party started today!

Office

Shredded $15 worth of unneeded paperwork, notebooks and tax info from years past. Not sure why I didn’t do this years ago. I was shredding docs from 1998. Really?

Created a new Vision Board for 2017. I am a very visual person so if I have something to look at every day it helps me stay focused. I have post-its on a cork board and goals I want to reach. I even have my favorite fortunes from cookies. Yes I collect them! 

Got rid of battery packs, chargers and electronics that were no longer working. Really not sure why I had a freezer bag full of these. Set up an EBay store and sell them if they do work!

Organized folders, office supplies and paperwork. Labels, sharpies decorative boxes, glass jars or vases and paperclips are best for this. I just cleaned out a storage unit so this took the longest but felt so good when I finished.

Created a special space for all of my journals. These are my pride and joy. 

Put together a 12 month plan/calendar so I can see everyday what I need to be working towards and to stay ahead of the game. I have always focused on a month at a time. This year I wanted to map out my year and focus on quarterly goals. So far it’s working out for me.

Put away all my old planners and set up my new one for 2017. For some reason I still cannot part with a few of these but at least they are all in one place now. My new planner however is amazing and I am obsessed with it! The best part is that my best friend gave it to me as a Christmas gift. I am extremely picky with my planners and she bought the exact style I love and it has anchors all over it. Love that touch of style as I am originally from RI so the anchor holds a close place to my heart. I’m always posting it on my Instagram. That’s how much I LOVE it!

Set up a work schedule for myself so that I do not feel overwhelmed with my workload. I am one to stay on my computer for 12-14 hours at a time which is awful. I know I can’t do that anymore with my NMO so I have set up times to be on, then research then back on then prep meals, work out etc.

Personal

Donated two suitcases worth of clothes, shoes, and misc items to Goodwill. I know I have more this is just the beginning. I also have a collection of medicine bottles growing to donate to a country who recycles them. I just found out about this charity. I wish I knew about it in May. I would have 100 bottles by now.

Created a new Happiness Board for 2017. I like to have a cork board for work and a cork board for ME! This includes quotes, pictures, just anything that puts a smile on my face 🙂

Add a new thought for my Happiness Jar daily. I created this in December and have been putting a new thought in every day. When you are having a tough day just or at the end of the year you pull out your thoughts and read them. 

Journal every single morning. I’ve been doing this since July 2014. 

Trying to eat gluten free and dairy free and intake less meat products weekly. I can absolutely see the changes in my body when eating this way. I know it is best for my health so trying my best to stick with it.

Walk at much as I can throughout the week. I’ve gone the past two days in a row. I am so sore right now but on a mission to get back out there today. I tune up my music and power walk for about 3-4 miles. Trying to do 5X this week. Wish me luck…

Meditate daily. Even if for only ten minutes. I go through phases with this. Going to get back on track this week.

Online

Completed a re-brand of kellyanngorman.com.

Updated every single social media page I have. It’s very important to keep your brand and message consistent all across the board. I just finished my Pinterest boards this morning. 

Unsubscribed from hundreds of emails that I no longer needed.

Deleted emails and social media accounts that I no longer used.

Created thank you messages for all my new followers in the notes section on my phone. I have thousands to thank so this message makes it so much easier to do.

Computer

Put together an Excel Spreadsheet to track all of my social media, LinkedIn and newsletter subscribers. I tally them every Monday night and at the end of the month to see which outlet is working best for me. I started doing this in a notebook a few months ago but decided an Excel sheet would be best!

Backed up all files in two different places. 10 years of digital files takes forever. Times two!

Organized desktop. I went from 20 folders to 6. Looks so clean now!

Took off all notification pop ups.

Cleaned up task bar!

Phone

Deleted apps I haven’s used in a few months.

Deleted email accounts I no longer needed on phone.

Deleted notes I did not need.

Organized photos into new albums and deleted one the one I did not use.

Organized my iBooks App.

Tablet

Took off all social media and unused apps. I like to use my tablet to watch my webinars or videos while I work on my computer. I use my phone for social media and music. Three devices at once is normal right?

Well that’ it. I still have a few more to check off my list but I think I am off to a great start. I feel so much better working in my space now. Try it! And again leave me a comment below if you need some help or another tip. I would love to help you out…

Oh! I almost forgot to mention my online schedule for you! This is so important to post so your followers know where to find you…And most importantly it keeps me accountable knowing that I must post and follow the outline I have created…

Monday: KAG blog posts here. Spend time in Facebook Groups. IG Stories

Tuesday: Medium blog posts. Spend time in Facebook groups. IG Stories

Wednesday: Newsletters go out! (You can subscribe on home page) Spend time on Facebook. IG Stories

Thursday: LinkedIn posts. Spend time in LinkedIn groups. IG Stories

Friday: Record new show for The Happy Workaholic Podcast. Post LIVE! IG Stories

Lastly, I have been spending more time on Instagram Stories and Facebook so feel free to follow me there.

Have a wonderful week!

Kelly