Will You Strip With Me?

2012-11-13 13.30.07Did I surprise you with my headline? Well it’s true. I’m stripping, and I’d love for you to join me. It’s time to take off all the unnecessary layers that have been confining and preventing us from moving forward. It’s time to get down to the bare minimum.

As a start-up solo entrepreneur with an inquiring mind I have consumed copious amounts of information on how to start a business, how to market, how to sell and how to brand. I have learned “best strategies” for blogging, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Youtube. You name it I’ve most likely bought a product, book or training program on it.

I have one colorful mind-map after another on business plans and goals, and an arsenal of brilliant marketing campaigns that are just waiting to be employed.

Yet, I have been feeling overwhelmed and stuck. Something has not been feeling right. 

Luckily, I’ve figured out what’s going on: I’m paralyzed under TMI (too much information), TMB (too much brainstorming) and TMED (too much everything, damnit)!

So I am stripping it all away. I’m taking multiple projects, ideas and plans off my to-do list one by one like layers of heavy clothing inside a hot yoga room (p.s. that’s 105 degrees Fahrenheit!).

You see, amidst all of this great planning and idea generation I have lost sight of the one thing that is most important to me: Connection. Connecting with you and sharing my story, as well as hearing yours, is all I want to do right now.

What’s held me back so far is this notion that I had to do something spectacular in order to do this! 

However it’s dawned on me that I already have everything I need, in this very moment, to do exactly what I want to do. I don’t need all the extra fancy stuff. Not right now, anyway.

So I’m going to connect with you more often through my blog. I’m going to share my random thoughts, feelings and observations along my personal journey and hope that we can evolve and manifest our biggest goals together.

In essence I will be sharing my uprising, and hopefully help you along yours.

If you feel something is missing from your life often times it’s due to having too much in it in the first place.  So I invite you to strip with me.  Whether it be material items, to-do lists, relationships or projects, what are two major things you can let go of NOW so that you can re-focus your energy on the bare minimum activities that will actually get you closer to your goals?

I would love to hear from you! Please comment below!

 

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  1. katie adler
    5 years ago

    So, true! I am stripping away that I need to work past 10 pm. I am now winding down in my jammies early! I am stripping away that I don’t need to make a list –I can hodge podge it all over the place! One day–One list


    • Kat Kim
      5 years ago

      I LOVE that, One day–One list!


    • Kat
      5 years ago

      Katie i absolutely LOVE the idea of “One day, one list.” As we’ve talked before, I’m doing the same thing. Consolidating all my damn lists together and it feels soooo grounded and centered!


      • katie adler
        5 years ago

        Right on!!!!

  2. I agree – when I found myself just totally overwhelmed, I started to dread doing ANYTHING! Stripping to the bare essentials of what is important to me helps. Thanks for clarifying that for me personally Kat Kim, through the Beauty Uprising program. Priceless.


    • Kat Kim
      5 years ago

      Thanks Kirsten! It’s true, everything becomes dreadful when there’s too much!


  3. Jennifer Michaels
    5 years ago

    Kat I adore you! My mind is full of stuffola that I need to strip away. I’m stripping certain people away that are toxic and I must say ” It feels good” I’m not sad or upset about it because I know they had a place in my life but their time is up and I’m moving on.


    • Kat Kim
      5 years ago

      This is amazing to hear Jennifer! When you start clearing your mind and home and relationships of clutter, everything else in your life will begin to clear up too!


    • Kat
      5 years ago

      Hey Jennifer, so very proud of you! Stripping away the relationships is THE hardest thing to strip away in my opinion, so you are taking some big wonderful steps to reaching your goals. So proud of you!


  4. Elizabeth Gibbons
    5 years ago

    This is a very important discussion, Kat! As women we want to do it all, have it all, kick butt and take names while we do it. That is a great concept, but I have learned that when you think “have it all” you actually don’t have anything. Relationships crumble, your sense of self disappears, you actually don’t even feel alive. Doing the “bare minimum’ may sound like a slacker mentality, but it is quite enlightened . “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”― Leonardo da Vinci


    • Kat Kim
      5 years ago

      Oh my dear #QuoteSister, it’s so true! I personally think that the whole concept of “Super Mom” is overrated and a load of BS. There is no such thing unless you have a team of people you can delegate to. If that’s the case, than that’s GREAT!!! I’m working towards having that great team. However in the meantime I have to be cognizant of the fact that I am only one person and that I ought to focus on the things that really matter to me. In this case, Connection. Thanks for commenting!


  5. Audrey_Godwin
    5 years ago

    I am all in with you. Just came to that important revelation recently myself. It is important for me to acknowledge that the work I do everyday, while not being sexy to others or being spectacular in others’ eyes, is important. And I love doing it. The sense of overwhelm for me comes from not doing what I know to do. Especially if it will take me on a different path where my relationships will change. What was particularly challenging for me was acknowledging that my friendships were changing and that I am open to having girlfriends in my life in a new and deeply supportive way. Thanks for starting this conversation!


    • Kat Kim
      5 years ago

      Hey Audrey, thank you so much for your comment! I’d have to say that “stripping down” and focusing in on the work, activities and people that are important to you IS VERY SEXY!! There is nothing more attractive than somebody who says “I love doing the work I do,” which is what I am hearing from your words. =)

      I totally understand about the friendships too. What happens often times as we shift our vibrational and energy levels to a higher state, those who do not resonate with us will suddenly seem very “out-of-alignment.” Just remember that as you leg go of those things and people that don’t serve your purpose anymore, you are making room for those that do. Much love to you!


  6. Kim Bultman
    5 years ago

    Kat, I’m grinning from your provacative headline and beaming from your sound advice. (I, too, have felt the “stuck-ness” you described — hear, hear for banishing TMED!) Your thoughts re: already having it all reminded me of something I say to myself when I’m playing the piano and feeling frantic: “The notes are on the page!” (Quoted from the movie, “Shine.”) Everything I need is right in front of my eyes. All I have to do is play! Thanks for your playful take on this dilemma and for your common sense solutions!


    • Kim Bultman
      5 years ago

      Arrggh… misspelled “provocative” but I know you know what I meant. 🙂


      • Kat Kim
        5 years ago

        Oh Kim, I absolutely LOVE your piano analogy! I didn’t’ know you played, and what a strange coincidence that I have been thinking heavily about starting to play again myself. Wow! It’s so true, everything we need is ALWAYS right there in front of us. It is just a matter of being open and receptive to it, and most of all PLAYING, enjoying and having fun while executing!


  7. Brett Dupree
    5 years ago

    You are very correct


    • Kat Kim
      5 years ago

      LOL Brett! I love how you stripped any extraneous words and really got to the basic, bottom line point. =) Glad we are in this together. =)


  8. Katya Barry
    5 years ago

    Thank YOU!!! Yes, that’s exactly how I feel more often than not. Too much stuff everywhere. Got to start spring cleaning already! Btw, yes I did think you’d strip:)


    • Kat
      5 years ago

      It’s just way too much sometimes, isn’t it Katya? I’m glad this helps. Especially as entrepreneurs we are always feeling like we need to know more before really putting ourselves out there. One basic step at a time, right? Which is what I’m seeing with you with The Foreignator. So exciting! Thank you for posting.


  9. Pia Cohn Larson
    5 years ago

    Somethings gotta give! Information overload. You know what helps? An interruption. I sit with my dog, I take a walk, I listen to a song. Then I come back to my to do list and cross off the petty items. Kat- You are so insightful and this really hits a chord with a lot of us!


    • Kat
      5 years ago

      Oh Pia, thank you! I love your strategy and it’s exactly what I do as well. I now schedule my White Space into my calendar, too! LOL!


  10. Paulissa Kipp
    5 years ago

    This post is so brilliant! So often, I feel that I have to know all there is about blogging and photography to run a successful business. Subconsciously I know I don’t; I just have to get out there and do it but I allow myself to become overwhelmed by all of the supposedly “correct” steps to take. It becomes too much.


    • Kat Kim
      5 years ago

      Hey Paulissa!! The beauty is that we always know exactly what we need to know to take the next step! Isn’t it silly to think that we need to know “everything” before beginning? I do this all the time. But I’m stripping!! Lol!! Letting it all go. =) Thanks for posting!


  11. jkizzlerocks
    5 years ago

    BOOM! *SpoilerAlert, guys. She doesn’t take her clothes off. Now SHOO! 🙂


    • Kat Kim
      5 years ago

      LOL!! No I don’t Jason. Hahaaa!!

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