Tag: Juli Rathke

The New Year is upon us. How are you feeling?

Some of you may be ready to rock it, but have you cleared the head space yet?

It’s the “out with the old and in with the new” adage, and as the year closes, many of us are eager to dive into with a fresh start – new goals, new ideas and new motivation.

But I want to caution you because without truly seeing where you have been and have a clear understanding of it, moving forward is like jumping back on the same ferris wheel that made you throw up the three previous times you rode it. You know the saying, doing something exactly the same way but expecting different results is the definition of “stupidity”.


Do you have an idea for a new business, a service, a book, a start-up or perhaps even a career path change??


Want to know a sure-fire way if you will succeed?

SURE!!! We all do.

If there is a way, I promise I have spent the past 15 years trying to figure it out.

Whoa… I feel like I have a new idea every day. I would never have the bandwidth to act on them all. So how do I know which ones are the good ones?

I have discovered there are a few questions you can ask yourself to really assess your “success rate” with all of your wild and crazy ideas!

Watch the video for these FIVE QUESTIONS and discover if your ideas are good enough for you to take ACTION!

Then comment below what you discovered or share your story and next steps towards realizing your ideas into reality.



When I was 20 I was single mom, in college, working part-time, and on food stamps. I had to learn real quick what “taking control” of my life meant.

Most of us spend an entire lifetime trying to not let what other people think slow us down in pursuing our dreams. When in reality, the fear of caring too much about what other people think often prevents us from moving from the “talking about it” phase into the “taking action” phase and pushes us back to just “thinking about” it phase.

Analysis Paralysis at it’s finest!

Do you have an idea you are trying to put out to the world? Are you trying to level up in life, work or in your career?

OR… are your ideas of success, health, and happiness just a pipe dream in your head?

Watch this post on how to take your ideas from just an idea into real action.

People who take action on a DAILY BASIS are generally happier and more successful in their lives and careers – both emotionally happier and financially more successful.

So get out of your head and start with prioritizing just 1 ACTION PER DAY towards a dream goal of yours. Start talking, and then start taking 1 step daily.

I promise… just a few days into this new way of thinking/talking/acting will feel like you have made a year’s worth of progress!

PLEASE comment in the comments below on how this is working for you. It only takes just 1 person to share and then we all can learn from each others’ experiences toward being a bolder version of yourself.

P.S. Commenting is TAKING ACTION!



Cool card, huh?

I received this in the mail this week and it made me feel fricken’ amazing, AND it inspired me to write this post. Watch how the power of a “thank you” can help you get what you want in life, business, and relationships.

To order this cool card, or products like this, please visit: www.PrettyTechieShop.com and tell them Juli sent you!


The Thanker

  • Produces positive emotional state
  • Increases sense of well being
  • Triggers ‘feel good’ hormones
  • Re-enforces virtuous cycle in your brain

The Thankee

  • Feels higher levels of self worth
  • Triggers greater desire to help Thanker
  • Triggers helpful behaviors toward others
  • Appreciate being needed
  • Feel more socially valued

Thank Bombing
The benefits of showing gratitude are powerful and enormous. And we have so many opportunities every day. How many people can you think of you can thank just today alone? What about in your past? Who can you think of that you can thank again with more passion? (ooh la la)

Let’s start a Thank Bombing trend. We’ll all just start thanking the crap out of everybody! Who ever does a good deed, helps us in anyway, who we see helping someone else, whatever! Get those hormones racing, self esteems rising, moods elevating — it’ll be an all out party! Let’s DO IT!

Tell me what you are living and learning in the comments below. Would love to hear from you… oh and THANK YOU for watching and being so awesome!!

xo, Juli



Ok – we all do it. Shit happens and we look around for all those unsuspecting folks to point blame.

Often times, as you well know, we need to look to ourselves to find the answers in these times of total uncertainty.

BEEN THERE? I was just this past week!

Use these 8 simple questions to help you evaluate where you are, perhaps how you got there and then, where you are going next will soon be revealed by your truths!

Sorry for the hair/sweaty clothes, but that is MY TRUTH! 😉

These questions come from Brendon Burchard’s Transformation Truths, which I just love and wanted to share with you all today. Just like he gives me clarity at times, I hope too the relationship we are all creating is that I am a clarity worker just for you!!

Watch the video.

Ask yourself the eight questions in the video. View the questions in the link above.

Don’t judge or beat yourself up about the answers.

Sit on it for a while.


Soon the answers to the change you need will start to surface… I promise.

Let me know what you think, and what these 8 questions stir up for you in the comments below. I would love to chat with you!





Today I am sharing with you one of the lifestyle changes I have recently adopted to help live more simply and consciously. Shot from my home, no glam, no makeup, no nonsense.

The simple part is by choice, but I don’t think any of us have a choice when it comes to being more consumer conscious.

The planet is over-populated, over-polluted and we over-consume on a daily basis.

I am not going to bore you with fact-finding reasons why you should try this other than it has totally made me feel like I can do a small part to make a bigger impact.

It’s also made me feel lighter and has given me more of a rhyme to the reason when it comes to how we spend our money as a family.

It’s so totally easy even your kids or grand kids can do it.


A Retreat like no other. Work on your bottom line and your “ASSana” in the same retreat.


WHAT DO YOU MEAN UNPLUG? I know what you are thinking. You may be thinking there is no way to unplug and still get it all done. Your work, your social life, keeping up with friends, pure entertainment factor… how can disconnecting keep you connected?


Some days our heads spin. We know what we need to do but given the choice, we choose to stay in the exact same place physically, mentally and emotionally and DO NOTHING ABOUT IT! Does this sound like you? Are you craving a little head space? Do you believe you can actually change your DNA? If so, I have a 7 day meditation sequence I would like for you to try to help clear out some of those cobwebs. Don’t fret, we all have them, but getting back to that place of clarity and balance takes commitment. We can read all we want, listen all we want, but until we put in the time, the true expansion of ourselves isn’t going to really happen.


ClothespileRecently I was inspired by a woman who attended one of my retreats. She was working towards adopting a minimalist’s wardrobe. I have been thinking about practicing this myself for months now and on the eve of a move out of the home I have lived in for almost 9 years, there seems to be no time like the present to go for it! More details about how you can do this below, it is a super empowering practice.

“No time like the present” can be a tough one. We spend so much time planning and scheduling and brainstorming that sometimes we miss the real moment of opportunity in our lives. Below are a few steps you can take to learn to weed out the limiting forces and factors in your life, just like you need to throw out those jeans from 1992 – guess what – they will never be back in style and if they are, your daughter should wear them. 😉 more