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What I learned on a Weekend Away Unplugged from the World

I’m just back from a heavenly long weekend in Florida with my daughter. Beach, sun, sand, and reading (fiction: Circe by Madeline Miller and non-fiction: Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller). I can tell you that I spent about six hours staring at the ocean in total. Yes, it was heavenly. I listened to her pounding surf. I breathed in her salty air. I pondered. I imagined. I dreamed.

When was the last time you gave yourself permission to think? To stare into space and just let your mind wander?

It’s likely not a surprise to you that my mind wandered to my business. I thought about who I’ve served so well in the past few years. I thought about who I most want to help in the future.

What I learned on a Weekend Away Unplugged from the World via Krista Smith at

Three things became very clear to me during my weekend.

  1. I want to tap into my teacher more. Educate.
  2. I’m longing to help more women feel the significant power of collaboration over competition. Elevate.
  3. I want all the women in my community to embody the mindset that they truly can do anything they want. Activate.

Those three words: educate, elevate, and activate are going to amongst the themes I intend to talk about in the coming months.

Here’s what I don’t know though: what is it that you feel I can teach you?

I’m going to share a little backstory here. I’m a big believer that the universe shows us signs. If you’re still here, I have a hunch you believe in signs too. They’re always there but we might not notice them because our minds are too full. This weekend I kept seeing white butterflies everywhere. Then I started seeing monarch butterflies. Then I got swarmed by dragonflies while walking. There is a message for me in this and one I’ve not quite clarified. I still need to process and journal and feel.

One thing that I did become aware of though is that it’s been quite some time since I asked you what you needed.

It occurred to me that I haven’t done any significant market research lately.

I’m here today asking if you’d consider taking a few minutes to help me understand your needs.

I want to provide step-by-step video tutorials and easy-to-understand content that will help YOU as you navigate building an online business and I need to know where the significant gaps are in your business.

By completing this short survey, you have the power to help shape all my free trainings and future content. You’ll get exactly what you need and my goal is that you’ll be able to better understand the current landscape of the technology that’s available to you to support you as you build your online business.



Also…it’s my birthday today and I’m giving away a gift if you want to participate in the survey and leave your email.

I’m drawing for a copy of the book, Building A StoryBrand, that I read on my vacation. (Ill even highlight important points that rocked my world and give you insight on how you can apply this to a growing business). I’ll randomly choose a name and announce it on my Instagram page one week from today, May 7. I’ll contact you via email for your mailing address and send it off! There are no geographic requirements. You win and wherever you are in the world, I’ll mail it to you.

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Krista Smith

Hi there, I'm Krista. My mission is to inspire confidence and clarity in every woman with a passion-fueled idea. I offer solutions that expand those ideas into an online business with systems, strategy, and success.

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