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KILL the CHAOS

End the overwhelm in just 6 weeks and create easy, effective rituals for getting things done.

 
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For overwhelmed, procrastinating ladypreneurs who dream of making their passion into profits

You've got the awesome IDEA, but making it a REALITY has been a drag.

Kill the Chaos teaches overwhelmed ladypreneurs how to find & refine the essentials for your life that make working on your passion a pleasure by learning how to work like an Alchemist.

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Hey Girl, does this sound like your life?

You want to accomplish amazing things. You want your life to mean something. You want to be able to focus on one thing at a time. You want to stop procrastinating. You want to do good work. You want to be able to put your work down and spend time doing other things, without always thinking about that work and how you should be working on it.

All of these things are totally attainable.

But right now, you've been feeling more like this:

  • You're never really done with your work, no matter how much you work on it.
  • You sit down to work and... nothing happens. You've got creative block.
  • You have no idea what actions you should be taking to make your passion projects a reality.
  • You buy great courses to help you create your #PassionBiz, but don't finish them. 

  • Your life has been feeling like one, long drag, and you're not sure you'll make anything of yourself.

  • You're starting to feel like there's no point in even trying to create a biz from your passion

Getting things you love done should be magical, not miserable.

Work less, Get more done, & do it all without stress

You're passionate about your passions for a reason, babe. Why on earth would you want to work yourself to death for it, then end up so stressed that you don't even love it anymore?

I've been there, and I know how much it sucks to be put-off by the very passions that used to drive me forward. I don't want that to happen to you.

Imagine being able to...

  • Focus on the work you need to do for as long as you want

  • Be energized by your work, not drained by it

  • Work half as much & get twice as much done (and STILL have energy when you're done!)

  • Stop procrastinating over the things you have to do to get where you want to be

  • End information overload, and learn how to process and sort the info you need quickly

  • Finish everything you start (and not spend years on something you could do in months!)

  • Know your personal path to success intimately 

  • Feel confident in your decisions and know when you're making the right ones

  • Have less anxiety and stress for daily life + your passion biz and projects

  • Finally finish creating the #passionbiz you've been dreaming of for ages

 
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I work entirely "like an Alchemist" now, and it has been the only thing to kill my chaos. After a few years refining the process, I'm ready to share Kill the Chaos with you!

But first, let me tell you a little bit about where Kill the Chaos came from...

A few years ago, my life was a mess

I was full of ambition and big, wild dreams, but I was getting nowhere with them.

I experimented with so many methods, processes, and systems to fix my shitshow of a life and reach my goals, but none of them helped. If they did help, it was only for a little while because I got so bored and frustrated with all of these soul-sucking systems that I couldn't maintain the change. I was going a little cray.

I never got anything done despite working on these dreams all the time. Or I got things done in bursts and then needed weeks of "recovery" time. I had more ideas than I had energy.

I was motivated, but I procrastinated.

I found it hard to build habits because it was so boring. I couldn't "connect" with "systems". I wanted The Answer. But I wanted that answer to be easy.

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And then, because I'm a total nerd, I started researching Alchemy for a novel I was working on. I'm talking super researching it. Like, it got so deep that I was starting to identify with Paracelsus. You've probably seen his painting before. It's this guy. ➡

How on earth was I identifying with that dude? Was it the jaunty red hat? Was it the tiny book?

No. But I do like both.

It was the way he, and other Alchemists, approached problems.

Alchemists were driven, focused, inspired, and productive. But more importantly: 

They were calm.

I didn't want to finish my novel only to hate writing forever afterwards. And it was starting to look like that might be the case. I was so determined to finish my novel and get published that I was forcing myself to work on it constantly.

But it wasn't good work, and it wasn't getting me anywhere because I didn't have a direction for it and I was getting really stressed out by how long it would take me, how I'd never reach my dreams, how my student loans were weighing down on me, and how I felt like I needed to take care of Real Life before I was allowed to work on my novel.

And I was starting to passionately hate my passion.

I knew there had to be a way to accomplish big goals + deal with normal life without being so stressed out all the time. I'd tried dozens of methods and "systems," but they all drained my motivation and energy. I couldn't make the habits stick. I needed something soulful, not soul-sucking.

I started trying to apply the metaphorical stages of Alchemy to my life + goals.

There was plenty of trial and error, but when I finally hit on the right process, I knew I'd found the work style that I would use for the rest of my life.

It was easy, methodical, effective, and most importantly: it kept my anxiety down and my love for my passion high.

That's where Kill the Chaos™ comes from. It was created from over 10 years of stress, anxiety, and confusion about why I wasn't making progress on my dreams with all the freaking work I was putting into them.

I unsubscribed to the sh*show I was living and decided I was going to get shit done instead... AND I was going to de-stress at the same time.

 
 
 
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Grab Kill the Chaos & make your passion productive!

I'll teach you how
to work like an Alchemist

DRIVEN, FOCUSED, INSPIRED, PRODUCTIVE. SOULFUL.


Girl, little secret: life doesn't have to be super hard. 

I've been where you are and I know how soul-sucking both the overwhelm and the "solutions" for that overwhelm can be. I mean, really: Who wants to 7 Trellos, 3 Asanas, a Basecamp, and a paper Planner? 

Not me, and I'm betting not you, either.

That's where Kill the Chaos™ comes in. It took me over 10 years to figure this shit out, and now I'm saving you all that time and telling you exactly what works. Without leaving you feeling like a Dementor just ran you through.

Keep the Soul. Toss the Soul-Sucking Part.

With Kill the Chaos™, I'll teach you how to reach your passions and still feel passionate about them at the end. You'll learn how to end the overwhelm, get things done, and still have time for your life at the end of the day.

Your passion is your passion for a reason.

Don't let it die just because working on it while having to "real life" at the same time sucked your energy and motivation dry.

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Holly’s advice + techniques for conquering overwhelm are spot on. Her quick wit, generous heart and chaos-slashing tools are a powerhouse combination that helps you move the junk out of your life so you can get to making the good stuff you were put on the planet to make.

Her advice helped me to clear out years of digital clutter and I finally got control over one area of my life that was becoming a major time + soul suck: my email.

Her tips + techniques brought some serious calm to my inbox, which has, in turn, made me so much more productive and happy.
— Eliza Lynn Tobin, Artist + Visual Designer
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When I say My life used to be a clusterf*ck, I'm putting it nicely.

How clusterf*ck? Let me count the ways.

I went from an easy 3.8 GPA in high school to dropping out. Over a dude (not pictured). Who later stole my and my mom's identity, screwing us both over financially for several years. My self-esteem took a huge hit from that one stupid decision and it affected the next ten years of my life. And I didn't know what I was doing, so I jumped around on my path, second-guessing every single decision I made.

  • I gave up my forever-dream of being an Architect because I was afraid I wasn't good enough.
  • I started smoking, about a pack and a half a day.
  • I racked up $50k in student loan debt over 8 years of college and 10, indecisive majors.
  • I gained 37 lbs, over just a couple years.
  • I stayed in a loveless, long-term relationship because I didn't think I could get any better.
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I spent most of my time playing World of Warcraft™, a perfectly lovely and acceptable past-time, except for the fact that I did it because I was so self-conscious of all of my failings that I couldn't stomach the thought of actually going out and talking to real people who could see me. 

What if they thought I was a loser, too?

But it was good for me in many ways. It helped me quit smoking, and it reignited my love for fantasy. I started writing fantasy fiction again, and within a few months, I had a huge, sprawling, epic idea for The Novel. 

I was passionate about it.

And it gave me the motivation to move forward again.

I started working on my novel all the time. I'd take notes in class, sketch characters, Wikipedia obscure things, and write constantly. 

I decided I'd finish this novel and try to get published. For a while, this passion sustained me.

 

TIP: Success with stress isn't much of a success. Sorry.

 
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But still, life was pretty soul-sucking

I mean, how could it not be when you're with someone who doesn't want to speak to you, you're counting other people's money all day and spending your evenings serving food or sitting through night classes? Who had time for friends? And even if I did, I was so uncomfortable with how I looked that I avoided all social invitations like the plague.

But then I had a breakthrough. 

 
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I started challenging myself monthly to do 1-5 things that would make me a better person. I called it Life Warp, and it got me through a lot of little accomplishments.

I'd finished undergrad and started grad school. I was working full time at the university to get free grad school tuition, and I was physically and mentally drained from about 8 years of going-going-going and not getting anywhere fast. But I'd had some wins:

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  • I'd stopped smoking
  • I'd finished a Bachelor's degree with High Honors
  • I'd started paying down my $50k in student debt
  • I'd lost about 20 lbs.

Those little wins made me realize that I could make my life better, but I was still lonely and perpetually cold (I'd moved to Upstate New York from Atlanta).

And it was still taking me forever to accomplish things. I was still in my 20s, but at this rate, I'd be 45 before I ever did anything.

I'd just heard about Minimalism, and I wanted to try it out on my clothes to see if, even though I was still heavier than I wanted to be, I could at least look put-together at work. I thought maybe it would make me feel better about everything else. 

The more I researched it and the more I tried (and often failed) to apply it to my wardrobe and life, the more I realized that I could totally adapt these ideas into something that worked for me.

I could get things done already. What I couldn't do was get them done quickly, without stress + anxiety, and without feeling like life was sucking the soul out of me.

But I had a plan. 

I'd been researching Alchemy for that passion novel I was writing, and when I thought about the stages of it, everything started falling into place.

It was going to take some Ravenclaw-worthy research and lots of Slytherin ambition, but for the first time, I had a spark of excitement. A little glimmer of hope that I could really change my life and not be such a failure.

What if I could create my own way of holding myself accountable, being productive, and getting things done while not stressing myself out more than I already was (which was a major requirement because I was living a constant panic attack by that point). 

 
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Then, in 2015, I found the key

What was that piece? I call it "working like an Alchemist" but, in essence, it was changing the way I approached problems to be more direct and soulful. I used personalized rituals to do it.

I went from chaotic to focused on my direction; from procrastinating to obnoxiously productive; from half-assing everything to learning how to prioritize; from having a heavy "lead" life to a bright, brilliant "gold" one.

Here are just a handful of the things that I accomplished when I figured out the key to working like an Alchemist:

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  • I graduated college with High Honors
  • I took the GMAT with minimal studying and scored high enough for 75% scholarships
  • I got a Master's degree while working full time
  • I finally found a job that I didn't mind doing
  • I got certified in Project Management with minimal studying, with a good score
  • I finished writing a novel and 4 other novel-length works of fiction (over 1,000,000 words!)
  • I quit smoking (9 years this past June!)
  • I lost 35 of the 37 lbs. (damn "adult" bodies)
  • I learned to like myself again with 3 consecutive years of taking and posting one selfie every day each April
  • Did Couch to 5K, then ran a real 5K
  • I figured out how to dress well without thinking about it
  • I created, filmed, and gave away a free Skillshare class teaching other women how to dress well without thinking about it, too
  • I got out of my comfort zone with regular yoga classes
  • I learned how to eat healthy and cook for myself (this is a much bigger accomplishment than it sounds like)
  • I overcame my biggest, most terrifying fear: airplanes
  • I let go of boxes and boxes of sentimental things that were holding me back
  • I learned to let go of relationships and things that weren't healthy
  • I found a relationship that we both thrived in and knew how to keep it thriving
  • I learned how to dress well (without effort)
  • I paid off 80% of my student loan debt (now $11,000; was $50,000)
  • I was able to stop taking daily anti-anxiety medication
  • I remembered my passions and was motivated to work on them again
  • I started being able to focus and concentrate way more
  • I started a business I love to work on
  • I watched a sunrise and a sunset in the same day, went to my first (and plenty more) concerts, made some friends, taught myself beatboxing, visited 20 states, fell in love, did things that scared me, and  
  • I stopped thinking of myself as an ugly, frumpy failure

The key was what I like to call Working Like an Alchemist. It pulled everything together: It gave me drive, motivation. It made the effort I put into my work more effective and efficient. It kept me passionate about my passions. And most importantly, it felt soulful, not soul-sucking.

It was a process I knew I could stick with for the rest of my life.

I experimented with so many methods, processes, and systems to fix my shitshow of a life and reach my goals, but none of them helped. If they did help, it was only for a little while because I got so bored and frustrated with all of these soul-sucking systems that I couldn't maintain the change. I was going a little cray.

What I realized was that hard work doesn't count for shit if we're so overwhelmed we can't do a good job of it.

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Holly’s course is so packed with info and I love how each day’s challenge was so easy to do! Like when she challenged me to tidy up what I surround myself with on Day 4, starting with things that I’d trip over and rooms I always used didn’t sound overwhelming.

I’ll definitely be redoing it every time my brain needs a reset. :)
— Daisy U., SimpleNotStressful.com
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Start with chaos.
End with clarity.

Kill the Chaos™ is a 6 week program that will help you
turn procrastination into passion

Wouldn't it be great if you could go on a date with your partner or for drinks with the girls without that nagging guilt that you should be at home, working on your #passionbiz instead? We can change that. You'll start with chaos and end with clarity, wisdom, and brilliance.

For 6 weeks, I'll guide you to create strong, unassailable foundations. And yes, we all need those if we want the passions that drive us to stay passionate. I'll show you how to develop rituals that will force you to succeed without stressing or boring you, and find the path to success that works for you.

Kill the Chaos™ is structured to be the best path for your personal transformation from clusterfuck to kick-ass, so you can finally stop procrastinating and being overwhelmed for good. You'll Get. Shit. Done. 

Each week, you'll get a new module. Grab a cup of tea and relax for a few minutes each day while you watch the lessons, do a bit of self-mastering homework, and kill some chaos. The lessons are simple, actionable, and designed to make your life easier, not more complicated. Your homework and action steps will be bite-sized to keep your motivation high and momentum rolling.

Every day that you work on Kill the Chaos™, you'll get a bit more organized and a bit less overwhelmed.

Are you ready to learn how to kill the chaos? Let's take a look at what's included at each step of the process:

 
 
 
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Here's what you'll cover each week

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1. Foundations

  • The 4 stages we go through when we turn chaos into clarity + why it's necessary to know what stage you're in
  • The 4 things you need to make changes that last
  • The reason "systems" don't work for everyone + what to do instead
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2. Rituals

  • The reason rituals work + why they come first in all chaos-killing
  • 7 rituals every creative + soulful woman needs for her best life ever
  • How to prioritize the chaos in your life so you know which actions will give you the biggest results the fastest 
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3. Chaos

  • How to inventory your life to find your personal (sometimes hidden!) roadblocks
  • The exact method I use to create a new ritual when chaos arises
  • The 1 thing you're doing that's making you procrastinate, draining your energy, & sapping motivation + how to fix it
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4. Environments

  • How your environment affects your mood + ability to focus
  • The 5 spots that are sapping your focus + how to fix them
  • The de-cluttering mistake most people make that leaves them more frustrated and overwhelmed than when they started
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5. Minds + Spirits

  • How to retrain your mind for endless willpower, motivation, productivty, and energy so you can work better, faster
  • 6 things you can do to create calm so you can focus
  • The 7 things that are making you unproductive, ineffective, and worn-down
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6. Passions

  • The biggest problem standing between you and passionate productivity
  • My specific 3-part method for creating a passion path so that you always move forwards instead of backwards
  • How to pick just one passion (for now)

What else is included?

  1. 6 modules with to-the-point video lessons
  2. Useful, concise worksheets to help you through the homework
  3. PDFs of all lesson slides
  4. Live, student-only Q&As on Facebook Live
  5. Access to our private FB community where you can collaborate with people just like you every day!

The community is a great place to get support from me and other ladypreneurs who are also working on killing their mental chaos and get serious about their #passionbiz!

 
 
 
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Are you ready to
kill your chaos?

Enroll now and let's kill that chaos, lady!

*Kill the Chaos will begin on November 28th, 2016

  1. 6 Chaos-killing modules with video lessons
  2. Worksheets to help you along
  3. Lifetime updates
  4. Private group to interact with me & your peers
  5. Private Live Q&A sessions

Single Payment:

$299

Flex Pay:

3 payments of $119

Don't screw around because doors close in...

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I felt completely overwhelmed - I wasn’t sleeping, I was stressed at work and I felt like my personal life was starting to fall apart because I was just taking on too much and had no idea how to stop feeling so chaotic and disorganized.

After her course, her videos and teaching continued to help me put order back into my life and has left me feeling empowered again. She’s patient, realistic and passionate in all the right ways. Take her class. You won’t regret it.
— Amanda Ah Sue, WorkWeekFitness.com
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I know Kill the Chaos™ works

Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.
— Mary Tyler Moore

Neither of us has time for more crap that doesn't work, so I wouldn't be bothering with the Kill the Chaos™ method if it didn't. You have 14 days from the first day of the course to try the methods I give you and put them into action. I'm so confident that you'll see results that I'll give you a refund if you don't. All I require is that you send proof that you did the work and that you didn't see the results.

If you're not sure that you're ready to get your shit together once and for all, it might not be the right time to enroll. However, if you know that you're ready for an end to the chaos, to find clarity for your personal and biz life, and finally create that #passionbiz you've dreamed of, I know I can help you do that with Kill the Chaos™.

You're ready to end the mental chaos for good & I'm going to help you get there

I don't screw around with time-wasters. Kill the Chaos was developed specifically to get things done without the extra bullshit.

Do it quick, do it right the first time, and do it with soul. That's how I roll, and how you'll roll, too, when you finish the program.

If you think you don't have enough time for this course, then it's the course for you. I've done all the Ravenclaw research and experimentation for you so that all you have to do is learn what I teach and apply it in the order I teach it. Simple. Kill the Chaos is designed to save you time and make getting things done easy.

Here are some of the types of people who love Kill the Chaos

  1. Overwhelmed gals who are trying to start a side-biz while working
  2. Creatives who have big ideas but struggle with follow-through
  3. Ladypreneurs who don't have time to waste learning ineffective strategies and systems
  4. Boss babes who want to create their passion biz but never seem to get anywhere
  5. Women with passion projects they want to finish, just because they want to

What if you could actually get tons of good work done on your business every week in way less time?

I've been where you are, girl. I know how shitty it is. And I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be that way. You can accomplish your dreams, and you don't have to work 20 years to do it. All you need is to learn how to get the mental clutter out of your head and focus the right way. Kill the Chaos™ will teach you just that.

6 weeks from now, you'll:

  1. Have more focus

  2. Know what obstacles and energy drains have been holding you back, and how to change them

  3. Have made real progress on your #PassionBiz

  4. Feel less stressed about working on your Passion

  5. Know exactly what direction you need to go

  6. Have a tidy, clutter-free head, environment, and soul

Are you ready to Kill the Chaos?

I bet you've got some Questions

Q. When does Kill the Chaos begin?

The course will start on Monday, November 28th and run 5 weeks. You can take as long as you need to finish it and you'll have access for the lifetime of the course!

Q. How much time will I need to put into this every week?

This all depends on you, but I recommend taking about 1-2 hours at the beginning of each week to watch the current module's videos, then spend about 30 minutes per day every day following putting your chaos-killing plan into action. Kill the Chaos does require you put in the effort, but the effort will become easier the more you learn and evolve.

Q. What if the teaching style doesn't work for me?

I understand that not every method will work for every person, so I proudly offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you start Kill the Chaos and find that the teaching style isn't giving you the results you want, then I offer a refund period of 14 days from the start of the course. All you have to do is send along your homework for Module 1 and 2 and tell me what didn't work for you (within 14 days of the course starting). If you put in the work and didn't see results, then I'll happily refund you.

Q. How can I connect with other ladypreneurs working on killing their chaos?

I provide and host a private Facebook group for students! This is also where you'll watch the live Q&A sessions on Facebook Live, ask questions about the course materials, and get to know other gals like you who are committed to a calm, efficient, soulful life + passion biz.

 

Still have questions? Get in touch.

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