⚡️Kristen Kalp - Make more meaning w/biz coaching and breathwork.

Ahoy there!

I help creative entrepreneurs make more money and meaning through breathwork, books, and business coaching.  (You can get on the wait list for year-long coaching here.)

New?  Please start here so I can properly introduce myself. 😉

🔥📚 Books are Pay What You Can for the summer — shop now!

The Sales, Selling, and Making Bank 6-Pack

When it comes to selling, sales, and generally hopping on board with capitalism, most of our skills don’t come naturally.  No one comes out of the womb making 2-for-1 offers or trying to convince people to get on board with this exclusive one-time promotion.

It’s completely weird to have a skill and get paid for it, and to make work and get paid for it, when the thing the world needs most is the thing we would happily do for free.

I get it, I do.  That’s why this 6-pack shares my selling and making bank wisdom in ways that won’t make you curl into a small ball and hope a meteor hits before you click ‘send’ on that email or ask a potential client to click the buy button.

Enjoy these six podcast episodes (199 more here!), and let me know how they work out for you: k@kristenkalp.com!

I’m revisiting my favorite podcast episodes for the summer, and your support means the world to me!  I suggest paying $10 per 100 minutes of listening. This keeps the podcast sustainable, ad-free, and accessible.  90% of my work is completely free.  The other 10% is breathwork and coaching clients, which is when I use my most potent energies for pay. The podcast is an act of love, of sharing, and of my truest work. Your support means the world to me, and to those who aren’t in a spot to pay for any of it right now.  Donate here.

First, and most importantly: Money Blocks Aren’t Your Problem.

PLEASE don’t spend your hard-earned money on a bullshit money blocks class or course or book when I promise, that shit is NOT the place to begin working through your financial issues.

Where you don’t allow money into your life, there are eight other things I’ll bet you don’t let into your life fully, and the implications of those elements go way further than whether or not you get paid fairly for your work.  Listen in!

Next!  Serve the poet goddess inside you and also accept the wealth that is available to you, homegirl

In this class, we’ll take a deep dive into ways you can receive more money in your life.  Namely, by receiving more of the intangibles that we humans tend to dismiss, shut down, or deem as too vulnerable, like joy and pleasure and a host of quite practical things besides.

Listen in to this episode of That’s What She Said while I break down the receiving spectrum and how to strengthen your receiving muscle if you’re like, ‘YUP I want to serve the muse’ and ‘YUP I’d like to be less broke while doing it.’

Next up: Pay Me, Dammit

Pay Me, Dammit! is a class about money, but it’s really about all the ways money is a stand-in for the ways you’re holding yourself back. We tackle ‘em, together, and then I throw down scripts and techniques that just plain make you dollars.

PLEASE, use the scripts, follow the instructions, and let me know how it goes. When you find $1,000 in your inbox or actually call back that customer or draw better boundaries around your business, I’d freaking LOVE to hear about it! It’s not easy to make the changes that bring in the dollars (see all the reasons mentioned earlier), but when you consciously catch bad habits in action, they lose their power.

Listen inAnd get paid, dammit.

Let’s keep going!  Separate your work from your worth.

The value of your work is dependent upon many factors; some economic, some artistic, and some woven into the fabric of society itself. That’s why tying your work — specifically, the number of dollars it brings in — to the sum total of your worth is bound to disappoint you.

If you’ve ever said, “I’m gonna charge what I’m worth” or “They’re not willing to pay what I’m worth,” stop EVERYTHING and listen in. That’s dangerous talk, and we can untie your work from your worth in this brand new podcast episode.

Your calendar might not seem like the logical starting point for making more money, but give it a go: How to Clear Energy and Plan for the Year Ahead!

This is not a January-only episode, as you can start again any damn time you feel like it.  If you never have time to sell your work, market your work, or finish your projects, THIS is the place to start.

Finally, Show Your Work

Not just your finished work, but your in-progress work.  Your energetic work.  Your planning work, your nearly-done work, and your very-much-still-an-idea work.

What if we made our internal checklists visible to other humans?
What if we changed up the ‘just shut up and be a martyr’ pattern and instead, asked for help?
What if we asked for people to acknowledge our completed tasks, to-do lists, and the many items we accomplish on a daily basis?

Showing your work establishes the value of your offerings, helps you feel better about your pricing (because yes, those 7 hours spent picking the perfect font COUNT, dammit), and gives you endless stuff to show off on social media, too.

P.S. Stay on it.  (Bonus #7 of the 6-pack!  Selling is boring, repetitive, and often feels like throwing the same seeds into the same garden, hoping something will take root.  That’s NORMAL.  Promise.)

The Woo and Taboo 6-pack.

This six-pack of podcasts focuses on The Taboo and The Woo. (Other 6-packs include: rad humans and seemingly obvious but hard-earned wisdom.)

First up: The Taboo!

Did you fail to have healthy adult relationships modeled for you ’cause you grew up in a broken AF household, or was that just me?

Let’s talk about sex, the body, and being at home with yourself. I’ll start by talking about how I was basically a walking brain carrier until age 31, and then share the steps I took to learn how to actually inhabit my body. (No that’s NOT taught to us, and no you’re NOT weird for not being able to do it. ::high fives to all those who read books for the entirety of summer instead of learning how to do bodily things::)

Kim Anami talks about becoming a well-fucked woman in this podcast episode, and if you dig it you might dig her course of the same name.

The Sex Episode talks about the ways all things sexual play out in my life as of right now, after years of working with Kim, and The Cannabis Episode is a good time for anyone looking to experiment with weed. (Yes, that weed.)

And now: The Woo!

Being labeled as ‘woo woo’ can feel like a death sentence or a loss of intellectual ground — but talking about The Woo is a deeply healing, freeing, and connection-building experience for everyone involved.

I came out of the spiritual closet to talk about all the spiritual habits, experiences, and practices that make up my life, and it’s so vulnerable that I cry three times.

Okay, but, how does that matter in everyday life? WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE if you’re connected with your own spiritual center and your interiors?

It. Makes. A. Big. Difference.

When you’re connected to your own interiors, you’re already on the way to getting anywhere you want to go. (Without manifesting because The Law of Attraction is no friend of mine.) If you loathe templates, 6-part programs, and step-by-step instructions but would still like to feel as if you’re making progress in life, this is the podcast for you.

Finally, there’s energetic growth. You can get bigger as a human soul, and this analogy makes it simple to understand: kittens versus elephants.

P.S. If you find yourself with summer downtime — and therefore summer scroll time — Space could be the answer!  This 21-day email course helps you reduce phone usage by 25 to 75 percent.

“When I started, the Moment app said I spent 30% of my waking life on the phone and now it’s down to 16%!” — Karisa Deculus

“Unsubscribed from 15 companies and deleted 4,795 emails.” — Angie D.

“…the best thing is there are moments through the day where I didn’t know exactly where my phone is and that’s a new experience for me. It is so freeing and it actually makes space as you promised it.” — Barbara Pacejka

“Unsubscribed from 30 emails across 3 inboxes! This was great. Part way through I realized that I’ve never really thought consciously about how I organize information about things I *actually* want to participate in.” — Wangene Hall

Promo code SUMMER brings the price of Space to $34.50.  Get it!

Seemingly obvious but hard-earned wisdom 6-pack.

stillness

You know how there are lessons that take forever to learn? Like, YEARS? And they’re not things you can learn on YouTube or Google or even pay someone else to do for you — they’re the lessons you. have. to. learn.

This is a group of six of those lessons from my own life: the wisdom that seems SO OBVIOUS until you try to incorporate it into your being and actually live it.

I’m revisiting my favorite podcast episodes for the summer, and your support means the world to me!  I suggest paying $10 per 100 minutes of listening. This keeps the podcast sustainable, ad-free, and accessible. 90% of my work is completely free. The other 10% is breathwork and coaching clients, which is when I use my most potent energies for pay. The podcast is an act of love, of sharing, and of my truest work. Your support means the world to me, and to those who aren’t in a spot to pay for any of it right now.  Donate here.

The 4 kinds of tired.

When you say you’re ‘tired,’ what exactly do you mean? These four choices give options that will help you explain why you’re more than ‘just need a nap’ tired, and how to restore the wells of each one. Sometimes articulating the way you’re feeling brings you closer to finding a solution for your exhaustion.

Your shame is not interesting.

One of the ways we tire ourselves out is by making ourselves small, denying our instincts, and otherwise pretending we’re too ‘broken’ to do our work in the world. Shame holds us back in all things — from the size of our thighs to the voice in our head that asks ‘who are you to……’ where …… is your most treasured dream. How do you grapple with and move through shame, in both big and small ways? This is a start.

Tell on yourself.

One of the ways we separate ourselves from others is by hiding behind ‘fine’ — as in, ‘How are you?’ ‘Fine!’ when we’re really awful, miserable, scared, depressed, disillusioned, struggling, tired, or otherwise in need of some companionship.  What if you can learn to tell on yourself?  What might it look like to move toward the discomfort of intimacy — with both yourself and those closest to you?  How might you defeat asshole brain in direct combat, through telling the truth about your most difficult moments?  Listen in.

This might take a while.

THIS WISDOM LESSON IS THE VERY WORST.  I mean, I’d like to finish my best work tomorrow, and then retire to somewhere amazing to do nothing but read books and swim in the sea — wouldn’t you?  But um.  Your best work takes a while.  Life takes a while.  Creativity takes a while.  How might we begin to engage with projects for the long (long long) haul?  How would we treat ourselves if we treated our work as ongoing — and therefore not worthy of rushing or speeding through?  What would we do if we knew we had not one opportunity, but shit-tons of ’em, and we don’t have to prove ourselves by taking every single one that comes down the pike?  This might take a while.

It doesn’t count if you don’t enjoy it and Joy is an act of resistance.

These are two facets of the same coin: when you look at the news and see only suffering, you’re not getting the whole story.  There are many, many reasons to enjoy the life you have today, right now, at this very hour.  Waiting until an undefined ‘later’ or until everything is perfect or until that person is out of office to feel good, do your work, or bring your gifts to the world is a waste of your humanity.  What if you started enjoying every good thing?

P.S. Breathwork for asshole brain is incredibly helpful if you’d like to start tackling those asshole brain thoughts from the inside out! Promo code SUMMER takes $11 off here.