10 Day Soul Awakening Bootcamp – Day 1

Watch the video and then leave a comment below!

In this video, you’ll learn:

  • The power of setting an intention before starting any new project

  • Why difficult circumstances can catalyze your soul to wake up

  • Which area of your life you want to improve 10% or more (hint: itโ€™s why youโ€™re here!)

Once you’ve had a chance to watch, I’d love to hear from you!ย ย Which area of your life do you want to improve 10% or more?

Leave a comment below and let us know, we really want to hear what you have to say.

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  • Deborah Joyner says:

    What a gift you are sharing, this is lovely. I’m excited. I have difficulty clarifying one “thing” I’m scattered and have so many intentions! Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this thought provoking Boot Camp.

    • I’m so glad you’re here Deborah! Thanks for joining us. It can be difficult to clarify one thing you want. The focus you’ll create by prioritizing or simply choosing one thing for now, knowing you can always choose something else later, will help you get what you want sooner and with greater ease. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Felicitas says:

    Hi beautiful people

    ๐Ÿงก my intention is to feel 10% more selflove and tranquility in every situation or even better ๐Ÿ’›

    I wish you all a lot of fun and success with this wonderful bootcamp. Lots of love from Amsterdam

  • Ethia Alvarez says:

    Hello everyone! My intention is to have a better relationship with my children and with myself.

  • Heidi says:

    My intention is to become more focused, organized and chaos-free so that I will have more time for me.

  • Lisa says:

    Thank you for letting me join this group

  • Amy says:

    Mine is a better healthier life style, pay off debt daycare provider (job), wife and mother. Intension make my job less stressful, better wife and mother to my husband and kids spend more time with them make more memories take more vacations. Enjoy life in general. Thank you

  • Amy says:

    Thank you great information!

  • Sibusisiwe Zungu says:

    Hi Vanessa
    I find myself at a cross roads
    my intention is to get a clearer picture with regards to my career and future.

    • Thanks Sibu! I know this bootcamp will support you in getting a clearer picture with regards to your career and your future. You’re already beginning to create that just by being here – YAY!

  • Chris says:

    Intention: to improve the clarity on my professional future. Should I focus on IC sales role to create time for career exploration and professional development courses? Or push for expanded leadership (less $) within company to prep way for next career? What will that career even be?

    Commitment: I commit to pray and ask myself tough questions and take this processes seriously and with conviction. Expect progress, but not be disappointed if I donโ€™t find all of the answers.

    • These are great Chris!! And I really love how you’re setting expectations by saying you expect progress but also don’t want to be disappointed if you don’t find all the answers. In general with commitment statements, it’s important to state it in the positive of what you DO want vs the negative of what you don’t want. So if you weren’t disappointed if you don’t find all the answers….how would you be instead? For example, “I commit to pray, ask provoking questions, take this process seriously and discover a sense of peace and surrender in the progress I make.” I’m curious – what would the opposite of disappointed be for you? Feeling relaxed, grateful or celebrating the progress you make, trusting?? See what feels most true to you. Also, you may want to play with the words “ask myself tough questions” to find a way to describe the same thing that feels a bit more light and joyful. Perhaps something like; “lovingly challenge myself” or “ask myself powerful questions”. Again – it’s totally up to you. The goal is to find words that excite you and feel good in your body rather than heavy. Great start to the bootcamp!!

  • paTricia says:

    Day 1:
    What is not quite right in my life – ‘my job’

    My intention with this 10-day boot camp is to create a positive attitude for myself or something better.
    I commit to writing a sincere positive at the start and close of my business day.

    Improving my attitude by 10% in my current job will assist me in moving on to “something better’.

    (my facebook connection is still pending – the FB email is slightly different than bootcamp email

  • Cate says:

    The timing of this challenge is very auspicious, I had a colleague’s farewell afternoon tea today and she encouraged everyone to spend time to reflect on what is important to them, and then this shows up in my inbox – hello universe!

    My intention is: be clear by communicating openly & honestly with others about what is important to me – to not be afraid to say no…or to say yes.

    My commitment statement is: “I commit to actively prioritising my activities in a way that nourishes my spirit and allows me to be the best version of myself.”

    • haha! I love the timing of this for you Cate, hello universe is right! And I LOVE the words “nourishes my spirit” in your commitment statement, I can really feel it. You’re off to a great start!

  • Diane says:

    I am in the process of rebuilding from lose of a partner. This affected my life in many ways. I have dealt with this loss emotionally, but my financial security has been threatened. I have set my intention/commitment as follows: I commit to exploring new ways to attract abundance into my life.
    Is this a good way to start?

    • YES! That is a great way to start Diane. I can’t wait to hear what you discover as you explore new ways to attract abundance into your life. Maybe someone will buy you a cup of coffee out of the blue tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜‰ Start to notice the ways the Universe is responding to this commitment and it will become even stronger.

  • Emma Garza says:

    I am looking forward to positive change. This is great!

  • Cheryl says:

    After completing day one, I’m very excited to continue. However, when I download the documents to my kindle, I cannot click on the links that are listed (for Facebook as an example). Any suggestions?

  • Katie says:

    My intention is more self-love so I have less fear in taking risks for my career. Breaking that down, more self-love means letting myself get more rest if I need it instead of pushing the workout, trying to be more present with self and not eat to numb or distract. And if I can’t do all these things… knowing it’s ok… that I don’t have to be perfect in all of this.

    • This is such a wonderful intention Katie. I feel like I could ALWAYS use more self-love!! If you were to not eat to numb or distract, what would you be doing instead? Can you turn that part into a positive statement of what you do want vs a negative statement of what you don’t want? For example, “I commit to gently feeling and loving my uncomfortable feelings when they come up” (vs numbing or distracting) or “I commit to feeding my body delicious, nourishing food.” And instead of “if I can’t do all these things” (which is focusing your attention on your potential inability to do all these things), try focusing more on the latter part of that sentence. Perhaps something like “And experiencing a deep trust that it’s all ok no matter what” or “a peaceful knowing that I’m perfectly imperfect, and that’s just fine.”

  • Iryna says:

    Intention: find or receive work I love (or should it be “figuring out a direction of the work I love” in the next two weeks?

    Statement: I commit to being open and proactive to find or receive work I love in the next two weeks.

    • Hi Iryna, good questions. If you’re setting a goal for the next two weeks with your intention, then yes, you may want it to be something that feels realistic. Perhaps “find my next step in creating work I love” or “receive clarity on my next step in creating work I love” For the commitment statement, I’d recommend choosing one word rather than having “find or receive,” say each word out loud and notice what feels better in your body. Ideally, it should feel open and spacious, maybe even a bit exciting when you read it aloud. Personally, I think a word like “proactive” can feel a bit heavy compared to something like “I commit to being open and taking joyful action to discover work I love in the next two weeks.” Try out different variations and see what feels best to you. Typically, fun or juicy action verbs feel really good. Words like “celebrate” “discover” “enjoy,” etc.

  • Jasmin says:

    Great start, thanks Vanessa!

    I intend to create or find work that is true to my core values. (Through working with a coach, I’ve defined these as: altruism, connection, joy, security, order, health, and learning. I recently left a “great” job in tech, with no backup plan, because of the unsustainable friction between my values and the work. I’m burned out and terrified so I guess it’s the best time to start a boot camp….)

    I commit to exploring my inner truth with courage and kindness, and opening myself to work I love.

    • aww, I love this Jasmin! Especially the part about exploring your inner truth with courage and kindness. YES!!! Welcome, I’m so glad you’re here. And yes – it sounds like a great time to start this boot camp ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jess says:

    Thanks Vanessa! My intention is to improve my health and I commit to eating healthier food and practice at least 20 min exercise every day.
    I love my job, and Iโ€™ve been so focused on it that I have forgotten how important is the balance and taking care of myself and I start to see the consequences…
    I am ready to change this, starting now!
    Great idea about the journal.
    Looking forward to the rest of the bootcamp.
    Thank you for this great initiative!

    • Awesome! Love it Jess. Thanks for being part of this community. How wonderful that you noticed you want to prioritize your health again after investing so much in your job. One suggestion, check in with your body – do the words “practice 20 min exercise” feel light/fun or heavy/ like a burden? If you can describe your intention in a way that lights you up, that’s even better. It could be something about moving your body or doing exercise that energizes you and makes your body glow vs using the word “practice.” Sometimes practice can feel like homework or a chore vs connecting with the inspiring part of it. I’d invite you to notice how the words make you feel, and choose whatever feels best to you.

  • Karen says:

    My intention with these next 10 days is to gain 10% more financial peace or something better. Thanks, Vanessa!

  • Shannon says:


    I intend to improve my level of self-motivation and self-discipline by 10% or something better!


    I commit to creating change in my life by following through with self-motivating behaviors to improve my business and familyโ€™s lives.

    I love the attitude that I have today knowing that I’m investing time that I KNOW will have a return on my investment ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Yay Shannon! Nice work. I’m curious what, specifically, you have in mind for self-motivating behaviors? The more specific you can get, the better. You’ll be learning all about that in Day 4. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sanda says:

    My intention is to use my free time 10% more efficiently or something even better.

    I commit to finishing the application for culinary school before the end of August. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

    I canโ€™t seem to get enough of your classes and teaching Vanessa. I am back every time you have something up, like a boomerang.

    This morning I took my son to the playground and as I was pushing the stroller I was thinking about why I signed up to do the boot camp knowing that I have so little time right now and then it occured to me: โ€œYou have created so much of what you want in your life already!โ€
    I then listed in my head some amazing things I have achieved by setting clear goals and I felt so full of love and so proud.

    I knew immediately why I signed up for the boot camp.

    Thank you Vanessa!

    • aww, thank you so much for the kind words Sanda! I love that you’ve already created so much of what you want in your life already – that’s AMAZING!!! And what a wonderful shift of your focus and attention to list all the amazing things you’ve already achieved. YAY!!! You deserve to feel so full of love and so proud (regardless of all the amazing things you’ve done, those are icing on the cake). I’m inspired by how YOU created those awesome feelings in yourself in that moment! Look how powerful you are ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’m so glad you’re here.

      p.s. can’t wait to hear about culinary school!

  • Michaelle says:

    I commit to finding or receiving work that I love or something even better.

    As I did the work I found out that I’m a little scared! Which tells me I’m on the right path. 10% scared and 90% excited! Or is it the reverse :-)?


    • I LOVE this Michaelle!!! This is such a great commitment statement, and YES, that feeling of fear/excitement is definitely a sign that you’re on the right track. Nice work!!! One of my mentors Katie Hendricks used to quote Fritz Perls, founder of Gestalt therapy who said; “Fear is just excitement without the breath.” I’ve found that to be very true.

  • Nicole says:

    Great video Vanessa. I have a favorite new stationary store by Yale and can’t wait to get a special journal for this. My intentions I decided to do in 4 quadrants: Personal, professional, Relationship, and family. Yea!!

  • Julie says:

    Hi – Here is my commit statement:
    I commit to creating work I love.

  • Leah says:

    My intention for this next ten days is to say no to sugar by passing on desserts and to commit to a yoga practice which includes meditation.

    • Thanks for sharing Leah. What a lovely intention. I have one piece of feedback – in general, when you set an intention, it’s really helpful to focus on the positive of what you DO want vs the negative of what you don’t want. So I’d recommend replace “saying no to sugar” with what you’ll say yes to instead. Maybe something like; My intention is to feed my body delicious, nourishing food and to commit to a joyful yoga practice that includes meditation” It also helps to add some fun or juicy verbs like “joyful” “celebrate” “discover” etc. Or “delicious, healthy food.” I’m a sugar addict myself and totally feel your pain!!

  • Laura says:

    My intention with this 10 day bootcamp is to get at least 10% more INSPIRATION to move through where I’m stuck with my business plan, or something even better . Thank you for this challenge! There’s nothing like a good bootcamp to get you in shape ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Natalia says:

    Vanessa thanks for this, it is truly inspiring and helpful. Well articulated and solid. Looking forward to the rest of the bootcamp!

  • Maxine Sherman says:

    Great start to the boot camp!

  • Sonia says:

    Nicely done! Thank you.

      • Sonia says:

        Where are days 2 and 3? As I did day one on the 31st, I was expecting day 2 on the 1st and day 3 on the 2nd… Please advise?

        • Sonia, you should’ve received Day 1 within 24 hours of signing up, and after that, you’ll get the next day 24 hours later. I think what happened is you were sent to the Day 1 page upon confirmation and could’ve completed it before you got the Day 1 email. Once you receive Day 2, you should always get the next day within 24 hours. You just got ahead by one day if you did it right after confirmation! You were supposed to have the first 24 hours to do the welcome video, and then another 24 hours for Day 1. Glad you’re so on top of things!

  • kristin says:

    daily tool link on this page doesn’t seem to work?

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