E109: Evolving into Your Best-Self with Kristen Hartnagel


Get ready to evolve into your best-self as Kristen Hartnagel, brand strategist and CEO of Evolve Now! shares some ways you can evolve into the most awesome and most authentic person you’re bound to be.

Kristen has worked with New York Times bestselling authors, award-winning talent agents, celebrities, as well as billionaire influencers. As a keynote speaker, professional singer, and business coach, Kristen helps you evolve into the next level of greatness in your business and in your life.

Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:

  • The coherence of your mind and heart
  • How to start making changes that you want in your life
  • What high performers have in common
  • Feelings vs. emotions
  • Ways to evolve into your best self

Episode Highlights: 

[04:46] The Coherence of Your Mind and Heart

The brain’s function is to think thoughts while the heart is responsible for what’s called gut feeling. Some people refer to it as intuition, others call it the spidey senses. But it’s that heightened awareness telling you to pay attention. When both your heart and your head are coherent, you become more open. You can function better and you can access information better. Pay attention to what it feels like to be in coherence. The more you do that, the better you’re able to access your best self and you’re able to show up in a more authentic way.

[09:59] How to Start Making Changes in Your Life

We can all shift wherever we are to something better. Even if you’re a glass-half-full kind of person, it too can evolve into something even better. It all starts with this awareness that you are not the thoughts that you’re thinking.

Kristen has a three-step process to get into a new habit of not reacting, but more responding:

  1. Detach with amusement – Be the witness and recognize that your brain is doing its function to think thoughts and you are not your thoughts.
  2. Reduce to the ridiculous – Know that the worst that something is trying to represent is still just a thought. It’s a puny thought that has no power over you.
  3. Invest wisely. Your thoughts are currency. Why would you want to deposit your thought coins into something you don’t want more of?

[15:40] What High Performers Have in Common 

High performers focus on what they can control. They don’t spend their energy on what went wrong. They’re not spending a lot of time trying to fix the past or obsessing over the future. Instead, they’re just in the now. They stay in that higher vibration of the positive what-ifs, instead of the negative what-ifs.

[22:47] Ways to Evolve into Your Best Self

Have a playful energy about what is next. When you’re in the midst of something you don’t like, instead of trying to analyze what you’re going to do, instead, throw up your hands and say you can’t wait to see what’s next. Every contraction is followed by an expansion, and every expansion is followed by a contraction. So don’t just hold on to the high, or you’d be upset when the low comes. You don’t have to react to what is bad. Instead, put your sights on what is good. If you’re someone who doesn’t know what you want, get in touch with how you want to feel. If you can tap into that, then you’re just going to create more experiences that will bring you more of that.

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