Momentum: Why is it important?


I used to hear my coaches tell me how I had to build momentum in my life and business and, to tell you the truth, at that time I couldn’t quite grasp what they meant.

Now I know that as we embark on our path to making our dreams come true we often find ourselves in resistance mode. This is because in order to say YES to our dreams we must do something different than what we have been doing…AND chances are that the way in which we lived our life before saying YES to this new version of ourselves that we are calling in, albeit lacking luster seems safer than the unknown that is ahead of us.

To step up and reach towards a better version of ourselves implies that we are going to have to move beyond those self-imposed limits. To manifest a reality where we are living our passions we have to become a vibrational match to that vision, and this means we must learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable.

Everything starts with one small step. It’s the 1 degree course correction I’ve spoken about before (read blog post here) that ensures you transform your life in a big way!

Momentum is the resulting magnifying element that comes from keeping your eye on the ball, your vision clear and your fire going. Momentum is the force that is behind those times when your life picks up speed and in a seemingly magical way, everything you’ve been working for comes alive all at the same time.

Momentum is the energy that propels you forward as you propel forward yourself and it is a fundamental piece in the journey of transformation. Momentum carries information, it’s telling you that you are being consistent and are staying on-course.

Momentum is the result of moving to gain clarity. We cannot know the whole journey from a static point, we must take one step in order to know where we must go next.

Momentum is important because it is the a force that is created through your own strength, the one you showed by becoming clear on what you desire, by fueling your passion understanding your motivation and taking one small step after another in an inspired way.

Are you building momentum today to ensure you co-create your purposeful life?

Love and light,


Valerie Shakti Bottazzi
Life Coach & Healer

“Almost any decision is better than no decision — just keep moving.” [Danielle LaPorte]

What small change?


Sometimes it seems like nothing works the way it should. If you’re a human, you have probably hit that point where work is no fun, relationship is a struggle and you don’t even feel comfortable in your body.

At times like these, changing your life can seem overwhelming. There’s so much to do…where do you even start?

It’s quite simple, really…just change ONE thing.

Read a magazine article you would never typically even consider. Try a new type of restaurant. Take a different route to work. Any simple change of scenery can shift your perspective, and has the potential to drastically transform your life.

It’s like a ship at sea…if it changes course even one degree, 100 miles later it’s in completely new waters.

Of course, the most profound shifts are the ones you make on the inside. Annoyance can easily be turned into fascination. Frustration can be flipped to become gratitude. Even anger can be transformed if you simply turn it into a song.

You don’t have to tackle the whole enchilada, just make one simple shift.

And the best part is…it’s all experimentation. If you don’t like your new perspective, you can always go back to your old one.

What “one-degree” shift can YOU make TODAY?

Love and light,


Valerie Shakti Bottazzi

Life Coach & Healer

“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” [Roy T. Bennett]