with Celinne Da Costa
You dream of a passport-ready lifestyle where you can say, “I want to go to Milan this weekend” (or Rio, Bali, Marrakesh, or Havana,) and just go.
For a weekend. A month. Or even with an open-ended, one-way ticket.
Yet, I’ll bet I know something else about you...
I know this because every day, women write to me on Instagram--where I share my travel adventures from around the world--and they say, “I wish I could do that!” (implying that they think they can’t).
Maybe you think your job won’t allow it. Or you could never get out of your job. Or you don’t have the money.
Maybe you see some of your friends or people you look up to living the “location independent” digital nomad lifestyle--but you just can’t fathom how you could create this lifestyle for yourself.
Well, I have a message for you. And I’m basing this message directly from my own experience, because I’ve thought just the same things you have about this…
My then-boyfriend dumped me on my 25th birthday.
A week later, my roommate raised my rent by $700 per month.
A week after that, I discovered that I didn’t get a promotion at my advertising job, which I had thought was a sure thing.
Before I knew it, I was single, and needing to move out of my overpriced New York City apartment (as I couldn’t afford the rent raise), and feeling cheated by my company.
With all these dilemmas hitting me at once, I went from riding high and having my shit together, to having none of it together, and feeling totally lost, hopeless, and confused.
Pardon my French, but I was feeling fucked up.
It hit me that I no longer had much tying me to New York. No man, no place, no desire to work at this job anymore… and definitely not nearly enough money to survive there.
I started looking into other options.
I was born in Italy and spent my first ten years there before immigrating to the U.S., so I used my European background to look for jobs in Europe. I was interviewing for pretty solid companies like Google and WPP. Facebook even flew me out to Ireland for a final interview. I felt like I was being a responsible adult.
But as the time came closer and closer to hearing an answer from the jobs I was interviewing for, I realized...
Here I was, a textbook broke millennial, the kind thousands of concerned articles are written about in the news… and I had the likelihood of getting amazing job opportunities from stable and prestigious employers in Europe…
To sit in a park and leisurely read a book. To have real conversations with strangers.
To have the bandwidth to do these basic human things…and to not be the kind of person who uses the word “bandwidth” in relation to their own life.
To not live like a hamster on a wheel, running after some goal, and when I get there realizing that goal wasn’t I wanted anyways.
I realized that, if my Plan A of getting a safe, stable corporate job in Europe didn’t work out, then fuck it, I wanted to do Plan B: traveling the world while writing and meeting new people (but only if Plan A didn’t work out).
In between job-hunting tasks, I started Googling incessantly about travel options. I thought, “Let’s say I did travel the world. What would I do? Where would I go? What would I want?”
And then one day, just like in the movies, my best friend Natalie looked at me and said one sentence, straight up, that rocked my world and changed my life forever:
I decided I didn’t want to do the typical backpacker/hostel thing. That just felt meaningless to me. Plus, there was another reason.
Cheap as hostels are, I wanted to travel for a long time, and I didn’t have the money to be paying for accomodation for six months to a year.
I needed to find a way to do this that felt meaningful and was also feasible on an extremely low budget.
I wanted this to be some kind of challenge. A journey. A project.
So I decided I was going to do a social experiment.
I would travel around the world staying only in people’s homes, specifically, locals who invited me in.
Furthermore, I would not use sites such as CouchSurfing.com. Great as those sites are, I wanted to make it more of a challenge. I wanted to rely on my wits, and my social skills, to meet people who would invite me to live with them for short bursts at a time.
I took all my fears and broke them down in reasonable ways to do things:
The day I quit my job, I bought my ticket for the first leg of my trip to Italy. I wanted to start this challenge somewhere easy, where I already had friends to stay with.
Over the next nine months, my travels took me to Austria, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, United Arab Emirates, Nepal, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Panama, and then--finishing the circumnavigation--all throughout the US.
I’ll wait to share with you all the adventures I had--and a few near-disasters--convincing total strangers to let me stay on their couches around the globe.
I wanted to prove to myself that we live in a world where we can meet new people, sit down with them at a cafe or on a porch, have real conversations at a leisurely, human pace, and learn from them, with no agenda. Listening to each other’s stories just because we want to connect.
I learned that people are good, kind, and will help you. But you have to believe that they will.
It’s a busy planet, which we have to cohabit with seven billion people. We might as well get to know and like them.
Are you done stagnating in your fears, when you KNOW that the second you get clarity on where to start, you’ll feel motivated to skyrocket into your next-level self?
Many of us grew up being told how to live our lives and not asking why, but I will show you that it doesn’t have to be that way. Life design--that is, the process of becoming your best self and creating a lifestyle that is tailored to your needs, passions, and dreams--is completely achievable for those who are willing to put in the work.
People who made up this game called life were no smarter than us: we have the power to walk away from the “rules” and make our own.
My life isn’t perfect (does that even exist?) but it’s pretty damn awesome. Best part is--the lifestyle you desire is completely accessible to you.
That’s why I created The Life Design Mindset: How To Manifest Your Heart’s Desires Into Reality... to show you exactly how.
You might ask, “Saving money and traveling is great, Celinne--but how will I fund this in the long run if I’ve left my boring-ass corporate job?”
After my 9-month trip, I knew I could never go back. But my savings had almost run out, and I had no job. I needed to find a way to live this new lifestyle sustainably, that didn’t depend on corporate employment. I had lucrative job offers, but there was no way I could take them.
The obvious solution was to get a freelance job. But when I was looking online, none of them were encapsulating the depth of what I wanted to do (copywriting on Fiverr for $20 an hour? No thanks…).
I knew I had to build a business that would offer me financial freedom and the flexibility to travel. Problem was, I didn’t know anything about starting a business.
For the next several months, I was running around like a headless chicken, trying to figure things out.
I went from corporate dropout to creating my own business teaching other people what I’ve learned: to design your own life and step into the story you were meant to live.
Within 9 months of starting my coaching business, I was helping people live the lives they always wanted to live. And doing so, I had earned my first $100,000, and it’s scaling up from there every month.
The Life Design Mindset is simple, easy to follow, and customized specifically to what you personally want and need. There is no one mold that fits all - this is your life and with my help, you get to decide what it looks like.
Celinne and I collaborated on how to make my company a reality. We set goals I was confident in and within a month I was working with my first paying client! The amount of determination and energy that Celinne pours into every session is amazing. She barely even knew me, but she believed IN me even when I didn't fully believe in myself and my dreams. When you're around that kind of support and confidence, it's hard NOT to begin believing, too!
Once I started working with Celinne and she started working her word "wizardry" on me, I felt supported in such a wonderful way. I didn't feel alone and she quickly pulled out all the important parts of me. She helped me craft a message and tell my story in a way that felt SO me. I felt aligned with my mission and the impact that I want to have on the world.
Not only did she help with my story, but she listened to my business struggles, my wins, and offered me some GENIUS advice and perspectives that are proving to be invaluable. She looks at the world in a very special way and I greatly benefited from speaking to a businesswoman who is connected to story, soul, and vulnerability in a way that is rare in the world of online business. If you’re thinking about working with Celinne - you won’t regret it
I have used Celinne’s story framework to create captivating live streams, blog posts, and stories, and become more intentional with my daily content. As a result of our work together, I’m creating a website/video/logo to reflect my new elevated brand and I’ve been featured on Thrive Global. My brand message is consistently reaching my potential clients, and I have a better understanding of how I can express myself while addressing universal truths and best serving my clients.
When you’re starting out designing your life, there are several steps you must take to make sure you start on the right foot.
If you avoid these steps, you may never reach your destination--you’ll get sidetracked and spend lots of time on irrelevant distractions.
In this lesson, you’ll gain my top steps for getting started so that you don’t waste ANY time.
Many people think they know “why” they have the goals they do. But actually, they do not understand the underlying emotions and reasons behind their goals.
This lesson presents my process for uncovering the real reasons you want what you want. Once you know these, going for the gold becomes much more direct.
The closer you get to what you truly care about, the more this hidden enemy pops up. Without skill in dealing with it, this enemy can completely derail you.
However, you can convert the psychological power of this enemy and turn it into your friend, if you know how. In this lesson, I’ll give you my main process for harnessing it, to your advantage.
Every person has two main forces that vie for dominance in their life. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to bring these two forces into harmony and balance so that they work together, effortlessly guiding you towards your life targets.
Would you embark on a journey without a map? “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll probably end up there.”
This lesson shares my personal method for creating a lifestyle map of where I want to go in the next phase of designing. This method instantly connects you to your core values and the people you will impact, so you can expand your greatest potential and influence.
I’ve seen again and again that just as students are about to reach their dreams, several specific types of roadblocks arise.
This lesson identifies each roadblock, and how to move past them--all based on my own experience and those of all the entrepreneurs I’ve worked with.
Taking the beta approach to making decisions and pivoting when necessary, so that you remain flexible to new, unexpected opportunities and serendipity. No one else has developed this method--and you get private access to it.
Progress towards your dreams won’t come from abstract theorizing--you want to make progress every day. That means you must have a repeatable system for making progress. This lesson gives you that system.
In this lesson, you’ll learn the key habits I’ve developed for integrating lifestyle design into your everyday life--so it happens naturally as you go about your day, rather than requiring intensive effort.
Gain a framework for understanding what drains you vs. what gives you energy, and how you need to think so that you’re preserving your energy.
A revolutionary and fast-acting exercise that will help you get clarity on anything you do. You’ll realize that what’s possible is beyond what you imagined, and you gain the confidence to bring it into reality right away.
What does it really take to design the lifestyle of your dreams? THREE exclusive interviews with powerful women who decided to follow their biggest, wildest dreams...and , in just a few years, turned their lives completely around to live them. You'll learn exactly how they did it - and how you can do it, too.
I am offering a unique VIP Master Design experience for those looking to work 1:1 with me. This is your chance to do so, as my private coaching spots are booked out for the next few months.
($3000 value) to answer any questions you may have and guide you along your life design journey
($1,000 value) in which you’ll receive support, feedback, and direction
Celinne was very easy to open up to about the good and bad ways I approached my business without feeling ashamed. Together, we mapped out an actionable plan for achieving my vision, how to balance my personal and business life, and landed on a clear brand story framework. Working with her really transformed and facilitated the way I approach my work.
Thanks to Celinne, I feel more connected to myself - like part of me is integrated with what my father established and what we as a team aim to provide moving forward. I feel ready to face things head-on and empowered to take on the next steps of running my business.
Celinne guided me to dig deep and really understand the impact of my work. She ultimately became a mindset coach for me and someone I could share my spiritual side with. We all know in our hearts why we do what we do. But sometimes putting all of those big beautiful ideas into words can be so challenging. If you have trouble properly articulating what you do, how you do it, and WHY you do it I can’t recommend Celine enough. You will come out more focused, clear and empowered to spread your message and teach from a place of confidence and flow.
With Celinne as my guide, it became more and more clear what it is that I am providing, to whom and why that matters (also to myself). Celinne really breaks it down, questions the words, bringing it back to the core and helping me to stay connected with myself so I kept going in the right direction. Now I have a clear vision in what is what, how and why I am solving, generating and doing the things I do.
Your dream life is much closer than you ever imagined.
This course will show you that the problems you were struggling with were easy to overcome. You’ll learn new techniques to crush those obstacles and what it looks like to pursue what truly sets your soul on fire.
You’re one step away from transforming your reality. Are you ready to design a life that aligns with the brilliant, passionate, and visionary heart beating inside of your chest?