The 2019 Focus Fix
A letter from the 2019 Focus Fix author and People Hope Founder, Anna Kowlessar:
“As you think about stepping into the new year, your thoughts probably gravitate toward the future. Everyone’s talking about their big goals, dreams, and resolutions for 2019, but you find yourself with that familiar pre-new-year uneasiness. I get it. If you're battling chronic illness like I am, the thought of dreaming for the future or reaching for something more is daunting, right? After all, isn't it easier to just avoid trying at all than to let yourself down?
Yes. It’s so much easier. But, at least for me, I’m not satisfied with my default being ‘whatever’s easiest.’ I may have symptoms and pain and challenges that my healthy friends don’t deal with, but I’m not satisfied with a ‘good enough’ life, or an apathetic existence! Win, lose, succeed, or fail, I’m determined to grow in 2019 — to step up and become the more bold, confident, intentional, whole person that I’m designed and called to be. And I want to do that with YOU.
This isn’t about lofty goals; this is about practical growth.
So I’m challenging you — reach for something better in 2019. Sign up for this thing, and commit to yourself now that you’re going to stick with it all year long. I know you won’t regret it. Don't talk yourself out of trying to create some positive momentum in your life this year.
I’ve poured my heart and soul into 12 months of content for us all to walk through together. I’ve spent hours spilling my heart into words, gotten incredibly honest about some of my biggest struggles with chronic illness, and quite possibly over-shared. But it’s all worth it because I’m a firm believer that just because you’re sick doesn’t mean you can’t keep growing as a person and developing more purpose. This is the tool to get there, friend…if you do the work. And there are no excuses — it’s free and 100% tailored to you. So if you’re up for the challenge…sign up and let’s make 2019 the year that we did something incredible together!”
Join the 2019 Focus Fix
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(and no…this is not our “normal” email list! You’re only signing up for the Focus Fix emails. If you already receive our regularly scheduled emails, you won’t automatically be receiving our super-awesome Focus Fix! That’d be a bummer. Don’t be bummed out. Sign up here!)
What is the focus fix?
Great question! The Focus Fix is People Hope’s 100% free resource, complete with emails, downloads, a printable calendar, and other surprises (!), created specifically to help those who battle all kinds of chronic illnesses find greater purpose, work through challenges, strengthen character, develop richer community, and ultimately…to fix our focus on the stuff that really matters!
How does this thing work?
The first step is all you! Commit to yourself that you’re going to jump in and stick with this thing all year long. This practice will only change your life if you really dig in and do the work! (We promise it’s worth it!)
From there, sign up and you’ll instantly receive a welcome email from the Focus Fix author (and fellow chronically ill pal), Anna Kowlessar, with your free 2019 printable calendar! Don’t see your welcome email right away? Check your spam/junk-mail and be sure to put People Hope on your list of approved senders!
At the beginning of every month we’ll send you an email to announce that month’s focus theme, a challenging and personal note from Anna about each focus, and a worksheet with the tools to grow in that area! And you’re not alone — there’ll be challenges and encouraging content centered around each month’s theme on social media, so you can join in with our whole Tribe all year long as we grow together. We’ll pop into your inbox from time to time with some bonus encouragement and maybe even (*cough, cough*) some additional surprises throughout the year!
What’s included in this free resource I’m getting here?
A SUPER-encouraging personal note via email from author, Anna Kowlessar, to welcome me into the fun of it all!
An Exclusive, Beautiful 2019 Printable Monthly Calendar with checkboxes to go along with each month’s practice!
12 Monthly Emails with that month’s focus theme, and a challenging thought from author, Anna Kowlessar!
12 Worksheets filled with powerful tools to download and ask yourself the “Tough Questions” as we work through each month’s theme!
12 Quote Cards for you to post on your social media to help encourage your friends!
1 End-of-Year wrap up worksheet to help you close out 2019 with as much intention as you started!
If i don’t have a chronic illness, can I still sign up?
Heck yes! In fact, we encourage you to sign up! This resource is full of tools, resources, encouragement and challenges to help you grow through whatever challenges you may face this year. And as a bonus, it’ll also help you grow in empathy and understanding of some of the challenges that individuals with chronic illnesses face.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anna Kowlessar
Anna’s the sick friend you wish you had. At twenty-four years old she founded People Hope after personally battling an undiagnosed chronic illness for several years. Through her illness, Anna had become extremely disappointed in the lack of resources tailored specifically to those in her circumstances; to provide support spiritually, mentally, socially, and emotionally through unthinkable circumstances…despite diagnosis. So she decided to create the very thing that had been missing.
Anna now works as the Executive Director of People Hope, building a distinctly unique organization with passion that could only come from personal experience. She has an unmistakable love for the global chronically ill community, and if you know her at all, you know she is a proud member of the People Hope Tribe!
A few of her obsessions include cuddling with her dog, Walter Norman, singing ridiculous made-up songs with her husband, Randy, and snacking on salty-sweet treats! She loves Christmas, hates the color lavender, and thrives off of helping others.
You can follow along with her shenanigans and encouragement on Instagram.