Act without doing;
Work without effort. — Tao Te Ching
Hi! I’m Meghan Kerner!
I’m a perfectly imperfect human who lives guided by my inner wisdom and intuition and I am a coach and mentor to women who want to live as their authentic selves, do work they love, and make money, without burning out or working all the time.
If you are reading this, then you are an amazing woman who follows your intuition and deep down KNOWS what you are meant to do in your life. But it can feel scary, right? I know because I am right there with you, but I also am so grateful to be connected to my intuition, because it never leads me astray and always guides me to do the thing that is for my best and highest good and the best and highest good for everyone else on the planet.
If you believe in doing less while focusing on the important stuff, following your inner wisdom, and finding joy and insight in every step of your journey, then you are in the right place.
Why am I so passionate about doing what feels right and following your intuition? Well, I was a typical Type A overachiever for many years and I know what it feels like to live to please other people. From a masters degree in Materials Science and Engineering, to working way too hard in many jobs and even my first couple of businesses, I used to “do whatever it takes” to “succeed” and impress and please my family and colleagues. I was acting from a belief that I had to prove that I was good enough to be worthy of love, and I found it hard to relax and just be myself.
I knew that something wasn’t right when I was living for the rewards of making money just to buy fancy things, having an impressive job title, or getting smiles and praise from other people, but I didn’t know how to change it all at once. Year after year I shed the layers that I had put on to cover up my authentic self to fit in to our society that values wealth over health, airbrushed beauty over natural beauty, and outward signs of success instead of the priceless riches we have within us all the time. Throughout my journey, I’ve had to deal with adrenal fatigue, disordered eating, infertility and other chronic health challenges that come from ignoring your body’s wisdom and just pushing pushing pushing.
Eventually I decided to just STOP. I closed my marketing firm, and spent a few years taking care of our baby daughter and facing the the pockets of guilt, shame, and not feeling good enough that had motivated me to try to earn love and acceptance via pretending to be someone other than my authentic self for so many years. I chose to feel my feelings and own all the parts of myself that I didn’t want anyone to see. I learned to identify my needs and desires and I learned to honor myself by setting boundaries with my loved ones.
In healing my mind, body and spirit over the past 5 years, I now have a beautiful 5 year old daughter, and live from a place of feminine intuition AND taking inspired action. I love being able to share this journey, and I feel no pressure to “do it all” or compare my body, my business, or my life to anyone else’s. No guru tells me what to do. Inner wisdom guides me. I can access joy, peace, contentment, and compassion in every moment. And this is possible for you too.
I have studied everything from quantum mechanics and material science engineering to design and marketing. I have taught SEO, social media strategy, and entrepreneurship classes to people of all ages and stages in life and business since 2004. I owned a marketing firm for 4 years that provided web design and website optimization, keyword research, and done-for-you social media and SEO services for other businesses.
Most important of all, I have spent the past 15 years of my life diving in and doing the inner work to truly love and accept all parts of myself in this body and in this life so that I can be my authentic self in my business and live the life I want. My daily practice is to connect with my inner world — looking at my thoughts and questioning them; dancing and moving as the part of myself that is connected to the divine; and coming from a perspective of radical self-love, acceptance of what is, and gratitude. I am teach-learning everyday and enjoying watching life unfold in front of me.
EffortlessU and Effortless Success are about a new paradigm of life and business — you get to be yourself, do what you like and what feels like the effortless thing to do next, and build your life and business based on those principles. And when you feel inclined to learn new things or do the things we all need to do but aren’t our favorites — take out the trash, manage your budget, have the difficult conversations — well, there is a way to make those tasks and to-do’s feel easier too when you listen to your inner wisdom. I love how easily life, work, and relationships flow and grow when you approach them all with an attitude of curiosity and ease. When you force yourself to take action through strict discipline all the time it creates internal turmoil and struggle that manifests in your life and business. And hiding yourself, pretending to like work that you don’t really like, and trying to please everyone before taking care of yourself leads to sickness of body, mind, and spirit. The best thing you can do for your life and business is to take time to slow down, look inward, listen to your inner wisdom, and then take action by doing what feels really good and like the right next step for you.