KAT JOHN Save your FKS for the things that matter! @KAT.JOHN
G'day, legends. If you're reading this, you might know a bit about me already.
You know I don’t hold back on sharing relatable stories, speaking real and raw truths, and always hold people accountable for being the solution to their own problems. I am the creator of the global ZEROFKS movement, have a meditation app coming out soon, host of the REAL, RAW, RELATABLE podcast, a coach, keynote speaker, and run trainings that help legends give zerofks to the things that don’t matter, so they can lead the lives they were born to live.
I wasn't always this way. I struggled through bulimia, drug use...
..people pleasing and coming to terms with sexual abuse. From the ages of 18- to 25-years old, I suffered from chronic nerve pain and a congenital brain malformation that culminated in brain surgery. When that didn’t fix me I became depressed and battled suicidal thoughts. I felt like I was at a dead end, until a neurology professor convinced me to shift my focus to the inside in order to help the outside. Everything changed after that. I swapped medicine for meditation, started listening to and moving my body, practiced visualisation, listened to my inner voice and completely rewired my brain. Ten months later, I was unrecognisable.
Life hasn't always been easy, but I've faced each challenge head and heart on and given rise to a force within me that is unstoppable.
I believe my experiences happened for a reason – to serve others and give them the same wake-up call that I so badly needed. I may have taken the long route, but I’m here to share the shortcuts. Thank you for trusting me with your journey – I can’t wait to meet the real you.
#ZFTUESDAY is a global movement that gives people the FREEDOM to be themselves. We give a lot of fks to things that seem important, but are often petty. This movement is here to inspire you to give zerofks to the shit that doesn't matter and save your fks for where it matters most.
This was an accidental movement that has reached a global audience, inspiring people from all over the world to give zerofks through movement. Here's a little story how the movement came about ...
It all started with a little manifestation
I was doing a manifestation process and tuning-in to get guidance about my next best step. The outcome I wanted to manifest was to create wealth and abundance through my creative expressions (aka, making money doing shit that I love). So I did my little manifesto process and the word that I received in bold letters was, DANCE. I was like, “huh, what you mean dance? Does this mean I open a dance studio or pole dance to make money?”
How will dance create wealth and abundance?
Anyhoo, after trying to make sense of it all (and getting nowhere fast), I decided to go into my loft space and dance. I’ve always loved to dance and have since a kid. When I was in my mid-twenties I got into free dance (no choreography) and fell in love with the freedom of self expression. So I turned on a tune and started dancing.
Post it to social media, seriously?
Half way through the song I was guided to record it (which I had never done before) and I thought, “fk it, okay!”. You see I trust my inner guidance system so when it speaks, I listen and act. When the song finished I watched it back and was guided to post it to instagram and share with my community this practice. This is when my ego played up big time and said, “ah, no way! If you do you’ll look like a loser. You don’t look good in the video. People will think you’re up yourself. No-one cares about you dancing!” Truth be told, I was afraid of being rejected. Twenty minutes of mental back and forth I said, “fk it, just share the damn video!”
Okay, well let's be creative with it
I thought I’d be playful with the messaging and reached out to my very clever sis-in-law who helped me construct a unique hashtag. We were on the phone and I was telling her the back story, it was a Tuesday afternoon and she said, “so basically you’re giving zerofks by posting it and it’s a Tuesday, how about #zftuesday?” That is legit how we created the hashtag. I posted the video and threw my phone across the room not wanting to see the comments, but there was nothing but celebration and people commenting, wishing they could do this and not care what they look like or what others think.
The movement took on a life of its own
DM’s were coming in with people saying, “I can’t wait for your video next Tuesday!” I was like, “ahhh, for real, they want more of this?” This went on for six weeks and then people started sending in their videos of themselves dancing and giving zerofks. The online social media movement turned into live dance events, national tours, high-school and corporate requests to talk to their students and teams about the movement and then dance! The zerofks motto has become something everyone can live into and apply to their lives which is very special to be apart of.