KAT JOHN Save your FKS for the things that matter! @KAT.JOHN
Being a chameleon was my full-time job.
Adapting who I was to fit in, be liked, or be anything anyone needed me to be, was what I thought I had to do in order to be loved. The yearn to know where I belonged was strong and as a result, I abandoned my sense of Self.
Over my years I’ve overcome some big stuff. From childhood sexual abuse, bulimia, drug addiction, chronic pain, pain medication addiction and brain surgery, these experiences challenged me something good!
There were times I didn’t want to live and felt like the Universe was punishing me. Shit got real dark. But the darkness was my invitation to find a new way forward and I made it my mission to do the work to live a better life.
For sixteen years I’ve dedicated my life to developing my mind, opening my heart, treating my body with kindness and respect, and coming home to my soul. Over those years I’ve learned a myriad of teachings and applied them to my life, creating profound change.
It’s been a rocky road at times, but damn it’s been worth it. As a result, my authentic self has emerged and nothing feels better than the freedom to be you again.
Professionally, I’m an Authenticity Coach, Keynote Speaker, podcast host, creator of the ZEROFKS movement and epic in real life events. For eight years I’ve been working with people to powerfully manage the thoughts in their head, so they can access their truth and focus on what matters.
My soul is lit and alive to inspire legends like you, to help you manage the shit storm inside your head, to remember that the answers are inside of you and to help you pave a new way forward whilst walking beside you.
Life hasn't always been easy, but I've faced each challenge head and heart on, giving rise to a force within that is unstoppable.
I believe my experiences happened for a reason – to share my path with others and be an example of hope and possibility. I may have taken the long route, but I’m here to share the shortcuts and challenge you to level-up! 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.