Following your dreams and focusing on your goals can feel a bit scary and overwhelming.
Petra Monaco is a published author, entrepreneur, mom and who breaks the status quo for fun. As a foster kid, she knows the challenges and excuses people make as she faced them herself working her way through to become a Master’s level therapist.
Petra Monaco is the founder of The Rebels Den and is the goal mentor for dreamers and creatives who are filled with a ton of ideas and are ready to unleash them into the world.
She helps women get over their own excuses, release the fear of creating the art, writing that book, or starting that business.
In her books, Rebel Shine, Forge Your Own Path, Lennon Steps, and Betrayal the journey gives an inside of her life and the path she has taken to get to where she is today. She believes you can have the cake and eat it too!
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But I want to be clear – the path to waking up and doing whatever I want wasn’t an easy one. I had to fight the stories of growing up in foster care and healing from abandonment, neglect, and abuse that led me down the path of looking for love in all the wrong places, immigrating to a new country on a whim, and living through financial and emotional rock bottom.
I always believed that my life could be different but I also know it wasn’t going to be from a winning lottery ticket. Instead, it meant to really get honest with myself about how I showed up in this world. And then I became a mom of a special needs kid who reminded me just how precious and short life can be to not do the work you are passionate about.
And I’m passionate about helping dreamers and creatives to empower them to create the life they want – because it will make an impact around them. When you have amazing gifts, skills and talents, you don’t deny that to the world – you share them because someone out there needs and wants what you have to offer!
You know that icky feeling in your gut when you talk about the things you will do one day but you just keep putting it off? Or when you procrastinate taking action and tell yourself that someday you will?
Think of me as someone that can give you a safe space to explore, discover, heal and grow from all the stories you keep telling yourself of why you can’t do what you want to do.
The Rebels Den is an online space with the mission of helping you find your footing in the world so you can create the life you want – and in the process make an impact.
Sometimes in a world that works so hard to fit in you have to become the Rebel and stand out – to do things differently but always being true to who you are. But there is so much noise telling you who to be, what to do and how to do it and it’s easy to get lost in that noise.
We believe that your life + business can look like whatever you want it to and that you can, in fact, have the cake and eat it too!
We live in a world where we are told and taught who to be, how to be, and even how to do all things life + business. But the truth is that we tend to have the answers if we take a moment to listen to ourselves.
Yes, learn all the things but try them on like a new coat and see how they fit and decide if it is your style or not. We have so much we can give to the world when we stay true to ourselves that we can tap into our inner wisdom and find ourselves working towards being the best version of our rebel self. The version that people really love you for.
And we all have dreams, whether spoken out loud or hidden in a diary somewhere and you could be making some real moves to embracing who you want to be, do what you want to do, and have what you want to have. Someday isn’t the trend you want to follow.
You want to shake things up and make a move that will lead you to achieve your goals and with the right mindset and the steps that align with who you are, this journey doesn’t have to be frustrating or stressful. I can be fun, adventurous, and even feel a little insane sometimes.
I created The Rebels Den because I wanted a space where we could share the voices from around the world and express different experiences and share things that have worked that may work for you too. This is the space to getting help and inspiration from dreamers, creatives, rebels who are ready or already are doers.
Who is The Rebels Den for?
The Rebels Den is focused on the outsider, msitfit, rebel, creative, multi-passionaet who want to do more, be more, see more, and learn more. We’re not satisfied with being like everyone else and living a life that is cookie cutter. We’re open-minded. We’re curious. We’re excited to learn and grow. We love working out what works for us.
Why “The Rebels Den”?
I was inspired by my favorite genre of books that is all about being different and finding your own community – and sometimes that means creating it yourself if it doesn’t exist.
So many of us are different thinkers and doers that the superficial messaging makes us vomit. Life is more than rainbows and unicorns.
And we all crave connection, but the kind of connection that goes deeper on levels that doesn’t just talk about the weather but the kind that has the potentional to bare your soul to those that get you – and even if they don’t – they are always present and accepting!
We all have what it takes to achieve our goals on our own, but having a community of like-minded people is just a wee bit more powerful.