I'm Makeda Mutema-Newton, your Impulse Shopping Coach.
I was an impulse shopper from 2005-2016.
I was in Macy's every Wednesday (sale day) buying items that I didn't need.
I was in love with QVC filling my kitchen with (every) Temp-tations product.
I was triggered by every email with a discount (hello 40% off!).
Eventually, my pesky habit got the best of me and caused my family and me to lose the home that we were renting.
My lack of self-control caused a lack of responsibility.
During the next two-and-a-half years, we lived with my in-laws and had no choice but to live minimally (because everything was in storage) and learn to be satisfied.
I was on a journey of experiencing and embracing contentment.
Losing our home was traumatic, but I'm grateful for the experience and journey.
My reason for becoming your coach? A little saying...
"Whatever you can't rest from, you're a slave to."
I'm here to teach you how to take back control of your impulses.
To give you the tools to become the better version of yourself - curb your impulse shopping habit, restore your self-control, and shop more intentionally and in alignment with your values.
Ready to invest in your personal growth and new habits?
Yes, please! What's the next step?
A few facts about me..
- Born and raised in Trinidad
- Married with three boys
- Homeschool mama
- Non-tourist vacations in US cities
- Shenandoah Valley, VA - future home
- Favourite meal: Filet mignon, mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus
- Love a good choc chip cookie, Haagen Dazs Pineapple Coconut and Pistachio ice cream flavours