Today’s Best Ever Daily Inspiration and Journal Prompt is about the The PERCOLATE Process. Whether you have read my book or not, Best Ever You Inspiration and Journal Prompts will help guide you and your lifestyle to be the very best they can be. Following a few of my thoughts you’ll find a journal prompt closer to the end of this blog. I hope you’ll follow with me, as I intend to give us all something to think about and/or write about through Best Ever You Daily. We’re here to talk about brewing your best life in 2018 and beyond. We’re here to learn to make some lasting changes in our lives.

For those of you I haven’t met before, I’ve been married to my husband Peter for around 19 years and we have four sons. I’m now an author with Hay House. I started The Best Ever You Network in 2008 one day at work. I sat behind a closed door and started writing a business plan called Best Ever You. Later that week, I quit my job and in a few moments had the support of my family. I had exited a 17 year career in the regulatory compliance/financial services industry and started to embrace my space and move myself in a direction to help others be the best they can be.

Here I am. Here we are. Yup. Right here. Let me take you back for a few moments to how I got here.

In 1998, I remember my dream to just be ok. I woke up from a near-death allergic reaction hooked up to kidney machines and other equipment helping me survive.

In 1999, I was rushed by ambulance in another near-death allergic reaction. Only this time there were two of us to try and save. I was six months pregnant. My son and I survived.

I spent many years hoping to just be ok, but what I really wanted was to be alive and thriving.

In 2008, I started Best Ever You. I was unsure of what I was doing and how it would be received. I featured my friend from grade school on the website. My first radio shows felt like they were reaching vapor and you could hear crickets chirping.

Four years later, I signed my book deal with Hay House. A dream and goal realized.

Today, The Best Ever You Show on Blogtalkradio has over to 2.5 million downloads and over a million are following me in social media platforms. A dream and goal realized.

The dream I share with my husband and kids is for us to live in gratitude. We are.

Those are my dreams and goals. What are yours?

Like I said, I spent many years just hoping to just be ok.

My goal is for us to be better than just ok. Be Better Than Ok. Be Your Best.

I’m here to get you percolating.

​When we Percolate, we gradually improve ourselves and others as our message we share with the world expands. When we are our best self, we touch the lives and hearts of others in positive, compassionate and often enlightening ways.

To begin Percolating and be our best, we must first understand that our life opens up when we shift our energy into our passions and talents that tap into our soul. This, combined with developing and using your own set values, goals and a belief and behavior system, will support the lifestyle changes you wish to make to brew your best life. You go where you place your energy.

​The 9 points which make up The PERCOLATE Process in my book will help you ultimately “Percolate Peace,” to profoundly shift your life – and – you’ll have some fun along the way.  

Percolate Process – 9 Points

Percolate Point 1: Allow for Change to Brew

Percolate Point 2: Choose and Bolder Brew

Percolate Point 3: Create Your Own Best Blend

Percolate Point 4: Grow from Bean to Brew

Percolate Point 5: Brew Strength

Percolate Point 6: Expresso Yourself (intentionally spelled incorrectly)

Percolate Point 7: Chillax and Have an Iced Coffee

Percolate Point 8: Buy the Next Round

Percolate Point 9: Percolate Peace


To begin, grab your notebook or your journal. Ask yourself these questions and write down what comes to your mind. You do not have to answer all the questions. Pick 1-2 that resonate with you for today’s Best Ever You Journal Prompt.

  • What footprints am I leaving?

  • Am I making the world a better place?

  • In what ways?

  • What is holding me back?

  • How am I living my day-to-day life?

  • How do I feel most days?

  • Are there people in my life who have my back and vice-versa?

  • What’s my why?

  • What are my values, goals, beliefs and how is my behavior?

  • Does my behavior match my values, goals and beliefs?

  • What’s the pace of my life like?

  • Do I feel stuck?

  • What are my passions and talents?

  • How do I respond to rejection and criticism? 


  • Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino

    CEO/Founder The Best Ever You Network, author and Certified Master Coach

    The Best Ever You Network

    Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino is the CEO and founder of The Best Ever You Network, co-founder of Compliance4 and author of multiple personal and professional development books, including the Hay House book PERCOLATE: Let Your Best Self Filter Through. Specializing in mindset, strategy, leadership and change-based action, Elizabeth helps people and companies around the globe be their best.  Elizabeth is currently writing The Change Guidebook, which will be published by HCI Books in 2022.

    Elizabeth graduated with honors in 1991 from St. Ambrose in Davenport, Iowa and currently attends Harvard Business School for Leadership. Elizabeth is the recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Finance — Leaders award for her significant contribution towards the financial sector from FiNext. Elizabeth serves as a Leadership Advisor for the Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership Institute.

    Elizabeth and her husband, Peter R. Guarino, and their four sons live in Maine.