Set Big Goals & Make Them Happen

Making friends with fear this year is paying off! One of my career goals for 2017 was to become an action hero for Women’s Health Magazine! To be honest, I thought this goal was sort of a reach. I am beyond grateful that I didn’t let this somewhat intimidating idea stop me from applying!

“A journey Of 1,000 miles starts with a single step."

A few thoughts ran through my mind during this process; all signs pointing to:  “Yes, apply already!":

What’s there to be afraid of?

  • Failure? Boo hoo – give it a go!

What have I got to lose?

  • Time spent applying. Sounds more productive than online shopping – give it a go!

Who do you think you are?

  • Woah negative self-talk I thought we broke up. You are enough; you are more than enough. After all, what’s the point of putting in the work and denying yourself the chance of reaping the rewards? Do it!

So, I went for it.

Months later I found out that I had been put through to the next round. Even at that point I still for whatever awful human reason wanted to put myself down; “be realistic." This is why I am so grateful for establishing a mindfulness practice on my yoga journey. I was able to catch myself here and reframe my thoughts; manifest that I could do this.

Almost a year had passed before I opened this sweet welcome package from the amazing ladies at Women’s Health Magazine.

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I am looking forward to the official announcement coming in the next couple of weeks, including the following survey.

Questions like these are sometimes a fun journal prompt/self – discovery exercise, so I figured I’d share!

 About Me: 
– A free spirit since day one, I am grateful for the opportunity to live life on my own terms.  A passion for bringing out the best in people has inspired me to ditch the 9-5 in order to reach more people by launching a yoga, wanderlust and wellness blog. I provide tools and support to empower you on your journey. Above all, my #1 goal is to make sure that you are letting your one-of-kind, kick-ass, amazing self, shine.
 
 
 
What’s your Mantra? 
You are responsible for the energy you bring to this space.
 
 
What’s your favorite song to workout to? 
– “Start Me Up", The Rolling Stones
 
 
 
 
What’s the best work or workout advice you have ever received? 
– Workout because you love your body, not because you hate it.
plank friends
 
 
 
 
Do you have a pet? What’s his/her name?
– I don’t, but I am the proud auntie to my brother’s golden doodle; Rupert.
goldendoodle
 
 
What dish can you whip-up with chef-level skills: 
– Kale & Quinoa “Garbage Disposal” Salad
 
 
 
What’s your favorite food to indulge with? 
– Fresh Rhode Island lobstah!
 
 
 
Tea or Coffee? 
– Peppermint Tea
 
 
What’s your guilty pleasure (entertainment)? 
– Louis CK, stand up comedy
 
 
 
What’s your Zodiac Sign? 
– Aquarius
 
 
 
What’s your favorite Women’s Health story/article? 
– “Why Everyone Needs to Stop Saying Yoga Doesn’t Count as a Workout"
 
 
 
What type of phone do you have?
– iPhone 7 Plus

What does becoming a Women’s Health Action Hero entail?

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  • Helping communities across the USA fight hunger with Women’s Health Run 10 Feed 10 Initiative
  • Becoming a voice for Women’s Health Magazine and their partners
  • Driving the message for national advertising campaigns
  •  Working with the most active brands, sampling the latest products

What is one goal that you secretly (or not) would love to achieve?

Get after it! You got this!

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