Monthly Archives: October 2012

Motivation & Inspiration

Hurricane Sandy.. Go Support the Red Cross

American Red Cross
Support your local Red Cross

I don’t normally post this type of thing, but I’m sitting here watching the coverage of Hurricane Sandy in the north east of the US, and praying for my friends and family. I have so many close friends all the way up and down the east coast, in Virginia, Washington DC, NYC, NJ, Philly, and North Carolina.  I’m grateful that everyone I know has been in contact with me tonight, and is safe, thank God.

I just wanted to remind you all to take action and go donate blood, and/or financial help to the American Red Cross.  I know they came to my rescue when our house flooded, and I would never of been able to make it through that experience without their help. I’ll be donating blood tomorrow, and I encourage you to do the same…. go help out anyway you can.

Donate directly to the Red Cross on their website click here

Pass it on. Sending love and blessings to all of you guys affected by this storm.

 

 

Sarah Centrella is the author of the book Hustle Believe Receive which teaches you how to apply the #HBRMethod to change your life and live your dream.

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Motivation & Inspiration

What Do You Believe?

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What do you believe?

I believe that anything is possible, for ANYONE.
I believe in magic.
In the power of the human spirit, and in the strength that we have to rise above adversity.
I believe we have the power to change our destiny, our lives and the lives of people around us.
I believe that we attract the good and the bad into our lives, and that taking responsibility for that has the power to change our future outcomes.
I believe in dreaming big, BEYOND big.
I believe in working hard for what you want and letting nothing stand in your way.
I believe in hope.
I believe it’s never too late to create the life you want, I’m living proof.

These are not just words, these are the practices that I put in place every single day.  I believe that anything is possible because I’ve proven it to myself and to the world. I’ve lived it.   This is the basis for how I live my life, and everything I do. It is my religion.  I teach it to my kids and anyone I meet.  It is my faith.

This is what I believe.

 

 

Sarah Centrella is the author of the book Hustle Believe Receive which teaches you how to apply the #HBRMethod to change your life and live your dream.

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Why be Realistic?

“Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity. Why would you be realistic?”  
Will Smith
Will Smith ImagesI watched some of Will Smith’s videos on the Hustle.Believe.Receive. tonight and so many of the things he said moved me.  Inspired me.  But this quote in particular stands out in my mind. This is the single most important component to creating the life you want in my book.  The ability to be unrealistic.
It’s hard.  It goes against our nature. It feels like walking naked up on stage in front of an audience laughing their asses off, judging and pointing. It’s not comfortable to be “unrealistic”.  To have dreams bigger than “normal peoples”.  It makes you feel awkward when you say them out loud.  When you put them on your vision board, or write them down as goals.
It makes you feel…. arrogant. 

Like you believe you deserve something the rest of the people milling about, think your not entitled to.  Think they, AND you have no right to desire, or work for, or ask for,  or… deserve.  You feel like you’re the only one stepping up to the mic and asking for what they want, while the world laughs; “look at that asshole, where did they get the nerve!? Who do they think they are?”

Sometimes it feels like that.
I’m willing to bet that if that’s how you felt when you put your dreams, desires and goals out into the universe, and then spoke them out loud for the first time, and then (gasp) made them known to your circle… if you felt like that? I’m willing to bet, you’re one of the few who are going to get what you asked for.  You’re one of the ones who are going to be manifesting your life, by design and not default, while everyone else is still stagnant, and not laughing quite as loud anymore.
will smith quote
No one ever said it’s easy.  No one ever said you wont lose people who you thought were your friends in the process of cleaning up your life. In fact, I can about promise you it will both be difficult at times, and you will also lose people in your life who just don’t get it.  Who don’t support your path.  And I learn with each one that falls off this journey with me, that the few who have stayed, are worth so much more than the many who have fallen away.
So who cares what the masses are doing? Who cares what they think of your dreams and your vision for your life.  Who’s life are you living? Theirs or yours?
Own your life.
Charge forward in the direction of those dreams every single day, regardless of who tells you it’s not possible.  Or that it’s unrealistic.  Remind them that “being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity” and that you didn’t set out to live a mediocre life. You set out to own your life. To claim what is waiting for you. What is rightfully yours. Go get it.
BTW… think I need to meet Will Smith… just sayin’!

 

Sarah Centrella is the author of the book Hustle Believe Receive which teaches you how to apply the #HBRMethod to change your life and live your dream.

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Books I Love

The Books Are Here!!!

sarah centrella Adventures in Manifesting

So excited today to come home and see the UPS box of my Adventures in Manifesting books, sitting at my doorstep.  I’m so honored to be part of this book series.  It’s such proof to me that the Law of Attraction is always working in my life.  My story is the last chapter of the book, and it’s just so fun and exciting to see it in print.  To see this dream realized.

I figured the best way to convey that excitement would be for me to shut-up and let the pictures talk for themselves.  This moment is one that has been on my vision board for almost three years, long before I had ever started writing a book or thinking about being published. But even back then there’s a picture on my board of a women doing a book signing… so the kids and I had a little book signing party for all the books that were pre-sold on this site.

If you ordered a book from my blog you will be getting one signed by all of us and it’s possible it might be a little smudgy… sorry, five-year-olds can be a little messy sometimes.  But this is their story as much as mine and they have waited for this moment with as much enthusiasm as I have, so I really wanted it to be a family event. They are all signed with lots of love 🙂

If you ordered one I will be shipping them on Friday.  If you haven’t it’s not too late I have a few copies left to sell.  Just click the buy now button at the top right side of this blog to be directed to PayPal for your order.  

And thanks for supporting, and sharing my story 🙂

 

Sarah Centrella is the author of the book Hustle Believe Receive which teaches you how to apply the #HBRMethod to change your life and live your dream.

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Don’t Forget To Ask.

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If there is one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s that you will NEVER get what you don’t ask for.  I think we are raised to believe that we get and accept what’s given to us.  We are taught this from a young age.  I think of the saying my own kids picked up at their dad “you get what you get and you don’t throw a fit”.  It’s bred into us that we shouldn’t ask for more, because the answer will always be “no”.

So we find ourselves as adults accepting what is given to us.  Taking the hand we are dealt and either trying to make something of it the best we can, or just quietly dealing with it.  Or maybe we aren’t so quiet about it.  Maybe we bitch and complain about how bad our life is because “no one ever gives me anything“.  Trust me I believe in working hard for what you want, it’s how I was raised and it’s in my blood.  But somehow the message that I should just accept crap and pretend it’s diamonds, that message I missed. Or refused to digest.

That’s not to suggest that I didn’t go through a huge portion of my life complaining about how unlucky I was because I definitely lived in that self pity cesspool for the majority of my twenties.  But I realized over the past few years that I stopped just being satisfied with what was offered, and started asserting myself and asking for what I actually wanted.  No place has this been more evident than in my career.

You will never get what you don’t ask for in business. Never. No one is just going to walk up to you and say “Hi Mr. janitor would you like to be a VP and make $200,000 more than your making today?” I can confidently say that with NEVER happen.  The only way you will advance your career is by aggressively seeking advancement and making your goals and ambitions clear. I look at the path my career has taken the past few years, each stage of advancement that has occurred came about entirely because I asked for it. I made my wishes, goals and desires known, and then I worked my butt off to prove my worth.

But the same is true in all aspects of life.  Think about what you really want, and then think about what’s been holding you back.  Did you ever ask for it? What’s the worst thing you can hear? “No.”  That’s the worst thing right?  So go into it telling yourself “I will NEVER get it if I don’t ask, but I very well might if I do”. So what is there to lose? Without asking the answer is already “no” correct?

ask believe receive

I use this philosophy in life ever single day.  I call it throwing spaghetti at a wall.  I do it ever single day of my life. I do it when I cold call clients at work, I do it when I write to Oprah and her producers that she should give me a show on OWN (no seriously I do this!), I do it when I market my book and story.  I obviously strategically pick my target, but I always cast a wide net.  I don’t for instance write to just Oprah.  I write to every producer on her staff.  I don’t just write one long-ass email, I get creative.  Will she ever respond and get me a show?  Who knows, the odds are not in my favor.  Why doesn’t that stop me?  Because if I DON’T do that, I will NEVER in the history of the world get a show on OWN!  So if I currently don’t have one, and if I won’t get one by not being on her radar, than why wouldn’t I at least try to get on her radar?  OK maybe this is an extreme example and I might very well be delusional, but the chances are much higher that something will come about one day because I was there when all the tides turned my way.  I had been putting in the work.

This is true in everything I do.  It’s all a numbers game.  The numbers will always win in the end. If I do my part which is the “hustle”, if I consistently put my request out there then eventually I will get a “yes”.  In my corporate job this happens daily. I prospect probably 30-40 executives a day, with the goal of getting a handful of initial responses. I don’t set myself up for failure thinking that even half will respond with a yes, but I do know that the more people I prospect the more “yes’s” I will get. It’s basic math.

So if there is something that keeps holding you back in your life, whether it’s related to your career or your big life dream, whatever it is… ask yourself “have I asked for it yet?  Am I attacking it hard enough that EVENTUALLY I will get a yes?” Because you WILL if you keep at it, the numbers alone prove this.  In sales this happens all the time, where you will have done everything you need to do and your buyer will be ready to purchase your product, but if you don’t ask for the business chances are you will lose it.  No buyer wants to be like “so hey, can I buy this yet?” It’s much more comfortable for them to be asked the question and then respond.  And if the answer is “no” then hey at least now you know where you stand.

So keep going after it, every single day of your life. Until you begin to hear more yes’s than “no’s” and trust me, you will get to that day.  And it feels pretty damn good I gotta tell you. Remember, confidence is the key to success in anything you do. If you don’t believe in you and your vision why on earth should anyone else?

Dedication, perseverance, consistency, passion and hustle will get you were you want to go every time.


 

Sarah Centrella is the author of the book Hustle Believe Receive which teaches you how to apply the #HBRMethod to change your life and live your dream.

Follow on social media: Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat | Pinterest | YouTube |Periscope @sarahcentrella

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