Monthly Archives: April 2013

Motivation & Inspiration

You Always Get What You Need, When You Need it Most.

You always get what you want, when you need it most.

There are so many times I question my mission.  Times when I ask myself; what am I doing? Why am I putting myself out there, sharing such personal and private struggles with anyone who cares to tune in?  Times when it seems like all the work isn’t doing anything, isn’t getting me anywhere.

Times like last weekend, when I hear myself tell a room full of strangers my very personal, very raw story for the very first time…. I think, have I lost my mind? It’s one thing to write about it.  Even one thing to make a video about it.  It’s a totally different thing to look total strangers in the eye after they have heard you talk about your husband cheating on you, and leaving.  About you having to support your kids in the beginning with aid from the government.  You feel naked and exposed.

Not that I haven’t felt that way all along, because I definitely have.  With each step in this journey the past three years, it has felt like that.  But I’ve always promised myself that no mater what, I’d be real, and authentically me. That I’d share the rawness because that’s what everyone’s afraid of.  But that’s what would have spoken deepest to me, had I heard this message come from someone like me when I needed it.

So I do it for that reason.  In hopes of reaching that one person, who is at the bottom like I was.  Who for the first time, can hear a message that it’s really all that unique, but for them it is.  For them, it’s the first time they’ve gotten it, because they could relate in some way to what I’ve been through. So that’s been my relentless pursuit.  And it’s the reason that when I want to quit, I just can’t.  I want to make a difference. I want to give the person without hope, a light out of the tunnel. I want to not only give them inspiration to get out, but tools to apply so they can take that first step.

It’s always times like these, the times I’m in questioning mode, that Hustle.Believe.Receive. brings me validation that it’s not all in vain.  That someone out there is getting the message and making that change in their life, and let me tell you that nothing feels as overwhelming as that.  Still, to this day, when I get those letters, email, Facebook messages, comments or tweets, it always makes me cry.  I get so emotional because to have a total stranger trust you with their personal story, and to validate that you are not alone, and that it means something, replenishes my own faith more than I can explain. It is so humbling, and it makes me so grateful, and it takes the sting and embarrassment out of being so public about my life. It makes it worth it.

So if your someone who has taken the time to share your story with me, I know I’ve already responded to you (I sure hope so at least, I respond to every one that I see), thank you. Thank you for renewing my belief, hope and vision.  Thank you for letting me know that it’s meant something to you and that you’ve made a change in your life, because that makes a change in mine.

*Here’s a story that I got today.  It like all the others I’ve gotten the last three years, has come at just the time I needed it most. It is shared with permission.

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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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That Moment When…. You’re Livin’ Your Dream.

That moment when….you’re livin’ your dream.

Yesterday was that moment for me.  The one where I got up in a room full of strangers and told my

sarah centrella speaking event
Make-up by glam squad, check. Photo shoot, check.

story for the first time. Gave my first 90 minute key note speech.  It felt so good.

I’ve obviously been super critical on myself since, picking it all apart and thinking of all the ways I could have done a better job, but the bottom line is… it was my first one like it, and it felt great. It felt like that’s where I should be.  And if there was one women in that audience yesterday who walked away with a renewed sense of hope, or had some type of aha moment, then that will be the best reason to keep going of all.

I have to remember that at the end of the day what an audience is going to get is me.  Plain and simple.  I’m not a Tony Robin’s style motivational speaker, nor do I aim to be.  I want my message to always be raw and personal and uniquely me… goofy, imperfect and a reflection of the person I am.  I know over time I’ll get more and more comfortable, but right now what matters to me is getting my message out there to people.  Letting them know they can change their life the way I have done.  Letting them know they are in control of their future. And if I’m accomplishing that then I know I’m on the path to fulfill my mission and live my passion.

sarah centrella speaking at SeneGense
Getting miked up before I went on..

If you have a passion, live it. No matter what anybody says.  Tell yourself you can achieve it and then let nothing stand in your way.  What I achieved yesterday was a dream four years in the making.  It was something I didn’t even know if I could actually pull off.  But I was dedicated to it and relentless about chasing it, and then the opportunity came to me.  It will happen to you too. Just decide that you will NEVER GIVE UP.

Sarah Centrella key note speech
And that’s what it looks like when a little girl is livin’ her dream.

Big shutout to SeneGence International for giving me this opportunity and for believing in my story, you were all so amazing and it was an honor to be a guest at your event.  And I’m obsessed with LipSence which was applied by the glam squad at 8:00 am and didn’t ever need reapplying and lasted until I removed it at the end of the night! Amazing stuff!

Sarah Centrella LipSense
Most amazing lip color ever! Love LipSense


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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