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Motivation & Inspiration

Chasing Your Dream Is HARD

Listen, real talk.
Chasing your dream is HARD. This life is not for everyone.
 
There are days that will suck harder than anything could ever suck. It is at times the most lonely, heartbreaking life.
 
When you’ve found the one thing you are good at; the thing you LOVE, that lights you up – you’ve risked everything to make it happen- it sets you up for many disappointments along the way. It’s those setbacks and heart breaks that make most people say; fuck this. It’s not worth it! This is not a “stable” life. There are no guarantees, no stability. 
 
But those of us who chase our passion and are committed to living our dreams, realize that those shitty days are the price we pay, for the days that BLOW YOUR FUCKING MIND! The days when you’re living inside a moment that at one point, was simply a thought. The HIGH of that, is worth every low.
 
I won’t quit because quitting my dream, or giving up on my calling, would be like quitting ME. It would be giving up on life, on living. And that is never going to happen.
 

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Are You Sitting on Your Golden Ticket?

What is your “golden ticket”? I bet you have one, and I’m also willing to bet that you know what it is… so then why are you SITTING ON IT!?

Our golden ticket is the one thing we are GREAT AT. The one thing we love. Maybe even the one thing we devote our time and energy to, but might not make any money from, yet. It’s the thing that we secretly (or openly) are crafting, hustling towards and dreaming of.

For me, its teaching people how to change their life and live their dream, through live events around the world, TV/Film, coaching and books. That is my THING. It’s my passion. It’s what I did for years before it paid me a penny. It’s what I’d still do for free if I could. It’s what I obsess over, dream about and hustle on every single day for the past seven years. It’s what I did nights and weekends while holding down a full-time job from 2010-2017. It’s given me the greatest highs of my life, and broken my heart more times then I can count. It’s what I am meant to do. It’s the only thing I’ve ever really been good at, and -this probably sounds cocky- but I’m fucking great at it. It fills me up in ways I never dreamed a job could. It’s not a job, it’s who I am. It is my Golden Ticket.

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How I Manifested My Dream Vacation to Italy!

This is the formula with which I manifested my dream vacation to Italy, the same one I’ve used for years to manifest an entirely new life for myself and my family. #HBRMethod 

How I Manifested My Dream Vacation to Italy!
Live your dream, Izzy in Rome Italy

If you’re a regular reader of my blog you know that I’ve had a burning desire to go to Italy since I was a teenager (#DreamIT).  I’ve talked about going for twenty years (#SayIT), I’ve had it on my #FutureBoard (vision board) for the past ten years (#SeeIT), I’d tried unsuccessfully several times in my life to plan a trip (#WriteIT), even going so far as to map out my exact route and pick a date (#ThinkIT), but I’d always lacked the balls to buy my ticket. (lacking #DoIT and #BelieveIT)

Well, this June I had a thought…. Even if I could go to Italy alone (as I’d always imagined I would) it would not be as meaningful if I couldn’t share it with my kids. I envisioned coming home all excited to tell them every detail, but them not wanting to hear about all the fun I’d had without them. Then I imagined that one day I would take them, and we’d travel the same route I’d done alone, and I’d point out all the things I loved; but by then they would be teenagers rolling their eyes with sighs under their breath of, “Oh mom!”

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Hustle Believe Receive Mini Documentry

 

I wanted to share a very special project with you that I’ve been working on since 2012. It’s the combination of videos I’ve posted on YouTube as I’ve chased my dream to become a published author and share my story with the world. This documentary is rough (I’m no filmmaker! so bear with it) but it’s also RAW (never before seen videos) and very emotional. I share it because I want people to understand that the road to success is sometimes dark as fuck. It’s not always pretty, or fun, or even rewarding. It’s HARD. But the moments when you break through, those are worth it. And the feedback this movie has already gotten online since I posted it this morning has had me in tears all day! Give this to someone you know might need a little encouragement, share it with your network, and most of all, please LET IT INSPIRE YOU to never give up on the dreams you hold dear. Fight for your dream, it will come true!

Enjoy,

xoxo
Sarah

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In 22 Days My Life will Never Be the Same.

 

In 22 day’s my life will never be the same.

I’m laying in bed and it’s 1:30 AM, and this is the thought that flashes like a neon reader-board across my mind. Have you ever known that a specific day would change your life forever? I mean, besides your wedding day, or the scheduled birth of a child.  I knew those days would change me, and they absolutely did. But this is different.

This comes with equal parts excitement, pride, stress, anxiety and fear. Yes fear. For the last year I’ve spent every single day focused on one goal. Every, single, day, I’ve done something to get me closer to this goal.  Wether it was hours spent writing a nearly 400 page book, or just doing social media (which is basically a full-time job in its own right), I’ve worked toward this day… the one that comes on January 5th 2016, the day my book Hustle Believe Receive is released in stores nationwide. It’s the day my personal story; bare and naked, exposed and raw, is revealed to the world. There is no going back on January 6th if I suddenly decided to change my mind.  The Library of Congress will forever keep a copy of my book for christsake!

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Health & Fitness

How I lost 20 lbs in 8 Weeks!

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How I used the #HBRMethod to loose 20 lbs in 8 weeks!

I’ve struggled with my weight all my life. I remember being eleven years old working out in my room to videos of Jane Fonda.  She’d be wearing this hideous G-string swimming-suit-looking apparatus over neon spandex, with leg warmers covering her calves. She was so skinny. Long thin legs and graceful arms. I was “chubby” as my mother would say. “It’s baby fat.” She’d tell me, patting my protruding belly or grabbing my round chubby face. “One day you’ll wake up and it will all be gone.” She promised. I waited, and waited some more. But my baby fat loved me, it had no intention of abandoning me that easily.

What’s “baby fat” called when you’re forty? Sloppy? Saggy? Ugly? Plain-old fat?

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Hustle.Believe.Receive. Book Update!

Big NEWS!!!! Hustle.Believe.Receive. is going to change lives, I just know it, it’s already changed mine in so many amazing ways.

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I have the pink sparkle champagne all ready!

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Half Marathon First Timer.

Welp… I did it! I ran my first half marathon and lived to tell the tale. It took me three hours and 11 minutes, but I did it! No stopping (aside from the occasional picture that wouldn’t focus with my bouncing) and no walking… just three straight hours of running. Of course when the horn sounded and the mob started moving, that nervous energy and pressure to keep up had me thinking I wasn’t gonna last a half mile let alone 13.1. I was strugglin’ early, but I reminded myself that’s always how I feel the first mile, and the second and most of the way through the third… but then I settle down and find my rhythm. And thankfully that still held true in the “race”. I say that in quotes because for me, there was never one second in time when I considered this a race. No, this was a goal.  A test of my mind over my body, and over my mind itself.  A test of my will and determination, and ultimately it was me proving to myself, and anyone who needed proof that anything is possible for anyone. 

Running for over three hours is not something I ever really honestly thought I could ever do.  Sure I had the goal, and sure I’m writing this series with the intent of running double that, but honestly I don’t think my brain had ever really tried to process what that actually meant. I can tell you this, by the time I was at mile 11 I was questioning my decision to run the Portland Marathon in October.  Questioning with many mental swear words, and maybe a Tweet of that nature (check my Twitter feed for all the live posts form Saturday’s race). But the last half mile was the killer. My thighs locked up, my brain locked up, the bottoms of my feet hurt and the six Advil I’d taken over the course of the three hours was wearing off. I was once again being passed by walkers, my run hardly qualified as a jog, but hey… I wasn’t walking. I had somehow managed to get through all 13.1 miles and not walk. That was a goal I’d not even dared to set for myself, yet I was somehow accomplishing it. I did feel a bit like Forest Gump though, I can’t lie.

I think the thing that surprised me the most about the whole experience was how much I enjoyed it. I went into it with some dread, let’s be real. I wasn’t looking forward to it at all, especially doing it alone, being there alone. I came prepared to put my ear-buds in and my head down, which I did for the first few miles.  And then I noticed that all my Portland Fit running group were cheering me and other members on throughout the race, and for some crazy reason that changed my entire perspective. Suddenly I wasn’t out there doing it alone, I was looking through the crowd for my fellow runners, ready to return the favor.

And of course, my favorite part of running…. taking pictures and Tweeting! It was a beautiful run through the country, with rolling hills and farms galore.  A photog’s paradise. I snapped pictures from the time I got in the car until my phone died across the Finish line, getting that selfie in as I did.  It kept me so occupied that I didn’t even notice the hills really, and totally missed the five-mile marker editing a pic! But the result was a full documentation of my first time experience. Of the achievement of a goal that seemed beyond reach for a girl like me.  But this proves that with a dream, the hustle, determination and relentless pursuit…. you really can manifest anything! … aka Hustle.Believe.Receive.

 

 Part #1 of my Video Diary…

 

Part #2 Of my Video Diary…

 

My day in pictures… Get inspired!

 

Here’s some of my favorite photos from my run… enjoy!

 

 

 

Thanks Better Series for putting on a fun, great race… It was my first but it won’t be my last!

 

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