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Inspired By The Greatest Showman

I grew up singing and acting. Musicals were my heart beat. The score. The costumes. The story. Everything.

It has been awhile since I have been so inspired by a musical soundtrack.

The Greatest Showman literally has given me all the goosebumps and heart eyes. I am obsessed and I haven’t even seen the movie yet. Ha!

Perhaps it is because nearly every song speaks to this heart of mine as I choose adventure and dreams over neat and tidy.

I was taking a break from doting on a sick child yesterday and scrolled Facebook (I know…..) and I saw a post where women were lamenting how there would be no Christmas for them because they were broke. And stuck. And tired of feeling that way.

I have a lot of opinions about Christmas and money, but that is not what this is about.

My heart broke because there are a lot of people who are feeling this way.




Not sure where to step next. Or what to do. Or how to get out of the pit they find themselves in.

I think why I am so in love with the storyline and music of The Greatest Showman is because it is about a man who is down and out and tired of struggling, and decided to put feet to his dreams, as crazy and illogical as it appeared. As much as people disapproved and hated what he was doing, he still did it, and it changed his life.

Changed his family’s life.

Changed others who were needing that kind of hope and encouragement and permission to dream for themselves.

With my new hair business, I know people don’t approve. But I go forth knowing it can change my life, and offer permission to other women to dream and have a business of their own. No, I don’t think Shampoo will change the world. Or your family.

But I Believe you can. And you will. Women will.

To create their own stories for their families and get out of the pit they may find themselves in.

Where are you? Are you struggling? Are you sick and tired of being in the same cycle, year after year, wishing it could get better, but it doesn’t?

Here is the thing: you have to decide to move. To change. Go there. Dream HUGE, crazy, illogical dreams.

Then go put feet on those dreams. Give them legs. YOU are the one who can make them reality. Your actions, your very steps and decisions will help them come alive.

Can I invite you to go there with me? To dream big? To join me?

It’s all an adventure that comes with a breath-taking view….”-Tightrope from the Greatest Showman Soundtrack.

Think about your dreams. Go listen to the soundtrack. Share with me your dreams.

And then let’s go.


Are You Willing to Risk it?

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I don’t really like the word “risk.” Let’s be real. Who does?!  Safe is a much better place to be in, or so we think.

Safe means we won’t experience the possibility of failure. Loss. Defeat.  Why would anyone want to willingly put themselves through those scenarios?  Just stay in your lane, don’t color outside the lines and everything will be alright.

Or will it?

Will you really grow from a place of safety? I can probably think of only a handful of times where staying in the safe lane actually taught me anything of value….and those lessons weren’t good ones!

I work in health and fitness.  I talk to several women a day trying to help them reach their health and fitness goals, or help them grow their businesses. Risk is part of it.  It has to be.

We grow and change when we step outside of our comfort zones.

I was talking to a friend about becoming a leader on my team.  She told me no because she didn’t believe those types of businesses actually worked.  “People don’t really succeed in making a real living doing what you do. It is all a scam.”

So I shared with her my own journey and how I have been able to grow my business (mind you, a doubled my business while living on the side of a mountain in a single wide trailer!) along with the stories of hundreds of other successful coaches.

Her reason for saying no that time?

“See, you had to work really hard to get there. And a lot of people fail.  That means it still isn’t a feasible option for people.”

It was then that I understand what she was saying no to. She wanted the opportunity, but she didn’t want to do the work.

Work and risk go hand and hand. In order to achieve success, you will have to take risks and be willing to fail. That is why so many people say no to joining my team.  I have a lot who say yes, but I honestly hear many who say no as well. We live in a society where we want things easily and without too much effort.

You want to achieve your health and fitness goals? Well, you better be willing to sacrifice something and get the tools you need to reach them.  You cannot expect to reach your goals for nothing.  I have yet to hear of a person who reached their dreams and it costing them NOTHING.  It doesn’t happen.

You want to become  a leader and lead people to become greater versions of themselves? You better be willing to lead yourself, sacrifice something, take risks and be willing to fail.  Failure is not fun, but it also isn’t final. Real extraordinary leaders fail, but they fail because they tried something.

You want to change the financial trajectory of your family’s future? You better be willing to sacrifice, count the costs, and get to work.  It will be tough, but you can change the bleak outlook you may find yourself in.

But, if you are wanting the opportunity and you want it to cost you nothing, you will be sorely disappointed when you don’t achieve what it is you are wishing for.

Get out of the safe lane.  Take a risk.  If it is a dream on your heart, are you willing to work for it?

Be a Size You,


P.S. Because I shared a little bit about my success with Team Beachbody, I want to put this disclaimer:

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