2-Year Anniversary of Unleash Your Sexy

At this moment in my life, love is spreading like wildfire. The beautiful people in my life are showering my fiancé and I with gifts, love, and affection. I am continually surprised and impressed with the words and gifts that come our way. I couldn’t be more thankful and grateful for this.

What’s interesting is that people are reflecting on my own life when they write to me or talk to me. And while I did just do a reflection of the last year in my 2014 mantra, I haven’t looked at the past few years as a whole in a while.

A friend from graduate school recently sent me an engagement gift (a small batch dark chocolate tasting kit – she knows me too well) and a beautiful card that said,

“Congratulations for having so much success over the past 18 months! You took a leap that so many are afraid of taking and it’s really great to see how your courage and hard work has paid off – your own business, a month backpacking, writing a book, falling in love, and now an engagement, which is bound to open doors to other adventures and self-discovery. Seriously though, you’re an inspiration for going full throttle after what you want.”

I can easily remember 3 ½ years ago, just out of graduate school, wondering what the heck I was going to do. I had gone to graduate school to change my advertising career, but I no longer wanted a career in a big corporation. I wanted it for myself. My entrance essay to GWU for my master’s degree explained how I was going to start my own business. I told my classmates and my professors this. I had all kinds of ideas – from a wine & chocolate tasting shop (still in my head!) to management consulting for stressed-out executives. I did my presentations on family owned chocolate shops in the middle of the country (which I found out recently that my presentation is still shown in that class as an example) and had brainstorming sessions with professors. And literally as I wrote that sentence, I realized that I took elements of both of those ideas into the Unleash Your Sexy brand.

The past 2 ½ years of creating, launching, maintaining, building, executing, and dreaming of the Unleash Your Sexy brand has seen peaks and valleys. I brainstormed and asked for help from countless people – friends, family, coaches, colleagues, bloggers, and new friends. Sometimes I had many clients and sometimes I had hardly any. I wrote a book, published it on Kindle, published it in paperback, and had my book launch party completely sponsored because of my NYC influence. I lost weight. I gained weight. I exercised every day. I ran a half marathon. I skipped weeks of exercise. I started playing tennis again. I became a good skier. I got a new certification in yoga and Pilates. I stopped eating meat, then I ate meat for 2 weeks straight in France. I loved. I lost. I had three different iPhones. I backpacked Thailand. I surfed in Bali. I took breaks. I hustled. I had days where I didn’t leave the house. I had days where I didn’t open the computer. I created love, business, friends, travel, and adventure in my life because I wanted it and believed in it. I had moments when I wanted to give up everything. I questioned what I was doing. I wondered how I was going to do this for the rest of my life.

Then I heard from you. I always heard from you when I was about to give up. The universe had my back. And this is what it kept saying:

You are a dreamer who is mighty and can achieve.

I am so proud of you for making this happen for yourself. you inspire me to keep going in the direction I am to make the changes that are right for me

You are so amazingly talented, and I’m really impressed by what you’ve been accomplishing!!

Keep spreading all this love and healing into the world.

I couldn’t put it [your book] down and wanted to tell you how much it impacted me!

I just finished the book – literally in less than two days!! It was awesome and something I will be suggesting to my clients. Loved the exercises and the mindset shifts. Mine copy now how marks, highlights and words written all over it. 3 things that were tops for me (totally hard to choose but will revisit this book frequently) are 1) thought management (I actually had created quite a while ago a “Got It Done List” to help with feeling overwhelmed & unaccomplished several months ago 2) You are not your thoughts 3) Are you standing in your own way and one of my favorite things you say is NO DOUBLE D’s (dieting & deprivation). Thank you again. I hope you are having much success!!

 

Thank you for being here for the last two years. I live and breathe this business because it is me. It is who I am. It is who I work so hard to be every single day. It’s my learnings. It’s my lessons. It’s my mistakes. It’s my happiness. Everything that I’ve learned over the years from business, education, love, friendships, meditation, exercise, food, writing, social media, website design, and more is deeply embedded in this business. Monday Mantras are my life. Every day mantras are my life. I live this life. And you can too. That’s why you’re here. Thank you again.

Today only, get UNLEASHED for $2.99 on Kindle. That’s my gift for you. Gift it to your friends. If you’ve read it, I’d be honored if you reviewed it on Amazon. Thank you to all of you who have written to me saying how this book has changed your life. It changed mine too. <3

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  • amandaabella

    Thank you for writing this! I love reading these kinds of posts 🙂 Thank you for being a stellar example of what it’s like to go after your dreams and believe in them even when it’s hard. Get ready girl because you’re just getting started!