#124: Manifest Your Future with Sarah Centrella

#124: Manifest Your Future with Sarah Centrella

#124: Manifest Your Future with Sarah Centrella

Do you struggle to live authentically?

In this episode, we are chatting with Sarah Centrella, best-selling author and the premier manifesting expert. She is a two-time bestselling author of Hustle Believe Receive and #FutureBoards and the creator of #FutureBoards, and the #HBRMethod. As a Master Life Coach, Sarah has worked with professional athletes, celebrities and thousands of people around the world, helping them create and manifest their dream life.

​As a sought-after keynote speaker, Sarah has shared the stage with Ed Mylett, Alex Rodriguez, Sheri Salata, Joan Lunden, Lori Harder, Bravo’s Dianne Valentine, the cast of WAGS on E! and many others. Sarah has been featured by: The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, Cosmopolitan, Girls Life Magazine, Women’s World, The New York Times, Inc. Magazine, OK! Good Morning America and many others.

In today’s episode, we discuss the most pivotal moment in Sarah’s life, how she recovered from her life falling apart, and the way she first realized the power of manifestation. We’ll also discuss the power of your dreams, how to create a future board (and why it’s better than a vision board), and how to break out of a negative cycle. If you’re looking to get into manifesting your reality, this is a must-listen!

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Timestamps:

00:03:10 – The Most Pivotal Point in Sarah’s Life

00:09:32 – How Sarah Knew She Had to Leave Her Marriage

00:11:32 – The Ways Sarah Picked Up The Pieces of Her Life

00:15:13 – How Sarah Noticed She Was Manifesting Reality

00:19:16 – The Point Where Sarah Decided To Write a Book

00:28:05 – The Eight Steps to The HBR Method and How To Dream

00:34:15 – The Power of Your Dreams

00:38:08 – How Your Envision Your Future

00:42:51 – Vision Boards Versus Future Boards

00:45:55 – The Five Categories of Vision Boards

00:49:28 – The Most Incredible Thing Sarah Has Manifested

00:56:43 – How To Break a Cycle 

01:00:19 – Sarah’s Secret to Profiting in Life

Mentioned In The Episode:

Sarah’s Website: https://www.sarahcentrella.com/

Sarah’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahcentrella/

Sarah’s Book: https://www.sarahcentrella.com/my-books

#124: Manifest Your Future with Sarah Centrella
[00:00:00] Hala Taha: [00:00:00] You're listening to YAP, Young And Profiting Podcast, a place where you can listen, learn, and profit. Welcome to the show. I'm your host, Hala Taha. And on Young And Profiting Podcast, we investigate a new topic each week and interview some of the brightest minds in the world. My goal is to turn their wisdom into actionable advice that you can use in your everyday life.

No matter your age, profession, or industry, there's no fluff on this podcast and that's on purpose. I'm here to uncover value from my guest. By doing the proper research and asking the right questions. If you're new to the show, we've chatted with the likes of ex FBI agents, real estate moguls, self-made billionaires, CEOs, and bestselling authors.

Our subject matter ranges from enhancing productivity, how to gain influence, the art of entrepreneurship, and more. If you're smart and like to continually improve yourself, hit the subscribe button because you'll love [00:01:00] it here at Young And Profiting Podcast. This week on YAP, we're chatting with Sarah Centrella, a best-selling author, master life coach, keynote speaker, and manifestation expert.

As a master life coach, Sarah has worked with professional athletes, celebrities, and thousands of people around the world, helping them create and manifest their dream life. Sarah has appeared on ABC News, The Steve Harvey show, CBS, the New York Times, Okay Magazine, and so many others. She's a founder of HBR University, a life coaching program.

And her first book Hustle Believe Receive was based on her eight step HBR method, the guide to changing your life and living your dreams. Sarah is also the creator of future boards, her 10 X, an actionable version of a vision board. Her latest book, #FutureBoards explains how to identify and create your ideal future with intention and shows you step-by-step how to create a fabulous board worthy of your wildest dreams.

So you [00:02:00] can use it to upgrade your entire life. In today's episode, Sarah and I will discuss the most pivotal moment in her life, how she recovered from her marriage falling apart, and how she first realized the power of manifestation. We'll also cover the proper way to create a future board and how to break out of negative cycles.

If you're looking to manifest your reality, this episode is for you. Hey, Sarah, welcome to Young And Profiting Podcast.
Sarah Centrella: [00:02:28] Thanks so much for having me. I am really looking forward to this Hala. Thank you.

Hala Taha: [00:02:31] Of course, me too. So let's start off from your beginnings. Now you are a bestselling author. You've been on so many different TV shows, podcasts.

A lot of people may be familiar with you, but they might not know your entire backstory. So I would love to talk about one of the most pivotal points in your life, which was the day that you found out some really unfortunate news. And you got any, saw a text message on your husband's phone and it [00:03:00] changed the trajectory of your life forever.

So I'd like to start off with that story. Cause I feel like that was a huge pivotal moment in your life. That kind of sets the ground for the rest of the story.

Sarah Centrella: [00:03:10] Absolutely. It's. It was the day my world blew up, literally like a bomb exploded in my life. And every piece of my life exploded at about 10 minutes.

At the time I had been married to my high school, sweetheart. We've been together since we were 16 years old. We had three kids. We had twins that were just over a year and then our son was five and a half. And, I had become a stay at home mom because I have the Joanne's and all of that. We just lost our house and the real estate bubble.

So things were already, we were already going through it. And the day that I read that text message just changed everything. And it was, obviously from his mistress and I'll never forget what he said. He said, I can't wait until you're all mine. Finally free and no more sharing.

Hala Taha: [00:03:59] Wow.

Sarah Centrella: [00:03:59] And I [00:04:00] was like, wow, thanks universe. For the perfect message that was like, told me as a woman, pretty much everything I needed to know. All the info is there. You can really back out of that one. And so yeah, he was in the shower. I went in, turn the water off the shower, said, get the, what out?

And he did. And within 10 minutes, it was just like this crazy explosion for lack of better word. And I just remember, like that night was obviously a very black time in my life. And I had been like crying. I was like, literally laying on the hardwood floor. And I just kept on thinking like, oh my God what do I do tomorrow?

How do I get up? How do I feed my kids? It just back then, there was no social media actually didn't even know he knew how to text. Also shocking, right? Because it was before I phones, I was like, this is old school. And we didn't have the social networks we have today and I didn't know anyone who was divorced.

I didn't know any single moms. And it seems insane. I know for all [00:05:00] of us to think back that far, but that's what life was like, you couldn't connect with your people online. It was just the people you knew in real life. And so it felt very terrifying and alone and felt like I was the only person this was happening too.

And in that kind of blackness, I just remember thinking like, I can't do this. I really can't do this. I was running all the scenarios in my head and I just didn't see a way. And. There is a moment and you can call it whatever you want, intuition, God, universe, whatever. But there was this moment where it just was clear as day that came back and just said what if you can?

And I have to say like those two words, what if have been a pivotal transformational thing for me? I think because they gave me hope when I didn't have it. They gave me like the possibility that something could, work out. It didn't tell me how to do it. Damn it. It at least gave me the option to start thinking about if I could make this work, how would I do it?

So [00:06:00] that really started everything for me.

Hala Taha: [00:06:02] It's so important to have that one little sliver of hope, because that could just multiply into a whole new life which you saw. I want to get into that statement one off in a bit, but first I want to dig deeper in terms of your situation. So you are actually a stay at home mom at the time.

You weren't even working. I think you guys had just filed for bankruptcy. So you guys were not even in a good financial situation, even with two incomes or I guess one income, which was your husband's income. And so you must've felt what the hell am I going to do? I have three mouths to feed. I don't have a place to live.

I'm not generating any income. I feel alone. Nobody else I know is going through this. And I put all my eggs in one basket and here I am. And I think a lot of women get into that situation where they put all their eggs in one basket and then they're stuck.

Sarah Centrella: [00:06:51] It's so true. And I think for me, I was almost shocked to find out I was in that situation because I'm very type a, I would say [00:07:00] in our relationship, I was probably the leader in the relationship, I made most of the decisions.
And so to find myself in a position where it just so happened that the bank accounts had got in his name. Those were decisions I was part of. So I can't blame it on him. It was just for whatever reason for the bankruptcy or whatever. And the car was in his name and it as I was starting to run through okay, what do I do now?

That's what I really realized. Holy shit, this is not good. And when you're married, you think it's a till death do us part situation. You don't really think of a backup plan. And, I think that was a shock to me. I really did not think that I was going to be ever in that desperate of a situation.

And like you said, we had just filed bankruptcy. Imagine trying to get an apartment with no job, no income and a brand new bankruptcy. Oh. In a foreclosure. Who's or into you. So just things like that. It was terrifying to be quite honest. I did not have any income coming [00:08:00] in did not have access to his income.

I remember the next day, like taking back cans to get formula. It was not a cute look. I sold everything I owned, to get enough for, to move into an apartment. So yeah. I think now I'm always reminding women take care of your finances too. It's fine. If you want to merge them, but you should always have access to, your money or your finances as well.

You never know what life can throw at you.

Hala Taha: [00:08:25] 100%. And so you left right away, which I think is really impressive because I think a lot of people who are in that situation, men or women, when they find out that their spouse is cheating on them, especially if they're not the ones who've cheated and they didn't know what was coming, their first reaction is how do I save this?

How do I save this marriage? You were with him for 16 years, eight of them married. So how did you just know oh, this just needs to be cold Turkey I'm out. Cause that's a strong, like that took somebody who's really mentally strong to do that. I know a lot of people who've been cheated on who kind of stick around and they [00:09:00] let it, it ends in the end.

Sarah Centrella: [00:09:04] Very
rarely. You know what I think I've been asked that a lot since then. And I think it just never crossed my mind because for us having been together since we were sophomores in high school, when you're that young infidelity is like the old, like you kiss a girl, it's the end of the world or whatever, so I think probably that had something to do with it being, each other's kind of one and only that there was just no other option in my head at all. Nope, nothing else ran through it. It was just like, are you serious? So you're living a totally different life that I don't know about. We don't come back from this.

And now 13 years later, having worked with thousands of women, I hear my story repeated from women all the time. Millions of women have been through very similar situation. And like you said, Lots of them do stay and try and work it out. And now, after working with somebody and [00:10:00] seeing what the statistics are, I've never second guessed that, that decision.

And of course, looking back, it was the pivotal point of every good thing that's happened to me in my life. Like everything I'm most proud of in my life came after that.

Hala Taha: [00:10:14] It's so true and I can relate. It's like anytime I've ever failed or really fallen off the horse and I was rejected or didn't get the job that I deserved, or, I almost had a show on MTV.

They pulled the plug after they filmed all summer. And I was just felt like somebody died. That's when I've made the best choices in my life. Because when you have nothing to lose, you seem to dream even bigger because there's nothing else to lose and you get to start from a clean slate and be who you want to be and create your own path.

And so I know that you did that. So talk to us about how you started to pick up the pieces. What are the first steps that you started to do? You were at ground zero, you had almost nothing and a lot of responsibilities. So what did you do to get yourself back up on your feet?

Sarah Centrella: [00:10:58] Yeah. And
I think to [00:11:00] your point, hitting rock bottom does free you, whether it's rock bottom or whether it's, something traumatic, like losing something, you really put your hopes in it frees you in a way like you're like, okay, the worst case scenario just happened.

Obviously I can't hide that. People are gonna see that. So might as well just embrace what's going on in my life and move forward. And I think for me, it really gave me total freedom because things were so dire and so dramatic really that first year that I didn't have any space to handle anyone's opinion, like I didn't care at all anymore.
I was like, if you have an issue with what's going on, then you try and live this life because this is survival. And in so many ways that gave me a ton of freedom because I started, realizing, okay. Literally reinvent myself, create a brand new life from total scratch. So that got me thinking, it was what did I imagine

[00:12:00] my life would be like when I was a teenager or when I was a kid all those dreams that I had, that I shelved, through my marriage, I was like, maybe I start dreaming again. And that was really the very first thing I did. I did it almost as I think a coping mechanism
too, because the day-to-day was honestly really bleak for awhile. And so to take my mind off it, I just started daydreaming about what I wanted about, best case scenario made me feel good. It just helped me get through the day I started imagining wow, if I'm successful, what does that mean?

And could I travel with my kids and where would we go? And what would our house look like? And all of those things. And I think a lot of people are scared to do that, especially if they're not in a great position because they think it's going to make them feel worse. But everything is perspective.

And for me it did the opposite. It gave me hope. It made me think Hey, if I can imagine it in my mind, and that makes me feel better than maybe there's a 1% chance I could. And for me, a 1% chance was huge. I was all [00:13:00] in on the 1%, it was like because I knew what the alternative was. I could sit here and continue living this hole, or I could build and have a shot at something different.

And that was the first thing I did. The second thing I did that was really pivotal that I teach now is I started when I finally got a job, I started translating because I've been, imagining this life in my head for quite a while. And we all do this. We all have the capability of doing this.

When you're thinking about anything you want, it turns to visuals in your head, right? Your head needs to put some parameters around it. And so it becomes what I call a movie in your head. And so I started just going on Google and started looking for the pictures that matched the movie in my head.

And that ended up being my very first YouTube board and the start of just everything changing.

Hala Taha: [00:13:50] Yeah. I love that story. So she got a job as an inside sales rep, her first job, and one of the first things she did was plaster photos and pictures of [00:14:00] her dreams in her cubicle. So that's what she sat and looked at eight hours a day.

And then some of those things started to manifest. So talk to us about when you first started realizing that all this that you were doing, thinking about your dreams. Looking at your dreams, talk to us about when you first started noticing that you were actually manifesting things into reality.

Sarah Centrella: [00:14:21] Yeah I did, my entire cube was covered. I, people used to come by and be like, what's going on over here. And it was, to me, it, like I said, it made me happy. It made me more motivated than looking at, oh, hit this quota or whatever. Cause I was starting to translate what it would mean. If I hit the quota, I was like, Hey, if I hit that quote, I can take my son to Hawaii, for vacation.

That would be amazing. We could swim with turtles. Wouldn't that be cool? So as soon as they started doing that, it was like flipping a magic switch. It was really crazy. So it did two things. One was, it started creating naturally because it was looking at it and imagining the moments throughout the day that started creating a natural [00:15:00] motivation in me.

It's almost like a fire that gets stoked all day long. And so the more that fire was stoked, the more I was like, oh my God, I have to get this. I will find a way, right? So that means I'm working extra hard. That means I'm bringing in more deals. That means I'm doing, 1% more, 10% more than everybody else.

I'm staying up late nights, learning the product or whatever. So I want to be clear that it's not about just like sitting on a couch and wanting to win the lottery. It, this is very different. This is very personal. So once you've identified what it is that you want and you start obsessing about it and you start thinking about it, it does this magical thing, and it turns on your fire and it pulls you every single day to your dreams.

And about a year and a half after he left. So about a year after I made the board, my,

Hala Taha: [00:15:50] You kick him out. He didn't leave. Let's speak.

Sarah Centrella: [00:15:53] Exactly. Exactly.
Yes. Yes. My first big [00:16:00] manifestation came to life, which was I had at the center of the board, a picture of time square. And I had written on the picture in New York city baby.

And about a year after that, I was in New York on a business trip, my first kind of all expense paid week, long business trip for a conference in New York. And I was having like a stranger take my picture. And all of a sudden I just felt very deja villi. And I was like, wait a second. What, what is happening?

And it was that was the first moment that I was like, holy crap. This started as a thought back before I even had a job, so it was that moment where I knew it wasn't random. I also knew other people could look at it and be like, yeah, that's called a business trip. Lots of people have them.

And I was like this is different. I just knew that I had made it happen in whatever way. And that got me on a quest to figure out how to do it more and more.

Hala Taha: [00:16:55] I love the story of your transformation. It's so inspirational because now you're [00:17:00] like a best-selling author. Like I mentioned, like you've appeared on so many different television shows and podcasts, you've made such a name for yourself and it happened fairly quickly.

And I look back to even my journey with Young And Profiting Podcast. Like I started three years ago, I would have never thought that I would be on the cover of Podcast Magazine, three years into my journey. Just so it just all starting with one dream, hard work, consistency, and then before, it you're like I just achieved something that I literally thought would be near impossible.

And you manifest it, you just, and like you said, it takes a lot of hard work. It's not sitting on your butt and daydreaming. It's actually hustling. And I want to talk about your first book because you've got this HBR method, Hustle Believe Receive. I'd love for you to help us understand like how you got to the point where you were ready to write a book.

Like, how did that happen, where you [00:18:00] actually cause to write a book and get picked up, you need to have some sort of a following and people need to be interested in you unless you just did it independent. So I'd love to hear that.

Sarah Centrella: [00:18:08] So that first board, this was like 2010. I, a bunch of stuff started coming to life right after the New York.

We're talking in three months. 15 things on my board came to life. I went from completely having nothing being on food stamps to, I was box seats at Knicks games and just living this crazy, alternative life that I was felt a little bit like Cinderella, trapped into someone else's life, and that's when I started sharing it. I was like, holy shit. Like something that I'm doing is working. And this is, when I put it out and this, and I started doing side-by-side pictures because I never thought it would work. I'll I'm going to be honest. I never thought it would work. I put the pictures up because they made me feel good.

So when it started working, I was like, no, one's going to believe this.

Hala Taha: [00:18:57] What do you mean side by side pictures?

[00:19:00] Sarah Centrella: [00:19:00] I started taking pictures of myself living the moment and then doing like a side-by-side of a picture of my board. And then, so I call it like my reality, my future board, my reality board. So on Pinterest, if anyone wants to go see, I have tons of examples on my reality board on Pinterest, because I just thought no one will ever believe this.

So it would be too crazy, so I started doing it as a proof log almost turned into a blog and people around the world started reading it and reaching out to me. And so I started, you mentioned side hustle in the beginning of our conversation when we were off air and I, man, I did the side hustle for a long time.

I did it, the blog as just my own release. I didn't think much of it. I was working full-time in corporate taking care of my little kids, and the blog was a release, but it really took off and it had about 4 million views a year. By the time I was like, okay, I've got to turn this into something.

Hala Taha: [00:19:58] That was huge back then. [00:20:00] It was a big number.

Sarah Centrella: [00:20:01] And it came to this place. Oh, it wasn't a necessity because I was responding to so many of the same type questions. And I was like, dude, I just need handle the length of here's all the answers or whatever. And so on a treadmill, one day I was like, oh my God, it's the HBR method.

What are the steps I took? And I ran home and I wrote out the eight steps. And then I thought, who's gonna, who's gonna listen to me. I'm a single mom from Oregon. And I started reaching out to my network. And by then I had made some amazing connections with some super successful people. And so there's 50 stories of people from professional athletes to entrepreneurs, to millionaires, to people just starting out on their dreams.

And it turns out we've all done the same things. Those eight steps showed up in every one of our stories. So that's when I knew I was like, okay, we're onto something here because it's pretty magical.

Hala Taha: [00:20:54] Yeah. Would it be too hard for you to rattle off those eight steps? Do you know them by heart?

Sarah Centrella: [00:20:58] Yeah, we start out with the dream just [00:21:00] like I did.
You have to have a dream. You have to know where you're going before anything can happen. So start visualizing whatever your outcome is. And here's the cool part. The HBR method, how I teach it mostly is for your whole life. But the awesome thing is you can use it for one specific thing. So I use the whole method to run a marathon as a non runner.

So you can use it for both, right? So dream it. And then number two is, think it, you got to watch your mindset and people talk a lot about mindset right now, but very few people are teaching you how to permanently change your mindset and to change your belief system. And I feel honestly like I've cracked the code on that.

I used three very basic simple tools that work incredibly well, that help you align your mindset with your dreams. You can, they're both going in the same direction. And then number three is say it. So guys, girls, you've got to watch your words beyond, because your words are so predictive. They are so [00:22:00] predictive and then we have write it.

So I know most of your listeners are successful, probably. So they're writing down their goals because that's statistically, one of the things that all successful people do, they write those down and I break that down into a plan as well. Okay, now what do I do? I have this big, huge dream, but there's a big gap between where I am today and where I want to go.

So what are some things I can start moving the needle on and then five is see it. So that's where our future board comes in. We're really turning all of that work into visuals so that it's around us. And then we have do it. Okay. What do I start doing today? How do I start making this dream happen?

And then seven is, believe it and really, and believe it, if you've done all these steps. By the time you get there, you do believe that it's possible. You are all in. So believe it is really about how we manage the things that could destroy our [00:23:00] confidence or destroy our belief in our ability to make it happen, which are like our crew, the people around us.

And how to get through diversity, how to overcome an obstacle. And then our last one is live it. So how do we continue to up our game? All the time, right? So that we understand this is not the destination, it's not the achievement of the one thing. It is a lifetime commitment to upleveling yourself and constantly living your very best version of your life.

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I love the fact that you've made like manifestation, like very actionable. So there's a lot of people out there. First of all, I love the fact that this is like so actionable. A lot of people talk manifestation, but they give no kind of guide to how to get there. So you've made it really actionable in your first book, Hustle Believe Receive.

So you guys should all go check that out and you've got tons of articles out there about this topic. So I would encourage everybody to go check out those resources, but I have a few questions in terms of some of these specific steps. First of all, there's a lot of people out there who have trouble with step one, which is dreaming [00:27:00] they're pessimistic.

They're realistic. They've been taught that being unrealistic is bad. And that they need to stay in their lane. It's almost like they've been programmed since they were younger to believe that the biggest goal you could have is like to be a lawyer or a doctor or something, and like anything outside of that is just so ambitious, it's wrong.

And they're afraid to dream because they're judging themselves by these internal beliefs. And then they're also afraid of other people judging themselves for dreaming too big. Truth be told when you do have ambitious dreams. When I first wanted to start a podcast, everybody told me I was crazy.

Everybody told me it will never work. You already tried this once before you failed. Everybody told me that I was ruining my career and that, how could you ruin it? People would die for your job that you have. How could you be so selfish? And I just ignored them. And I'm so glad that I did because otherwise I would not be following my passions right now, and so it does go against the grain and bet. So talk to us about how we start off [00:28:00] with step one, just the simplest step, which is dream and being okay with dreaming.

Sarah Centrella: [00:28:05] Yeah, you're so right. And I think that came up a lot for me in the second book, because by then I'd been doing a ton of coaching and workshops.

And I remember distinctly I was in one workshop and I was having everybody do this exercise. This is meant to help you dream big, because like you said, lots of people can't write. By them answering these questions on their big, what ifs, it helps break the box out a little bit. And I'm a natural dreamer.

I think if you are a natural dreamer, you are right. You've probably been told that your whole life. And so I was like, isn't this the best thing ever. And I got this total 50 50 response where half the audience was like, yes, I could have written forever. The other half was, that was horrible. That was terrifying.

I felt very uncomfortable, whatever, and that was the moment I realized that for the most part, people fall into two groups. One is a thinker, which is more, the analytical, [00:29:00] loves a spreadsheet, loves a Google, that type. And then the other can be any spectrum of the dreamer to the point where they have never achieved anything and they only dream, or they hopefully can meet in the middle.

And so that became a very big deal. Once I realized that then I understood how to teach the skill set to each group, because we have to have both, you had to have both in order to get where you're at, right? You had to have the vision, which was strong enough to get you through any obstacles or native feedback.

But you also had a thinker mindset in the way that you could execute on it. Like you could figure it out. You could bring in people, whatever the case is, but a lot of people don't have those medium skill sets. So I think there's two things. One, if you're a dreamer, you have to give yourself permission to dream the same way, a person who doesn't dream.

Because you probably have a lot of almost shame, like you said, we really can carry a lot of those voices from even childhood who told us that was stupid or ridiculous. [00:30:00] Stop sharing your dreams. So I think giving yourself the permission to like Obama says, have you asked city to dream, have the balls to dream, to have the bravery to dream?

Because that's what it is. It takes bravery to imagine that you could be living an experience that no one is living. And that is very scary. And if you're dreaming big enough, that should be the case. You should look around at everyone, and no one's there, right? Because if what you're going for is what everyone else is that you're not pushing the envelope big enough.

So there's definitely some kind of tools. I'm big on homeworks, a book, my books have homework. I have a workbook that helps ask those questions because a lot of times people don't know how to get there. You know what I mean? They don't know how to ask themselves the questions that kind of peel back their own layers a little bit, but you've got to get to a place where I'm never going to live something that I haven't first identified.

And to me, once I [00:31:00] realized that I was like, listen, I don't want that. I don't even want to risk of not living it. And if you think back to anything that you're proud of, that you've accomplished in your life, it started with that vision. It started with that dream and we never just step into living something that we weren't brave enough to claim and to put out into the world of whatever way.

So I think there's definitely blocks that a lot of us have, but you have to be brave enough to push past those and say, you know what? I deserve it. I want it. I'm going for it.

Hala Taha: [00:31:33] And I love the fact that you're saying like, there's a spectrum to all of this. You don't have to be like on the edge of the dreamer spectrum, where you get nothing done.

Like you actually want to be in the middle of both so that you can accomplish things. I feel like it's so true. There's so many people out there who dream and never get anything done who think to the point of inaction and don't ever start anything, but you need to figure out how to get better at those specific skills because [00:32:00] they are life skills.

And I think they're honestly some of the most important life skills that often don't get talked about. So there's other parts to this eight steps that I want to dig in. So a couple of those steps are all about saying it out loud. Seeing it with the future boards that you were talking about, we're getting, we're going to start getting into your second book, feature boards, as we talk about all this stuff.

So what's the importance of actually saying it out loud, seeing what you're thinking about, why do we need to make it real in that way? What does that do to us mentally? Or like, how does that impact us?

Sarah Centrella: [00:32:35] There's two really powerful parts to our words, right? To say it, the first part is most people are going about their life speaking

into their life, all the outcomes they actually do not want. So they're saying things like, what, if I fail, what if no one shows up for me, blah, blah, blah. So they're actually giving voice to those fears sometimes over and over again, or they're [00:33:00] complaining or whatever. So that whole piece of it, I'm going to call that the negative side.

We got to shut that down as equally as we need to then start proactively speaking about outcomes we want. And that part can be scary again, if, especially if you're a dreamer and you've shared dreams with people in your life. Honestly, they probably don't want to hear it anymore. So that's great.

Let's not tell them anymore. Let's show them, let's make it happen. Let's let our actions speak for themselves. And then let's find a couple like-minded people who I can verbalize my dreams with that can help give me ideas. But a couple amazing things happen when we start talking about our dreams, especially in the right circles, it starts to open opportunities.
You never know if the person you're talking to at the airport about what you do, has the connection that you've been waiting for. So that doesn't happen if you're keeping it all to yourself, if you're afraid to verbalize it also, you do not get that [00:34:00] accountability if you're not willing to say it.

So for you, back when you started your podcast, you can have the idea, you can work silently at a certain point. You got to tell people, you have a podcast, right? You gotta put it out there. You gotta really own it. And that can be a very scary step for a lot of people.

So there's lots of ways to quote unquote, say it back in the day. I use social media because I didn't really have a crew, but I knew that if I put something on social media and said I was gonna do. That was end of story. Like there was no way, there was no way I was going to eat Crow on that, like
ability.

Hala Taha: [00:34:33] I did that with my podcast. I don't remember in front of all my coworkers, we were saying our new year's resolution. And then I announced it. I was starting a podcast and then I wrote it on social media and I announced it. And that was my account. I knew I was doing that on purpose because I knew that I would stick with it.

So something that I don't really do is vision boards. I've never done it. I've never actually, you inspired me. I was thinking I'm going to make a future board now after reading your material. And I [00:35:00] do a lot of speaking into existence. I always say stuff like, oh, I'm going to be the female, Tim Ferris. And I always said that, oh, I'm going to be the next Gary V in terms of my agency or, people call me the next Oprah.

And I'll say that now, and that's my way of envisioning the future. I'm actually not very good at envisioning, like what I'm going to be when I'm 45 years old. Like I don't, I have no idea because if you had asked me last year, I would have been like, no way all this is not going to have a lot of this podcast growth really happened in one year, like were just blew up. And so I guess, how do you get better at visioning far out in the future? I can tell you what my goals are for this year and maybe the next three years, but then further than that, it gets really foggy.

And I almost am worried about putting myself in a box. I know manifestation is so powerful and I don't want to only manifest just something small. I want it to be as big as possible. So I almost feel scared to manifest anything. Cause I might be putting a limit on myself because for example, I w if you had [00:36:00] asked me, last year, do you think your podcasts would be, get X amount of downloads?

I would have been like, no way. That's impossible. I only get this amount right now. So to 2000 X, it makes no sense not going to happen.

Sarah Centrella: [00:36:10] Yeah. No, that's such a good point. And I think, especially when you have exponential growth, right growth, that happens really quickly, which is very similar to that first future board for me.

It was all of a sudden it was like, I woke up and I would say about 70% of that board came to life within about a year. And there was crazy stuff on there. And now everything on that board has manifested except for Oprah. So that original board, everything, but one picture has come to life.

And so I think it's really important. That's why I teach people to do this work every single year, if not every six months, honestly, I think every six months. And, until you really get it down because you have to push yourself. And if you sat down and did your first board, your brain has certain limits to various [00:37:00] things, and in your career specifically, that's probably the place you've pushed the limits the most because you think about it the most. And so you're starting to imagine, oh, what, if this became a syndicate talk show, what if I had books? What you know is you're starting to see some possibility of where it can go.
So if you can identify those, the ones the most unrealistic. Cause what I want you to go with, go with the ones that you're like, I see no path to that shit. I have no idea how that's happening. Because that's perfect because that means that you've stretched the limit. It's like a balloon, right?

You hit the limit. But if you're around that picture and thinking about, oh, what would it be like the first day I'm filming my show and like I'm in the makeup chair and the lights go on and the audience is out there and you're starting to live these moments, that creates desire. That creates fire.
That creates, I'm going to start thinking about it. I'm gonna start talking about it. The opportunities are gonna start coming, right?

Hala Taha: [00:37:53] Yeah. Wait, I want to pause there because what you're saying, this is a big, important part. You want to actually [00:38:00] have a story. You want to pretend you are the movie director of your own movie and actually think about being in this situation.

Just not the end goal. Like I want to be on the Oprah show. What's that lead up to being on the Oprah show? Like you said, getting ready, getting your makeup done, making it feel more real. Why is that so powerful having that story?

Sarah Centrella: [00:38:20] Oh my God. Thank you so much for catching that because it is everything. So what I teach is moments and experiences over things.

So old school vision boards would have, a picture of a mansion picture of a sports car or whatever, random stuff. I don't care about that. I want you to build the whole life out, right? Because students, you start imagining a moment. Our natural brain begins to get emotion attached to it right.

And begins to get desire and want. And all of the emotions you need to get this whole thing moving. And if you just have a random picture of something, it does not do that at all. [00:39:00] Or even if you just have the written goal, I want to talk show, let's say, and I have no idea if this is your goal, I'm just making it up.

But let's say that is, and you've written it down. That's a very different, it's very static, right? It's just, it's a sentence, basically. But as soon as you start walking through moments and taking the time to create moments and really thinking about, okay, if I just signed a deal for talk show, what would be happening in my life today, my phone would be ringing off the hook.

I'd be working with wardrobe. I'd be working with, Producers to figure out what guests are going to be on. What shows would I be going on to talk about that? So literally your life changes. People don't think about any of this stuff, right? They just say, I want this goal. I want to check this goal.

You have to really start building it as a day in the life. Almost as soon as you start to do that, you'll know immediately if that dreams for you or not. Cause if you can walk through what it would be like to be the host of a nationally syndicated talk show, let's say in your head, and by the time you've [00:40:00] walked through the whole day, you're on fire.

And you're like, oh my God cannot wait. I see the whole thing of a super excited or you're like, man, that just is not going to be my jam. I want to go a different way. Maybe I want to write a book. So there's a beautiful thing that happens when you can construct any dreams into a moment into a visual.

It helps you from day one custom build it truly.
Hala Taha: [00:40:26] Yeah. So let's stick on, building the perfect future board and the do's and don'ts. And first of all, why don't you talk about the difference between a traditional vision board? Because I think everybody has heard of that and a future board.
What's the difference there?

Sarah Centrella: [00:40:40] Yeah. So there's so many, but one of the biggest ones is vision boards. The way that they've been done for 40 years, hasn't really changed that much. Until tell future boards.

Hala Taha: [00:40:52] You just cut out some magazine pictures and put it up my house pretty
much it.

Sarah Centrella: [00:40:57] So if you think about that from a logical perspective [00:41:00] and you know what you want in your head, right?

You have some dreams identified in your head and let's say you went to Barnes and noble and you bought out every single magazine on the stand. He spent 500 bucks on magazines. What is the chance that your dream. Your life that you've created in your head is going to show up on those pages for you to cut out like zero.

That's basically the turning our dreams over to editors of magazines. That's insane. So how we teach future boards is Pinterest is the largest photography search engine library on the planet. And what I love about Pinterest pictures is that for the most part, they are, you can definitely find them

anyway. They convey a moment. They convey an emotion, they convey an action. And so let's say I want to manifest the love of my life and I want to get married or something, again, rather than just writing those words down where it's stays very static. I want to start thinking. [00:42:00] What does love look like to me?

What are some visuals that I think of when I think of actually being in the relationship and how love is expressed on a day-to-day basis. So I go on Pinterest and I'm like couple holding hands photography, which is the big trick right there. And you start to see all of these images that are starting to click with your brain, right?

Cause your brain had it first. And so what your brain is looking for on the screen is it's match. It's almost like memory match. And you'll know it when you see it. And when you do, you're like, ah, that's my moment. That's the one I'd take a picture of if I was living it right. It expresses the feeling.

And so it changes everything. I mean that right there alone is so vastly different than anything we were doing 40 years ago with vision boards. So if every picture on there conveys a moment you want to live, that is authentic to who you are, that you know is aligned with your happiness. And that is [00:43:00] the biggest version of your dream.

Then you wind up with a visual that you, that, might've just behind me. As you can see here, that you're surrounded with all day long, that has a constant reminder of what you're working towards. This is the life you're building. This is why it matters. And it just changes everything. It custom creates your life, that it brings these moments and these experiences into your life in the most magical and surprising ways as you're working towards your dreams.

Hala Taha: [00:43:30] And so I know that you also divide everything up until five categories, right? And you've got other do's and dont's, don't use quilts and things like that. So talk to us about some of those
things.

Sarah Centrella: [00:43:40] Yeah. So the five categories are really important. This is how I know when people are tagging me on social.
If it's actually a future board, they're following the rules or not because I believe that we actually can live a balanced life. I believe that we can have it all. And I believe that we should. Yeah, but it doesn't just happen. It's like everything [00:44:00] else. It has to be intentional. And we have to first decide what it is we want.

One of the categories is mind and body. What are my goals and aspirations around how I physically look and take care of myself also, how am I feeding my brain? How am I relaxing my brain? Those things are equally as important. They hold the same weight as our career category which is where you can put all of your ambitions.

So it's a great place to put like cover of magazine or whatever, some of your goals. And then our wealth and abundance is much more about when money is absolutely no object. How do I spend that money? So I'm looking at top-down versus I want, so we're looking at it from an abundance mindset and saying, how does that abundance show up for me, which is different for every single person.

And let's see, we have passions and joys, which is one that most people don't spend any time really focusing on, but it's super important for stress relief [00:45:00] for practicing happiness. And that's all about doing the little things that, a lot of times we wouldn't put weight behind for me, it's photography or cooking or riding a horse or whatever.

So it's what we used to maybe call hobbies in the old days. But this is, these are the things that you actually enjoy that serve a really important purpose in our life. Yeah, you're right. Define best case scenario in every one of those categories on your board.

Hala Taha: [00:45:28] What's really interesting to me when talking to you about manifestation, is that like you haven't said like the word universe.
Yeah. Like you don't really talk about it in spiritual terms. Like it's really about inspiring yourself.

Sarah Centrella: [00:45:42] Yeah. In fact, I have to say, like after that first board came to life, then I started looking around and seeing what was out there. And I did not resonate with any of the stuff out there.

I was like, what the I'm not a new age person. I'm not into, all that stuff. And I didn't see anybody [00:46:00] breaking it down in real terms. Like how does a real person do this? And so for me, it's always been really important because I don't think it's mystical, honestly, I think it's a formula for success.

That's been around since the dawn of time that every successful person I've ever met does these things they've figured out how to do these things and they do them naturally. But guess what? If you've never done any of them, you can get the formula, follow it step by step and you'll get those same results.

So that was really important to me to be able to break it down in a normal way that like a five-year-old could get it and you just start applying it and it freaking works. Like it works crazy. Yeah.

Hala Taha: [00:46:44] Yeah. I'd love to. Okay, so you just touched on a point that it works crazy. So I'd love to hear what's the craziest thing that you've manifested so far that you can't believe that like you thought of it, you put it on your future board and it came true.
What's an [00:47:00] example of a crazy thing that happened.

Sarah Centrella: [00:47:02] Oh my God. So many I'll give you just a couple of the highlights and then I'll finish with a very special one right now. So I would say most far-fetched one, if you will, was flying on a private jet. I put that on my second or third board, because at that point I had run out of it, dreaming big.

I had pushed the bike. Like I popped the balloon. I didn't know where else to go. I was like, man, I literally can't think of anything else because so much manifested. I manifested three boards in about two and a half years. So like my life was dramatically different. So I was like, okay, I'm going to put the one thing that I truly think will never happen on my board.
And if this happens, then I know I'm a mess, and that happened probably less than a year. I want to say eight or nine months after I put it on. Yes. I had my first flight on a private jet, but everything from getting to traditional book deals, my latest book was in targets nationwide [00:48:00] and was published by Simon and Schuster.

Those are all things that I was a girl who taught myself to read at 15 years old and, have this blog that was full of misspellings and all kinds of stuff, so something as crazy as that, that everyone said, there's no way you're going to get that. That was a big one, but one that's really special to me is my son manifesting his ultimate dream.

I started taking him to Oregon duck games. We live in Oregon when he was six years old and he has had his room hovered in Oregon duck since he was six years old. And on Saturday I moved him down to Eugene and he is playing football for the Oregon ducks. Oh, yesterday he was sharing all the pictures of the first time you walked through the tunnel and onto this.
Yes. And I have a video of him at seven years old, standing by the tunnel, [00:49:00] watching the players walk through, and there's a locker in the yoga deck, locker room with his name on it. That's honestly the one that means the most because it's amazing to manifest your own stuff, but to watch your kid manifest their ultimate dream is there's nothing.

Hala Taha: [00:49:14] That's amazing. That
makes me feel like crying. I don't know why it's just a beautiful story.
it's so great. I think the real lesson in here is that there's nothing called luck. It's like luck is just like you create your own luck. And I think the whole talk about manifestation and saying things out loud and looking at it. It's just getting yourself a little bit more clear to the things that you ultimately want.

And then when the opportunities come your way or obstacles come your way. You see the opportunity is that you otherwise would be blind to that's how I always like amount to how I got successful. It's because I started to really [00:50:00] believe it was possible. And every time I've honestly believed that life is limitless and that my dreams are possible.

That's when I've always been successful. I've definitely had like stagnant periods in my life where I thought that all I could be as a corporate worker. And that's all I did. There was definitely years like that, but then as soon as I like, remembered who I really was and what I really wanted and started to believe in myself, then all of a sudden, all these opportunities started to pop up and, it takes a lot of hustle, hard work, long hours.

It's not going to happen by accident, but it's not luck. It's not the universe bringing it to you, your going out and getting it. So I think that's the difference that people need to understand.

Sarah Centrella: [00:50:40] Absolutely. And I would say that everything that I've ever manifested that was meaningful, that was those big highlights.
My son included you have gone through a ton of disappointment to get there. He had a complete ACL reconstruction surgery has sophomore year of high school. He broke his [00:51:00] ankle, his freshman year. He was out his, so he had every possible obstacle. He ended up recruiting himself, like he put in insane amount of hustle.

He transformed his own body, so Yeah, you do not get from the place of oh, I wish that could happen to, now I'm an Oregon back. There's a lot that goes into it. Just like there was, to writing a book just there was for you to do your podcast. But I think the difference is when you have that dream and you accept it, and you have past the place where there's turning back and you're in and you want it more than you want anything else, like you are in, it's called relentless pursuit. And it almost doesn't matter what the world throws at. You. You're like, bitch, I'm not going down. It's just a matter of time.
I'm sorry, I'm not going down. Like I will
get to it.

Hala Taha: [00:51:51] Specially when got that momentum once
you start hitting some of those goals, it becomes addictive to just be and then the adversities start to become less of an issue [00:52:00] because you're like this has happened before and I've gotten through this. And so I also think it's like the experience and the momentum that you get from everything.

Sarah Centrella: [00:52:08] So on the confidence builds in the journey. Absolutely. 100%. All of those things are your best teacher. They're what make you more committed. They're what make your goal and your dream clearer. So you have to have it. People get real frustrated and they quit in those, but it's getting through them.

That gets you to the place where you could handle this. Where you could actually shine in the success and without kind of all those lessons along the way, lots of people face plan when they get there their moment. And it helps you accept the journey a little bit more,

Hala Taha: [00:52:41] 100%.
I always talk about how, like every single failure is your little stepping stone to becoming successful on all the experience that you learned is like preparing you for who you're supposed to be in the end, or like at some point in your journey, all these things that you learned, even if they were
fails, like failures, you learn these skills and [00:53:00] then you bring them on later on and use them and do something wonderful. So last question I have for you before we close out the show is there's definitely people out there, especially people who listened to this podcast who are manifesting their careers, but they're having trouble manifesting things like their love life.
And so they're really successful in one area of their life, whatever that is. Maybe it's relationships, maybe it's money, maybe like they're thriving in one part of their lives. And then one part of their lives just seems to always be the same story. Maybe their partners change, but it's always picking a bad partner, for example, or like maybe they want to get married, but they never end up getting married, even though they're in relationships, whatever it may be.

I would love to hear your thought on like how to break a cycle. That's just keeps happening.

Sarah Centrella: [00:53:47] Yeah. Oh my gosh. There's so much that I could unpack on that. But the first thing that I want to say is that is one of the reasons why I want everybody to really focus on those five categories, because there's going to be two [00:54:00] categories in there that you've probably never thought of.

Everybody has their career one kind of flushed out a little. They might have their relationship one, whether it's family or whatever, and then maybe have some goals around finance, but maybe they're not taking care of themselves or, maybe they're super stressed out and they actually hate the life they're building.

And so it is really important to look at and say, Hey, I want a full life. I want every day between now and the glow to be an enjoyable journey. Like I want to love it from here to there. And I'm not waiting for anything to love it. And that's a big piece of it, but I think the first piece to breaking any cycle is to get real with yourself and to start looking at your past, I call this inventory take inventory. What is it that you're doing? If you don't know what you're doing, maybe incorrectly or repetitively in a way that isn't serving you, how can you change it? You can't right. You're automatically manifest the same outcome over and over again. So [00:55:00] sit down and be quiet with yourself.

Get a journal, get a piece of paper and start writing it down. And let's say, if it's in the relationship thing, say, let me do quick inventory on my last three relationships. What were the dynamics? What was their initial attraction? Where were my first red flags? Did I listen to those red flags or not?

Was I paying attention to my intuition or was I arguing with it and just moving forward anyway. And if you can do that even just bullets, right? You're going to start to see the pattern emerge and the pieces that can and should be changed. And a lot of times it can come down to, Hey, I saw some pretty big red flags and I intentionally ignored them.

I intentionally pushed through them. And so that teaches you, man. I'm not listening to my intuition. I better start figuring that out. I better start getting quiet and paying attention to it and acting on it because it's engineered and every single one of us humans [00:56:00] for a reason, and it's magical. It is our internal life coach.

If we listened to it, we're going to be so much happier. It makes such better decisions. But yeah, I think the first step is just being really honest and looking for those patterns. And once you find them, then you can start to put a plan together to change them.

Hala Taha: [00:56:19] I love that advice and I think it's so true.
I think also. If you're doing really well in one part of your life, it's probably because you're stinking and you're obsessed with it. You know what I mean?

Sarah Centrella: [00:56:30] Exactly.

Hala Taha: [00:56:30] You're just obsessed with that one part of your life. So that's keeps thriving and then other parts of your life are in decline because you're not thinking about it.

You're not reflecting on that stuff. You're not thinking about that stuff, spending time on that stuff. So I think that totally makes sense. And I think it does make sense to evaluate those five pillars that you said and really spend time on becoming a more full.

Sarah Centrella: [00:56:53] Absolutely. Absolutely.

Hala Taha: [00:56:56] Hey, this is such a great conversation.
I could talk about manifestation [00:57:00] forever. So the last question that we ask all of our guests, and this is your opportunity to throw in any sort of last gem that maybe we didn't get to talk about is what is your secret to profiting in life?

Sarah Centrella: [00:57:12] Gosh, I would say two things. One identifying that you do want
whatever it is, something better, more money, the career, the job, whatever the thing is. So getting to a place where you allow yourself to want it is really big. And then the second piece that has been really pivotal for me, especially when it comes to financial manifestations and abundance manifestations is removing some of those limiting beliefs, like identifying what they are and changing them.

And instead of putting those into the world or lack beliefs into the world, really changing those into abundance one. So I think putting those two pieces together for me has just changed everything when it comes [00:58:00] to, profiting and becoming more abundant in general, in all areas of my life.

Hala Taha: [00:58:06] Your story is so inspiring. Thank you so much, Sarah. And where can our listeners go to learn more about you and everything that you do?

Sarah Centrella: [00:58:12] Yeah. So you can go to sarahcentrella.com. You'll find links to everything there, the books, work books, all that kind of good stuff. And I'm most active on Instagram on social, which is a Sarah Centrella as well.

Hala Taha: [00:58:25] Awesome. Thank you so much.

Sarah Centrella: [00:58:27] Yes. Thank you so much for having me Hala. This was wonderful.

Hala Taha: [00:58:31] Thanks for listening to Young And Profiting Podcast. If you haven't subscribed to this podcast yet, make sure you do so before continuing on. This episode was awesome. I'm super happy that Sarah could tell us about all the keys to manifestation.

And to me, it's just mind blowing to think about how much power we hold just inside our own minds. In 2008, Sarah's world exploded. When she discovered her husband having an affair, she was a stay at home mom for over two [00:59:00] years. She had 13 month old twin daughters and a five-year-old son. They had just lost their house in foreclosure and filed for bankruptcy.
So this news landed like a bomb and destroyed everything in her life. It took her several months to find a job. And when it did come, it came with a starting salary that barely covered her rent and daycare. She was literally starting from the bottom in every possible way, including her career cold calling and a closet cubicle for her new inside sales job, things were so bleak back
then that she began creating an alternate universe in her mind. One where she was successful, living her dream life, becoming her best self and showing her kids, the world, the fantasy made her so happy that one day she decided to find all the pictures that went with it, hoping it would inspire her to keep dialing through all the nose.

That was her very first future board. It gave her hope that things would get better. And over time it created a burning desire within her to [01:00:00] make it happen. And within 18 months, that board came to life. She went from single mom on food stamps to director of business development. She tripled her salary.

She was traveling all over the world and living a life she only dreamed about. I especially loved when Sarah spoke about the eight actionable steps of manifestation, dreaming, think it, say it, write it, see it, do it, believe it, and live it. A lot of people talk about manifestation, but Sarah is one of the first people that actually gave us

actionable insights into how we can use this method for a best life ever. It's only Sarah's ability to transform every aspect of her own life for the better that has allowed her to help. So many other people do the same learn, do, and teach. If you'd like to know more about manifesting the life that you want.

Check out my episode number 100 Hala's top three secrets to profiting in life. In this episode, I tell my story about how 2020 turned from the worst year to the best year ever. [01:01:00] It started out me working a job that I hated at Disney, to my family catching COVID, to my dad dying. And it ended with me on the cover of Podcast Magazine, reaching over a hundred thousand downloads a month, leading a marketing agency with over 35 employees that made about $2 million in revenue in that first year.
So incredible, incredible turnaround story for me of 2020. So if you want to get inspired, if you want to learn about manifesting the life that you want, this is an episode that has made a lot of people cry, so fair warning, and I hope you guys enjoy it. Here's a clip from that episode.

And so that was extremely difficult.
I remember working at my day job and having one screen here. And then the other screen
was my dad in the hospital on zoom. With oxygen tubes up his nose,
not really responsive. He also has a very bad eyesight, so
he couldn't even see.

And just the fact that my dad spent his last days, like so alone in the hospital at [01:02:00] that point.
And I think even till now, like nurses don't really go often into the rooms because of COVID and different protocols. And so he was very alone and also couldn't see an all he had was my voice. And so I would talk to him and sing to him all day.
As often as I could, but the most painful thing out of this is the fact that my dad
was such a good man.

He brought all of my family out of poverty. He grew up in Palestine and he grew up with no electricity, no water. He grew up in a room with six people, super poor in war, and he ended up getting a scholarship to medical school. Then he went to America, he became a surgeon. He opened up a medical center.

He sent all his kids through college. He sent all my cousins in Palestine through college. He literally brought my whole family out of poverty and to have him such a generous, nice, good guy, die so alone in the hospital and have such a shitty funeral. Only six people were allowed to go to his funeral. He was [01:03:00] buried in his hospital clothes.

They buried him with his cell phone and just shoes
and like just gave him the worst funeral ever. And that you think that would break somebody apart, like just going through all of it, watching your father die, put he shouldn't have died having to be alone when you were willing and you already got COVID and you were willing to just be with him, but they wouldn't let you go.

And you would think that would be really ruin anyone's year. And that would set
back anyone a year. But I don't mean to
share this story as a story of tragedy. To share this story as a story of triumph, because that was just the first half of 2020, and my second half
of 2020 went totally different.
Again. I said, this is the best
and worst year of my life.
When my dad was sick in the
hospital, I met Heather Monahan. Heather
Monahan became my mentor.

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