After tragically losing her mother to lymphoma, then-entertainment-executive Sierra Nielsen found herself at a crossroads: Drown in the grief…or change how the story ended.
Embarking on a transformative journey of self-love, Sierra quit her thankless job and found grace and purpose in wellness, devoting herself wholly to physical, mental and spiritual betterment. And now? Sierra spends her days helping others do the same via her thriving fitness blog and (soon-to-launch) 8-week wellness program. Let the story of this soulful entrepreneur humble and inspire you.
On taking the leap. "As I was figuring out what to do with my life after [my mom passed away], I knew I couldn't go back to being an entertainment executive, a career that literally sucked all the life out of me. So $40k in debt and with no money to pay rent, I decided to become an entrepreneur and personal trainer, willing myself to do whatever it took. I wanted to help others find true self-love and learn how to shine from the inside out. While I was working full-time as a personal trainer, I started my community, Your Soul Sexy, on the side, knowing I could inspire millions of people to start living their healthiest and happiest lives."
On her perfect day in Los Angeles. "It would start with my entire family flying in for the day. We would begin with a family workout at the beach followed by brunch in the sand at Back on The Beach Cafe. We would then head up north to check in to our campsite at Leo Carrillo and spend the day camping, playing sand volleyball and roasting marshmallows over the fire."
On her trick for staying grounded. Daily-minute gratitude breaks. "We all get so caught up in our fast-paced lives and are constantly on the go, in search for what we think will make us happy. Yet we rarely take time to just stop, look and listen, and to appreciate everything that’s going on around us."
On the words of wisdom that fuel her. "Ever since I was a little girl my mom always told my siblings and me, "Everything in life that comes your way, whether good or bad, is an opportunity. An opportunity to learn and grow. It's how we approach our circumstances that matters.""
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