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  • Sarah Centrella

Success Doesn't Just Happen

Last night I found a note I'd written to myself (on my phone's notes) in January of 2011. I wrote this when I was a single mom with 3 little kids to support and raise on my own (full-time). When my salary was barely above the poverty line. When I was just trying to survive and keep my head above water. When I had no one to lean on or confide in.

I wrote it before...

Before I'd written a single page of a book.

Before we had a single stamp on our passports (or even had passports).

Before I'd had a six-figure year.

Before I owned a car with less than 200,000 miles on it.

Before I ran a marathon.

Before I read books, or cooked daily for my kids, or traveled, or learned how to take care of and depend on, myself. Back when I felt scared and alone most of the time.

Before I did all of that... I dreamed I COULD.

It was NOT EASY.

It was NOT luck.

No one gave it to me.

No one made it happen, BUT ME.

Before I manifested a single thing on that list, I ALLOWED MYSELF TO WANT IT.


I began to imagine what my life would be like if any of that stuff came true.

I gave HOPE a chance.

I started taking imperfect ACTION towards it, even though I had no idea what I was doing, or how to make it happen.

And now, 9 years later, I can check off everything on that list (except the goal weight and "mommy makeover." but those will come!).

9 years later... My kids and I have traveled to five countries (passports stamped!), been to 2 home Ravens (NFL) games, sat courtside at NBA games, sat in suites at MLB games, taken a train across Italy. I've written 2 traditionally published #1 best-selling books, and taken the kids to Disneyland, flown first class more times then I can count, far exceeded my income goals multiple years in a row, have bought 3 Mercedes, ran a marathon, become a pretty decent cook, and created a life I LOVE.

I share this not to brag, but to say... If I could do it, ANYONE CAN!

ARE YOU where you dreamed you would be 9 years ago?

Are you living your wildest dreams?

Is your life what you imagined it could be?

Are you the person you dreamed of becoming?


Do NOT wait one more day.


You can't afford to NOT be living a life you love.


I've created COUNTLESS RESOURCES (at every budget) to teach you everything I've learned.

The options are there. No matter your budget, you CAN learn how to do this. You CAN change your life. You CAN begin living your wildest dreams.

There is no excuse to NOT be living a life you LOVE! Start checking off your goals and dreams, you've got this!

Here's the list I wrote in 2011.


Sarah Centrella is a 2x best-selling author, master life coach, keynote speaker and podcaster.

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