Jennipher Walters: Fit Bottomed World CEO & Founder, Author, "The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet" & Editor-in-Chief at Fit Bottomed Girls, Fit Bottomed Mamas and Fit Bottomed Zen

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How did you get into the industry? I started teaching group exercise in 2000 after falling IN LOVE with taking classes at the University of Missouri Rec Center. It was so fun and high energy that I just had to be an instructor. After teaching for a few months, I decided to get even more education and became certified as a personal trainer. That’s really when my love for fitness started – but it wasn’t until 2007, before I got married that a lot of my own personal body image issues really came up and I learned more about body positivity, intuitive eating and mindful living. In 2008, I looked around at the magazines on the shelf and the sites on the internet for women’s health and saw a huge need for a message that wasn’t just “lose 10 pounds and get a perfect life.” I started FitBottomedGirls.com in 2008 to get a more powerful and meaningful message to women that they are more than the number on the scale and that the first step of being healthy is loving yourself.

Career Advice? Be yourself and don’t be afraid to ask for your worth. Also? Fake it ‘til you make it – or at least fake it until you can learn it and make it. You’ve got this.C

Austin Netzley: 2X Founder/CEO & Best Selling Author

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How did you get into the industry? I had a few businesses before I got into consulting others on their business. In my first businesses, I was trying to figure it all out on my own and definitely stumbled most of the time. It was stressful… and often NOT profitable. Even though I was putting in the hours and work, I wasn’t getting very far. After having burnout and anxiety attacks, causing me to have to call 911 (thinking I was going to die), I learned that there just HAD to be a better, simpler way to becoming ’successful’ in business. So, I went on a mission to figure that out, and applied those principles to then create much stronger, simpler, better businesses. Then, once I started to get more traction myself, I saw the opportunity to start helping others do the same, as the right way I found to build a business wasn’t talked about nearly enough.

Career Advice? Some career advice I’ve learned is that it start and ends with your Vision. Where do you want to go? Who do you want to be? What does your ideal day-to-day look like? Being able to see and feel this will have you seeing things from a long-term perspective. So many get caught up in the day to day that we forget where we’re headed and what we really want. It’s not going to be all easy, and sometimes you’re going to have to roll up your sleeves and get stuff done you don’t want to do. BUT… Spending some time to get clear on your Vision will be a great guide to staying focused on creating the life and business you dream of within a short period of time. We’ve seen it over and over again, and I hope these answers help more entrepreneurs realize those goals!

Marshawn Evan Daniels: Founder, SHE Profits® & Reinvention Strategist for Women

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Why did you write this book? Believe Bigger was inspired by a “split rock moment” that turned my world upside down when I found out six days before my dream wedding that my fiancé was cheating on me. After hitting rock bottom spiritually, emotionally and financially, I discovered that disruption is actually the invitation to a sweeter life of purpose, joy and abundance if we dare to believe bigger.

What does the title of the book—BELIEVE BIGGER—mean?  To believe bigger is to believe beyond what you see and what you “think” you know. Obstacles, betrayal and life-altering let downs pave the very pathway to purpose. Rejection is often redirection. Inside of every broken dream is a bigger lesson and higher version of you waiting to
emerge.

Sally Helgesen: Author, Speaker & Leadership Consultant

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My Goal of the Day: To increase the amount of joy in the world

My Action of the Day: Helping women recognize, articulate and act on their greatest strengths

What should everyone try at least once? Driving around a race track while being coached by a skilled professional driver- a highlight of my life and I hate speed.

Aimee Raupp: Author, "Chill Out & Get Healthy, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, and Body Belief"

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My Thought of the Day: I am deeply loved and cared for

What drink do you need to get through the day? I love to start the day with a cup of organic coffee with grassfed ghee and collagen peptides but the rest of the day is mostly water, some sparkling, some still and I like to have a kombucha spritzer- a combo of 1 part booch to 2 parts seltzer.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? I am obsessed with Instagram! I find myself scrolling many times during the day. I love to follow inspirational accounts like @abrahamhickspublications and my friends and family. <3

Sandra Ingerman: Award Wining Author & Teacher of Shamanism

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My Thought of the Day: I am grateful for my life and Earth, Air, Water, and the Sun which supports all of life.

My Tip of the Day: Stay positive, focused, and centered.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? Transmutation

What should everyone try at least once? Climbing a mountain.

Kelly Hoey: Author, "Build Your Dream Network"

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My Thought of the Day: “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream” – C.S. Lewis 

My Tip of the Day: Build relationships, and nurture your networks.

What should everyone try at least once? Being nice. 

Colleen McCann: Style Rituals Founder & Author of Crystal Rx

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My Goal of the Day: To be of service

What do you love most about Your City? I live & work between NY & LA. I feel blessed to be able to enjoy the creative energy of the big city as well as being able to stick my toes in the sand on a regular basis.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? I am a Virgo so I can’t lives without the Timepage calendar APP & my fav IG: @overheardnewyork

Kristin Meekhof: Lifestyle Coach & Author

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My Goal of the Day: Create something.

My Thought of the Day: “The world is your beautiful younger sister.” U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

Favorite Lunch spot/meal? Lately, I’ve been making these kale salads (I know, cue eye roll) with butternut squash, beets, garbanzo beans, quinoa, carrots, tomatoes, avocado, no dressing. And I have an apple for dessert. I love being able to be at home most days for lunch, and I use that time to catch up on emails while I eat.

What should everyone try at least once? Meditation 

Dr. Madelyn Blair: Speaker, Author, Executive advisor & Founder, Pelerei

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My Goal of the Day: My daily goal is to stay ‘in practice.’ Practice for me is sitting in silence for 5 minutes, reflecting on who I am, posing a question for the day, and last, but not least, deciding on the most important thing I should do for the day. That simple set of practices keeps me resilient no matter what is happening around me – and resilience is essential.

What do you love most about Your City? I actually live in the country. My view is of grass and trees with mountains in the distance. That said, I actually enjoy cities very much. New York, for example, is filled with energy. You can feel it when you walk down the street. I seem to be able to do more when I’m in NYC. Washington, which is closer to me, is a city best described as beautiful and heavy with history. I get more done when in New York.

Steven Ujifusa: American narrative historian & Author

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My Thought of the Day:  I spent a lot of time reading and researching, but creative insights usually don’t happen while I’m on my laptop. They usually happen when I do something physical, such as walking around the city, biking, or rowing on the Schuylkill River. However, rowing in the early morning has been much harder to do since my wife and I had our son a year ago.

What do you love most about Your City? Philadelphia is an urban history layer cake. Every architectural style is there: colonial, Federal Victorian, Art Deco. And it’s chock full of fascinating stories, institutions, and personalities.  I’m originally from the New York City area, but I’ve spent most of my post-college adult life here, and it’s here that I feel that I’ve really come into my own as a professional.  And when it comes to living and breathing American history, this city is hard to beat.  As the great architect and Philadelphia native Louis Kahn said: “A city is the place of availabilities. It is the place where a small boy, as he walks through it, may see something that will tell him what he wants to do his whole life.”  

Annita Perez Sawyer: Author, Psychologist & Faculty Member at Yale Medical School

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My Action of the Day: Although my schedule doesn’t always allow it, I try to walk for at least a half hour every day. It gives me a chance to stride and feel tall, to reflect on my life and ideas and hopes and dreams.

My Deed of the Day: Because of my book, and sometimes my talk or my papers, graduate students or young clinicians contact me. They need to share struggles with demons from a psychiatric past that they are required to keep secret in their present situation. I feel honored to be trusted and eager to offer comfort—just knowing someone else understands can make the unbearable tolerable. So we converse by email.

What do you love most about Your City? I love many things about Northampton. I love the architecture, the history, and especially the people—they’re all ages, all types— real individuals who appear friendly and content to be themselves. I love that most side streets are narrow and cars really do stop for people in the zebra striped crosswalks. This keeps the pace manageable and reflects the thoughtful, welcoming atmosphere.

Brittani Louise Taylor: YouTube Star & Author

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My Action of the Day: Playing tag with my toddler.

What are you doing at: 6:00 AM – Sleeping, unless my son is awake and demanding “a gar”. He means a car, but I speak two-year-old and oblige.

10:00 AM – Answering emails on my phone while trying to prevent my son from climbing on the table. Convinced he is part monkey, but I haven’t been able to find a tail.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

The mall. Que Clueless.