Sarah Wilson: New York Times best-selling author

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Bio:

Sarah Wilson is the New York Times best-selling author of I Quit Sugar, an 8-week program that has seen more than 1.5 million people quit sugar worldwide. The former editor of Australian Cosmopolitan magazine, Sarah hosted the first series of MasterChef Australia, the highest rated show in Australian TV history. Her books are sold in 46 countries and her online community extends to 2.3 million. Sarah also blogs on philosophy, anxiety, minimalism, toxin-free living and anti-consumerism. Sarah splits her time between Australia and the U.S. Wherever she is, she gets around by bike, hikes compulsively, and crusades against food waste.

What do you do best?

Move fast!

What makes you the best?

As an Australian, we are really not good at talking ourselves up.I genuinely don't think I'm close to the best. However, I have proven to be really good at getting several million people around the world to eat less sugar.

What are your aspirations?

To have a life where I genuinely contribute something that helps the people around me. To be able to continue to live a life that balances freedom with responsibility.

Biggest Success?

Building a team of 26 incredible people who care passionately about their work. I don't have children and to be able to nurture this is the most satisfying thing I can imagine.

Most Challenging Moment?

Mostly, it's been working through my anxiety over the past 30 years. I have to manage it every day and it's a constant, yet highly rewarding, struggle.

Favorite Motto?

Where the mind goes, the energy flows. It's a motto I worked to when I used to do downhill mountain bike racing. If I looked at the 3 inch gap between rocks, that's where my wheel would naturally go. I apply this to everything I do.

Favorite People?

Old blokes who help women like me and kids in the surf.

Favorite Places?

Paris in the Marai for dinner with a glass of wine. The Australian dessert - camping under the stars. And the beach in Australia where I live, for a swim in the ocean every morning with dolphins and an abundance of fish.

Current Passions?

Where do I start?! I have to curb my passionate interests. At the moment... food waste and sustainability, and cooking with gelatin. And playing Trivial Pursuit with my partner.

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