#FuelPersistence Interview: Chandra Crawford

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Happy New Year! For many of us, January marks the beginning of new goals that we set for ourselves. The start of the new calendar year also marks the countdown for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games happening this summer. Therefore, I thought I would set the year off on the right track for all of us by showcasing a mentor of mine, Chandra Crawford, who has excelled in achieving her goals as a Gold-Medal Canadian Olympian and Founder of the organization, “Fast and Female.” I’m excited that today Chandra is sharing her insights to help us all #fuelpersistence in our personal and professional goals. Chandra is a positive role model, who I am honoured to feature on Arianna’s Random Thoughts. With this interview, my hope is that Chandra will empower us all with some practical strategies for achieving our dreams.

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(c) Chandra Crawford

For those who don’t know her, Chandra Crawford is a music-loving mountain girl, born and raised in Canmore, Alberta. In 2005 she founded “Fast and Female,” an organization dedicated to Empowerment Through Sport that reaches 2000 girls annually throughout North America.

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Chris Guillebeau’s Record Worthy Practice

Happy Victoria Day! I hope you are enjoying this beautiful Monday of the long weekend.

For me, this holiday weekend has been a wonderful time for relaxing and having fun with family and friends. Due to the summer weather, we all had to get outside and be inspired by the beautiful surroundings.

Picture taken this weekend on the West Coast.
Picture taken this weekend on the West Coast.

The long weekend is a welcome break in our schedules. Spending quality time with those who matter in one’s life is valuable.

Often, we can become so busy and distracted in our daily lives that we lose sight of our life goals. To help us refocus and gain clarity, though, we need reminders like holidays or hearing the personal stories of mentors.

Therefore, I thought it would be fitting to share some inspiring words from one of my favourite entrepreneurs and community builders.

Chris is in the blue shirt(c) Chris Guillebeau.
Chris is in the blue shirt (c) Chris Guillebeau.

Today, Chris Guillebeau, the New York Times best-selling author of The $100 Startup, is sharing his record-worthy practice with all of us. During a lifetime of self-employment, Chris visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday. Each summer in Portland, Oregon, he hosts the World Domination Summit, a gathering of creative, remarkable people. Connect with Chris on Twitter, on his blog, or at your choice of worldwide airline lounges. 

Chris is a mentor to me. Hear his inspiring interview with Jonathan Fields (The Good Life Project) about how his process.

Wherever you are today, whether on holiday or not, you can always learn and improve your skills. I encourage you to sit back, put away your distractions for a few minutes, and focus on your life vision.

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Record Worthy Practices

Record Worthy Practices

Only you can become an expert at valuing yourself! What practices help you become your own personal best?

Valuing yourself is a process and requires practice. Earning it may not give you applause and acknowledgement from outsiders, but having healthy self-worth will provide you with the strong foundation to perform in other arenas.

You are special in your own right. Not for being your job title or for a role you play in your life, you are worthy for being YOU! You without the mask, without the titles, without the applause.

It is easy to say we value ourselves, yet it is hard to maintain this feeling despite the setbacks and obstacles we often encounter in our daily lives. We need reassurance and support to stop the doubt, to push past the fear and insecurities, and to embrace our beautiful selves.

What has really helped me en route to becoming my best self is recording in my personal journal random thoughts about practices that have helped me throughout my journey.

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