Meet "powerhouse" Sara Daigle, a clarity coach, and success-driven strategist who believes in the power of mindset work. After shadowing corporate millionaires, Sara decided to take the entrepreneurial path and start her own business. She advises us to stop caring so much about what others think. "Stop waiting for something to happen for you. Take the initiative to construct the life you want. You can start today."
You worked several years in corporate marketing and finance environments. What nudged you to build your brand and business?
I worked in the online coaching and marketing industry in a consulting realm and have been in the personal development business for over a decade.
Taking the leap to start my own business was a long time coming. I witnessed the work of entrepreneurs and began taking notes about how they were passionately making millions.
It took me over ten years to start working on my mindset and shifting my belief system to understand I too can be successful and survive without struggle and constant grinding.
What does it mean (to you) to be a clarity coach and strategist and what are you most passionate about today?
Being a clarity coach is helping people who may be living an "ok" life but know they aren't living up to their full potential. I identify what clients want in life and how to step into their power to obtain it. I am passionate about mindset work, teaching clients to control life decisions, and shifting belief systems to achieve their goals.
Do you believe you were born with the innate qualities to help others or has this evolved through your work and life experiences?
I believe I was born with a massive fire inside (we all do), but it took work and life experiences to draw out that fire. I do believe, however, if I had learned about mindset work earlier on I could have taken the road to get here much faster. It doesn't take years of experience to step into your real potential; it requires learning how to control your mindset.
Can you explain the difference between growth and fixed mindset? How critical is paying attention to your mindset in daily routine?
A fixed mindset to me is something we have adopted since birth and early childhood (what we learn in our first three years of life shape our perceptions). We tend to think we have a set amount of intelligence, skills and talents, and that's all we have to utilize in life to achieve success.
A growth mindset is becoming aware of possibilities and to continue learning, developing our talents, and even uncovering new ones. By continually educating ourselves we expand with no ceiling to our potential.
Mindset work is important, and I work on it every day. Even when you *uplevel, you will have limiting beliefs to work through. Motivation slumps are common, but if you do the mindset work, you can get out of them quickly and back to creating.
*Uplevel refers to transformation and growth in an area previously stagnant.
What has been an invaluable resource for the growth and development of your brand?
Knowing the possibilities and surrounding myself with people making leaps, bounds and obtaining success. I have to be careful not to compare myself, but by having life coaches, mentors, and internet friends I can follow their journeys and remain in a headspace of knowing I too can achieve my own versions of great success.
What is one challenge and lesson learned from your experience?
Not caring what others think. I had a notion (whether real or not) that people were watching me to see if I would fail. I had to stop thinking about other peoples opinions. By no longer acknowledging this notion, I have been able to embrace my purpose, put my truth out there and share my story, which is the crux of connecting with people and building a business.
If you had a magic wand to wave and change one thing in your life, what would it be and why?
I would go back in time and learn about mindset work so that I could’ve begun this journey of life and passion earlier. I believe experiences are necessary to grow and become leaders, but we are BORN with experiences, so there is no need to wait to step into your true potential.
If someone is seeking to make changes in their life, what step in the right direction would you send them first?
The personal development journey is a profound and unique process. To start, sit with yourself for a bit and get introspective. Pull out a journal and write down what your dream life would look like in one year, five years and even ten years. Begin with the statement “wouldn’t it be nice if I had________.” Answers can be freedom, money, travel, a significant relationship, etc.
Next is to find someone who has accomplished or is doing these things that ideally you would love to do. Learn about their journey, and you will see it's attainable and not just for a select few. The first step in shifting limiting beliefs was surrounding myself with people who have done it so I could see it was possible for myself.
What is something not many people know about you?
I was adopted at six weeks old after being born on the streets of Calcutta, India. My adoptive parents had received signs from the universe to adopt a baby girl after already completing their family. I am here for a very distinctive purpose just as we all are. I do not know its entirety as messages are being revealed to me step by step. This truth exists for everyone; we don’t need to know our whole path just the next steps.
I'd like to share a message repeatedly to the world on your behalf. What should I share?
Stop waiting for something to happen for you. Take the initiative to construct the life you want. You can start today.
What is your favorite inspirational/motivational quote?
“Don’t join an easy crowd; you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.” - Jim Rohn
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