Stay true.

Stay true. A command so simple, yet so difficult.

I first encountered stay true while reading an email from Loren Slocum. Stay true is her sign-off. Rather than sincerely or kind regards, she uses stay true to bid readers, team members, friends adieu.

Now I won’t be the first – or the last – person to tell you that Loren Slocum is an amazing person. She’s one of Tony Robbins‘ top people, founder of Lobella (an organization dedicated to changing the world one woman at a time), leader of Team YOLO (You Only Life Once) Juice Plus, wife, mother, author, speaker – an incredible human being. So to read the words stay true on a daily basis (thanks to signing up for Lobella’s daily quotes) from a woman who clearly walks her talk, is a powerful thing. It drips on you. It sinks in. Slowly. But it sinks in. Every day. A little reminder, a little suggestion, a little encouragement, to stay true.

Staying true is liberating. You free yourself from your passion-crushing burdens by staying true to who you are. To stay true to who you are you must, in the words of Socrates, know thyself. And you must – MUST – face your fear and BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. YOU are this incredibly strong person and YOU can do anything YOU put your heart’s desire and your passion into. Believe in yourself. Face your fears. Find your passion. Be bold. Stay true. Become the best version of yourself. You are worth it. YOU. ARE. WORTH. IT. It’s that simple. After all…

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it. -Buddah

With that, I must share with you some big news – I QUIT FREELANCING TODAY. While I was making this decision (something I’ve been thinking about for months!) I was scared that I wouldn’t have enough money to pay my bills every month. But once I made the decision to quit and shared that decision with my clients, I knew it had been the right move for me.

I feel so EMPOWERED AND JOYFUL! To know that I am no longer responsible for allocating my limited creative time and energy to work on tasks that have nothing to do with fulfilling my purpose and changing the world is, in a word, FREEING. To know that I have 100% ownership of my creative time and energy fills me with a happiness, peace, and sense of belief-in-MYSELF that I didn’t know could exist. I’d been using freelancing, and in one case working for someone I no longer respected, as a crutch, an excuse, a safety-net and a thing-to-do so I wouldn’t have make the time for my own projects. One excuse down, one staying true experience had, one motivated woman. (Thank you Loren!)

How will you stay true?

About Sara

Sara Hefty (B.B.A. and H.H.C.) teaches workaholic women how to have it all and flourish without burning out, binging or being spiteful. As an expert in transformational health coaching, she holds women accountable for letting go of unwanted weight, being brilliantly nourished, grounded in truth and feeling confident, happy and playful every single day.

As a woman with her own weight loss story, wide-ranging family heritage of cancer, and a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Sara’s appreciation for convenient nutrient-dense food, personal growth, inspiring design, financial responsibility, and social entrepreneurship led to her “Pursuit of Ownership: Health, Home, and Legacy” model of heart-on-fire-hot empowered living.

Sara is the founder of PROJECT LUX and She currently lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with her husband Brian and hound-dog Raja.