Sunday, 12 June 2016

Inspire Tag: S.S Blake

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Happy Monday Motivation y'all
I can't wait for you to meet our next guest. She's got an amazing spirit & a brilliant mind but more importantly she's made it her mission in life to help others. How awesome is that?

Savannah Shea Blake is a Mindset and Manifestation Coach, which is a fancy niche of Life Coach. She works with ambitious people who know that they have the power to create their own reality. She, herself, is an incredibly ambitious woman who plans to change the world by being a positive influencer and helping one person at a time do the same.


“I believe that if everyone were free to live the life they want, they would create a better world for all of us to live in.”
-S.S.Blake


You can find all of her content and programs at Vannasana.com where she writes about how to manifest what you wish for and create your ideal life.


Vannasana:
Vanna(Savannah) + Asana(a stance you take in yoga that improves balance and strength)


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1. What is the best advice you were ever given?
  • My grandfather told me one time, “It’s easier to get forgiveness than it is permission.” It allowed me to stop hiding in the shadows, quietly and politely living life as others believed I was suppose to. This advice, in itself, gave me the permission I needed to start living life to it’s fullest and dive into every opportunity and experience that presented itself to me.
    This was the quote I used in the yearbook my senior year of high school.


2. Who inspires you and why?
  • I’m the type of person that is inspired by fictional characters. No doubt there are some great real life people, but the ones that really make an impact on me personally aren’t real, haha. I have a whole vision board dedicated to those characters who inspire me:
    • Lagertha Lothbrok (Vikings) and Teyla Emmagan (Stargate Atlantis) because women can be both great leaders and fierce warriors.
    • Felicity Smoak (Arrow) and Dr. Daniel Jackson (Stargate Atlantis) because knowledge and intellect are invaluable and powerful.
    • I try to make a point to take away some sort of thought or inspiration from everyone I come into contact with. Everyone has something to teach us and we always have something to learn.

3. Everyone has bad days, how do you deal with a bad day?
  • It depends on what type of mood specifically I have found myself in. A shower, a nap or some meditation and yoga may do the trick. Some very loud music of either the dance or rock genre may flip it. A shot of rum may remedy the situation. Yesterday, I was in a dull mood until I remembered fridays mean Ancient Aliens marathons, haha. After a couple of episodes I was in a great mood!


4. Where do you go/what do you do when you need motivation?
  • I’ll youtube some specific people and listen to all of their videos while I clean my house or I’ll look at my emails and see what great videos are on there. Mindvalley and Evercoach have some particularly great stuff and I highly recommend them.


5. Failure is a big part of life, what has been your biggest failure to date?
  • I don’t believe in failures. Things that seem like “failures” are really only learning experiences and paths to success. Thomas Edison, when asked why he didn’t give up after failing so many times trying to create the lightbulb, said,”I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” Failure is the path to success. It’s all about perspective. Without our past experiences we wouldn’t be who or where we are in life now and in the future.


6. What is your biggest achievement?
  • Learning how to love myself for who I am and allow myself to be me without judgement or expectations. This is the key to any success.
  • Also, learning to forgive those in my life who have “wronged” me. I have learned to be thankful for them and to accept them as they are without any expectations because they helped shape me into who I am now.


7. Have you conquered any fears?
  • I have conquered so many fears! Most of which in the past year or so!
    • Fear of driving. This is the biggest one because I totalled 2 vehicles in 3 days when I was 18 and hardly drove at all for the next 6+ish years.
    • Fear of speaking on camera. I’ve got a whole youtube channel now! (a work in progress and not hugely impressive YET)
    • Fear of speaking to a crowd. (also a work in progress but getting better!)
    • Fear of being a failure. Up until about a year ago I felt lost about where I was headed in life.
    • I’ve also battled severe anxiety and panic attacks my entire life with both social and nonsocial situations. I’ve almost completely conquered it as well!


8. Music helps lift our mood, What is your go-to song when you need a pick me up?


9. Complete the sentence, Happiness is…
  • Something you find within yourself. It’s a choice.


10. What do you do to clear your mind?
  • Shower, meditate, yoga, sit outside, sing and dance. The best thoughts and ideas come when your mind is free and clear. I always try to make a point to be either working, or clearing my mind.


11. Life can be stressful, what are your top 3 things to unwind?
  • Yoga
  • Sing and dance
  • Sit outside
  • Stress is incredibly dangerous and should always be managed. I wrote a whole thing on it.


12. Have you watched any inspiring movies? Do you have any favorites?
  • Cloud Atlas. I watched it like 6 times over the course of 2 weeks when I first saw it and then sat around and just thought about it for like 3 months afterwards.
  • Idiocracy is a very good eye opener. Also quite hilarious. I recommend everyone watch it.
  • I’m a huge Harry Potter fan. I was one of those people at the store at midnight for the release of the books.


13. What is your favorite inspirational quote?
  • Nikola Tesla fascinates me. One of his quotes really stuck with me and may have been what led me to who I am today.


"If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.'"


14. Do you listen to motivational speakers?
  • Yes. Daily. I’m always listening to some sort of speech or webinar. I’ll put my headphones in and clean the house or do yard work. It might be my hobby.


15. How do you cope with unpleasant people?
  • Mostly I just avoid them. In the case of someone I can’t completely avoid, I try to remember that the way they are acting is because of some inner struggle that they are facing and has nothing to do with me. I try my best to come from a heart centered place, as most people just want to be cared about. Their unpleasantness is generally just a defense mechanism but sometimes I just have to put my headphones in and make myself busy.


16. What is your best piece of advice?
  • There’s a way to do, be or have anything you want. You just have to want it enough to take the time to figure out how and then be brave enough to implement.
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17. Complete the sentence “When life gives you lemons…”
  • Experiment with making things with them and turn a profit.


18. What is the most inspiring book you have ever read?
  • That’s hard to say. So many books have inspired me in so many ways. Inspiring us is their primary function, I believe.
    • The Hunger Games - Inspired me to be self sufficient. (Read the books. The movie’s don’t measure up)
    • The Handmaiden’s Tale - Inspired me to look at the world in a different way
    • Harry Potter - Inspired me to never give up, no matter what.


19. Do you have a place to pray or meditate?
  • Anywhere and everywhere. I guess I find myself doing it more often on my back porch, in the shower or bed and on the yoga mat. Any place is perfectly acceptable though.


20. What is your motto in life?


Do good; all else will follow.


Quick Fire:


Inspirational Movie or Talk with a friend?


Talk with a friend. Always.


Creating Art or Listening to music?


Listening to music


Making food or Eating Food?


Eating food. I disenjoy cooking.


Being alone or Being in a crowd?


Alone


Writing or Singing?


Singing. Though I do enjoy writing as well.


Sea Vacation or Safari Vacation?


Take me to the sea.


Let’s connect!



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66 comments:

  1. I enjoyed reading your motivational post and an interview with Savannah Shea Blake! Love how she said about failures “Without our past experiences we wouldn’t be who or where we are in life now and in the future.” Failure is a way to success!

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read! Im honored that you found something that resonated with you! Feel free to connect with me through any platform and we can talk if you ever feel the need or desire!

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  2. I love her outlook on life and perspective,brilliant! Its definitely something we shud adopt and I hope many people can learn from her

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    2. Thank you! Your words are kind and touching! Please feel free to come and talk to me anytime you like!

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  3. “It’s easier to get forgiveness than it is permission.” This is so true sometimes :) I guess it really depends on the situation and if it's something that is going to hurt someone else either physically or emotionally. Sometimes it's worth the risk though ;)

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    1. Haha! You're so correct! I should have added a disclaimer! *Not applicable in all situations.*

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  4. Vanna sounds like an amazing woman and I love her positive outlook. I also like to look at failures as learning experiences.

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    1. Thank you! That means a lot! I tell people all the time that success is just failing upwards. I'd love to connect if you feel it would be mutually beneficial!

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  5. I love how she states that Failure is the path to success. Never give up!

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    1. Thank you! I only wish to help others believe it!

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  6. This was such a refreshing read of optimism! I really enjoyed her positive mindset!

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    1. Thank you! Follow me on twitter for daily motivational and optimistic life quotes! And come talk to me anytime!

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  7. It is great to see that most people have the same problems we all face day to day. I love how she faces failure.

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    1. Remembering that most people have the same fears and insecurities as I do helps me to conquer them and do what I need to do to be successful! Come talk to me anytime and/or follow me on social media!

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  8. I agree with avoiding unpleasant people. They can cause stress and aggravation, which can lead to your own self becoming unpleasant.

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    1. Yes, we can onlyhelp those that desire our help and often all we can do is try and lead by example.

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  9. Your grandpa was a wise man for sure, its good to avoid unpleasant people too.

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    1. Oh yes! He's definitely both of those things! hahaha

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  10. I love this post. How strong she is she face the failure and never give up

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    1. Thank you! We can all be strong! Everything's only a mindset and we can choose to be anything we wish! Follow me on twitter for all sorts of inspiration and motivation!

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  11. I love what she said about lemons. I think we all need to experiment and turn things into something that everyone can make use of.

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    1. Einstein said that a true sign og intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. I believe when you combine the two genious is the result!

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  12. I really like her energy and her positive mind set! It's not easy for a lot of us to face life's challenges but if we face it with her kind of attitude, I'm sure we can over come a lot of things!

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    1. It's all about perspective and choice. Overcoming things and growing all comes from knowing how to love yourself! Come talk to me.

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  13. This was so interesting. I love to see how other's minds work and what they do to enjoy/learn from life. Especially liked how she dealt with difficult people.

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    1. The most interesting thing about all of us is how our individual minds work! Each one completely unique and magnificent!

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  14. What a great interview. I love hearing from positive people. The world needs someone like her.

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    1. Thank you! You're so kind! Come hang out with me on social media and we can all be positive together!

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  15. "My grandfather told me one time, “It’s easier to get forgiveness than it is permission" a very well versed comment and one recently used by Banksy

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    1. Wonderful! It's something everyone should hear! Too often we seek permission to things that don't require approval. We limit ourselves in this way

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  16. What an awesome review and motivation for people to read! I love to be around people who strive to be better and to keep others from being down. Great post!

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    1. Thank you! That's the only types of people I enjoy being around also. If more of us were, we could help everyone be! Radiate our energy to others so that they may better themselves as well.

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  17. Great interview! I am a big fan of Vikings also. I love that you draw inspiration from the badass women on the show.

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    1. YES! I've always wanted to be a badass. I've taken this with me through everything that I do. It helped me cure my anxiety and it's helped me experience great things. As soon as fear begins to creep in, I tell myself, "You're a badass." And then do it. I may get a little carried away with it when the oppurtunity to be more badass than a man presents itself..hahahaha

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  18. What an amazing interview! I love coming here to read some of these interviews you have too. This was a really good one. Savannah sounds like a great person!

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    1. Thank you! I strive to be the greatest me I can be

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  19. I love this! I think it is so awesome that you are empowering other people after overcoming your own fears! I also love that Tesla quote!

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    1. Thank you! I feel we should all take our own lessons and experiences and pass them onto the next person!

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  20. Very nice interview, she sounds really nice and professional. I like to have an interview like this too.

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    1. Thank you! Come and talk to me and we'll see what we can do

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  21. She sounds a real nice person, I would love to meet her too. By the way, your a great interviewer, nice questions.

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  22. What a nice person she is! It is interesting to read through and find out about someone I have no idea about. I share alot of things in common with her.

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    1. Thank you! We are all incredibly interesting because of our uniqueness!I'd love to discuss these things we have in common! Please contact me at anytime so we can do that!

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  23. I like reading interviews like this, she is a nice woman. I also want to do it in the future.

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  24. I like how she checks out youtube for motivation while she's doing other things. Interesting interview!

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    1. Thank you! I believe in utilizing every moment!

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  25. Yoga is a great de-stresser. I love that she makes her life mission to help others.

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    1. Yoga changed my life! As I hear it has for many people. Thank you, I wish to help others with the same mission as well

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  26. Ahhhhh I love yoga!!! I'm also loving that you love yourself! That's definitely one awesome quality

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    1. Thank you! It is an awesome quality and one of the utmost importance to our quality of life and yet the thing we all have the most trouble doing

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  27. Never giving up on something you believe in us the best way forward. Lovely interview

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    1. That's right! Always pushing forward even when things look impossible. Success is only failing upwards

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  28. Grandad deserves a high-five. This is a fantastic interview. Definitely putting "The Hunger Games" on my reading list. A pleasure to meet you, Savannah☺

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    1. Wonderful! My life is complete knowing I've convinced someone to read it!

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  29. Love that quote from your grandfather...it is a take charge, kick ass quote that I live by

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    1. He's a very kickass take charge type of person! haha Tell me about some of the things you've done because of it!

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  30. She has a great outlook on life and seems like a good person. I also love the movie Idiocracy, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Most people I run into have never even heard of it! Great movie indeed!

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  31. when i am in a dull or bad mood, i listen to music and watch something too and then i'll be ok! this is a nice blogpost to get to know her better! such a positive girl!

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    1. Thank you! I'd love to know what sorts of things you listen to and watch!

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  32. very nice. i love her awesome outlook on things. exercising usually helps me when i am in a bad mood.

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    1. Yes! Always! Gets those endorfins flowing!

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