While the rest of the country is snacking on Doritos and watching the Super Bowl, I’m propped up in my bed with furry Wilber stretched alongside me. I’d much rather talk to you than watch football.
Honestly, I do not even know how the game is played. And that is probably shameful given that I attended The Ohio State University during the years of football’s famous coach Woody Hayes and two-time Heisman winner Archie Griffin.
I am much more excited that my colleague Daren Stinson, who loves the Ravens, is over-the-moon they’re in the Super Bowl. And I’m thrilled there are several Women on Fire in the stands in New Orleans, including Women on Fire Book 2 co-author Kim Davis.
Woman on Fire Kim Davis is in the house … at the Super Bowl!
But, for me, the only way I can relate to the excitement people have for sports is to equate it with how crazy happy I feel when Women on Fire set their goals for the dreams they so want — and it all comes true!
So, congratulations to the Super Bowl winner and all their fans, and here are a few Women on Fire members who are my personal Super Goal winners:
Kira Karmazin and I celebrating her big success in going for her dream
Kira Karmazin of Atlanta and I enjoyed a long and luxurious lunch in Naples, Florida this weekend. I could have talked forever to this inspiring apparel-industry executive, who while working a full-time job and raising daughter Grace, created and launched her dream-come-true clothing line.
Emily Neal of Nashville set a big goal to spend a semester abroad during her sophomore year at Vanderbilt University — and voila, she’s is now in Copenhagen! Check out her exciting adventures — attending Denmark’s Fashion Week — in her new blog.
Nothing will stop this powerful threesome– Laurel Hodory, Amy Marzluff and Carrie Saba
Carrie Saba, Amy Marzluff and Laurel Hodory, from Columbus, Ohio — all three amazing coaches and teachers — took a weekend getaway and winter hike to create their own Vision Day experience and set their dreams. I can only imagine what we’ll see from each of them this year. Carrie and Laurel are co-authors in Women on Fire Book 2 and you’ll be able to read their empowering stories later this year.
As a little girl, Nellie Partow of New York City sketched designs in her notebook and dreamed of being a fashion designer. Today, with a dozen collections to her credit, she was recently nominated for the fashion industry’s Rising Star Award. And now Vogue Magazine is recognizing her supreme talent. Way to go for your dreams, Nellie!
Carmencita Whonder of Washington, DC is set to announce her years-in-the-making business — Of Whonder — a line of plus-size yoga wear. Stay tuned when details are revealed in New York City on February 13!
Congratulations to Ellen Wingard of Chilmark, Massachusetts, who this week becomes the chair of the board of World Pulse. An author and transformational leader, Ellen has nearly 30 years of experience in leadership coaching.
Those of you who met her at the recent Women on Fire Retreat in Chicago will remember her powerful presence and goal to advance and promote the social and economic empowerment of women in the world. She is well on her way!
Congratulations to each of you. It is a joy to watch you set your goals and dreams and go for it!
If you have milestones in your dreams to share, please keep me posted on how your goals are transforming your life.