Hi friends, Natalie here! For those of you who are new here, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and tell you what you can expect to hear from me.
I am committed to helping everyone be a winner in life. We all face dark moments and feel down about ourselves from time to time. That’s normal and I can definitely relate. I went through a divorce in my first marriage, made bad investments, have been fired and rejected in work (and in love), and faced many other failures before finally finding my balance and learning how to surf these choppy waves called life.
I want to help awaken the winner in you. Yes, absolutely everyone has the capacity to be a winner, it doesn’t matter where you come from, what you do, or how bleak your current situation may be.
Here are my 5 core messages that you always hear me talking about and encouraging you to follow along:
1. Some days we win, some days we lose – that’s ok. Winning is not about any one achievement or being # 1. It is about celebrating small wins each day as you move towards your bigger goals.
2. If you want to win your life, learn how to win your day. You won’t win your life in one day. Just win the day, and keep trying to do that on most days. Then go for more wins daily to win your month, then win the year, and ultimately you will win in life!
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3. Winners all have one thing in common – they all know how to set goals and ask for what they want. They also practice setting good habits to continuously refine themselves. The work on your “perfect self” never stops, so stay curious, adaptable, and teachable.
4. There are 7 qualities that all winners possess and practice. They are:
All of these qualities can be adapted and practiced so you too can be a winner in life!
5. You are powerful beyond belief, and have all the miracles you need inside of you. Stop looking outside of yourself, and start harnessing that inner power to create and live the life you want. Empower yourself so you won’t need any motivation to keep going!
A little bit of my background. I was an immigrant from the former Soviet Union (now Russia) to Canada at 13 years of age. I spent my teenage years in Toronto and studied IT Management at University. I went into pageant competitions and won Miss Universe Canada on my second try, failing to win the first time around. I then went on to win Miss Universe in 2005 becoming the first immigrant ever to win both national and international titles in this system. More proof that in order to win sometimes we have to lose.
In my work life, I am an author of two books. The first, “Healthy Happy Beautiful” about how to achieve mental and physical wellness through my stories of struggling with emotional overeating while traveling and over-working. Yep, even this beauty queen had her fair share of fighting to stay in shape. My most recent book “I Am Winning – a Guide to Personal Empowerment” is full of stories of people I know who are winning in life and they are all diverse in their occupations and their personal flavors. It’s a guidebook that will help you make the most of your life with actionable tools for winning each day.
I love to be on stage (stems from my pageant days) and often give motivational talks at conferences and festivals.
I also do online coaching, and my clients range from people who want to win in various areas of their lives – weight loss, personal branding, relationships, and of course pageants! I teach everyone to adapt a winning-mindset and believe in their infinite potential.
On the personal front, I am a grateful mom of one daughter, Maya, who brings me daily joy and makes me feel like a winner with her colorful personality. I’m married to the man of my dreams, Dean Kelly, who, as you will find out through my posts is my partner in life, in work and in my purpose to help others. Dean frequently appears on my IGTV series “Sunset Talk” and is my co-star in our YouTube shows – Travelbook Family and Natalie+Dean Show.
I love to DJ for fun (usually for my birthday and special charity events) as music is a big passion of mine. And I am a devoted yoga practitioner of all styles, making it a daily ritual that helps me keep that delicate work/family balance. I am very interested in mystical experiences, plant medicine and developing myself spiritually.
We are currently based in Phuket, Thailand – our home for over a decade and where Dean and I met. We love the beach, nature, paddle boarding, traveling and cooking healthy meals. Phuket is our dream city and we couldn’t be happier about calling it our home.
There’s so much more coming this year, including an online course Win in Love (How to attract your perfect partner), a healthy supplements and superfoods subscription box to help you win in wellness, and more inspiring video content to help you awaken the winner within.
I want to know you as well! Please share with me your winning moments and take a photo in the “winning” pose like I’m doing here, tag me and use #IAMWINNING to be featured in my stories.
As always, if you have any questions don’t be shy to ask. I am here to help you WIN in life and love!
Let’s make this the best year yet! Are you game to join #TheWinningMovement with me?