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Sonia Satra on DESIGN YOU Radio

Welcome to DESIGN YOU~
The show about people pursuing their passions.

Garrison’s guest in this segment is Sonia Satra, certified life coach, mindset and fitness expert, and award-winning motivational speaker who brings her passion for helping people achieve their goals to thousands of individuals, companies, and groups every year. As the founder and CEO of Moticise, an award-winning lifestyle wellness program that combines movement with mindset, Sonia travels the world helping people reach their own personal greatness. 

Former president of the National Speakers Association NYC and founder of Women’s Empowerment Adventures, a company that combines a life coaching workshop with a physical challenge such as kayaking, trapeze, and rock-climbing, Sonia continues to offer Adventures through Moticise. 

In 2016, Sonia was selected as a featured speaker at the prestigious Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Global Conference in Banff, Canada. She is also a recurring speaker at the Grace Institute of NYC, helping hundreds of women find a new path to success. She has presented to Goldman Sachs, Cisco, Seamless, Army Corps of Engineers, Women’s Leadership Training Conference, Verizon, Toastmasters Leadership Conference, and others. Her presentations are known for their fun, interactive energy, making them ideal for the dreaded after-lunch slot at corporate conferences, or anytime you need to add some spark.

With over 10,000 hours of onscreen and stage acting, the former star of Guiding Light and One Life to Live continues to act. She guest-starred in the docudramas American Genius, Sons of Liberty, and the Emmy-winning The Men Who Built America, and as Gloria Steinem in Amazon’s American Playboy. Sonia has appeared in the Huffington Post, CBS, Fox, the Examiner, Celeb Dirty Laundry, Celebrity Parenting, Women Fitness, and other media outlets. In 2015, she presented on the main stage at the 80,000-attended NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo in Washington, DC. In 2016, Mindset Reset was awarded Best Workout DVD by the exercise blog Fit-Bottomed Girls. 

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Love The One You’re With: YOU

American singer and multi-instrumentalist Stephen Stills, best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, released the lead single from his debut self-titled studio album in 1970. The song, inspired by a remark Stills heard from musician Billy Preston became his biggest hit single peaking at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1971.

The title of the song is a mantra for everyone reinventing themselves to live their destiny: Love The One You’re With. And, no one is more important in this life than YOU. As Stephen himself said, “Once you decide that it is the art that is important and not how popular and well received you are, you no longer have an albatross. “ Make your life your work of art.

The One-Question Shortcut to Identifying Your Niche Market

Dixie Gillaspie, Writer, Coach, Lover of Entrepreneurship, has nailed down that one fundamental question to not only identify your niche market as an entrepreneur but to use as a litmus test for everything you do regarding your entrepreneurial activities. Read: The One-Question Shortcut to Identifying Your Niche Market 

DESIGN YOU Quote of the Day: Sting

“You have to be yourself. Be very honest about who and what you are. And if people still like or love you, that’s great. If they don’t, that’s their problem. Be yourself, no matter what they say. ” Sting

All the well-intentioned voices in your head-parents, teachers, coaches, employers, colleagues, friends, significant others-should not be louder than your own voice. Listen to your heart for that’s where you’ll hear the most important message about where your life should be headed.


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U2 and You, Too

U2 have released 13 studio albums and are one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 170 million records worldwide.They have won 22 Grammy Awards and in 2005, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked U2 at number 22 on its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.” Throughout their career, as a band and as individuals, they have campaigned for human rights and philanthropic causes, including Amnesty International, Jubilee 2000, the ONE/DATA campaigns, Product Red, War Child, and Music Rising.

On May 10th, 1979 they received the following letter from RSO Records: ” Thank you for submitting your tape of ‘U2’ to RSO. We have listened with careful consideration, but feel it is not suitable for us at present.”

Be a visionary about your own future and always believe in yourself. Never take “no” for an answer when it comes to fulfilling your destiny.