I remember so clearly a question that was asked during one of my speeches. The question that was asked was, "Do you think you've won your fight?". He asked me that question because during my speeches, I always focus on reminding each of us that we are worthy of this fight for our lives. And … Continue reading You Are Worthy Of Your Tomorrow
This famous saying of "Rome Wasn't Built In A Day" means so much to me. This is what my coach would say to me over and over and something that gave me some comfort and hope during my struggle, that my dreams could still be built. But it's really hard to be patient while your … Continue reading Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day
My fiance and I spent some time joking around trying to learn a salsa dance to a YouTube video and I told him how stiff he looked. I told him, "Don't try too hard, because that's when you mess up. Just have fun with it." In that moment, I said, "wow, what a blog post", … Continue reading When You Enjoy The Journey, The Magic Happens
Public speaking used to be my biggest fear. Now it's my career. It's crazy to think about how we end up where we end up. My mom used to beg me to take a public speaking course, and I finally took it just for her to stop talking about it. I left that class thinking … Continue reading Your Fears Are Big. Your Purpose Is Bigger.
Some of the best advice my coach ever gave me was to "Just be Ivy, because Ivy's pretty great". He told me this during my junior year of college and it has something that has stuck with me ever since. But even when he told me, I never really knew who Ivy was. My identity … Continue reading Being Exactly Who You Are Is Liberating