But Why?

One thing that people all over the world, in business and in life, encourage of people is to bring your whole self to everything. That you should never have to hide a part of who you are to please anyone else. However, from what I’ve experienced, I hide a part of myself to protect me for reasons that I shouldn’t have to. Being a female professional wrestler is something that most people ...

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I’m my own Superhero

Hi, I’m Sarah, and I’m your regular 'plain Jane'. All my life, I’ve been as average as they come. Average in clothing and shoe size, always 3rd in competitions at school and sports, and average at school, too. My grades were never amazing. Heck, even my name is as plain and as average as it can get: Sarah Smith. When I decided it was time to become my own superhero and step ...

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Where’d you go?

It's been a while since I've written anything here. I was caught up for the past year in wanting to make the most of an opportunity I was given. I dedicated my time to it. So much so, I stopped writing, stopped wrestling and stopped progress on plans I had. Something definitely hasn't been right over the past 12months. As I came back to this space to take a look at what ...

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That’s your problem, not mine

That’s it! I QUIT! Alright, alright. I’m not quitting. Calm down. At least, not yet… Although, there was a time a few years ago where I nearly did quit… I gave serious consideration to quitting professional wrestling forever. And I know now I would have regretted it. At the time however, I felt I had no other option. I had a tendency to avoid conflict and to run away from difficult situations. ...

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It’s time to make a change

It’s time to unzip those trousers and let it all out! I’ve been struggling with my weight for years. There’s been times when I’ve looked at my best, and times when I’ve looked my worst. And with cameras at practically every wrestling event, I have to get over it and get on with it all the time. It’s rough. I get into the ring and try to forget all about it. ...

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Happy Anniversary!

You have no idea what your legacy will be…. "Your legacy is every life that you've touched". There are so many powerful quotes in this speech from Oprah. If you haven’t watched the above video yet, I urge you to. I’ve watched it many times and every time, I come away feeling more inspired than before. In hearing the above quote from Maya Angelou in a conversation she had with Oprah, I ...

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It’s not a competition!

I don’t know exactly where or why this all started. I imagine perhaps it’s an animal response from our cave men days where it’s in our nature to compete in order to survive. Maybe we need to be the best in order to not prove that we are higher up than all others so that we’re higher in the pecking order? I don’t know. All I know is it’s exhausting. It’s ...

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Dare to Compete!

On Monday evening, I had the privilege of attending an event featuring Hillary Clinton. She was here in New Zealand to talk about resilience including her experiences in the previous elections, her journey so far and the lessons she’s learned throughout her life. I entered the event with uncertainty as to what she would be willing to discuss. I wasn’t sure how a woman with her experience would present herself, or ...

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