Champion Choices

28 Apr Champion Choices

Champion Choices for Future Entrepreneurs
“Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character.” ~ Alan Armstrong
It has been an amazing couple of months from covering the Oscars in LA, to celebrating the Cubs World Series, to being invited to go pro as a brand ambassador, being featured on Empower Your Style with The Wishmaker


And launching this Future Entrepreneur blog! These are in line with some of my goals, and an idea of why Simonetta invited me to write this “Future Entrepreneurs” blog.
First of all, it is always worth it to put some time into following your dream. Your future self will thank you! We all get busy in our daily lives, so we will be writing about some secrets to help and inspire entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow.


Champions Partners
I was grateful to attend the Choose Chicago partner event at the annual meeting where Tom Ricketts, the Chicago Cubs chairman and owner, spoke about how the team started from zero as they build their heroes. They spent thousands of hours scouting to build their team. Mr. Ricketts showed us the building block on the path to becoming champions. I will use some of the secrets the champions shared as we start this fun and productive journey with “Future Entrepreneurs”.
The Chicago Cubs not only won the World Series, they also reached all sections of the city and all backgrounds, with fans celebrating peacefully in a sea of blue. They held the record for the most tweets on a topic during Game 7 of the World Series that reached 64 billion tweets, globally. They capped the celebrations with a win as the Laureus World Team of the Year during the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco. 


Foundation for Success
The first building block is: Accountability.
“Accountability breeds response-ability.” ~Stephen Covey
Are you in the right frame of mind to commit to your goal?
Are you ready to prepare for the next step? Do you want to become a champion?
We hope so! We believe in you and your success!
It’s crucial to know your reason for choosing a goal…welcome to your why.
Take a moment to ask yourself:
What makes my goal important?
How will this improve my life?
When you have a persuasive answer, you have a better chance of doing something about it. If you don’t, the goal and desire to achieve it may fade away.
Do you want your goal enough?


Change is never easy, and it’s become cliché because it’s still true.
Is there another goal that is more important to me?
You won’t want to make sacrifices or do the work if you don’t want it bad enough. If you don’t have your true why yet, that’s okay. Take some time to refine it by asking yourself what matters with the questions above. When you have your answer, you will see and feel the value in it. You are reading this as a future entrepreneur, so that’s an excellent start!
I often say “wherever you are on your journey, believe it’s worth the trip”!


In the name of accountability, I’ll be back next week to talk more with Future Entrepreneurs.
Power of Giving Back
We believe in smart business, brands on a mission and the power of giving back.
Let’s draw this week to a close by celebrating success.
I will be giving away a signed copy of my book Secrets to Shine though the Noise to someone who leaves a comment below.


I am also able to grant a wish to someone who is a baseball fan, who loves the Cubs and could come to Chicago on their own. I’ll get tickets to a Cubs home game to watch the World Series Champs at Wrigley Field.
We can work out the details through Ms. Simonetta.


I also hope to share news soon about a fundraiser we will do with the Cubs and well-known musicians to benefit my community partner, Teen Cancer America


Thanks for reading!
Cheers & fair winds,
Akasha Garnier for The Wishwall
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  • Alexandra
    Posted at 19:21h, 29 April Reply

    I absolutely agree with all what you said. I always say to myself: “After I’ll finish the planed things to do, I’ll do something for my dream”, while the time runs and nothing changes. I’ ll follow advises on this blog to make my dreams come true, and today I’ll ask and answer to myself all these questions mentioned in the blog. I will follow up with my progress!

  • Tammy
    Posted at 05:35h, 30 April Reply

    Very inspirational. I really need to get back on goal setting so I can feel that accomplishment again! 🙂

  • Sami Charles
    Posted at 14:13h, 02 May Reply

    To become a champion in your life and get success at every moment follow all the things present in the blog. And you will see from bottom to top in your life…

  • Mahi Suneja
    Posted at 14:22h, 02 May Reply

    One day I will take a moment and think about where I will stand at this point of life and realize that every situation will be evaluated on their performance and behavior and answerable to champions who face the situation.

  • Henrik
    Posted at 12:54h, 23 May Reply

    You have inspired me in so many ways and you won’t just stop to amaze. Thank you for thinking of creating such an avenue as this to inspire people like me. Thank you so much!

  • Mia
    Posted at 13:03h, 23 May Reply

    My heart is really burning up right now as I can’t wait to set many out my goals in order.
    Now I know I have to get a clear “Why” for each of them. Thanks for this valuable information

  • William Danny
    Posted at 11:22h, 28 May Reply

    You have inspired me in so many ways and you won’t just stop to amaze. Thank you for thinking of creating such an avenue as this to inspire people like me. Thank you so much!

  • Wilson
    Posted at 11:27h, 28 May Reply

    I’m inspired by this! My heart is really burning up right now as I can’t wait to set many out my goals in order.
    Now I know I have to get a clear “Why” for each of them. Thanks for this valuable information.

  • Micah
    Posted at 12:29h, 29 May Reply

    There is a saying that; “if you are given 5 hours to cut down a tree, it’s wise you first use 2 hours to sharpen the axe”. That is a statement of preparation. All champions are those that pay more attention to preparation. Nice piece. Thanks for sharing.

  • James Eric
    Posted at 12:33h, 29 May Reply

    Sacrifices are easier to make when we have clear ideas of our purpose and goals. So it’s very important we get our “why” right first before even thinking of any tangible change. Thanks for the great post. Quite an inspiring one.

  • Mary Gering
    Posted at 18:56h, 02 July Reply

    So interesting! I found your article very helpful. It’s nice to find people like you who have made it their purpose to help others grow.

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