06 Sep My Top Priority to Fuel my Passion: Interview with Jen Hansard of Simple Green Smoothies
Happy Thursday Legends,
First off, I owe some of you an apology. An email went out yesterday welcoming some our of new LYL members, but apparently it managed to get delivered to some of our long time followers, oops! So if that was you, I apologize. We are looking into it on our end to ensure that sort of glitch doesn’t happen again because I believe your inbox is precious, which is why we only send emails every once in awhile—and when we do, we do our best to make sure they are jam packed with inspirational and educational information.
That being said, today I am excited to discuss a topic I am truly passionate about… health! It is an area of interest that I have spent thousands of hours self-studying, testing and applying to my life. Health ranks as one of my top values, which means that it is a driver of my decisions, a dictator of my priorities and the thing I give credit to for many of the accomplishments I have had thus far.
And while I could go on for hours talking about why I prioritize health above all, and how that has contributed to ever-changingly living my own legend, today I am excited to share the story of a friend and mentor, Jen Hansard of Simple Green Smoothies.
Jen is an amazing example of the beauty that unfolds when you follow your heart over your head. In 2011, Jen and her family left a comfortable life to start something completely new. They moved from Los Angeles to Florida to pursue her husband’s calling.
Yet, their new life turned out to be much more difficult than they could have imagined. Jen was overwhelmed with stress and exhaustion. Given they were financially strapped, Jen knew they couldn’t afford to get sick so needed to take her family’s health into her own hands. So she started one simple daily habit that changed everything…
She shares the full story in the interview, and that was only just the beginning! Since then, Jen has gone on to accomplish amazing things, like building her business, Simple Green Smoothies, from scratch. Additionally she went through Live Your Legend’s 21 Days to Discover Your Passion course and used her newfound energy to pursue her passions, like running a 100km in a single day, flying an airplane, and hiking the U.S. National Parks.
On top of that, she is about to release her second published book! SIMPLE GREEN MEALS: 100+ Plant-Powered Recipes to Thrive from the Inside Out.
In this interview we talk about everything from:
- Listening to your intuition and taking a leap
- The myth of overnight success (and why one failure is not a reason to stop!)
- Why a successful business isn’t only reserved for the select few
- The power of taking a single step, and having the courage to share your voice
- How the smallest things are actually what make the biggest differences
- How to maintain motivation
- How success comes from focusing on what you want versus what you don’t
- A small example of actively listening to your body
- And much, much more!
I hope you enjoy the interview and we would love to hear the number one thing you do to fuel your passion. I literally cannot wait for my book to arrive and will be sharing my favorite recipes on Live Your Legend’s Instagram, so be sure to follow along! If you are interested in getting a copy for yourself, you can find it here.
Here’s to being the most vital version of you,
– Chelsea Dinsmore
P.S. Next week marks the 3 year anniversary of the passing of LYL founder, Scott Dinsmore. He had a project he was working on prior to the accident and we have been working behind the scenes to complete that for him and get it out in the world. So keep your eyes open for a message about that on September 12th!