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What’s the Best Advice You’ve Ever Received?

All of us are where we are today partly because of our own efforts and partly because of the advice, guidance, influence and inspiration provided by others.  At Voyage we have the good fortune of connecting with so many of the city’s hidden gems – from entrepreneurs and creatives to athletes, researchers and more.  We asked them a simple, but important question: what is the best advice, personal or professional, that you’ve ever received?

Chelsea Ihedinma- fashion blogger and content creator

The best advice I’ve received would be to: Get out of my comfort zone. and; Fail successfully; life’s greatest lessons come from our worst mistakes, grow from it.



Sarah Calvelli – Retail Manager & Blogger

The best personal and professional advice I’ve ever gotten was you can’t control everything! Do what’s in your best power to get what you can done and don’t sweat it if you can’t get everything done. Everything takes time!

Robert Ostrander- Health and Wellness

Quit worrying about what people think of you they don’t support your family!!

Chef Sy-a Personal Chef

The Best advice personal advice I’ve received lately has been have Faith. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger! That’s also my philosophy on life as well. I stand firm on it to this day!


Dr. Blake Wu – Movement Specialist at The Sports Pod

Photographer : Bradford Martens

The best advice I can give, which is what I tell all of my athletes “We overestimate what we can do in a week, and underestimate what we can accomplish in a year” -Dr. Wu


Caitlynn Cabrera-Style Influencer/Fashion Blogger

The best advice I’ve received is: Don’t worry about where others are in life, everyone has there own path.

Narda Anss – Artist / Singer

There’s going to be many obstacles on the way, all types of People That try to hold you down and change you, Make you Different from who you are inside and who you are meant to be, But remember to stay You Be original be truthful, Nobody its just as great as You you are individually great Be Yourself embrace your flaws, your essence its what makes you You. 

Jason Mcafee-Fitness Entrepreneur

“You don’t know everything” -mom This advice helps me be hungry for more and open to advice when it comes to knowledge and perfecting my craft.

Zunad Khoja – Dallas DJ & Dholi Player

My parents always told me thank God for each and everything that we get and never to complain for the problems we may have in life. Complaining will only make the problem bigger and worse on yourself, instead take it as a phase of life that will pass by very soon. Without the problems in your life, there’s no way you can know the importance of good things and happiness in life.

Louis Paige Clash of fitness Personal Trainer

Focus on changing the mind and body of every great human being.


Jenna Wade – Blogger

Someone once told me, “There are people who are never going to like you no matter what you do. Once you accept that fact, you can stop trying to be who you think people want you to be and start being who you want to be”.

Polo Olvera-Certified Personal Trainer, Owner/Founder of Training Room Dallas

This had to be the best advice I’ve heard by Gary Vaynerchuk is “stop whining and start hustling.” You can do anything you want. You just have to work extra hard and don’t give up.

We are Just 2 Brown Girls (Charian and Stephanie) who are bloggers/vloggers in Dallas, Texas

“Just stay organized, disciplined, consistent, and authentic. The fruits of your labor will manifest”! Best professional advice received was
1.   “ Never look for the promotion, the promotion will look for you when you are giving 150%”
2. “Always be on time.  To be on time is to be there before the start time.  Anything after that is late.


DK- Fitness Trainer

The best advice I’ve received was: “Always be yourself and NEVER gives up on anything you are passionate about.”


Kyle Osteen-Functional Fitness Trainer and Therapist

I was once told, “Do not be content with average because it’s just as close to the bottom as it is to the top” and I live by that mantra for myself and in my efforts to help my clients become the best, most healthy versions of themselves.

Maura Wright aka THEWRIGHTLIGHT | Certified Life Coach, Certified Yoga Instructor, and finishing up a certification this week for Law of Attraction Coaching

I’ve received an abundance of incredible advice. However, the one piece of advice that has made the most effective impact recently (personally as well as professionally) is to embrace your true authentic self and let that radiate in everything you do. All your imperfection, quirks, weirdness, and uniqueness. EMBRACE IT. Everything you authentically are is ultimately tied to your significant purpose(s) in life. Perfectionism is boring and uninteresting. The world needs what makes you “different”. BE THE LIGHT.

Kylie Hise – CPA & Fitness enthusiast

A lot of what I learned playing sports growing up holds true in the corporate world – being dedicated, hard working, and bringing a positive attitude each day can make you a valued team player in the work place.


Morenike-Abiola – LifeStyle Blogger

The best personal advice I have received- Never lose your joy!

Sarah Hackwith – Fitness professional and body positivity advocate

The best personal advice I ever received was to look at every opportunity or decision through the lens of the statement: “If it’s not a hell yes, it’s a hell no.” I tend to see possibility in everything and everyone, and have to be careful to do what’s best for myself by truly following my intuition. I wholeheartedly believe that, in the end, the heart will triumph over the head anyways, so why not save yourself the time and jump there first?


Karla Garcia-Educator & Fitness Aficionado

The best advice to give a person when facing an insurmountable challenge is; Taking lessons from others, learn from those who have been there already, and know that we’re all human beings who seek a little courage & determination to overcome anything! It is important to know how to take on a responsibility and putting important things in perspective. Also learn how to commit first then resolve to figure it out later. Most importantly, be brutally honest about the facts and never stop believing in your own self and your abilities to create and achieve what you want in life. Be creative, Be powerful, Be yourself, Be who you want to be. Nothing is Insurmountable! Karla García.


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