Episode 86: Hitting Rockbottom & Finding Faith, Hope And New Beginnings Again w/ Sarah Vega

You’re in the middle of building your brand, figuring out next steps in your career and then your world gets twisted upside down. What do you do? How do you manage – even at all? In this episode, we chat with podcaster Sarah Vega, host of Dique! – a self-help podcast with a twist that caters to the Latino demographic and is trying to break the stigmas that come within the culture. Podcaster Sarah Vega talks working with through dark moments along her #dreamdriving journey and how she was able to find faith, hope & new beginnings. We chat her early dreams of being a fashion editor, working at top NYC media outlets, her Kanye West experience, and even working with Rihanna. Sarah then explains how she ended up working as a Corrections Officer in New Jersey. Sarah opens up about this life-changing period in her life, battling depression, suicide attempts, and homelessness and what she did to get re-focused and re-energized to start over. Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and use the hashtag #dreamdrive. Enjoy!

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SOME OF TOPICS WE DISCUSS:
– What inspired Sarah as a child & why she wanted to be a fashion editor
– Why she turned down a scholarship to FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in NYC
– What happened when Sarah met Kanye West
– Working at The Source & Complex Magazine
– How Sarah got her break in fashion working for Rihanna’s stylist
– Which matters more: networking or talent?
– Why Sarah turned down moving to LA
– How Sarah ended up working at a Corrections Officer in New Jersey
– Why Sarah got fired from her law enforcement position
– Battling homelessness, depression and suicide attempts
– Why Sarah questioned God
– The day that changed Sarah’s life
– How Sarah is looking to bring light to issues within Latino/a culture

SARAH VEGA’S KEYS TO SUCCESS:
1. Faith
2. Drive
3. Support System

SHARE:

I felt like it wasn’t my time to go. I was forcing something that wasn’t supposed to happen.

RESOURCES  & BOOKS MENTIONED:
– The Bible
– Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer
– Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso
– Who Moved My Cheese? by Dr. Spencer Johnson
– Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It by Charlamagne Tha God

FIND SARAH VEGA:
Instagram: @_sarahvega_
Twitter: @_sarahvega_
Snapchat: sarahvegasnaps
Dique! Podcast:  https://soundcloud.com/svegadique1
Web: www.sarahvega.com

JOIN THE #DREAMSINDRIVE COMMUNITY: www.dreamsindrive.com/JOIN

JOIN THE #DREAMSINDRIVE FACEBOOK GROUP:  www.dreamsindrive.com/facebook

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About Rana Campbell

Rana Campbell is the host of the Dreams In Drive Podcast and owner and founder of Dreams In Drive LLC. She is a marketing/branding expert that loves helping creatives & lifestyle entrepreneurs build brands that SHINE in the business world.

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