SDH 059: Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It! with Forbes Riley

Forbes Riley grew up in Long Island as an awkward child, overweight, with braces and one goal: to be anyone else but herself. That goal changed after she dreamed of being on the movie and TV screen, believed she could do it and achieved it. Today, Forbes is a $2 billion dollar spokeswoman, entrepreneur, creator of the SpinGym and National Fitness Hall of Fame Inductee. Forbes is the host and Executive Producer at “Forbes Living”, a show that is determined to find the next great idea.

Forbes’ Story

-How she went to NY after college & landed a broadway show

-Her feelings after being sent to overeaters anonymous

-The first movie she starred in 1980

-How she overcame obstacles in her life

-Why having kids is so important for her

-How she got picked to host the X Games

-Her own definitions of words like: all, success and diet

Achieving Quotes:

“I grew up with strong women in my life: Katherine Hepburn, Barbara Stanwick, Betty Davis and that’s what I wanted to be a part of.”

“I have this motto about dream it, believe it, achieve it, and because I spent so much time dreaming, wishing that things actually manifested and I learned a lot of lessons.”

“I am pretty much this former fat kid who said ‘enough is enough, I am going to figure it out and I am going to share it with other people.”

“My next motto is ‘leap and the net will appear… I don’t think the universe respects someone who has a plan b.”

“Everybody needs a coach. Serena Williams has five coaches. One of them is a tennis coach…You need somebody outside, watching your game, who can push and probe you to be the very best you can be.”

“You can pretty much achieve anything you want if you are silly enough to dream, which I am. Then you have to believe it, especially when people tell you no; they love to tell you no. Then you have to take the steps to achieve it.”

“I love the title of [shediditherway] that is certainly my definition. I had no road map; I wish that I did.


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Amanda Boleyn