We had the good fortune of connecting with Sara Quriconi and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sara, Let’s talk about principles and values – what matters to you most?
Integrity. When you set your own standard, or personal bar, the only person you can hold responsible for your own disappointment is yourself. That can be both liberating, and overwhelming at the same time, because it shows how much power we as individuals hold within our own capacity. So, let’s break this down a bit. Holding integrity means you are honest. Truth is at your core: you live it, breathe it, talk it, and act it. There are no lies! Therefore, there is total freedom. When you act from truth, you also need to become totally confident in yourself, learn from the past, but without lingering in it for too long to keep moving forward. This creates fast action and little room for shame or guilt looking back. It’s a waste of energy. Holding integrity also means you hold strong, high moral principles or values for both yourself and those you surround yourself with. This leads you to learn faster, achieve higher, trust deeper, and elevate yourself and the cause you strive for. For me, that’s inspiring and empowering others to be their healthiest, best, most authentic selves.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
If it story tells, inspires, and has an empowering message, I’m driven towards it! As a kid, I was always playing make-believe in the backyard, imagining the giant boulders in the landscape transforming into a kitchen or living space, and the driveway coated in chalk sketches of a made-up town and roadway to drive my bike on. Always active in sports, movement and active, I played a variety of sports since a young age. I excelled, and achieved in many areas artistically, athletically and scholarly with ease. I started my career as an art director in advertising, with a business mindset and creative soul. After landing my first job in advertising at a large and notable ad agency in Boston, I was let go during the recession in 2010, like many in the field. That hit me hard, and had me wondering for years after looking for employment if I was any good at all. The universe had me shifting into studying yoga, movement and mental health, which turned out to be a healer for my years of struggling with addiction and eating disorders, and lack of self esteem. I turned to teaching yoga, which took me on a path for just under 10 years of teaching at some of the top locations and privately in both Boston and Miami. Miami, I turned back towards creative. That’s where I got deep into professional production work and on-camera talent experience. Professionally taking on roles for acting, modeling and back into creative direction and directing short films, I now lead the creative work for various wellness and travel companies, consulting for luxury wellness travel destinations worldwiide, along with being a leader various social media platforms for empowerment and healthy living. Trust things work out with reason. You may not connect the dots now, but one day you’ll close the circles, learn the lessons, and it will all unfold to be the greatest story you could every imagine, which happens to you be your LIFE! If it feels good, lean into it, and if it doesn’t, don’t create a false narrative for ego’s sake. Back to integrity, speak, breathe, and live your truth!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Definitely head over to the South Point area for a morning walk from the Pier, grab a coffee at one of the shops along 1st Street, and stroll for hours (or bike ride) up the coast until you got tired or decided to make a turn back. Afternoon, with so much to see in the Wynwood area, walk on foot there and all the way up through the Design District. I’m not one for shopping, but I do enjoy the people watching from the various areas and outdoor atmosphere. Wrap up the evening at Milos over in South of Fifth, if you’re a pescatarian. Or, stay in the Design District area and go to Mandolin Aegean Bistro (definitely book a reservation at either of these). Some of the best, most memorable meals I’ve had are at these two locations in Miami, so there’s some magic!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’m a big fan of listening to keynotes and videos over on YouTube. Quite often this becomes my gym “therapy” sessions and morning motivations where I listen to various speakers on a variety of empowerment talks. Some of my favorites include Simon Sinek and GaryVee, both featuring real life, strategic straight-forward motivation. In the acting world, Joseph Pearlman is one of my favorites, who does a brilliant job of mixing real life inspiration with acting insights. Outside of the mentorship world, I have to dedicate this also to my three little birds, being my Mom, Dad and brother. There are no other individuals in my life that have been the wind under my wings through all the ups, downs, and all-arounds that I’ve been on in my lifetime so far. I truly believe your support net of people is so important, to uplift you in those moments you need it the most. Warriors (and entrepreneurs and artists) know it’s a solo path most of the time, dedicating your life to your work and craft. So, those few that you do share your time with are crucial to elevate you to your most creative, best version of your self.
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