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Ask Sam: 90 Days to An Improved You: Where I Arrived

Ask Sam: 90 Days to An Improved You: Where I Arrived
Samantha von Sperling

Samantha von Sperling

What started out as a New Years resolution piece has taken on a life of its own and brought me on a journey that has taken me into spring cleaning and a season of introspection and renewal before entering a full bloom ready for market. This has been an important year for all kinds of new beginnings. I’ve learned to pay attention to the things that trigger my worst self. Change is a constant conscious effort to make all the right choices, every day. I am appreciative that I decided to to do this crazy series of articles where I become my own best client and start this new chapter in my life on a self-monitored yet highly public transformation to an updated, improved best version of myself.

I have to say it’s been both motivational, and at times exhausting. Once you identify one area and clean it up and make it fresh and sparkling, you realize how shabby everything else looks in comparison. Before you know it, you’re turning your guts inside out to go the whole way and turn it all out afresh. It’s a chance to dig deep, do the work to clear out all the sludge, emotional included. Sometimes it’s painful. The clearer I get, the more impatient I become, the more uncomfortable it is to bear witness to anything that is not as it could be and is within my power to change. The clutter that one uncovers while cleaning one’s space or professional life is nothing compared to clearing of ones mind.
Sometimes life can come at us with such intensity that it is necessary to step back, go within. We can protect ourselves by stepping out of sight so we can focus and produce, especially when stakes are high. Disappearing for a moment can take some of that pressure off and insulate us a bit. Then we are free to expend great amounts of energy getting things done and setting things straight. One of the best gifts we can give ourselves is the space to rest from the exertion so we can renew our strength and keep going.
Gigantic steps forward in every aspect of my life have been accomplished.
Did I mention I’m an impatient person? I like to see results, and it’s never fast enough which results in my feeling slightly frustrated. I am my own worst critic and demand a lot from myself  as I turn my trained eye to client #1.
Just like all of us, I have my challenges. Life throws us all curveballs. Never give up.
Just do your best. My best on one day might not be the same as my best on another but it is my best at that moment. That’s all we can do, make a constant conscious effort to do our best all the time. An impossible task, but when you start thinking and acting this way as much as possible it will bring you to new levels and new realizations. Including the difficult feat of learning to love ourselves when we fall short of our ideal. Is it any surprise that karmically as an image consultant, this is my greatest challenge of all? I have always been a competitive, results driven person, but as my plan emerged in greater detail, a sense of reassurance emerged.
Anything is possible.
It’s been such an intense experience so far but I’m so glad I did it and plan to continue
pushing self in my quest for excellence in all aspects of life.
I would like to thank the following people and products for their aid in attaining my goals.
Xerveo supplements for vital energy, sense of well being and help with the loss of now a total of 4 inches!
Mindii Weinzapfel, for the opportunity, inspiration, tough love, “1 minute workouts”, motivation, advice and friendship!
Kimberly Snyder’s Beauty Detox lifestyle which I have been living for over a year now and it’s been life changing.
Michael T. Cole and his M5 System for workouts that make all my muscles shake without any bouncing up and down!
CARROT³ having a full body workout in 7 minutes that has been a saving grace while traveling and on busy days.
To my assistant Angelica, thank you for all your talents and support!
To Jeffrey Drucker, Thank you for being amazing!
To all of you who have cheered me on and made strides during your own “90 Days to an Improved You” experience, thank you. You are wonderful!
I wish you all an exciting and fulfilling journey to your own best self and all the success possible at living your best life.
Please support me in raising money for the American Heart Association 5K Wall Street Run!
Click here to read my story about why I run to end heart disease and donate!
See you at the finish line!

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Samantha von Sperling is a lifestyle guru who has spent her entire career going above and beyond to help her clients achieve their goals. “When asked what I do, I will tell you that I “Spit shine” people and things for a living. My arsenal of expertise helps smooth out the rough spots, whether it’s your look, the space you inhabit, or how you interact with the world around you. Our goal is to help you feel more comfortable in your skin and confident in your ability to handle any social situation with panache! Keen insight and fresh perspective is the first step to attaining your goal. Everything in life at some level is a matter of packaging and a game of seduction, a new job, a step up a ladder, the winning over of clients and friends or the conquest of your desire. Tell me what you want, what you need, even if it seems trivial, personal or impossible. If I can’t help you, I’ll tell you. If I can, it shall be done.” Samantha was raised in a sophisticated family where entertaining international guests was de rigueur; refined manners, elegant dress, proper posture, the art of conversation, and ballroom dancing are second nature to her. Her education is a continuation of a lifelong passion for the arts and a foundation for her business. Armed with a degree from New York University in Educational Theatre with a concentration in Speech Communications – also a classically trained ballroom dancer and actress – von Sperling set out the offer the world a new approach to the old concept of finishing. She uses her diverse talents through innovative group seminars or with one-on-one consultations. By utilizing all her skills and training, von Sperling has fulfilled requests from royal families, diplomats, politicians, celebrities, CEOs, companies big and small, regular joes, and soccer moms. Ms. von Sperling has appeared in print publications such as The New York Times, TIME Magazine, O The Oprah Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, and The Wall Street Journal, to name a few. She appears as a guest expert on numerous television programs, and currently contributes as ImageGal for and writes her own column, “Ask Sam” for Time Square Chronicles which she counts amongst her great joys in life. Samantha von Sperling from POLISHED Social Image Consultants has been on the forefront of the image consulting industry for a decade, helping to bring out the best in you – from the boardroom to the ballroom.

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