We had the good fortune of connecting with Sara Quiriconi and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sara, what role has risk played in your life or career?
As an entrepreneur, risk comes with the territory. The difference, however, between successful entrepreneurs and others is it’s strategic risk. Meaning, I’m never just jumping blindly into a decision. There’s some backend work, research and thinking before that leap happens. It took risk to go from being an art director in the corporate world to teaching yoga. It took risk to decide to up and move from Boston to Miami. It took risk to leap from teaching yoga to being a content creator and producer full time. And, once again, it takes risk to decide to go back into acting and modeling once again. All of the life skills and tools that I’ve acquire lead me to be where I am today. Fortunately, they all (give or take) have a united thread of passion, creativity, well-being, artistry and play. No great achievements come from playing safe. And, my life’s work should be nothing less than!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
At my heart and soul, I’m a creator and storyteller. I create in various forms of art, from writing, to photography, to video and film, and acting and being in front of the camera. To inspire others to live a healthy lifestyle, be passionate in your pursuits and be authentically, unapologetically you is my greatest driver in all that I share. Being a 16 year cancer survivor, one who’s overcome addictions including an eating disorder and alcoholism in the past, divorced, laid off, moved, changed careers multiple times, and keeps on fighting — well, that’s the life of an artist! One who’s lived a well-lived life with many life lessons and stories to share. What makes me different is perhaps the collective of all that I’ve been through. Perhaps that doesn’t make me any different than anyone else, because we all have our own scars and struggles. One thing that’s for sure, I am determined, and once I get my eagle eye and mind set on a goal, there’s no stopping me.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
In Los Angeles, I love a long walk up and down the streets of Santa Monica. Seeing the sunset from the ocean view is truly one of my favorites. Enjoy some West Coast yoga in the morning, as I’ve found the teachers to be very knowledgeable and teach a middle ground of practical and holistic. Eat all the strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes and greens you can while here — they’re so much better than anything you’ll find on the East Coast (especially Miami). If you’re delayed in the Airport, take a long walk through the connector Tom Bradley Airport for some beautiful second floor views, live piano music, and a lively shopping area with some incredible LED displays.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
A Warrior knows that they can’t succeed on their own. My journey as a Live Free Warrior (more on that later) is much of the same. I’m a 16-cancer survivor, so many thanks and much gratitude goes to the Hospital staff at Yale New Haven Hospital. My teachers in yoga, who have varied over the years, but all pillars teaching and leading me along my foundational journey. My students who trusted and believed in my teachings and gave me the space to lead, inspire and share in front of a crowd. My friends who remain friends over the years, knowing that I’m always going to be on the go, never in one place, and not always the easiest to get a hold of; yet, love me none the less. The loves of my life, who have taught me so much about myself over the years. My husband, Javi, for encouraging me day by day to love my weird little self and continue to pursue my passions that drive my heart. And, my family, parents and brother, who have been my three little birds lifting me up every time I’m gotten knocked down a bit in life and gave me the belief that “every little thing is gonna be alright.”