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Like I stated yesterday on my different platforms, I have a special treat for you today and I can’t wait to share💯💋
My next blog feature literally speaks to my soul in so many ways✍🏽🌟🤩💛🌼I was excited when we connected and I was able to interview her.
Meet Natalie Sady – Model + Spokesmodel
Thank you Natalie for joining my community, my blog and various platforms❤️💋🥰💯
Let’s welcome this beauty to the blog ………
Model + Spokesmodel
Featured Entrepreneur: Natalie Sady – Model + Spokesmodel
Interviewed by: Anna Svetlik De La Rosa
Episode: # 92
MY INTERVIEW WITH NATALIE SADY
Q1. What did you want to be growing up?
I had always wanted to be a model. I used to watch the Miss Universe pageant as a child and thought those women were so beautiful and glamorous As I grew older that dream was still there and I did small jobs here and there from the age of 5. That dream never really left me, and I looked at all sorts of other jobs such as lawyer or working in PR, but I always came back to the fashion/entertainment industry. I think the thing that truly attracted me to that industry and dream was the fact that it wasn’t a 9-5 job, always in the same place. It seemed exciting and who doesn’t love playing dress up, as a model you got to do that for a living.
Q2. Tell us about you:
I grew up in a household of all women, 3 sisters and my mum. Most of our pets were female as well, so much feminine energy! I was always the black sheep, both at school and home. I’m not sure why I never really fit in, I just didn’t. I was curious and asked a lot of questions, which I am sure drove my mother crazy. I also didn’t really conform to what I was told I needed to be. I very much marched to the beat of my own drum.
I was bullied through school and drifted from friend group to friend group, never really finding that place that I fit. It all became too much in the tenth grade and I left school completely. I went on to work for the next 18 months and was much happier in a space with adults that I could relate to along with a sense of freedom as I was supporting myself and running my own life. I did go back to school and finish the last two years of high school, but I did it as ‘mature age student’ which allowed me to keep working and figure out my own schedule. I don’t think it was until I was out of that high school and 16 years of age that I started to really discover who I was and be comfortable in my own skin. It wasn’t an immediate thing, that was the beginning and I probably wasn’t completely there until the age of 27. After the bullying and never feeling like I fit, to start discovering places in the world where I did belong and people who accepted me, changed my life.
I haven’t stopped working since the age of 13. I have baked caked for restaurants, cleaned for my dads business, worked as a cashier at a supermarket, waitressed, worked as a hostess, and even worked as a Personal Assistant for a couple of years. While doing all of these jobs I was always modeling. I didn’t really get busy as a model until I was in my 20’s. I worked full time as a model throughout my 20’s & 30’s, while usually maintaining a side hustle, just in case work slowed down — because the fashion industry is seasonal but the bills are not.
In the background to all my work, I married my high school sweetheart at the age of 22, but that relationship ended after we had been together for 10 years and by the time I was 25 I was getting divorced. After almost a year on my own I thought I had met the most wonderful man. He was nothing like who I had imagined myself ending up with, but I’m all about seizing the opportunities the universe puts in front of me, so I let this man sweep me off my feet. I discovered a short time later, that he was not so wonderful and instead incredibly abusive. It was a terrible time in my life, when I struggled with so much — how did I end up here? How did I manage to loose every person in my life except him? How do I ever get free of him? And so many more questions. Thankfully I had an incredible therapist at the time, and with her help I not only survived that situation, I freed myself and even though at the time I thought I would never get over him, I finally saw him for who he really was and finally recognized my own strength and was able to start taking steps forward to rebuild my life. During that relationship I had been too embarrassed to tell anyone what was going on at home. Once free, and after telling a couple of people who were close to me what I had been living with I discovered that not only was I not alone, that most of my female friends had been through something similar. It blew my mind how many women have suffered at the hands of abusive partners, as well as a surprising number of men.
Around the same time I was coming out of the abusive relationship, I knew that as much as I loved my career and felt beyond blessed to have a job and the opportunities that I did (I know I sound like a cliche, but it’s true), I needed something more. It was that feeling which made me start to make the move towards working as a TV Host. I’ve always had a lot to say, so it seemed like the perfect career move.
Navigating this new part of the entertainment industry was frustrating and humbling. It was as if I’d just started in this industry and had to pay my dues all over again. I hustled, as I always have. There didn’t seem to be many opportunities, so I started reaching out to people, letting them know I was there and wanted to work. Some doors opened, and I landed the job as co-host for The Moonee Valley Racecourse (Melbourne, Australia) Night Racing Season. Just as I was about to start, they had mass redundancies lay offs and the main point of contact I had was let go. My first night on the job at the first paid hosting gig I had, there was no brief, just a microphone put in my hand and I was told to just go with it. It was terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. I am sure I made so many mistakes, and the co-host I worked with wasn’t a fan of having me next to him, but I made it work and I got through the season. There are several jobs where I went and had no idea what I was doing and wanted to run, but each time I reminded myself that if I quit, then my dream ended there. That was always enough to get me to walk through that door and onstage or in front of that camera and get the job done to the best of my ability.
As I kept working and the doors were just not opening I turned my attention to America. I knew it would be hard over there, but at least there would be opportunity, with so many TV channels and streaming services starting to pop up, they couldn’t just recycle the same small pool of talent as is done in the Australian TV industry. I had no idea how to start the process of figuring out that move, and kept putting it out to the universe, and speaking to people. In 2015, I came to LA to do a few courses and get a feel for the city. It was daunting and a crazy couple of weeks, but I knew it was where I was meant to be. I was back a few months later for another month. In 2016 I was here for 2 months, securing what I needed for my visa and learning about the whole process. 2017 after a grueling visa application process, my visa was approved and on Christmas Eve of that same year, I officially moved.
When I was going through the process of moving people kept telling me how difficult it was in LA, and that they couldn’t make it, so I probably wouldn’t either. I responded telling them that if they were my friend they would support me, and that if I failed I failed, but at least I wouldn’t have any questions. As it turns out the move was the best decision I have ever made. It is tough leaving everything I knew behind, leaving the security of friends and family and having to reestablish yourself, it can be lonely. I met people, some only stayed in my life for a short time, but they helped the transition for me. Within 4 months of being here I met someone who offered me a place at his studio in West Hollywood to continue filming a Youtube show I had started in Australia called ’Sady Says’. Through that studio I met some incredible people and was given wonderful opportunities. One of those people that I met was celebrity astrologer, David Palmer ’The Leo King’. We became friends and a few years later we are working together each week on a show called ‘Full Disclosure’ for his network High Vibe. Talk about manifesting, David is someone I followed for years and I have great respect for, to call him a friend is something so special and to be working together for the light-worker community is just something else.
The modeling work continues and I still find myself having moments of sitting on set, feeling that same gratitude that I get paid for doing work that doesn’t feel like work. In 2020, like everyone else my industry and ability to earn money was put on hold. I was determined to not let it mentally affect me and I refused to sit in front of the TV and spend my days watching Netflix. Instead I made a rule that the TV would not be turned on until it was dark outside. My dog and I walked, I read book after book and even though I am always reading something it felt so good to really just loose myself in books without feeling like I didn’t have the time to sit and enjoy them like I was. I randomly got a call from a friend in Australia asking me to do an interview for his new show. That interview led me to work with that new show for 12 months as the LA correspondent. Working with leading journalists from Australia who acted as my mentors taught me I have the ability to be a great investigative journalist (my natural curiosity is the main characteristic at play there). I never had any intention of being a journalist, but my love for deep and real conversations helped me along. That opportunity gave me purpose and drive through 2020 and whole new set of skills. When my time with them ended, I took my time but had a clear vision of what I wanted to do and have since relaunched the investigative journalist side of myself and am conducting interviews on topics that are important to me which are available on my YouTube and Rumble channels.
I think what I’m trying to share about myself is that I have a stubborn heart. I don’t like being told no. Each time someone utters that word to me, it may upset me for a moment but then I get back up and go even harder towards what I want to achieve. I will work my ass off to achieve what sets my soul on fire because a life of settling is a wasted life. We have all had awful things happen in our lives, but they don’t need to define who we are. Those horrible things are part of our story and there are always lessons in those experiences, so we take the lessons without carrying the anger/guilt or whatever other emotion is attached to those experiences and move forward as hopefully, a better human who maybe has more compassion or a deeper understanding of ourselves and others. Life is truly what we make it.
Q3. What is one of your most treasured accomplishments?
Moving to the U.S. I had an established life in Australia. I had a home, a support network, a career that I loved, but I had always felt like an outsider. My heart had been telling me for years that I needed to be in the U.S, so I listened to that call and I made it happen. It was a process and I was told by many that I was crazy, that it wouldn’t/couldn’t happen. I trusted my gut and I took the leap. I wasn’t a 20 something, I was late 30’s and I let go of everything I had established and took the leap. It was the best and most freeing thing I’ve ever done.
Q4. Tell how you process work load stress or personal stress or just to much coming at you at one time? Ex: Exercise, Meditation, Journal, EFT Tapping, Running or all the above.
When I was younger, if everything was too overwhelming my go to was to curl up on the couch under a blanket and eat salt’n’vinegar chips. Not the healthiest coping mechanism, but it was what I did and sometimes I would stay under that blanket for days. Now, even though thats still what I want to do I make myself go for a long walk. I discovered some years ago in those dark or stressful moments, being outside in nature (not looking at a screen – I always leave my phone at home when I’m walking) looking around at nature, how incredible the world is, it puts everything back in perspective Yes, I may be having a bad day, but the world is so much bigger than me and my issue isn’t as big as I thought. Yoga is another thing I do. Those bad days, the last thing I want to do is get on the mat but the moment I sit and ground myself I instantly feel better. Meditation is a daily practice for me. If I skip a few days I can feel I am not as grounded and connected to myself. The other release for me is dancing. Loud music and movement will always put me back in to myself and release so much of that stress.
With all of that said, if I do one or all of those things and it’s all still too much, then I do allow myself to crawl under that blanket with the chips, but I only ever allow myself to stay there for that evening. The next day, it’s time to get back up and face the world and move through whatever it is that has triggered me. The sooner you feel it and move through it, the sooner it is over.
Q5. What advice would you give to someone looking to just start their career?
I would tell them to make sure they are doing something that they love and what fills their heart. To be fulfilled in this life we need to spend time doing things that set our souls on fire.
Usually when we begin something we have to start at the bottom. Some people feel that paying their dues is beneath them and they should be able to begin where they want to end up. It’s just not realistic. When I was a young model, I did jobs for free. It was at times frustrating, but it’s those jobs that taught me and gave me the tools to navigate the industry successfully. It’s the same in any industry, to work your way up, you gain a better understanding of the industry, the job, the ultimate goal. It allows you the time to make mistakes and figure out better ways, it helps you grow and as I’ve already said — the universe loves a stubborn heart. Don’t be caught up in the money. When you do what you love, the money will follow. That beginning and the years of sacrifice are the investment you make in achieving your goals.
Q6. Do you have any beauty secrets that you swear by?
My mom always told me to look after my skin. She always said if you don’t, you can never get it back to where it was. What a true statement. Even in times of financial hardship, I have never skimped on the skin care I buy. I drink a lot of water and always try to get enough sleep. I don’t drink much alcohol and have never smoked, both things which are not kind to our skin. Now I just need to give up the caffeine.
Q7. If you could speak to one woman from history, who would it be?
Princess Diana. She was an incredible woman that created so much change in this world. She showed the world not to fear AIDS by hugging the little boy on the HIV/AIDS ward in New York. She bought awareness to so many other humanitarian issues in our world, all while she had her own private battles going on. I would love to know more about the woman she was, why she made the choices she did and how she would view the world we are currently living in.
Q8. What lights you up on the inside?
So many things. My dog and animals in general, they are such pure souls. Real and deep conversations. I’m not one for small talk. It makes me awkward, but if you want to dive in and have those deep conversations with me, I’m in. What is better than staying up all night having these soul changing conversations? Positivity! We all have those negative moments, we’re human after all. Positive humans who believe they can create a better world are who light me up.
Q9. Favorite quote?
“This too shall pass.”
So often we find ourselves unhappy or uncomfortable and that’s when we want to give up. I remind myself that nothing is permanent and if I keep going, everything will look really different, soon. It’s also helpful during a tough workout, lol.
Q10. Any future collaborations you want to share?
I am excited about some of the projects that David Palmer and I have been talking about for both High Vibe and his Youtube channel, but you have to stay tuned for details.
I am also excited about some of the upcoming interviews I have for my own channels. I wish I could give more details, but all will be revealed in time.
Where can we find you?