People talk about pursuing their dreams, but few know the high cost of success, and even fewer are willing to pay it.

Dreams are free, but success comes with the high taxes of doubt and struggle. Dreams can be fleeting. But success demands years of sweat, change, and growth well beyond what’s easy and popular. Everyone dreams. Few pay the tax or run the miles.”

Brendon Burchard

Though you will see lots of paradise locations, fun activities, adventures, workouts, and food on my feed, keep in mind what it has taken me to get here. There is no magic wand. I don’t sit on a trust fund. I wasn’t given a family business.

Nothing has ever been handed to me on a silver platter.

Everything I have in my life I have worked very hard for and earned by running the distance far beyond what most people are willing to do.

So when people say, “It must be nice! You are living the dream! I’m so envious,” etc., I smile and nod my head thinking—

If only you knew what it took to get here.

It took decades of unwavering focus, discipline, sacrifice, and facing my fears. Plus a willingness to show up and give 200% despite major failures and setbacks.

If you find yourself comparing yourself to others, take a moment to check in with yourself. Are you putting in the internal and external work to get there? Are you clear with your intentions and taking the small steps necessary daily?

The most fulfilling and rewarding aspects of life are earned.

You got this! I believe in you and your dreams. Know that the journey will be tough, but you were born for it. Don’t wait. Act now. This is your time!


Pura Vida!

Amber Sears
Online Coaching, Retreats, & Teacher Trainings


P.S. I’d LOVE to hear about the challenges you’ve overcome in order to reach success, whatever level of success you’re currently at. Comment below and let’s chat!