Global activewear queen Lorna Jane Clarkson has built an empire of over 200 stores worldwide and a brand that is universally loved and celebrated. However, we all know Rome wasn't built in a day, so when Lorna Jane released her new book 'Love You' which centres on the road to success and ultimately self love, we knew it was going to be a winner!
Lorna shares real stories, including the difficult times, to help bring positive change to your life, inspire you to step out of your comfort zone, follow your dreams and live life at one hundred percent.
We were so inspired by the book at GMB HQ that not only did we create a very special Love You GoodnessMe Box, filled with Lorna's favourite health products, we sat down with Lorna to ask some burning questions.
I wanted to write about self-love because I wanted to inspire women to stop and think about where they are going with their lives, to instill in them the importance of taking care of themselves and to show them that they CAN bring about positive change in their lives.
I believe that self-love is important because everything good in your life starts with how YOU think and feel about yourself and I want to encourage ALL women to invest in themselves, back themselves, challenge themselves and ultimately love and believe in themselves enough to create a life that they love.
It’s really quite simple. We just need to find 5 minutes every day to ask ourselves what we want to do with our lives and what we are doing to make it happen.
As scary as it might seem at the time, any real change in our lives means stepping outside of our comfort zone – because if we don’t challenge ourselves we will never grow, and challenging yourself is the only way you will know what you are truly capable of. You don’t need to take a giant leap out of your comfort zone - even small steps will help build your confidence and take you closer to your goals.
I try to use that fear to channel my energy in a positive way and harness that to push through any challenges. I like to remind myself that fear is just a feeling and I am capable of handling anything life throws at me.
I think most people want to be liked - they want to fit in and be popular. I don’t think it’s necessarily a female thing but a human thing.
We can overcome this by working on our self -confidence, self -love and self-belief. Because when we love and believe in ourselves we will be less focused in what other people think about us.
I think you need all of those things when you’re starting a business but it’s the passion and love for what you do that will keep you going through your most challenging times and ultimately get you to the finish line.
When it comes to success in life, consistency is key. It is just as important as passion and commitment - in fact I think that if you’re not consistent then you can run the risk of losing it all. It’s what we do every day that impacts our lives and good habits set us up for success.
I like to be up early (without an alarm when I can) to make the most of every day;
After my workout I meet Bill and we take Roger (our dog) for a walk around the block. Then it’s home for a shower, emails over breakfast and then I head into work to start the day!
Never never never give up.