Last weekend I got off the hamster wheel and headed to Salt Lake City for Elevation 2013 with Tiffany Peterson.  It was JUST WHAT I NEEDED.

I loved that it was 1/2 personal development and 1/2 business skills – right up my alley.  There were amazing speakers and so much to take in, my brain is still on hyper-speed processing and digesting all that I heard and learned.  I’m sure I’ll be sharing tidbits with you here…

For today, I want to share my new favorite, empowering song – ROAR by Katy Perry.

They played it at the event after breaks – upbeat and fun and a great memory of a transformational event.  As I listen to it more at home and in my studio, I have been able to understand the words more clearly – this is a powerful song of change, awakening and taking responsibility for life.

Here is the video to listen to and the words to read… I ask you to think about this:

Who or what has been holding you back?  (hint: YOU are probably on the list)

and more importantly, WHEN are you ready to embrace your inner champion and ROAR?

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“Roar”
I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath

Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sat quietly, agreed politely
I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me past the breaking point
I stood for nothing, so I fell for everythingYou held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Get ready cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now[Chorus]
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roarNow I’m floating like a butterfly
Stinging like a bee I earned my stripes
I went from zero, to my own hero

You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now

[Chorus]
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’ll hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar…

Ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar

I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’ll hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar…


Here’s to your creative success!
– Tara Reed