What stemmed from a love of food and cooking has seen model and wellness blogger Steph Claire Smith carve a career around healthy eating and living. In between modelling and managing a following of 1 million people on Instagram, Steph aims to be the best possible role model for her devout followers, who look to her for inspiration on creating and maintaining a balanced lifestyle.
Tell us a bit about what you do and your journey to get there.
I'm a model and wellness blogger. Modelling was something I had always dreamed of doing and I knew that when I finished high school I just had to give it a go. Taking the risk was well worth it and I've been fortunate enough to be doing what I love ever since. The industry was also what got me into leading a healthy lifestyle, because I became more conscious of looking after myself.
I now have an eBook and website called Keep It Cleaner with my amazing business partner and best friend Laura Henshaw.
How do you set goals? Do you follow a specific process?
I wish I was more organised in that sense. For me personally I like having a collection of small and short-term goals. I think jumping over smaller hurdles first will help you jump over the biggest one.
I believe in dreaming big but setting smaller goals along the way. I try to not be too unrealistic don’t try and get there too quickly.
What do you do when you hit a roadblock or things aren’t going right?
Honestly, I have a bit of a sook for a second, and then snap myself out of it by making myself focus on my achievements, not what I may not have achieved. It’s very easy to feel sorry for yourself, but it’s an awesome feeling when you can overcome that and still be proud of what you have done. I usually assess the situation and try and figure out what I could do differently for next time, but I don’t like to be hung up on things for too long.
What’s one habit you credit with getting you to where you are now?
Being driven. Ive always known what I wanted to do, and I wasn’t going to let anyone let make me feel like I couldn’t get there.
Who or what inspires you the most?
Laura, my business partner, is incredibly inspiring in so many ways. She manages to be so busy and still keep it all together and get it all done. She’s incredible at time management and I'm so envious of that. It is definitely a trait I would like to have!
What is your favourite quote or saying?
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind"- Dr. Seuss.
What tool, tech or app are you loving right now?
Snapchat. I just love being able to instantly share something right then in the moment and it creates a more authentic relationship with our awesome followers.
Describe one big goal you have set yourself in 2017
To keep being proud of myself and Keep It Cleaner as in 2016
YOU CAN FIND STEPH ON INSTAGRAM AT: STEPHCLAIRESMITH. TO CHECK OUT THE KEEP IT CLEANER RECIPES HEAD TO HTTP://KEEPITCLEANER.COM.AU/