#1 Always Looking Up

Three things about me...

I am short.

I am Asian.

I am an awesome motivator and coach.

For most of my life, being called short was annoying. I'm not disputing the FACT I am vertically challenged, I just didn't like what I perceived people meant by that statement. Yes there are people who assumed being told I am short is a sensitive issue, and yes, it used to be. Now, it's become part of my identity AND it helped me realise that being short has given me an awesome view of the world...that I was always looking up.

WOAH! I know right. Take a breath, because this gets better.

"Always looking up!" Gosh, what does that really mean? For me, it's about seeing the glass half full, seeing the doughnut and not just the hole, or simply, looking on the brighter side of life (cue whistling tune). When I learned how to see the opportunities instead of the obstacles, doors just opened. I am not saying it happened overnight, or that it was easy, because it wasn't. 

As I write this I am in my 32nd year of life. I can truly say I thought career changes are VERY SCARY in your thirties. In this stage of my life, I am building my dance studio business, holding down a day job, and rebranding fivefootronna. Oh and not to mention that my husband and I currently own one dog and nine puppies. No kids as yet, but they will come into the picture sooner or later. For the first time since I left school, I am seeing a whole new direction for me, and I AM LOVING IT!

To be honest, I haven't yet fully defined what fivefootronna will become. I can tell you that the brand began as a clothing line, but sort of lingered in the sea of "do it later" because it wasn't really what I wanted to do. You see my main motivation for selling designs was to make money. And what I have learned with my creative self is that if money is my main motivation to sell, I grew bored of it. I am no fashionista, I don't follow trends, and I can barely tell you the names of clothing brands. Let's move on.

What I do know is that fivefootronna will be the bridge and connector between the "I wish" to the "I can", to the "Living it". I don't have a degree in this, I don't hide that fact. I do have a lot of experience being a mentor / life coach / teacher / motivator in my role as teacher and owner of my dance studio. I am also an great listener, not just listening to what you tell me, but to what you don't. 

I don't have a gazillion dollars, so if that's your measure of success, then you best move on to someone else. I wake up looking forward to what life brings me, AND I am always seeking to improve on myself and fill the gaps in my knowledge. I won't just tell you what you want to hear, I walk the talk.

I want to be the bridge and connector between the “I wish” to the “I can” to “Living it”.
— fivefootronna

Much love and hugs

Ronna Grace Funtelar

A thirtyish storyteller, hobby hiker, photography and sunrise enthusiast with a passion for mindfully helping others live beyond their comfort zone.