How Sha'Carri Richardson manages to stay true to herself amid numerous ad shoots & training

How Sha'Carri Richardson manages to stay true to herself amid numerous ad shoots & training

Abigael Wafula 20:30 - 10.05.2024

American sprint queen Sha'Carri Richardson has disclosed how she manages to stay true to herself amid the numerous ads she has been involved in lately and balancing it out with training and competitions.

Reigning World 100m champion Sha’Carri Richardson has been the face of many ads this season, something that might be overwhelming since she has to be a perfect fit for all the ads she has been running.

In an interview with Essence, Richardson opened up about how she has managed to stay grounded and true to herself despite being involved in a ton of ads.

She explained that her family has been a great support system and noted that her strong faith has also played a huge role in keeping her grounded and focused on her goals.

“I would definitely say, of course, having touched on the support of my family, being able to maintain who I am, my family still seeing me just as the little girl I was up until now, that means everything. I would definitely say my faith as well.

“It is a big thing for me to remember continuously where I come from. Ultimately, remembering where I come from and knowing where I come from got me to where I am now. And so, there’s nothing to change.

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“If anything, it’s just things to make better and things to improve upon. But there’s nothing that has to dramatically change because what got you there worked for a reason. It’s shown that staying authentic to yourself will put you in the right positions where you’re meant to be,” Richardson said.

She added that it is important to be aligned with a greater purpose and for the impact that she would have on the world.

“I would definitely say that being grounded in who you are and continuing to show that to the world, will ultimately inspire others to just show themselves to the world and allow what’s meant for them to be. And I feel like that’s been my journey,” she added.

She has been off to a busy start to her season, balancing between shoots, training and competing and one way she manages to wind down is to ‘put my feet in the pool to be outside and just take in the fresh air and the scenery of nature.’

“It’s something that I really enjoy. I really like to talk to my family. I feel like it is a decompression when they just start talking about their lives. I don’t even have to talk about me or what’s going on with me. I also like to journal.

“That’s something to jot down my thoughts. And also, yeah, I enjoy a nice meal too. I feel like that’s a moment that satisfies me. It’s not just competing or having to talk or anything else. I would say those things,” she added.

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