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Sarah Gore in the Delray dress and Dacey clogs

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#MAKEITHAPPEN

Sara Gore, Host of NBC's New York Live & Open House

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When asked about her greatest challenge, Emmy award-winning television personality Sara Gore has a surprising response: "My debilitating shyness as a child." That's not something you expect to read from someone who's spent her career in front of the camera, as the accomplished host of NBC's New York Live and Open House. "Face your fears," advises Gore, who's also a licensed real estate salesperson and mom of 3. "If you don't, they'll still be your fears when it's too late to change them."

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That's just one of the many inspiring quotes you'll read throughout this Q&A. Another favorite of ours: "Come in with a smile, whether you feel it or not. It will start to take over." A conversation with Gore, in fact, is much like a motivational pep talk—you'll walk away with a little more fuel in your tank to slay your dragons and make things happen. But don't just take our word for it. Keep reading and feel that ambitious spark for yourself.

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My Hustle

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My hustle…
To make things happen for myself instead of waiting for someone else to give me an opportunity. You have to create opportunities. Don’t wait for it.

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What got me started...
I’m the youngest of 3 girls and everyone thought they had to do things for me. I have the drive to prove I can do things for myself.

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What clears my head…
Baking cakes or hitting the treadmill. Depends on my mood.

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When in doubt, I…
Pause and then remind myself that what I bring to the table is me. And that’s something no one else can bring. Trust in yourself and your point of view.

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Greatest challenge—and how I overcame it…
My debilitating shyness as a child. Forcing myself to speak in front of an audience. Face your fears. If you don’t, they’ll still be your fears when it’s too late to change them.

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how i make it happen

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3 morning musts…
1. Before I open my eyes in the morning, I play my day through in my head and think about what I want to accomplish, and start my day with gratitude. Then coffee! I have a coffee station in my bedroom so I have a cup before any one of my 3 kids wakes up. Right now I’m obsessed with Girl Scouts Coconut Caramel coffee. It’s like my favorite Samoa cookie. I go through my daily schedule in bed while I drink that first cup in total peace and quiet and catch the local news on NBC 4 with Darlene, Michael, Lauren, and Maria!
2. Work out before breakfast. Seratonins to start the day. Couple miles on the treadmill while I catch up on Succession, followed by a pilates class on The Mirror.
3. Egg white omelette with feta and a slice of turkey (plus shiitakes if I have them).

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3 life hacks…
1. Make your plan for the next day the night before.
2. Do one thing every day that you really don’t want to do, but you know will move you forward.
3. Always make time to sit and chill and enjoy a guilty pleasure. Even if it’s just for 30 minutes. It’s something to look forward to.

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3 secret work weapons
1. Be over-prepared. You can’t do a good job when you don’t feel confident. Confidence comes from preparation.
2. Always arrive early.
3. Don’t bring your personal life onto the job. Leave it at the door before you walk in. Come in with a smile, whether you feel it or not. It will start to take over.

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Best advice received…
Don’t strive for what will make you money. Strive for what makes you happy and money will follow.

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My recharge

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What I'm reading/listening to/binging…
Currently listening to Sell It Like Serhant and The Power of Your Subconscious Mind. Binging Ted Lasso and rewatching Yellowstone. I read about every single guest I have every day on New York Live so my reading list is extremely varied.

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Beauty/self-care must-haves…
Iceland Skyn eye patches. Coconut oil for everything. Self-tanner—Infinity Sun Glow on the Go. Sunscreen. Mighty Patch pimple patches by Hero Cosmetics. Rita Hazan Root Concealer. Eye creams, face creams, serums… I love products. I can’t get enough.

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Favorite thing to do…
Breakfast in bed with my kids on Sunday mornings.

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Favorite thing to make…
Cakes. The bigger the better.

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One mover and shaker I admire…
Veronica Miele Beard ;)

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