EP21: Feeling Like a Failure and Finding Your Passion With Chantl Martin


About Chantl

Chantl Martin created the Thrive Lounge blog to give millennial women the kick in the pants they need to uncomplicate their goals, stop making excuses, get productive and start living the life they always wanted. Her passion is to revolutionize the way women think about their future by creating a supportive community where they can dream unapologetically. Her work has been featured on Great Day Washington, Blogger Week UnConference and SheOwnsIt.com. She is the author of the Vision Board Workbook which helps women create an effective vision board to transform their lives. She recently published the nonfiction title, Goal Doing: Practical Advice For Goal Setting Action Planning and Achieving Your Dreams. She has a Bachelor’s in Business, a Master’s in Marketing Analytics and is proudly holding down her 9-to-5 doing analytics consulting for a billion dollar fin-tech startup.

In This Episode

In this episode, Chantl Martin shares how she found herself feeling like a total failure. She couldn’t get into medical school and had no idea what her plan B was. She was working three jobs as a single Mom when she was invited to go to a vision board making workshop. Meeting other women that believed in her gave her the confidence she needed to find her passion. Find out how she scored her dream job!

Find Chantl at:  The Thrive Lounge | Goal Doing: Practical Advice for Goal Setting, Action Planning & Achieving Your Dreams

The second you decide, I’m going to be true to myself and who I am”, you’re able to do better at accomplishing those goals, because it’s aligned with who you already want to be.



A vision board is any kind of board where you can create a display in various ways that show what you aspire to do and reflects your best and true self. It is a tool and you don’t have to exactly know. It will create itself.Build a community of fellow goal-setters. It’s magical!

We are all on a journey to something better. So,stop letting the world tell you your worth.

Use tools available to you such as, conferences, seminars, explore freelance opportunities, online courses, and do research.

There’s no dead end. If you feel you can’t afford an opportunity, try to negotiate.

Don’t be a money idiot. Make lifestyle changes you may need to in order to reach your long term goals.

Make sure you’re committed to your own expectations, not those imposed upon you.

Give people an opportunity to show up for YOU!

You’re not crappy! Change your mindset when it doesn’t serve you.

General advice: 1) Find a supportive community, 2) Cut out the negativity, 3) Make a list of the top 10 things that made you happy in the past week, 4) make a list of where you spent your time and money, and 5) See how those things align and how you can shift them around to make you happy.

"Who is around you that’s going to support you in doing this? Cause when everyone else is invested, you do not let them down!"