Actress, dancer, host, online personality are just a few of the many titles that make up the multi-talented, Rachele Brooke Smith. This woman is a force to be reckoned with and she wears her Philosophy on her sleeve- literally. Her life mantra is centered around “Unbreakable Dreams” and living every day to the absolute fullest. We recently hung out with Rachele to get her full story.
What motivated you to change your life and pursue your ‘Unbreakable Dreams’?
I grew up a gymnast and always loved performing at competitions; however I was a very stressed out little girl! I went through a huge life changing experience after I broke my hand and had surgery at thirteen. I saw the film “Center Stage” right around that time and had an overwhelming experience. I sat in the theatre after everyone had left and just cried and then I knew what I was going to do that with my life… I was going to be that girl up on that screen that inspired me so much! I knew then and there I wanted to act, dance, sing and inspire the world! Later I got to literally be the lead in the sequel to this very film. It was a very surreal experience to say the least!
How do you empower those around you?
I am a firm believer that we all have so much more power than we think to create the life of our dreams and I try to live my life everyday being an example of that! I wake up every morning and ask myself, “How can I use the gifts and talents I have been given to better this world?” and then I listen and watch for new ideas and opportunities on how to do so.
Please share one piece of advice that has always stuck with you and why it’s important in your life.
To never ever ever give up! That tomorrow could be the day when all of your hard work pays off, and if you give up today then you will never know what could have been.
As well as “To enjoy the journey” this is said so often by so many, but it will forever be in my head. This is due to having some very serious life threatening accidents in which I learned how beautiful and precious this life is and how quickly you can go from being super active and feeling on top of the world to being unable to move and giving anything just to be able to walk again. I always work my hardest, while keeping “work” and “goal reaching” in perspective while remembering to embrace the beauty of life.
How do you define and measure success?
With how many lives I am able to touch.
Which Quest Apparel Philosophy are you drawn to most and why?
That is such a tough question I love them all! But if I had to pick “Stay Curious” because I think curiosity is what most of the world is lacking right now and what would add a great amount of both happiness and success to peoples lives.
What’s on your playlist? Do you have a song that really gets you into that conquer the world mindset?
Music is kind of my drug, so YES! Music has such power to lift us up and change those unmotivated times to feeling excited and powerful. Some of my favorites right now are Katie Perry, “Roar” and “Happy” By Pharrell.
Now let’s have some fun, where can we find you…?
I live to experience and adventure! I love going down to Muscle Beach and doing all kinds of oga, Acrobatics, Rings, Martial arts, train clients, and Dance around! I am all about making fitness fun! I always say “If you are not having fun You are not doing it right!” If you make fitness fun you will aways get a better workout and won’t want to stop cause your having a blast!
On a day off?
I love to travel and teach my UnbreakableDreams workshops. I travel a lot on weekends to different cities teaching inspirational workshops that always involve motivational speeches exercise as well as some sort of dance, music, and fitness! If am not creating or performing in some way I feel like I am not really living!
I am constantly uploading new videos to my social sites (YouTube, website). I try to inspire and enrich peoples lives with videos and images that consist of inspirational messages, dance and fitness tutorials, and behind-the-scenes footage while I am making my Unbreakable Dreams a reality.
I also love to read and am reading “Winning from Within” and Emotional Intelligence 2.0 right now, as well as, constantly listening to spanish and health related podcasts.
Tell us about your biggest accomplishment in life.
I have been so blessed to get to play some awesome lead characters in feature films such as Center Stage Turn It Up, Bring It On Fight To The Finish, Popstar, A Matter of Time, Altered Reality as well as some great roles in projects like Iron Man II, Fired Up, Burlesque, Alvin & Chipmunks, Anger Management, How I met You Mother, Glee, and Entourage. I have also got to do commercial/print campaigns with companies like Under Amour, Carls Jr., Gap, Old Navy, Vitamin Water and more.
I have two films coming out this year “A Matter of Time” and “Altered Reality” as well as, working on some singles and music videos that should be released this year. I am also working with The Bully Project (The BullyMovie) on a big AntiBullying Campaign where we are asking everyone to send in the stories through the use of #Antibullying #Unselfies which we will be featuring in a special video we are making, as well as, on our social sites. I aim to inspire and empower kids to dream big and help provide influence for the to accomplish those dreams.
Keep up with the excitement and follow Rachele Smith on Instagram, @RBrookeSmith