March is Women’s History Month, and here at LANE EIGHT, we’re celebrating by featuring women from our community who inspire us. You might know some of them, you might not, but each of them has shown us what it means to be “Your Best You.”
With our #YourBestYou series, we’re sharing some of our favorite stories of perseverance, hope, and aspiration from the LANE EIGHT community of Everyday Athletes! For our latest feature we caught up with Yassah Lake.
Tell us about yourself.
I was born in Liberia, a small country in West Africa. I came to the United States when I was 7 years old while my country was going through a civil war. I was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. I loved cheerleading, playing basketball, soccer, and running track. Now, my husband and I run a sales team and help young adults learn sales/communication skills. I love to travel, and hope to make a positive impact on the world.
What does “Your Best You” mean to you?
To me, this means being my best self in every aspect of life. Physically, Mentally, and Spiritually. I think it’s important to hold your value and stay tru to yourself in every situation.
Name a woman in your life who has helped you become “Your Best You.”
My grandmother, Gayle, who has always taught me to be proud of myself and to stand up for others. She passed away a few days ago, so her advice means even more to me now.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Don’t compare yourself to others, control what you can control.
If you could share one message with the LANE EIGHT community, what would it be?
Don’t worry about what others think of you. You’ll never be able to please everyone. Do what makes YOU happy. The ones we care about impressing the most are usually the people who aren’t even on our side in the first place. It’s time to be your best you—for you!