She spoke about her experience on Survivor, the years leading up to, her training, and her time on the island. These are the key points I really liked:
SET A GOAL
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE WHO WILL SUPPORT YOU IN THAT GOAL!
Did you know it took Dawn 10 years to finally get casted for the Show?
She spent those years preparing to be on the show. She even wrote herself a check for 1 Million Dollar$! She never gave up and eventually achieved her goal.
YOU DON'T NEED MAKEUP!
YOU DO NEED DEODORANT!
Dawn told us the cameramen would always have a flavored toothpick in their mouths. When it was all over she asked them why. Their answers was : "Because you stink!" They use the smell of the toothpick to block out the smell of the contestants. (Thank Goodness for Deodorant!)
YOU DON'T NEED THAT MUCH FOOD!
Dawn said that after day 16 her body had learned to adapt and she no longer felt like she was starving.
REALLY! You can do harder things than you think. It's empowering to accomplish something you don't think you can do.