What comes to mind when you think of the emotion envy? Your boss’s pay packet? Your best friend’s three-week holiday to Bali? Or that woman who gets on the same train as you with the really good hair?
Whatever it may be, envy can more often than not be a good thing. Because once you admit to yourself that someone else has achieved something incredible and that you’d like to do the same, you have given yourself a goal to become a better version of you.
In fact, that feeling of “I wish that was me” has been behind a lot of people’s success stories. Precisely why Stylist has teamed up with Nissan Juke Envy to create Envy Sessions, an exclusive series of interviews with women who have written best-selling books, forged brilliant media careers and clocked up a couple of Olympic Golds to discover how admiring others’ achievements didn’t send them into pits of despair, but spurred them on to be more. Fitness blogger Alice Liveing, TV and radio presenter Maya Jama and Olympic cyclist Joanna Rowsell Shand have all shared the secrets of their success with Stylist while taking a ride in the Nissan Juke Envy.
Personal trainer and fitness blogger At 24, Alice Liveing has achieved more than most of us do in a lifetime. She has three books to her name (The Body Bible, Eat Well Every Day and Everyday Fitness) and a devoted Instagram following of over 600,000 who scroll through her feed every day for recipe ideas, motivational advice and training tips. Having spent her youth following fad diets, at university she decided upon a sensible programme of exercise and healthy eating and has never looked back. Now a fully qualified personal trainer, Alice is an inspiration to a generation who understands the benefits of a healthy body and mind and the power of positive thinking.
TV and radio presenter You may recognise Maya Jama as co-host of ITV’s latest edge-of-your-seat gameshow Cannonball. At just 23, Maya is not only an established TV and radio presenter, but she also has a host of modelling and acting credits on her growing CV. Having worked with the likes of MTV, Maya’s most recently appeared as a guest panelist for ITV’s Loose Women. Maya will be returning to our screens this year for 5Stars original documentary When Dad Kills. Despite being so young, she has already received recognition on London Evening Standard’s prestigious influencer list, The Progress 1000, an annual record of key influencers across all industries.
Joanna Rowsell Shand
Olympic cyclist Having retired from international cycling in March this year, citing it as the hardest decision she’s ever had to make, double Olympic gold medalist Joanna Rowsell Shand, 28, is now forging ahead with a coaching career with her own company, Rowsell Shand. She also appears regularly as a cycling pundit on BBC Sport with Clare Balding and Sir Chris Hoy, and is an accomplished public speaker delivering on topics such as motivation, positive mind-set and health and fitness to organisations around the UK. Joanna is also a passionate advocate for getting more women into sport and a proud ambassador of Alopecia UK, a condition she has lived with since childhood.
The Nissan Juke Envy is the perfect car for a woman who dares to achieve and is driven to progress in her life. Designed with striking looks to turn heads, the Nissan Juke Envy promises to enhance the everyday with its innovative technology. Featuring a colour reversing camera, the clever i-key that allows you to open the door without removing your keys from your bag (because, quite frankly, who has time for that?) and the NissanConnect system which teams up with your smartphone to bring you the best in audio, navigation and communication, you’ll actually wonder how you ever lived without it. Put simply, the Nissan Juke Envy is the obvious choice for the woman who likes to stand out.