It Has To Be Me Episode


Tess Masters

Episode #4: May 30th, 2024


“When you decide ‘It has to be me’, you're choosing change. You’re changing with every choice. You are in control of how much you change. You decide how much you seek it out and how much you embrace it. Every experience is an invitation to return to self and examine your relationship with change.”

Tess Masters

Host of It Has To Be Me podcast

“You are what you practice. The cumulative effect of making better food choices regularly, and being clearer and stronger, empowers you to make better choices in all aspects of your life.”

Tess Masters

Host of It Has To Be Me podcast

“Do you feel guilty about spending time on you? The least selfish thing you can do is look after yourself. When you practice self-care, you have more capacity to be present and love others. Finding a balance between self care and care for others is essential.”

Tess Masters

Host of It Has To Be Me podcast

“Embrace the mantra of ‘Good, Better, or Best, Not Perfect.’ Perfection doesn’t exist. Just aim to make the next better choice.”

Tess Masters

Host of It Has To Be Me podcast

“Are you motivated by what is wrong, or do you lean into what could be right?”

Tess Masters

Host of It Has To Be Me podcast

“Acting with fear is much easier than living with the pain of regret. The ‘coulda, woulda, shoulda’. I don't want to live with ‘What if’s’. I'm going to keep showing up, and learning and growing.”

Tess Masters

Host of It Has To Be Me podcast

“You are the star of your story. You’re never too old to dream. It’s never too late to make a different choice and be better. Practice self care, love yourself, be in community, choose your people wisely, and decide ‘It has to be me!’”

Tess Masters

Host of It Has To Be Me podcast


  • Is the fear of change getting in your way? 

  • This week’s episode is all about harnessing self-belief to smash your fears and embrace change as an opportunity to get proactive and claim the life you want.

  • Use your voice to let people know what you need, set boundaries, and do things your way.

  • Ask for help when you need it, and choose relationships and community who support and champion you.

  • Have fun starring in your story, and attract people who are having fun starring in theirs!

  • You’re never too old to dream, and it’s never too late to change your mind.

  • Just decide: “It has to be me!” 


  • Harness self-belief to combat fears.

  • Celebrate the lessons from difficult experiences.

  • Empower yourself with an abundance mindset.

  • Embrace change as opportunity.

  • Choose relationships that encourage you to grow.

  • Give yourself permission to say no and set boundaries.

  • Don’t live with the pain of regret.

  • Use your voice and let people know what you need.

  • Stop chasing perfection. Aim for the next better choice.


Tess Masters is a wellness coach, actor, presenter, speaker, podcaster, cook, and author of The Blender Girl, The Blender Girl Smoothies, and The Perfect Blend published by Penguin Random House. You can find hundreds of easy recipes at

Through The Decadent Detox® and Skinny60® health programs, Tess and her team of dietitians have helped over 30,000 people get healthy using science-based food and lifestyle strategies. The “Good, Better, or Best, Not Perfect” philosophy of the programs encourages participants to empower themselves in all parts of their lives to find a balance of self-care and fun!  

Tess and her health tips and recipes have been featured in the L.A Times, Washington Post, InStyle, Real Simple, Prevention, Shape, Glamour, Clean Eating, Yoga Journal, Vegetarian Times, Yahoo Living, the Today show, Fox, Home & Family, and many other media outlets.

 As a spokesperson, presenter, and recipe developer, Tess has collaborated with many brands, including KitchenAid, Vitamix, Williams-Sonoma, Four Seasons, Whole Foods Market, Sprouts Farmers Market, Silk, So Delicious, and many others.

Tess has a passion for sharing stories that inspire people to go after what they want.

She is so excited to celebrate these stories on the It Has To Be Me podcast.