You are always growing and evolving
I have a modeling background. I have pictures and have been in magazines, but I never thought that I would be lecturing on entrepreneurship or in a newsroom giving my opinion. Although I always wanted to do it.
Now I’m one of the experts sitting on the couch giving my opinion. People wanted to what I had to say.
I also started G2 Organics, a cosmetic company. There are too many chemicals in the majority of our beauty products. I started this and every road leads somewhere. There are a million beauty products out there and people were interested in my journey
What made you decide to finally realize your lifelong dream?
I started blogging about my daughter and family event. We created a “Mommy & Me” pictorial where we dressed alike and shared family-friendly information. That put my name out there
When I talked about giving your kid a debit card and see what happens, that blog got picked up by The Meredith Viera Show and Fox & Friends.
Now I am a parenting expert. Through all of my work and blogging, I talk to parents all over the world. I have a hands-on knowledge of what is going on. I am not in an ivory tower. I’m called to give my expert opinion because they like what I say in my blogs and tweets and on the news.
What were the specific obstacles that you faced?
Getting information. I struggle with technology. There are now quicker and faster ways to do things and I’m always struggling with it. You have to embrace technology.
I found that other doors open up. I sit and watch TV with a different eye. It opens up your world even more and abundance starts coming. You have to give to receive.
I’ve heard people say, ‘No, that can’t happen.’ I use that as fuel pellets to move me forward. ‘You’re too old. You’re too Catholic, or you’re too Republican.’
I said, ‘So is the Pope! Look at how many followers he has!’
What helped you get through them?
I am going to do what I love. I’m going to talk about makeup, my family, my daughter… It opens up doors.
You have to remain strong. People will say, ‘you’re too this…or you’re too that.’ You have to keep growing through it.
It’s always a moving target. Every day you do a little toward your dream… a couple of tweets, a blog…you will be amazed at how much closer you are.
Were there people that tried to discourage you? Who were they and what did they say to you?
You have to put on blinders and keep moving. This world that I’ve created is exciting and fun. My dreams keep me going. It’s boring doing laundry, dishes and driving kids around. It’s all part of the sacrifice of the bigger dream…to raise a family and set a good example. It’s all connected.
How did you feel when you finally accomplished your lifelong dream?
I am forever dreaming. There are still more things to accomplish. You are never there. You always have to grow and evolve. That’s what keeps life interesting. Even with the creative process, as a writer you start on one thing and it morphs into something else.
What advice would you give to others that are contemplating finally living their dream?
Technology is your biggest friend. You have access to people quickly.
Concentrate on the positive and not the negative. Concentrate on what you can do and not what you can’t. I’m not a trained journalist, but I write.
I always wanted to be a children’s author (Crazy Ponytails). Done.
I always wanted to be quoted in the Wall Street Journal. Done.
I always wanted to be on Fox. Done.
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