RISING FROM ASHES
Sacrifice is all in the way you look at things. Becoming an entrepreneur at the age of ten, I began selling "otter pops" on hot summer days outside of dance studios and elementary schools. Sacrificing my free time to "work," and loving it. At the age of twelve I began working and teaching dance, while in school to help my family pay for our mortgage, cars, insurance, and basic needs.
Imagine being 7 years-old and having your parents split up with your father unreachable. Shortly thereafter you find yourself living with a mother suffering from amnesia and bipolar, no longer able to remember or care for the people she used to love most. This is just a glimpse into my childhood. As you might imagine, I learned to grow up quickly. As the oldest child, I began working full-time at the age of twelve in order to support my single mother and siblings. While doing so I learned that I loved hard-work and being an entrepreneur. I found an escape from the realities of life through dance and writing. Those two things have always stayed a passion of mine.
Right out of high school I managed hundreds of employees for my day job, while also running my dance choreography company as I traveled all over the nation and even choreographed for teams in London, England - getting paid to do what I love.
While studying business at the University of Utah, and opening a Real Estate Investment company, I fell even more in love with entrepreneurship, investing, and business and knew I wanted to incorporate it into my everyday life - to not just run successful companies, but help others do the same.
I find myself most fulfilled when I am hard at work and helping others. I love knowing I am making a difference in someone else's life by sharing my passions and talents.
Today my goal is to empower others. My focus is specifically strong women in business and teen-girls to have the courage to dream big and reinvent their lives. You don't have to live in poverty and struggle, just because your parents did and their parents did. If you set your mind to something, and partner with the right people, you can do anything. Because if I can do it, so can you.
THE 1 THING STOPPING YOU FROM REACHING YOUR DREAMS
Awh yes, the one luring question that tends to haunt us all.. What is stopping me from reaching my dreams? Why can’t I get passed the $1,000 a month mark, or $10,000 a month mark and make it to that next level?
The truth is something that most of us never want to admit, and yet, it is the one thing that remains true, it’s ourselves.
Sometimes we are more scared of success than failing.
“Happiness, not in another place but this place, not for another hour but this hour”
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