GLOSS Issue 19 DEC 2014-JAN 2015 - Page 51

3 What’s your vision for your business? For both businesses, I want them to be recognized on a global level! I want to help make peoples lives better. Both Volo Mission and Spartan Girls Mentoring were created to help people on their journey through life, to give them the confidence and skills they need to be successful. 4 First thing you do in the morning? I hate to admit it, but it’s picking up the phone laying on the dresser beside the bed and reading emails. I know it’s a bad habit but it helps me determine which way my day is going to go. With having a business in the U.S., I get emails during the night and I have a limited time to respond because their business day is finishing before I am even half-way through mine. 5 Most inspiring quote? This was one of the toughest questions for me because I consider myself a bit of an inspirational quote fanatic! I have them everywhere (i.e., phone, desk, calendar hanging on the wall)! But it really boils down to this: “Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing” If you were a hashtag, you would be? #firedragon – It’s my Chinese astrology sign and it sums me up pretty nicely 6 Top 3 tips for women in business? 1. Don’t underestimate yourself! Don’t be afraid to speak up and give your opinion! 2. Accept help. I know there is a big push on asking for help but the other part is actually “accepting” it. As women, it seems we are used to trying to do it all and it’s hard enough to ask for help, but I think it is even harder to accept the help once we ask for it. 3. Give yourself the credit you deserve and don’t ever downplay your accomplishments! 7 What would you tell your 21-year old self now if you could? Thank you for having the wisdom to know you were destined for a different path in life and having the bravery to start making the necessary changes. You did the right thing!!