I don't leave my house without... Daily Planner
People would say that I am... Optimistic
The most important aspect of any business is... The person behind the brand / the owner
My favorite book is... Never Eat Alone (Keith Ferrazzi, Tahl Raz)
I'm a blogger, entrepreneur and self proclaimed master of reinvention. I was inspired to start this blog because I noticed that there were very few blogs that catered to women of a certain age. On squarepearls.com you'll find great fashion and lifestyle inspiration, beauty product tips, and health and wellness info for all women...with a special emphasis on ladies in the forty plus demographic.
Who /What inspires you?
I hope that this doesn't sound narcissistic, but what inspires me most is my own perseverance. How far I've come despite adversity, disappointment and at times self doubt. No matter how many times I stumbled , I managed to pick my self up, dust myself off, and encourage myself. I'm still pushing forward, believing in my dreams, working hard, and knowing that all things are possible. That dreams do come true.
Do you believe that there's one specific formula for success? What does it mean to be a successful business owner?
Success is just as individually unique as people are. There are as many different paths down the road to success, as there are ways to measure it. A successful business owner is one who is not only fulfilled financially, but has found purpose in their work.
What does it mean to have competition/competitors? Do you compete/collaborate or just observe? What is the best practice to approach your competition?
I believe competition is a myth..that the only person you can possibly be competing against is yourself. Collaborating with like minded and/or like branded individuals is always my goal, It helps me grow creatively.
Do you have hobbies? What are they? Is it important to take "time off" and focus on other things, such a friends, family, hobbies, etc?
Taking time off is essential. I absolutely love to travel, it renews and refreshes me, mind body and spirit. I also find that experiencing different cities, countries and cultures is very inspiring.