You think you are Superwoman. You got your SH$! together. You are a happy camper.
You are the BOMB!
I was working for Brides Magazine, selling advertising. LOVING life.
I was so happy, I created a kick-ass networking group (Elite Bridal Network) for the events industry.
Oh the events we had!! The relationships that were made- let’s just stay they last.
I was a rockstar. Like for real, people wanted to just be around me. It was was a little weird but I went with the flow.
We had monthly events- and I sold the heck out of my magazine.
Then, an emergency meeting- they were shutting the publication down.
In fact, all the local Brides Magazines were being shut down.
How could that be? I made the most commission that edition and won awards. WTF??
Too bad, so sad- it was all over.
At least I still had my networking group.
I loved selling advertising so I continued to do so.
Nothing came close to the company I worked for though.
I worked for several people who took advantage of me (never thought that could happen to me being the Brooklyn girl I am) because of the amount of contacts I have, strong work ethic, and sales skills I have.
Little did they know- those were not contacts. They were relationships that I built, they came with me- wherever I went.
Because I was honest, and my concern was always what was best for clients not just about the sale.
In the meantime, I launched my own marketing services. You know social media management, ghost blogging, consulting- all of that.
Between ALL the things I was doing, I was miserable.
Financially, I was doing ok, not great and not as good as I should be, considering how hard I was working.
I thought I could find my hustle again helping someone else building their dream- not very smart but they were paying me good money to do it.
I launched several magazines, created tons of websites and developed revenue streams for existing businesses.
It got old.
I left all meaningless jobs, outsourced the clients except a few (had to pay the bills) and started to work on a new plan.
What was the plan?
Then my world was rocked. I lost both parents within 1 year and 1 week of each other.
My Dad was harder for me because he was “my person”. I am without a doubt a Daddy’s Girl.
I cared for him up until his last breath.
Nothing prepares you for that kind of loss even when everyone says it’s natural ( a part of life).
Nope. Not this Daddy’s Girl.
Being from Brooklyn, Italian and with a big, loud family – it’s all you know.
Family is everything. I am so thankful for that too, I wouldn’t change one thing.
It’s been 20 months and I still go to call him. I am better but I am not whole. This is the new me without my parents.
I picked myself up and started again. I began to launch another business- lots of moving parts.
My problem was I wanted it ALL too fast- this wasn’t going to be easy without any help.
I hired people, I did all the things.
And then I suffered some more losses. Lost more family members, and some other setbacks. I wasn’t focused on my website.
My hosting plan expired.
I physically lost the new one I was still working on and the old one that I had for 12 years.
I tried everyone, talked to all the people, researched all the things- bottom line I wasn’t on top of my game and I messed up.
In a big way.
I recovered pretty quickly and decided I was going to start up again but in a simpler way.
Without all the moving parts. And I would focus on what I am passionate about and then grow from there.
Why did I think I could jump in and do it all a few months ago?
Because, I always did. That’s how I roll- Go big or go home.
SO– Here I am again.
Just a girl with a passion to help small business owners grow and learn.
A girl who makes the magic happen. My life hasn’t been magical these last few years but I still have my sparkle.
I will make this happen and I hope you are up for it and take this journey with me.
I will only be promoting and working with brands and people that I believe in and use myself.
I have learned so much and want to share my knowledge. I still have amazing relationships and I want to continue to build them.
I want to be a resource to all the Badass women out there that just need a little help.
I just want to make my Dad proud by kicking ass in everything I do because he told me I can.
We are all in this together.
Thanks for listening