i hustled for happiness

let me tell you my story.

I was unable to control my childhood circumstances that life presented to me, and you didn’t have the choice to choose the things that have happened to you… the important thing is how we respond. That is a choice.

we let our
fear drive us

but fear itself is not our problem.

I’m not saying it won’t be hard but we can ask ourselves these questions:

You cannot take care of others well if you’re not first taking care of yourself. BUT SERIOUSLY.

when people ask me

why are you so happy????

i say: Because i had nothing. and now i feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

The other side of me looks at the 9 years of me being removed from my birth mom (due to drugs, sexual abuse, and the lack of ability to care for me and my siblings) as a positive.

I was an orphan, in the foster care system, and without a family for...

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The other side of me looks at the 9 years of me being removed from my birth mom (due to drugs, sexual abuse, and the lack of ability to care for me and my siblings) as a positive.

i choose the second option.

I was adopted at nine and they tried to push my brother and sisters and I through the foster care system. In other words, the chances of us getting adopted were next to none.

i could play the victim or pity card

because i was an orphan
until
the age of  9.

And because my upbringing could have enabled me to live with a limiting mindset (aka” poor me” mentality).

instead i use these setbacks from my life to motivate me.

my first experience working with people

was adjusting my own behavior so that i could be adopted.

The struggle of waiting to be chosen by a family is like being the last one to load a plane. All you have are the middle seats, and your observations and uncertainty.

I was an aggressive child that had a lot of anger. I was scared of not knowing where my next home would be. I hated being left behind and being rejected. I was told that I would amount to nothing.

Everyone seemed to know what was to come of me… but me. I wanted to prove them wrong.

I knew I had what it took to create the life I wanted.

I've been watching and studying the adults around me

for as long as i can remember.

Throughout my childhood, spending time in the foster care system and in my abusive mother’s home required my vigilance and observation constantly.

I would watch her to protect my other siblings and to be the leader in my family. I studied and altered the way I acted in hopes that a family would pick me and my sisters to take us home and love us.

As I look back on my childhood, I realize that my fascination with human behavior started here.

my experiences have led me to

My experience in foster care and the adoption process had made me interested in human behavior.

I was fascinated to see how this could be connected to changing people’s mindset and confidence.

Life is happening for you, not against you.

I lost my sister at 19.

She went back to my birth mom. I haven't seen her since.

I moved to 6 different homes/orphanages.

I was just five years old, and these moves took place in a single year.

I was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia.

I was 19 years old.

I got fired from a job right out of college

They told me I was too ambitious.

I failed chemistry in college, that's when I was told I shouldn't pursue college.

I was told I shouldn't pursue college, and should try another major. I got on the dean’s list that year. 🙂

I've had 10+ jobs.

During my last job, I was told I outgrew my position and that's when I started my branding and design business, where I rebranded many multi-million dollar companies.

I didn’t get into the Masters Program at USC

After reflecting on the application process, I know one thing. I want to change peoples’ lives. I want to continue to grow.

these are the values i live by: Authentic Empathy Mindfulness Limitless Balanced Unconditional Confident Vulnerable Shameless

it's never too late

to rebrand your life.

I named myself at the age of 9 years old. Yes, you read that correctly! My mother (adoptive mom) gave me the choice to change my name. I saw it as my opportunity to rebirth myself, leave the past behind, and not look back.

I didn’t want to identify with my birth mom or the name she gave me. I wanted to create my own identity and this was my chance to do that. It was my opportunity to rebrand my life.

Are you looking to rebrand your life into something greater than being defined by your past, or limited with your thoughts?

Behind every strong person is a story

that gave them
no other choice.

Those blessings hit different when you remember what you went through to get them.

My childhood is my blessing

and is the reason I
have
so much success.

My thought process is that I have lived the “shitty life” – been there, done that – and the only person that is going to make it better, is ME (it’s that simple, well kinda)!

I went to college & got my business degree in marketing.

From there I worked in the aesthetics industry for 11 years doing marketing for plastic surgeons and medspas in the San Diego region. As much as I love skincare, aesthetics, and marketing I knew I wanted to do something that would give back to the lives of others.

Covid hit and I put in 9600 hours of study, coaching, and coursework to become a certified life coach that specializes in mindset & confidence. I listened to my inner child and closed my branding and design business to help others.

Fast forward, I am seriously living my best life, working with foster care kids, coaching, and married to the man of my dreams.

I thrive in helping others achieve a greater life.

I thrive in helping others
achieve a greater life and I want to inspire, change, and move others.

But most importantly, I want you to know that you have what it takes within you to live your life whole heartedly, that it’s all within you. My coaching methodology is that all the change you will ever need is within you.

That it will not be “when you get that dream job” or “when you get the bigger apartment” or “when you drive a nicer car,” it is actually much simpler than that.

it starts with you.