Have you seen the commercial with the beautiful ‘mature’ woman that say, “They say you stop being beautiful when you stop caring…I wonder when that is!?!” Colleen not only epitomizes seasoned beauty but she could teach the model a trick or two! Her philosophy on beauty from within is a lesson we all could embrace!
She loves working with success driven people who are open to creating a better lifestyle. Educating people about options for health, wellness, beauty and anti-aging is important to her. In addition, it gives her the chance to use her learned expertise in recommending products that make a difference for others in their beauty and health.
1) What exactly is your business and what inspired you?
My business is skin care and wellness. What inspired me is that over many years, I have watched people make poor choices in caring for themselves and I want to be part of the solution – to reverse the aging process and teach people how to make better choices caring for their bodies and their skin. I believe being healthy is being beautiful, inside and out.
2) What one thing do you do every day to move yourself forward and stay focused? Where do you find your inspiration?
Every day, I read and listen to high-quality material. I listen to inspirational leaders from all over the globe. I strive to learn something new about my business that I can share with others.
3) What do you do regularly to take care of yourself?
I take excellent care of my skin every day and I take my supplements. I am the product of my product – I walk the walk. And, I enjoy teaching others how to do the same.
4) How do you keep yourself emotionally balanced while you are pushing forward?
I set aside some quiet time, morning and night, to reflect and meditate. Most importantly, I have many close women friends and we care for each other. I spend quality time with my women friends and we talk about what’s going well and what we need to work on.
5) What’s the best part and the worst part of your job?
The best part, of course, is helping to bring about positive changes in someone’s life, in some cases, very dramatic changes. I can help women who are tired and low on energy. I then stay in touch with her until she has the right supplements that can make a dramatic change in their life. I do the same for consultation on skin care.
6) What failure taught you the most and what was it?
I failed as a telephone lineman. Back in the day, when I was hired as a lineman, job descriptions were very inadequate failing to mention the job required heavy construction. When I walked into the classroom with the only other woman, we were told 90% of the class would wash out due to physical inabilities. When it was my turn, I washed out while hanging off the phone pole, 30 feet high, and had to haul up a 90 lb. cable lasher by hand, get it into our laps and then bench press it overhead onto a wire. I learned from this that even though I can do this type of skilled labor, there were no accommodations at the time to make this a reasonable choice of work for me.
7) If you had to do something different, what would that be?
I’ve had several successful careers, including working in long-term care. It is that experience that brings me to where I am today. Instead of taking care of people at the end of life, after many poor health decisions; I prefer to teach people how to be proactive and take care of themselves now by maintaining their vitality.
8) If you had advice to give to someone else who was thinking of becoming an entrepreneur, what would that be?
I would tell them that it is personal development disguised as a business. You cannot become a successful entrepreneur based on your past; you must grow and develop into a successful entrepreneur.
9) What did you have to overcome personally to be able to do what you do?
I had to recognize that this is not a job that pays me based on the time I put in but rather how I develop relationships with others and to money.
10) Any last parting words?
I would say being an entrepreneur is for those who are willing to risk having to re-create themselves. It’s all about becoming the best you can be without limits and reaching your full potential.