What are 3 words people use to describe you?
Observant. Reserved. Competitive.
What are you most grateful for?
The life lessons learned from having children.
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
“Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions, small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too, can become great.” ~ Mark Twain, a quote given to me by my mom over ten years ago in a moment of defeat, which still rings in my mind every day.
How do you define success?
Finding true happiness in whatever it is I am doing.
What is your proudest achievement?
After years of doubting I could do it, becoming a great mom. In addition, overcoming many obstacles professionally, being that I started in the financial industry at a very young age in a difficult environment. Maintaining valuable relationships with my clients through the economically toughest years and coming out more confident.
What life lesson did you learn the hard way?
Don’t depend on others, always look out for yourself. Others literally aren’t going to look out for you.
What was the best book you’ve read and why?
I've read too many books over the years that strike different chords. It is difficult to choose just one.