We may not share the same dream, but there is always something in the journey that can become useful in helping another fulfill theirs. I reached out to Creator, Amanda Nieves, a licensed esthetician who has a passion for healthy skin and healthy living. As I crossed her site, Illuma Minerals, I immediately became curious with questions as I read about her passions and dreams of blending what she loves and what she does together.
1. With so many make up companies already in existence, what personal fears did you have to overcome in order to make this work?
I have fears of rejection of course at times but I always tryto stay positive and just believed in myself. I know there is a ton of competiton but I believe in the makeup and myself. I wouldn’t be selling it to women if I didn’t love it and that gives me cofidence others will too
2. Can you share with me something about how you balance or manage your time efficiently to achieve your goals?
Well, I literally began working for myself at the same time I gave birth to my daughter. It was extremely stressfull at first and I was still figuring out how to manage my time. I recently found balence between playtime with her, my time with my husband and focusing on my makeup line. I found that writing down a schedule for myself week to week helps because I have so many roles right now in ILLUMA, I try to write down goals I want to accomplish for the upcoming month so I can plan ahead. I also design my own labels and marketing material so I am constantly working on some marketing material, usually when my daughter goes to bed. There isn’t a day that goes by that I am not doing something for ILLUMA, whether its Pinning on Pinterest, Tweeting, doing a lesson or creating new palettes, I always make time for my business.
Everyday millions of people sit by and watch their dreams pass by as they wait for the perfect moment. But I’ve come to realized that all the magic and perfectness you need exist right within you. We can wait to be inspired or we can be inspired. The choice is always ours. I believe the more we move in the direction of the uninspired, the harder it becomes to be inspired.
We all have them and we all make them, many times we over look them. But how often do we think about our daily choices as being important, of value or even as a reflection of who we are?
Everyday we have the opportunity to make choices. From the moment we wake to the moment we lay ourselves down to sleep, we spend our entire day in charge of making choices. Some as easy or difficult as what to wear, what to eat, where to sit, who to talk to or even flash a flirty smile to. Who your friends are, who you date and even where you work. Whether it’s a choice you like or not, truth is, it is still a choice.
We often sit on our dreams by waiting for the perfect moment to take action. But the truth is you are already perfect and everything you need is already within you, you just have to be willing to make the 1st move.
Sitting here and reviewing past post and comments left from the old site, I couldn’t help but enjoy the warmth and light that visited me while ready this comment. Definitely one worth sharing with you. Enjoy…
There is such an effervescent emotion captured in one’s soul after dreaming of your happiness and you diligently seek out to make it come to past! Yes, I believe in dreams and they do come true! For I have accomplished at least 65% percent of the my dreams. My ebullience is infectious because I encounter it everywhere I go! I am avid when it comes to my passion and love of “The Arts”, mainly but not limited to music! “Music is my life til’ death due us part” and yes I am still dreaming today! It is only one way to make it happen and “YOU MUST HAVE THE ZEAL TO SEAL THE DEAL”! Fervently in love with music, Jorge Alvarez-Washington