I have been a female entrepreneur since I was 1o years old!
It all started in my grandmother’s garden. I would pick her vegetables and sell them on the side of our street. I got an occasional buyer, but the lesson was more valuable than the change I would get. To take time out to pick the right vegetables, cart them to the front and place them nicely on the table was a big job. Then I had to decide the price to charge, make the sign and wait. The waiting was tough!
As I got older, I would always think about new ways to make money. Was this because I didn’t grow up with much of it? By the time I was in high school I was climbing trees to pull off mistletoe to sell door-to-door during the holidays. No waiting involved here!
At 14, I got my first job as a hot dog girl at Arco Arena. It was the first arena the Sacramento Kings played at. After that I was a lifeguard, swim instructor, hostess, busser and server. I started to figure out that I wasn’t a very good employee. LOL!
When I started college I figured out that there was a way to make money off of concerts without going inside. Saving money while making money. Brilliant! Even though I wasn’t a huge fan of the Grateful Dead, I knew that there were thousands of people hanging around outside the concert looking for cool stuff to buy. I decided to buy a bunch of bandanas and create halter tops to sell. I would mix and match colors and sew them together on my grandmother’s sewing machine. That was my first experience actually making a profit off of something that had a cost.
There has been so much that has happened since then! Now I will be on the first episode of Billion Dollar Buyer January 3rd, 2018 and on the second season of Fit to Fat to Fit. After 18 years of growing a boxing gym chain, franchising that company and creating a female empowerment brand called Too Pretty, I have now found my purpose. It is to take all of my experience and share it! It is to use that experience and be a sounding board for all girls and women who were ever put into a gender box! Too Pretty is my extension of that. I will continue to pass along my knowledge in the boxing, fitness and business arenas as well as support my female community as best I can.
BILLION DOLLAR BUYER JANUARY 3RD, 2018 ON CNBC 7pm
FIT TO FAT TO FIT JANUARY 8TH, 2018 ON LIFETIME 6pm
WATCH PARTY BY INVITE ONLY in Los Angeles
Once the BDB show airs I will write about my experience on the show and the process on how I got there.