I wanted to own a chain of luxury hotels. I was obsessed with hotels – the architecture, the interior design, the toiletries (lol). I grew up in New York, during the heyday of Donald Trump and Leona Helmsley – billionaire hotel magnates. I read Trump’s Art of the Deal when I was 12 years old. I couldn’t put it down. Trump was the “King of New York” and Leona was the “Queen of Mean”. Both were focused, passionate, and didn’t take any crap from anyone. I was addicted to the power. I figured anyone who owned skyscrapers, could rule the world.
My quest for world domination has not waned over the years. I always knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur. I have had businesses in all kinds of industries – consulting, jewelry, skin care, make-up, soap-making – you name it! However, I have come to realize that my true calling is to be known as a force on this earth just like Trump and even Leona. However (unlike those guys), through it all and with every business, I knew that I wanted to help people live better lives – with better skin, cool jewelry, better businesses, and now, better careers. I want to use my gifts and my love of teaching and consulting to effect massive change on a global level – to empower instead of rule.
So what about you? How did you envision your life? What did you dream of being? What happened to that dream?