Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in wellness, but not sure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Sandy Rodriguez, an author focus on self-care and personal growth.
What's your business and who are your customers?
Hi I'm Sandy Rodriguez, and my customers (readers) are people who want to feel more self-acceptance, self-confidence, and faith in the future
Who is Sandy Rodriguez?
Bilingual communications expert Sandy Rodriguez writes on topics ranging from finance to entertainment for different media outlets in both the U.S. and Mexico.
She appears as a host in videos for lifestyle website En Cinco and multimedia company Heart of Hollywood Motion Pictures.
Sandy is a former editorial coordinator for Mexican newspaper Reforma, one of the most influential publications in Latin America, and has translated tens of books from English to Spanish for major publishing houses. These include medical, self-help, and business books, novels, and titles focused on spirituality or personal growth by popular authors such as Louise Hay, Nick Vujicic, and Neale Donald Walsch.
Multifaceted Sandy, who once took part in a prestigious fellowship program for international journalists at Seoul National University in South Korea, currently lives in Los Angeles, where she works as a certified court interpreter.
She is the editor of Heart Of Hollywood Magazine, as well as a fitness enthusiast, a burgeoning artist, and an amateur winemaker.
As the author of motivational book Choose to Prevail, she is a member of ISLA, the International Society of Latino Authors. Choose to Prevail is a current finalist in the Best Health & Wellness Book category of the International Latino Book Awards, produced by Empowering Latino Futures.
Additionally, Sandy's book is the 2021 Readers' Favorite Silver Medal Winner in the Non-Fiction - Grief/Hardship genre
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Having my book Choose to Prevail give way to new projects. In December 2021, a video interview series inspired by the book will be released.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
Considering I also hold a full time job, am a parent, engage in painting and winemaking, and do much freelance work in media and publishing, finding time for my business is the biggest challenge.
What are the top 3 tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
1) Find something that interests you so much that you would even do it just for fun.
2) Realize that you might not turn a profit right away, and don't get discouraged.
3) When implementing changes in your business, if possible do one at a time and keep a log so that you can see which modifications actually moved the needle and which ones didn't.
What are some of the things you put in place to maintain a healthy work/life balance?
I moved from a tremendously fast-paced city to a more laid-back one.
Who are some of your favorite entrepreneurs and why?
Giovanna Salas, CEO of multimedia company Heart Of Hollywood, because of her creativity and relentless drive.
Where can people find you and your business?
You can check out my book here
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