Mischief Makers: Round Up #1
Mischief Makers is a weekly email series that features badass women and their entrepreneurial journey. We're highlighting the imperfect trajectory to “success,” the role of self-care in remaining resilient, and the importance of breaking some rules along the way.
Here are the women we featured last month and an excerpt of our conversation. To see the full interview, sign up for the Ambition + Mischief newsletter here.
Vicky Ayala is the founder of Sacred Brand Mastery. Vicky shared her definition of success, how she learned to honor her unique voice, and one piece of advice that everyone starting out should know.
What advice would you give to someone that’s just starting out?
Get comfortable with knowing that you WILL need to set the mold for what you want to do. Stop following trends and manage your energy on social media. You’re never going to see the full story. Truth is, all of us are making it up as we go along. We try different things, see what works, and run with it. Tactics that work for the extroverted stay-at-home wife who has a husband subsidizing her hobby is not going to work for the introverted Latina from the NYC projects. I’m very big on self-mastery because that is the best way to cultivate a lasting competitive edge, one that NO ONE can compete with. They can replicate your email funnels, sales copy, and visual designs but they can never replicate YOU. That’s why you have to know what lights you up so you can figure out how to bring your personal magic into the world.
Bianca Kathryn is the founder of Yo Soy AfroLatina. Bianca talked about the importance of starting with intention, where she finds inspiration, and how she knows if a project is right for her community.
When’s the last time an idea made you feel alive?
My most recent project for Yo Soy AfroLatina where we created mugs for Women’s History Month. We’ve come out with mugs before, but these were even bolder. They were statements that resonated with all Latinas, not just Afro-Latinas or just White Latinas.
I would say all projects that come out for Yo Soy AfroLatina give me a tingly feeling. It if doesn’t provide that tingly feeling, then it’s not coming out.
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