We had the good fortune of connecting with Adriana Nava and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Adriana, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I personally feel risks are a gamble in life. It’s something where you do not know the outcome, but you have to be willing to put everything into it and sometimes win, sometimes lose. In my career as an eyelash extension specialist, risk taking has opened many doors. In 2020 I made a big investment with a friend and founded “BVBYGIRL LASHEZ”. A brand of lash supplies, where I am able to supply lash artists & makeup artists with the essentials they need. This was a huge risk for me, as I already manage my schedule of clients, and now to manage packing, shipping orders and promoting a brand on social media has definitely been a lot of my plate! But the risk was well worth it.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Hard work, dedication, and lots of risk taking. This hasn’t been an easy road. I’m very hard on myself when it comes to my products and my work. Even though it has been hard, it is something I knew I was passionate about, which is why I kept pushing to overcome all the obstacles. I want people to be able to relate to my story, my business, my brand. I do not come from money, and I did not have handouts. I want anyone who is thinking of starting a project, or a business; to see my story and find motivation. To know that it IS possible to build your own success. Thats what I want to be known for, or remembered as.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would definitely have to grab drinks at any local bar in the Bishop Arts area, and would have to grab street tacos. I think keeping it simple and enjoying our neighborhood is always fun!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Yes! I will definitely have to say my parents. Every milestone of success that I am able to accomplish I do it for not only me, but them. As a daughter of immigrants I want my parents to be proud of my success because it is a reflection of the woman they raised. My success reflects on both of my parents, for having taught me the values of life, how to work hard for what I want, and reaching me to never give up. So yes, I dedicate this to my parents. ¡Sí! Tengo que decir a mis padres. Cada éxito que puedo lograr lo hago no solo por mí, sino por ellos. Como hija de inmigrantes quiero que mis padres estén orgullosos de mi éxito porque es un reflejo de la mujer que criaron. Mi éxito se refleja en mis dos padres, por haberme enseñado los valores de la vida, cómo trabajar duro por lo que quiero y no rendirme nunca. Así que sí, dedico esto a mis padres.
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