Today I wanted to share something special with you. The Billionheir Report is all about success and entrepreneurship, but like I always say, your image and self-confidence has a lot to do with how much of a success you can become. When you feel good about yourself on the inside, it shows through your work, projects, and even conversations. That is exactly why I got into the beauty industry. I wanted to create affordable products like nail polish and couture accessories so that women could have that confidence that would cause them to win in life. There are many other things that go with having a positive self-image, but I had to do my part and contribute to the success of women around the world.
This week, I decided to share an interview with you from Dr. Nina Ellis-Hervey. Her story of weight loss and her ability to inspire women across the globe is like non-other. She was recently featured in People Magazine and even has her own healthy hair care product line! I could go on and on, but I will say that she is the perfect example of how your image and self-confidence can help transform not only your life, but your business and income. Check out my recent interview with Dr. Nina, and open your eyes to be inspired to succeed.
As you can see pictured here, Dr. Nina is quite the fan as she shows off her Bombshell Blue nails. I am always excited to see successful women rocking Superstar Nail Lacquer!
AP: Congrats on your weight loss feature in People magazine! What inspired your weight loss journey?
Nina: Thanks so much! I like to compare my journey to that of a novel. Chapter one started six years ago: I was a doctoral student at Oklahoma State University. Educated, motivated and filled with enthusiasm, I was ready to venture into my future and fulfill my dreams. I was considered to be the individual who everyone thought had it all together. On the outside, I wore a mask of confidence. On the inside, however, I was depressed, unhappy and most importantly, OVERWEIGHT. From unhealthy relationships to career transformations, I lacked the self-esteem that I deserved to possess. Chapter two started in late 2005. I made a major life-altering goal: I would repair my broken self-confidence and fix my unhealthy body. This was my life and I was determined to live it in an exceptional manner. From doing research on the right food to eat to hitting the gym seven days a week and an hour and a half a day, I came closer and closer to my vision of having a healthy body image. My next chapter is the present day. Today, I have challenged and outdone myself mentally, emotionally and physically. I have lost over 100 pounds and have started doing the insanity work out video!
AP: Tell me about your “BeautifulBrwnBabyDol” brand?
Nina: BeautifulBrwnBabyDol represents being a 3-Dimensional woman B-B-B-D. There’s much more to me than what the eye can see. I am serious about health, fashion and education! It defines the ideals of embracing your natural beauty and living a healthy, holistic lifestyle. I started my YouTube channel in which I strive to give tips on weight loss, hair, information about natural hair, and accessories as well as makeup and jewelry tutorials. My videos aim to ignite motivation as well as a confidence boost that my fans can view and be instilled with encouragement in their individual journeys, no matter what goals they are trying to attain. I also created my own healthy hair care product line. Through these ventures, I want to inspire my audience with ways to stay healthy and take control of their lives, bodies, minds and souls.
AP: What would be the greatest advice you can provide to those who are either starting or are currently on their journey towards taking control of their lives, bodies, minds and souls?
Nina: Dream BIG or not at all. If you do dream BIG, you must also know that fulfilling goals does take time. If you have set your goal to lose 100 pounds, know that it won’t happen over night. Be prepared for setbacks. Embrace the obstacles that come your way in your journey. In the end, the mistakes that you learned from throughout your journey make you prouder of what you have achieved at the end of your novel.
Be sure to check out Nina’s Social Media!
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/beautifulbrwnbabydol