Follow your passion and not the dollar sign and success will find you along the way.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Frank Mechaly of Rockstar Original.

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

My great grandfather, grandfather and father were into fashion — namely jeans .

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started?

In 2003 I started a denim company called 575 which stands for May 9th, 1975 — my birthday. The success…


NHRA race car driver Leah Pruett and John Norman CEO of EVO

“Don’t settle for good, it has to be GREAT,” is advice I always fall back on and it seems to always help me push to new levels. It’s so easy to be satisfied with a “good enough” mentality, but it is not much more work to push it to the next level. Another word of advice that everyone has heard before is about being patient. It provides you with the ability to sit back and analyze all points of view before making an important decision. Lastly, and probably the most important advice is “listening instead of talking”. …


Stay focused on your dreams and work towards them each and every day.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Joseph Ladin.

Joseph Ladin is the CEO of SFLMaven and never imagined he’d be in the estate jewelry business. He knew nothing about gemstones, precious metals or diamonds until one day 18 years ago when he submerged himself into learning about antiques and began to sell them online. Joe studied business in college at the University of Florida and it came in handy when he launched his own storefront on Ebay. SFL Maven was formed 18 years ago and today has…


Love yourself, take care of yourself no matter what….No one can love you more ultimately then you Love yourself.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Taylor Dayne.

Taylor Dayne is an American pop icon with a career spanning three decades, Taylor’s groundbreaking debut single “Tell It To My Heart” turned her into an overnight international star in 1987. She followed the smash hit with seventeen Top 20 singles over the course of her three-decade career, including Number Ones “Love Will Lead You Back” “Prove Your Love” and “I’ll Always Love You.” Taylor has sold over 75 million albums and singles…


Make connections with customers and employees; as humans, we are wired for this — it’s what fulfills us.

I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Tom Bosco, owner of Inwood Farm Cafe/Restaurant

Tom Bosco has always loved the idea of owning a restaurant, so much so, that his friends actually call him “Tommy Two Sauces”. His dream came true when he took over an existing restaurant located on the corner of Indian Road and 218th Street — almost at the northernmost tip of Manhattan. He could never have imagined that in the excitement of planning his restaurant opening the unimaginable…


…ADHD molded me into my life and what I learned both to do and not to do. I don’t drink anymore because I only have two speeds — off and all the way on. I’ve learned to set up certain life rules for myself which work to keep me on track. Getting up early, always exercising first thing in the morning no matter how tired I am. (and I’m usually doing it at 4am) eating as healthy as possible with occasional slip ups, etc.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Peter Shankman.

The New York Times has called Peter Shankman…


Cooking fatigue is real for us all, but getting out of a recipe rut doesn’t have to mean spending a crazy amount of money or time to make something delicious for you and your family. By approaching everyday ingredients in inventive, new ways, you can transform classic recipes into extraordinary dishes. Every recipe in my cookbook might make you think twice about the creative flavor combinations, but I promise that an open mind will lead you down a culinary path that delivers big on flavor time and time again.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Kelly Senyei.

Kelly is the…


Things always seem to work out, and if you have a positive attitude, good work ethic, and good integrity, you’ll always win in the end.

I had the pleasure of interviewing David Shoham and Austin Wright, Co-Founders of The California Beach Co.

David Shoham is originally from Atlanta, GA and has lived in London, New York City, Los Angeles and has recently settled down in Naples, Florida with his wife and five-year-old son. Ever since he was young, he’s always seen himself as a visionary and a leader. An “aspiring entrepreneur”, David always had big dreams and goals, and he…


Everything is a learning experience and every opportunity gets you a little bit closer to the career you have envisioned! An overnight sensation takes ten years to build!

I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing The Potash Twins.

Labeled by NPR as the “Twin Horns of Joy“, Adeev and Ezra Potash are musicians, entertainers and the hosts of Food Network’s show “The Takeout Twins” (from Executive Producer Andrew Zimmern). Previously, The Potash Twins hosted Bravo TV’s “Beats + Bites” as well as Travel Channel‘s “Southern Road Trip with The Potash Twins”. …


The biggest piece of advice I can give at this time on my journey as an entrepreneur is that you were given this idea, this concept, this talent, this ability, these gifts for a reason. These ideas and gifts were not meant to be kept to ourselves, they were meant to be shared with the world.

As a part of my series about strong female leaders, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kate Westad.

Kate Westad is the founder of Palette by pak and the inventor of a new to market product called Palette®️ The Original High Fiver. This litigation…

Alexandra Spirer

I am an entrepreneur, publicist, journalist and event producer based in Sunny Florida. My passion is writing & giving back to others.

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