Advice from a female entrepreneur

Hi guys, I’m Arina. I have always been a person who has followed her heart and that has led me to where I am today, wife to the most amazing, caring and devoted husband and father, mother to the most rambunctious beautiful girls and founder and chief executive of my own breakthrough skincare company. I have modeled all over the world and have been fortunate enough to grace the cover or centerfold of some of the industry’s top fashion and lifestyle magazines including Maxim, Esquire, FHM, and SHAPE. So, when I’m asked the question ‘tell me about yourself’ I’m not really sure where to start. Perhaps the better question is ‘what advice do you have to share”? 

So, here goes. For me, the most important life skill is resilience, grit, just plain stick-it-out, and see it through determination. I’m not a big fan of platitudes but I do believe that your attitude, not your aptitude will ultimately determine your altitude because the experience is not what happens to you but what you do with what happens to you. I have had my fair share of life-altering circumstances that have left me bowed and disillusioned, but never broken. And where my life is today is a testament to my personal resilience and determination. 

I send out love and courage to all of you in these most difficult times. Believe in your self.