My hope is that each interview will encourage, motivate, and remind those reading that anything is possible, to never give up on your dreams, to push through the hard times and keep your soul positive and full of light. Feel free to show some love and leave comments below for us.
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
As a kid I never thought beyond my kiddiedom lol so grass, twigs and natures offerings intrigued my imagination.
What is the best piece of advice you remember a grown up give you when you were little that stuck with you as an adult?
From my Dad and passed to my children and theirs "Think Twice Speak Once"
What was the most difficult moment in your life & how did you grow from it?
Perhaps when by surprise, I became a single parent. I didn't have the time to accept that as a road to failure, but instead a vehicle to where I am now. I'm "The unintentional Skirt Maker" because necessity IS the mother of invention.
What was the happiest moment in your life & how did you grow from it?
Let's say I'm grapevine and use that as a metaphor. I have many happy moments that the sun and rain nourished and each second of those moments are as the shoots, leaves and tendrils that just keep growing and producing edible fruit.
In moments of self doubt, what strategies work for you in keeping a positive attitude and continuing to move forward?
I think about the actual process of of giving up and I realize that it would just be too time consuming. I just can't... and besides I'd be doing myself an injustice to even think about giving up after putting in over 2 decades of BS and T.
What does success mean to you?
Success to me is being comfortable with where I am today, knowing that for every single moment thereafter that I do not acknowledge failure, there'll be many more small successes to come.
What mindsets helped make you successful?
There's a thin line between business and friendship. I know my limitations... and Side Blinders, they keep me focused.
What habits helped make you successful?
Keeping Those Blinders On, focus, and accepting the fact that some days, sleep is just not be an option.
When you need to get your creative juices flowing, what is your true and proven way to get inspiration?
Listening to music!
How did you distinguish yourself from your competitors?
👀 I have competitors???
Name a person whom you admire and look up to.
I admire far too many people to list.
What resources would you recommend for someone starting a creative business?
Google. Do your research!
What advice would you give someone who is thinking of starting their own business?
"Focus, Mind Your Business" and make friends with the moonlight because you'll spend a lot of moments together.
What words do you live by?
Pay It Forward
To find more about Arlinda and her amazing journey, follow her on social media @sofistafunktheskirtco and her website sofistafunktheskirtco.com