BBBY: What words best describe you?
BENEKI: Passionate, Bold, Loud.
BBBY: Who is one of the most inspirational women in your life? And why?
BENEKI: My mom, definitely. A single mother of 3 who did everything in her truth. Holding two jobs while going to cosmetology school. Very beautiful which many who were fond of her, yet very private and kept to herself. At a young
age she taught me to always keep my head high and lead from the front. And to never compromise who I am for others.
BBBY: What was the inspiration for starting your own Business?
BENEKI: The thought of "What If!
What if this is the road of my BECOMING that woman that I have always desired to be.
BBBY: What is the mission behind your business?
BENEKI: The mission is to help people find their own voices. Giving LIFE to their own situation.
BBBY: What challenges did you face when starting your own business?
BENEKI: It wasn't easy to see how little support I got from family and friends when I first started my business. But it was in the process of believing in me and holding fast to my vision that those same family & friends turned around to support eventually.
BBBY: Do you have a life mission or inspirational quote that you live by?
BENEKI: My life mission is to enjoy every day with my husband and kids without any requirements or regrets. Freedom is real.
BBBY: What inspires you to do what you do?
BENEKI: After the passing of my mom I'm always inspired by Life itself. And with this life I can either choose to be a victim filled with excuses or face my fears head on knowing God is my way maker.
BBBY: Tell us about a time in your life, where you felt most powerful as a woman.
BENEKI: Just recently I felt this way. I had my third child this past March and with the possibility of her being my last I've pushed myself more than ever in my road to becoming more healthier and fit. For so long I've only identified myself as a mother and wife that I lost who I was in the process. But now I'm making time for myself eating healthier & working out which has been the most therapeutic journey for me.
BBBY: What has made you most proud and why?
BENEKI: Although I may be loud to those closest to me I also enjoy keeping to myself and liken myself to an introvert. But to be able to work my business through social media and having to push past my feelings, ways of thinking etc. has definitely made me proud.
BBBY: What's the most important lesson you've learned as an entrepreneur?
BENEKI: I've learned to get over myself. Not to be driven by my own self-doubts, emotions, and fears.
BBBY: What are 3 tips you can share with aspiring entrepreneurs or someone ready to go after their dreams?
1. Choose to always be excited about what you do. Law of attraction works.
2. Stay plugged in with those who are like-minded.
3. Steer away from those who don't help you to become the best you.
BBBY: Fill in the blank: I feel most empowered when I__________________.
BENEKI: Sit still and pray.