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September Rockin Client of the month: lawyer turned real estate agent Julia brodsky
1. What inspires you the most to stay focused and goal oriented?
I get inspired when I meet individuals who work hard to make their dreams a reality and are not afraid to take chances. I have been lucky enough to have these kind of people around me growing up, and have been mentored by a number of inspirational people in both of my careers.
2. Tell me about your recent transition from attorney to real-estate agent? What motivated you to change? Were you scared?
I have always had an interest in architecture and design when I was growing up, but I also knew that going to law school would allow me to gain specialized knowledge and be financially independent in my early 20s. I enjoyed litigating for 5 years in two of the top international law firms in the world, but I also knew in my heart I had another passion that I felt compelled to pursue: real estate. Yes I was scared, but I had the emotional support of my family and friends who believe in me. I also knew that I didn't want to work for just any real estate agency; I specifically wanted to work for THE AGENCY, a firm whose agents are innovative, highly successful, passionate and energetic. Its been a perfect fit thus far and I love learning new things and meeting new people daily.
3. What would you like to manifest in your career in the next 10 years?
In five years (ten is too far away!), I am hoping to have gained the knowledge I need not only to achieve consistent closings in residential real estate sales, but also the ability to branch out into the development and investment world, which has always been my long term goal.
4. Is there anything you have learned in your recent transition you would like to share to women going through a career change? Any advice?
The advice I would have for women is to take a leap of faith if you are not fulfilled in your job. One of my favorite quotes that really inspired me to make this transition and keeps me optimistic through hard times is "Success is not about avoiding failure. Failure is about avoiding failure." This has taught me to identify what truly speaks to me, and take baby steps towards achieving it.
5. As a woman, what are your top 3 rituals you have in your life that make you happy?
Only 3 ?! I would say that getting any kind of beauty treatment, weekly dinner/drinks with friends and family and SHOPPING!
6. What is 1 wish you have for humanity?
In an effort to avoid sounding like a beauty queen, "world peace" would be high on my list. Everything that is currently happening around the world is really unfortunate and if everyone could just come together and compromise in life and, in turn, business would be so much better.
7. Last but not least: How has Rock N' Brows changed your life? :)
I still look at photos of myself before I met Sarah and I am in total disbelief that I spent the majority of my life with crappy eyebrows. Eyebrows really make or break your face, and Sarah does an amazing job in making anyone's eyebrows look perfect just for them.
THANKS FOR PLAYING JULIA BRODSKY, you rock as a client! Attached below are Julia's links and you can follow her new pursuit of heart in real estate.
What inspires you most?
I would say what inspires me most is traveling, art, and people who are doing great things within their line of work whatever that may be!
What is your career?
I am a fashion stylist and mainly do celebrity dressing etc. I have been working in the business for almost 7 years now. Starting out as an assistant to now being on my own.
What do you like/love about Los Angeles? What would you change?
What I love about LA is that we really have the best of everything at our fingertips. The best doctors, food, stores, hair people, brow person:) I also love that you can be in the city one minute and then take a drive to the beach OR hike in the mountains. If I could change anything about LA it would be traffic hands down and also maybe I would like to see people be more friendly.
What's one wish you would have for HUMANITY?
Dream wish for humanity I think would be peace, especially right now.
Do you have any guidance/advice for someone who wanted to get into fashion styling?
My advice for anyone looking to get into the world of celeb styling would be to just START working. Everyone has an individual story of how they broke into their business. For me I was a Neiman Marcus intern after college and then worked for the personal shopper there where I met all the stylists and later I would assist. Get an internship with a stylist/Fashion PR firm, show up early, stay later, don't ask questions you can figure out the answer to, be assertive but NOT annoying! People in this business are often too busy and wrapped into their own world to really be a mentor, but if you take direction well and work hard eventually they will notice and you will gain more opportunities.
Final Question: How has ROCK N' BROWS changed your life?? :)
Rock N' Brows changes my life every two weeks! I cannot look people in the eye properly unless my brows look good! People stop me all the time to compliment my brows, I can't imagine my beauty routine without Sarah! -Andrea Livolsi
Thank You Andrea for being an avid supporter of Rock N' Brows and a loyal client and friend. If you are in need of personal styling and would like to check out Andrea Livolsi's website and some of the beautiful people she has dressed please do: AndreaLivolsi.com
"This business wouldn't be a business without our clients."- Sarah Agajanian
Owner/Artist/Musician interviews an inspirational Rock N' Brow client every month:) Who knows it could be you….inspire her!