I met Sherita Rankins, founder of the pretty rockin’ Busy Wife, Busy Life blog (among many other titles and accolades) last month at an event and knew immediately that I just had to profile her for the blog. She is the embodiment of the’go for it and get it done’ attitude that I admire so much amongst my amazing friends, network and the women I am fortunate to work with.
photo courtesy of Sherita Rankins
We sat down to talk about her new venture, tips for a healthy lifestyle, (I LOVE what she says about balance and finding time for what you love) and more.
1. Tell us about your latest venture, what it means to you and what impact you want it to have.
I recently launched my Blog, www.busywifebusylife.com, the busy woman’s guide to food fashion and finance. It has been a passion project of mine that is really changing my life. My goal is to motivate women to stay stylish, eat well, and save money & time in their lives. I hope to be a resource for all women. I want to inspire them to be mindful of their money and help provide the tools to make their day a little easier, so they can spend more time enjoying life.
2. What would you say to women who have a dream/ambition but are discouraged from reaching from it or are told that “it’s going to be difficult.”?
If I stopped pursuing my dreams just because they would be difficult to achieve then I would not accomplish anything. The accomplishments in my life that I am most proud of are the ones that I have worked hardest to achieve. I have always believed that “if it was easy, then everyone would do it”. You should not be deterred by doubt or fear and always remember that determination is the key to success.
3. What is the best piece of career advice you’ve ever been given?
The best advice I have been given was not to go through life doing something that does not make you happy. Life is too short to waste time and energy waking up every day to a job that does not bring you joy. Because of this advice, I have followed a non-traditional career path by pursing my modeling/acting career while being a part-time finance professional. I feel fortunate that I am able to do two things in life that I truly love.
4. What is your #1 tip for a healthy lifestyle?
A healthy lifestyle is all about finding a balance in your life. Too much of anything can overwhelm the other aspects. I always say it is about balancing your “To-Do” list with your “Love To-Do” list. No matter what your do for a living, finding time for your family, friends and most importantly yourself, will lead to a happier life.