Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Love What You Do

Ericca Garnier has the joy of bringing beauty into her clients’ lives. She owns Body Love Beauty Studio in Tampa. When she opened her doors, it was a dream come true. She loves helping bring confidence into her clients’ lives. As a business owner Ericca understands it’s a lot of responsibility and hard work, but she’s up to the challenge. It’s inspiration that she gets from her brave sister.

Name: Ericca Garnier
Business Name: Body Love Beauty Studio  
Where are you from: Costa Rica
Where do you live now: South Tampa, FL

HC: Tell us about how your business fulfills you and your dreams. 
Ericca:  My business reflects a lot of who I am today; it is about making people feel happy and comfortable in their own skin. I love seeing the smiles on people’s faces and the confidence in their eyes when they walk out the door… that is what gets me going every day!

HC: Tell us about your lifelong dream.
Ericca: I can honestly say my dream has pretty much come true! I feel so blessed at 27 years old that I own my own beauty studio, I can’t ask for more! The support of my family and friends has been so amazing; I am very lucky to have such wonderful people in my life.

HC: Most difficult obstacle you had to overcome to do what you love?
Ericca:  Opening up a business comes with huge responsibility and (is a lot of) hard work! It has been a big learning curve for me since I have ventured out on my own, but I have no complaints. I love every second of it. I have always loved this quote: “If you love what you do, there are no difficult tasks, only interesting ones.” Quote by Vadim Kotelnikov.

HC: Advice to others who might find themselves in similar situations?
Ericca: Be headstrong, fight for what you love and believe in yourself. With great passion and dedication you can do anything!

HC: What’s the most rewarding aspect of your professional life?
Ericca: Making people feel (and look) beautiful and confident!

HC: How do you balance family and work?
Ericca: I believe you have to find a balance in everything in order to be happy, and live your life to the fullest. Slow down and enjoy the little things, life is short so have fun!!

HC: What motivates you to work harder?
Ericca: My customers! They keep me motivated =)
HC: Tell us about a role model in your life?
Ericca:  My sister Daniella, who is 24 years old, is my absolute inspiration in life. She was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease at 16 years old and has been fighting the disease ever since. She just ran a half marathon to raise money for Crohn’s awareness. She’s so amazing!  She is such a warm, loving person to be around and is always happy and smiling; you would never know she is in this constant battle with Crohn’s. She is such an inspiration!

HC: Favorite story about a little happy crawler (aka kid)?
Ericca: My best friend who I went to high school with has a 2 year old son. They live in Key West so I don’t get to see him very much unfortunately, but she sends me daily pictures of him and they are definitely the highlight of my day. I get pictures of him riding on the vacuum cleaner or videos of him running around the house naked. My friend Kelley tells me “Ericca, he won’t keep his diaper on!!” I love all her stories. They make me laugh; all kids are amazing to me. I hope to have some of my own one day!

Is there someone who motivates and inspires you? Who would you like to see profiled on the HappyCrawlers’ blog? Email us at: hello@HappyCrawlers.com with your recommendations. Happy travels!

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