We had the good fortune of connecting with Anya Carranza and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Anya, what do you think makes you most happy? Why?
Happiness is the result of the effort you made for something or someone that is worthy. What makes me happy is to work on myself, for myself, to myself. To know that I’m in constantly learning, growing and working on being a better person motivates me, and when I see the results,… I experience happiness. Of course a little but of wine, shopping and quality time with my daughter always help!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Connection and Marketing was a surprise even to me, I decided to open this amazing company last year (2019) when the customers that I was already working for as an influencer started asking for more… more ideas, more talents, more events, more content on social media! Of course I was afraid of failure. But success usually comes with a little bit of that. We started with small local accounts, now we handle more than 15 social media accounts. This was a dream I (myself) didn’t know I had.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Houston is a very cosmopolitan city, although I like small private places to enjoy a nice conversation and a mimosa. Dunlavy for breakfast or brunch, great spot to take pics and create some content for social media. Lunch at Whiskey Cake, healthy, from scratch food, I recommend the local board to start, and the iconic whiskey cake for dessert. And best crepes in town are at Cocohodo in Katy, Tx. You can always go across the street to One Eleven Coffee if you’re looking for a stunning indoor decor and delicious coffee.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’ve been very blessed with the friendships I have, they’ve been a huge support to me. Specially Johanna Cordova, she’s been my photographer, my mentor, my friend. And she’s a hustler just like me!
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