We had the good fortune of connecting with Alysse Collins and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alysse, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
The most important lesson my business has taught me is perseverance. I have learned to keep pushing through the tough times and to embrace all hurdles. One thing that is important to me is to not tire myself out. I learned that tiring myself out makes me want to give up, which is something that I wont let happen. Every single trial, hurdle, difficulty, and struggle has taught me to push my self and to persevere no matter what doubts I have or how much I want to sleep lol.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Something that sets me apart is that my. art is in the form of balloons. Balloons can be made to look like elegant masterpieces. They are so versatile, that what I love about balloon artistry. My business is where it is today simply by trial and error. I started with no clue of what I was doing. We made plenty mistakes and learned from them. We have so much potential. I am excited about our growth. Starting and continuing this business has been HARD but rewarding. This is my most prized accomplishment. I have learned so much about my self, just how resilient and strong willed I can be lol. I have learned to listen to others and take advice from people who have become experts in this field. I want the world to know that POPtastic events wants to help make your party POP! No matter how big or small!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
That’s a really tough question! There is so much to do in Houston. I would plan a day at the many of museums available to explore around the city. We would check out some of the unique food trucks around town. I’d take them out on a night around town to the many bars and lounges throughout the city. There is always something fun to do in H-Town!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to dedicate my shoutout to my friends for their unwavering support throughout the formation. of POPtastic Events. They never asked any question when I asked them to do crazy things at all times of the night and early morning lol. My family who invested money without (many) questions and helped me when ever I asked. They let me borrow cars and rode with me all over Houston whenever I needed. They woke up at 3am and went to bed past midnight for many nights as I had them out all day prepping. and helping. with installs. I will forever be grateful.
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