We had the good fortune of connecting with Anoushka Dannin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Anoushka, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
Miracle Mornings are key to my daily rhthym of life. I am not a morning person at all, but I have learned the importance of starting my day with Me Time. I wake up before my son does. I meditate for 15minutes. I listen to a podcast while I make my coffee and sit down to plan my day. It is the time I give to myself before I can give to others. It has helped me feel less overwhelmed and more organized.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
After 10 years as a Financial Analyst, I transitioned into being a stay at home mom. It was a choice I needed to make to show up for my family. I was sick of the grind. I was sick of working for the weekends and vacations. I was sick of missing precious moments with my son. I was desperate to find my passion in life and this was just not it. So I chose to give up my financial independence to be a better mom and pour my passion into my family.
When my son was about 7, I felt a need to have something all my own outside of the home. The tricky part was I needed flexibility too. I started a social media account ForYourReputation to share all the things I loved as well as my style which I was praised for regularly. My goal was to tap into my creative side and grow a following. If I monetized it in any way, that would be a bonus. It was super fun. I was connecting with my local community, other influencers and truly learning about social media as a 40 something year old.
After a year or so of growing my brand on social media, I was at a local business to share it on my account and was handed some samples of a new anti aging hair care line that was also clean beauty. You see, I grew up in a household where wellness was a lifestyle. I’m all about non toxic alternatives. So I tried it out and noticed a difference immediately. My hair was softer, more manageable and shinier. There was also less hair shedding than usual and that blew my mind. I was obsessed and have been sharing these products and growing a successful clean beauty business ever since. It has been the best decision for myself and my family as it has allowed me the flexibility to be a present mom and wife, make an income greater than what I earned in corporate America, find something I’m passionate about and create a business not based solely on the borrowed land of social media platforms.
You are never too old to find your passion or calling in life and you can have it all. I’m a 40 something boy mom who feels like a twenty something year old inside and out. I’m here to help you feel younger mind, body and style.
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.
I live in Las Vegas so my go to spots are to stay at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Spend a morning at the Bellagio fountains and atrium. Grab lunch at Mon Ami Gabi restaurant in the Paris Hotel and head to the Fashion Show Mall for retail therapy. Spend an evening exploring Resorts World. Try to catch a show like Delilahs. If you want to get out for a dose of nature, head to Red Rock for a hike or take a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I could not be doing what I do without the love and support of my amazing husband. He has been my rock, my cheerleader and sounding board. His belief in me in this chapter of my life has made me fall even more in love with our relationship. I am so blessed!
Other: TikTok @ForYourReputation