We had the good fortune of connecting with Brooke Heath and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brooke, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
I am consistently telling myself that I am worth it and I am enough. I’ve maintained a mantra for the past 2 years now, and any time I feel fearful or worried, I think back to my mantra, repeat it, and I feel empowered. Success is measured differently for everyone. My successes in life consist of creating my own website and social media pages, and of course there were moments where I wasn’t sure if I would be able to reach my ultimate goal, but perseverance and determination is what got me to where I am today.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I began my project in 2020 right when quarantine began. I was 15 years old, and probably at one of the lowest points of my life as I was undergoing a major hip surgery that placed a hold on my soccer career. I was devastated and wondered if others had felt the same desperation and pain I was undergoing. I curiously thought about how I’ve always been an extremely positive and optimistic person, and wanted to combine that motivation with pushing others to develop that healthy lifestyle too. I then launched my social impact project, Keeping Kids Positive, containing my website and social media pages. It was definitely difficult to start a business during COVID, and while I was struggling to find my passion and worth within, but this project truly changed my life. Since 2020, I have grown my followers and even wrote and published my own easily accessible, digital, activity book all about a positive mindset. It is for all ages and is accessed with just the scan of a QR code. I want people to understand the value of positivity and how it can truly change your whole life as it changed mine. I am currently launching my own positivity ambassador program and I would love for those interested to participate too!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would have to bring my best friend to Legacy Stadium to watch me play a soccer game and visit on of the most expensive stadiums in Texas. I would then take them to College Station to see Texas A&M University where I will be studying in the Fall. We would definitely have to eat some good old Texas Barbecue because you cannot come to Texas without eating barbecue. I live in the most diverse city in America, and I’m so proud of my community. I hope my friend gets to experience the love and support I receive from my community and friends everyday.
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 would go ahead and thank first and foremost the support and guidance from my family, and my friends who have become family. I continue to strive and work towards the things I love because of their constant love and support. Also, I am so grateful for the skills I learned beginning at the age of six at National American Miss. This organization shaped who I am and the opportunities that have opened up to me in the past years has set me up for future success as well. Lastly, I would love to give a shout-out to Lunches of Love; which is an organization in the Rosenberg area that devotes itself to serving children and families with lunches that otherwise could not afford it. I have volunteered at LOL since I was six and learning the impact and importance of volunteerism is a skill I have continued to grow more and more passion for each day. I have learned to truly care and love my community, and it truly drove me to create my own social impact project called Keeping Kids Positive.
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