We had the good fortune of connecting with Ella Ibrahimi and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ella, do you disagree with some advice that is more or less universally accepted?
Everyone always says “It’s important to talk about your feelings”, but what they don’t realize is that the more you talk about them, the more focus and impact they actually have on you. I truly believe your attention is what gives anything power, so eventually those feelings become bigger and also can sometimes become an excuse for you to lean on to justify your actions. (ie: overwhelmed or stressed, causes you to sleep all day and be depressed or down, when in reality if you don’t get up and do something to change it then it’s not going to get better. Don’t get me wrong, you do need a self care day or sometimes a good cry but make sure you only do it once and move on. Sulking does nothing but make things worse.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I started Blushed Beauty Studio to become a one-stop shop for all your beauty needs. I grew it from just lashes, to lashes, brows, facials, teeth whitening, botox/filler, sugaring, nails, in the span of 7 months. I also plan on adding a few more services as we grow, and expand into new cities and countries. I am an ambitious person, so sometimes I do dream big, and the thing I always say to people when the say things like “you can’t open up a second location after just 1 year”, my response is “why not?”. The biggest thing I learned is if you just try, then at least you don’t have the regret of the unknown. Failure is unfortunate and sad, but realistically it makes you better every time.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Living in the Niagara Region, we have one of the world greatest wonders nearby, and that’s the Niagara Falls. It is mesmerizing. In Niagara Falls there is the Ferris Wheel, the Go-Karts, Zip Line across the Falls. We also can’t forget about the amazing funnel cakes.
With Toronto being just over and hour away, you have to see The CN Tower, a Jays or a Raptors game. The restaurants are not offer delicious food, but are beautifully pleasing to the eye. Depending on the season you get to enjoy a beautiful day with music out by the pool at Cabana Pool Bar.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I couldn’t have done this without my family helping me with not only the renos, decor, and events for my business but also making sure to encourage my when im down or lose a little motivation. I am forever grateful for them. I also would have never went for my dreams if one particular person hadn’t had pushed me to just jump right in and rebuttled all my excuses as to why I “couldn’t” do it. I also have such a supportive friend group who always jumps in to help when it’s needed. So I am forever grateful to people who have been a positive impact on my entrepreneurial journey, been by my side through the good and bad times, and always push me when I get stuck.
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