By Victoria Nash
Being able to speak about my life on The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch has been an amazing experience. Sometimes it takes something like this to have you stop and reflect on where you are and where you have been. Donny gives all of his guests the chance to share their story in their own words and makes them feel at ease as they are reflecting back to moments of sorrow to triumph. From my childhood to the launch of my successful skincare company, esenté, I have learned to set goals and reach them.
Living in an abusive home and not having the love or comfort from either of my parents I never felt like I was good enough. My brothers, sisters and I lived in constant fear of what torment my parents would inflict on us next. From alcoholic outbursts to holding us at gunpoint, my parents did not love us and it showed. I never felt like I was good enough or mattered. I fantasized about running away and finally when I was 16 I did! I packed up my clothes and school books in a brown paper bag and never looked back. I went on to marry and start a family of my own. By age 23 I was the mother of 4 children. Despite my new life, I was still living in the black cloud of my childhood. I yearned to become educated, travel and explore. I never had a childhood or a young adulthood and I missed that.
As I entered in to my 40s I decided to make a change. I amicably divorced by husband and went to school to become an aesthetician. I loved learning about beauty and skincare. It was a way for me to meet people and learn about others and not focus so much on my own life. It was during these years that I learnt to appreciate my past and realize that my experience was unique. I decided to take my life to the next level. My number one tip to anyone hoping to make a change is Do Not Give Up, Surround Yourself With Positive Thinking People And Maintain Your Own Positive Attitude! I then wrote down my goals on a piece of paper and worked toward achieving them.
In 2005 I created esenté International – my “new beginning”. From the endless support of my now husband, who encouraged me stick to my goals, I am the founder of an amazing skincare line that utilizes unique ingredients that through synergistic blending make them the finest and most effective products on the market.
Regardless of the roadblocks and challenges, I think what I have learned is being an entrepreneur is the most rewarding experience. When I am with a client and they are happy, I know that I am on the right path. I have my loving husband Bruce and my 4 children and 10 grandchildren to thank for my endless happiness. They provide me with unconditional love and support, and that is a key to esenté’s endless success.
Thank you to Donny and the rest of the staff at the Big Idea. It was an amazing experience, thank you for taking the journey back to my past with me.
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By Victoria Nash