“We are designed for accomplishments. Engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.” – Zig Ziglar
It’s often our destiny but somehow we can get lost with our engineers lost and the seeds of greatness are stuck under a rock that won’t allow it to sprout up into the world.
That is where this blog led me straight to my friend, Maria Pollard.
A bit of background, Maria grew up in Sweden as a shy child with a lively imagination. She became interested in theater in her mid-teens and was active in theater groups before studying Drama-Theater-Film at the University of Lund. Her desire to visit America grew stronger and stronger and she made the leap in her early 20’s. Her plan was to stay one year and then go back home to Sweden to study hotel administration, however the American attitude suited her perfectly so one year became a life. Maria continued in the acting field and played theater in Florida. She branched into acting in commercials as well. This brought her to TV-Shop for the European television market where she in the late 90’s was the spokesperson for several popular products. Maria’s interest in business grew and in her late 20’s she earned her real estate degree. By the time she moved into starting her own businesses she was a multi-million dollar producer. In 2001 she launched the hair care brand BennieFactor together with her husband, in 2006 Gage for Men, and in 2013 the hair care distribution company, Cool Beauty Consulting. In 2018 she started her own online business, Great Happens, where she sells t-shirts + more and where she builds communities via her positive and supportive messages. Maria is an avid writer and has been published numerous times in online magazines as well as in three Swedish books.
This amazing human being not only supports me as a friend but as a fellow woman in business and we share the same heart with our love for stories and raw connectivity without all of the surface blocks. Her heart accepts mine and vice versa. It’s truly one of the most magical experiences a human can have when they meet someone that could be from across the world and they connect instantly.
I hope you have a human being in your life like that. If you don’t, I hope you find one soon.
Maria humbled me by asking me to be a part of her podcast and she’s set to be a part of mine in the future so I can help listeners learn more about her.
In the meantime, I do recommend listening to this podcast. It was a lot of oversharing and feelings involved but it felt amazing to be the person I am with her and share that with her as my guide.
Be sure to listen for yourself by clicking HERE.
Keep a close eye on the next podcast I’m set to do with my crew of strong women in the city of Louisville! Click HERE to follow along:.
Throw glitter early and often to allow GREAT Happen!