Circling back around with my next blog feature, which I had the pleasure of interviewing back in 2017 as well.
Since that time, the both of us have evolved so very much. Interviewing her once again to share all the amazing things she’s got going on was a must!
I can’t wait til she hosts another Women’s Empowerment Event, like the one back in 2017 cause that event is where I met my beloved Alli Rodriguez of Alli Rodriguez Public Relations and also really enjoyed connecting with the women and hearing their stories.
That event has been one of the best EVAAA and not to mention, I had the time of my life in the Big Apple🍎 (New York City🚕🗽) @aloftmanhattandowntown , so grateful I could be apart!
It was packed with networking, great discussions involving how to be a female entrepreneur, & about lifting & empowering each other & how to #createthebestversionofyou (Thank you for letting me share my story as well as be a sponsor) @allirodriguezpr Everyone was an inspiration!!!❤️💪🏼 __________________________________________________________________________
Thank you Jessica for joining me in my journey over the years as we grow together and being apart of my many platforms, blog and upcoming book, “Empowered Women that Empower Women Vol-1📚”
Let’s dive in shall we🎙💋
Inspirational Speaker + Brand Ambassador
Featured Entrepreneur: Jessica Castro
Inspirational Speaker & Host + Brand Ambassador // Proud New Mother of a Gorgeous Baby Boy
Interviewed by: Anna Svetlik De La Rosa
Episode: # 55
Jessica’s Social Media Handles:
Facebook: Jessica Castro MAFS
Q1. What did you want to be growing up?
I wanted to be a teacher. As I got older, I realized that was not what I wanted to do but I do think about it sometimes. If I did ever pursue it I would consider Kindergarten because I love kids.
Q2. What is your favorite part of inspiring women?
For me, the best part is seeing these women relate to the girl that I am.
Not to mention, I’m very relatable and think I have the girl next door type of vibe. That makes it easy for so many people to gravitate toward me and trust me. I also have really strong family morals and values which also promotes me to just be a good person.
I also like to break the stereotypical women competing against women mold. Encouraging women to stand up for themselves and be the best version of themselves really lights me up. They need to know they have a voice.
Q3. You are a woman of many trades, what motivates you to keep pressing on?
What motivates me is the fact that nothing will be handed to me. You have to work for everything. It is not easy. I’ve been on national television, but I still have to work hard to fulfill those dreams and goals for myself and for my future family. Now with being a new Mommy, I have a new motivation because of my son.
Q4. What is your greatest fear?
My greatest fear is failing in life and that has also been a motivation for me because I don’t want to fail in life. This is why I decided to go back to school to better my education. It’s important for me to stay open with opportunities that come my way.
Q5. What is one of your most treasured accomplishments?
My most treasured accomplishment is being able to help my mom financially. Growing up, knowing it wasn’t easy for her. When I can help that is exactly what I do. I love making my mom happy. That is my greatest accomplishment.
Q6. How do you define success?
Success to me is being happy with the way you are on a personal level, on a professional level, and on a spiritual level. Being successful also has to do with having my family proud of me.
Q7. Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming successful? To what do you most attribute your success?
In my personal opinion, I do not think there is a pattern or formula. If there is I have not figured it out. I think its hard work and working to your goals to whatever those may be. I think there are little steps for me like making sure I have a team in place to assist in my success. For a very long time, my family knew I always acted and modeled on the side. They never really understood it until they saw me happy in my element and being on television and they knew that was my happiness. People in my circle like my friends didn’t even get it either. I think that I just made my goals and wanted to attain them with or without anyone’s approval and since I had that goal I knew I would be able to achieve it with hard work and persistence.
Q8. If you could talk to one person from history, who would it be and why?
The one person I would go with would be a family member. My grandmother on my Mom’s side (My Mom’s Mom). I didn’t get the opportunity to meet her growing up because she passed before I was old enough to develop a relationship with her.
I’ve heard that she was like my Mom and would of loved to hear her stories and advice. Also, they say I have her nose so it would be nice to have her with me to see that resemblance.
Q9. Who has been your greatest inspiration?
My greatest inspiration has been my Mom. She is such a strong woman. She has been through a lot in life and she never let it get the best of her. She’s fought cancer, she’s been through many operations, and she is still is fighting back. She is amazing.
Q10: What is one of your most treasured accomplishments?
Being a Mom is the best accomplishment in my life so far.
Q11. What has been your most satisfying moment in your career?
My most satisfying moment has definitely been just moving forward from my past. The best thing I think I have ever done was sticking up for myself on national TV and speaking up. My personality has changed a lot from that experience. I am very vocal now. I also set a platform for myself to be able to help others who have been through the same situation I was in.
Q12. What are some of the biggest mistakes you’ve made?
First off, I want to say that I never regret things in my life. My experience on TV was tough for me. Parts of me feel as if I rushed sections of my life, such as getting married. Waiting for it to naturally happen is really what I should of done. I started in the industry at a later age in my life, but I have no regrets. Everything has happened the way it should have.
Q13. What are your hobbies?
Bowling-some people don’t know that I have been on a bowling league, salsa dancing, spending time with friends and family when I can.
Q14. What makes you happy?
Spending time with my baby and enjoying every moment. Face-timing my nieces is something I love to do because I cannot see them right now. Being in front of the camera. Knowing that I am inspiring and mentoring other women.
Q15. Please share with our tribe of Women, one piece of advice you have received which has helped you throughout your journey?
Create the best version of yourself.
Q16. What are you currently working on? Any future collaborations you want to share for 2021?
Currently, I am a new Mom and spending time with my newborn son.
This year, you will see me on some TV interviews.
I am currently a Brand Ambassador for many brands and sharing their products on my social media platforms.
I decided to become an Entrepreneur with a Vegan Beauty line. This has allowed me the freedom to work from home while I am navigating being a new Mommy.
When the pandemic gives up (whenever that may be), I will be hosting another Women’s Empowerment Event. I hosted one back in 2017 and really enjoyed connecting with the women and hearing their stories.
You can keep up with all I have going on at my Instagram Page: @msjcastro