Inspired by Bethenny Frankel

I recently read a post on BlogHer about how the career of Capella University graduate Rachael Hartman inspired a blogger to work towards her dreams.  This post was so motivating that it inspired me to tell my own story of how Bethenny Frankel and her career inspired my own career aspirations.

If you are like me then you have been inspired by Bethenny Frankel from her career as a celebrity apprentice with Martha Stewart to the launch of her Skinnygirl cocktail line and multi published best-selling novels.

Bethenny Makes It Happen

Bethenny Frankel turned her life around from being broke to being a millionaire, she went from being unemployed to building her own Skinnygirl empire. Bethenny Frankel is her own self made success story and that is truly inspiring. Bethenny went from being in her 30s and not being able to pay her rent to having it all including money, love, family, and a successful career.

What was Bethenny Frankel’s motivation to make change? She woke up one day and decided that she didn’t want to be broke anymore. She decided that she wanted to stop complaining about everything that was wrong in her life and she actually wanted to start doing something about it. Bethenny and I have this in common. 

I am working towards my personal happiness as I learn to love life and try to love myself by making positive changes in every aspect of my life from my career to my relationship.

Making Changes Later in Life

I work in personal finance and after the market crash in 2008 I found myself without any income.  If any of you have ever struggled through financial difficulties then you know that it can cause an enormous amount of stress in other parts of your life such as your relationship. Being broke and not being able to pay the bills definitely took its toll on my relationship and I wasn’t sure that my relationship would survive.  I am happy to say that my boyfriend and I are still together, but I am not sure that our relationship will ever fully recover from the things that were said and done during our financial difficulties. 

Bethenny Frankel achieved her dreams later in life, this is inspiring because people need to know that it’s ok not to choose the path that was chosen for them, I know that I didn’t.  My parents would have loved nothing more than to have me attend university in my hometown, get married, have two kids, and buy a home in London, Ontario.  However I had other plans.  After I graduated from high school I packed up my stereo and my bicycle and I moved 800 kilometers away to Montreal, Quebec; I have been here ever since. Bethenny Frankel chose her own path in life and so did I.  Bethenny lives on the motto that it’s ok to be yourself and to be different than what you are supposed to be; I totally love that about her.

Bethenny Frankel is my inspiration to write my first book which should be finished by December 31.  The book is titled “A Better You: We don’t have to be the best, but we can be better” I would love Bethenny Frankel to be a keynote speaker at BlogHer13 in Chicago, would you love to hear Bethenny Frankel speak about her career and her inspiration?

Love Always,



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