We had the good fortune of connecting with Bruna Nessif and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bruna, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
Like many others, success has often been a goal of mine, however, it took me a long time to realize that I never truly defined what success meant for me. For years, I thought success was a certain dollar amount in the bank or fame and praise. But through the course of my career and personal journey, I realized that success is defined by my happiness. Sure, praise and lots of money can contribute to that, but it’s not the root of it. The root of my happiness is alignment. Am I serving my purpose? Am I fulfilling my mission? Is what I’m doing resonating with my heart? I quickly realized that money and fame are very fleeting, as we have seen now more than ever with the current state of our world, so to base my success on such things is risky and reckless. When I focus on whether or not my work is fulfilling my purpose and fueling my heart, then I know I’m on the right path. And when I’m on the right path, everything else falls into place on its own.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m sure from the outside looking in, it seems effortless, but that is not the case. I still face hurdles daily, but I’m learning how to utilize these challenges to my benefit. The first big leap in getting to where I am today was betting on myself. At some point, I had to let go of the stability and security I was clinging on to out of fear, and jump into trying new things that fed my soul. It’s been a rollercoaster ride, but I think the Universe rewards those who take risks, especially when that risk is believing in yourself and wanting more for yourself than what you’ve allowed in the past. I want the world to know that I always operate from a place of authenticity and that my brand and story is a vulnerable, yet honest one. And I hope that it helps lead by example, because at the end of the day, I don’t want to be someone people put on a pedestal and aspire to be like. I want people to see me and be like, “You know what? If Bruna can do it, so can I,” and begin to build their own foundation to inspire themselves.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Oh gosh, this is hard for me, haha! With things like this, I tend to be a little spontaneous. I think the best adventures are the ones that you do on the spot and kind of see where the wind takes you. One place I’d definitely take them, though, is the beach. I just love the beach. Then, depending on what they like, we’d grab some delicious food, maybe take a scenic drive, see some beautiful views, then go out dancing and meet new people.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are truly too many names to list, from friends to authors to strangers I meet in coffee shops, all of whom, in their own way, have provided me with support, guidance and reaffirming words when I needed it most, usually without even realizing it. I strongly believe that there are angels placed on our path to remind us who we are and what we’re capable of, and I’m grateful for each one of them, and I hope that whoever reads this, takes notice of the angels placed on their path, and open themselves up to be an angel for someone else.
Website: www.brunanessif.com, www.theproblemwithdating.com