We had the good fortune of connecting with Adriana Suyama and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Adriana, how do you think about risk?
Risk has always been a scary word for me. In fact, fear is something I have always struggled with. I have always been a big dreamer, but I have held myself back many times because the opportunity was too scary or too risky. Several years ago my aunt passed away right as I had taken a step to put myself out there in a way she always wanted me to. She never got to see me take hold of that particular dream and I vowed ever since to make sure I never let fear hold me back. It’s been an uphill climb, but it led me to where I am now. So when I was presented with the opportunity to write a book, and turn it into a business I just didn’t think about the what ifs. I put my faith in God and my family and my team and just said I want to go big! Let’s do it!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am extremely proud of the story I’ve created. We live in a much divided world with many opposing viewpoints on hotly debated topics. I’ve learned throughout my life that, cliche as it may sound, kindness really does make a big difference. Being kind is not always an easy thing to do though. And neither is creating something that I hoped would be important enough that it would make a difference in the life story and choices of the children around me. And one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned and hope to pass on is that there is no difference between any other successful person and myself. If I have the dream, the drive, and the dedication I can make my dreams come true too. And the thing about big dreams is you have to be willing to throw excuses away, and step out and do what you never thought you could do.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
There are so many amazing places to visit in LA! I’d want to take my best friend to a show at the Pantages Theatre, to Santa Monica Pier, Hermosa Pier for drinks and a day on the beach, and of course Disneyland.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I absolutely would not have made it this far without the help of Thais Eliasen PR Consulting! They have helped make my dream a reality.
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