We had the good fortune of connecting with Christianne Brooks and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Christianne, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
After 20 years of being a creative director who builds brands for others, I have been wanting to be of service in a bigger way than just selling a product to people. I have had it on my heart to shift into being of service and giving back in a meaningful way one that has helped me so much!
Enter LOVESNAP! “A stylish reminder to talk nice to yourself” I created this bracelet and brand as a new tool to help people identify and weed out negative thoughts or habits that are holding them back from a happy more fulfilled life.
Starting my own brand allows me to put more focus on the work of helping others while creating a livelihood out of sharing my personal journey and wisdom in hopes that I can help others on this same path to more joy and better self-talk!
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I have been lucky enough to have been an awarded creative director in my industry of advertising. I have created everything from super bol campaigns that took me to Cannes to receive a Cannes LION to the launch of an entire beauty brand from scratch I have received accolades for creating a new trend in the beauty space and for helping startups find white space in a crowded marketplace! I guess where I got to in my career is a bit of luck and a lot of preparedness/hard work! You cannot be averse to giving it your all – sleeping under your desk or even sinking your own money into something you believe in if you want to be a success at what you do. And risk-taking is key!
A big part of my wisdom/lessons in this business has been to not worry about what other people think, and to trust my gut, and stay true to what I believe no matter how hard it is at times. This is why the creation of Lovesnap is exactly what I needed as also I struggled with those thoughts of worrying about what people thought, “was I good enough? Creative enough?. I think it’s a tough business as we are always comparing ourselves. Lovesnap is exactly that tool that reminds us to snap and say “I am good enough”, “I am perfect”, “I am uniquely creative and have my own vision to share, etc. I would love the world to know that our thoughts keep us well and on the path to bringing our dreams into reality with more health, wealth, love and abundance
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
HMMMM, so many amazing places.. Top of my list is the Self Realization Fellowship temple and grounds, After a beautiful walk around the lake, then I would take them to the beautiful Inn of the Seventh Ray in Topanga for a meal along the idyllic creek. hit Will Rogers state beach then a hot yoga class, maybe a trip to Beverly Hotsprings, and then a sound bath at Ceremony Meditation in Venice.
If I have them for more and a day I’d have to include some dancing, hiking in Topanga, the Getty, Rodeo drive, and definitely Scopa Italian restaurant, and get the squash blossom appetizers YUM!
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?
The first person to shout out is the beautiful Susan Foxley, Yoga teacher, lLife coach and all around loving human, who first introduced me to this rubber band modality (CBT- cognitive behavioral therapy). Wearing a rubber band around my wrist was the start of my positive self-talk journey and has changed my life in profound ways.
I also credit Joe Dispenza, Ester Hicks, Louise Hay, and Wayne dyer whom I have lived and breathed for the past 20 years. Their teachings on how thoughts become things really highlighted the importance of how our thoughts create our lives and how we need to stand guard at the door of our minds daily. This is a daily practice that we get better at over time.. with practice/repetition we learn to catch those negative r unwanted thoughts before they take hold.