We had the good fortune of connecting with Lindsay Hoffman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lindsay, can you tell us about a book that has had a meaningful impact on you?
One of my favorite books that I recommend anyone who sees this to read is: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I love this book because of its message about trusting yourself and your journey. It reminds us that the fear of failing is much worse than failing itself and that no one suffers when they go for their dreams. It also reminds us to trust our instincts. One of my favorite quotes from the book is “When you want something all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.”
This book reminds us that whatever it is we desire we need to go for it! We have the power to achieve our wildest dreams and even more important it reminds us that whatever we are searching for, we already have within us. It’s a very powerful book.
I read it right before I graduated college when I was worried about where my life would go. It reminded me to believe in myself and not lose sight of who I am. After reading this book, I ended up writing down all my goals to achieve when I graduated and what do you know, it all came true! Just like the book said, the universe conspired to give me what I wanted and of course, It proved to me that I had the power within all along. And so do you!..
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I have been an entertainment journalist, motivational blogger & speaker for the past 9 years. I’ve worked for magazines such as InTouch Weekly, Us Weekly, Life & Style Weekly, Closer Weekly & curate a motivational lifestyle blog & podcast called Dose Of Bliss. Dose Of Bliss shares tips for happiness, wellness & manifestation.
I am also the co-founder of MashupLA, which is an event that brings digital influencers & brands together in an intimate environment. We work with brands like IMAX, Patron & the biggest digital media stars! This event spawned my media company LBH Media. There, I do influencer marketing & consulting for brands like Adobe and Sylvania General Lighting.
Together these roles help me achieve my goal to bridge the gap between new and old media & always be on the innovative edge of what is next. It is my goal to become a millennial Oprah! I want to continue working with brands and contribute on-camera and writing to various outlets talking about lifestyle, celebrity news, wellness, and inspiration!
I feel what sets me apart from others is the intention I put behind everything I do. My purpose and intention are to help others remember their inner light and power. Every person I talk to I imagines a yellow radiating light coming from me to them. And crazy enough people feel it! My favorite thing when I am interviewing or talking to someone is when they stop me to tell me they feel chills talking to me! They can actually feel the energy I am giving them and then it’s reflected back. It’s a beautiful feeling and it’s part of my secret to where I am today professionally.
Getting to where I am today was both hard but also a joy because I always loved what I was doing. I felt I was living my purpose. People think being an entertainment reporter and owning a business is a glamourous life. And don’t get me wrong, It is fun and glam being at the Oscars or hanging out with celebrities. But what they don’t see is the time I worked 60 hours in one weekend and got one hour of sleep. Or for every 1000 emails, I send for sponsorship of my event I only get three replies! As a journalist, I’ve literally had doors slammed in my face and people in the industry try to bring me down.
But somehow no matter what difficulties came my way everything seemed to work itself out at the right time. Don’t get me wrong, there have been many a day that I had laid in my room a hot mess wondering would my dreams come true? Questioning, what am I doing with my life? But somehow I always stuck to trusting my gut and it would work out.
I worked my entire life on my mindset and learning how to understand others. If you can do that you can do anything! I would research successful people to see how they lived their life. What did they read? How did they think? What was their advice? I would follow their lead. I studied hard in school, I had mentors, I’d literally take notes on people in my office who I admired to remember their success techniques and make them my own. Success is sort of like cooking, there is a recipe, if you follow it you can get good at it and make a delicious meal. And once you get really good at it, you start to add in your own secret spices!
But one of the most important things that I want you to know is we are our own worst enemy. So, if we can master our own mind we can master anything. It’s really been a life-long journey that I’ve found is more about the self than a career itself. You should never define yourself by anything outside of yourself. Jobs can change, people can come and go but the constant is always you. When we have the strength to trust ourself we can achieve anything we want!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
The Top Places I would take my friends are:
Craigs, West Hollywood – It’s one of my favorite steak house restaurants! The food and service is amazing! And you may just catch one of your favorite A-list celebrities there too. Takes about two weeks to get a reservation here but worth it!
Matador Beach, Malibu – This beach is unlike most in Califonia. It has beautiful caves that you can walkthrough. It feels a little exotic there. It’s fun to have a picnic on the beach, go for a walk and take photos.
Saffron & Rose, Westwood – This Persian ice cream is a hidden gem located in Westwood. The ice cream is made with rose water. It is so smooth and creamy. They let you order at least two flavors that go together. They have unique flavors like Saffron and Rose! My favorite combo is to get Nutella and Passion Fruit.
Siri Foot Spa, Westwood – Another hole in the wall but it is the best massage you will ever get and it’s only $35 for an hour! Every friend who visits me tells me this spot was their favorite part of the trip.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have so many people that were a part of my journey, I feel so blessed. I’d definitely like to shout out my mom and dad for always believing in my crazy dreams! They taught me to always trust my intuition and to believe in my inner power and I really credit that trust in myself to all of my success.
I’d also like to dedicate this to Marisa and Mike Sullivan, if it were not for them & the mentorship of Marisa, I wouldn’t have gotten my first job out of college at a national magazine. They believed in me and took a chance on me and I am forever grateful!
Lastly, I want to thank everyone who has ever believed in me and helped me. I’ve been very blessed to meet some amazing people who have done nothing short of helping me on my journey. It’s truly been magic.