I spent last week working in Las Vegas with a fellow speaker and author. This #RealLifeWonderWoman wows me with her energy and sparkle. She possesses a can-do attitude and zest for connecting with people wherever they’re at. Oh, and she’s not afraid to don a pineapple onesie and work the conference room floor. Annie is real. Annie is authentic. And Annie is our featured #RealLifeWonderWoman this week!
KR: Hi Annie! Can you please tell us about what brings you joy and fulfillment?
- Totally being a difference maker
- Watching people shift their perspective and find the good in the challenging
- The silver lining in the difficult situation
- Encouraging people to laugh especially at our silly parts
- Spreading the Pineapple Principle
- RAK – spreading anonymous kindness
- Seeing the invisible
- Speaking for the unheard
KR: We all have inner superpowers. What are some of yours?
- Showing others how to eliminate their excuses to become extraordinary
- Getting people to find humor in serious situations
- My dancing skills
- My ability to teach powerful lessons through life stories
- My gift of building friendships & trust quickly
KR: Can you tell us about an influential woman in your life and how she inspired you?
AM: Oprah Winfrey. When I was 18, she spent a couple hours with me. She told me my past didn’t define my future and I could become exceptional, so I did. It has never been easy but it was possible and I was worth the work. She was the first woman to speak life, kindness and belief into me.
KR: If you could have one super-human power, what would it be?
AM: Honestly…patience. I wish I could always be patient and positive never sweating the small stuff.
KR: What do you do for fun? What are your hobbies?
AM: I love traveling, hanging out with friends and family, walking, writing and teaching.
KR: Knowing what you know at this stage of your life, what words of wisdom would you give to your 20-year-old self?
AM: Stop trying to fit in. You were made to stand out. Not everyone will understand or like you, but it is so much more important that you like and understand yourself
The right people will come along.