Life can be extremely challenging at times, surprising us with obstacles, events, and tests that may seem impossible in the moment to overcome. As a cancer survivor and an author at Falling Into Fabulous, EmpowerMentor & Sprinkler of Fabulousness at Trisha Trixie and Company, and Public Relations Manager for District 26 Toastmasters 2018-2019 Year, Trisha Trixie Hunter-Merrill is well acquainted with the unforeseen tribulations and trials of life, and has chosen to not only remain positive but to spread this joy and fabulousness in those around her as her mission in life. Below, she shares how she stays focused and uplifted in the face of everything life has to give.
What unique impact do you make on the world through your work?
I help men and women overcome the obstacles in their lives to be the fabulous people they were meant to be...themselves! I help others to be brave, be bold, be fearless, and be fabulous. I help others see the silver lining of life. In the sharing of my life, my obstacles, and my triumphs, I am able to give hope to those who may have lost their hope in the world around them and to give meaning to the lives of those who have none.
Tell us about a recent accomplishment you're proud of?
My book Falling Into Fabulous: A Phoenix Rising just launched and I want to squeeeeeeeeeeeeee from the top of the rooftops to the world all about it and hopefully help the world in the process.
What actions do you take to support and empower other women?
I empower other women in many ways, including through love, kindness, compassion, empathy and support. I also empower women through my group "The Good of Sisterhood". "Women who understand how powerful they are do not give into envy over meaningless things, instead they fight to maintain the beautiful bond of the sisterhood. These are the real women who know that we need each other's love and support to survive in this world. Love is the essence of being a woman. We must be that light of love that seals the bond and unique beauty of our sisterhood." -Bindu
How did your career take off, and what do you attribute your success to most?
I am the reinvention queen. I think being flexible with life and allowing myself to live and fulfill my passions is a huge part of it. I mostly feel that my attitude about the power of positivity (aka fabulousness) is contagious, infectious, and yet wonderful like a moth drawn to a flame. I burn so bright, you can't help but be drawn to me.
How do you keep yourself passionate and driven regardless of how busy you are day to day?
I overcame cancer. That fact alone keeps me going. Why was I saved? Why am I still here on this earth? Because I was meant to be here. I have a mission to help others overcome the obstacles in their lives and to give people hope.
What do you see as the future of your industry?
Speaking engagements, workshops, media, newspaper, magazines, TV, and who knows - maybe one day a movie about me, my life, and my journey. I choose Sandra Bullock to star as me.
What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?
My trials do not define me. I define me.
What's been inspiring you lately?
Besides my life? Overcoming cancer? Hmmm, life in general inspires me because I am still here. I am alive.
What do you love most about Women of Denver?
How much time do you have? I just simply adore Krystal. She is the embodiment of WOD as well as the driving force. She is powerful, passionate, and pretty, but duh. I love the women I meet, the relationships I have made, and the opportunities WOD allows me in sharing my message with others. I love hearing other women share about their lives, their messages, and their successes! We all are fabulous because we are Women of Denver!
What else would you like our readers to know about you?
My mantra is "When given the option of being fabulous, why would you choose anything else?" I developed that mantra years ago to help me have my own mantra and motto to get through the obstacles of my life. Because we always have the option of choosing the positive and fabulous, so why choose the negative? #ChooseFabulous #BeFabulous
Get in Touch:
Twitter Handle: https://twitter.com/TrishaTrixie
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