Antonia Ragozzino is a blogger, coach and author, with a huge passion for leading those who are single again and will help you to take out your "trash"! She inspires people to clear the clutter and to make a fantastic life that everyone deserves to live right NOW! Antonia is the founder of Antonia's blogs and also an author of two fantastic books, “Taking Out The Trash” and “Taking Out The Trash: Garbage In…Garbage Out”.
How did you get started on your own venture? I had worked very hard and made huge sacrifices to stay afloat after my divorce. Single again, no children and no support system, left me feeling sorry for myself, insecure and scared. When I overcame all of these negative feelings about myself and took out my own “trash”, I started focusing on my goals and what I wanted to do in my life to make me happy! The bonus was being able to inspire and help others find their happiness as well. Definitely a win win!
Do you remember the exact moment when you wanted to be your own boss? Yes, the year I missed out on all of my friend’s and family’s fun activities and parties to work overtime. I was traveling two hours back and forth from work, in addition to working 10 plus hours per day. There was no light at the end of the tunnel, no raise or praise. I started asking myself, what are you doing for YOU?
Tell us about your inspiration! My inspiration for writing my books came from the actual hatred I had for taking out the trash when my husband left. This turned into a lot of emotional and physical trash that needed to be taken out! My humor and drive turned these stories into two great books. My inspiration to be a blogger and start AntoniaBlogs happened when I readers started contacting me and asking me for advice. I felt so great being able to help others while going off on a journey of my own!
What do you feel is important for other women to know about your business? It is important for women to know that they have a place to come to to feel inspired, take out their trash and feel inspired to clear their path for a happy life, even if they are not single. Trash is trash and it needs to be disposed of everyday!!
How would you describe your leadership style? Modern and driven. I like to strive for success, help everyone achieve their goals and deadlines, yet have fun doing it!
What is your ultimate dream job – or are you living it? I’m actually living it, and I cannot believe I am saying this after 25 years of working!
Every business faces it’s challenges, how are you empowered to overcome yours? Stay positive, let go of the negative. Stay focused and driven.
To end, please tell our readers (in one word) how you would describe your boss-chik business? FUN!
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