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Conversations with the Inspiring Hanssie Ho

Today we’d like to introduce you to Hanssie Ho.

Hanssie, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
After my divorce, I turned my photography blog into a place to process everything one has to process after a traumatic event. My blog became my therapist and a space to talk about what I was struggling with, the things I was learning and even some of the crazy dating adventures I was experiencing. My blog morphed into a public journal of my journey and is still a random smattering of living and loving life after divorce.

Has it been ever a smooth road? It’s the challenge that makes it great, right (or something like that)?
Life is full of struggles and it’s really how you approach them and learn from them that makes them great. My biggest takeaway in the past 7 years is to really set boundaries on how you want to be treated, how much toxicity you’re willing to allow in your life and strive to be the person you want to be. Then be it.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into your business story. Tell us more about the business.
Through the years, while searching for my dream job, I’ve picked up many different skills at a variety of jobs – from customer service to education to photography to magazine editing to writing to marketing to blogging to social media and probably sixty other things! I’ve always just done things that seem interesting to me. This finally paid off with my dream job which I am currently at where I am using all of these skills!

I love that my experiences have made me versatile. One day, I may be at a photo shoot and another, I may be writing an article or planning an event. I love how everything ties together. I’m known for so many things – writer, photographer, marketer, social media-er, runner and more!

I think what sets me apart is that I’ve never wanted to specialize in one thing and so I’m happiest doing my own thing when I want. I’ll shoot a wedding when I want to, I’ll write when I want to and I post about what I want to. I’ve crafted a life I love from the ashes of a life I lived doing what other people told me to do.

For good reason, society often focuses more on the problems rather than the opportunities that exist, because the problems need to be solved. However, we’d probably also benefit from looking for and recognizing the opportunities that women are better positioned to capitalize on. Have you discovered such opportunities?
Everything under the sun! Opportunity is everywhere, and we just have to find it. It’s all about your mindset. For the longest time (most of my life really), I lived in a scarcity mindset. I was always worried about not having enough, not doing enough, not being enough and that became my reality.

It was only when I began shifting my mindset to that of abundance and trust and not scarcity and fear that I saw the opportunities all around me. Women have the opportunity to do whatever they set their minds to. We’ve had some amazing women break the glass ceiling for us and pave the way. We just have to step out in fearless faith and get it!

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