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Meet Trailblazer Marina Lovell

Today we’d like to introduce you to Marina Lovell.

So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I am a Los Angeles based fashion blogger, entrepreneur, and real estate investor. I am originally from the far east of Russia (a snowy island next to Japan called Sakhalin) and came to the US on my own with no money at the age of 19 to pursue my dreams. What an adventure it has been! A long long road full of growth and achievements, but not without tough struggles, tears, and fears.

I worked all kinds of jobs to survive – from a bartender to a translator, just anything I could find to pay my bills. Being such a young girl on her own in a foreign country is definitely not easy but it taught me to develop a strong work ethic, to find creative ways to build wealth, and to never give up – those are all the qualities I still use every day to run my businesses.

Has it been a smooth road?
I don’t think there really is such a thing as a “smooth road” in life. Who wants a smooth road when there is so much to learn with all the bumps along the way! I definitely had my fair share of struggles – from financial, to my identity search figuring out who I truly was and what I was here to do. But, as I think about every difficult part in my life, I realize – they are not struggles, they are steps – steps that lead me to my ultimate success, to my best version of myself, to new self-discoveries, and new horizons.

I would say my biggest STEP was to overcome my self-doubts and my own limiting beliefs. We often carry a lot of them from our childhood or cling on to things that happen in our past too much that it prevents us from truly allowing us to fulfill our potential. Growing up without a father (my parents divorced when I was a baby), I never had a strong man figure to help me grow confidence in myself as a woman, so I had to do a lot of work to build it myself and overcome all my doubts in my talents, abilities, and skills.

My advice to young women would be – don’t sit there and wait until someone “notices” you or tells you that you are talented, beautiful, and worth it all. Become that “bad ass chick”! Build her from the ground up as I did! If you feel like you need to lose 10 pounds, then do it, if you feel like you need new skills to build her, then go get those skills! My point is – no one can tell you who you are, you and only you get to DECIDE who you want to be and create that person. To achieve something that most people don’t have you must be willing to do what most people aren’t doing. You aren’t most people, you are your own leader, your own boss, go make your dream life!

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am a creative entrepreneur, content creator, real estate investor, and a fashion blogger. I specialize in building a large real estate portfolio that generates income. I currently own and manage several investment short term rental properties and constantly on a lookout for new opportunities to invest.

I’m a founder of an outdoor advertisement company (@WalltimeLA), we put ads on buildings nationwide and work with large profile clients like Nike, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Red Bull, and more.

I also have a HUGE passion for fashion, beauty and skincare and put all my creativity in my Instagram blog @marina_lovell. My goal with my blog is to inspire other women to become leaders in their lives, fearlessly expressing themselves in their style, ambitions, and careers.

What sets me apart from others? I am a 100% self-made Russian-American crazy Aries entrepreneur who knows how to look hot, make money in a million different ways, have tons of fun doing it, and inspire others to live their dream life. Do you know anyone else like me? If you do, tell me, I’m dying to meet her!

We’re interested to hear your thoughts on female leadership – in particular, what do you feel are the biggest barriers or obstacles?
I think the biggest barrier is in women themselves not fully trusting themselves, their desires, their ambitions, and their abilities and talents. Many women take a back seat role or spend years in jobs they hate because of that feeling that there is someone else out there who is more capable and deserving then they are.

Contact Info:

  • Phone: 6197577525
  • Email: marina_lovell77@gmail.com
  • Instagram: @marina_lovell

Image Credit:
@mariasavenkovaphotography

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