Sarah P. Antonella is a beauty influencer, business owner and three times bestselling author who is an expert in negotiating six-figure contracts with Fortune 500 companies. She focuses on helping women entrepreneurs build confidence in closing deals in the boardroom as well as embracing their femininity in the dressing room and in front of the camera. In this interview, Sarah P. Antonella shares her inspiring journey, success secrets and key actions that you can learn from.
Izdihar: How did you start your Entrepreneurship journey?
Sara: I had a close friend, who was more than willing to take me under his wing and get me started in the fast-paced industry that I’m currently in.
What’s even funnier is we only knew each other on the phone and didn’t meet until a year later. We closed so many deals and had each other’s back no matter what. He gave me a lot of support to believe in myself when others didn’t.
He was the steppingstone I needed to get where I needed to go and I’m truly grateful for him for that.
Izdihar: Who inspired you to start your business?
Sara: My mentor and close friends in my inner circle encouraged me to get started in the current industry that I’m in.
Izdihar: What type of services or products do you offer?
Sara: I work with companies to secure the proper workplace safety equipment that they need for their employees. I am also a cover model, social media influencer and beauty/sports brand consultant. I love the work that I get to do.
Izdihar: What is the best part of being an Entrepreneur?
Sara: The best part of being an entrepreneur is having an uncapped earning potential. I love that I am also able to create an incredible legacy through business ownership for myself and family.
Izdihar: What is the most challenging part about being an Entrepreneur?
Sara: The most challenging part about being a young woman entrepreneur in a male-dominated industry is being underestimated. At first glance, my 5 feet tall petite stature may subconsciously come off as me being a passive person.
However, I am firm with my boundaries when it comes to doing business, especially with men.
Once potential partners and clients get to know me they quickly see that I am professional, friendly and passionate about getting them positive results.
Izdihar: What are your biggest lessons about being an Entrepreneur?
Sara: The biggest lesson I’ve learned from being an entrepreneur is that communication is key. In business, you must understand how to connect with people to build trust, rapport and credibility.
Izdihar: How are you different from other Entrepreneurs in the same industry?
Sara: What sets me apart from others in my industry is my commitment to customer service excellence. I go above and beyond for my clients from our first initial consultation to final delivery of their products and/or services.
Izdihar: What are your top 3 tips for other Entrepreneurs?
Sara: Here are my tips..
Tip #1: Scheduling self-care into your busy schedule should be non-negotiable.
Tip #2: Seek out a trusted mentor for professional guidance in your business or career.
Tip #3: Surround yourself with people who share your same vision and positivity for life.
Izdihar: What’s your secret to balancing your family, business, and ME time?
Sara: My secret to balancing it all is to:
1) Understand that “No” is a complete sentence – to others and ourselves. Listen to your body. Your health is your wealth so rest when it tells you to rest.
2) Make time to communicate with your loved ones on a regular basis. Return that text or phone call at the end of your day. Spend quality time with family. Life is short. Give them their flowers while they are living.
3) When it comes to business, take seeming “failures” as learning opportunities. Give yourself grace and compassion.
Izdihar: What’s 1 key action that anybody can take today to move closer to their goals?
Sara: Take one action that will move you in the direction of your dreams.
Izdihar: Do you have any free gifts to offer?
Sara: Yes, I do have a free gift for readers. It’s chapter 1 from my bestselling book “Level Up: 5 Powerful Steps to Elevate Your Life and Business”. I share personal stories, business insights, and my biggest life lessons. You can download the first chapter for free at my website at www.sarahp.me
Izdihar: How can people get in touch with you?
Sara: You can connect with me on Instagram @sarahpantonella. You can also visit my book website at www.sarahp.me
Izdihar: What do your clients say are the best things about working with you?
Sara: They say that working with me is like working with a good friend. We laugh and get to know each other when we talk, while also getting work done.