•    What’s the first thing you do when you get out of bed?

The first thing I do is stretch. That’s something I got from my grandma who is 95 years old. She always told me ‘mijo you need to stretch, that’s something you’ve got to do first thing in the morning’. I took it to heart, especially now, I see the importance of it as I get older compared to when I was in my early 20’s. Then, I like to step outside for a quick moment to check out the day. It freshens me up before I jump into the shower.

  •     What gives you energy?

You know, I’m pretty natural when it comes to this stuff. What gives me energy is getting a good night’s sleep. I’m generally very well rested, so it’s never a problem to wake up early in the morning. Of course, it helps that I’m a morning person.

  •     What daily habit or practice helps you thrive?

I’d have to say that I’m a pretty competitive person, so I always check to see what my peers are doing as far as performance goes. I believe this gives me the ability to know the areas where I need to improve if someone is outperforming me. There’s always room for improvement, so I am very open to it, in order for me to thrive.

  •     Name a book that changed your life.

The one book I like was written by Bo Jackson. I’m a huge sports fan; as a kid that’s what toughened me up. The book was Bo Knows Bo, it’s an autobiography. It talks about coming  from humble beginnings and having to work hard to achieve success. I think it resonates with many of us, that things are not always easy and that we have to work hard. I didn’t read many books back then but I saw Bo as an authoritative figure so that book left an impression on me.  

  •     Tell us about your relationship with your phone. Does it sleep with you?

It’s a love/hate relationship. I have a separate phone that I use for work only. When it’s the weekend and I’m not ‘on call’, I normally put my work phone aside. But trust me, in my mind I have difficulty with it because I always feel I need to check it to see whether I have any new emails, text messages, or missed calls.

  •     How do you deal with email?

I prefer to communicate via email. It creates a paper trail. It helps me remember certain things and I check it regularly. Nowadays, you can check your email anywhere so it makes it easier for me to access it. Every morning, I set aside some time to look at it, the same during the middle part of my day and at end of the day to make sure I have reviewed all emails and have addressed them accordingly.

  •     You unexpectedly find 15 minutes in your day, what do you do with it?

It has happened before. During that time, I like to engage with my team. There are times when I’m not always with them in the same area, so if I do have some time, I try to engage and interact with them.

  •     When was the last time you felt burnout and how did you overcome it?

I’ll say that in my past, when I first started working for a company and having to go through the process of onboarding and training, that the onboarding process created some frustration and anxiety. I think that was the last time that I experienced burnout. I felt that I wasn’t grasping it quick enough and wasn’t utilizing my resources at the time. It took me a bit but I eventually overcame it. I adjusted to the workload and learned how to manage it properly and eventually found effective ways to release that stress and anxiety.

  •     What advice would you give your younger self?

Oh man! There’s something I heard from Kobe Bryant at the end of his career. He said to ‘enjoy the ride, enjoy the process’.

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  • Rachel Dares

    Former Newscaster, Columnist, Radio Personality & President of Rachel Dares PR

    Rachel Dares is a former newscaster turned Columnist, Radio Personality, Celebrity Publicist, and is the President of Rachel Dares PR. Rachel Dares PR is a Los Angeles based agency providing full-service PR marketing campaigns, in both the traditional and conventional methods for signed and independent artists, brands, entrepreneurs, actors, pro athletes, authors, speakers & influencers in every field. She is a Contributing Writer for some of the top online publications in North America. She's also one of the newest hosts of "The Next Big Thing Show" on 99.1 KLBP. Rachel is not only versed in publicity, her journalistic background as a former Feature Reporter and Newscaster gives her strength in the field of public relations and a deeper understanding of working with the media.