When you have the opportunity to ask some of the most interesting people in the world about their lives, sometimes the most fascinating answers come from the simplest questions. The Thrive Questionnaire is an ongoing series that gives an intimate look inside the lives of some of the world’s most successful people.

Thrive Global: What’s the first thing you do when you get out of bed?
Lynda Resnick: Get up and face the day; kiss my husband and my dog.

TG: What gives you energy?
LR: Yoga and hiking.

TG: Name a book that changed your life. 
LR: Ethan Frome. Guns Germs and Steel.

TG: Tell us about your relationship with your phone. Does it sleep with you? 
LR: No and I never give out my number.

TG: How do you deal with email?
LR: As they come in but not after 7:00 pm.

TG: You unexpectedly find 15 minutes in your day, what do you do with it?
LR: Call one of my granddaughters or children.

TG: When was the last time you felt burned out and why?
LR: Monday, and this is only Wednesday…too much on my plate.

TG: Share a quote that you love and that gives you strength or peace.
LR: Picasso: “Inspiration comes but when it shows up you had better be working.”

Lynda Resnick is vice chair and co-owner, along with her her husband Stewart, of The Wonderful Company. Dedicated to harvesting health and happiness around the world, the company’s iconic brands include Wonderful Pistachios, Wonderful Almonds, Wonderful Halos, POM Wonderful, Wonderful Sweet Scarletts, FIJI Water, JUSTIN and Landmark Wines, and Teleflora. Mrs. Resnick runs worldwide marketing and product development for the company, and in 2016, ranked #8 among Forbes’ Top 60 Most Successful Self-Made Women in America. Central to her successful approach is “doing well by doing good,” and under her personal supervision, The Wonderful Company gives back to the communities in which its employees live and work with robust community development, health and wellness, and educational initiatives.

Originally published at journal.thriveglobal.com