By - Alina Fridman
After living a life of pleasing others and always trying to do the right thing, Sima Collezione decided to follow her passion and make her dream come true on her 50th birthday. Sima has embarked on a new journey and is creating a fashion company named rightfully so after herself, Sima Collezione. Her newly developed brand's mission is to empower women by creating bold and vibrant dresses which will bring out the inner beauty and light within each woman. She also plans to help woman in need through her brand's charity. Now, more than ever, Sima is determined to follow her vision and make her dream a reality.
The life of an entrepreneur is an exciting one. It also comes with many challenges and responsibilities. The beautiful part about being an entrepreneur is that you can start at any age. In Sima's case, she decided to take on this new role in her life because for her, chasing a long lived dream meant the world to her and at the age of 50, it was time to start realizing that dream. Sima is at the very beginning stages of her business and is excited about the possibilities that she is about to let into her life.
I had a quick Q& A session with Sima to find out what motivated her to launch this endeavor and where she sees it all going.
What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
My inner journey of struggles and hardships served to awaken my soul and give me a higher purpose and meaning for my life. My inner voices guided me through out my life and every hard time pushed me forward to becoming an entrepreneur and accomplishing my mission.
What do you do to motivate yourself and tap into your creativity?
Playing classical piano and singing helps to encourage me and motivate me.
What is the most difficult part about starting a business now?
The most difficult part is to find honest people who believe in your vision and have good values and integrity.
What advice would you give someone who is in the same stage of their life as you are and contemplating a second act or dreaming of starting something new?
My advice is to go ahead with confidence and strength. Believe in yourself no matter how dark the outside world is. We have a responsibility to manifest our creations and make the world a better place. My advice is to stay positive and move forward.
What impact do you want to have in the world or change you want to see or make happen?
I would like to create a movement in the apparel industry. I would like to empower women and influence them to look deeper inside their own beauty and light within. I would like to create a brand of value that all women in the globe can relate to. I will introduce through my company all the positive forces of nature. My company will be a brand of love, compassion, charity, peace and human kindness. It will be a brand of heart and soul.
What type of mindset do you have?
My mindset is strong, confident and positive. I try to surround myself with people who are positive rather than negative.
What was a challenge that you faced that kept you from following your dream?
I shared my dream with the members of my family who were unsupportive. I realized that not only they are not supportive but they can be destructive as well. It is very hard for me not to share with them but I feel that it is more beneficial for me to keep my dream and passion to myself. I learned from my failure that no matter what, I have to move in. I believe each failure is a growing process. We learn from it but then we have to move on.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I see myself in 5 years to be on top of the fashion apparel industry. I see myself creating a movement and influencing women through my fashion line to become more connected to their own confidence, inner beauty, positive forces of the world and most important of all heart and soul.
Sima Collezione is about to embark on a massively fulfilling journey. You can follow her journey and root for her on Instagram
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