If we were looking through a scrapbook of your life, what page would you want to rewrite?
Judy: “There is not a page I would rewrite. I am who I am because of experiences, the good ones and not so good ones.”
Lisa: “It is like the movie, The Butterfly Effect; if you change one page it could alter your future. I know that I have grown as an individual and as a mother because of what I have learned through my life experiences. I am thankful for that, no regrets.”
What’s your favorite tool, strategy or philosophy for maintaining balance between your work and your personal lives?
Judy: “Traditions with family and friends help me maintain balance. The older I get, the more important even little traditions are.”
Lisa: “Growing up we always ate dinner as a family, even if that meant waiting until 7:00pm when my mother came home from work. At our house Friday night was pizza night. My parents insisted we were home—we could have friends there, but very few excuses were accepted for not connecting on Friday nights. Pizza was even served to the head table the Friday night of my wedding! This family tradition still continues at my parent’s house today.”
What’s the best advice anyone ever gave you, and how did it change your life?
Judy: My mother’s advice was also a way of life for her. She believed that thoughts were even more powerful than words. When things are not going smoothly, for whatever reason, I consider what I’ve been thinking—am I being judgmental or negative? Once I shift my thinking to a neutral place, solutions become more apparent, and most importantly, I don’t spend time sweating the small stuff.
Lisa: “I have had the good fortune of meeting many people who share great advice, many of whom are battling cancer. The common thread I hear is—live for today as you never know what tomorrow may bring. After Mady’s third brain surgery, a lovely woman named Janie came in the room to show support for our family. She shared her motto ‘Anchor Deep’ with us. She explained that ‘Anchor Deep’ had various meanings, but most importantly it means to stay grounded, never lose faith and trust that your anchor runs deep enough to weather any storm. We have been through our fair share of storms, and yet we always come out stronger on the other side.”
What wisdom would you share with a young woman entering a career in the professional beauty industry?