The Spring season started yesterday and while most folks in the North are dealing with an arctic chill things are warming up in the South. Springing into our goals can be tough for some of us after a long winter, but that’s where Ms. Ivy Box comes in to save the day.
Entrepreneur behind the Go Get HERS movement, Ms. Ivy Box, is motivating all of us to live life on our own terms and chase our dreams in the process. As author of The 365 Go Get H.E.R.S.® Guide, you can catch her on a book tour this season. Ms. Ivy Box also host Millennial Mixers. In fact, if you are available this evening and located in Tampa, Florida, you can attend the March mixer edition where attendees will have a chance to meet women owned businesses and organizations in honor of Women’s History Month. GET YOUR TIX HERE!
We sat with Ms. Ivy Box to learn how to spring forward this season, accomplish all of our goals, and how to keep that momentum going for life. Her Topic: be a Go Get HERS! Check out her interview below.
Name: Ivy Box
Social : MsIvyBox.com
Kristen: Favorite Song Right Now?
Ms. Ivy Box: Favorite song right now is the “Go Get HERS Theme Song” which is available on iTunes. At this moment, it’s motivating me to keep pushing and to continue to turn my dreams into reality.
Kristen: I feel my best when…
Ms. Ivy Box: I accomplish something or overcome something. I also feel my best when I’m around positive energy.
Kristen: “Practice Makes Perfect” is a term we often hear. Do you believe in that?
Ms. Ivy Box: I believe more so in perfect practice makes perfect. It’s not what we do, but how we do it that really makes an impact. Love is in the details.
Kristen: So tell us what do you do and when did it start?
Ms. Ivy Box: I’m a Marketing Consultant, Philanthropist, Author, and a Certified Go Get HERS. I’ve been working in the community since I was young. My first job was at age 14, but I’ve been a Go Get HERS from birth.
Kristen: What motivated you to coin “Go Get HERS?”
Ms. Ivy Box: It was an idea that I had a while ago. It derived from the word go-getter. HERS is an acronym for Happiness, Education, Respect, & Success. It’s what we all strive for. I want to encourage everyone to define it for himself or herself. You are in control of you and you are the only one who can define what Happiness, Education, Respect, and Success means to you.
Kristen: We learned that you had a really cool opportunity to be on College Hill: Interns. How did being on a reality show shape your life?
Ms. Ivy Box: It was really interesting. Reality TV then is not like how it is now and I’m grateful for that. I enjoyed my experience because our show was more of a competition. It was a real internship — something I can actually put on my resume. I got a lot of opportunities following the show and met some really cool individuals. I got to experience summertime in Chicago and that was super cool. Overall, it was a great experience.
Kristen: You’ve accomplished so much academically. What would you say to the person in limbo about continuing Higher Education?
Ms. Ivy Box: I would tell them to think long and hard about it. Figure out what it is they really want to do and see if what they want to do requires an advanced degree. Some occupations only require a certificate, some just require experience, and others you can just Google what to do. If you can continue your education debt free then I say go for it! At the end of the day, it is the individuals choice and they have to make sure that it is something they truly want to do for themselves… Not for anything or anyone else.
Kristen: What advice would you give to someone that feels “stuck” on their career path?
Ms. Ivy Box: I would tell the person to look within and try and figure out what it is that is making them feel stuck. I would ask, If money and resources was not an issue, what would you want to be doing? Many times, we are our greatest setbacks. In my book “The 365 Go Get HERS Guide” I have an entire chapter about “Getting Out of Your Own Way.” On page 151, there are several questions to ask yourself when you’re feeling stuck. We have to get into the habit of being honest and objective with ourselves.
Kristen: What is something that a “Go Get Hers” girl does every day?
Ms. Ivy Box: A “Go Get HERS” lives her life on her own terms, unapologetically, but with respect to others.
Kristen: How can we get our hands on your 365 Go Get Hers Guide?
Kristen: I am most proud of…
Ms. Ivy Box: Everyone who aspires to inspire!
Check out the events section of Ms. Ivy Box’s site to stay up to date and of course, follow her on social media for updates. Her non-profit Voice The Movement, Inc. is hosting a Youth Empowerment Workshop Ft. Myers, Florida in April.