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Welcome back to happy hour every one that Winter Olympics are in full swing in Vancouver and even -- our next guest finished seventeenth in -- women's freestyle moguls.
After taking the terrible fall.
Not that is gonna keep this woman down this entrepreneur is focused on growing your business.
And looking forward to this and we now all of this thinks that Olympics here.
-- Roark joins us now from Vancouver.
Missing out welcome to happy hour he didn't break any bones thank goodness it was quite the plot -- glad to see that you're doing.
Very very well Alan congratulations for being there as well but we want to talk about -- -- -- a -- this line people may not know that your entrepreneur as well.
Yes well thank you think you so much for having me.
So tell us about your perfume business.
Well I started and then 2006 say really wanted to make sense to be my sense Fred Allen thanks sound that would invoke -- confidence and focusing -- where.
Add a sense of smell is directly related to the -- -- -- associated with memory -- a mother sends out.
I found as a way -- -- in both the zoning to put me in the right state of mind dead.
Skiing can -- at -- that stand down over the years I've found that it hasn't really -- and really wired and I see again being a professional -- -- -- sixteen years you know we.
We interview a lot of -- LO TV's the last days we've listened to a certain type of music to put this in the right state of mind but it.
In this idea on diesel -- -- -- -- -- and -- less important senses which is I sentenced now and for need to have something that Mimi still good and in his downing can invoke that emotions and memory have.
A perfect that mobile competition among Nevada let's.
Was really really helpful over my career I mean I mean definitely one of the all their competitors now on I'm still pushing the Spartan pushing the envelope then.
I can do tricks that no other girls can do and I reinvented my turns and made then -- much better of the last four years so.
I have I don't think I would have never the.
While the wolf first of all congratulations.
-- the opportunity to compete in the Olympics and now is the fact that you are professional athlete and that's -- talk about.
Some of the parallels that you took from competing that are allowing you to become so successful in your own personal business endeavors.
Well incumbents he seemed really I had a place person and -- you also had that live in the present moment.
-- and you have to continuously.
Keep reinventing yourself but you also.
Learn how to take failure and -- -- and turn it around here DNA and I think that's crucial when you're starting a small business.
On there's gonna definitely be naysayers there's going to be some setbacks and you just learn how to turn that around here day and -- and that something I've certainly learned in night.
Many years of competing on broke -- second.
Michelle we're just we're gonna bump up -- at the -- block here but if you could give us some sense.
How what is your day to day life like being an entrepreneur being an Olympic athlete how do you juggle that how -- -- finance and all -- -- this business.
Well we've we've -- money Sunday -- I had done this on my own I don't have any investors and so you know I and I've just been taking it day by day and stepped -- stat but now that I have got my professional athletic career behind me I think.
We're DNA and stand up efforts in -- on the nine and may move forward with.
With some investors in the future let down so I've been able to do it on my own I have that's.
Technical engineering background so I've been able to apply that and I.
I did make everything by hand myself.
My fragrances have a patent pending for their -- -- And so we've been very blessed and I I have you know really wonderful staff around me.
And as well as a fact that I'm incredibly motivated I think I definitely don't sleep nights at all and I got I don't east now.
A bundle of energy Houston no wonder and I want to let our viewers know you said it was -- nominal we have an up there on the screen.
Your website is still -- at all chemical.
Engineer as well you know chemical engineer -- -- -- have that right.
Yeah yeah expect I I actually have a few classes to finish but we're very very close and that it's just been hard with -- that this he's scheduled to get to all of it everything and -- Yeah I felt that I wanted to be chemical engineer -- thank you very -- All right with -- thanks for joining.
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