Today we’d like to introduce you to Monet Colbert.

Monet, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Like many of us starting out in business, we typically start with a dream. Mine, however, started with wanting to become a successful actress in Hollywood, California. I was not born there, in fact, I moved there after leaving the east coast from a volatile environment that threw countless obstacles in my path to success. I was also a single mom at the age of 18.

Like many women in my situation, I realized I had the choice of succumbing to my circumstances, but I’m a fighter. So, I decided to change my daughter’s life for the better and work on giving her a better future and a shot at a life I could only dream of.

Working in Hollywood wasn’t an easy climb, even though I had worked with several A-List actors and had countless modeling jobs. But going from gig to gig and being a single mom at 18 with no financial support, I realized that I needed to figure out a way to survive in-between jobs that would align with my desire to perform as an actress. My game plan was that if I couldn’t get the job on screen, I would get the job behind the scenes. That is when I decided to go to beauty school. After school, however, I quickly learned that what I thought would yield a substantial living and give me the ability to follow my passion was going to be a longer process then what was originally explained. It was a process that I could not afford as a single mother. So, reality quickly set in, and that’s when I realized I was going to have to make a huge shift. I candidly share all the details in my published book Shear Destiny 50 Ways to Map out Your Career and Win. Let’s just say it was a winding road, and my career in the beauty industry was not the traditional path to success.

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