Dean Caravelis is my entrepreneurial spirit animal. He is not only full of clever ideas, he follows through with his dreams and puts actions to his plans. He was a packaged deal with my husband, Travis, because they were best buds and I got a two-for-one. I inherited him as my own best friend shortly thereafter and I was absorbed into their group.
After I had my boys, Dean was constantly encouraging me to put my creativity to work and start a business. I couldn’t fathom why he thought I had time or energy to do much of anything with 2 little ones under the age of 2, but he persistently suggested nonetheless. I begrudgingly admitted to him when I opened my Etsy shop and I saw his gears turning. Fast forward 7 years, and he has started a successful blog (which he runs while growing his promotional empire at blezoo.) During our last visit home to Florida, he interviewed me for said blog and the article is here.
I have to say I’m a little fahklempt that he chose to interview me alongside some other super inspirational and well-spoken entrepreneurs. I’m also touched that he saw something in me years ago and didn’t lose confidence that I would stay the course and see my dream through, much like he does everyday.