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A Power Mom to 3 children, Wife, Certified Business Woman, Creator of VIVOLOg, and Author; Joanne Vivolo is no stranger to hard work. Over the course of four years, she has self published two fictional novels including her latest trending romance novel Protect Me Not, and her previous Canadian release Too Close To Almost. Most recently in 2017, Joanne launched a successful and well sought after inspirational book, Lush & Luxe: Powered by Positivity; Getting past Self Imposed Limitations.
Joanne's unique approach to building an empire while raising children has touched the hearts of thousands of women across her social media platforms; often praising her as a role model to women all around the world.
Joanne has always been regarded as one of the best executive managers during her business consulting career and has never wavered in her efforts to show up and give her best in everything she does. From a young professional straight out of College with a shiny new Business Degree, Joanne went straight into Radio, Telecommunications and Cable. Always spreading her wings, she added to her list of life's best achievements when she became a Mom for the first, second and third time. From that moment onward, Joanne knew she had tapped into her positive pot of gold with her 3 precious jewels always at her side.
When Joanne isn't busy being a Power Mom and CEO at home, she can also be found vlogging, blogging and spreading seeds of inspiration through her Facebook Page @VIVOLOg.
What inspired you to pursue this area of interest?
What a fun and multifaceted question. Inspiration comes from many different sources in my life. It is up to us, as striving individuals wanting more out of life, to find inspiration and to see perception in a new way. When we can perceive without bias, we can engage our minds into looking past a hazy reality. Finding personal inspiration allows us to take our vision, wants and desires and work them into our own life plan.
My inspiration came from wanting to raise my kids myself. After all, I didn't have children so that someone else would raise them. Writing was something I was already passionate about, gave me the ability to live an abundant life with my family all while enjoying my passion for creativity.
It's important to have balance. It is possible to fulfill personal desires, goals and dreams all while building your empire.
What advice would you share with those interested in a similar pursuit?
There is no time like the present! Your dreams, goals and life achievements are not going to happen on their own. Finding the perfect blend of peace and happiness is quite a task, but not an impossible one. There will always be challenges but how you deal with those challenges will make a difference. Find out what makes you happy and incorporate that happiness into your life. Start with gratitude. Incorporate gratitude in everything you do. When gratitude is at the forefront of your thinking, you will start to feel better, thus improving your mood and attitude. Being thankful is always a good start, no matter what you're doing in life.
I let so many great opportunities pass me by because I was afraid. I didn't know if I would be successful, what others would think of me and even where the opportunity would take me. I let fear guide my future, and it was going nowhere. Letting go of my fear and stepping out of my comfort zone was the best and most rewarding thing I've ever done! Each and every time fear knocked on my "haven't done that yet" door, I would remind myself of the why not approach. This was the beginning of a whole new life for me. I stopped making excuses out of fear, and started living. So how does one step out of their comfort zone exactly? With both feet! Allow your feet to stomp on fear as you jump into your future. Deliver your positive energy flow right into our life dream, like the Power House you are! Don't fall short in your goals when first place already has your name inscribed in the gold plate. Go ahead, step into first place, you deserve it!
What is next for your brand/business in 2017?
I will continue to write both fiction and inspirational books. Writing brings me more copious joy than I can articulate. When my debut fictional novel Too Close To Almost was released in 2014, I felt fear creep back into my world, but only for a short moment. I quickly switched that fear into a motivational momentum, sparking the birth of my second fictional novel Protect Me Not. Watching and witnessing this book trend on social media gave me inner peace, and I felt the positivity of my work resonate deep within my inner core. Feeling united with life and resonating with my readers requests for more of my work was the driving force behind the inspiration for my newest motivational book Lush & Luxe; Powered by Positivity. I am happy to hold hands with my inner soul and be able to share the beauty of positivity, gratitude and clarity.
How can readers connect with you online and through social media?
I love connecting with all my amazing readers, supporters and followers, you guys are awesome! Your continued love and dedication to my work inspires me daily. I am grateful for every share you give me on my blog posts, every like and tag on my Instagram pictures, every follow on Facebook, every tweet on Twitter, every VIP Subscriber on my Author's Website and most recently every follow and snap on my Snapchat feed. Now that's a whole heck of a lot of love on Social Media. I can't thank you enough! Gratitude will always be my attitude, and because of you, my passion is my profession.
Get social with Joanne Vivolo
Facebook @ VIVOLOg
Instagram @ jvivolo
Twitter @ jjvivolo
Snapchat @ VIVOLOg