Introduce yourself and profession to our readers: I am Sunny Kelley Aiken, Inspirationalist with focus in areas of being an Actress, Producer, Writer, and an Entrepreneur (Insurance Broker).
What inspired you to pursue this area of interest? I was attracted to pursuing partnership with GLAM as a tool of reinventing myself to a broader audience as well tag teaming with other Leading Women and Men in Business and in the Arts.
What advice would you share with those interested in a similar pursuit? I would tell anyone who has a desire to launch their business or explore their creative hand in the Arts, to definitely be keen to your divine purpose, how you treat people is/ will be your resume, and (no matter what the day looks like; whether the Sun is Shining or Its raining) Always Make a Move (in the areas of Your purpose).
Discuss a professional challenge and how you overcame it: As an Entrepreneur, I have faced many challenges; all taught a different lesson. I am an Insurance Broker. (Resident of GA) I was introduced to the Insurance Industry at 18 yrs old. I had a sponsor to mentor me, but I wasn't business mature. Then in my early 20s, I revisited studying for my insurance license.
At this particular time I was going through a divorce with my 1st husband and juggling being a full-time Mom and College Student with a Major in Technical Writing. I had more grasp of my Why but still no direction as to how I would get there. Fast forward. I relocated to Atlanta GA, worked Corporate America for several years until I got the courage to take a Leap of Faith. (I had the opportunity to visit Manhattan, New York and worked on production for Tyler Perry's Have and Have Nots..so I was definitely Recharged and Motivated to do something big)!
I resigned from Corporate and connected back to the Insurance Industry. I was able to obtain my temporary license for six months. That was sufficient for my recent transition. On the interim, I was in a new relationship leading to marriage and a budding Actress/Model. Other works and personal matters had claimed my attention. When It was time to attain permanent license I didn't pass right away.
After the fifth attempt ..yes It took five times!..... I was on a WINNING Streak. Every test necessary for me to reach the next level, I conquered! As a matter of fact, I became addicted to Winning. Years into Acting and being an Insurance Broker wasn't enough. I enrolled in an online class at Harvard Law (for certification in Contract Managing) and currently studying Each Series for My Securities License.
What is next for your brand/business in 2018? My next move is projected to finally lay my fears aside, blow the dust off of my journals and publish my book (this Fall), aid friends/family/colleagues with Financial/Insurance Needs and Acting (Producing).
How can readers connect with you online and through social media? Readers may connect to me via Social Media
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