What does it take to be an industry pioneer? To go against the odds and build a global brand that’s currently in over 80 countries? Maybe you’re someone who is ready to start a business where the odds are not stacked in your favor and wondering…can I really do this?
Well today, I have such a treat for you! I am sitting down with the beautiful, talented, and incredibly successful Paige Adams-Geller, the founder of PAIGE. Listening to how Paige navigated the ups and downs of her rise to success is sure to ignite a spark within you!
It’s so easy to look at someone like Paige and think, of course she’s successful…she’s smart, beautiful and confident…but that wasn’t always the case.
Paige shares that she used to be called names such as “Pudgy Paige”, and “Miss Piggy” as a child. As Paige reached high school, these comments, as well as comments such as “you have such a pretty face, if only you could lose weight, you could be a model”, unfortunately impacted her life greatly, and caused her to bounce to the other end of the spectrum.
It wasn’t long before Paige was battling anorexia.
So many women struggle with putting themselves out there, and are scared of being seen, because of the fear of being judged. Paige lived a life in the entertainment business where she felt like she was constantly under scrutiny, being told she’s too tall, too fat, too thin, too blonde. Unfortunately, the judgement didn’t stop when she decided to start her own business. At the beginning, the first thing people said was, “oh, she’s just a model, what does she know about business?”
It would have been so easy for Paige to let this judgement stop her from pursuing her dreams, but instead, she used this criticism as fuel to prove her haters wrong. Her determination, combined with hard work, research, being surrounded by brilliant people, and not letting fear get in the way, is what propelled Paige to success!
Over the years, Paige Denim has turned into PAIGE a full lifestyle brand and has grown exponentially and is currently found in over 80 countries!
What is the key to the success of the PAIGE brand?
Although there are many things that factor into a brand’s success, Paige attributes her intuition as a major driving force in her business. She’s very quick to admit that anytime she doesn’t trust her instinct, it comes back to bite her in the butt. She says, “Your clients KNOW when you are not being authentic! When you aren’t true to yourself, and what you stand for, your brand is going to consequently suffer.”
Paige’s Checklist to making decisions:
- Is it authentic?
- Does this feel right?
- Does it feel true?
- Is this what I stand for, personally?
- Is this what the brand stands for?
Intuition doesn’t steer you wrong!
Before wrapping up my interview with Paige, I had to ask Paige what her what her three tips for anyone growing a business are, and what Inspired Living means to her. Of course, her answers are eloquent, simple, and yet so effective!
- Be authentic.
- Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
- Have fun.
For Paige, Inspired Living means hope. Hope that everyday that you are going to live the life that you’ve always dreamed of.
We’re honored and excited to have Paige as one of our featured speakers at the Brilliant event this year. If you loved this interview, you’ll love meeting and learning from her in person! She an incredible woman who’s excited to share more with on how she built her brilliant brand. Find out more and get your tickets at www.thebrilliantevent.com
Thank you to all of you beautiful souls that have joined in to watch our interview today. If you’re feeling as hopeful and inspired as I am, please leave your comments in the section below. I love to hear from you! I encourage you to share this video with your friends and community. With more people waking up everyday inspired to do what they love, our world is bound to be a better place!
Dream it. Live it. BE it!
PS. If you’d like to be fully immersed in the lifestyle brand that is Paige, head on over to Paige.com!