I have been enjoying the Babes Promoting Babes Interview Series so much that — I decided to interview myself …. Lol.
Answering my own interview questions is good way for you to get to know me better and what I’m passionate about.
MY MISSION: To motivate and inspire Boss Babes in the making. To uplift, encourage, and promote male & female entreprenuers and to share aspirations, goals and dreams with them and you, my subscribers.
To provide and build a warm, loving, and supportive community of CREATORS. Creators of art, a business, or a NEW YOU …
Q: What’s your story? Where were you born, where were you raised? What was your childhood, growing up years like?
A: I was born in Vancouver, BC — Yes, I am a true Vancouverite and proud of it! I grew up in East Van as an only child to Masako and Hiroaki Izumi. We’re Japanese, as you can see from our names… Hahahaha …
Q: What did you want to do when you grew up?
A: I wanted to be famous. Actress, singer, model, fashion designer. It’s funny because my Dad named me after a Japanese actress — Mayumi and an Italian Singer — Rosanna.
When I was 11, I wanted to be a lawyer. Very fitting as I am good at arguing my point.
Q: Did you go to college or university? If so, what did you study?
A: Yes, I studied Fashion Design at the International Academy of Design & Technology in Toronto, Ontario and Fashion Merchandising at VCC (Vancouver Community College).
Because I love to learn, I also completed the Small Business Program at VCC as well as the Applied Digital Communications & Social Media Program at Capilano University.
Right now I am in the Bachelor of Communications Program also at Cap U.
Q: When did you move to Vancouver? Why did you move to Vancouver?
A: I was born and raised in Vancouver. But I lived in Edmonton, Alberta for 2 years and when my Mom (capitalized on purpose for respect to the woman who raised me on her own) & I moved back, we moved to North Van and I attended high school here.
I moved to Toronto in 1999 and lived there for 3 years to study Fashion Design as I mentioned above.
Q: When did you start your business? What was your inspiration?
A: I started Fashion INVESTIGATOR INC in 2018. My inspiration was my love and passion for writing.
Q: What do you love the most about being a Boss Babe?
A: I love waking up and being excited about my day. What am I going to work on … How am I going to help my clients … What angle am I going to use to make my clients’ businesses shine …
I am an artist. Any outlet that allows me to use my creativity makes me happy.
Also, working at home is AWESOME!
Q: What would your advice be for Boss Babes in the making? If they are contemplating leaving a secure 9-5 job with benefits – what would you say to them? Should they take the leap?
A: GO FOR IT! But do it with intelligence. Save money — 6 months to 1 year of income to have a cushion while you’re building your business before you quit your day job.
I did not do this BUT it is ideal to feel safe while GOING AFTER YOUR DREAMS …
Q: Any last words? What’s our favourite positive/motivational quote or book?
A: My favourite quote is from one of my favourite books and authors:
“The seventh spiritual law of success is the Law of Dharma. Dharma is a Sanskrit word that means ‘purpose in life.’ The Law of Dharma says that we have taken manifestation in physical form to fulfill a purpose. The field of pure potentiality is divinity in its essence, and the divine takes human form to fulfill a purpose.” — Deepak Chopra
You have to do what makes you happy. When you find what that is and can make money doing it then you’re in Dharma.