big ideas

Unpublished Work © 2011 Cristina Carlino

on june 15th, i was the guest speaker at CEW (Cosmetics Executive Women’s) conference in L.A. i was honored to be interviewed on what it takes to build a beauty brand. i have unique experience in this area having created, built and sold two very successful brands with the help of extremely gifted people. as i looked into the audience of 300 beautiful faces, i said “you have to be willing to take a risk.” risk by my definition is being willing to lose, to fail, to fall hard knowing you will look foolish. risk sparks courage and often a “flash of genius” which fuels our ability to create and produce a big idea. you can be one person or a very small company and still be holding the big and very best idea in your pocket. that is what we did when we first started philosophy in l996. our small  company turned out to be an industry  game changer.

so today is the 30th. it is the last day of june, my birthday and the beginning of my 49th year. i don’t think of today as “the big one” before the big 50, but rather the best one. the gift i am giving myself this year is to live knowing that every day / each year is always the best one  that  provides  a blank canvas for your finest work of art to be realized.  this past year i started a new venture – Project Miracle. our business model is to connect big ideas with consumer brands and non profits.  we are a very small company with a vision for a brighter future for all.  we will grow by planting one idea at a time.

my birthday wish is for us all to take a risk on the big ones and the best ideas that we have. as for my vision for a big birthday bash, not too long ago i was willing to take a risk on bowling. now i can’t think of anything more fun than bowling, rolling around in laughter and breaking cake with the people i love most.

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One response to “big ideas

  1. Dominique Johnson

    CRISTINA HELLO I ADORE PHILOSOPHY I HAVE PRODUCT O MY OWN I USE AS WELL I MADE CUSTOM FABRIC OF PHIOSOPJY JUST FOR MY PILLOWS AND SHEETS LOL ITS AMAZING YOUR A WONDER WOMEN. HOW DO I BECOME A DISTRIBUTOR I DONT HAVE ALOT OF MONEY BUT I LOVE YOUR ITEMS AND COULD SALE ALMOST ANYTHING. I STAND BEHIND ALL YOUR ITEMS AND IT WILL COME FOURTH SHOWING HOW MUCH I BELIEVE IN THE AWESOMENESS OF THE PRODUCT IF I HAD PRODUCT AND OR COULD SALE IT AN MAKE MY MONEY MAKE MONEY DUE TO LOW INCOME STATUS. I WOULD LIKE TO SALE AND DISTRIBUTE YOUR PRODUCT AND OR SAMPLE PACKETS HOW DO I GET 1,000.00 or less amazing grace and etc small packets to pass and present to random people friends and family who smell me and are like oh my gosh what do you have on. I FEEL LIKE I WANNA TELL THE WORLD HOW BEAUTIFUL AND WONDERFUL THE PRODUCT IS. Do you know if: THATS AVAILABLE TO DO AND HOW DO I GET PACKETS TO GIVE TO POTENTIAL PHILOSOPHY LOVERS TO COME. PLEASE EMAIL ME AT POCA2123@YAHOO.COM I APPRECIATE THE INFO AND OR TIME OUT OF YOUR DAY FOR A BREIVE RESPONSE.

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