Meet Lucy Pardo
This month we interviewed a long time client and good friend, Lucy Pardo. Lucy currently owns a nutrition center on Tustin St. in Orange, but has always been a self-providing entrepreneur. As many successful entrepreneurs understand, it is rarely a successful journey in the beginning. Lucy like many others struggled at the start of her entrepreneurship, but has overcome those obstacles overtime and is now running her business as smoothly as ever.
A fun fact: Lucy has never worked under an employer. She has earned income through the art of buying, selling, and trading. Starting her career early on as a teenager in Mexico, Lucy would drive to the U.S.-Mexico border to purchase American products, and then drive back to her hometown to resell them. After many years of doing business, Lucy was brave enough to drop her small business and move to the United States seeking a better opportunity for her children and grandchildren.
When Lucy first moved to the U.S., she had little money in America’s standards and was barely making ends meet. She worked at a number of swap meets in Southern California, but didn’t have enough money to rent her own space. One day, Lucy was gracefully given a unique opportunity to start a new business. She was invited to a product testing and information session by one of her friends, which turned out to be something she had a passion for her entire life- Health & Fitness.
Ten years later, Lucy is still running her business with energy, passion, and love. “If you don’t bring an infectious positive energy with you to work, because you have a deep passion for what you do, you will struggle to succeed in your occupation, regardless of your educational background or work experience,” says Lucy. Success came to Lucy because she loves what she does and conveys that to her clients every morning at 5:00 am. When Lucy isn’t working or motivating others, she enjoys exercising, and replenishing her mind and soul with inspiration by reading. One of her favorite current motivators is John Maxwell, who she credits for much of her success.