We had the good fortune of connecting with Adena Rosales and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Adena, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
The most important lesson I would say is to frequently self evaluate. Learning to find the courage to take a deeper look at yourself and be honest about your weaknesses is where the change really begins. It’s a daily effort to be better than the person I was yesterday but action and accountability are key components to success. While it’s humbling to admit faults I hope to never stop. My mom always told me “check yourself before you reck yourself.

Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I am a licensed esthetician who specializes in skincare and volume lash extensions. I am most proud of maintaining a successful business while being a full time student. It has taken a lot of hard work and self discipline to get to where I am today .Good things don’t come easy, they certainly take a lot of effort. Planning and organization are key tools that have helped me along the way. However, the hardest obstacle to overcome and the greatest lesson I have learned is to just believe in myself. I’m very passionate about what I do. As I continue to learn and grow as an esthetician, I am very excited to see where this industry takes me.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I consider myself a foodie and don’t take this question lightly! Anyone coming to visit me should be ready to eat, drink and have fun. We might start off down town for a nice lunch at my favorite spot Shuga’s. It’s a quaint little eclectic restaurant that serves delicious mojitos and bruschetta. Another spot that is definitely on the list is The Rabbit Hole, an underground Alice and Wonderland themed restaurant. I absolutely love their truffle mac and cheese accompanied with a “purple drank” cocktail. Whenever I have a first-time visitor, I definitely like to go the typical tourist things like see Garden of the Gods and walk around Manitou Springs -the margaritas at The Loop are the best!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
If there is anyone I would like to give recognition to it is my friends and partner for their support and guidance. Specifically, my dear friend Emily, who has been instrumental in preparing and mentoring me for nursing. In addition, the friendships I have created with the women during my time in esthetics school have been a great factor in my success. We all continue to share insight and experiences with each other, and have always supported each others individual endeavors.

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