We had the good fortune of connecting with Susie Jimenez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Susie, what do you attribute your success to?
I believe that I’m constantly checking on things. I’m the type of person that grabs my coffee, makes calls, emails and checks on all details before they become a question or problem. There’s something about understanding that my company is my baby and it needs constant nourishing. If you neglect it for a moment, something will happen. But you are constantly on call and you are the only one that’s going to give 100% and no one else will care about the way you do.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Nothing successful is easy. It’s a constant battle, my ethnicity, my sex and my powerful personality have been a topic. You just have to get to the point where you are willing to fight and stand behind your brand or service. You can’t follow what others do and you have to make decisions everyday that are going to impact relationships. Doing things your way especially when they work is amazing. When people don’t like it or give you their input, it’s nice, but that’s why you’re successful and they are wondering why.
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 have a secret ‘beach’ where you can go stand up paddle boarding and drink bubbles. I know most of the managers and owners of the restaurants, so we would dine. Nature is right in my back yard so hikes are a must. Not to mention just sitting in the back yard watching the river go by and reminisce
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Honestly, my parents have taught me to be humble, to work right and hard. Without their dedication in instilling that in my head, I would never be where I am today.