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Carrie Bernans: How to Hustle (Side Hustle Edition)

Tori Green: Who are you? What do you do?

Carrie Bernans: Carrie Bernans | Actress & Stuntwoman

Tori: What was your first business (including running your own business)? How long did this last or are you still involved in the same business?

Carrie: Flipping cars when I was 15-18 to make extra money. I still don't do that but, I invest in start-ups and have a production company.

Tori: Biggest challenge? How did you get through it?

Carrie: Overcoming adversity of growing up poor. And realizing it was meant to build.

Tori: What is something that you wish you could go back and tell yourself before starting this


Carrie: ​​It's a marathon. Stay disciplined. And get the basics down like you can do it blindfolded.

Tori: What did you do before owning your own/running your business?

Carrie: Worked for NBA, other corporations, was in college.

Tori: What/who made you take the first leap?

Carrie: I knew if I didn't move to LA in my early 20s, it wasn't going to happen. I would settle. I had to stop saying one day and today is the day.

Tori: Who was the first to believe in you and give you real support (financial/sweat equity)?

Carrie: A previous guy I was in a relationship with and mentors offering guidance.

Tori: Was this your dream job? If not, what was?

Carrie: Yes, acting then stunts was a dream realized.

Tori: Why did you get into this field?

Carrie: Love storytelling, love educating someone through story and causing a open dialogue.

Tori: What is your biggest failure that you turned into a success?

Carrie: Being a jack of all trades. Making the trades work in my favor because they connect/compliment each other versus against each other set me up for success.

Tori: If you could change one thing about your life today for the better, what would it be?

Carrie: Being more efficient.

Tori: How is your life/work balance? Body, mind, and soul weekly routine?

Carrie: Overall good, but continues to need to be tweaked as I elevate, grow, and have more responsibilities.

Tori: Do you say/write out affirmations?

Carrie: YES, all the time.

Tori: When was the last time you tried something new/ Stepped out of routine?

Carrie: Last week-a constant thing for me to try something new.

Tori: Favorite book that changed your life?

Carrie: You are a badass at making money. The alchemist.

Tori: Do you think your gender gives you an advantage or disadvantage in today’s world?

Carrie: Pros & Cons, but I choose to push past status quo daily on what a woman does or

how one should act, etc.

Tori: Have you experienced different treatment from your peers of the opposite sex?

Carrie: Yes, before like everyone else.

Tori: Thoughts on the glass ceiling?

Carrie: Break it. go past the ceiling.

Tori: What advice would you give your children/ future children about succeeding in a

patriarchal society?

Carrie: They can do anything they set their minds to. You limit yourself, not others, don't focus on the naysayers, focus on your vision and hold your faith.

Tori: If you could talk to a young boy/girl from your hometown neighborhood who aspires to

have your career/job/focus what would tell them? Advice.

Carrie: Don't limit yourself based on the street you live on, there is a world of opportunities awaiting you if you are hungry enough to go get them.

Tori: Fun fact about you?

Carrie: I speak 6 languages.

Tori: Number one piece of advice you remember?

Carrie: One day or Day One.

Tori: Anything else to add?

Carrie: Thankful to be alive.

Tori: Anything coming up for you that you want to talk about?

Carrie: Movies and shows, and bigggg campaigns!

Tori: Where can we find you online?


@carriebernans everywhere

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