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

Journey?


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?


Carrie: instagram.com/carriebernans

www.carriebernans.com

@carriebernans everywhere


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