Jessica Alba launched her billion dollar eco-friendly product line The Honest Company in 2012 and says that she had to approach Hollywood like a business and wanted to be treated like a man.
She told “Self” magazine, “For a long time, I didn’t think I was smart. I felt like an impostor. It’s not until you feel whole in yourself that you fit in anywhere. And it took me becoming a mom to actually feel that way.”
She went on to say, “IÃ¢â¬â¢ve always been business-minded. I approached Hollywood like a business. I was very calculated. I wanted to be treated like a guy; I wanted to put asses in seats. I saved my money, invested wisely and marketed myself. IÃ¢â¬â¢ve been building my own personal brand over time.”
Alba said that she has managed to have a good work and life balance, as well as a successful business. She said, “There’s something nice about me-time. My most productive thinking often happens during or after a workout.”
Alba Ã¢â¬â who shared her morning fitness and beauty routine with SELF in a video (above) Ã¢â¬â admitted that exercising is not always easy. Ã¢â¬ÅIÃ¢â¬â¢m going to be straight with you guys, I donÃ¢â¬â¢t like working out,Ã¢â¬Â she said in the clip. Ã¢â¬ÅBut I feel really good after. It gives me energy. It just sets a good foundation for the day. Being strong helps me feel confident and beautiful.Ã¢â¬Â
Having that good foundation also includes meditating Ã¢â¬â a tip she picked up from friend and wellness-guru Russell Simmons. Ã¢â¬ÅYou can do a 3- or 5- or 15-minute meditation,Ã¢â¬Â she said, Ã¢â¬Åand just disconnect.Ã¢â¬Â
And it also means Ã¢â¬Åeat[ing] as fresh as possible,Ã¢â¬Â which usually includes steel-cut oatmeal or a smoothie for breakfast and lunch from Real Food Daily, a eatery known for their salads and macrobiotic dishes. But that doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t mean that Alba doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t sometimes indulge in her Ã¢â¬ÅviceÃ¢â¬Â during the day Ã¢â¬â popcorn with coconut oil, which she keeps stocked in her office.
Dinner might include lean meats, but not every night. Ã¢â¬ÅIÃ¢â¬â¢m trying to go more plant-based,Ã¢â¬Â Alba said. Cutting down on meat has an impact on the environment, so if I can do my little part, I try.Ã¢â¬Â
Kudos to her for creating a successful business and keeping a great work/life balance!
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