When people choose a path where they love what their doing on a daily basis they tend to organically grow because they are putting all of their time, efforts, and creativity towards something without it feeling like work all the while enjoying the process.
Enter Annie Boatright, a woman who started from nothing who followed her passion and became one of the most successful women in 2022 known to the beauty influencer world. Annie comes from very humble beginnings.
Annie tells us of some of her memories of being on welfare and living in a trailer as a child. She recants a time that her father had to walk to the neighbors during a Missouri winter snow to borrow enough milk for her from a neighbor to last until his payday so that she would not go hungry as an infant . She recalls times where they had to live in places with no running water and only a wood burning stove to heat the home . She recalls how hard that was in the freezing cold Missouri winters. “I really believe that coming from nothing and going through that is what made me demand bigger things of myself . My parents worked hard for their kids , it was just the area and the times . There were no jobs in Cuba Missouri . It was a very rural area and if you did find a job it was 30 miles away and paid minimum wage. Back in those days it just wasn’t enough to feed a family of 6. My parents did what they could considering the situation. Christmas came because of layaway at the Walmart 20 miles away. Clothes for school each year came because of yard sales 10 miles away. They made it happen , I don’t blame them at all. They were kids raising kids and they did their best . I just knew when I graduated high school that I was out of there the first chance I got.
So when she graduated she packed her bags and moved to Springfield Missouri about 133 miles from home . She spent a couple years there at at UNLV but still struggled and barely got by working very long shifts at sometimes 3 jobs at a time while trying to go to school.
She dreamed of so much more . One day she packed her car up and moved to Las Vegas . Annie ended up marrying in Vegas and giving birth to her first child . She then decided to move to California with her husband . Her marriage was very unhealthy and in 2010 Annie’s decided that her life was not in a place that she would like it to be. She felt that her marriage was keeping her from growing as a person and was holding her back from becoming the successful woman that she always knew she wanted to be .
She divorced and 3 years later remarried her soulmate who supported her dreams and urged her to take the steps to start her business, which she did from her laundry room and a few hundred bucks ,
She has now built a multi-million dollar business around her brand .
She had to go through being a mother at a young age, unhealthy abusive marriage, drinking & partying for the wrong reasons, depression, and many more. To transform her life toward healthy living, she pursued fitness. That was the turning point that helped her to become who she is today.
Now Annie’s voice is heard by millions of people and has transformed many women’s lives towards thriving success. She is able to touch people from all walks of life with over 2 million views on her YouTube channel where she regularly posts content to motivate people toward healthy living, beauty, and finding true passion.
Annie Boatright has been features in multiple international publications because of her fitness accomplishments and is now being recognized for her astonishing entrepreneurial success where she is known for uplifting and empowering women, Silicon Valley Times magazine named her one of the Top 30 Influential Women In The Beauty Industry.
Today we’re thrilled to welcome Annie Boatright into our media and get to know her more. In this interview, she has shared numerous tips for female entrepreneurs that will benefit our audience that is looking forward to pursuing entrepreneurship as a career.
Hello Annie, can you please share a little bit about you and your business with our readers?
Annie Boatright: I’m the founder of Bikini Iron Beauty, where I guide and train people to become strong and beautiful from inside and out. I went through a lot during the beginning of my career but I’m happy that those situations made me tougher and gave me the confidence that I can beat any difficulties and turn them into success.
Right now I own multiple companies to make a positive impact in women’s lives from authentic skin care products (Lux Lip Lab) to apparel shops providing the best leggings for women. I’m passionate about helping people to self-improve and live a life beyond their wildest dreams.
The work you are doing to empower women is inspiring. Thank you for all your effort toward making the world a better place. Can you please share with our audience the need for passion to succeed?
Annie Boatright: Following my passion was the significant thing that helped me to achieve things that I never thought possible .
If I hadn’t been following my passion I wouldn’t have been able to put so much time into my work. It never seemed like work to be no matter how long the days were . For me, true success is being able to give support to others who are in need and see them feel better about themselves and achieve their goals. There is nothing in the world more satisfying in a career than being able to change someone’s life for the better.
For the reader, I would like to say to never chase the money. This is one of the mistakes people make at the beginning of their careers. While following the passion money will flow as a reward for the quality work. If you love doing something it is going to be good in the end.
After I won Bikini titles many women reached out to me asking for advice, and I gave it away for free as well. When you are passionate about the work you do, you always enjoy working on it even if it’s not paying much. This creates respect and trust in your field . Give people advice ! It’s not going to cost you anything ! Tell them what helped you and it may help them in some way as well.
When the demand for your work or advice or skill gets to be too much and you’re being pulled in many directions then you have earned the right to charge a higher price for your time. Supply and demand baby! Remember there’s only one of you.
Can you please share your thoughts about the importance of mindset for our audience to build a successful company?
Annie Boatright: I For me, the dedication that it takes to actually prepare for months and months and then go on to win a fitness show taught me something about myself that I never knew was there before. It surprised me how much willpower I had. That mindset
is one the the core strengths that has removed the fear of failure from anything that I do and it’s given me the confidence to overcome any difficulties that arise along the way. Our minds are the most powerful asset that we have . When we believe in ourselves then we can launch ourselves into the steps necessary build successful businesses. We don’t have that doubt that holds us back.
It was great interviewing Annie. If you have any questions or are looking to connect with her, reach out via Instagram or the official Bikini Iron Beauty website.