I don’t know if I can pinpoint the moment as a child I realized there was more, but even at 7 or 8 years old you could find me writing my plans for the future and the steps I’d need to get there.

I’ve always had a big picture type perspective of the world which drove my ambitious and fulfilling college career and pulled me through the leap of faith when I broke away from an unfulfilling 9-5.

Fast forward through countless learning experiences, I’m in a place where I feel fulfilled, being able to bring real value to great people (a goal that became apparent when I chose to pursue my Psychology & Criminology degrees). I am in a place where I get to be challenged, constantly using my mind and creativity to be a problem solver, and I get to meet new people every day.

The main things I attribute my happiness to?

1) Attitude
The only failures I see in life is not learning from a mistake or a knockdown. Some lows are a result of our own actions while others are out of our control. If we waste the time and experience without getting something out of it, that’s when we fail.

Attitude has allowed me to be a quick learner, and get to this spot faster than many of my peers. It’s allowed me to be okay with working on myself, and keep my eyes open to opportunity and push through fear to take empowering risks.

2) My network.
You are the people you surround yourself with. Create relationships with people that are smarter than you. It’s not an insult, it’s a reality. The moments I can realize I don’t know it all, the better off I am and the more I can learn. Surround yourself with diversity, and people you may not normally find yourself around. My team has become my family. They may drive me crazy, but they drive me forward and upward, holding me accountable for my own growth.” Kate Donadio
Co-founder: Bae Bosses
Director of Social Media: Modern Consulting 360
Owner: Sunshine State of Living Real Estate