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Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Elevate, Empower, Woman on the RISE | 0 comments

Woman on the RISE – Phyllis Brooks

Woman on the RISE – Phyllis Brooks

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Phyllis Brooks

PBP Believe In Serenity! |Phyllis Brooks-Pugh/Author, Motivational Speaker, Personal Trainer | | @Phyllisserenity

Your 140-character pitch: “BEGIN” can always be the start of something great, and when we teach our youth to set goals and never give up, we keep the cycle of greatness alive!

Your Elevateher pitch! “You are Amazing and all the world is waiting for you to shine!”  We all have a great story to tell! Tell it and make the world smile!

Your Region {100 mile area}: Charlotte, NC

What do people think you do for a living? Pharmaceutical Sales and write books

What do you actually do for a living? Pharmaceutical Sales, write books, personal trainer, motivational speaker, Full-time Mommy!:-)

Tell us about your passions!

My first passion is spending time with my daughter and teaching her about life. Secondly, I am extremely passionate about exercising and healthy living…I have an amazing passion for making others laugh and uplifting them- I must spend quality time with my friends and fellowship about life… I have a passion for putting my thoughts on paper and for motivating our youth and directing them in positive directions by giving them steps to succeed and coping regiments to help along the way.

Who|what inspires what you do?

Jesus inspires me to keep going when I want to give up..Job inspires me because of his extreme faith and unbelievable strength…my mom inspires me because I watched her turn moles into mountains many times…my daughter inspires me because I see her trying so hard to be the best person she can be and she tries to make as few mistakes as she can. My best friends Dana and Cassandra inspire me because they have been through it all and remain real and sincere.  People who try very hard not to judge others inspire me…

Was there a turning point in your life that led you to your current career? I was laid off from a very lucrative Pharmaceutical career a couple of years ago and while trying to return to practicing Speech pathology, I’ve found myself back in pharmaceuticals (not as lucrative) while pursuing that goal.

If money weren’t a factor, what would you be doing? Writing all the books in my head and placing them in the hands of any and everyone I thought they could help…I would travel to all the places in the bible and try to duplicate Jesus’s footsteps…I would build a fortress in every city in every country on every continent with enough housing and food so that no one, in this world would go hungry or be homeless…

What’s in your Bucket List? Jeruseleum. Hawaii, Tavern on the Green/New York City, At least one invitation to appear on Ellen with my booksJ, One Fitness competition, finish my screenplay, complete my first book series

Knowing all you know now, what would you tell your 20 year old self?

Never take a success for granted, live for you and not for your family, be bolder, don’t rush and relax and observe what’s really going on around you….take your time with love.

What’s you go-to stress reliever? Exercise!

Do you have a personal philosophy you’d like to share? Believing in yourself should matter most to you!

What would you like your legacy to be?

I made people laugh and forget their worries if even for a second.  I want people to know that I tried very hard, every day to push harder, to smile brighter no matter what so that I could make others smile.  I want my legacy to be a mother who loved her child beyond words and was grateful for every second with her.  I want my legacy to be that I was me-real-authentic, not a follower but a leader and I definitely beat to my own drum.  I was a team player who was always willing to compromise and listen.  I was a friend who valued the definition of friendship to the core. I was willing to do anything at the drop of a dime for my family and friends and I was one who knew the true meaning of forgiveness.