Take a Look Behind the Curtain with Erin Cruz, Author of Revolution America
About Erin Cruz:
Q. What are your previous occupations?
A. I have worn nearly every hat. Single mom for many years, pulling 18 hour days. Occupation wise, I started as a file clerk, receptionist, bookkeeper, tax preparer, administrative assistant, executive asistant, managed CPA Firm, Payroll & Safety Managment, Human Resources, Specialized HR, International Relations, Visa Processing, Academic Recruitment, Academic Personnel Reviews, the list goes on… I am also a Political Activist, a writer, my hobbies are vast.
Q. What was your favorite job?
A. Being a mother, a single mom – toughest job ever but it was and still is the most fullfilling job I have had.
Q. What Highschool and/or College did you attend?
Q. Who is your favorite author?
A. Ayn Rand
Q. Who is your favorite recording artist or song?
A. Cole Porter. I enjoy many of his pieces. I love “Begin the Beguine”
Q. What is your favorite Movie or TV Show?
A. My favorite Movie is Sabrina. My Favorite TV show is Poirot.
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Q. What’s your guilty pleasure?
A. I love to bake sweet confections!
Q. Who is your greatest role model?
A. Both of my grandmothers.
Q. How do you define success?
A. Success for me is being able to find peace and happiness in every moment of the day.
Q. What is the secret to your success?
A. There is only one way I have found to bring fulfillment and true peace and happiness to my life and this was to learn to live life in the subtleties. In today's world it is easy to get swept away in the hustle and bustle. Bringing my life to a more simplistic form, getting rid of the keeping up with the Jones mentality has helped me achieve true inner success like nothing else. Outward success is a manifestation of what we hold within, I prefer to focus inward and I believe people can see my success as a result of this focus.
Q. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A. Right where I am now. I live in the Desert.
Q. What’s your kryptonite?
A. Truth be told– don't laugh– Diet Coke.
Q. What historical figure do you most relate to?
A. I really don’t relate to any one inparticular.
Q. What is your biggest regret?
A. Not learning to live without regret sooner in life.
Q. What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?
A. Mastering fitness and wellbeing.
Q. What is your best advise to people whom look up to you and your success?
A. Live now. Only use the past to grow, always looking forward to where you want to be. Listen to those who have achieved greatness, remembering you are the only you in this world so stay true to what you want and need. No one lives in your mind and in your life but you alone–own it, do the best you can with what you have, look to learn every chance you get. Success is learning, fluid. It is built on countless tiny failures. Mistakes are only mistakes if you don't learn from them. Never give up. Never.