Interview with Alina Nine
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I was born in Romania, where my love for modelling was known by many of my family and friends. Some of them suggested that I was more suited to walking the ramps in Paris, instead of spending my time in my home town. That encouraged me to get into modelling, as I saw a lot of potential in myself, and so did the people around me. I belonged to a very simple and small family, and a career in modelling was a breakthrough for me in terms of making money and creating a business. Alongside, I had a passion for studying finance and getting involved with the stock markets. Pretty soon I worked on bringing my dream to life and became the CEO of a company called Nine Investment Group.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
I feel it is important to be yourself in the industry, and not work hard towards pleasing others. One shouldn’t pay much heed to other people’s satisfaction but their own.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
I am very grateful for my daughter Maya. She gives me a million reasons to smile every day and I treasure her. I’m truly blessed to have her in my life.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I try to be as charitable as I possibly can. I’ve made numerous donations in the past, including the Australian Red Cross. I’ve helped communities to rebuild, prepare and recover from disasters.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
I believe the power to make or break lies within a person. You are everything, and you have the power to achieve infinite and beyond. On days when you’re sitting in silence, feeling the wind blowing in your hair and the sun shining over you, that’s when you feel infinite. That’s when you are everything.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
Readers can follow me on Instagram as alina.nine and Alina Nine on Facebook.