Interview with Blair Kaplan Venables
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I have always loved traveling and exploring new places. My love for traveling took me to a tour of Europe right before I graduated from university. There I met a couple of people who encouraged me to join Facebook to share my travel stories and pictures with everyone. I was excited and so I joined Facebook! As I began navigating Facebook and relating my Public Relations major to it, it turned into a love for social media marketing.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Keep learning new things. Social media is not a limited niche. There is something new happening every other day! Keep up and explore the more fun aspects of social media and how you can get them to work for you!
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?
Besides my friends, family and followers, my husband Shayne has been a great support to me.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I am always striving to be a better person and to bring something good to the world. This is why I offer as much help as I can. I am also the founder of a motivational project called ‘I Am Resilient’ which aims to motivate and inspire people.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
“You just can’t let life happen to you; you have to make life happen.”
I believe you have a say in what you become and where you go. It is important to always remember that and to step out of your comfort zone to discover a you that you didn’t know existed.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
They can follow me on Instagram (@blairfromblairland).