Showing Your Color: Superstar Quality

Issue #20: Letter from the Editor

Founder/CEO: Angel Quintana
Photo: Valentina Doria


I’m not going to lie, asking for help can be hard for a type A personality… We’ve pulled up our big girl panties at a young age, perhaps even lost our childhood because we had to play ‘grown up’ before we really even wanted to. That’s the thing about over-achievers, we're always playing superstar even when we’re still figuring it out, trying to do our best despite our circumstances, and yet our mind is running on over-drive. That is until we’re stuck in our tracks, contemplating a better route to our destination. 

After a workaholic year presented me with new opportunities (and intense problem-solving), I did something I have never done before. Something I have been putting off for years. Something that I couldn’t I really couldn’t teach myself (at least not yet, anyway)… The big "M" word clouding my view

For me, the best kept secret to running a successful business is making sure you have the right people helping you.

For me, the best kept secret to running a successful business is making sure you have the right people helping you— for me I needed exercise to lift my spirits, help me feel strong physically to prepare me for those entrepreneurial growing pains. And I did it publicly— yup, right there on Facebook.

Showing who you really are: the good, the bad, and the ugly in your blog posts, social media musings, and even in your consultations if what i like to call ‘showing your color’. It’s probably the 1 thing most small business owners are scared to do, for the fear of being un-liked. But it’s a secret to success!

This month at Holistic Fashionista is a time of renewed identity and unapologetic realness. This includes facing your money woes dead in the eye, working up a sweat to finish the projects that are keeping your mental capacity full, and seeing the future through rose-colored lens. Whatever’s holding you back or keeping you feeling stuck could just be a symptom of not showing your color or perhaps it’s a mentor or a program you need to start to see the big picture.


Angel Quintana builds luxury brands. She is the CEO and Founder of Holistic Fashionista, a marketing and consulting agency for holistic leaders looking to start and grow designer businesses. Acclaimed for her renowned Signature System©mentoring programs, Angel helps over-achievers launch strategic sales funnels to sell high-end, holistic products. Her non-traditional consulting style focuses on asking hard questions and listening attentively to clients in order to: write compelling sales copy, creative problem solve, launch killer marketing plans, and attract their Kismet Clients™.

While her tattooed exterior shows her creative tough side, it is her thoughtful approach to brand building that has won her thousands of raving fans. She is also the author of Funnel Foreplay, the little black playbook of sales strategies for a new generation of internet marketers who celebrate the art of business-to-consumer relationships without jumping into bed with cold leads. To learn more about Angel, visit

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