Meet Marrin Costello, Jewelry Desiger, Business Woman & Brand Architect

MARRIN’S LOVE OF JEWELRY BEGAN AT THE AGE OF SEVEN. WITH HER BEAD KIT AND CREATIVITY, SHE HAS COME A LONG WAY, BUILDING AND DESIGNING HER OWN JEWELRY BRAND.

TODAY’S EPISODE IS NOT JUST ABOUT DREAMS COMING TO LIFE, BUT IT’S ALSO ABOUT FINDING THE BEAUTY IN ADVERSITIES. WHAT STARTED OUT AS STRUGGLES IN HIGH SCHOOL, PUSHED HER TO FOCUS ON ACADEMICS AND SKILLS. AND WITH HER CREATIVITY AND ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT, ALL OF THESE PAVED THE WAY TO WHERE SHE IS NOW.

FOR ME, THERE’S WINS AND LESSONS, NOT WINS AND LOSSES. – MARRIN

in this episode:

[2:31] MARRIN HAS ALWAYS BEEN HARD WORKING, PUTTING IN THE WORK TOWARDS EXCELLENCE.

[3:23] HER LOVE FOR JEWELRY STARTED WHEN HER AUNT GIFTED HER WITH A BEAD KIT WHEN SHE WAS 7.

[7:44] SHE WAS INFLUENCED AND INSPIRED BY THE CREATIVITY OF HER MOTHER AND MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER.

[8:01] GENETICALLY, SHE GOT HER FASHION SENSE FROM HER PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER.

[8:54] HER ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT WAS INFLUENCED BY HER PARENTS WHO HAVE BEEN IN THE BUSINESS FOR ABOUT 40 YEARS.

[9:51] SHE HAD FULL SUPPORT FROM HER PARENTS AND FAMILY.

[11:22] GROWING UP, SHE WAS BROUGHT UP IN A TIGHT KNIT FAMILY, CLOSE TO HER EXTENDED RELATIVES.

[14:20] SHE FELT UNCOMFORTABLE IN HER OWN SKIN DURING HER YOUNGER YEARS.

[16:15] LIVING IS FIGURING OUT WHO YOU ARE.

[18:15] SEEING THE BEAUTY IN STRUGGLE.

[19:18] DANCE WAS ANOTHER PART OF HER LIFE GROWING UP.

[21:17] HER PARENTS ENROLLED HER IN DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES THAT ENRICHED HER SKILLS.

[24:46] HER FAILED RELATIONSHIP WITH SOME OF HER FRIENDS GAVE HER THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP A RELATIONSHIP WITH HERSELF AND FOCUS ON ACADEMICS.

[32:39] MARRIN ALWAYS FINDS THE SILVER LINING IN HER BAD EXPERIENCES.

[40:50] AT A YOUNG AGE, SHE STARTED SELLING HER JEWELRY UNTIL HIGH SCHOOL.

[42:11] IN COLLEGE, SOME OF HER JEWELRY PIECES WERE FEATURED IN AMERICAN IDOL, THE BEGINNING OF HER BECOMING KNOWN.

[44:05] FORMALLY STARTING HER JEWELRY BRAND, MARRIN COSTELLO.

[44:47] SHE BECAME THE FACE OF HER OWN BRAND.

[46:11] OUT OF COLLEGE, SHE GOT A JOB IN EVENT PRODUCTION WHICH HONED HER CREATIVE EYE FOR DESIGN.

[49:50] A FAILURE IN A BUSINESS ENDEAVOR DIDN’T DISCOURAGE HER, INSTEAD SHE TOOK IT AS A LESSON. – FOR ME, THERE’S WINS AND LESSONS NOT WINS AND LOSSES.

[54:07] CONFIDENCE IN SKILLS.

[56:14] FOCUSING ON ONE PROJECT AT A TIME LEADS TO PRODUCTIVITY.

[57:38] LEARNING TO TRUST HER TEAM.

[1:00:05] TRANSPARENCY IS KEY TO COMMUNICATION.

[1:02:13] WHENEVER THERE’S AN ISSUE, FIND A SOLUTION.

[1:03:42] ENJOYING THE SILENCE.

[1:04:09] FAST FIVE Q & A.

[1:05:00] MARRIN DESIGNED THE BOWSER BRACELET, INSPIRED BY THE BOWSER CHARACTER IN MARIO.

[1:06:14] SHE LOVES LISTENING TO THE MEDITATIVE SONG, THE BILLIONAIRE MINDSET.

[1:06:49] BOTH HER GRANDMOTHERS ARE HER HEROES.

[1:06:49] HER FAVORITE AFFIRMATION IS – I AM.

[1:08:22] AN INTROSPECTION TO BE KIND BUT SET BOUNDARIES.

about Marrin Costello

MARRIN COSTELLO IS AN AMERICAN BUSINESSWOMAN, DESIGNER, AND BRAND-ARCHITECT.

HER ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY BEGAN AT AGE 10 AFTER FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE ART OF JEWELRY MAKING. JUST TWO DECADES LATER, COSTELLO HAS BUILT A LUXURY LIFESTYLE BRAND THAT HAS BEEN FEATURED IN VOGUE, HUFFINGTON POST, AND WHO WHAT WEAR, AMONGST MANY OTHERS — AND WHOSE COLLECTION CAN BE FOUND IN OVER 100 RETAILERS NATIONWIDE.

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