You have an incredibly toned physique. Share with us the workout routine you follow to stay healthy & fit, especially while on the move?
Aww! Thank you! I firmly believe you need to look at your diet and workout routine as an opportunity to enhance your life…not be the non-fun part of it. 🙂
I love great music, being outside, dancing, and doing yoga. So, I usually hike to a private yoga class in the Hollywood Hills. This helps me tone different areas of my body. And at my house I frequently turn on my favorite Girl Power Anthem playlist from Spotify, and dance my heart out. 🙂
For my diet, I try to reach for something healthy as much as possible. But I don’t hold myself back from snacks and candy when I get a craving. I have seen that my body works best when I avoid carbs and overindulging in dairy. So whenever possible, I give myself substitutes.
The best way to stay your ideal weight is simply eating when you are truly hungry and stopping when you are satisfied…not when you feel like crawling in a stretcher because you are so full. 🙂
Being a media personality involves attending parties and events, how are you able to eat healthy? What do you like to have for dinner? Do you have cheat days too?
I do attend a LOT of parties but I don’t let that side of my business take over too much. I am a big fan of sushi and I love eating out with my husband, Rick Schirmer. I am one of those sensitive people who really listens to her body. I give it what it wants and try to work with it…not against it. That includes knowing when to cheat and when to rest and eat veggies.
5 tips that you would like to give to young women entrepreneurs?
I would love to encourage you to:
- Look at your business holistically. When building a brand, it truly is an extension of you. It is important to remember that every great idea isn’t a good idea for you.
- Listen to your heart and discover your why. You might have a killer business idea that hasn’t been invented yet, but if your mind/idea doesn’t connect to your heart and the deeper passion that keeps you aligned with your purpose, it will be harder than it needs to be.
- Be opens to iteration. When I sat on the floor of my apartment with my husband years ago, sharing my passion to be the lipstick and heels of self help, I didn’t know how I would get there. We have pivoted our business model many, many times…but one simple piece has remained the same: I want to impact people’s lives in a positive way, so everything I do must align with that.
- Make sure the things you do fit within specific brand filters. For example, if your brand could be described as aspirational, positive, beautiful, and honest; you want to avoid sharing messages and posts that are negative in nature or don’t leave your audience feeling inspired.
- Take care of yourself. Entrepreneurship lends itself to early mornings and late nights of work. Resist the urge (I often feel) to obsess about it and find your life out of balance. Invest in your self care, spend time with your friends, shut off. Don’t burnout trying to break out. Life will still be there tomorrow…put the laptop down. Besides, when you’re starting out, your business is only as strong as it’s leader.
Share with us your personal story of overcoming obstacles, that finally led you to launching a successful Hollywood career.
I remember being a little girl, struggling with a lot of scary stuff as a kid. My older sisters and I would talk about a day when we would be able to get away and create a different life. My older sister AnnaLynne worked hard to build a career in entertainment, to pave the way for Angel and I to be with her, far away from everything we had struggled with growing up. So, although I originally moved to Hollywood to support her/live with my sisters again and didn’t plan a career in entertainment, I met my now husband, Rick, who launches movies and products with his company ViralBrand, and things changed. He believed in me…before I believed in myself…and together we built The McCord List, as an empowerment community of influential women and aspiring entrepreneurs who need a little extra support or opportunity to make their dreams a reality.
You were named “American Beauty … Rising Star” in 2017 by Dailymail. How do you feel about this incredible compliment?
It is SO nice! I’ve been really surprised and grateful for all of the support by the Press. The journalists who work tirelessly to share stories to inspire and entertain are just amazing! When I got my first Vogue feature, I literally cried! And having Daily Mail call me the above was so humbling, because the articles featured on that site are of some of the most talented people in entertainment. It is very encouraging! And I’m grateful because the attention has lead to so many opportunities to speak at so many events like WWDMAGIC and the United State of Women event, with Former First Lady, Michelle Obama as the keynote. Talk about humbling!!!!