Gretchen Rossi

Gretchen talks about her music debut, her latest buisness ventures, and more!

on Feb 17, 2010

With that said, I have always been a hard worker because it was instilled in me. I enjoy the thrill of the next business opportunity I can make happen. It makes me feel alive and successful. I hope one day to be able to balance it all, work, family, kids and being a wife again, but right now I have myself to worry about and therefore I am running with the momentum I have behind me to help build what I hope to one day be my empire. I have always admired the people who know how to brand themselves into something that is relatable and likable to the masses. That is a very difficult task to accomplish especially while being on a reality TV show. For instance Martha Stewart has done a remarkable job branding herself in her niche. People like Martha inspire, motivate and allow me to press forward. Even when she messed up, she got back up on her feet and pressed on!

Part of the reason I have been out of commission blogging has been my very hectic schedule over the last few weeks. Sometimes I tend to be an overachiever. When my friends see me and say I "look like hell” (in a nice way, of course) I know I probably have too much on my plate, but I truly wouldn’t have it any other way right now. I have been to New York, Utah, Texas and Vegas in the past three weeks alone. In between traveling for work opportunities I have been working day and night in order to get the finishing touches to my new makeup line done so we can launch on my new website I have had an overwhelming response to the launch of the line since it has been introduced into the show, which is very exciting, and yet nerve racking. I can barely keep up with orders and the e-mails coming in. So many of you have given suggestions, asked about working for Gretchen Christine Beaute and also requested it to be sold in your stores. I cannot say thank you enough for you support and inquires. I had to hire help this past week just to get through the e-mails. I am so excited to show you my new line. Lots of tears, sweat and hard work have gone into this venture so I hope you guys like it as much as I do. One a note about the show - as much as I respect Vicki’s work ethic, to hell with her saying my business venture "might not work," and that none of us work besides her. I just wish she could spend a day in the life of Gretchen and then she might feel differently. My belief is you can dream whatever dream you want to! Hey, look at how Vicki was wrong about Lynne and her cuffs! Congrats to Lynne and all her hard work paying off!

With that said, my makeup line is only one of the many businesses I have brewing right now. Many don’t know this, but I technically own several business entities and am trying to balance and operate all of them on a daily basis. I'm just not insecure about it and don’t need to talk about it every second and remind everyone I have a job or that I am running a business. I just don’t believe in making others feel inferior. I believe in encouraging and lifting people up. Sometimes I think if the women took a moment to get to know me more they would actually be surprised by the person I am. I am excited to be introducing you guys to my different business ventures through my website. I am working within the space that is my passion ... beauty! Between “The Gretchen Project,” my makeup line, my endorsements deals, and my personal passion for beauty, I am hoping to become your familiar and trusting beauty consultant as I build my businesses within this space.