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Conversations with the Inspiring Laci Hageman

Today we’d like to introduce you to Laci Hageman.

Laci, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I am a mommy, of a crazy 4-year-old son. And decided after he was born that I needed to create a better life for the two of us. So I went back to school and started on my career path in public health with the hopes of becoming an epidemiologist. On the side of school, I maintain a few hustles to keep my household afloat. Walking dogs, house sitting and the occasional shift as a food delivery driver. But my favorite side hustle(that pays the least) is my social media. The idea of being an influencer has always been a dream. But one that is slowly coming to realization! I run a small blog that is a catch-all, mostly having to do with living a healthy lifestyle, mental, physical, and of course yummy recipes. With the occasional hair tutorial for fun. A YouTube channel that is similarly dedicated to health and beauty, makeup and hair tutorials as well as some fitness. An Instagram that is mainly focused on makeup, and a TikTok which is another catch-all! That was mainly my creative outlet but has been the biggest leg up towards my internet fame goals! I can be found under @lyfeoflaci on all of these platforms.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Consistency is key. I heard it over and over again that it takes daily action. And I always brushed it off that if I provided good enough content that it would just happen. But that’s not true at all! It wasn’t until I began living with my phone in my hand, interacting with anyone who engaged with any of my profiles and constantly expanding to new platforms before things started taking off!

What should we know about you? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
So I am most proud of my TikTok, which sounds hilarious to me still. But my rapid growth on there has started helping the other platforms grow as well. TikTok is a video platform where you lip sync of make funny 15-second videos. I have an expressive face and enjoy this style of “acting” that has aided in my rapid growth.

For good reason, society often focuses more on the problems rather than the opportunities that exist, because the problems need to be solved. However, we’d probably also benefit from looking for and recognizing the opportunities that women are better positioned to capitalize on. Have you discovered such opportunities?
I think this is turning out to be a wonderful time to be a woman. Unfortunately, there will always be people who don’t appreciate what women have to offer, but it seems we have more opportunities now than we have ever before, no matter our field. I feel extremely empowered as a single mom that’s in college and wish more women would take the chance because things are really not as hard as they used to be. They are still challenging but we can do really anything we set our minds to.

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