Living Your Purpose #3
|November 18, 2011||Posted by Michael Hardy under Figs and Gold|
For two young women, feeling imperfect has ignited a passion for redefining perfection. Website link: www.HelloPerfect.com
Hello Perfect was founded to spread the message that the challenge in life is not to become perfect, it’s accepting that you already are. Hello Perfect was founded in June 2011 by Alexa Carlin, 20, a junior at the University of Florida. She founded the company in order to combat the unrealistic pressures in society to be perfect, which leave millions of people feeling insufficient in their own skin. My name is Angela Ribbler and I am the Director of Public Relations for Hello Perfect. I joined Alexa in the company this August because of the passion I felt for this important movement to help change the way society views perfection.
Our passion for spreading this company’s message started from within, as both Alexa and I struggled with poor self esteem and negative self image growing up. From body image issues, to feeling insufficient with our friends, to the constant pressures from the media featuring beautiful, skinny, “perfect,” people, we struggled to love ourselves the way everyone should. Now both juniors in college, we have overcome those internal hurdles and learned to not let negative influences affect our self concept. We hope that through this company we can continue to fuel our passion for inspiring others and make a difference by changing society’s perceptions of perfection.
Creating and running a company with just two people, who happen to both be college students, is no easy task. We constantly face obstacles that could potentially hinder our success with Hello Perfect. However, our passion for growing this movement, combined with the positive feedback we have received from people whose lives we’ve helped change, keeps us motivated to continue and succeed with our mission.
Our goal for Hello Perfect is to form a world-wide movement, which changes the way people view perfection, especially in the fashion and beauty industries. One of the ways we advocate our message is through our DreamCatcher of the Month program. Through this program we feature a young individual each month that is actively working toward accomplishing his or her dreams. We want to promote and encourage people who are working hard to achieve their goals as well as use them as inspiration for others to do the same.
Part of our mission with Hello Perfect is to not only help people view themselves as perfect, but also use that self-perfection to achieve everything they desire in life. Our passion for this company comes from living through our mission every day. Both Alexa and I have overcome internal struggles to feel confident enough in our abilities to proceed with this mission and we are now confident enough to help others realize their own perfection.
Alexa Carlin, 20, founded Hello Perfect in June 2011. Alexa is a junior business administration major at the University of Florida with minors in entrepreneurship and mass communications. Alexa lives by the quote, “Whether you make a difference in one person’s life, in your community or in the world, as long as you make a difference, you are perfect.” She founded Hello Perfect in order to make a difference in peoples’ lives by advocating the message that the challenge in life is not to become perfect, it’s accepting that you already are. Alexa struggled with her own self-confidence issues growing up and she envisions growing a worldwide movement to transform the way society portrays “perfection.”
Angela Ribbler, 20, is a junior public relations major at the University of Florida with a concentration in business. She joined Hello Perfect in August 2011 as the Director of Public Relations. Angela met Alexa their freshman year of college when they were randomly assigned as roommates. She joined the company because she shares Alexa’s vision for change and loves making a difference in others’ lives. Angela lives by the quote, “The only limits that exist in the world are those you put on yourself.”