Today we’d like to introduce you to Lesslie Caro.
Lesslie, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’m 29 years old, and I do Hispanic advertising for a living. I moved to Dallas five years ago from México. Ever since then, I’ve been happy to call Dallas my home.
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always found myself interested in other cultures, and when I turned 23 I finally made the decision to move to the U.S. Back in those days, I barely spoke any English, and I only knew three people in Dallas. I clearly wasn’t prepared for the move, but the stubborn person that I am decided to make the move regardless. I got an apartment with a roommate and immediately started looking for a job. After all, the main reason for my decision to move was the fact that I did not like my job, and I was ready for something new.
I remember when the company called and asked me to come in for an interview- I was nervous because I only knew about a few words in English. But sometimes this world rewards bravery – I ended up working with this company for the next few years.
Eventually, I found myself ready to move on to a new agency with more exposure. Luckily, Dallas has plenty of good options when it comes to these. I transitioned to Inspire Agency which has taught me the magic of traditional advertising and how a powerful ad can change people’s perspectives in a matter of seconds. I currently work for them, and I am learning new things every day.
We are all an important piece of the universe, so go out and show others what you are capable of. The world is waiting for you!
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?
One of my biggest struggles was, moving from my hometown when my mom was sick of cancer and knowing that it could be her last year, also not being great in the English language.
However, time pass and it proves you that it’s never the right time to do things, you just have to do it and find the best way to help you and help others on the way.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
One of my favorites moments in my career was being hired for the first time in a company in the United States. I was the only Latina there, and I found myself happy to get immersed in a new culture.
Another good memory is when I did my first tv commercial collaborating with creatives and talent.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Do something that inspires you. Make audacious, disruptive life decisions from a place of passion. Your heart always knows the truth.
Also, discipline and the willingness to do it.
- Website: https://www.mrcaro.com/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lessliecaro/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CaroLesslie/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/lesliecaro
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