Meet Nadine Khalil, a beauty and fashion creator based in New York City. Nadine is a full-time real estate and pursues her creative passion as a stylist. She also creates terrific content to share with her audience. Read on to find out more about her work and lifestyle!
What did you do in university?
I studied international management and marketing with a minor in Middle East studies. I chose to go to a city school instead of a campus because I wanted to be able to work and study and also network. The city seemed like the perfect place to make my new playground.
What are the things that matter to you the most?
My family & friends, I love animals, faith, & ambition and personal development & growth.
What does a typical day in your week look like?
Every day is different since I make my schedule. I work full time in Real Estate and freelance as a stylist/creative director. My Mondays are always set aside as a follow-up day for my real estate clients & it’s my day to cold call. Tuesday & Friday afternoons I leave open for my creative projects & shoots. Every other day is for my real estate stuff, and since I work weekends as well showing houses and doing open houses, I do my best to balance both jobs and making sure I’m doing the things I need to do for myself like downtime and going to the gym.
Are there key people or books that have moulded you?
My parents for starters. The both have strong personalities. My first mentor, Eli, I left college a semester early to work and travel for Eli’s company, a brake pad manufacturing company. As for books, the 4 Hour-Work-Week by Timothy Ferris; this book completely changed how I thought about pretty much everything. It taught me never to aim low and never sell myself short. I highly recommend everyone read it. The Alchemist & Aleph by Paulo Coelho are also books that have immensely shaped the way I think.
Tell us something we don’t know about the creator’s work?
My best ideas often come after a heartbreak. It’s also when the first under me is at its highest. It’s also tough to create anything from a place of hurt. I find it easier to be creative when I’m either inspired by happiness or anger. Freedom is the creator’s best friend.
How has your experience been in building your community online?
It’s been a journey. The biggest thing I’ve struggled with is to find ways to connect with my audience and community that are authentic to me. It took me years to get used to taking a picture of myself or talking to myself while taking a video. You have to be consistent in producing content and interacting with your community; otherwise, they will forget about you and fall off. I’ve also met some incredible people through my community that have now become some of my closest friends.
Where do you see yourself in the future?
A powerhouse. I plan to continue working in real estate full time while I simultaneously work on my fashion career and designing. Ideally, in 10 years, I’d like to have my line of clothing as well as physical stores.
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