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Trelise's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Yankee Kiwis

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Auckland, NZ

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 6

  • ON DVD:

TRELISE COOPER

Fashion Designer
Trelise Cooper Line

“Fear doesn't go away-fear is with you, and it will stop you or you can actually do it with fear anyway.”

INTERESTS:

Design Fashion

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Confidence Fear Family Exploration Experience Focus Success Goals Courage Culture Pressure Negativity Self-Reflection

FOUNDATION:

Being Creative

TAGS:

business, courage, criticism, dreaming, fear, growth, insecurity, journey, music, opera, personal growth, respect, role models, safety, self expression, small steps, soul searching, support, taking action

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Growing up, her mother was her role model, but her mother was also a very fearful person.
  • As a result, Trelise developed a fear of criticism and of putting herself out there.
  • Even when she worked up the courage to open her own shop, she spent the whole night before crying in fear.
  • Turns out, she had nothing to be worried about-the next day, she had lines stretching outside of her shop.
  • The turnover she'd hoped to do in a week, she did on her first day, and the turnover she'd hoped to do in a month was done in that first week.
  • Since then, the craziness just hasn't stopped; Trelise says she's loved it and hated it.
  • Throughout her career, she's felt fear and courage living closely side by side, but she pushes herself to do things, even if she's afraid.
  • Says that getting up every day takes courage, but your true fear should be of becoming someone who never takes action.

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