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Brandi Shigley
Brandi Shigley
Brandi Shigley, 33, helps promote Denver's local fashion and design communities.
Location: Denver, Colo.
Profession: Fashiondenver.com
Tip: Do what you love, and love what you do.

I am optimistic because: "For me, it is important to have dreams to focus on. If I have the opportunity to spread happiness and keep positivity flowing, then I feel obliged to do so. It's so easy to be discouraged in today's world with the state of our economy, violence, disease, huger and poverty, which is exactly why I think it's even more important to get out and be happy and optimistic.

As an entrepreneur who is truly doing what I love and loving what I do, my passion is to spread this message and inspire others to create businesses with their passions. Now more than ever is the time to take our unemployment checks and invest it into future opportunities to create projects and businesses where we can spread our talents and creativity. In turn we support the local economy and create a community of dreamers and doers.

I am tired of hearing and seeing negative news that discourages us. I want to hear news that's positive, uplifting and inspires people to go out into our world and share their talents and skills. We need to change our mindset and surround ourselves with positive people, new inspirations and new goals.

As for me, I stay optimistic by making music with my band B.Sous, teaching my workshop "Do What You Love, Love What You Do," producing fashion events, working with dreamers and doers, and continuing to surround myself with positive people and situations."

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Last updated June 15 2009: 10:22 AM ET
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