Be patient and be passionate.” Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

From surviving the hardship of communist Hungary to becoming the living embodiment of the American Dream, OPI cofounder Suzi Weiss-Fischmann is an extraordinary powerhouse in the beauty industry. In this episode, Brian interviews Suzi about her book, “I’m Not Really a Waitress,” – his favorite book of 2019 – and discovers the inspirational story behind The First Lady of Nails.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“This country has opportunities like no place in the world.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“I always wanted to control my own destiny.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“You have a dream, you pursue that dream, you can achieve it.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“A business without a vision isn’t a business, it’s a pastime.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“There’ll be zigs and zags in the road, but you just continue on your path.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“It’s very important for grand success to have long-term vision.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“Relationships are extremely important.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“Today’s consumer wants to be part of the brand.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“Free press is every bit as good as paid press.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“Mistakes happen; you’ve got to move on.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“If you feel good about something, go for it. If your gut tells you yes, believe in yourself.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“I feel as passionate today as when I started.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“My challenge was always ‘how do I do better than I did yesterday?’” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“The one thing I never forgot is where I came from…and I do not want to go back there.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“Life is all about experiences…you learn from each one of them.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“You’re only as good as the people who work for you.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“If you delegate and give authority to people, they can do things better than you.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

“Be patient and be passionate.” – Suzi Weiss-Fischmann


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I’m Not Really a Waitress,” by Suzi Weiss-Fischmann


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