My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
—— Maya Angelou
Tell me no and I just try harder...
Jazmin Truesdale, CEO of Mino Enterprises
I am a serial entrepreneur and CEO of Mino Enterprises which consists of Aza Entertainment, Jazmin Fitness, and more companies. My entire life I was always encouraged to go for my dreams. “Work hard, get an education, make a plan, and you can be whatever you want,” my father would always tell me and I live by that mantra everyday. Very young I discovered business is what makes the world go round and not only was I good at it but I could use my talents to make my life my own and empower and influence others. My nana would say “Find out what you love to do and figure out a way to make money doing it.” That is what I’ve done with every business that I’ve started. From fitness to entertainment every company I own gives me passion and a desire to develop quality products that are inclusive of others in order to create tolerance and peace. Simply because we do not agree does not mean our only other option is to hate.
Birthday: December 6, 1987
Hometown: Durham, NC
Education: University of NC – Chapel Hill (Pre-Med/Exercise Science), University of NC – Charlotte (Finance), Florida Institute of Technology (MBA)
Languages: English and Spanish (fluently); literate in Brazilian Portuguese, Hindi, and various other languages
Favorite Food: Soul, Cajun and Indian
Favorite Movies: Poetic Justice, Kuch Na Kaho, Rangeela, Selena, Twister, Death Becomes Her, Double Indemnity
Favorite Actors: Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Catherine Siachoque, Urmila Matondkar, Vidya Balan, Lucero, Kerry Washington, Aylin Mujica, Dorothy Dandridge, Viola Davis, Cris Vianna
Favorite Music Artists: Janet Jackson, Sunidhi Chauhan, Kylie Minogue, Toni Braxton, Thalia, Ivy Queen, Rishi Rich
Favorite Shows: Scandal, Lost Girl, Hart to Hart, Charmed, The Addams Family (1960s), Mañana es para Siempre
Passion creates Innovaton