Shantel Carter was recently interviewed by TheCelebriy.Online Magazine and below is the Q&A session we had with her.
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How do you introduce yourself?
Shantel Carter: Iintroduce myself as Shantel Carter.
Childhood to Adulthood – How was your transition from childhood to adulthood and what are the bad and good things you remember?
Shantel Carter: My transition from childhood to adulthood was relatively normal. Being the oldest of four girls, I was always held to a higher standard by my family. Now that my mom has past, I strive to become more of a positive influence in my sibling’s lives. I would say one of the bad things I remember from my childhood was us constantly moving.
My mom always worked two jobs to make ends meet, while taking care of 4 girls on her own. Regarding stability, we were constantly moving around the Houston area when finances got tough for her. The good times outweighed the bad. I have a big family and so despite any temporary setback we may had endured, the support was there and genuine.
Struggle – What hardships have you gone through in life?
Shantel Carter: I want to say that any situation I would consider a “hardship” was minute compared to losing my mom to COVID-19. It was unexpected, and I was not mentally nor emotionally prepared for how it would impact my sisters and me.
During that time, I had to take on a much larger role of being the “strong” one for my sisters. Grieving her loss was and sometimes still challenging for me.
What do people usually not know about you?
Shantel Carter: That I love to research. If there’s something I’m determined to learn or sparks my interest, I will go down a rabbit hole to gain more information on the matter. I love to read and debate on topics. My family and friends always say I should’ve been a lawyer.
What sets you apart from your competitors in the industry and in life?
Shantel Carter: I would say my personality and ambition sets me apart. I really try to not consider anyone “competition.” If anything, they’re a teacher. That could be their actions inspiring and motivating me to improve in my craft or showing me what not to do and how not to be towards people or situations.
Overall, my willingness to learn and transparency puts me in a position of always being receptive to knowledge. My intentions aren’t to set myself apart from my “competitors” and thus it always happens on its own. I would like to say that comes from me always putting myself in a position of being a student first.
What are your upcoming major events – Unforgettable Moments or products/services that you want to promote/inform?
Shantel Carter: One upcoming event that I’ll be participating in is the “Collaborations and Cocktails” panel. I’m part of the “Heels n Hustle” organization in which we connect, collaborate, and support female business owners as well as business professionals. I’ll be speaking as one of the panelists on topics such as leadership and mentorship.
I also have a fitness apparel line named Xodus Fitness Apparel. This Fall I’ll be relaunching my brand with more quality apparel for men and women.
What expert advice would you like to give?
Shantel Carter: One expert advice I would like to give is to find a mentor. I strongly believe in being a student FIRST. There’s a benefit in humbling yourself and asking someone to teach you. Most mentors provide you with step-by-step knowledge and resources to get you where you want to be.
Their real-life experiences help aide you in not making the same mistakes. I enjoy learning from individuals who either went the same route I’m taking or overcame circumstances I couldn’t fathom enduring. It’s a reminder that if they were able to achieve their goals, so can I.
Your social media handles and website links?
Shantel Carter: IG:@xfitnessapparel Website: www.xodusfa.com
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