Last month, I caught up with Schannon Yodice, otherwise known as That Tile Chick. I learned she was a fellow Jersey girl, and could relate how she had a desire to head south for a warmer climate. But, there were more reasons for her move to Houston, TX, other than temperature. Check out the entire interview in this month’s Contractor Spotlight. Schannon shares her personal experience about her complete life change, as well as what drives her to be the best at what she does.

What I took away from my chat with the inspiring young tile contractor is that if you aren’t happy in your current situation, it’s never too late to make a change. It might seem scary and unattainable, but anything is possible if you are determined. Also, it is okay to ask questions and look to those with experience for advice. Education is also key to success. That Tile Chick has grown an impressive social media presence, which she uses as an opportunity to not only demonstrate her skills, but to share her experiences and knowledge with others to overall benefit the industry.

If you would like to tell your story, please let me know. Sharing experiences is a way of learning from each other, and helps us realize we are not alone in our journey.