“Comparison kills the progress.” I made a new friend through podcasting a while back and she’s become of my big role models in mindset and business. I’m so glad I get to share her story and wisdom with you in this episode.

Olyasha Novozhylova is the founder and creator of Not Basic Blonde, a fashion, and lifestyle blog dedicated to inspiring young women to create an extraordinary style. She graduated from Georgia State University with a BBA in Managerial Sciences and successfully built a career in IT/Project Management, before she became a full time blogger and Entrepreneur.
She is the celebrity podcast host of NotBasicBlonde Podcast, where no topic is off limits. Olyasha provides millennials an ultimate guide on entrepreneurship, dating, marketing, self-development, astrology, spirituality, fashion, coaching, beauty, health & wellness. She is also the author of the children’s book Cutie the Unicorn – It’s ok to be different, in which Olyasha teaches our younger generation how to express their individuality.
The Russian model led an impressive 15-year career in fashion and runway in Atlanta and overseas, as well as enjoying several acting roles. Now a leading influencer, Olyasha shares her beauty, wellness, and fashion tips with millions and has been featured in YahooFinance, Jezebel magazine, Thrive, Medium, and Fashion Week Online magazines. Olyasha has also partnered with brands such as Cartier, Revolve, PrettyLittleThing, PGA, Steve Madden, Too Faced, Vital Proteins, Tarte, DryBar, Drunk Elephant, etc.
When she’s not documenting her travels through the world, Olyasha is busy masterfully educating women how to create iconic looks with a mix of affordable and designer pieces, as well as offering makeup, skincare, and fitness tips to encourage her followers to live their best and most beautiful lives!
In this episode, Olyasha shares how she navigated moving from the Ukraine to the U.S. as a teenager, overcoming bullying, following her dreams, and making a business and life she loves. She encourages us all to live a life of fulfillment no matter what.


Here’s what you will learn:

  • How Olyasha began her journey to success (1:23)
  • How to face your fears and go after your dreams even if you don’t have people who believe in you (6:00)
  • Understanding our bullies allows us grow and standing up to bullies gives us courage (6:21)
  • Her battle with the virus and she learned to be her own health advocate (14:00)
  • How to take care of yourself through this pandemic (14:29)
  • What inspired Olyasha’s kids book (21:41)
  • How to build and manage your brand (25:00)
  • Your mental health and how to set healthy limits for how much time you spend on social media (27:53)

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