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Rekha K.
Hometown: Union City, New Jersey

"I'm a creative entrepreneur, designer, blogger and small-business consultant. I own a design studio that specializes in handcrafted textiles, home accessories and wedding décor. I recently launched a new venture: an online resource for business strategy advice, inspiration and tools to help small businesses and creative entrepreneurs turn their creative endeavors into a sustainable and thriving business."

What is your favorite OWN show?
It's a tie between "Super Soul Sunday" and Oprah: Where Are They Now?

When are you happiest?
I'm happy all the time, but I am happiest when I've accomplished a goal I've been working on and see the results of my hard work!

What do you dislike that most people like?
Iced coffee, iced latte or any of these coffee-type drinks!

What are your three favorite things?
My collection of spiritual/motivational books, chocolate and my craft/fabric supplies.

What are you obsessed with?
Color, style, design and technology.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
After enjoying a cup of tea, I take a few minutes to plan out my to-do list for the day, and, as much as possible, I try to work out first thing in the morning!

Who is your hero?
People who have pursued their dreams and have overcome obstacles to achieve success and the lives they want.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Passive-aggressive people who don't say what they truly mean.

What is the one item you can't live without, and why?
My smartphone. With it, I am always connected with family, friends and business contacts, and I always know what is going on, even if I can't respond to the message immediately.
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