About the Author
Hi, my name is Ella Rucker and I got over myself to live The Beauty Of MY Ugly Start. Five years ago I lost my job, my home, my car. It didn't feel like the time to start a totally new career, but I had an idea. I started a writing career as a welfare mom and last year I was a speaker at Walt Disney World! What would have happened if I waited until I had all the "right" tools to become a writer; an office, a computer, a reputation as a blogger or even the faintest idea on how to blog? I would have delayed my start and probably be living a life of mediocrity. I don't want that to happen to you! What are you sure you could do "if only"? How much longer can you wait for your great idea to get out there? I say don't wait another minute! There is beauty in an ugly start and you have to get over yourself and take your idea, your product, your service, your unique gift to the market TODAY! *** Ella Rucker is an entrepreneur’s best resource for information, networks, and mentorship. Currently Ella is co-founder of Weekend Startup School and co-owner of #MentorMonday; both are aimed at mentoring minority entrepreneurs in the first five years of business and building entrepreneurial blueprints through world-class mentors, networks, and live events. Ella is also a master blogger having written a best-selling eguide for BeBlogalicious entitled Tick Tock Goes The Blog Clock: The What, Why and How Of Creating 365 Days Of Content TODAY, and spoken at #BloggerWeek, Niche Parent Conference at Disney World and Blogalicious as a content creation and goal setting expert. A contributor for Black Enterprise online’s small business section, Ella has also been quoted in The Wall Street Journal Online and Crain’s New York Business. She is a contributor to two books with Marion Licchiello, Anyone Can! Live A Happier Life and What’s Your Vision: A Guide For Designing The Life Of Your Dreams With Vision Boards. Ella studied entrepreneurial journalism at the Tow-Knight Center and marketing at Wharton online. You can also find her book The Poetry Of Prose on Amazon. This isn't usually included in her bio, but she's so proud to have two books! After attending Wright State University in her hometown of Dayton, Ohio, Ella moved to New York City to pursue her passion for writing. She currently lives in the Bronx with her 5-year-old daughter and entrepreneurial apprentice, Joelle.