Your Name: Carolyn Paddock

Business Name: In-Flight Insider, a website designed to advise travelers on flights and experiences

Type of Business: Travel

Business Location: New York, New York, United States

Twitter @InFlightInsider

Reason for starting
After spending more than 20,000 hours in-flight and 10 million miles around the world, I was inspired to create In-Flight Insider. It is unique website that provides travelers with the latest luxury trends and essential insider tips on travel prep, health and safety, style, products, and the best discoveries– all designed to upgrade their flying and travel experience.

How do you define success?
It’s an inside job. Having pride in what I do. Being optimistic. Loving my business, loving my life. Doing my absolute best, working hard, making smart choices, pushing through fear to try try again. Getting up after a “failure”, dusting off and trying it another way. Never giving up. And when everything is aligned, success from the inside is reflected on the outside.

Biggest Success
Simply, it’s this business evolution. I have a career that is my passion, and now I am making a business out of my career.

What is your top challenge and how have you addressed it?
Translating my knowledge onto a website. I love to travel, be active, and gather the information. The skill it requires to write, design, maintain a website, etc. and do the office side of my business has been very challenging at times.

Who is your most important role model?
Fellow entrepreneurs. People who have a vision, work hard, follow their passion, their dreams, and who don’t give up. Ever.