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Archive for May 8th, 2007

Adi Weber and children
Each Tuesday the Pinks & Blues Girls will give you a fabulous interview with fabulous women and men! We call this entry Perfectly Pink or Brillantly Blue… depending upon whom we are interviewing!

Today’s Perfectly Pink Lady is Adi Weber, co-inventor with her husband Dan of The Strollometer®.

The Strollometer is the first (and fabulous) computer/speedometer that gets you one step closer to getting back into shape after having your baby. Designed to fit onto any baby stroller, this 8-function wireless marvel will keep you up to speed. Just how lucky can you get? The Strollometer gives you your Speed, Max speed, Average speed, Distance, Trip time, Mileage, Temperature, Real clock time… all at your fingertips!

Here’s our Pink Hat off to Adi Weber

1. Have you always been entrepreneurial? If yes, what was the first
spark for you? Was it as early on as selling lemonade on your street
corner and loving the fact that you were working for yourself and
making people happy and earning some money – or was it later on?

GROWING UP, I TRIGGERED A PRICE WAR ON MY BLOCK FOR MY BABYSITTING SERVICES! ITS HOW I COULD AFFORD MY JORDACHE JEANS WAY BACK WHEN! MY OLDER KIDS (9.5 AND 8) HAVE REALLY INSPIRED ME – THEY’RE ALWAYS COMING UP WITH IDEAS FOR NEW GAMES AND TOYS!!

2. What was the moment that you said to yourself, “Ah-ha….! I’m on
to something here!?”

ABOUT A MONTH AFTER DEENA WAS BORN – AND STILL ANOTHER 16 MORE POUNDS TO LOSE – I DECIDED TO TAKE DEENA OUT FOR A NICE STROLL HOPING THAT SHE WOULD NAP AND I COULD SQUEEZE IN A LITTLE CARDIO TIME. I REMEMBER FEELING FRUSTRATED NOT HAVING THE KIND OF INFO I’D GET ON MY TREADMILL AT THE GYM. MY PEDOMETER JUST WASN’T CUTTING IT. THAT NIGHT I TOLD MY HUSBAND THAT SOMEONE SHOULD MAKE SOMETHING LIKE THAT FOR A STROLLER. DAN, WHO IS IN ADVERTISING, TURNED TO ME AND SAID – YOU MEAN, LIKE A STROLLOMETER? WE GOOGLED IT THE NEXT MORNING – NOTHING WAS LISTED. TWO YEARS AND A MILLION STORIES LATER, WE MADE IT HAPPEN!

3. Do you love what you do?

ABSOLUTELY. I THINK RIGHT NOW WITH DEENA NOT YET IN PRE-SCHOOL ITS ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT AT TIMES TO JUGGLE THE BUSINESS AND FAMILY LIFE, AND LIKE ANYTHING WE HAVE UPS AND DOWNS. BUT OVERALL, IT’S A BLAST.

4. On your journey to getting to TODAY, has the quest remained the
same for you or does it change as you grow?

I THINK THE QUEST TO BUILD A GREAT PRODUCT THAT INSPIRES CUSTOMER LOVE AND LOYALTY ALWAYS REMAINS PARAMOUNT. SOME OF OUR BUSINESS GOALS, TACTICS AND EXPECTATIONS DO CHANGE OVER TIME.

5. Best words of wisdom for anyone seeking their passion…

TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS. IF YOU FEEL IN YOUR HEART YOU’RE REALLY ON TO SOMETHING, THEN GO FOR IT, DO IT! DON’T LET ANYONE CONVINCE YOU ITS NOT SMART OR WON’T SELL. LISTEN, YES. BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, IF YOU BELIEVE IN YOUR IDEA, IT WILL HAPPEN!

Some quickies just for fun!:

Sun or Snow? SUN

Coffee or Tea? COFFEE

Early Bird or Night Owl? EARLY BIRD

In the evenings… TV or Computer? COMPUTER (EXCEPT Tues/Wed – AMERICAN IDOL NIGHTS)

Fruit or Donut? BOTH. MY TRUE LOVE – STARBUCKS CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE

Cell phone at night always… On or Off? I CAN NEVER FIND MY CELL PHONE!! BABY DEENA MANAGED TO REPROGRAM IT AND PERMANENTLY CHANGE THE VOLUME LEVEL TO A WHISPER!!

Heels or Flats? SNEAKERS

Sweet, Salty or Sour? SWEET!!

Are you renting… Romantic Comedies or Documentaries? MY GOSH, ITS USUALLY FAMILY FARE. HS MUSICAL, SCHOOL OF ROCK, THE INCREDIBLES

Fiction or Non-Fiction? FICTION. (I’M A BIG HARRY POTTER FAN!)

So stroll on over to www.strollometer.com to know more, stroll more.

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