About Areva Martin
My name is Areva Martin. I’m an award winning civil rights attorney, talk and radio show host and best selling author. I am also an autism advocate and nonprofit leader. I’m a serial entrepreneur and I am the founder of Martin & Martin LLP and Butterflly Health Inc.
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Why did you become an entrepreneur?
I became an entrepreneur because I wanted to help people and use my platform to create economic wealth.
How do you deal with fear?
I approach fear head on. I remind myself of all the times that I have overcome fear and have succeeded. I let the past be my guide.
How do you deal with rejection?
IOL myself time to feel sad and disappointed. Then I use the rejection to motivate me to action.
What’s the name of your company? What exactly does your company do, how do you help people?
Martin & Martin LLP is one of Los Angeles is leading law firms. Butterflly a Health INc. is a digital mental health plataform.
Name one of the biggest challenges you have faced and how did you overcome it?
Growing up poor. I worked incredibly hard to break the cycle.
What piece of advice do you wish someone had given you at the start of your career?
Don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself. You are your best advocate. Find your voice and use it.
Who are your biggest influences and people you admire and why?
My grandmother and godmother. Both of them play an important role in my life growing up and taught me in valuable lessons. Current influences are young women like Simone Biles. Her strength and resilience are motivating.
Name a person who helped you along the way?
My 89-year-old aunt Alberts loaned me $5k when I was having a very difficult time. She was on a limited income but yet she believed in me. Many others in my family and friend group who had much more money refused to help me. I will never forget her act of generosity.
What do you see as your greatest success in life, so far?
Being a mother to three amazing kids including a son on the autism spectrum.
What book would you recommend and why?
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. This book is an American classic and an essential account of the African-American experience after the great depression. It’s impact is still felt today.
What’s a personal self-talk, mantra, affirmation, or self-belief that contributes to your success?
I’m a powerful woman of God. I deserve every blessing that He/She has given to me. I receive those blessings when I take care of myself and sinner the needs of others.