Name: Mardi Allen
Occupation: author of I’ll Start on Monday, Overcoming Your Weight Loss Excuses!
Birth date and place: Feb. 13; Akron, Ohio
Family: brother, Jeff Erhard (lives in Ohio).
The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: helping people transform their lives.
My business philosophy is: change the way you think, the words you speak, and you will change your life.
If I could, I’d be a: successful NFL quarterback or a race car driver.
I’m so sick of: I concentrate on the positive in life; so instead of being sick of something I focus on the good in people.
The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: My late husband, my mother, my father and my great aunt.
My hobbies are: football, snow skiing, movies, self-development, spending time with friends and traveling. My goal is to visit all 50 states and I only have two to go — Hawaii and Alaska.
The last book I read was: Hardheaded and Softhearted: Lessons from the Boardroom to the Break Room by Rick Belluzzo and Krish Dhanam.
I wish I knew how to: ballroom dance.
My worst habit is: riding the clutch in my car.
Nobody knows I: love to clean the house, do laundry and take the trash out.
The person I most admire is: my mother.
My guilty pleasure is: fried chicken.
I drive a: Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary.
I’d like to be driving a: 2014 Corvette Stingray, although I love my Z.
My favorite restaurant is: The Capital Grille.
I’m happiest when: I have a peaceful mind.
I regret: not fully understanding how short life is and appreciating every moment.
If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: take my family and friends on a fabulous trip.
When I retire, I plan to: stay very active.