“For Years I Wanted To Spoil The World, But At The End Of The Day, I Forgot To Spoil Myself” With Samantha Goldberg

Yitzi Weiner
Authority Magazine
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10 min readJul 31, 2018

Spoil yourself. It took many years of my wanting to spoil the world, and at the end of the day, I forgot to spoil myself. I know that when people watch you on TV or they see your success, they automatically assume that you’re spoiling yourself silly. I don’t think I’ve ever heard an agent in any capacity tell me to take the day off and spoil myself silly. It’s just not one of those things I grew up doing. I was raised to be a giver not a taker, so I’m learning. But I still love to give, and anytime someone needs advice, just a hug (even a complete stranger), I am open arms every time.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Samantha Goldberg, Celebrity Wedding Planner & Lifestyle Beauty Expert as seen on the Style Networks, “Whose Wedding Is It Anyway” and various other networks.

Thank you so much for joining us! What is your “backstory”?

I’ve lived in Chicago city for most of my life. My parents divorced when I was 2 1/2 years old, and I don’t remember much except for my mother telling me at an older age 7 that if I could move out I would. I guess you could say that my independence started at a very young age, and I was considered an old soul.

As I reached my teens, I sang. I was in concert choir, worked in a recording studio, was the lead singer in a band Quinxiotica, and would sing for all kinds of occasions for 12 years in total and told very few people about my talent!

During the WWII era, my grandmother used to sing to the troops in five different languages to keep them happy. In addition to Red Cross efforts, she was also in the Marines. My mother used to model and had a great voice too. She started her own marketing advertising company in her early 30s and was a very successful single parent. She was…

Yitzi Weiner
Authority Magazine

A “Positive” Influencer, Founder & Editor of Authority Magazine, CEO of Thought Leader Incubator