Time seems to be flying these days as I get ready to celebrate my birthday and brand anniversary (Branniversary). As I've shared before in Beauty Into Business, I've been making hair butter and blogging on and off since 2016--but it wasn't until last year on my birthday (3/21) that I decided to get into e-commerce and pop up marketplaces. I was very anxious about the idea! I had endless doubts about whether anyone would purchase from me or like my products as much as I did. I fell into the comparison traps countless times and took a couple "breaks" along the way.
However, by the grace of God I took the necessary steps toward my blessing. I'm thankful for all my customers and anyone who has read my story, followed my journey, or took a sample from me at any time. I'm thankful for the business owners that let me sell at their events or locations, and I'm especially thankful to my friends and family that supported me and invested in my dream, or didn't support me--but challenged me to work harder! Sometimes I still have doubts, or I get overwhelmed by the lack of time in my schedule to do all the things I want to do--but I've adopted a new mantra: DO IT ANYWAY.
Whether they are looking, liking, sharing, RSVPing, showing up, buying, talking, criticizing, praising, thanking, of cheering me on--I will do what I've been called to do.
I am a Queen on purpose.
I am God's masterpiece.
I make natural hair and skin care products.
I empower women and girls to love themselves as God's creatures.
I'm incredibly thankful and honored to have this privilege, and I will continue to do what I do, InshaAllah--God willing.
I hope to see you on March 23rd for my Celebration of Life & Business! RSVP HERE!