persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
When you're an entrepreneur, this word is sooooo important. I'm 30 years old, I live in NYC (one of THE most expensive places to live in the US💰😫) and I'm a self taught candle maker. I'm all about positive affirmations and the daily grind but even this confident & positive candle lady has her tough days 😕 Running a full time business 🏃🏼♀️💨and trying to overcome some personal health issues 🤕 paired with the challenges of manufacturing and selling products 🛍 CAN be overwhelming. After taking a nap 😴and scheduling some necessary "me" time 💅🏼, I continue to work. I genuinely love working on my business so when life presents some hurdles it really affects me. From listening to podcasts and Ted talks, to simply just sitting in silence, I'm now taking time to sloooooow down and recuperate 😌 Stay humble, focused, and embrace the times when you're not feeling too good... it's necessary for growth! Now that I'm easing into the new year, I'm starting to feel much better 🕯♥️ Now back to creating 🙂
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Yesterday we dropped off a five-packet sampler to someone at the @greengranary and celebrated #wholefoodforthewholefamily.🤗
It wasn't until after we took this pic that we noticed two of the ingredients on their board are also in this featured recipe -- sweet potato and turmeric.🌿 Great minds? Simpatico? Connected?Whatever you call it, we love our small town #collaborationnotcompetition.✌
Welcome to our first every Feature Friday!! We would like you to meet @withhandsforjoy “
My name is Makennah Aagard and I am the maker behind “With Hands For Joy”. I currently work a separate, full-time job, but you can always find me in the middle of a weaving project any chance I get! I even try to wake up extra early to get some weaving work done before I go to actual work (doesn’t always happen as much as I would like 🤗) I am a super crafting/handmade goods/art junkie, and as much as I love creating, my greatest source of happiness is always my family.
I believe that the walls of homes have the potential to hold some of the greatest memories and feelings and my biggest dream is to hopefully—through my designs—bring a little more joy, imagination, color and whimsy to people’s walls and families!” Now that you know a little about @withhandsforjoy go follow, like and comment on their posts! Share to your stories so your friends can discover them as well! If you love their work make a purchase! All these little things truly help businesses grow❤️ tag us in your stories when you share or purchase, we want to see when you love something!!
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If this isn't Black Girl Magic, then I don't know what is. Decorated entrepreneur Raynell Steward is the founder and CEO of The Crayon Case, a makeup and cosmetics company that caters to budding and aspiring make-up artists. Her company sold a whopping $1 Million worth of products on Black Friday alone!! There is something to be learned from successful entrepreneurs like Raynell. Her target consumer is small and niche (and brilliant! I mean, makeup is expensive and if you're just starting out as a makeup artist, who doesn't want a whole pallet of makeup at an affordable price), her website is simple and easy to navigate, and her product offerings are comprehensive yet not overwhelming (or underwhelming). Whatever she's doing, we want the kool-aid too!
What an example of putting money back into the Black community. And as expected, she's paying it forward. Just a few weeks later, she joined Jessica Dupart, founder of Kaleidoscope Hair Products, to break the Guinness World Record of collecting the most toys in 1 hour (5,019), all of which were given away to beautiful inner-city kids in Louisiana. Black businesses transform communities. 💁🏾♀️💪🏾 https://www.essence.com/beauty/black-woman-cosmetics-brand-made-1-million-1-hour/
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Happy Friday! 🎉 Is anyone else planning to hang out with their horses the entire weekend? 🙋🏼♀️
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Dust off your wings & turn your face to the sun. 💫 via @astroccult