Written By Samantha Cee :
For our next Inspiring lives we bring you innovative all natural and organic skin and hair care company that is obtaining a swarm of recognition .With this brand conveying such a cosmic message geared towards the overall wellness of your skin and hair . We knew we had to make them our Inspiring lives Feature . We bring you Faith’s Naturals.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : How did the idea for your business come about?
Faith Natural's : Well the idea for my business came about after both myself and youngest son suffered with skin issues. I had chicken pox as a child and spend hundreds of dollars as an adult trying to get rid of the scars. It wasn't until I began researching and making my own products I experience first hand amazing results. Second reason my youngest son had severe eczema and after trying everything without any relief I applied the same formulation of my moisturizing body butter to his skin and was amazed at the results.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : What three pieces of advice would you give to college students who want to become entrepreneurs?
Faith Natural's: My three top advice to college students wanting to become entrepreneurs are first believe in yourself, you have to believe in yourself even when no one will. Go after your dreams, be willing to put the work and effort in. lastly you must have self discipline to know that while everyone is out partying there will be nights when you won't be able to go, because you have to stay focus.
Fashion Gxd Magazine :If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
Faith Natural's: If I had the chance to start my career over again I would start sooner, many times the idea to start my company came to mind and I put it off, we are always afraid of the unknown, of the what if's but follow your heart and your passion it will serve you greatly.
Fashion Gxd Magazine :What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Faith Natural's: I would say the top 3 skills to become a successful entrepreneur are believing in yourself, not being afraid to ask for advice, there are people who have gone ahead of you who has tons of valuable knowledge and are more than willing to share if you just ask. lastly in the words of Winston Churchill "Never give up, never, never."
Fashion Gxd Magazine :What have been some of your failures, and what have you learned from them?
Faith Natural's: One of the issues I had struggle with in the beginning was wanting to do it all at once. You have to put a plan in place, set goals daily, weekly and even monthly to prevent from burning yourself out.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : How many hours do you work a day on average?
Faith Natural's: On average I work 10-14 hours there are always orders coming in, I make products in small batches to keep them fresh, so there are days when every single order that's shipped has just been made that same day.
Fashion Gxd Magazine :Describe/outline your typical day?
Faith Natural's: I normally wake up around 6 get my children ready for school, products are made from home so my home is by office,my warehouse and everything in one. Once I am home I start process the orders, that includes making them, labeling packaging and heading to the post office to ship them off. Then there are days when I do a lot of vending shows and networking to introduce myself to new people who are interested in what I have to offer.
Fashion Gxd Magazine :What motivates you?
Faith Natural's: I am motivated one because this is my passion it's something that I absolutely love doing.
I am motivated by my children, I want to set an example that you can achieve any and everything you set your mind to.
Fashion Gxd Magazine: How do you generate new ideas?
Faith Natural's: I generate new ideas by finding solutions to problems I hear people are having, for example our drenched in silk hair milk was brought about from a friend who states she is tired of buying hair products that doesn't soften her hair or really help defines her curls, with that I set out to create something that does just that.
What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?
Faith Natural's: My life changed when I decided to go on this journey, I had to sacrifices time, money, even some friendships fell short, because not everyone will understand your journey and you have to be willing to know that, that's ok.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : Where you see yourself and your business in 10 years? 20 years?
Faith Natural's: In 10 years I see Faith's Naturals products in CVS, Walmart, Target, Walgreens, I see a all natural and beauty spa offering massages and facials using my products on our clients. I see giving back greatly to my community, Starting a foundation for young children. So they are able to have a safe place that teaches self esteem, life coaching, and different skills to enhance their goals.