Mindset

Changing Direction

Pretty much everyone on the planet was affected by the events of 2020, and I was no exception. For a year that started out like any other, 2020 rapidly changed life as we know if when covid hit the scene in March. The impact on everyone was different, and for me, the impact on my businesses was most significant. When…

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Goals, Mindset

Do you deserve to have a successful business?

Do you deserve to have a successful business? Lots of soap makers start out the same way (I can relate, as I started with this story). Bored with something in life, so crafty hobbies fill the void Stumbled upon soap making (or bath bombs or another bath product) and thought  “this is cool” Continues to make products until it’s evident…

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Mindset

Overcoming Fear of Growing Your Business

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”– George Addair What fear is holding you back from growing your business? A few years ago, when I was still making soap in my kitchen, I knew that I could not continue to grow at that pace. I was working ALL the time, and my house was FULL of…

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Goals, Mindset

Dare to Dream BIG

One of the first questions that I ask soapers when we talk about their business is what their dream is. Where they want to business to be in 3-5 years. Most of the time, I am told a version of: “I want a successful business that provides income but also gives me time to spend with my family” As a…

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Mindset

The Power of Motion

It has been raining incessantly in Georgia for over a month. One upside is that the waterfalls in the area are spectacular after so much rain. Yesterday my family & I hiked down in Cloudland Canyon to see a few of them, and it as well worth the 1,000+ steps up to get back to the top. As I stood…

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Mindset

Stop Choosing To Be Stressed

Yesterday, the power was out at my studio. ALL DAY. I had a full calendar of meetings, tasks & orders to get out.Since I am leaving today to go camping in torrential non-stop rain, I had lots to wrap up before heading out of town. I got to work at 8:30 and there was no power. I need internet, lights…

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Marketing, Mindset

Can You Build a Soap Empire?

I had a conversation with an aspiring business owner the other day, and she told me that she wanted to build a soap empire. She asked me if that were possible. Of course it is possible. My mind jumped immediately to so many similar conversations I have had over the past year with ambitious but fearful business owners. Fearful in…

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