The Moment I Decided to Start My Business


August 16, 2016. That was the day I was invited to an event that would change my life forever.

Now, before I share the moment I decided to start my business, let me just say that I officially started my business with paperwork and a domain name in 2011. However, I was working full-time gig and I wasn’t clear on my vision. I knew there was more to my life than the 9-5 I was showing up to everyday.

Okay. So, fast forward to June 2016. I had applied to attend a conference with a BIG company. In order to attend you had to apply for an invitation and hope you were chosen to participate in the event. I submitted my request and waited. We were supposed to be notified – either way – the first week of July. But when I went back to the website to check for confirmation, there was a posting that read: “Due to an overwhelming response, more time was needed to review applications.” Therefore, causing notifications to be moved back another week.

So of course I waited exactly 7 more days (which felt like 70) and needless to say, I practically peed my pants when I got the email extending to me an invitation to the conference I was hoping to attend. I felt an excitement that I hadn’t felt before. I knew this encounter was meant to be. I made preparations to fly cross country for a 1-day event. I know, that sounds crazy but I knew it was my destiny.




When I arrived at the conference it was the most empowering moment I’ve experienced as an entrepreneur. There was only a couple hundred of us. Women. Business Owners. Of all different races, ages, backgrounds and business models. There were newbies like me and women who had made millions.


This is me taking a quick hotel selfie before heading off to the meeting that would change my life.


I spent the entire day soaking up all the information I could.


When I got back to my hotel room I was so excited I couldn’t sleep. Up until this point, the vision for my business was blurry and out of focus. But that day it became crystal clear. I began to work on bringing both, my passion and knowledge of business to fruition.



This is me the morning after the conference. Even though I barely slept the night before (from pure excitement), I woke up bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready to make some moves.


As they say, the rest is history. I’ve successfully cultivated my physical products business into a full-time labor of love that has afforded me to create a business and life I love.

Now tell me about you. If you’re reading this as an entrepreneur, Describe the moment you decided to start your business.

If you’re not a business owner, don’t shy away from the question. Tell me of a time you decided to take a leap of faith. I want to hear from you!

And remember….plant inspiration,  & harvest happiness!

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