It’s amazing how just last year I was stuck in a job I hated and was trying every possible avenue to get out. After reading The Secret, I was inspired to think more positively and to ask for what I wanted and not what I did not want.
I asked the Universe for inspiration for my business idea last year. I then allowed the Universe to mull over it, and then I woke up one morning with not just the inspiration but the energy to pursue an idea I’d been thinking about for a while.
I absolutely love succulent plants, they have so many different forms and colours that it is amazing to look at them all day – seriously, that’s how I feel.
I also love learning (trying new things). I really have my boyfriend, Michael, to thank for cultivating in me the desire to pursue knowledge. We are always testing each other regarding trivia, and even memory games are serious – he tends to forget the most important things (except he remembers what I was wearing the day we met – one million points!).
So, armed with all these positive influences in my life, I began my quest to start my business of selling beautifully potted succulent plants. It didn’t stop there: I became “Pinterested” in DIY and Crafts and began making lanterns out of used food cans. Then (and yes, it goes on) I began making twine lanterns… and voila (!) I got orders from people.
In a week’s time, I’ll be plying my wares at the general market around the corner from where I live. I am really excited, because my cousin Alexis and I get to showcase our work together again. She makes exquisite hand-crafted earrings, necklaces and bracelets.
What also helps is that I contribute to greening my environment, and it also helps people recycle. Just today I made a deal with two cafeterias at my workplace that they keep all their cans for me.
I am totally psyched, and I start fully working on my products this weekend with a plethora of new ideas, tools and colour schemes.
Pssst! Download my catalogue Sublimelysucculent :)