Once again, we've got our monthly sale going on over at www.truselforganics.com!
If you enter in code "back2school" at checkout you will receive 20% off your purchase! Make sure to follow our instagram account @truselforganics for all the details.
People ask me all the time...how did you do it? what made you want to be different from everyone else your age that just works a 9 to 5 and is "ok" with it?
I came from a family that told me "you've got to go to college, take out loans (cause how the fk else you gunna pay for it) graduate, then get a REAL job that has insurance benefits and a retirement plan...blah blah blah. Well, when I graduated and moved to Northern Michigan I totally had that game plan... to work a 9-5 that offered minimal pay...but none-the-less insurance because god forbid you go without insurance.........
TruSelf Organics was not our first attempt at starting a business...it was actually our third. You know that saying...third times a charm? Well for us it was.
We first started with a Youtube channel where I would feature workouts and recipes..then when that didn't pick up pace like we wanted we thought an e-book would be our next best bet. While that was good, it still wasn't enough. So there we were deflated and tired. We felt hopeless. Like we didnt have what it took to start our own company and turn it into something huge. So I quickly turned back to that "ill just work a 9-5" mind state where I will have "security" but not complete happiness, wealth or something to pass onto my children........BUT WE NEVER GAVE UP!!
After some serious persuading (and by that I mean begging) from my husband and a long talk with my mom, I got up enough balls to just fucking do it. To leave all the "securities" that a boring ass 9-5 offered and to just dive head first into starting a business from absolutely N-O-T-H-I-N-G! All we had was a dream and each other. SO cliche but, hey..its the truth.
I can't tell you how many nights I lost sleep over how we were going to pay bills, take care of Laylas needs, handle unexpected set-backs...the list goes on. But to be honest...I think everyone who takes a leap of faith goes through this mental process.
So there we were...25 years young with a dream and our first "prototype" mask. I wasn't sure how it was going to go over but this is what we had dreamed of.
There I sat with my phone in my face recording a video (which i cannot seem to freaking find) pitching our first ever product...and I shit you not when our first sale came through we FREAKED the FRICK out!! It was like hitting the lotto. It gave us a new sense of pride, hope but most importantly it stoked our fire. That burning sensation you have in your chest when you want something SO bad...it was back and that is just what TruSelf needed to pick up momentum.
Now, TruSelf employes roughly 7 local kids our age in the TC area and we occupy two warehouses where we manufacture, market and fulfill orders....and this is only the tip of the iceberg. We are out here with the drive to compete with the big dogs. TruSelf Organics is just starting out. Not even 2 years old yet!
I literally walk into the office some days and just look around like..."wow, we fucking did it. we really made this happen."
How cool for our girls to get to grow up around something so unique. I really hope it inspires them to follow their dreams.
Its honestly more simple than what everyone makes it out to be! All you need is to just do it. Take a fucking chance. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. No one is going to do any of this for you. You have to want it bad enough to just do whatever it takes.....
I know you can do it......just go do it.
I love you all,
Hey all! Im Amanda! A believer, wife, mother and a Love Yourself Lifestyle coach. Welcome to my blog. Enjoy!