Trust Your Gut (with Lisa Price) – Episode 21 of Rants & Randomness

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On this episode, I’ll be talking about what happened when I went to Paris a couple of weeks ago, ranting about these time wasters who come in our inboxes, and spotlighting The Crayon Case. Our guest is Lisa Price, entrepreneur extraordinaire, founder of Carol’s Daughter.

Feel Good

This week, I’m feeling good about my first trip to Paris. I actually went to speak at the Women’s Global Forum, and my boyfriend came with me. I had some great food, went to Babylone Bis. I ate a bunch of crepes. I visited the Shakespeare bookstore. Of course, I visited the Eiffel Tower.  But, the really cool thing that happened while I was there is I got engaged. It was a surprise to me. I did not see it coming, but that’s a story for another day. One day I will tell you all the full engagement story. Just know I was very surprised, and he did very well.

My Rant

My rant this week is about people sending nonsensical emails and DMs. Now, what I mean by nonsensical … We’ve had email at this point for probably 20 years. I thought we all knew that emails were really to get your point across and not to waste people’s time. But, apparently, we don’t. I’ve gotten more than a couple emails and DMs and instant messages that just say, “Hi.” Just “Hi,” or “Hello,” or “Hey,” and the person says nothing else. I’m always like, “What did this person want me to do with this message?” Because here’s the thing: Are you saying hi just to get my attention? Why don’t you state your purpose?

My Randomness

My spotlight this week is The Crayon Case. The Crayon Case is a cosmetics brand created by internet star and businesswoman Reynell Supa Steward. She’s also known as Supa_Cent. You might know her from a bunch of her viral videos. Supa has taken her audience and now created a mega-business that allows her to feed her family and employ people in her community and people in her family, too. The Crayon Case offers makeup products with a really cute school theme. It’s geared towards amateur makeup users and aspiring makeup artists, so you don’t have to be a pro. The price point is low, so anybody can afford it.

My Guest: Lisa Price

With $100, her own kitchen, and a determination to follow her dream, Lisa Price, founder of Carol’s Daughter, grew her beloved hobby of creating fragrances, creams, and oils into a multimillion-dollar beauty empire. In 1994, she founded Carol’s Daughter, which is lovingly named for her mother. Initially, she started off with a handful of steady customers. Those numbers grew in leaps and bounds as women outside her neighborhood and circle of friends began to take notice.

Most recently, Lisa’s been appointed as a member of the National Women’s Business Council, an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the president, Congress, and the US Small Business Administration, on economic issues that face female business owners.

In this episode, we are talking about what you can learn from ditching a path that’s not right for you, finding your way after the storm, and trusting your instincts.

You can follow Lisa on Instagram at @iamlisaprice. As always, much love to the Chicago Recording Company, where I record each episode!

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