AHHHHHH!!!!! Being a business owner is beyond overrated. Creating new formulations, landing gigs, striving to thrive and attempting to get our products noticed by the masses.... If God would have told me the process to success would have to be this stressful, I think I would have tried to negotiate.
Hi world, this is Kennyecta West-Green. The CEO and Founder of a chemical free, hair and body care company called Nevaeh Naturals LLC. Many would think I have it all together but I'm going to release and live in my truth as I allow my fingers and brain to collide. Truth
be told, I'm trying to find my way just like any other business owner, the difference may be... I smile but underneath, I want to scream, cry, kick and sometimes quit. Every time I get to my breaking point, I'm reminded of God's promises, particularly Proverbs 18:16 (A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men- KJV), Matthew 7:7 (Ask , and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find, knock, and it will be opened to you- KJV) and Hebrews 13:5 (I'll never leave thee, nor forsake thee- KJV).
Enough of how it's going, let me bring you to speed. In 2009, I vividly can remember a dream of washing a figure of a little infant girl name Nevaeh's hair with herbal ingredients from our kitchen, woke up never thought twice about. The year of 2011, my husband, son and I welcome a baby girl into the world.... guess what is apart of her name? Yep you guessed it, Nevaeh. For roughly about a year we bounded over playing dress up and creating products that I knew would keep her safe from such harsh chemicals. During this time, I began to notice a difference in her eczema and hair.... so did my family members, which later led to creating products for them and their love ones.
As I sit here in remembrance starring at this screen, I am reminded of how the love of natural products, self love and self care became rooted in me, which later became lost (full story on "What is Nevaeh Naturals and where did it come from?" blog- check it out)... but why am I neglecting myself now? Acne due to me not following my regimen (scrubbing, cleansing and moisturizing); hair looking jagged because I am not consistent and the most dreadful of them all, weight gain. (Deep breath) I can't believe I have neglected myself this much all because I am trying to build a brand to reach the masses. Wow Kennyecta, get it together and make yourself proud!!!
Long story short, no matter what you are going through, take some time for you. Recharge, regroup and rebrand!!! You are what yourself have been waiting on. Take that extra moment
in the morning to read a book or article out of your favorite magazine, walk a mile or two as your mind drift into it's peaceful element, meditate and take deep breaths to relieve the stress or built tension of yesterday's cares, take a little extra time putting on mascara and your favorite lippie as you whisper to yourself, "I am more than enough". At night, take a long bath as you exfoliate away the dead weight and welcome your destiny. Moisturize with your most loved Shea body butter mixture, put on that little number you know boost your confidence and see you the way you are meant to be seen.
"Embrace yourself, love yourself and most importantly take care of yourself."