Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bohemian Biz Spotlight....No. 4


Back in November of 2011 I met Mylah at one of the quarterly Sip n' Shop, Girls' Night Out events I put on. Immediately I noticed how friendly she was and I thought what a great person to be in the spa business. I don't know if you guys can relate, but I always like to feel welcomed and see a smiling face when I'm having a spa treatment. Unfortunately, I was unable to sample the Lemongrass Spa Products the evening I met Mylah, but I have recently had the opportunity to try them out and let me tell you....they are fabulous! The products are 97 - 100% chemical free, infused with essential oils, and just feel good on your skin. So if you are looking for someone who is knowledgeable, professional, and willing to give you great customer service, then I suggest you call Mylah. She'll do you right and she's definitely making moves as a Lemongrass Spa Rep. 

Please show some support by reading her BBS interview and commenting. :) Thank you!



1. I won't ask your age, but what was your favorite t.v. show to watch growing up?


That’s an easy question. Hands down…The Cosby Show!


2.  What or who gave you the courage to start a business?

I’ve always felt that I was meant to start my own business simply because of all of the creative ideas that play hopscotch in my head all day. I’m a dreamer, have lots of vision, and ideation is my “thing.” I have a servant’s heart, so working for others doesn’t bother me. It’s just something about knowing that you own the company, can provide your own direction, offer ideas, and take the lead that just sounds so terrific to me. I’ll also say that my son Micah (currently one year old) motivates me to step out of the shadows of others and be the best me. If I plan to teach him that, I must show him that. Every time I drop him off to his babysitter and drive away for 8 hours, I’m reminded of why having my own business is essential.


3. Out of all the creative businesses you could have chosen to start, why did you choose Lemongrass Spa?

Lemongrass Spa is a great launch pad for my long-term goals of becoming a licensed esthetician and starting my own spa business (Skincare with Mylah). I love the fact that the products are 97-100% natural, handmade in the Colorado Rockies, and are free from cancer-causing chemicals such as parabens and sodium sulfates. What’s the point of using beauty products that put ugly toxins on your body and potentially in your bloodstream? I pray that one day, I’m able to use the products I sell on my clients’ faces and bodies. I know they will absolutely love them!


4. Lots of people want to be their own boss for obvious reasons, however they don't understand that it takes a great deal of commitment, and hard work. What's your work day like and how do you stay focused?

I’ve worked for corporations and non-profits for several years (and still do) and it has been an excellent training ground for becoming a “servant-leader.” With that said, I have a long journey ahead of me, but am taking advantage of the steady income I have while working towards building my dream. My typical day begins at 5:00 a.m. My son and I are usually out the door and headed to the babysitter by 6:15 a.m. I work from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On my lunch break, I plug-in to my social networking sites to update my business page Altogether Beautiful (www.fb.com/skincarewithmylah), my twitter accounts, my emails, etc. After work, I pick up my son, cook dinner, spend time with my hubby, and put my son to sleep. Then, I hop back online to research blog-worthy material, follow-up with customers, promote my events, or I set up shop at the kitchen table to package products for reviews, swag bags, etc.

Truthfully, it’s hard to stay focused with a little one at home. And working a full-time job while trying to launch your dreams doesn’t always help. Admittedly, there are days when the focus just isn’t there. But I keep pressing! I keep thinking about why I’m doing this.

5. How do you find the strength to persevere when the challenges seem to outweigh the rewards?

As I am writing out the answers to these questions, I don’t have a lot of strength. As a matter of fact, today’s one of those distracted days. A day when I feel like “is anyone ever going to respond to that event invitation?” or “maybe I’m spending more than I’m making in this business” or even “Please, dear Lord, let the cosmetology school down the street open the evening class again!” But at these moments, I can hear the Lord saying, “You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.” I CAN’T GIVE UP! I just know that the challenges come to test my character and make me stronger. That’s what they’re about. I wouldn’t know happiness without a little sorrow.




6. What inspires you?

My son, Micah, inspires me. People loving the skin their in inspires me. Healthy bodies and healthy minds inspire me.

7. What's your go to wine when it's time to unwind? :)

Hmmm, I’m not much of a wine drinker, but I would have to say anything white or blush, and as sweet as they come. J

8. Most people who want to start a business don't know where to begin...any suggestions?

Let me say that I could greatly benefit from other’s answers to this question. I’m just learning!



9. When it comes to the following words, what advice would you give?

Work: Be dedicated! Work as unto the Lord…

Self: Be good to yourself. Push yourself, but also know your limitations. Always take time to treat yourself.

Life: Speak life and not death. The only things serious about life are salvation and spreading the Gospel. Other than that, you can’t take your “stuff” to heaven so be kind to people, don’t bully, listen with intent, and love your neighbor.

Love: Love hard and love everyone…even if you don’t always “like” them.

Friends: Know who your true friends are and cherish them. Love them like family.

10. I define a Bohemian Spirit as someone who is free, unique, and unafraid to make her own stamp on the world. Why are you a Bohemian Spirit?

I’m not afraid to be different. You’ll never find me trying to keep up with the latest trends. I don’t need my name in lights. I am a creative and unique spirit and find pleasure in the fact that God knitted me together the way He did. I am definitely free to be me. God made absolutely NO mistakes!


                                  
 Mylah Stanton 

 Skincare with Mylah / Lemongrass Spa

 I offer 97-100% natural skin and face care products that are safe for the entire family. I am available for in-home spa parties (mileage restrictions) and skincare consultations.

6 comments:

  1. Simply beautiful. I can feel her spirit through the screen. Truly. Love her answer to #5. So true. So true.

    Thank you for sharing these ladies' light with us, M. Truly inspiring. I may not always post a comment, but I do walk away from the screen with a bit more motivation. <3

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  2. I loved reading this as well I.! I agree, her spirit jumps out of the screen and I love that she knows that there's no happiness without a little sorrow...so true!

    Mylah I really enjoyed reading this and I'm so glad you are in the Spotlight. I know this interview has inspired others!

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  3. Thank you so very much ladies! This really warms my heart.

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