I believe following your dreams and trying to make your passion into your career is one of the hardest things. The reality is when you work for yourself, you are the motivator, the manager, the marketing department, the sales person, etc, until you can hire a team. This is the main reason I love meeting entrepreneurs and business owners because their work ethic and passion are truly an inspiration. When I started this blog, I knew I wanted to feature people that inspire me and are working to make their passion a success. I want this blog to illustrate that sustaining a life from your passion is hard work, but it is definitely possible.
I met Sharon Mills a little over a year ago at a networking event. Sharon has a beautifully calm energy about her and is very passionate about her business. Sharon Mills is the owner of Nature’s Pure Bliss a natural personal beauty care brand that began because of her son’s allergies and asthma. Nature’s Pure Bliss is handmade indulgence. . . Free of parabens, alcohol, petroleum and other harmful chemicals.
I interviewed Sharon about her business and what it is that inspires her to keep going. See our conversation below.
What motivated you to start Nature’s Pure Bliss? We are family owned and operated business , who made the conscience decision to be holistic in our lifestyle in 2006. What started out as a personal quest for our family, due to one of our boys having allergies and asthma. Blossomed into a desire that we choose to share with our valued clients, officially in 2012. I self taught myself on how to blend essential oils, create cold process soaps, butters and so much more.
What’s been your most important lesson in business? Absolutely no shortcuts! Shortcuts cost money and most importantly your brand.
What are you most proud of? The ability to share our products with clients who are like minded and want to live a greener life. The gratification we receive when a client says “Thank You, for creating such a lovely product” It tells me I am still on the right path and to continue on!
Who/What inspires you and what is your favourite quote? My inspiration comes from my family and life lessons. We are always constantly learning, we can never know everything. My favourite quote: “Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones, who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason.”
What helps you keep going on days you want to quit? The love and passion of the ingredients “Mother Nature” has to offer. Most importantly my family and my clients. Their love.
What advice do you have for someone who would like to start a similar venture? The advice i would offer for anyone going into business is… do / start a venture you are passionate about! The passion is what will keep you going.
Whats “the” one product we need to check out? Our best seller is our moisturizer. Specifically our “Alligator Butter” formulated for those with dry skin.
How do you balance life and work?I am grateful and thankful for my family. If it wasn’t for them, I would constantly be working. My love for the business has my mind constantly thinking of what next? My family are the ones to draw the breaks / and unplug me from work. They let me know that the business cannot grow if I am not rejuvenated. :o)
Thank you Sharon for taking time out of your busy schedule to share about Nature’s Pure Bliss and being a mompreneur. We wish you and your family continued success.
You can check out Nature’s Pure bliss at the following links
Sharon’s motto is “Love The Skin You’re In! Who says natural has to be boring!” and I definitely agree.