We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexa Darling and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alexa, how do you think about risk?
I have always been a risk taker. Taking risks have actually helped me achieve success and see results in many ways. For example, when I started working on launching my business, I wasn’t sure if that was going to work for me honestly; I told myself that in order for me to make it happen I was gonna have to JUST DO IT, and that is exactly what I did. I did it, not worrying about any failures at all.
The biggest lesson I have learned about being a risk taker is that things won’t always work in our favor but you won’t know unless you try. Other times, you will be surprised when things work in your favor. Honestly, everything is a risk. We must learn to change our mindset and believe that everything will work in our favor, and if it doesn’t is only because it is not meant to be. Keep going and don’t be afraid to take risks.
What should our readers know about your business?
I am the owner of Darling SKN, a handcrafted organic brand that promotes healthy, safe and glowy skin. I have always loved natural and herbal medicine because my maternal grandmother is a holistic woman in Honduras and I grew up on it. This road has not been easy at all; being a business woman has been one of the most challenging things I’ve had to endure because I do all by myself, even formulating my own products at home. However, I do enjoy every single part of it because I know I am helping others protect their skin from harsh chemicals.
One of the biggest lessons I have learned since launching my brand almost two months is that, things won’t always be easy but they will get easier along the way. I have learned to remain consistent in order for me to see growth within my company and I know we will go far. I want the world to know that even though this hasn’t been an easy road for me, I still pushed trough and so can you. Don’t allow anyone discourage you from starting your business. Keep going and ask for help along the way because you will definitely need it.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I am a chill person, honestly. I love places with a nice vibe and a cool aesthetic. If I had friend coming to visit me, I would take them to Levy Park, my most favorite park in Houston with a nice restaurant inside the park and lots of nice chairs and activities to do. Also, i love Present Company, a restaurant and bar with nice drinks and a lovely esthetic for people who love taking pictures. And lastly, I do enjoy the night life and when I am in the mood to dance and turn up, I enjoy going to African Clubs, one of them is Cloud 9 and O2 Lounge; they play the best Afro Beats!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to give a huge shout out to Tianna Jenkins, the owner of the Christian Brand CosignByGod based in Houston. She is always encouraging others through her brand and tweets. I am a fan because she is very passionate about God and I love how she expresses herself with others.