We had the good fortune of connecting with Sierra Jolivette and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sierra, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
Maintaining work life balance was definitely a challenge in the beginning. I was so driven and focused that I started to lack self care. I would work my regular 9-5 then come home and dive straight into Tranquil and Chill. I would look up and it’s 1am. I had to tell myself, “ you can’t talk about self care and not practice it.” I developed a routine and gave myself off days. It’s important as business owners that we take time to rest. We can’t give a 100% if we’re on E.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What sets me apart from others is that I solely focus on relaxing and uplifting scents. I also don’t just make candles. I make wax melts, bath salts, linen spray, aroma therapy lotion, body butter, journals, and merch. I also promote self care. It took me to go through my own storm to realize the importance of self care. Which is how Tranquil and Chill was established. I was going thorough a deep depression and needed a hobby. I just started creating products and giving them away to friends and family. One day, my therapist asked me, “So what are you doing to do with this? No more sample!” I had never thought this would turn into a business. I had to get out of my own way and believe that I could do it! The biggest lesson I learned along the way was, don’t worry about the ones who aren’t supporting you. Just focus and embrace the ones that are.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to thank my therapist/mentor, Brittany D. There would be no Tranquil and Chill without her. She helped me to believe in myself and held me accountable. Transparency moment: I never wanted to be a entrepreneur because I felt like I would never be off. She helped me changed the perspective and reminded me that this is my business. I am the owner and I operate it how I want. Thank you Brittany for believing in me and pushing me outside my comfort zone. The world needs more people like you!
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