We had the good fortune of connecting with Sunni and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sunni, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I knew there had to be another way to approach my self care, my overall health and wellness. Over the last ten years I’ve battled severe anxiety, bipolar disorder, insomnia, unresolved emotions in result of trauma and physical health issues were triggered by these things along with the medication prescribed. My thoughts were that I couldn’t be the only person experiencing this and made it my business to do the research, go to school to become a certified yoga instructor and then on to study cannabis as business. The average corporate employee deals with a sense of overwhelming anxiousness and even other challenges that doesn’t allow them to work a full job and use prescription medication with endless side effects.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
The Executive Sweet is a lifestyle. It’s completely different from others because it’s a safe space created for the individual that operate in executive seats but enjoy the sweeter things in life. Peace is sweet, Living a fulfilling life is sweet, controlling the things you can and surrendering to the ones you can’t is sweet. I am most proud of the authentic report and relationships that have been built along the journey. I’m proud and excited that what people once viewed in a negative way they’ve been able to experience cannabis and self awareness in a different light. I got to where I am today by being my unique self, prayer, lots of hard work, discipline, sacrificing and risks. Lol, easy??! You know the cliche statement, “if it were easy we all would be doing it?” That’s 100% accurate. There’s no golden rule or cheat sheet on walking in our purpose, taking leaps of faith so it will never be easy but it’s up to you to learn, apply, adjust when needed and put systems in place. I like to think that everyone has “their way” of overcoming challenges. I like to look at it as I’m being stretched or there’s a lesson in those moments. I overcome them best by being alone with my thoughts in nature, fasting, journaling, praying for guidance and surrounding myself with people of wisdom. We have these signature events, Soulfood Session that is a constant reminder that you are what you eat in all aspects. This goes for the thoughts you digest, the mindsets you adopt to, the company that you keep and so on. I have learned along this journey that you can’t force others to see your vision through your lens, keep working they see you, there will be unmotivated days be disciplined, give yourself some grace, get uncomfortable and grow, no one that is successful got there by quitting and most importantly you can’t lead where you don’t go and you can’t teach what you don’t know. I want the world to know that The Executive Sweet is constantly impacting lives and inspiring others to overcome and evolve through natural skincare, body care and mental health and wellness. As far as my story I’m just a black girl from the south side of Houston, Texas who has been faced with 10,000 life challenges and still decided to keep going.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I probably wouldn’t list them all here because if they became overwhelmed with people they wouldn’t be my favorite spots anymore lol. We would definitely eat some good food ranging from seafood, Cajun, Mexican and especially Caribbean foods. Then we would do a nice bike ride and take in some of our beautiful nature trails here, swing by a grab some fresh pressed juice while we’re at it. From there between museums, live music, my go to reggae club and my all time favorite speak easies and cocktail bars we’ll paint the city green if you know what I mean.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would dedicate my shoutout to the older version of myself, you did it and I’m proud of you
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