We had the good fortune of connecting with Tammie Peterson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tammie, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Genuine interest in people and a true desire to help people! People feel genuine interest, or people feel “agenda”. I truly am interested in people and who they are and how I can help them feel better- they know the difference- immediately! I feel that is why I have had success- I feel like genuine interest & care for people is my “niche”! Solle Naturals fits me perfectly- it’s aimed to help people feel better emotionally and physically! I LOVE that!
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.
I am a 30+ year retired hairstylist. 7 years ago I took a turn into to health and wellness industry, I landed here mostly because of my own struggles (and my family’s) with health. I found no answers from “experts” except “you must be depressed, take these meds”. After years of my own research and wellness endeavors, I was introduced to a supplement company, new out of the box, that used plants and adaptogenic herbs with focus on MIND & BODY that ADAPT to what you personally need EMOTIONALLY and PHYSICALLY. These helped my emotional issues and my physical issues! Best of all, I felt better for the first time in as far back as I can remember. What developed from that was organic. People knew me and saw the change & wanted to know more- so began my journey with the business side of Solle Naturals! The challenge came later, I will explain. Immediately my business blasted me to the top! Within months I was a “leader” and so many people were wanting to feel better , and DID feel better with Solle Naturals. For me, this was more gratifying than any thing I could have imagined. I genuinely saw people who had felt hopeless, and now were having a dark cloud of emotional and physical hopelessness lifted. Since absolutely love helping people, genuinely, I was hooked! The challenge was, sustaining my business because I thought it would just run itself and “once a client, always a client.“ The truth is, people need the human touch. They need to know you care, they need to hear from you, and they need to be FEEL your concern. The success shift came for me this last year, it grew out of a pandemic. It grew from so many people falling back into their own emotional health and physical health dark places, and again my desire to help. When I started this journey, people were skeptical. The challenge was to sell on social media, and then for them to buy on social media. People were not so trusting. So I decided, “people needed help, I have the tools to help, I have to put myself out there- I have to reach more people”- so began my social media journey. I wanted to connect with people and wanted them know someone cared, someone had been there and understood. With anything health, especially emotional, it’s personal and people feel vulnerable. What they need most is to trust enough to open up and get help- I wanted to connect with people and make them feel comfortable and let them know – I don’t “Sell Herbs” I “Share what has helped me and my family”. I wanted them to feel my genuine desire to help them feel better. This was the missing link! This genuine desire translated! I feel now, when someone sees one of my videos or joins my live videos, or reaches out and I personally help them start their Solle Naturals journey, they feel that they are talking to someone that genuinely wants to help and will work to figure it out.
What I have learned, is that to be successful, it’s about relationships. Success has not one thing to do with money or numbers, NOTHING! Success has to do with helping someone genuinely feel better, even if it was only one person. Success has to do with genuine relationships and concern and care. Genuine interest and connections. What I want everyone to know, is Solle Naturals is exactly that type of company, They are not a “Rah, Rah, Rah” company- they are not a “who can make the most money” company. Solle Naturals wants their specialists, to help people. So from The top down to me, the desire is to help people know that herbs and plants can help you and your family emotionally and physically. The desire is to work with each person individually to help give hope and help get them relief for what they have been trying to get help with but have only found dead ends. I want everyone to know, if you are in a dark place and need help, Solle Naturals genuinely wants to work to help you feel better!! I genuinely want to help you feel better! These plants and adaptogenic herb combinations – they can work to help you feel better! Just try them!! What can it hurt? The best part, you will have a new friend!!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I am from Galveston originally – so for sure we would spend a day there, start at the Strand, shopping, stop by the Tremont house and have lunch. From there, sit on the beach and have a glass of wine at sunset! One day we would visit the Heights, check out the Uber cool shops – for sure check out record shops and cafes on 19th street. Another day would be all about Hipstet cool coffee houses in and around the city, we would start on Washington at Catalina Coffee and end up in the Heights at Boom Town!! Another day, hit a couple of micro-breweries or hit the winery in Santa Fe, or Richmond and end in Plantersville at Bernhardt Winery listening to a cool cover band outdoors drinking wine and eating from a food truck! For sure we would have to go to Old Town Spring! Shop a bit, get a massage and hopefully hit it the week of the Old Town Spring wine tasting festival!! Then Herman park! Stop in at the Japanese Tea Garden. Peruse the museums, especially the Museum of fine arts!! End by watching a play or opera. For sure a trip to downtown for a martini or glass of Merlot at happy hour to a swanky cool lounge or music playing high end bar or “speakeasy”. NASA, my husband isa NASA buff and my whole family has worked at NASA at one time of another! NASA is a must! Also, a day trip to Fredericksburg or Wimberly for ANOTHER day of wine tasting and shopping. Eating! Absolutely every day would involve eating, gourmet burgers, Mexican food, Korean Bar B Que, Texas BarBQue and absolutely Finn Hall, where eating at “Craft Burger” is a must!!! This would be an amazing week!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
So many people have helped with my success. From the top, the founders of Solle Naturals who traveled time and again to my home to present this amazing product to my friends. The mentors that have helped and supported me along the way, my team who every day share their love of Solle Naturals with people. Each of these friends have the desire to share with people and give hope to people that need help and have looked everywhere for relief Emotionally and physically. A shoutout to everyone that trusts me and Solle Naturals enough to let us help you emotionally and physically. Trusting is nothing small. Mostly thank you To my family, that supports me everyday!
Natalie O’Brien Michelle Stewart