We had the good fortune of connecting with Baleigh Graves and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Baleigh, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Aside from myself, my customers. Of course I had to put in the time, the dedication and the work but without my customers I wouldn’t be anything. I wouldn’t be where I am today and that’s a fact!

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.
Creating something that set me aside from others is important and that came natural to me. My dad always taught me “be a leader not a follower” and that’s always stuck with me. And I believe it is 100% accurate to my business. I create pieces that I’m truly passionate about and I believe it shows in my work, which attracts others in itself I think. I’m so proud of myself for creating this. For putting on my blinders to any and all opinions from others and just hustling. Once I did that I saw results. The minute I stopped holding myself back is the minute I saw immediate success in my business from all angles. I set very high but realistic goals for myself accountable to achieve them. It wasn’t always easy that’s for sure but absolutely worth it. At one point in my business I legit put every last dollar I had to my name into it because I believed in myself that much and that was enough for me to continue pushing to make it. In my eyes, I’ve made it and anything from now on is all just extra bonuses to me. The gratitude I feel for my customers is unreal and I always struggle for the right words to express that. I want the world to know that I am proof that if you work hard enough and believe in yourself enough you can do anything you set your mind to. My next goal is keeping this hobby turned business of mine going long enough for my kidz to take over some day. My daughter or my son. They’re the sole reason I pushed so hard to make something of myself.

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?
Every single person who has made a purchase from me. Anyone and everyone who has spread the word about my business. I built this business of mine solely off of social media and word of mouth so to see how far it’s come is incredible to me!

Website: grungebygraves.com
Instagram: @grungebygraves
Facebook: Grungebygraves

Image Credits
@robinvandykephotography