We had the good fortune of connecting with Bryania Beauford and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bryania, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I believe that not taking the risk is taking a risk. You cannot and will not be successful in anything that you want to do without it. I’ve always been a risk taker. I have never been afraid to just go for it. I’ve invested my last dime into my business on multiple occasions and didn’t think twice about it. Why? Because I know what is for me will always find it’s way.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Golden Owl Body & Beauty is an all inclusive Natural Body and Feminine Care Brand. We strive to bring awareness to the importance of self love and care for all women. I get a thrill out of creating something in my head, writing it down and then making it appear in physical form. I get really excited at the thought of knowing whatever product or idea I desire to have for Golden Owl will happen. My journey to where I am now has not been easy. There was a time in 2019 where I just stopped. I stopped making product, I stopped promoting my business, it was non existent. I got really depressed, I felt lost as If I had no purpose. I realized around early 2020 I felt that way because of my surroundings. I had a lot of energy vampires around me, sucking the life from my ambition. Once I cleaned up my surroundings my motivation came back. My creativity started to flow again and I knew that it was finally my time to get back to it. My business has been growing ever since. Two major lessons I have learned is that no matter how hard it may seem, how difficult your circumstances may get DO NOT STOP. God gave you that idea, that goal or dream because he knew you could execute it. The second major lesson I have learned is that comparison is a stealer of joy. Do not compare your journey to the next. Focus on you and your goals. I need the world to know that Golden Owl Body & Beauty exist lol. We are here and ready to bring you amazing products and top notch customer service.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m going to be honest I don’t get out much in my city. My friend would be very bored lol. However I do enjoy lounges and seafood. There is one lounge I enjoy often outside of my city called Jonathan’s and favorite seafood spot is Cary Crab house.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
If I have to be honest there are several people who deserves credit in my journey whether it was a great impact or bad. Either way these few people pushed me to just do it. I had something to prove to myself and those people that I could in deed see something through to the end. I will forever be grateful to those nameless people. The people I will name is my husband Robert Beauford and my two boys. My husband has always been my biggest fan and continues to help me grow my business whether it’s advice, physical labor or just a shoulder to cry on when life gets overwhelming. My two boys keep me on my toes. I need for them to know it’s possible to succeed as a black entrepreneur and that it is possible to have financial freedom all while doing what you love. I of course have to thank God! My business name was gifted to me from God himself. Nothing I am doing and plan to do would be possible without his grace.
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