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

Hi Vicky, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind the success of my brand are my customers and strong support system of friends and family. Without them, my drive and passion could easily dissolve. One of the best advices given by a friend was “The minute you feel like quitting…DON’T.” Surrounding myself with people eager to dream BIG is extremely important because doubt and fear can easily leak in our minds and paralyze us. During these unprecedented times, pivoting with purpose is key. In moments where everything seems to change daily, I lean heavily on my support system to lift my energy, stir up creative ideas, and discover new solutions to challenges.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Yummmm!Bar is a refreshingly tasty and healthy snack ‘cold-pressed’ raw bar, mindfully crafted to keep you full and sustained while going about your day. Why soooo many Mmmm’s in Yummmm!Bar? Well, the 4 Mmmm’s are a reminder that this raw bar is shaped to Maximize satisfaction, Magnify energy levels, Minimize hunger pangs, and it’s Made with love. Life is demanding, and we do our best to balance. We are occupied with an endless number of to-do lists, run short on time, and crave for a snack like Yummmm!Bar that can keep up with us. It is not only a snack bar, but a representation of healthy balancing in the midst of being “busy.”

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Trails in San Clemente, Doheny in Dana Point, 32nd street in Newport Beach and Bolsa Chica in Huntington Beach for having the best waves to surf. Hiking trails at Escondido Falls, Crystal Cove, and Black Star Canyon Trail. TK Burger (best burgers), CAVA (most flavorful Mediterranean bowls), Brodard (incredible Vietnamese spring rolls), Long An (most refreshing sugar cane drink), Blue Bowl (built your own superfood bowls). Deer Park Monastery for a Day of Mindful Meditation. Long Beach Farmer’s Markets.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shout out to “How I built this” podcast with Guy Raz, Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, “You are a Badass: How to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life” by Jen Sincero, Deepak Chopra’s 21 day quarterly meditation, my support groups like GG’s and WWWM to keep me accountable, my supportive family who thinks I’m crazy for all these ideas, AND most importantly GOD who continues to sit by me during this incredible journey.

Website: https://yummmmbar.com/
Instagram: yummmmbar
Linkedin: yummmmbar
Facebook: yummmmbar

Image Credits
Jerry Singleton @gts310

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