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Christine Laureano, Founder of Ba6 Botanicals
“Go for it and don’t look back.”
- Christine Laureano
This month I invited the fabulous Christine Laureano to share some of her entrepreneurial secrets with the Life on Your Terms community. Christine has worked through the ups and downs in her journey as a small business owner, mentor/coach and entrepreneur. As the creator of Ba6 Botanicals, her all natural, handcrafted skin care line, she shows women how to love the skin they’re in, and create a Buff & Beautiful Life. I’ve been using Christine’s skin care line for the last 4 months and love every single product I’ve tried.
I’m sure you will enjoy Christine’s Entrepreneurial Spotlight.
1. What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
The Universe! No, really. It took me a while – and several corporate years – to realize I didn’t fit the corporate mold. I was an idea generator, wanted to do things my way, and couldn’t conform to the corporate norm. I loved doing things in a different way and had a business vision that was unique. Once I “found” myself, my entrepreneurial spirit took off!
2. How have you created your life on your terms?
It took me a while. As a people pleaser, I found I was always exhausted. Doing for others first, and for myself much, much later. I have been a lifelong student of personal growth and inner development, so I went in! I went into the depth of my soul, looked at the hard questions, and found answers. It took courage and patience, but I understood that I was always creating my life. For years, I had let other people’s feelings and emotions dictate my response, rather than choosing how I wanted to “BE” in my life. Once I was aligned, I began creating my life on my terms and have become a powerful manifestor because of it!
3. What have you learned from role models and mentors in your life?
I wouldn’t be where I am today without my mentors! Since I can remember, I have had a mentor or teacher that has helped lead me to my truth. I’m very discerning about the information I take in, some with a grain of salt and other’s with great depth and reverence. My mentors and teachers have taught me to connect with my inner wisdom, be an observer of the world, have fun, and not take things too seriously!
4. Please share one tip for living a full life.
Listen to your own guidance! We are bombarded by thoughts, “to-dos” and advice on how to create a business, raise children, and live our life. This advice is well intentioned, but you are the only one that knows YOU deeply. Only you can make the choices that align with your values, goals and intentions. Don’t count your own wisdom short – you know more than you realize!
5. What would you like your legacy to be?
“Hey, isn’t that the woman who made those great skin care products.” Really, I want to be able to inspire others to love WHO they are, revel in their unique gifts, and live life to the fullest.
6. What is your overall message to a someone ready to follow their passion?
Go for it and don’t look back!
7. What is your favorite inspirational quote?
My favorite quote is by Marianne Williamson “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us… Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?” If you hold back your gifts to the world, you are doing a disservice to the people who are waiting for you!
Learn more about Christine, and Claim a copy of The Ba6 To Your Buff & Beautiful Skin at the Ba6 Botanicals Website. www.Ba6Botanicals.com
If you are in the throes of a significant career transition, you can expect to experience manic emotional mood swings.
During my transition from corporate America to lifestyle entrepreneur, my biggest fear was losing everything I’d created over a lifetime of service to the only career I’d ever known. I had power, money, an exquisite lifestyle and lots of material wealth. How could I chuck the stability to follow my dream? I struggled with self-doubt. Breathtaking highs followed by terrifying lows.
Was I a fraud?
Could I really go it alone?
No matter how you go about it, reinventing yourself can be a manic ride. Here is a poem I wrote while experiencing the mania. Can you relate?
I rode a manic roller coaster
Twisting and turning
Rising and falling
I prayed for the ride to stop
Yet somehow got off on
The thrill of being out of control
I rode a manic roller coaster
Hands in the air
Wanting to climb out of my skin
Understanding how to bask in peace
An endless appetite for life
Contemplating how much is enough
By appreciating natural riches
Ripping on the way things are
Gaining momentum in my disgust
Kindness and selflessness
Always wanting more