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BH: How did your entrepreneur’s journey begin?
Marlo: It began with watching my parents, who were entrepreneurs. We owned a “Bible Bookstore” as we called them back then. They were in business with friends. From that, I learned the importance of keeping friendship and business separate, as well as what it takes to run a successful business. My first business was a lemonade stand. I was bit by the entrepreneur bug and fell in love! I can now better articulate what I liked about it was the salesmanship. Interacting with people, and meeting the needs of people.
BH: What is your favorite part about being in business for yourself?
Marlo: I love the ability to touch the lives of people and make a difference in the lives of people. I love the flexibility and freedom from time to creativity. Understanding that you still have difficult people to deal with, but understanding you have more control to find different avenues to get what you need accomplished, perhaps rerouting around those difficult people. It allows for authentic customer service and relationship selling.
BH: If there was one piece of advice you’d give our readers, what would it be?
Marlo: Constantly refine what you do best. Constantly take stock into what you are presenting to make sure it’s the best of everything! Always do things in excellence.
BH: What is the scariest part about being a visionary?
Marlo: Not knowing if what you think is amazing, others will think the same.
BH: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your fabulous businesses.
Marlo: I am a certified holistic life coach, master motivator and founder of the power of 1. In addition, I own a wine company. They are all natural, no sugar added, fruit infused wines that taste like something. I believe in order to live the best life possible, we must learn to understand, then forgive to open up the door to truly loving ourselves. Loving ourselves means taking time for ourselves, eating well, being well emotionally, and living well.
BH: What are 3 qualities that every entrepreneur must have to have a sustainable business?
Marlo: Resilience, fortitude, empathy.
BH: What do you believe is the secret to success?
Marlo: Having undeniable faith in what you believe, but knowing when to let some things go.
BH: Do you currently have a mentor or coach?
Marlo: I have several mentor/coaches. Business, spiritual and personal. I definitely practice what I preach.
BH: What is the best investment you’ve ever made that has made the biggest difference?
Marlo: Deciding to do everything grassroots. My own funding through scraping pennies together and making a dollar out of fifteen cents! Learning how to push and promote grassroots style is like bootcamp marketing, not for the faint of heart.
BH: Who do you believe you were born to teach?
Marlo: I am here to teach the masses, from continent to continent. Here to teach from middle schools to corporations.