We had the good fortune of connecting with Alanna Payton and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alanna, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
Being a young CEO can have its ups and downs, I mean it’s crazy! Working excessive hours, being a daughter, a supportive and understanding girlfriend, operating a PROFITABLE company; which is still “small” by the way lol and then finally me having some me time for myself.
Being able to balance my lifestyle is a challenge, yet it’s a huge improvement from where I started. I meditate and write out what I want for my life. I also write out what I want for my day. We have to understand, we have control over our lives and we have a choice on whether we want to be good or better.
What should our readers know about your business?
Rosee Buds LLC is a cannabis education tech company. We took the e-commerce platform and innovated an industry. I am most excited about the shift to decentralized finance and what blockchain technology can do for our company’s overall infrastructure. I got to where I am today by ALWAYS thinking outside of the box, simply being different. The most opportunity is in uncharted territory. This journey is not easy, I just see the life I’ve always dreamed of and I never give up until I have it. Anything besides the life I want is settling. Once you write down your goals, the universe has a way of putting you in position to accomplish them. Vision Boards are mythical, they work when you work. Something that keeps us profitable is, never following the trends. Trends will make you a meme company, here today gone tomorrow. Ask yourself daily, what is your company doing now to be relevant in 20 years. If you’re simply following the trends of the current moment, you won’t last. The most successful companies transcend generations. Our company focuses on how we can be appealing to the Roblox generation. If you don’t know the answer to that, you won’t last. Decisions should be made for the future, not the present.
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?
A week with me, well I rarely do things on a weekday so how about a weekend with Rose instead lol
* Perimeter Mall
I like Dillard’s, Legging Park and Macaron Queen, just to name a few.
* The Cheesecake Factory
I always order a Lemon Drop for my drink lol it’s always a good vibe there, food and all!
* Cru Lounge
It’s a neat cannabis lounge, the atmosphere is nice.
* Waffle House
Blueberry waffles and cheese eggs scrambled is my fav. Can’t forget the cranberry juice or at least someone’s food truck needs to be open.
* Slutty Vegan
I mean that name speaks for itself lol good AF too!
* Piedmont Park
We’ll eat at the park, because it’s the energy out there that makes it a park lol. You have kids, bugs, food and laughter; what more can you ask for, like really.
* Art Museum (TFTI)
This place “fye” as hell, you can really take dope pictures in a building, I mean they have the lighting just right and everything.
* Greene’s Liquor Store
Anything dark [cognac], I’m good. Crown Apple mixed with Sprite is my favorite beverage.
* Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steak House
Cheese rolls, in that order! CAN’T forget the Lemon Drop!
Shout out to Snoop for making an environment that only gives out positive vibes! I’m always in there, they have good food and the hookahs are good asf too!
* House Of Hookah
This spot is the spot for hookah period! I actually did an entire video on YouTube explaining how good this place is lol. My flavors are mango mint blueberry watermelon and hell anything tropical!
* Zari Restaurant and Hookah Lounge
When I first came here it was lit lol! You have beautiful people, with good food and seeing different nationalities from all over the world is dope asf if you ask me! We in there!
* King Crab ATL
Of course we’ll have to eat this at the house lol! King Crab ATL is messy yet good. The love I have for seafood PERIOD is insane lol!
Random ish (I love to do)
This is a chill place to go to and relax. Depending on the night, you may get turnt a little too! Definitely a vibe and entertainment at it’s best.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The Earn Your Leisure YouTube channel changed my life, along with Wallstreet Trapper. They took my entrepreneurial mindset and multiplied it times a BILLION. Earn Your Leisure gives the game FOR FREE on their channel on how to get involved with hundreds of industries and Wallstreet Trapper made the stock market something that I could understand. They literally break things down in the simplest form so anyone can understand how to get involved with anything. I have several new business ventures in the works because of them. One of which is already profitable. The education that they give, motivates you to seek further knowledge. Because of them, I’ll be a Billionaire by age 30.