We had the good fortune of connecting with Chanel Murphy-Lowe and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chanel, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I believe taking risks in life and business is absolutely necessary. My Fabulous Food would not be where it is today and would not have received the recognition it has without me taking risks. I took a risk in leaving my full time job to pursue My Fabulous Food. I did not know how things would turn out, but I had faith everything would work out for the best. I have a strong faith that helps me take risks. My belief is that I either succeed or learn, but everything happens for a reason. You will not know how great things can turn out if you did not take risks. When it comes to my creative vision, I take risks whenever I create new products. There is a possibility no one will buy them, but that is never the case. Everything in business involves risk.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
The name of my business is My Fabulous Food. My Fabulous Food creates luxury spice blends, sea salts, cooking oils, and culinary accessories for food enthusiasts. What sets us apart is the amount of creativity and quality that goes into the products. Visually, our products just stand out. I have merged fashion with food – literally. My mission is to create products that are healthy for you and are beautiful enough to display in your kitchen. I have a strong attention to detail, and every single aspect of every product is extremely thought out and designed to be different from what stores typically offer.
I am so proud that in 2020, My Fabulous Food’s Luxury Black Lava and Alaea Sea Salt gift set was featured as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things. It has not been an easy journey getting here at all. At times it feels like insanity. I am extremely persistent and have never given up. I keep going even when things aren’t looking so good in my business. That’s the key to my success – I keep going no matter the obstacles. I’ve learned that you cannot listen to people when it comes to business advice. Unless someone has done what you’re doing, I wouldn’t take the advice. And in some cases, even if they have done what you want to do, everyone is on their own journey. Take advice and people’s opinions with a grain of salt. I walk to the beat of my own drum, and that’s what makes me stand out….That’s what makes my brand stand out. My Fabulous Food is just extremely different.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love to eat! If my best friend came to visit me, the first thing I’d do is take her to an amazing brunch spot. Somewhere with amazing mimosas, French toast, and an awesome view. I love doing mini food tours. The next thing, we’d have to do is find a bakery and someplace that sells great milkshakes. I’d like to finish the trip with some amazing places for dinner. I love seafood, so we would definitely have to find somewhere that sells fresh fish.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to Hello 7 by Rachel Rodgers. Being a member of We Should All Be Millionaires (The Club), Glow Up, and Worthy has changed my mindset when it comes to business and money. The mentorship and support was unlike anything I’ve experienced before, and my mindset is forever changed. Rachel is such an inspiration. The guidance and support from this group helped me gain the confidence to take risks. And most of all, as a black woman, this group changed my money mindset. I now know that I am worthy of becoming a millionaire, and I deserve the best things in life. Being successful in business will help me show up as my best self in the world and support causes that I am passionate about.