We had the good fortune of connecting with Darrione Felder and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Darrione, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
“Faith without work is dead”
I love this quote because it does not matter how much Faith I have, if I am not constantly putting in the work I will not achieve my goals. I have to show up every single day for Milan Gizelle Beauty like I am at a corporate job. It takes a great amount of discipline to be a business owner.
What should our readers know about your business?
My love for the beauty industry started when I was 14. I use to do my makeup at school because my mom would not allow me to wear makeup lol. Sometimes I would forget to take it off and my mom would definitely have an ear full for me lol. I have always wanted to be an entrepreneur since I was younger just to be my own boss. At the age of 23, I launched my lipstick line and quickly learned that running a business was so much more than “being your own boss’. It has been very challenging trying to run a business, be a mother and working a full time job BUT with consistency and discipline I made it through. One of my biggest lessons I have learned is having patience. We live in a social media era and sometimes it seems like everyone is a overnight success. It is not realistic but you have to have patience, perfect your craft and wait your turn so you can be ready for your opportunity.
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 am a huge foodie so I would defiently take my best friend to all the great Brunch Spots here in Atlanta. Toast on Lenox, Roc South, Breakfast at Barney, Nouvea Bar and Grill it’s so many to choose from.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First and foremost I have to give credit to my business partner, God for giving me the vision. Secondly my mom and sister are my biggest cheerleaders. The support and encouragement they give me is unmatched.
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