We had the good fortune of connecting with Ebony Watson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ebony, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I would say the most important factor behind a successful brand is staying true to yourself instead of trying to maintain an image. People love when you’re YOU and when you express yourself openly. It moves them to express themselves also which can easily build a trusted rapport. The more you build trust with your clients, the higher your retention rate will be. With the help of well meaning relationships, your business can take you in directions you would have never imagined.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I got to where I am today by recognizing that “your net worth is directly tied to your self worth.” I’ve worked multiple corporate jobs since obtaining a massage therapy license, but I felt as if my potential wasn’t being put to its full use. I kept hearing “You’re so good at this. You should really start your own business.” Truth is I didn’t know and still don’t know a lot about running a business. However I did my research on where to start, put my best foot forward and put the rest in God’s hands! I’m definitely proud of myself for stepping outside of my comfort zone and taking necessary steps to form and run a business. Being a business owner is not easy at all – it’s a lot of days where you have to push yourself and all that responsibility is on you. I’ve learned that you don’t have to know all the answers to take the first step. With faith, good judgment, and good character, your path will take you to some pretty good places.
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?
Loca Luna, Fox Theatre, Peidmont Park, Sugar Factory.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My family, clients, true friends, and colleagues all deserve recognition for their love and encouragement. It takes a village to lead a successful business and I’m extremely happy with the people who have continually helped me move forward!
Jovanny Vieux, & Teja Moore