We had the good fortune of connecting with J Will and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi J, how would your deploy a million dollars, if you had to invest it right now?
If I had $1 million to invest, I would absolutely open a GLOW atelier for event and retail purposes. I have tangible dreams of owning and operating a brick and mortar company that nurtures an intimate community of great thinkers and creators. Imagine a quaint, yet contemporary, gathering spot that holds apothecary products by day and hosts artistic events by night. This space would be support and protected by the very community that it was designed for. Having that kind of capital would spark a bonfire under the energy that GLOW by J Will harnesses.
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 am a very omni-inspired craftswoman. When in my candle lab, I’m moved to blend scents according to both chemistry and personal story. This personalized approach to my candles sets them apart in a tremendous way. As an artist, making sure my customers know that every piece was made with sincerity and specialization means the most to me. Professionally, perseverance and humility have been my sharpest tools. Excellence is my goal and pushing past standards in order to reach that is not easy. However, excellence ain’t easy. And this is exactly wha I want the world to know about GLOW by J Will–my creative standards are sky high and I am dedicated to flying.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to shoutout the village that supports J Will the woman, and not just the brand. All of my apothecary talents have been nurtured by my family for as far back as I can remember. Specifically, the innate encouragement that I get from my brother and my mother, provide me with massive amounts motivation to be great.
Instagram: @jwillglow and @glow_candle_market
Other: Podcast Project — “We Got Time Podcast” on Apple on Spotify
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