We had the good fortune of connecting with Ladine Cage and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ladine, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor behind my success has been my parents. The success of my brand is incumbent upon the knowledge they instilled in me my entire life. It’s the idea of legacy and having and knowing what is attached to my name is worthy, strong and transparent.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a total visionary and mystique. I am a lover of people and the idea of growth is exasperating. I put time into my work and I can walk away and days later say let me change it because it’s ok to change to be better, but you have to lock in to want to be better. More importantly, it took me a lot of time to see as my mom would say, “not all action deserves a reaction” and I try to flow in that manner. It has been a hard, yet at times satisfying Journey. If I could make a statement to the world about me I would say take the time out to get to know me, although not perfect, but definitely genuine in my perspective, personality and work. Soap Thrill LLC. is like a dream come true. I want to go way up from here. If I say my brand, Soap Thrill is good! I want people to shop, try it and spread the word, “This is good!”

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.
This is interesting because I’ve been on such the move on wanting to experience new things. How about I tell you about a place I have yet to visit which is on my list? Hause Shoals waterfall in Canton, Ga. So yes, we would be doing some hiking at some point. Breakfast would be at Leo’s cafe. I went there for the first time & was blown away by the food it was delicious and any late night eating would be at Kabob Land downtown. What can I say good food and the patio is nice and airy.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have to shoutout my parents who helped me to realize the person that I could always be. I’ve always known that entrepreneurship would be my best venture in life, although I have always driven myself to be the best in all avenues, even in the workplace. Yes, I come from the Hurricane Katrina era and I say, “Yes” because everyone talks about my accent in which I proudly display. In that moment of life, I learned a lot about me, life, perspective and really realizing that nothing in life is promised.

My father who was one of the greatest builders of New Orleans passed away after Hurricane Katrina in 2008 after putting him and my mom’s home back together. The resilience in seeing him maintain his business, my mom kept up with her job and see them work together during that time pushed me to say go full speed ahead in my dreams. I know this was something that was deep in me. I lived in one of the most affluent areas of the city at that time and when I was displaced, I was living out of a hotel in a new state going back and forth to work, but it wasn’t for long because of the person I am and my belief that I was being looked after by a higher power. I moved my son here within months, found an apartment and didn’t look back. For years, I have focused on the nature of skin, bath and body products and learned the ingredients of smooth, healthy skin and even skin issues. I would like to say I became a home lab and from there I decided to have my own soap brand.

In addition, when I moved here I have to shoutout really, really good friends who pushed me day after day to not give up, they were like my personal cheerleaders! I thank them daily for all those long talks, disagreements and brainstorming. It has taken a while to make it exactly into what I visualized, but my brand, SoapThrill, was born and I am in love with it. I can be creative and I even allow the creativity of others. One day I decided to look up the word entrepreneurship and it read, “the creation or extraction of value” and in every way I let that motivate me to push even harder physically, emotionally and mentally to be better and more positive in my energy.

The human aspect often gets overlooked in the world we live in today, but I had to learn that personally for me there is something about when I am by myself and the time comes to bathe or shower. It’s like washing away and starting over the woes of the day and it’s time to reflect. It can almost feel “thrilling” to know at the end of each day I have this moment. Excitedly, it is a moment that anybody can look forward to. So, I passed this off into my brand and motto, “The ability to try many different soaps is thrilling!” – SoapThrill

Website: www.soapthrill.com

Instagram: Instagram.com/soapthrill/

Facebook: Facebook.com/Soapthrill

Image Credits
Gio Elegant Photography LLC. www.gconroe.com

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