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

Hi Lillie, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk for me is when I put all my fear aside and jump right in for my business knowing what the Naysayers have said…risking my money, time and mind. I knew it would be all worth it. Just do it, dive right into the risk of one day having pure freedom. If I haven’t taken the risk and write my first book I would have 4 books and many other brands. It started it all for me.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I am the proud owner of I AM LILLIE YOUNG INC. It’s the umbrella for my brands THE PURPLE CINDERELLA, THE RED LIPSTICK HUSTLER and QUEEN LILLIE HAIR GROWTH OIL.

I wrote my first book THE PURPLE CINDERELLA October 2014 which has now lead me to now having a total of 4 books. My fourth book THE RED LIPSTICK HUSTLER BEAUTY GUIDE I wrote it while being quarantined April 2020. I’ve always worked in the beauty industry of some sort. I am a licensed nail. I was a fashion design with a boutique in Buckhead. So pretty much was already in the beauty industry. While quarantined I also created my hair growth oil QUEEN LILLIE HAIR GROWTH OIL. I’ve always mixed oils. Due to I have loss my hair over 20 times I knew what to do to get my hair to grow back long. It was time I shared my secret with the world. QUEEN LILLIE HAIR GROWTH OIL is just a click away. Also during quarantined I developed my own lipstick collection THE RED LIPSTICK HUSTLER LIPSTICK COLLECTION. It derived from my book series THE RED LIPSTICK HUSTLER… I have two books under that title. The beauty industry is worth billions of dollars, it totally made sense to join the industry.

Both of my beauty products are organic. They can be purchased at IAMLILLIEYOUNG.COM

It was easy to market the products due to we were and are in a pandemic. But social media is a true blessing. It made it easier for my products to be just a click away, mailed & shipped to the customers.

My lesson to others is no matter what’s going on around you don t give up. People will say you can’t do it but I am living proof. Some thought I was crazy to start a lipstick collection during a pandemic but God told me I can do it. There are challenges but I stay stead fast unmovable in his word and prayer.

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?
I am a person who like to eat at nice restaurants in Atlanta. This is north of Atlanta…Alpharetta, Ga PAMPAS restaurant. The food is so good. This is a place I would invite my friends. I also like like BREAKFAST AT BARNEYS. This restaurant has a little of everything. My friend would enjoy this. These are the places I actually invite others to eat. These places are pandemic safe. 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?
This could sound somewhat cliche but it matters to me. I dedicate my Shoutout to God, my daughter and all of my supporters. I love them all. All four of my books have made me who I am today. They are therapeutic, educational, etc.

Website: IAMLILLIEYOUNG.COM

Instagram: @lillieyoung @iamlillieyoung @theredlipstickhustler @thepurplecinderella @queenlilliehairgrowthoil

Twitter: @LillieYoungTPC

Facebook: @lillieyoung @iamlillieyoung @theredlipstickhustler @thepurplecinderella @queenlilliehairgrowthoil

Youtube: @theredlipstickhustler

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