We had the good fortune of connecting with Natre’L Payne and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Natre’L, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
To me, giving up is never an option. I just cant, I have MYSELF, my siblings, peers and family that I especially want to make proud. I always look to keep going no matter the circumstance. There has been a lot of obstacles, a lot of times it would have been easier to just say “I cant do this anymore” but I know that in the end I’ll always live with the what ifs and regret. So, no giving up isnt an option ALWAYS KEEP GOING!

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am a local esthetician in Columbus GA. Starting my business was not easy and in fact, one of the hardest things i’ve done. I’m pretty quiet and stay to myself for the most part so the thought of me having to get out and actually talk to new people scared me. I always had the fear of failing and the fear of people not taking me serious in my mind. One thing I can say is that I have learned to focus on me and my business and not compare or look at anyone else. Everyone has a different journey, a different path. Some of us may have the same goal or destination but it doesn’t mean we will all get there the same way. I’m constantly learning things along the way. I’m not exactly where I want to be with my business and honestly I have a long way to go, but I can honestly say that I am proud of where I am so far and excited to see where I will go.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Downtown! Downtown Columbus has some of the nicest restaurants and there’s usually always something going on there.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I always give credit to my parents because they are ALWAYS one call away. I really have some great parents that I will always be grateful for.

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