We had the good fortune of connecting with Stacie Abdallah and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Stacie, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
One of the most important lessons that my business has taught me is that it is okay to be afraid. So many times growing up as children and even as adults we are made to think that being afraid is a problem. I have learned to see my fear when it comes to business as an indication of another issue and not a problem in and of itself. One of the biggest reasons that I experience fear now is because I don’t want to fail. When I step back and realize that I am more afraid of looking like a failure than I am of actually messing up in my business I feel empowered to keep it moving and to do whatever it is afraid.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I create spaces inside and outside of my home that are welcoming, full of love, intentionality and beauty and work to inspire others to do the same. My journey with Stacie’s Spaces has been full of ups and downs, like most businesses and there is very little that I would change. I believe that I have overcome certain challenges by really trusting in and relying on God to determine the vision and direction of the business. Stacie’s Spaces is a testimony to what you can do when you let go of expectations, selfish ambitions, and really lean in to what God has called you to do.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I am very much an introvert and a homebody. So a large portion of my itinerary would include hanging out in my garden and she shed… LOL… We would probably also go to Ponce City Market to shop and dine, Stone Mountain park to take in nature and exercise a little bit, and my favorite garden center to get new plants for my garden! HAHAHA! That sounds like a dream visit to me! Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would definitely have to shout out my husband… he has been my biggest supporter from the very beginning. On the days when I feel like I am over it he is super encouraging and refuses to allow me to quit. My kids are also amazing little supporters and encouragers. They pray over me everyday and tell me that I am the best gardener and that kind of love means the world. And of course my extended family, my parents and brothers, and in laws have also been super amazing. I also have a solid set of friends who are also entrepreneurs in various fields that have been very supportive and instrumental in my growth.
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