We had the good fortune of connecting with Lauren Gamble and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lauren, how do you think about risk?
Taking risks is scary. But they are a part of the human experience – and necessary for anyone unwilling to settle. Taking risks was not something I did often as a child and even into early adulthood. Every time I sensed that I should take a leap of faith, my mind was quick to start analyzing all the reasons why I should stay put and just ride out the situation where I was. I let the fear of “making the wrong decision” block me from making any decision at all. If I previously took a risk and it resulted in a loss, I associated that negative feeling with the risk taken. My mind was only familiar with that past experience. When faced with another risk, my mind had no point of reference for the outcome of the risk I was about to take besides negativity, therefore, tried to keep me in my comfort zone through fear. The more risks I took and saw success from, the pain I felt from taking a loss got less and less. This helped me discover that “making the wrong decision” is really an illusion. Every decision made results in opportunity. Opportunity to gain knowledge, grow, and redirect. Many of us are change-resistant by nature, but once I learned to embrace risk and overcome the mindset blocks, my whole perspective changed. When I started a business, I began to really understand just how essential taking risks was for my growth. I now embrace taking risks and think of them as opportunities to succeed. It was scary at first, and it still is! But I’ve learned to feel the fear, embrace it, and take the risk anyway. Taking risks has allowed me to discover more about life and what I’m able to achieve as a woman, mother, and entrepreneur.
What should our readers know about your business?
Naturally Made Essentials is a company that focuses on the education and safe usage of essential oils and natural remedies. What sets us apart is our non-branded education, created by industry professionals, to help others who want to eliminate toxins from their homes. We now have over 60,000 members to our Insider’s Club and we find great pride in making a personal connection to each and every member. There were many challenges that we faced in business since we were founded in 2017, but by keeping our goal to help others better their lives and health in mind, we persevere through hard times. I’ve learned that not every journey looks the same in business ownership and have learned to use my own strengths to my advantage. My hope is that everyone who encounters Naturally Made Essentials, has a welcoming experience to our community.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Wow! Most of my friends and I are moms to young children, so when on a trip it’s all about relaxing! (and the food of course) When we aren’t laying by the pool at Boca Raton Resort or out at the beach, we would be taking a couple of day trips down to shop at Brickell and a walk through Wynwood with a wonderful dinner at KYU. Our last night together would be spent with dinner at Dal Contadino Trattoria (some of the BEST Italian I’ve ever had!).
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My husband and business partner, Donothan, has played such a pivotal role in my growth as a woman and entrepreneur. He encourages me to grow on a daily basis and supports me in ways I never knew possible. He is my biggest cheerleader and supporter.