Sophie King is Founder and Creative Director of Crown and Glory Hair Accessories, who make off the hook hair things! She runs the company with her real life partner Gareth from their studio in Cornwall.
It is my mission is to enable entrepreneurs.
For me it is all about inspiring as many people as possible to listen to their gut and follow their intuition!!
So, I’m asking people who I think are great to answer my 8 in 8
– Eight quick fire questions, in eight minutes, not too much thinking – straight from their hearts.
Be sure to check back each week for a little more quick fire inspiration, I update them each Monday… (why not sign up to my mailing list to make sure you don’t miss out?)
1, 2, 3 GO!
1. What does being an Entrepreneur mean to you?
Being in control of my own life and destiny – I find it incredibly empowering!
2. What did you want to be when you grew up?
I’ve always wanted to work in fashion – as a toddler I was picking out my own outfits and having tantrums if I didn’t have at least 2 options. I was encouraged to take a more traditionally academic route from a young age and distinctly remembering a period when being Elle Woods from Legally Blonde seemed the only way to combine the two…good job I’m too stubborn to listen to what other people think is best for me, really!
3. When did you decide to be self employed?
Around 3 years ago, I have a vivid memory of thinking if I didn’t give this self-employed lark a go now, while I was young with limited responsibilities, then I never would. No-one wants to look back at their life and wonder “what if”!
4. Who inspires you?
Other business babes who are fighting the norm to be in control of their own fate, to put two fingers up to the naysayers and prove them wrong
5. What is non negotiable in your schedule?
I have to make my exercise class routine, else I go stark raving mad. Usually, I schedule workouts for the evening so I have a definite cut-off point for my day, else I’d work myself to the bone!
6. What do you do to combat feelings of ARGH!?
Make a list, rationalise the fears (as in, thinking about the absolute worst case scenario and then realising there’d have to be a lot of steps and bad decisions to get to there), have a chat with my much more level-headed other half.
7. What do you do that helps you to feel more AHHH!?
I’m always so excited and liberated after spending a few days with business peers and friends; there’s nothing more valuable to me that being around inspiring women.
8. What would you like your epitaph to read?
She believed she could, so she did.
(photo credit Hannah at LifeLine Photography)