Brandi Love of The Hectic Eclectic
Q1) Tell us a little about yourself!
I am one half small business owner of The Hectic Eclectic Shop, a vision that came soon after reaching a significant amount of followers on Instagram from sharing my home and decor as well as small businesses and brands.
I had my first child at the age of 17 and was married that same year. 5 years later and 2 more children, I became a solo parent and a divorcee. I used my home to express who I was. From there, I had created my Instagram account The Hectic Eclectic which grew rapidly in just one year. I've been very blessed with the opportunities that have come my way. I occasionally run Instagram workshops teaching small business owners and everyday people how they can use Instagram to grow their business and their brand.
Q2) Tell us about what you do, and why you do it
I share pictures of my home and DIYs. I also, since August, sell eclectic home wares in an online store called The Hectic Eclectic Shop with my best friend and partner in crime, Ally. We sell alot of the brands that I've spent the last 2 years promoting on Instagram and soon we will be making and selling some products of our own.
Q3) What makes you feel courageous?
It sounds cliche but networking and being around other courageous ladies make me feel empowered, also reading about other courageous ladies and seeing just how far they have come despite what challenges they've faced in life. It really is like a butterfly effect.
Q4) What is one thing you wish you could tell your 16-year-old self?
You're going to go through a lot of challenges. Keep your head up and keep pushing, don't give up and don't give in. There will be light!
Q5) What is one piece of advice you can give a fellow lady who might be lacking courage?
Join a local business group, find some local business women (courageous ladies) in your area and connect! I've attended several events last year and left each one with a goal and a vision just by hearing from other like minded women. Follow other courageous women like Emmy Lou Loves. She has some guts that woman, very inspiring!