We had the good fortune of connecting with Fathiyyah Doster and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Fathiyyah, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
Being an entrepreneur through the era of COVID has definitely taught me that I don’t always have to be in full hustle mode in order to get things done. Rest and time with family is just as important as working. The true balance is mastering efficiency in all of those areas. Work, self care and family.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I, in short, handcraft raw, fresh & cold pressed juices. But what I really do is create access the healthier options in my community. Building this business was not easy by far because I recognized early on that I couldn’t just sell juice, I had to educate people on the benefits and why it was important to incorporate juice into their diets. I want the world to know that everyone deserves nutrition and even more, a great quality of life.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Definitely the Black owned eateries Chef Creole, Lorna’s (on the live music night), GiGi’s Music Cafe Then we’re heading to Rickenbacker Causeway and Virginia Key Beach, the view is amazing. We’re going to book a room at The Copper Door in Overtown Definitely do a B.Lee RnB party (@bleeparty) Get massages at MassageLuxe in Pembroke Pines Rest Hit up Hard Rock Hotel for a concert or some gambling
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to thank my mama! Lol. Seriously, she’s the first person who invested in my venture and who helped me to believe I could do it. My community deserves a shout out too. People think that we don’t care about our health or don’t take our health seriously, but my primary customers come from my very community. Cheers to them for learning new things about themselves, fighting for their health and being open to learning new ways to improve their quality of life. I see us and I support us!
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