Meet boss babe Elena from Splendour Box
I met lovely Elena through a mutual friend many years ago whilst living in Perth. I have watched her bring Splendour Box to life, with such courage and determination whilst being a full time Mum too. It is such an amazing concept allowing us (you + me) to purchase the box and trial new products with values that align (environmentally aware, socially conscious, employing cruelty-free processes and promotes clean living). Companies won't change unless they see profits decrease, so buy consciously, ethically and from your heart supporting these local businesses. Thanks for providing us with such a great service and gift idea Elena!
1. Explain to us all of the ‘must knows’ about Splendour Box.
Growing up on a farm I cultivated a deep love and appreciation for all things natural. As an adult, I went on to study a Diploma in Health & Skincare which gave me insight into a whole new world of wellness and perpetual health, but it wasn’t until my kids were born that I started questioning the bigger corporations and their processes and ingredients they include in packaged foods, skincare and cleaning products.
With Splendour Box I wanted to create a platform that gives everyday people (mostly woman) access to products from businesses that share certain values which includes being environmentally aware, socially conscious, employing cruelty-free processes and promotes clean living - Businesses and products we can trust!
2. I am super passionate about showing up as the very best version of ourselves possible. I deeply encourage my clients to live authentically and inline with what matters to them because I believe when we do so the whole universe conspires to help us. But sometimes our ego, dives in and pushes our big dreams aside.
How do you handle your ego and fear based thoughts and have you got any tips for us?
Following my dream and passion to create a business is the single most stressful and satisfying thing I have ever done! Sometimes doubt creeps in and it smothers my drive and motivation. So, one Sunday, while I was packing boxes and my family was enjoying a lovely day out, I realised that only I can push myself and make my dreams a reality. I started listening to the power of affirmations and positive thought processes and by the end of that day I decided that every morning I’ll get up and say to myself, out loud: “I am fearless”, “Good things happen to me”
3. Intuition, I explain this to my clients as the voice within us that doesn’t talk.
How has your intuition helped you in getting where you are today? And do you have any tips for us on how to tune into it?
It took me a long time to recognise and listen to my intuition. There was no big event that happened in my life where I could say: wow, that was the day I followed my intuition. It’s been more like a series of decisions & choices in life and sometimes I made the right decisions and other times the wrong ones and it’s through the mistakes that I recognised my instincts or intuition. So, my advice is, don’t dwell on your mistakes, but use them to tune in to that gut feeling and it will help you trust your instincts when the time is right.
4. Lets spice things up with a random question, If you could be any animal in the world what would you be?
Lioness – she’s fierce & always fighting for survival, but she’s also loving & caring and would do anything for her family and tribe.
5. To finish up, please share with us what is one quote/ motto/ message you like to live by?
“If it’s both terrifying and amazing, then you should definitely pursue it!”
THANK YOU so much Elena, for taking the time to inspire us today. I am also a big believer of affirmations - so powerful aren't they! When I read your answer to no. 4 the 'random question' I got goosebumps - YES gee that sums up women so well doesn't it. Thanks again, keep shining, keep being you and keep brining light and offering us all this abundant range of amazing products. xx