Printed Mint #Girlboss Interview Series
Tell us about yourself: an intro to you, your business, family, fur-family etc. Where do live? And what is your business name (IG handle), the products you sell & services you provide, + your target market?
I am Arielle Estoria, Speaker, Writer, Author married with no kiddos just a lot of plant babies. Living in Los Angeles Ca but originally from the Bay Area. My shop is @arielleestoria and my merch is shirts, mugs and prints that remind people of their value and worth.
How long ago did you start your business? And what (or who) inspired you to become an entrepreneur? (ie. life changing event, mompreneur, the pandemic?)
I started my biz about 7 years full time... I have always known that I was meant to pursue a life that didn't look practical or consistent. I knew that I had words to share with the world and that's all I wanted to do.
How did you come to learn what you do? (self-taught, education, classes, books, mentors etc.)
Self-taught in a sense of usually the professions we walk into are just extensions of who we are, I was meant to do what I'm doing now!
What has been the most rewarding phase of your career / entrepreneurship? (ie. sold out stock, testimonials, IG following?)
Meeting people (when that was a thing in person) and hearing their stories and how it connected to my own.
What is the most challenging part about being an entrepreneur? (ie. time management, asking for help, juggling life, paying the bills?)
It's a constant wave, you really never know what's going to happen next but it's so fulfilling!
What do you do for inspiration? Do you ever hit creative roadblocks and how do you overcome them?
Music, lots of music. constantly surrounding myself with what or who inspires me, people, nature, arts etc.
What’s the secret to your success (personally/professionally/spiritually)?
The secret sauce is always the very specific thing that only I can bring to the table. I believe that I have been equipped and called and destined for the work I get to do now because it's always been inside me to do so.
What advice do you have for other entrepreneurs just starting out? Do you have any tips or tricks you learned along the way that you’d like to share?
You might feel crazy and that's okay...keep going. it's not meant to make sense to everyone, it's your calling, not theirs.
What do you think the #girlboss / creative female community needs right now?
Rest and a reminder to take it when necessary. Hustle and grit can only take us so far.
What are you working on now and what’s in store for your business this year? Or do you have anything extra you want to share with us - business or personal related?
I am very intentional about how I show up in this space and now in a place I truly never imagined and I’ve established this brand and personhood and it means a lot to me. So here we, my first real branding process, doing big things and I’m very excited about them!!