Bold Journey's Exclusive Interview with Wanda

Bold Journey's Exclusive Interview with Wanda

Wanda, so many exciting things to discuss, we can’t wait. Thanks for joining us and we appreciate you sharing your wisdom with our readers. So, maybe we can start by discussing optimism and where your optimism comes from?
My optimism is deeply rooted in a combination of factors that empower and uplift me daily. First and foremost, sticking to my values provides a strong foundation for positivity. I believe in staying true to what matters most to me, and that fuels my optimism even during challenging times. Following my purpose is another driving force behind my optimism. Knowing that I’m aligned with my passion and life’s mission fills me with hope and excitement for the future.
Gratitude plays a significant role in nurturing my optimistic outlook. I make a conscious effort to appreciate all the little things in life, finding joy in everyday moments and expressing gratitude for the blessings I have.
Allowing myself to pursue what I love is incredibly empowering. Engaging in activities and hobbies that bring me joy brings a sense of fulfillment and optimism for the possibilities that lie ahead.
Toxic behaviors and negativity can drain one’s optimism, so I actively distance myself from such influences. Maintaining a positive and healthy environment is crucial to fostering my optimistic mindset.
Meditation is a valuable practice that helps me find inner peace and clarity. Taking moments to center myself allows me to approach challenges with a clear and optimistic perspective.
I also prioritize nourishing my body with healthy foods, as I believe in the profound connection between physical well-being and mental positivity.
Being open and always ready to help others brings a sense of purpose and fulfillment. Making a positive impact on someone’s life reaffirms my belief in the power of kindness and compassion.
Overall, my optimism is a product of the conscious choices I make every day. By cultivating positivity through these practices, I embrace life with hope, enthusiasm, and a belief in the potential for a bright future.

Let’s take a small detour – maybe you can share a bit about yourself before we dive back into some of the other questions we had for you?
I am the founder of Crunchy Mama Box, a global online marketplace specializing in eco-friendly and sustainable products. With over 28 years of experience in the natural beauty and wellness industry, my passion for health and sustainability drives everything we do at Crunchy Mama Box.

The idea behind Crunchy Mama Box was born from my dual commitment to supporting brands in a competitive market and empowering customers to discover products that embody sustainability and healthy ingredients. By curating a selection of top-notch products meeting these criteria, we aim to foster a community that prioritizes well-being and environmental consciousness.

My mission extends to empowering startups, minority-owned, and sustainable businesses. We collaborate with sustainability organizations, driving change and promoting conscious living. Crunchy Mama Box is proud to be a member of the Climate Collaborative, supporting cruelty-free practices, social equality, and education.

The CMB Business Hub is a groundbreaking initiative that was created to provide invaluable resources for businesses striving to make a positive impact. Drawing on my extensive experience, I offer hands-on guidance and unwavering support to help them flourish in the competitive wellness industry.

Looking back, what do you think were the three qualities, skills, or areas of knowledge that were most impactful in your journey? What advice do you have for folks who are early in their journey in terms of how they can best develop or improve on these?
Looking back on my journey, three qualities, skills, and areas of knowledge have been profoundly impactful. First and foremost, persistence and determination have been my guiding forces, allowing me to stay resilient in the face of challenges and forge ahead in pursuit of my goals.

Secondly, staying true to my values has been crucial; by upholding my core beliefs, I’ve ensured that every decision aligns with my mission and purpose. Moreover, I’ve embraced new projects and challenges with a genuine love for exploration, which has fueled my growth and sparked innovation in my endeavors.

In terms of skills, creativity has played a significant role; harnessing my creative abilities has led to unique solutions and a distinct vision for Crunchy Mama Box. Additionally, effective communication and sales skills have been vital in connecting with customers and partners, nurturing meaningful relationships that drive the success of my business. Alongside this, organization and discipline have allowed me to manage various aspects of my enterprise efficiently, ensuring smooth operations.

Regarding knowledge, my 28 years of experience in the sustainable industry have been transformative. This wealth of expertise in creating organic, vegan, and all-natural products through clean manufacturing processes has been instrumental in curating a top-notch selection for Crunchy Mama Box. Furthermore, my involvement in social impact projects has instilled a deep sense of purpose in me, fueling our commitment to promoting conscious living and fostering positive change. Lastly, my comprehensive market knowledge acquired throughout my career has provided valuable insights, empowering me to make informed decisions and stay ahead of market trends.

For those at the early stages of their journey, my advice would be to embrace perseverance, staying true to their values, and embracing new challenges. Nurturing creativity, honing communication and sales skills, and cultivating organizational discipline are also essential to success. Additionally, continuous learning and seeking industry knowledge are crucial to making informed decisions and remaining competitive. Engaging in social impact projects that align with their values can provide a sense of purpose and make a meaningful impact. Collaboration should be embraced, as it often leads to innovative solutions and mutual growth. By incorporating these qualities, skills, and knowledge, aspiring entrepreneurs can navigate their journey with confidence, resilience, and a commitment to making a positive impact in their respective industries.

One of our goals is to help like-minded folks with similar goals connect and so before we go we want to ask if you are looking to partner or collab with others – and if so, what would make the ideal collaborator or partner?
Yes, we are actively seeking collaborators who share our passion for sustainability and making a positive impact on the world. At Crunchy Mama Box, we welcome like-minded sustainable sellers to join our Marketplace and build a thriving business together. If you are a brand owner with eco-friendly products made from healthy and safe ingredients/materials through a clean manufacturing process and have a commitment to giving back to the planet and communities, we would love to connect with you and help you reach our conscious community of customers.

In addition to sustainable sellers, we are also looking to collaborate with service providers such as marketing professionals, creatives (including video makers and photographers), raw material and packaging suppliers, nonprofits, and other partners who can support our sellers in finding valuable resources to grow their businesses.

If you offer services or products that align with our mission, we’d love to explore potential collaborations to strengthen our community further.

To connect with us and explore collaboration opportunities, you can reach out to us via email at Alternatively, you can apply directly by filling out the form on this link:

We look forward to hearing from you and working together to create a more sustainable and conscious future.

Let’s join hands and make a positive impact together!

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