“Celebrating Life, Now” with Lynnette Abbott

Do you ever catch yourself watching, wishing and waiting to press play on a dream or idea that’s been brewing in your heart?

What I’ve noticed with many of my clients is they already have success in business, but they have this secret heart project that they want to bring to the world.

In this episode, I get cozy with Lynnette Abbott where we talk about trust, taking steps blindly and making decisions from love, not fear.

Lynnette Abbott is the founder and designer of Craft My Occasion, a company that creates party supplies celebrating children of color.

What started as a party planning company, turned into a purpose-driven company when Lynnette discovered that there was a huge disparity in the amount and variety of party supplies that feature characters of colors.

As a creative, Lynnette was compelled to create more diversity for the party planning industry. Her specialty is not accepting the status quo, crafting, and spending time with her two children.

Craft My Occasion’s party supplies raised more than $21,000 and was named a “Project We Love” by Kickstarter. The party supplies have also been featured in The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Parents, Black Enterprise, and POPSUGAR.

Tune in and listen below:

What you'll hear (and don't want to miss!)

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Resources + links mentioned:

Craft My Occassion

Connect with Craft My Occasion on Facebook and Instagram!

Build Your Challenge

Love Over Metrics

Little Mermaid Picture

Minding Wellness, Lynnette Abbott on Thriving with Cancer


Key Quotes:

“I wanted to have things that my children could look at and identify with, and feel proud about. I wanted them to embrace themselves and promote self-love.” [10:44]

“I knew for sure I was going to reach my goal, and I don’t know how I knew that. I just had an inner knowing.” [23:51]

“I think that what I did the best was just lean into what I’m good at.” [27:02]

“Sometimes I think we forget to be grateful that we’re living and we’re alive, so celebrating life to me is not just about birthdays, and it doesn’t have to be a party. Just remember to celebrate the fact that you’re here, you’re alive and you’re well.” [39:06]

“This journey that I’ve been on with my healing has caused me to open my eyes to so many things in my life.” [44:48]

“I didn’t get where I am today in my life by making decisions based on fear.” [64:13]

I hope you enjoyed Lynnette’s journey as much as I did. In this episode, we mentioned the Build Your Challenge course that Lynnette joined before launching her $21,000 Kickstarter campaign. You can get the 5-step roadmap for free at buildyourchallenge.com.

And to learn more about the Love Over Metrics Incubator that Lynnette has been a part of, make sure you’re on the waitlist at loveovermetrics.com.

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The Lead with Love podcast is hosted by Jadah Sellner (that's me!). I help entrepreneurs build their tribes with the online program, Build Your Challenge. I'm also an author, international keynote + TEDx speaker, poet, and creator of Love Over Metrics™, a Business Growth Incubator and Mastermind for women with big ambitions and even bigger hearts. #LeadWithLove

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