Sarah Collins is the Founder of Lucky Locks — a multi-faceted company that brings the sparkle into lives. The company trains and equips aspiring entrepreneurs around the world with a whimsical way to earn an income. With their services, they provide a hair sparkling treatment that magically ignites curiosity, conversation, and connects communities.
Lucky Locks has brought those things closer not only for myself, but for many others. I am a passionate entrepreneur and when I began this company in 2016 I found others who were interested in becoming self-employed but were nervous to take the leap alone… so in 2017 I started the Partner Program where I equip + coach others to run their own Lucky Locks across the globe. I love empowering people to generate income for themselves while bringing happiness to others as well as themselves, and Lucky Locks has provided that for our team in an exciting way.
Q: What would you like to see your team accomplish in 2019?
We are looking to plant at least 1 Partner in every state, so that we can spread the joy of this business farther and wider. We are also smoothing out kinks in a sponsorship program to make Lucky Locks more accessible to aspiring entrepreneurs in developing countries.
Q: Who is your role model or hero?
Brit Marling. She is unique, creative, intelligent and a visionary. She is a woman who forwent her initial career path which could have taken her financially far, but she had a larger vision and message to share through storytelling via the film industry, so she blazed that path fearlessly and successfully.
Q: What is your favorite book?
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. It’s hilarious and devastating, layered and uniquely written.
Q: Do you use any specific method or system to run daily operations?
I still find value in writing things down, pen to paper, it helps my brain remember important details. However, there are many digital systems that I use to keep mass amounts of information organized and myself sane — simple ones such as Google Sheets have helped keep this creative mind meticulously organized on the daily.
Q: Why did you choose your present industry at this time?
I didn’t choose it, it chose me. I was formerly a graphic designer and photographer doing visual marketing for various clients. I love that the task of creating and sharing beauty has been the path my career has been paved with, and now the task of “sparkling” people and training others on how to run their businesses is the way I share beauty. The transition happened as I started to realize I enjoy people more than computers, and I wanted to model my life around having more meaningful human interaction and a simpler way of sharing beauty.
Q: What is the best/worst moment you can remember in your career?
The best and worst moment of my career was the same…getting laid off from my last ever corporate job. Being let go is never the nicest feeling, but it was just the shove that I needed to plunge into the depths of business ownership, of executing my vision which I had been dreaming up for years. It has been the most sharpening experience to be thrown into problem-solving mode every day, knowing that I have to be the first responder to everything that surfaced, or else I have to figure out how to outsource. I have learned so much more in these few years of being a founder, than in any of my other jobs combined.
Q: Looking back – if you could advise a younger version of yourself to do something different – what would it be?
I would advise myself to never operate out of fear or competition and to trust in the abundance and provision of resources that are accessible to you when you follow the path of the things you love, the things that make you light up and come alive.
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