Nicole Cranford is an old classmate of mine - we graduated from Dutch Fork High School together. She has recently started a new venture with Norwex and has been teaching her friends, family and customers the importance of chemical free cleaning.
Tell us about yourself.
A little about me. I live in Lexington, SC with my hubby, Robert, 2 children, William & Valerie, along with 3 fur babies, Gonzo, Sierra, & Barlie. I worked 20 years in Retail. We decided a year ago that staying home with the kids is worth not having to pay for daycare. I’m in love with every minute!
What are five things that bring you JOY?
- Working in my yard. I love digging in the dirt. It’s amazing to watch the garden & flowers grow!
- The Beach. There is something about that big massive space called water. It calls me. I’m a Pisces, the fish sign. It rejuvenated my soul & well being.
- My kids. Seeing them accomplish small tasks or just laughing brings so much light into my world.
- Crafting! I live at Hobby Lobby. I worked there for 6 years, from part time to Store Manager. Having a glue gun in my hand or ribbon is glittery smiles for me.
- My husband. He keeps me grounded. I’m a dreamer and he is the realist. I will float in the clouds all day of I could. If your dreams don’t scare you, you are not dreaming big enough.
If money weren’t a problem, what you spend your days doing?
If money wasn’t a problem, I would spend my days just like they are right now. Just living. Maybe travel more. To see this beautiful earth that we were so graciously given!
Tell us about your business and how you got started with Norwex.
I started with Norwex in May 2016. A friend invited me to a party. A friend who I haven’t seen in a while so it was great to catch up. She impressed me with her presentation and really showing how cleaning was going to be so much easier for me. Just Water & Microfiber. Norwex mission is to radically reduce the use of chemicals in our homes, creating safe havens! Norwex has impacted my life, family and surroundings. I haven’t used paper towels in over a year! I’m sharing a modern way to clean. Cutting cleaning time to spend with my kids. Saving money for other fun activities. And spreading the word of Norwex in family households. Norwex has a wide variety of products that’s not just of cleaning! Pets, kids and personal care too.
What do you enjoy most about being a Norwex Consultant?
The best part about being a Norwex Consultant is not only am I impacting homes with safer environments but creating friendships. I have met so many creative, empowering & loving women in this industry. That is my favorite part. Learning about others & building relationships for years to come!
What motivates you?
My motivation stems that Norwex is needed in every household. With cancer rates, diseases & the unknown, we need to be more aware of what we are putting on our bodies and what we are breathing. Getting back to the basics & loving our Mother Earth!
What is your biggest struggle as a business owner?
The biggest struggle I have as a business owner is time management. When to turn it off and on. Your faith & family are first! Sometimes they become second. Finding the right time is the struggle. I’m working on this.
What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?
There are no surprises with me. Lol!
What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement in Norwex is being #7 in my region for sales. Sales do not relate money to me. It relates to households, the amount of lives I touched with sharing a product that works! That is environmental-friendly. One that everyone can use! Adults and children. Safe for pets too.
What piece of advice would you give someone thinking about starting their own business?
My advice for starting your own business is to never give up. Always give your best self to your work. It shows. When it’s hard, keep pushing and move on to another strategy. Be creative!
If you would like to learn more about Norwex, join Nicole's Facebook group HERE.
Nicole has graciously given a household bundle as part of our prize package for the Hello, Summer Giveaway. If you haven't entered yet, get on it!
The Norwex Household Bundle includes the dusting mitt, window cloth & enviro cloth.