- She became the number 1 best-selling product on Amazon the day after launch
- 6 figure business overnight after getting featured on Oprah
- 7 figure business in the first year of business
The success of Gratitude Glass JarsSince this day, Claire and her Gratitude Jars have gone from strength to strength, supporting others in times of need and celebrating the spirit of living with her loyal customer base. In times of uncertainty where emotional resilience really is key, her simple, yet nurturing approach of sharing her story to inspire others, has guided many. Providing them with the tools they need to maintain their own positive energy, heal, or to simply celebrate the spirit of living. This method is widely celebrated as it does not depend on external circumstances, but is rather an innate power of the human soul. Her jars have also been featured as ‘Oprah’s Favorite Thing’s in 2017’ and ‘Oprah’s Favorite Thing’s Hall of Fame’ in 2019’s’ O Magazine. We were lucky enough to be able to chat with Claire about her journey so far and how she navigates the ups and downs of entrepreneurship.
What ignited the spark in you to start your business?It originally started as a way for me to heal, but I started making a few jars on the side and thanks to the NY trade show and Oprah it really took off!
Was there a significant turning point when you decided to become an entrepreneur?I have always had the entrepreneurial, creative spark within me. But I never had the courage to truly pursue it until I started to take baby steps in that area. I suffered from a lot of self-doubt and insecurities as a child, a teenager a young female. I went through bullying, did not have the healthiest family life growing up and constantly felt that I didn’t deserve success. This fed a lot into my lack of confidence to immediately go down that path. However, I always had that spark and now, that spark is a flame that will never go out. Never again will I let a person, or people dull my light….
Looking back is there a piece of advice you wish to pass onto someone starting out their entrepreneurial journey?You owe it to yourself to try. If you really believe in the idea, the product, the business that you have and your willing to invest the time to give it a shot, then you owe it to yourself to try. You will never know the success it may bring into your life, you have to take that risk….but the rewards of knowing that you gave something a go, completely outweigh the constant mind game of being left wondering if I ‘coulda, woulda, shoulda’..
What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
- Solution focused