Business Spotlight - Monique Sar
Supportive Naturals | CBD Self-Care Essentials
Meet Monique Sar, Owner of Supportive Naturals. Supportive Naturals is an online retail broad spectrum CBD brand. Their mission is to help people and their families by challenging perceptions, breaking down barriers, and by offering high quality, premium CBD.
Cannabidiol (CBD) products have become a popular product and controversial subject recently. So to pursue this line of business it was a risk taker that Monique Sar was willing to take. You see it took Monique around 9 months to even take the leap to leave her practice in finance and pursue this new venture. Then it took her about 4 months to plan everything and do her Launch in the U.S.
But why did she make this jump?
I made the decision to follow my calling, because not only did I want to make a greater impact for the world, I also wanted to create an extraordinary life for myself. My grandmother had passed away suddenly and it triggered something in me to make a change for myself. I was comfortable in my financial planning practice, but it was no longer fulfilling. My family immigrated to the states as refugees and they did what refugees do, go to work and work hard.
My mother raised my brother and I as a single mom and gave us the opportunity to do great things. I knew it was time to take on a new challenge and start something new. My co-founder and I originally intended for Supportive Naturals to become a nonprofit, but when we realized we were only serving a certain amount of people, we saw the greater opportunity to help more people if we decided to take this global!
And she did! Monique was able to Launch on October 12 her products in the U.K and also add a new range of products in the U.S. But it wasn’t always a perfect road, Monique recalls one mistake that thankfully did not turn into a disaster. She remembers overlooking something in a wholesale document and after that mistake, learned to pay closer attention to details to avoid anything slipping through the cracks again.
And let’s not forget that this line of business comes with many downsides as it is. So how does she stays motivated and focused?
Due to the nature of my industry, many things are out of my control. There is also a huge negative stigma surrounding the cannabis industry and I came from an extremely square background. With all of these things to overcome, my family and my significant other are the most important people in my life and they are my inspiration to continue pushing forward through the daily adversity that hits me.
Simon Sinek always says, “People don’t buy what you do they buy WHY you do it.” I am a big believer in the law of attraction and I know that if we hold true to our mission, values, and our why, everything will follow.
Following your dreams is not an easy road. Not everyone, will agree with you because not everyone will share your vision. As you can see you don’t get to the top without tripping on a few stones. And at times some of these stones will be bigger than you, but when there is a will there is a way. As usual I asked Monique what would be her advice for anyone looking to follow the same career path as her and this is what she had to say:
My advice would be to pay attention to infrastructure and hire a legal team. There are many unknown variables in this space and it is important to always protect yourself. My team has even nicknamed me, “Captain Compliant,” for this reason!
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