We had the good fortune of connecting with Joey Rea and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Joey, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking.
Risk is a scary thing for many people. Shoot, it is a scary thing for me, for sure! But honestly, when it comes to how I think about risk and what I might gain from taking the risk, usually it is the only way to go. From risk comes so much growth, whether it be personal, financial, spiritual, anything really… if you don’t take the risk, you never know what could have happened. If you stay in your comfort zone your whole life, where will that get you? Surely, not as far as it would if you were to have stepped outside of your comfort zone and taken the risk.
What should our readers know about your business?
Wild Sun Wellness is an herbal wellness company striving to spread the herbal word through tasteful experience and mindful healing. It has been a challenging journey, but it is one I wouldn’t give up for the world! I am so grateful and so humbled to learn all the ins and outs of a working business. I truly learn something new every single day and I think that is the coolest part about owning your own business – I am constantly challenged by financial goals or creating different marketing strategies, and by keeping up with the ever evolving wellness industry. Wild Sun Wellness is a unique company because we are constantly creating value for our customers through educational blog posts, wellness tips and tricks, astrological info, herbal recipes and so much more!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First off, we would wake up early and head out to Dreamy Draw for a beautiful morning hike! After that, we would hit up Luci’s Healthy Marketplace for a refreshing and strong cold brew and a little bit of breakfast. We would probably head to the pool later that day, or maybe even head out to the Salt River for a little rest and relaxation on the water. We would most likely go for a fun dinner at Sushiholic to end the day. The next few days would look quite similar, but I would make sure we hit up these coffee shops and breakfast spots: Queen Creek Olive Mill, LGO, Lux, Fame, Berdena’s, Press Coffee, and Wildflower Bread Company For food, we would for sure cook Chula Seafood salmon at home one night, we would probably go to George’s Kitchen, St Francis, Crujiente Tacos, Forno 301 (maybe here twice!!) Fun spots we would most likely hit for shopping, drinks and treats up would be the Churchill, Essence Bakery, Local Nomad, Muse, Phoenix General, the Wandering Tortoise, Huss tasting room, Phoenix Beer Co, Helton, and Arizona Wilderness (Downtown location).
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I could give TONS of shoutouts!! But, my most important shoutout would be the support I receive from my sister, Sydney. She is a marketing genius and she has helped me sort through ideas, create content, be my guinea pig for just about any new recipe I come up with. She has given me support in tough times and pushed me when I needed a little tough love, I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today with Wild Sun Wellness without that lady <3
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