“Will you come with me to the bathroom?”
It was a question she never imagined asking in the middle of a business meeting, but Sara could tell she was losing the interest of the buyer. The entrepreneur was trying to get her new product—Spanx—into its first major retailer.
When the buyer hesitated, Sara continued, “I know, I know, it’s a little weird. Will you just please come with me to the bathroom? I want to show you my own product before and after.” It wasn’t until after seeing the magic of Spanx at work that the buyer was convinced to give the product a shot.
With a simple idea designed to solve women’s wardrobe woes, Sara Blakely went from a young woman with just $5,000 in savings to being named the world’s youngest, self-made female billionaire by Forbes Magazine in 2012. Spanx delivers comfort, support, and confidence to women all over the world through a brand that spans everything from undergarments to jeans.
If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to achieve your dreams, Sara’s insight into developing big ideas, having an entrepreneurial mindset, and making things happen is an invaluable tool. Learn from her LIVE at the doTERRA 2021 Convention. Running September 8-11, this year’s theme—evolve—focuses on embracing change and finding the beauty that comes through growth. Virtual tickets are $89 and give you access to General Sessions, Terra Talks, and other educational and inspirational content.