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Daily Inspiration: Meet Julie Manquen

Today we’d like to introduce you to Julie Manquen. 

Hi Julie, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I started my career over 20 years ago as a hairstylist working part-time because I had a love of hair and helping people. I also loved the fact that I had the flexibility to work around my children’s schedule and be home with them when I wanted to. I was in that field for a little over 10 years and moved into the healthcare field and worked as a Care Coordinator for close to another 10 years. I have always had a love of beauty, helping people, and a craving to start my own business. A friend of mine brought me the opportunity of Monat which combined all of my passions. I have the ability to help others through haircare, skincare, and wellness products. I have been presented with an amazing opportunity to build a business that is structured around family, gratitude, and service. 

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
No, it has not. I lost my mother to bladder cancer when my daughter was only a year and a half. I was devastated. I myself was diagnosed with thyroid cancer a few years later and had my entire thyroid removed and went through radioactive iodine therapy at the age of 34. My sister passed away a few years ago in her sleep at the age of 50 which was devastating. 

It’s been a little difficult starting my business due to the negative stigma towards MLM’s. Monat is different in many ways and our products and the company speaks for themselves. My hair and skin have totally transformed over the past year plus from strictly using the products. Being a former hairstylist, I was very resistant to even trying the products but now I will not use anything else. It’s disheartening when those close to you are not supportive of your endeavors but I do have many…such as my little sister and my mother in law.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I love to help make women feel better about themselves! My motto is: Shine from the inside out! When we feel good about ourselves on the inside it shows on the outside. My company encompasses all areas, it’s true that we sell hair, skin, and wellness products but we also strive to give back to the community through gratitude. We have so much and we need to share our gifts that God gave us with others. I think it is important for us to see every one, even the quiet person in the corner that most people don’t see. I see them! I would love to help them, either through helping them feel better about themselves or if they are looking for an opportunity like I was.

I also publish a weekly lifestyle blog that focuses on haircare, skincare, beauty, and other fun tips! It’s called Hello South!

I am so blessed to be building a business that creates more freedom for myself and my husband. I would love to reach a point that we can semi-retire, travel, and work the business together! 

The best part is sharing amazing anti-aging, naturally-based haircare, skincare, and wellness products that I know work better than any other out there on the market! 

How do you think about luck?
I don’t believe in luck! I believe in blessings. I have many blessings in my life, I have also had many struggles to overcome. We either let those struggles keep us down or we use them as a stepping stone to make improvements. It’s much easier to say you have bad luck and stay “stuck” than to use that “bad luck” to live that life you have dreamed of! 


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Derek Manquen

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