Gosh I do love Primalista Stacey! There is a magic about all Primalistas and to be honest I love every single one of them! We all have different backgrounds but share the same passion: real food, helping other and being able to work from home to be there for our families. Stacey was one of the first members of my Potential Primalistas Facebook Group and spent some time in there, letting me know she was keen but not ready to join yet. Stacey booked in for a VIPP Chat which was the early version of the Primalista Discovery Call and stood for Very Interested Potential Primalista!!
In our VIPP Chat Stacey told me about her hubby and 2 kids, how she already worked for someone else and runs a business called Tiny Tables with her husband. How she was getting her kitchen renovated (you should see it – stunning and she has two ovens!). Stacey told me how she enjoys cooking but doesn’t like sales. How she wasn’t Paleo but had some food intolerances and how she wanted to make a change and improve her sleep while she was at it. She was hoping to mainly service stockists and to bake for between four to ten hours per week.
All of us as Primal Alternative admire Stacey as she really just goes for it! There is no shyness, no lurking, no BS excuses – cos you know it is one thing wanting to do something – and another to get yourself out of the way and get it done! Stacey contacted lots of places within a one hour radius of her home, set goals about how much she wanted to bake and earn and held tastings at stockists to get the Primal Alternative brand out there. Stacey said no to burn out and focussed on a slow and steady build.
To Stacey: Stacey I am so proud to have you as a Primalista. I feel I can rely on you to get the job done and get it done well. You were the first Primalista in Queensland and have been an amazing Sista to the new QLD Primalistas coming on board. Thank you for being here! Here is to more fab years ahead together and I hope to meet you soon!! Love, H xx
Let’s jump into the interview with Stacey to find out more!
H: Tell us about you. About your home, about your work and your family. What does a day in your life look like?
Stacey: Married to an amazing man who is invested in this as much as me, 2 amazing teenagers one of each (smiley face), working full time and running 2 business’s. Living on a hobby farm with cows and chickens who are all crazy I swear. Its pretty full on but my children get to see a lot, farming, cooking, business, customer service etc etc. I do try weekly to take some time out and get into the Jacuzzi,
H: How did you come across Primal Alternative and the opportunity to become a Primalista?
Stacey: Actually my neighbour suggest I take a look at it about 2 years ago. Found it interesting. Hadn’t looked into this type of eating before.
H: What appealed to you about becoming a Primalista?
Stacey: Working for myself. Eating better, I enjoy (most of the time) making thing from scratch.
H: How does being a Primalista fit in to your working life? Do you want it to become a full-time job for you or do you see it as more of a hobby?
Stacey: Yes Full time but not just with Primal, I want to expand in other ways too, I see a lot of opportunity. I just don’t see myself baking full time.
Without the support of Helen and Primalistas I think I may have given up
H: How often do you bake?
Stacey: Every week, sometimes twice. I do aim to have one weekend off a month but when people call for it, how can I say no (smiley face).
H: How many stockists do you have, and would you like to give any of them a little shout out?
Stacey: About 5 or 6. Big shout out to Go Vita Mt Ommaney in West End being the first to come one board and take a chance on me.
H: What do you love about being a Primalista?
Stacey: The group to be honest, I find them all to be so inspiring and amazing to work with. I have really enjoyed getting to know these ladies over the last year and we come from varied back grounds and have found this common ground.
Without the support of Helen and Primalistas I think I may have given up. On my down moments (not that I have had too many specifically with Primal but life in general) they lift me up, give hints and tips or just encouragement to keep going.
What don’t you enjoy about being a Primalista?
The breads sticking or my pizzza’s breaking LL
What is your most favourite Primal Alternative related memory from the last 12 months?
Sending my baked goods to Jo Whitton, was a long trip in the post and when they arrived safely I felt I could breathe again. Feeling proud that they were up to her standard. Thanks Jo
Where do you see yourself in the next 12 months?
That’s a hard one….Can you check back in 6 months and I might have a better idea J
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