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Accidental Entrepreneur

By Angela Carillo on Monday, April, 23rd, 2018 in Business, Gratitude List, Soap Making.

Alegna Soap® accidental entrepreneur


I consider myself an accidental entrepreneur. I don’t have any of the qualities of an entrepreneur.  I’m not a risk taker, I don’t like change, and I don’t mind working for someone else and being told what to do. In fact, I like not being the one in charge. But as I got older I noticed something interesting.  My comfort zone was shrinking and I didn’t like it at all.

I’ve been defined by someone else my whole life.  Dominick and Ruth’s daughter, Brian’s wife, Steven and Elaine’s mom. I love being all those things.  In fact, I’m proud of all those relationships. As I got older I felt there was something missing though.  I needed to be known for myself. Angela. I needed another purpose and so I became an accidental entrepreneur.

I didn’t start Alegna Soap to make money, I started it to have my own identity. To learn, to use my brain and grow as a person. I’ve had to push myself out of my comfort zone and do things I never thought I could.  Like teaching soap making, being on TV, speaking in public and traveling to Haiti. I’ve taken risks, screwed up, made good decisions and bad ones too.  I learned to trust my intuition. If something doesn’t feel right, then it isn’t for me.  I’ve fallen down, and got back up. As Alegna Soap grew, I did too, both of us very slowly.  I look back on the past 8 years and can’t believe how far I’ve come.

I’m grateful I made the decisions I did in my life that led me to where I am today.  Is there something you’ve done that you’ve grown from? What are you grateful for this week?


Yours in Gratitude,


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4 responses to “Accidental Entrepreneur”

  1. Roberta says:

    So true. I love watching you grow!!

  2. cindy jones says:

    Angela, that is amazing. I love how much there is to learn about being an entrepreneur and glad to have colleagues like you to help.

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