Tell us a bit about yourself -
My name is Emily Eggebrecht. I am the owner of Consider the Wldflwrs a jewelry brand based in Nashville, TN. I have a diploma in graduate diamonds and I am a bench jeweler. Here at CTWF I manage a team of 3 other people and we each have our own specialties that make our jobs really special to each of us. I have a husband named Ben and a sweet little pup named Peeve. I have been in Nashville for 7 years and originally moved here to study Opera. Nashville is my home and I can’t wait to see it grow and change in the years to come.
Do you have a favorite aspect of your job?
My favorite aspect of my job is celebrating with people. When people come to us with their life milestones whether it is graduation, marriage, having a baby or an anniversary I love to hear their stories and celebrate those moments with them. I love being in the wedding industry because almost every weekend I know someone getting married and it’s so sweet and special!
What does self-care mean to you?
Self-care means a work/life balance for me. I am a number three on the enneagram.. or what they call “the achiever” so I strive to finish my to-do list and find satisfaction in that - often working way more than the average person. But I have also learned that I am better in relationships, friendships and I am a better boss when I set aside “me” time. For me that means quality time with Ben (most likely at happy hour at taproom), spending time outside (enough time to consider the wildflowers ;)) and getting my nails done (P&M fan of course).
What inspired you to start your own company?
My original inspiration for starting my own company was to be able to make jewelry and sell it for a good cause. I will say, when I first started my company I did not intend to be my own boss forever. I kept trying to get other jobs for a long time but eventually I realized that this was the plan laid out for me, and I believed that it would survive because God wanted it to. God had restored so much that was broken in my life and given me the confidence to start a business so even today I figure that it is in His hands!
What is the biggest lesson you've learned as a Girl Boss and what encouragement can you offer an aspiring girl boss?
The biggest lesson I have learned is probably that your business is not YOU. You are not your business… have a life outside of it. Have relationships and healthy lifestyle habits because if you let the ups and downs of owning a business run your life you will never be free from it! People always tell me that it must be nice to be your own boss, but I always say… oh you have no idea the self-control involved in running a business and not letting it run you!
Spring is finally here! What's your favorite thing about this season?
Flowers!! Of course… seeing wildflowers on the side of the roads is my absolute favorite. I named my company shortly after a summer trip to Colorado where I saw mountains and mountains of wildflowers. I really do love them.
Emily is hosting a huge giveaway right now that includes a $750 gift card to Consider the Wldflwrs as well as a cookbook from Nutrition Stripped and a Classic Manicure & Luxe Pedicure from us! Enter to win here: http://bit.ly/treatyourselfright