Kari Cantrell McMinnville
Tell us a little about yourself and family life.
I’m a christian, wife, and mother of three, Blake 29, Baylee 23 and Karlee 14. I’m also a nana of 2 beautiful boys, Kyler 8 and Lane 6. I was born and raised in Mcminnville, TN, where I still reside, love my lil hometown! I have been a hairstylist/therapists for 29 years. I own a salon right next to our home, which was a dream come true for me! I joined EBW in May of this year, so I now have a bra boutique in my side room of my salon. My family is super busy! We operate 3 businesses between us. We enjoy our houseboat, laking, going to church and sinply being together. My husband is also self employed, so i try to help him as i can.
Tell us about what appealed to you to join EBW?
My why: I have also struggled with finding the right bra. I’m not small chested, and I really struggled with this for years. I’ve endured a lot of neck and shoulder issues because of not being properly fitted. A friend introduced me to EBW and it was fate! I was seeing a chiropractor 1 time a week, and I don’t have to go that often now. I think it’s because of the bras I’m wearing!!
How do you balance everything?
How do I balance all of this…lol I’m pretty sure I’m not!! I will tell you this though, PRAYER, PRAYER AND MORE PRAYER! I also have the best support system ever! My husband and children are always there for me! My mother was a prayer warrior. I lost her almost 5 years ago, but she instilled in me work hard, love the most and always bathe everything in prayer. I think she was the smartest person ever!
What is the one piece of advice you would give to a Rep who is just starting out with Essential Bodywear?
I’m a firm believer that you can talk about a product all day but unless you are wearing it, all of it, then no one will trust your opinion. I love and use all of our products. I love the bras, underwear, shapewear, and slimming tanks are definitely right next to the bras on my favorite list. And the tunics and leggings…LOVE!
How do you push through setbacks or disappointments in your business?
Be consistent. Talk to someone or many everyday. People are always listening. Even if you get a no, maybe down the road they will change their mind, or tell a friend about you. Always keep trying because people are listening, I was and I couldn’t be happier.
What key things do you see yourself doing that are helping you gain consistent bookings?
My salon has made this easier for me to sell but I have also gotten more comfortable. That is what I’m working on right NOW! BEING UNCOMFORTABLE and trying to book parties, and asking ladies to join this awesome team! I needed it so bad at this time in my life. I know other people do too. I am thankful for Renea Bess for being consistent with me!