Meet Josephine

This week we get to know Josephine from Gatsou! Gatsou is a beautiful all natural skincare line from Toronto Canada

 

What inspired you to start your company?

A combination of my obsession for healthy skin and my passion to contribute to the society triggered me to start my own company.


What has been the most rewarding part of being an entrepreneur in this space? 

The power of making your decision and use the profit for the greater goods.


What is a surprising lesson you learned along the way?

That nothing comes easy. That we need to be able to dwell and enjoy in the process and hard works.


Who do you turn to for motivation and inspiration? 

Church and its community, family, movies, and books. I have always been fond and grateful of these 3 things in my life. The church community has helped me to grow into the person that I am. My family is my number 1 support. Movies and books never failed to inspire me and giving me new ideas of random things and about everything.


What is a quote that you live by?

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" - Philippians 4:13


Do you have any advice for people who want to start being more conscious consumers?

They could read more news and build relationship with the right people. It will raise their awareness of their surrounding (e.g. common trend of deforestation) hence, they could start supporting environmentally conscious products and stop buying products resulting from illegal activities.


What are some small steps you do in your daily life to be more environmentally friendly?

Using recyclable products


How do you practice self-care?

Stop comparing yourself with other people. Love who you are and love what you are given.


How do you want to be remembered? 

Someone who inspire people to be better.


What’s your favorite book of all time?

Don't have any but I enjoy reading non-fiction and occasionally fiction.

 

Thank you Josephine for sharing so much with us! 

 

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