Updated: Nov 11, 2020
People want to know who I am. That doesn't seem like anything sinister, but, somehow just the thought of attempting to answer that question makes my chest tight. Not because I feel inferior to the mass of unknown people but because I don't know how to condense myself into labels (labels that are often misunderstood). For example, I have an iPhone, and to me, it is mostly just a phone. I don't feel like people who have android are inferior. I don't get into arguments about features, and I don't know Apple's entire history- It is just a phone.
What I'm saying is, I don't put my identity into material things. I don't base my decisions off of anyone else's logic because if and when things go wrong, I'm the one who's responsible.
When it comes to running a business, experts will advise that people want to know who you are, whether it's products or services, ultimately we're selling ourselves. That being said, I'd like to briefly introduce myself: I am Arkesia Chavers, Founder and lead esthetician at ArCh Skincare. I will be 35 this December 1, and I live in Grand Prairie, TX. I graduated from Trimble Technical H.S. in 2004. While there were things that I wanted to try until recently, my life had no real direction. I've been incarcerated, I've had to bury a child, I've held Over 30 jobs, and my first business was selling Pure Romance. I've worked for Fortune 500 companies and scammers, pimps, and almost everything in between. In addition to ArCh Skincare, I'm pursuing a degree in Psychology at Barclay College.
Some people have hurt me, and there are people that I have hurt. Because of that, I have trust issues. And yet, here I am putting it all on the line! Why? Because the journey that I'm on requires me to be transparent. People who are curious need to know that I am human. You need to know that I didn't and don't always have it all figured out. I don't want to make these posts too long; I know you all have things to do and appreciate you taking the time here today. I understand the need to know who you're dealing with, especially in these uncertain times. With the nature of services that I provide, you have a right to feel comfortable in my care. My professional and personal integrity will not allow me to sell a product or perform a service without knowing how safe and/or useful it is first.
I'm looking forward to sharing more of myself with you as we navigate through the world of beauty together. If there are any questions, I can answer or topics that you'd like to cover. Don't hesitate to reach out; I'd love to hear from you.
See you soon.