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February 15, 2021 54 min
Episode #8 Season Two Speaking of Love Wins Guest: Itika Oldwine Grimble – founder of Oldvine Florals On this episode we are speaking love wins. Itika Oldwine Grimble, founder and owner of Oldvine Florals in downtown LA, proved that love was not cancelled in 2020. As a black women business owner, Itika boarded up her shop to march for racial justice, pivoted her business in a pandemic with success, was proposed to and married her love Brian and in April their baby girl arrives! If you think love doesn’t win, please listen to Itika’s story! It may sound like a fairy tale, but we all have a shot at one! Listening Notes: 1:08 RED SPADE message – my new sponsor! 2:50 Itika Oldwine Grimble is proof Love Wins! 3:30 The Love Wins House Party – get your tickets now! 5:00 How is love speaking to you today? 6:10 Itika and I worked together at The Oprah Winfrey Show 7:00 Oldvine Florals 7:52 A black woman business owner’s perspective 8:53 Pivot 9:18 The universe 10:00 Do you need help? 12;00 The “We deliver” pivot 12:50 Love was not cancelled! 13:15 Small business owner 13:52 COVID lessons & meeting challenges 14:43 Air filtering plants 16:40 RED SPADE – we are spending more time at home 17:52 Business, love, baby 18:18 Did you ever think you would be a mom? 21:30 The blessing of birth 22:22 The Instagram post that says it all 24:38 Claim it! 24:43 Grateful 24:56 “I feel like I’m being rewarded.” 25:50 Being a mom 26:30 How has Brian (Itika’s husband) helped you? 27:11 “I always wanted to succeed professionally but it never necessarily included me owning my own business or being an entrepreneur.” 28:15 “He (Brian) saw an opportunity for me to branch out and have my own business. 29:48 You only need one person to say yes. 31:01 How do you think Brian is going to be as a daddy to baby girl Grimble? 32:40 Itika’s Big Mama’s advice 34:28 Do you have a daily prayer? 36L15 How does love define you or speak to you? 37:09 “To truly love a friend, a spouse, a partner you have to love them through the hard stuff.” 38:08 “Love embodies me.” 38:36 “Love always wins.” 40:16 Was there ever a time during this time of racial injustice where you said you were done? 41:46 “I’m a black woman, I have a lot of African American friends and family obviously. We are black business owners. How can I best serve my community?” 43:06 What is the first thing you will say to your baby girl? 44:38 The wedding 47:32 “I don’t lack for anything.” 49:15 Anyone struggling to find love, what would you say? 49:48 “You have to put yourself out there!” 50:45 “The business of finding love is important.” 50:52 Itika is the Spotlight on Love winner at The Love Wins House Party 52:40 Follow Itika @oldvineflorals @itikagrimble Resources: Oldvine Florals Connect with Itika Instagram @itikagrimble @oldvineflorals Facebook @itikagrimble @oldvineflorals
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