Raynell Steward, better known as Supa Cent is a boss chick in every sense of the word. The Viner turned beauty mogul has been kicking ass and taking names this year with the launch of her makeup line The Crayon Case. But as of this week, she’s making headlines for earning ONE MILLION dollars in 90 minutes from her Black Friday Sale. Talk about BOSS!
Here are three things that you can learn from the rise and ball of Supa Cent:
1.) Hustle Hard
Supa is a hustler. If you’ve been following Supa Cent for a while, then you know all about her hilarious Vines where she would share some snippets of her personal life. She shared with her followers that she worked as a housekeeper and later as a waitress to make ends meet and support her son. What’s admirable about her is that she took her passion and hustled to make it happen. Now I’m not saying you need to work several jobs to make your dreams happen, but the hustle needs to be there and the desperation to do whatever you need to do to, to make whatever you need to shake, shake!
2.) Play Smart
In 2017, Steward launched her cosmetics business offering an eyeshadow palette, Box of Crayons, as the first product. The palette includes a wide assortment of colors reminiscent of a fresh box of Crayola crayons. Shortly after the palette went viral on social media, Crayola released their own makeup line [eerily similar to Box of Crayons]. Instead of taking legal action, Steward focused on her own product and tweaking the branding to clearly stand out from Crayola. Of course, it worked and the palette has become a fan favorite, requiring restock after restock.
Steward took advantage of her social media success and turned it into a LUCRATIVE bag. Now that’s BAD. ASS!
“I am just a normal girl from New Orleans who has a public sense of humor. Which got me to where I am today.”
3.) Stay True to Yourself
If there’s one lesson to pay attention to, it’s this one right here. Despite her tremendous success, Supa has stayed Supa – genuine, inspiring, and funny as hell. With success, it’s easy to switch up and become someone you’re not, but what makes Supa stick is that she still drops hilarious videos on Instagram and gives her followers a motivating and encouraging word – something that she’s always done.
Supa didn’t change herself to fit into the mold. She played her cards right, stayed in her lane, and made things shake ALL while staying true to herself and that’s the biggest lesson of all!
Hopefully, these three lessons and Supa’s story will be a source of motivation for you to keep climbing to the top! Remember to Hustle Hard, Play Smart, and Stay True to Yourself to reach whatever level of success you desire. Now I’ll leave you with one final reminder:
“There is no elevator to success, you have to use the stairs” – Supa Cent