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Rising Stars: Meet Lisa Johnson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lisa Johnson.

Hi Lisa, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
The Birth of Getting “Splattered!” It all started with a simple prayer… Heavenly Father, reveal to me my gifts, my skills, my PURPOSE, beyond education and all my professional degrees. Please give me the confidence & faith to accept, receive and use them according to your will. Lastly, profiting from them wouldn’t hurt either, in Jesus’ name Amen!

And the rest is history… I prayed this prayer in January 2020, April 2020 I designed my first “Splattered!” jacket. At that time it was only what I considered to be a “Quarantine Hobby”. After posting my first pic on social media I began to receive requests from friends who wanted to get their fatigue jackets “Splattered!” I was hesitant at first
until I realized that my prayer had been answered. This was my gift! I definitely couldn’t back down now, this is what I had prayed for! REWIND…at the time of my prayer I had been experiencing and navigating through one of the most challenging seasons of my life. One that brought about hurt, frustration, anxiety, vulnerability, weakness, and borderline depression, just to name a few.

During this same season, I developed a relationship with God like no other. I leaned solely on him and only on him. His voice was heard so clearly to me in every decision during this season. Every prayer and I do mean EVERY prayer was answered! This season brought on patience, which was definitely something new for me. In this season, although I was physically weak, I was extremely strong spiritually. Stronger than ever and for this I was/I am forever grateful

Let’s bring it back… My spiritual strength allowed me to trust God wholeheartedly in everything which is why I
knew that once this “Quarantine Hobby” surfaced, I knew it was truly God answering my prayers. There were many lessons learned and things to be grateful for during this season and SPLATTE BY LISA J Is one of them! It’s ALL about God‘s timing! Trust the process! Be Patient! Never move prematurely! Always have faith! Remain positive & humble even when you don’t know what’s going on and/ or when it seems like NOTHING is happening!

God’s got you!

Pain + Prayer = Purpose

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Of course not! LOL! However, each challenge has definitely been a great lesson learned. Responsibility & Accountability would be two of the biggest challenges. YOU are the BOSS, customer service representative, designer, sales representative, quality control, etc. You are the face of the brand.

You are responsible for your business’s success, & failures. You are responsible for the advertisement, inventory, customer service, packaging, product, EVERYTHING, lol. If you don’t have time to commit to your business, then you don’t have time for your business to be successful. Everything & every outcome is up to, and on YOU!

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
My name is Lisa J. Johnson. I am a MOM, WIFE, EDUCATOR, ENTREPRENEUR & OWNER/CEO of Splatte By Lisa J a Black Owned Business that specializes in empowering Black Women by allowing them to positively express themselves, as well as make a fashion statement while doing so.

I would say my biggest accomplishment as a business owner is that I have created my own platform & brand by being consistent, not giving up, & challenging myself to push through the obstacles and challenges that are faced when running a small business, being a wife, & mom all while having a successful career.

In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
Great question! I would love for my brand to expand. Hiring 2-3 designers, as well as 3-5 additional staff members to assist with running the business, would be awesome! This would definitely allow my business to able increase in sales volume and it would allow more people the opportunity to Get “Splattered!”

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