Profiles of Success With Heath Wilson

Profiles of Success With Heath Wilson

About Heath Wilson

My name is Heath, I’m 10-years-old, and I’m the Founder & Creator of Heathmade. It’s been six years since I made my first batch of hand sanitizer. Today, as an Entrepreneur, I’m striving to change the game in the wellness industry.

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Why Did You Become an Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author, Etc. in the First Place?

I became an Entrepreneur out of curiosity. When I was in Pre-Kindergarten, I had just finished taking a Potions Lab at an art school near my house when my school announced we would have our first Maker & Entrepreneurial Fair. My mom and I had been doing science projects at home, and I remembered we had a hand sanitizer recipe that we had not made yet. When she asked me what I wanted to sell at the Entrepreneurial Fair, I said, “hand sanitizer.” With my parent’s help, I made a sales plan, rented a booth for $20, and sold two hand sanitizer scents in two sizes – Mellow Hands and Minty Hands. The product was a hit, and we knew there was a market for natural, handcrafted hand sanitizer.

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How Do You Deal With Fear?

I overcome fear by taking a deep breath and staying positive.

How Do You Deal With Rejection?

Rejection isn’t easy. Sometimes “no” means “not right now,” but rejection is sometimes a sign that I didn’t think things through fully. It’s an opportunity for me to see what I can do better, such as educate people more about what makes Heathmade products special.

What’s the Name of Your Company? What Exactly Does Your Company Do, How Do You Help People?

Profiles of Success With Heath Wilson

The name of my company is Heathmade. At Heathmade, we handcraft clean, wellness products for the body & soul that smell great and make you feel good. We basically put personal care, mental wellbeing in a bottle just for you.

Name One of the Biggest Challenges You Have Faced and How Did You Overcome It?

One of the biggest challenges I have faced was Coronavirus. Demand for our products grew literally overnight and our resources for supply were squeezed dry. Also, as the maker of a plant-based hand sanitizer, I was concerned people would not buy my hand sanitizer because I’m on a mission to not use alcohol in any of my products. I decided against adding alcohol to my hand sanitizer for two reasons. First, at Heathmade, we believe in the power of plants to clean and heal. Secondly, it was important for me to stick to my core values. Despite this challenge, we still had a remarkable year for growth. I am committed to educating consumers about the magic of nature and being transparent about the products we make.

What Piece of Advice Do You Wish Someone Had Given You at the Start of Your Career?

At the beginning of my journey, I wish someone had told me to relax; you’re going to make mistakes.

Who Are Your Biggest Influences and People You Admire and Why?

GT Dave is one of my biggest influences. He started his business when he was in high school, and today, he’s very successful, and through his kombucha, he helps people live healthy lives. He also has great style and the best cars!

Name a Person Who Helped You Along the Way?

I can’t name one person who helped me along the way without naming another. My dad has been a big help. I’m lucky that my dad heads up Operations & Supply Chain at a Food company. He has helped me learn a lot about manufacturing. When some of his suppliers learned about my plans to make hand sanitizer for the Entrepreneurial Fair all of those years ago, they helped me get my start by donating bottles, aloe vera gel, and essential oils. Of course, I have to name my mom too. We formulate together and strategize about innovation and marketing.

What Do You See as Your Greatest Success in Life, So Far?

So far, my greatest success is starting my business and getting my products on retail shelves.

What Book Would You Recommend and Why?

I recommend people read The Last Kids on Earth for a couple of reasons. First, even though world events look impossible to get through, you can still find joy in every day. Second, friends who stick together can weather any storm.

What’s a Personal Self-Talk, Mantra, Affirmation or Self-Belief That Contributes to Your Success?

I love baseball. When I was six and getting ready for a playoff game, my mom held up two pairs of game pants and asked which pair I wanted to wear. I asked her, “which pair did I lose my last game in?” She held out the pair in her right hand, and I said, “I will wear those pants.” She asked me why I wanted to wear them. I said, “when you lose, you learn, and when you learn, you win.” Even though we didn’t win the championship that year, my team and I won the Division the following year. Go Reds!

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