Suzy Batiz, Founder and CEO of Poo-Pourri
VERY FIRST JOB: Burger King, but I didn’t get to work the window, because I “wasn’t cute enough” [in the words of her twenty-year-old male manager. . . . Whatever!].
AS A KID, WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: Fashion designer, but I didn’t even know that was a job.
A WEIRD THING YOU’LL FIND ON (OR IN) MY DESK: Incense and palo santo sticks (removes negative energy) and tarot cards or runes.
HIGH SCHOOL GPA: C–minus at best (total grading on a curve).
MY BEDTIME: Nine-thirty p.m. (I wake up at five-thirty a.m.)
ON MY BUCKET LIST: Visiting Bhutan.
A GUILTY PLEASURE: Mexican food, which I rarely eat.
FAVORITE CANDY: Salted caramel.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD BOOK: Nancy Drew mysteries.
AN EXPRESSION I USE A LOT THAT PEOPLE KNOW ME FOR: “Anything is possible—find a way!”
HOW OFTEN I CHECK MY BANK STATEMENT: Um, never. I haven’t balanced my checkbook since I was nineteen years old.
A TOOL I ALWAYS WANT TO HAVE IN MY HOUSE: A thirty-foot-long duster. I have a cobweb now that’s in one of the peaks of my house and it’s driving me crazy. If you have a duster, please send it over.
ADVICE I’D GIVE TO MY THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD SELF: Nothing is ever as bad as it seems right now; it will all change. It always does.
Tip: Falling on your face is
nearly a requirement for
succeeding. Most superstars
first fail majorly. Oprah was
fired from her TV news job and
even deemed “unfit for TV.” J. K.
Rowling was dissed by twelve
prominent publishers when
peddling Harry Potter.
You see, Suzy, the aromatherapy ace, knew the answer to her brother-in-law’s question. Yes, oils did “trap” other smells. And, Suzy thought to herself, a few drops of the right mix of oils in the toilet could potentially trap and neutralize those horrible smells. The revelation was HUGE!
Tip: Take your orders from your
gut instincts. When you feel like
a rainbow just parked overhead,
charge forward. When you feel
like a nest of yellow jackets just
bombarded your bedroom, stop