Makenzie Marzluff a social entrepreneur, nutritionist, and founder of Delighted by Hummus. She believes business challenges are an opportunity to develop yourself personally and spiritually. Makenzie’s role is to provide a foundation for people to fly and fulfill their soul purpose to their greatest extent.Why you deserve to be happy @DBdesserthummus #blissfulbitespodcast Click To Tweet
In this episode you’ll learn:
How Makenzie started her company after other failed businesses.
Why she believes everyone should be happy.
Her biggest flop with her food company that resulted in pulling product off the shelf.
Tell us a little bit about you, Makenzie Marzluff, and what you do.
I’m a social entrepreneur and that’s really taking on a new meaning for me. I’m a conscious entrepreneur because I feel as though different than all my other ventures than Delighted By, the separate entity that has come through me. I’ve decided to be a channel and it came through me. “She’s a girl and I’m her guardian.” I am her foundation to fly out in the world. The product gets to a certain place, it gets to be consumed by our consumers, and I’m responsible for the messaging that gets delivered along the way. I’m also responsible for our team and how empowered they are as they helped deliver her message. Delighted By is home of the original dessert hummus. It’s a dip made from chickpeas, but in sweet flavors and of course, really healthy. My background is in nutrition. It’s all vegan and gluten-free, all natural, no preservatives. It’s very clean. That’s super important to us. The mission of Delighted By is to inspire people to spread their glitter, to be their light. Whatever it is that gets them up in the morning and gets them excited is their glitter that they need to be spreading. It is literally going to uplift the consciousness of humanity and so we want Delighted By to be this walking, talking example that when you do that, even when it’s risky, even when it’s uncomfortable, that it will be so worth it.
How did you push past that scariness and say, “I am doing this and I’m going to share it out along the way”?
I was not okay with being unhappy in my work. Work is what we do everyday for the majority day. I tried to work for people, and it wouldn’t last very long. That was a huge motivating factor. I said no to the universe. I am not okay with doing something I’m unhappy doing. You have to take some responsibility for yourself in a way. I decided to love myself enough to say, “No. I refuse to be unhappy.” When I said that and believed it and claimed it, the universe was like, “Here you go. Here’s an idea. Now, I’m going to test you.” The universe is saying, “Are you going to act on it? I’m going to throw you all these other obstacles. Are you going to act on it? Are you going to push through?” I think what the quality of an entrepreneur is that you have to actually have a sense of delusion. You have to be completely delusional to believe that these things can happen. I heard Jim Carrey say this the other day on Youtube, “You have to believe that something’s going to happen that’s never happened before.” You come back to those beliefs over and over again. Focusing on what it is that I want to create even though people say it’s impossible.
What do you think is the first step for the listeners if they’re struggling with that self love and happy peace?
Just ask. It’s so simple. Ask your higher self where you need to go in order to practice self love. For some people it could be a relationship, a good one or a tumultuous one. For some people it could be a direct modality like mirror therapy. I can’t answer that for anyone, but what happens is that people just don’t ask.
How did you decide to make such a strong mission? How do you live that every single day?
In 2014 I had a very rough year personally. At the end of 2014, I was determined to get myself back here. I wanted to wake up with a desire to live and be happy. I went on that journey of healing myself physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. I discovered a lot of things in that time. This big question I came with in February 2015 was, What is my purpose? I want to know why am I here? Why do I matter? What do I do with that information? I got this really clear message, Your purpose is to just spread your glitter. It sounds so simple and that’s just my way of saying be the light. No matter what I do, no matter where I go, that I just bring me, that I just bring my energy to that room, person or environment and that’s all I have to do. It gave me this tremendous peace. It gave me this tremendous knowing that no matter what I do, I’m going to be fully supported, provided for, and fully happy. If I resonate with that purpose, if I always re-align with it, I’m going to be happy.
What has been a successful marketing technique for Delighted By?
We don’t do marketing. We’ve gone to trade shows. That’s been great. At the end of the day I’ve loved seeing how Delighted By, in her pure intention, has attracted other people that want to share her message.
Makenzie Marzluff is a social entrepreneur, nutritionist, and founder of Delighted by Hummus. She believes business challenges are an opportunity to develop yourself personally and spiritually. Mackenzie believes her that my purpose is to spread her glitter. She desires to bring her presence, her light, to the world.