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Conversations with Dione Mostella

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dione Mostella.

Dione, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I started selling jewelry in 2011, then I added T-shirts to my business and started selling only t-shirts because I’ve always had a thing for fashion I just didn’t know which direction I wanted to go in. So I stopped selling t-shirts and started selling hair and wigs in 2017 until last year I was going back and forth in my mind should I start selling clothes or not because I’ve always wanted to be involved with fashion I just didn’t want to step on any toes because it’s people I’m cool with that sale clothing and I didn’t want them to think I was trying to copy them or anything so I prayed about it and thought long and hard I told myself to follow my dream. So now Million Dolla Hair Diva will be called Million Dolla Diva. We’ll still have wigs in stock Along with cute outfits. Everything is online and we’re hoping one day to get a storefront.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
No, the road hasn’t been smooth at all, it has been plenty of times I wanted to stop being an entrepreneur and just work my main job. I have come to so many roadblocks but I kept going. I’ll stop but something inside of me makes me get back up and continue to go even harder. With prayer and hard work that’s what has kept me going.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I’m employed with Mercedes Benz U.S. International in Vance, AL. I’ve been there for 12yrs. I’m currently a Team Leader, I’m hoping to expand my business outside of work and work full time for myself. Mercedes is a good place to work as far as the pay but it’s nothing like working for yourself and setting your own work hours.

The crisis has affected us all in different ways. How has it affected you and any important lessons or epiphanies you can share with us?
During Covid-19 I learned to never take anything or anyone for granted life is too short, and always take care of yourself and your loved ones.

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