It seems like your path has led you from one stepping stone to another. Do you make
decisions by instinct?
Yes, and I like to think so far, I’m not doing too bad! Besides my instincts, I have a really strong faith. I write down my vision and make a plan. If a situation requires me to ponder and think
about it, I take some time to write it out. If something needs an immediate response, I ask ‘what’s my gut feeling?’ Intuition plays a part when it needs to, but when it needs time, I’ll take time to pray about it and seek God. I’ve kept a diary since I was little, and it’s been important because it shows my growth from a kid to a young adult to a woman.
Have your interests and what drives you changed over the years?
No, my motivation has always been the same. I’m always like, ‘Something has to make me famous so I can buy my mom a house!’ The number one thing that drives me to adapt to change is the motivation to do for people, to help people, and to put my family in a position to be prosperous. My motivation is my family.
Sometimes entrepreneurs advise doing one thing and doing it well, but is that advice right for everyone? From a business perspective, do you think it’s possible to do more than one thing well?
I think it’s possible. I’m only saying that because I’ve been in a position to do more than one thing, and I’ve surprised myself. Where people go wrong is not really honing in on those specific talents. You have to put the time in.
If you do a lot of things, you have to make sure all of those brands or projects are done right or the right way. I give myself time every day - 30 minutes to an hour for each brand. You have to use your time wisely; otherwise, you’ll be overwhelmed and overworked. I’m a stickler for professionalism. You can be Jill-of-all-Trades, but you have to put the work in. It is definitely tough.