Ever since I could remember, there were two things I was told that are special about me, my ability to make others feel comfortable and confident in themselves with my energy and compassion and also, my inspiring ability to work extremely hard at any endeavor with absolute loyalty, passion and optimism. It wasn’t until my junior year at Wayne State University after switching from a career in medicine to business that I truly understood that my place in life was in business without a doubt!
I grew up in Oak Park, MI where the surroundings were diverse, family oriented, and education driven which in return gave me the foundation that I needed to be successful. Even my own family encouraged me to travel and explore the world! As a tradition in my family, those who were starting a college career lived with my grandmother in Detroit, MI where things were more convenient and cost effective. I soon fell in love with the City of Detroit and its culture while attending Wayne State, especially the art, music, and small businesses. My dream was to open a business in a city where I absolutely knew I belonged, I felt my presence was needed. I absolutely had no desire to obtain my degree just to move from the city or any other state.
When I said that I wanted to be an entrepreneur, it was huge surprise that no one took it seriously, not friends nor family! They all felt that I was making a huge mistake by switching my career from medicine to business. No one understood my extreme passion of business and my spirit to hustle. Although I loved people, medicine was not my passion and I would be doing the world a disservice by pursuing a career that I did not absolutely love. At that moment, I secretly began to look for opportunities in business, saving my money, buying logos and purchasing bulk items for inventory. I came to a point where it was do or die. Ford said ” You can’t build a reputation on what your going to do” so from there I opened my first location and did not tell anyone until I made a down payment from the money I saved and I had the keys in my hand! Currently I am online only, refusing to give up! Everyday I continue to struggle and triumph in my business. It is my pleasure as I truly believe that this is my purpose and path to make the world a better place!