We had the good fortune of connecting with Diandra “LadyDi” Wade and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Diandra “LadyDi”, other than deciding to work for yourself, what else do you think played a pivotal role in your story?
Stepping out on faith and believing in myself. Deciding not to do the norm that everyones accustomed to doing. I stopped listening to others doubt about me failing by giving up a nine to five job to pursue my dream of one day owning my own business. I had to be courageous and let failure feed that fire in me. “Without failure, there’s no learning in what success feels like” is one of my affirmations I think about constantly.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
As a travel agent/consultant, I was able to turn my passion into a successful and rewarding business. I love taking the stress out of luxury travel for my clients, while they explore many adventures. I also get to indulge in travel experiences myself.

I continued to push myself and think positively about booking travel. Now, it’s not a walk in the park and you have to have the drive to continue making your business work for you. I always say, it’s not for everybody, you do have to have the passion and drive.

I want the world to know that, I’m a customer also, so I’m able to view things the same way they do. This is one of the reasons why i3 live traveling. I get to educate myself in order to assist my clients as well.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
The Dallas metroplex has many beautiful and cultural locations to visit. Now, if we’re talking my best friend, we’re not doing much walking. lol.. I would definitely like to set up a tour of the many historical sights Dallas has to offer. The Dallas Museum of Arts, Bishop Arts District, Clyde Warren Park, African American Museum of Dallas, etc. We would visit The Fair Park area for food, drinks and music. Check out some black owned businesses and support. Definitely hit up a few poetry events and live music. There’s so much to do in Dallas that you would need more than a weeks time to enjoy them all.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My support system consists of many close friends, family and mentors. There are so many people to name that I would have to write a book separately to show my many appreciations to them all.

I would first have to shout out to my children and grandchildren as they are the reason I continue to push and strive to leave a legacy for them. I try my best to show them that you can do anything you put your mind to, never think otherwise and never let someone steal that joy from you.

My best friend, Karissa Dawn, who has been there with me for over 20 yrs. She has had my back in many ways that words would never express the gratitude I have for all she does. My many friends and family who are there with me throughout the way as well, helping me perfect my craft. They know who they are, as they are in my life daily. Much love to them all because you need a village to survive.

Website: diandrawaderogers inteletravel.com

Other: An Event to Di For – ladydi@aneventtodifor TNL Travel Services – tnltravelservices11@gmail.com Website – diandrawaderogers inteletravel.com LadyDi Gems ladydigems1@gmail.com Instagram – @fabgemfix

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