We had the good fortune of connecting with Leah Frazier and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Leah, what’s been your favorite thing to do during quarantine?
My favorite thing to do during quarantine is to go to Club Quarantine with DJ D-Nice several nights out of the week via Instagram Live. He normally goes live around the time I log off from work. So it’s a new virtual happy hour for me that transitions to his night-time music sets with the most amazing view from his apartment. Typically, all sorts of celebrities and A-listers are also tuned in and it’s a way to connect with them as well. I think that it’s a very humbling situation to realize that no matter who we are, what “status” we have, and where we are in the world — we’re all going through the same situation. His club has united the whole world and has brought the simple joys of relaxing and listening music back into our worlds. It’s something I think we’ve all taken advantage of before the pandemic. I’ve also kept busy working on both my personal and professional development by reading, signing up for the free classes with Harvard University, taking beginner’s French through the DuoLingo app and also bi-weekly sessions of virtual Tae Bo workouts to keep physically active.
What should our readers know about your business?
I’ve learned a lot of lessons in business however, I believe that during this difficult season during the pandemic, I’ve learned to continue to run my own race. Chaos can create confusion, so I’m often out of tune to how others are responding to this unfortunate situation for their businesses and strategy. I’ve learned to focus daily on decluttering the noise in the marketplace for mental clarity — whether that is meditating, journaling, or not paying attention to social media. Doing these methods have helped me to stay focused, become innovative and create solutions that’s best for Think Three Media in order to stay in business.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend were visiting, we’d definitely have to eat at some of my favorite restaurants: Roots Chicken Shak, Smokey John’s BBQ, Torchy’s Tacos, The Biscuit Bar, and Parigi’s (patio seating for the views). For a cocktail or too, I love the craft cocktail selection at Whiskey Cake, the margarita/sangria blend at Gloria’s, or the views at The Mirador! For a spectacular happy hour or dinner with amazing downtown views, I’d definitely take them to The Tower Club. As far as visiting, our new Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is incredible — and of course the staples, The Sixth Floor Museum, Reunion Tower and the Dallas Museum of Art. I’m a history nerd so I can never get enough of these visits. My friend, Dalila Thomas and her business partner, Deah Berry Mitchell are the owners of the Soul of DFW Food and Black History Bus Tour. I would definitely take anyone who came to visit me on these tours as you go to historical black locations in either Dallas or Fort Worth, while patronizing black-owned restaurants/businesses for food or gifts along the way.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Wow – there’s so many. I always say that there’s no such thing as a “self-made” person. There must have been someone or something that has pushed us into greatness. I want to dedicate my shoutout to several people: My Mother – the woman who told me to go after everything that I have ever wanted with excellence and to do so unapologetically. She has been my greatest investor into my journey with entrepreneurship — during the good and the bad. Marshawn Evans Daniel – my very first business coach. She taught me how to build a profitable business and 10X my passion and purpose in life. She pushed me into a realm of my talents and gifts that I didn’t think was possible. It was through her instruction that allowed me to leave my career as an attorney and journey into full-time entrepreneurship. The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson – I was gifted this book by my dear friend, James Rutter and it changed my life. It taught me that small actions per day lead to even larger gains. It grounds me and keeps things in perspective for me when I get frustrated with reaching my goals. Lastly, Lisa Petty – under the guidance of Lisa, she made me the writer that I am today. She taught me how to find my voice through my writing and ways to draw the reader in. She was hard on me — and I needed it. I now use those tools when writing for clients and other sites that I publish to.
Other: Think Three Media – ThinkThreeMedia.com Inspire N Intel Podcast – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/inspire-n-intel-with-leah-frazier/id1437189611
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