We had the good fortune of connecting with Makeba Waller and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Makeba, what do you think about risk?
When I think about risk taking I weigh out the pros and cons. I ask myself would my risk impact my family in a positive or negative way. That’s the most important thing to me as a person or business owner, my family comes first in ALL my decisions. Many years ago I opened up another imaging center in Tennessee. I saw the greater finance but didn’t truly see how hard it would be mentally and physically traveling and managing a business so far away. So at my age and understanding risk, from a different perspective I choose to use these few questions as my risk regulator: 1. how will it impact my family 2. will it make me happy 3. will it make me $$ 4. will I be able to serve in a greater capacity
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?
What sets this business apart….we serve the community with over 30 years of patient care experience. Our imaging facility offers diagnostic ultrasounds and elective ultrasounds. Most clinics are offering one or the other. We don’t deny anyone the opportunity to be seen regardless of socioeconomic background, insurance, no insurance etc. This business has flourished over the years because we have a heart to serve the community.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would definitely take them to downtown Ft Worth to shop at some of the local boutiques.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to give a shoutout to 2 people. First I would like the world to know that my husband, Bernard P. Waller has been my greatest supporter and never doubted my vision although they were risky at times (he had an eyebrow raised often) . I would like to also give my mom a great big shout out for believing in me and being the ultimate encourager from birth until now.