We had the good fortune of connecting with Tamara Mitchell-Davis and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tamara, what matters most to you?
If I had to choose one value that matters most to me it would be loyalty. In my opinion, when you are loyal to something or someone you hold a high regard for it. There’s a certain level of respect, support and trust that comes with being loyal.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Part of my business is helping women write and publish their stories. When I released my first book I had no idea I would end up in the space of coaching other women to do the same thing. I mean I didn’t really set out to do it. For me, it was just processing my own feelings, writing about it and “releasing” it in book form. That was my only intention. However, once released, I had women reaching out to me letting me know that my book inspired them and how they’ve always wanted to write a book but didn’t know how. It was then that I began coaching other women through the writing process. Starting out to do anything for the first time, there’s some nervousness and even trepidation about the venture. I kept showing up and once I started seeing the transformation from beginning to end, it pushed me to do more and connect with more women. I’ve learned several lessons along the way. I’ve learned that I didn’t have to spend an enormous amount of time trying to be perfect. Yes I want to operate with a spirit of excellence but wanting everything to be perfect halted my progress and kept me operating in doubt and fear. I’ve learned to identify the need, plan to meet the need and execute rather than spinning my wheels in striving for perfection. It served no purpose. Another lesson learned, especially during COVID, is the power of the pivot. During the last 7 months, I’ve had to turn scheduled live events into virtual events. Offering the same information and impact yet doing so virtually. Because of this, it has sparked my creativity and also led me to resources and collaborations that might have been overlooked. Last lesson learned is to always be thankful. Good, bad or indifferent, things could always be worse. I want my business to be known and remembered as that beacon of hope. The vehicle for inspiration that cleared the path for so many other women to follow in getting their stories told so they could fulfill their book dream.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my friend was visiting for a few days, we would definitely go to the casino for an overnight or two. With our local casino, it has everything inside. We could have fun, get pampered, and shop at the outlet within the casino (or nearby). The casino has a variety of places to eat so we would have options to ensure an enjoyable time. One stop shop and not have to run around and feel exhausted when done.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
It’s hard to limit this response to a sentence or two. For the sake of time and space, I would like to shout out my husband, daughters, mom, brother, godchildren, Veronica, Leah and so many other women who have inspired me along the way. I am most appreciative for their love and support.
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