We had the good fortune of connecting with Teresa Saffold and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Teresa, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risk is a scary word – no doubts about that. Everything we do in life does come with some form of risk, some small and some huge. Becoming a business owner presents different levels of risks. You have the multi level marketing risk, where you are out some start up kit money and potentially a reputation if the company doesn’t live up to their promises of service or product. You have the solo-prenuer risk where you can take a hit personally in your finances and time. If you continue to build a bigger vehicle, then you will become a larger target for things to go wrong and risks become a part of the equation daily. I think the greater the reward, the greater the risk. If you don’t have a lot at stake, chances are you might be trying to live under the radar and life may not be as big for you as it could be. I personally, welcome calculated risks. Risks that I weigh the pros and cons, and decide how much I could lose if things go south. I also consider how much further my life will be if it works out and then choose from there what direction I will take. All in all, your risk MUST be worth it!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am the owner of several corporations : Power BAR Women’s Fitness, Pole Dance Parties UNLIMITED, and Coach Tee Enterprises. I am most known for my Pole Dancing business which was founded in 2016 in Richardson, Texas. My Pole companies are unique because they are positioned for fitness and trail the edge of being taboo in nature. What most people who have never experienced my classes do not know is that we actually do a lot of emotional therapy to those who take our classes. We help women, and some men feel amazingly good about who they are and how they look. This by default creates an internal power house filled with confidence and helps that individual crush goals on a daily basis. Starting the companies was intimidating, and sometimes keeping them have been hard. Particularly I am sure I share the stage with many other business owners who can vouch for the Covid-19 trials we went through. You definitely have to keep a strong sense of optimism, and hard work ethic to back it up. Being create and having the ability to shift when needed. Calling tough shots and being focused on systems and results are all things I have had to master throughout my time as a business owner – and continue to master.
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.
I absolutely LOVE Downtown Dallas. I may be partial because my business is located in Deep Ellum, but the vibe is just amazing. I would take them to many different local businesses and some traditional Dallas Landmarks like the Reunion Tower, Klyde Warren Park, and Dallas Farmer’s Market. I love the local breweries and restaurants like The Freeman and The Social Punch Bowl in Deep Ellum. Once things open back up – I believe there will be many more opportunities emerging for fun! The AT&T Park is also coming along nicely.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to shout out some key leaders in my life that have kept me grounded through the process of growth. I do not know them personally (yet), but they have truly helped me understand what success it, how to get it, and most importantly – how to keep it. Some of those people are Patrick Bet David, Tony Robbins, Grant Cardone, and TD Jakes. All phenomenal people with amazing success. I study them, adopt their principles, and am encouraged through them. I recommend anyone reading this to add these great men to their PEOPLE TO WATCH category,