We had the good fortune of connecting with Dasia Rayanna and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dasia, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
The reason I wanted to start my own business is because I always knew there was a huge calling on my life, and I did not want any limitations placed on me. I have seen the finer things in life and also been around poverty. Because of this, I wanted to put myself in position to bridge the gap and be a possible solution to the wealth gap. The things that I truly value in life and what real success looks like to me is what I wanted to represent through my business. Building people, creating new realities and being able to position individuals to sustain healthy financial habits through generations to come hold main priority to me. I wanted to lead by example and show people that no matter who you are, where you come from or what your life’s circumstances have been, you can create a new reality that aligns with the dreams and aspirations you have.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Doing Life With Dasia is a creative venture that serves as an expansion to my consulting and mentorship programs. What sets my brand apart is that there are so many moving parts, any and all people can find a niche. I am very intentional with expanding and adding new things to maintain relevancy while I teach others how to do the same thing. I have been an entrepreneur for over 5 years and have mentored hundreds of people majority in the US, but in other countries as well. During the peak of the pandemic, I was recognized by Yahoo Finance as one of the top entrepreneur s to follow because of the impact I was making during what seemed to be a financial crisis. My priority is to educate people on the mindset required to gain and sustain wealth as well as in depth educating in financial literacy such as investing, credit solutions, business credit, tax prep, book keeping and other necessary wealth principles. Being a full time entrepreneur comes with many perks, but in all honesty there are definitely hard days as well. The difference between being your own boss and working for someone else is there is no financial security, it is completely dependent on your work ethic. The saying “if you don’t work, you don’t eat” truly applies in entrepreneurship. If there is any advice I can give that I wish i would have done, before taking on entrepreneur full time, I would advise working part time, having a mentor assist you on building capital and a true exit plan before jumping in completely full time to eliminate some of the financial hardships that could potentially show up in the beginning stages.
If there is one thing I truly want the world to know about my brand is that we are in the business of building people and bridging the gap between potential and purpose.
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.
Majority of my favorite spots in the city are food places! I am a girl that loves a good vibe and great food! A few of my favorites are The Bungalow Downtown, Travelers Table, Mastros, brunch at Thirteen and my absolute favorite is to get a private dinner prepared at my home by Lydia’s Catering which is a southern comfort cuisine. In addition to some of my favorite food places, I absolutely love being pampered! Milk + Honey by far is my favorite place to go and get a relaxing massage with the girls and hangout. For a top tier nail experience, Sweet Escape is always my go to! I love to shop, the rice village area is one of my places to be and I think going to the galleria is a must when coming to Houston.
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