We had the good fortune of connecting with Dinetria Davis and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dinetria, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
My work & life balance has been very challenging. Sometimes I’ll start to feel a little overwhelmed, but then I tell myself that the reward of seeing smiles on my customers & family members faces, is worth all of the labor I invested into balancing both. I love what I do, I tend to always find relief in my work. there is peace in dipping, LOL! Yes, I said it…it’s peace in dipping! Covid has really kept D&D busy. Being busy during Covid is the silver lining of Covid for me. I chose to focus on the good things that came out of Covid by taking a step back, thinking things through, and focusing on the blessings. Orders picked up because everyone was at home placing orders the outside was closed!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
So for the last 13 years I’ve been in the healthcare field. That alone keeps me pretty busy, but I love being an entrepreneur the most. I’m most proud of the quality of service that I have created. It wasn’t easy getting where I am today because of challenges. There are times when I just want to give up, but I realize that God has blessed me with different kind of gift that sets me aside from everyone else. The lessons I have learned along the way is that no matter how tough it gets and no matter how many times you fall, get back up, dust yourself off and try again. Hmmm what do I want the world to know? I want my customers to most importantly experience love at first bite.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Sooooo my favorites spots in city are… well of course I’m gonna start with the TLH (Turkey Leg Hut), have a juicy, fall off the bone, stuffed turkey leg, a frozen 1942 Rita, and then order me a hookah to sit back and vibe to the beat with. Look the TLH be popping! I also like to hang out at Chapman and Kirby, Their scenery kinda reminds me of the backyards I used to play in when I was younger. Lol! It’s like an adult backyard, I really like to go there. I haven’t visited too many places because of Covid so I’ll have to start my hangout favs list over in 2021.
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?
So, I was featured in your magazine back in 2020. I pretty much feel the same way I did last time. First and for most, the big credit goes to my husband Jovon Davis for putting up with all my ideas and Kaoss to get D&D started. But there wouldn’t be a D&D without my family member Monique Hobbs, (a well know socialite in the Houston area) who saw my talent and pushed me until I worked in my passion & purpose! She’s also my guinea pig, she loves to taste all of my new creations & coming up with cool names together before the new items to my website! She also introduced my to the CEO of Boost 1 Marketing, Sherrie Handrinos (The best publicist in Houston) who immediately started working with me, with no hesitation. Sherrie also was sort of an enforcer like Moe (my enforcer times two). She comes with ideas and the deadlines behind it that always keep me in crunch time. I was actually featured on WB39 with Shannon Lanier and Sharon Melton for a Mardi Gras segment last March. Now that was awesome. I still glow every time I think about me being on live television. Last but not least my little sister Kendra Stephens, she’s my mastermind and social media manager. Let me tell you something, she is amazing at what she does. She works our social media platforms with her eyes closed. If you know anyone with a business that needs assistance on their social media platforms, she’s your person. I’m also in the process of starting my second business venture with another sister, however Kendrea will be the social media manager of that platform also. I take no credit for these platforms because she gets the job done. What can I say “I’m Blessed”.
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