We had the good fortune of connecting with Ta’Kedriana Smith and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ta’Kedriana, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?
Creating your brand from group up without any handouts isn’t the easiest path, but it’s the most rewarding!

There will definitely be times of frustration, where you will want to throw in the towel. Where you will be questioning and doubting yourself.

All I can say, and I cannot stress this enough! Do not ever give up on yourself and your desire to live your happy life. You can do anything you put your mind and effort towards!

A scripture comes to mind, Ecclesiastes 9:11, the race is not giving to the swift, or the strong but to the one who can endure to the end! There’s no doubt you will experience detours along your journey, but there is never a time when quitting is an option!

Always bet on yourself! Each day, know that you are enough, and you can break generational curses, while building generational wealth!

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
This light I have inside of me, and how I make others feel sets me apart from others around the world! I’m so proud of my ability to endure to the end and not give up even when I wasn’t seeing the results I wanted!

Being here today, I’ve only been living by faith, and consistency! Having the faith to keep going! Seeing “it” before seeing it, can be very challenging! The entrepreneurial path is not an easy one, how I am able to continue to overcome and push towards my goals, is by keeping the Lord first, and taking it one day at a time! Knowing that I’m working towards my happy life, and changing lives in the progress motivates me more!

I want to world to know genuinely know me! Not what some would have others believe, but the authentic me! I’m here to motivate, encourage, uplift, and entertain, all while being myself and getting to the bag! I want people to hear/ read my story, and know that they too, are enough, and can change their lives!

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.
Oooh!! My best friends and I looove seafood( crab legs, and crawfish to be exact) So one of our first stops would be to LTK crawfish, or the seafood connection to get some bomb Cajun seafood! From there we’d definitely make a stop to Bourbon St Daiquiri or candy shack to get a nice daiquiri!

We love doing things outside of the club, so a art gallery, painting with a twist, shopping, movie night, comedy show at the improv, the Houston museum would be a amazing day!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
It’s very rare that you come across honest, genuine, and meaningful connections! Where you’re encouraged to be the best you, get some life changing advice, and motivation to keep going! You are truly blessed if you experience these types of connections!

While I’m still figuring out myself, and my vision for my brand, I want to personally thank my amazing family!! My mom, big brawder, and little sisters for picking me up when I was down, speaking life into me, and putting my needs before their own!

Also my best friends, Rashard, Alicia, Ron, and Key! Each of you have been in my corner for years!! 10+ years, laughing together, crying together, and growing together! No matter where life takes us, I know I can count of each of you!! We locked in forever!!

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