We had the good fortune of connecting with Tatiana Trejo and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tatiana, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
When I decided to become an entrepreneur it was because I wanted more out of life than what most would call “normal”. I wanted to build a life for myself and my family of complete freedom, and I felt the only way I would really be able to do that was to step outside of the corporate world and create that life myself doing something I absolutely loves no longer settling for what didn’t serve me fully.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I like to consider myself a creative content creator/business owner. I love to encourage and inspire people, but more specifically women to level up on themselves and create the life they desire to live instead of settling for the cards life delt them. I love to make people laugh with my crazy sense of humor while at the same time making women feel empowered by seeing the absolute best in themselves. Although I am still growing and learning daily in my career I am not one to give up on learning new things or trying the things that I have learned even if i fail once or twice or three times. I have had many obstacles that were not easy, but the one thing that keep me motivated to keep going is my family. They are my WHY and because I could never look them in the face and say “You are not worth the fight” I will never give up on the dreams I have not only for me, but for us. It’s so much bigger than me. It’s everyone connected to me. I want for people to know that even the most average person can be great. I have no background in business or marketing, I do not come from a family of entrepreneurs nor do I come from a family with money. I am an average person who decided that I would not live an average life, and that’s all it takes to be more than what you come from. A decision.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
This is a funny question because I actually just relocated to Houston from California and I am currently that friend looking to be taken out, but I am the kind of person who loves adventure so I am always willing to see where we end up.

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?
My husband was really supportive of my decision to step out on faith to start my brand, but before starting to build my brand I was introduced to network marketing which opened my eyes to the importance of personal development, and growing my faith and belief in myself to dream bigger. I would listen to youtube videos by Eric Thomas, Jim Rohn, Les Brown, and of course this led me to wanting to grow my faith and listen to people who spoke to me From God like Sarah Jakes Roberts, and Michael Todd. I also had inspirations that I follow on social media like Ronnie Brown and Mia Ray to name a few. These are women who also started off with nothing, built to small business owners and are still growing to so much more simply because they believed they could. These people made me believe more in myself and I ran with that.

Website: https://jefedreams.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tatianamonae/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tatiana.m.smith.9

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0AlAvLO8ZwFEXHIn-j4MYw

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