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

Hi Tierashia, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk is almost like faith in the sense that you are not led by what you presently see. You also understand that you have a chance for your greatest loss OR your greatest gain by your decision to act on risk or faith.

Being what I call a “faith-er”, I have done some things that people have said that I was foolish or stupid for doing, like leaving the four walls of a public school classroom as a teacher with a certain monthly income to pursue the uncharted waters (at least for me) of the world of business. I felt an inner beckoning that I was called to something greater beyond what made sense in my then current, natural world.

Even though there have been some shaky times, I have also had the most exhilarating opportunities and have accomplished some things that were then challenging for me to accomplish while I was in the four walls of the classroom. I started taking business trainings through SCORE and the Small Business Administration, as well as attending many networking events. I have met some AMAZING people who were also embarking upon their entrepreneurial journey. In the past three years, I had the opportunity to speak at several conferences and on podcasts. I have published a book; Mommy, Will You Play with Me?; and have been a contributing author for the published book; Nothing Can Stop the Promises of God, Not Even Covid-19. I have also been awarded the Empowering Boss Award for Author of the Year. I have hosted conferences, women social and networking events, tutoring programs for youth. Furthermore, I have and am serving as an educational consultant with Texas and Prairie View A & M Universities, as well as the Matthew 7:24 Early Learning Center.

Doors of opportunities have started opening for me and I am working on a few writing projects, as well as a YouTube Channel and podcast.

I would not have known what I could accomplish if I had not taken the leap of risk, or in my words, the leap of faith. I have always been a hard worker. I think it is more rewarding to build something that is a result of your faith and hard work. Not even the sky is the limit,

What should our readers know about your business?
T. Adair Enterprises is a project based business whose purpose is “building the city by building the people” through our various projects, products, and services. What sets us a part from others is that we are very relational, connecting with people from a point of pain and need to educate, encourage, and empower them. We want people to live purposeful lives through activating their faith to d what they might not have thought they could do or was afraid to do.

As I have been on this business/entrepreneurial journey, I have learned that sometimes you have to go back to the drawing board and get clear on your vision. I have learned that what works for others may not work for me. I have also learned that it is okay to fail, because at least you know what not to do anymore. I have learned that it is important to crawl before you walk and that using what you have is okay. Perhaps the greatest lesson I learned is that I am on my own personal journey and I don’t need to compare myself to anyone else. It’s better to build partnerships than to be a lone ranger.

I want the world to know that it is okay to include God and your values of faith in your business. Also, my brand is ever evolving.

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.
If I had a friend who was visiting, some of the places I would take them out to eat would be Steak 48, Houston’s/Hillstone’s, Pappadeaux’s. Lazy Dog, and Frank’s Grill off of Telephone Road. We would visit the museum district, as well as participate in Painting with a Twist and the Escape Room. We would visit a spa and also catch a show in the Theater District.

I ab-SOUL-utely love the arts and definitely would greatly include them in showing my best friend a great time.

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?
To my family; mu husband, James Adair III, and our three children; Traelon, Triston, and Jazmin for hanging in here with me even when things look unsure and unclear and for sharing me with all the people I serve. I also want to thank those who have stood by my side and supported me through it all, no matter what, through losses and gains.

Website: www.tadairenterprises.com

Instagram: @tierashia

Facebook: @tadairenterprises

Image Credits
Sherlitha Caldwell, LaShanda Gary

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