We had the good fortune of connecting with Yolanda King and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Yolanda, 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?
I believe if God put it in my heart He put it there for a reason. So keep going it leads somewhere beautiful. Give up if you are doing it for the wrong reasons. (GREED, SOMEONE ELSE IS DOING IT, ETC)
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.
I’m the owner of SOVEREIGN TRAVEL a full service Travel agency and Founder of SHE FLIES EVERYWHERE a Women’s Travel Club created by women to encourage self-love/care through the love of travel while gathering scintillating travel memories, amazing endings, & organic connections! Getting to know my clients, paying attention to details, as well as genuinely caring are a few things I pride myself on in my business. I have had my ups and downs in my entrepreneurial travel journey. From being an introvert and an over thinker to breaking out my box, pushing myself to speak in front of crowds talk to strangers, even start a YouTube channel, and so much more. I will never stop pushing myself, believing in myself and only depend on me for motivation and approval. Don’t let negative people discourage you from pursuing your dreams. If God put that dream in your heart He put it there a reason. As for me and my business I will be known for a lot of things but PERSEVERANCE will be at the top of the list. NEVER GIVE UP!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We would probably start by catching up at Sonoma Wine Bar & Restaurant in The Heights with some Wine, Artisan Cheese/Charcuterie Board, Burrata Pizza, & more Wine. The rest of our week we definitely have to have Brunch at State of Grace Backstreet Sushi at Azuma Happy Hour at Le Colonial, Mad Houston, Liberty Kitchen Lunch at Turkey Leg Hut and Local Foods Dinner at Oporto Fooding House & Wine, Caracol and of course home cooked meals prepared by myself. For fun we will take a stiletto fit class at Inner Me Studios, shopping in the Galleria area, and Movies at Ipic.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
ShoutOut to my damn self for choosing to encourage, be happy, stay positive, and love myself through life’s journey. I am my WHY!
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