Recently I held an interview with entrepreneur Ty Lewis. My goal in speaking with Mrs. Lewis was to speak with someone that inspires me on a daily basis with her inspirational, motivational and spirit filled messages that she posts all over social media. It is so important that no matter the life you choose for yourself that you find someone that can be an inspiration. More importantly, you want to gain insight, knowledge and wisdom from those that are doing what you hope and aspire to do; so they can show you the way.
Find a snippet of my interview below, and for the full version please click here to head over to my blog & check it out.
Who is Ty Lewis?
Ty: Ty Lewis is a wife, mom, entrepreneur, a change agent, and a God fearing woman.
Have you always had the entrepreneur mindset?
Ty: I would have to say yes due to me always having a gig on the side; while working my 9 to 5, I was always doing something that would lead me to where I am now. When I moved to Atlanta by faith, I started tutoring kids as a way to bring in an income while trying to obtain a full-time job. Five years ago it was nowhere in my mind that I would be a full-time entrepreneur, doing full-time ministry, and owning my own building.
When did you know it was time to start your business?
Ty: When I started getting tired and uncomfortable with my 9 to 5, I no longer wanted to be comfortable where I was! God spoke to me in January 2015 and said it was time to move and walk into your purpose; what you were called to do. I started writing it down and making it clear that it was time to go; it was time to move. What I was called to do couldn’t be done while working a regular job.
What advice would you give to an aspiring entrepreneur?
Ty: Seek God before you set out and make any types of moves. Let God lead you down the right path, in doing that, those doors will just open, you won’t have to bust it down. He will send you all the right people to make your purpose complete. You won’t have to do it alone once you seek him in prayer. Don’t think everyone will be a big supporter of you making the move from employee to entrepreneur. Don’t even look for them to be. I had people supporting my business that I had never met or seen before be my biggest supporters and it was all in God’s hands.
As stated earlier, please head over to my blog for the remainder of this interview. I pray this is an inspiration that will motivate you to step into your destiny as an entrepreneur. If you feel this is you, I encourage you to seek God and then pursue your dream.
Do you enjoy having a side hustle, or would you like to become a full-time entrepreneur? If so, what hesitations do you have?