We had the good fortune of connecting with Samantha Helene C. and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Samantha Helene, Let’s talk about principles and values – what matters to you most?
One of the most important principles that I value now today more than ever is the principle of patience. There are a few reasons for this, one of which is this principle can and does apply in every aspect of your life if you allow it to. Patience is a principle you grow to appreciate over time especially if you are in a position of leadership with a lot of responsibilities. It seems out of reach until you truly take the time to learn about what it truly entails and what you can learn from it if you choose to embrace it. In my experience as a minister and a business owner, there are a couple of key things I’ve grown to appreciate about the principle of patience. 1. Patience does not just involve the action of waiting for something, it also involves your attitude or perspective while your waiting. 2. Patience is what you do while your waiting. Patience for me is now more crucial than it ever because it establishes balance and solidifies faith in God.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I have a business which is called Sam Says Company which includes a ministry outreach program, coaching services as well as content design services. I have had the pleasure of working with hobbyists, business owners, college students, and non-business owners. I mainly serve and coach millennials and help them discover the power of their story/testimony and their God-ordained purpose in life. I got my start in entrepreneurship in 2017 in the health and wellness industry as an affiliate marketer. I stayed in that industry for about two years and after working with top-earners of the company, mentors, coaches, and leaders from all over the country I quickly realized that even though I was learning a lot of knowledge and was in a position to help people I still felt a void that I couldn’t shake. After a 6 am visitation from God along the Atlantic Ocean headed to the Bahamas on a women’s empowerment cruise retreat, I got hit with a revelation that would change the trajectory of my life in entrepreneurship forever. I stepped out on faith to write my first book, release my podcast (Real Talk With Sam Series), and when the pandemic hit I decided to officially start Sam Says Company. It was not an easy transition! I overcame the challenges I’ve faced through entrepreneurship with a strong support system encouraging me along the way, understanding that learning to be great and effective at what you do takes time and is a process, I unlearned unhealthy habits that greatly affected my mindset and health in order to love myself more and value what I have to offer others better. One lesson I’ve learned in business is not to put your entire focus on the money. If you do, you will fail and want to give up every time you don’t earn a dollar. You’re “why” to start a business should be primarily based on you genuinely wanting to help someone with a unique product or service that you can provide them with. People can tell the difference between someone who wants to help and someone who is trying to make a sale. The second lesson is to embrace the principles of patience and giving to others because that is the best way to demonstrate love in an authentic way that helps others as well as yourself. What I want everyone to know who comes across this is my brand was only built and is where it is today because I put my faith, confidence, and trust in God, not just in business but in life. Who you are and what you do reflects who and what you believe in. I am successful in my field and unapologetic about sharing my story because it’s built to help others and there is no way I could have made it this far without God being with me every step of the way.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m from New York City-born and raised. Since it is the place I am most familiar with, I would plan a weekend getaway there. I would start on Friday by taking my best friend to Times Square to check out the shopping areas, attractions and hit Dave and Busters until we get tired. The next day we would dress semi-casual and go to a couple of musical theatre shows and go to Grand Central and eat at the restaurant near the clock. I would finish the final day of a three-day weekend off with a museum day at the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Ice Cream.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to dedicate this shoutout first to God who makes all things possible! I also would like to dedicate this to my parents, my brother Elijah, my inner circle, and accountability sisters. You have all stuck with me and supported me through my life and my journey into the unknown. I love y’all!

Website: https://iamsamhelenec.com

Instagram: @IAMSamanthaHeleneC

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-clay1996/

Twitter: @IAmSamHeleneC

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Yelp: Samantha H.

Other: Link to my podcast website: http://theofficialrtws.com

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