We had the good fortune of connecting with Tameika Lewis and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tameika, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I believe nothing is worth pursuing unless you are taking risks. Thats with everything. Life, Love , Business etc. Ive never been afraid to fail especially. Failing teaches you lessons that success never will. I was terrified starting my own business, but the idea of not even trying made me sick. Knowing i took a chance on myself for myself gives me a sense of freedom that can never be taken from me. The saddest thing in the world is not knowing what was possible because you were too afraid to try.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
What sets BklynBarSoap apart from other brands is the distinctive experience you have opening a package from us. Each product is formulated moths in advance to ensure that it”s at its best when sold. Im most excited about expanding the brand and having everyone experience our products and the joy it will bring to simple everyday things we use. I research a lot. I locked myself in my room for 8 months studying and absorbing all the information about running a successful business which was not easy. Sometimes it meant sleep less nights and long days, but I know my hard work has paid off. I gave myself a break when i was being too hard on myself. I would make special nights like Taco Tuesdays, and move night with my son and sister to take my mind off of all the stress. That gave me a fresh prospective about what success is. Its not burning yourself out but balancing life and work equally. One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned was to take accountability. Great leaders are born through taking control of your life and taking accountability for your actions. Excuses don’t live at my house. I want the world to know that I’m proud of my brand and what it represents. At Bklynbarsoap we make it our business to provide you with quality products and even better quality customer service. My story is no more important than anyone elses. Its just i took action to tell mines.
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.
Brooklyn of course! I would take her to all my favorite restaurants like Peaches, Footprints, and my fav little bar Basquaits Bottle. All these place warm my soul and pleases my appetite. I love parks and outdoors, so maybe we would visit my fave place as a kid Coney Island. I find that Brooklyn is a big place where there are so many loving people and places to see, I cant name them all lol.
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?
Yes, want to thank the people that love me and support me no matter what. My family, My son Kayden. Who teaches me that everyday is a new opportunity to be better and do better. My Mom and my sister, without them I wouldn’t be the Go getter I am today. Last but not least, my partner John, who encourages me and calls me out on my mess when I’M not giving 100%. He allows me the room to grow and continues to support me throughout my success.
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