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

Hi Tyra, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
I would have to say that my favorite affirmation is The 7 Rules of Life:

1. Let it go – Never ruin a good day by thinking about a bad yesterday.
2. Ignore them – Don’t listen to other people. Live a life that’s empowering to you.
3. Give it time – Time heals everything.
4. Don’t compare – The only person you should try to beat is the person you were yesterday.
5. Stay calm – It’s okay to not have everything figured out. Know that in time, you’ll get there.
6. It’s on you – Only you are in charge of your happiness.
7. Smile! – Life is short. Enjoy it while you have it.

I think that a lot of times we find ourselves too caught up in life and forget the real meaning of it. I use these inspirational words regularly to boost myself up, motivate myself, or remind myself of true things. I believe that words matter and impact ourselves and how we may see the outside world. Even though I am not sure who wrote these seven rules, I find that every time I read them again, one rule will hit my heart at a certain time and remind me of what I need or what I should let go of. I believe in protecting my energy at all costs and these “rules” help and remind me where to focus and invest my energy, so that I can enjoy life more.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I started my brand Moneta Apparel by Tyra Jana’e because I have always had an interest and desire for street fashion. The name “Moneta”, pronounced MOE-NET-TAH, is an epithet from the name of two goddesses and retained the meanings of “money” in the Middle Ages. It also symbolizes my love for MONEY. I am self-taught in everything I do when it comes to running my business. I have a large support system full of friends, family, and a lot of people I don’t know. I am most proud that my brand is constantly growing. There were many times when I thought I couldn’t do it was scared to do something and still did it. Every day I thank myself for taking those big steps because without all of the trials and errors I wouldn’t be where am I today.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The Miami Beach strip is full of places to enjoy good food and party. Downtown Clematis in Palm Beach is always fun at night. Lot’s of clubs, lounges, and food places that are open late at night.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to shoutout all of my supporters! I appreciate the MONEY TEAM for always going hard for Moneta!

Website: www.moneta-apparel.com

Instagram: @moneta.apparel

Twitter: @MonetaApparel

Facebook: Moneta Apparel

Image Credits
Photo Credits @_fromthysoul

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