#BEYOUROWN MEETS TEAIRA REED
Radio host, author and entrepreneur Teaira Reed, is making a difference in her community. She is all about giving back, empowering lives and helping those in need. Teaira is starting a foundation called W.I.N. (We In Need) to help the less fortunate which will in time help to provide clothes, food, resources and encouragement as well for those that are truly in need of it.
Teaira Reed has successfully published her two books ‘Empowering Your Purpose’ and ‘A Worthy Woman,’ both of which can be found on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Teaira Reed fiercely empowers individuals to live in their purpose and to spread their wings & F.L.Y.
Adding another string to her bow, Teaira is the host of the Positive Vibes Radio Show on Intellectualradio.com. The radio show boasts vibe words of the week to give knowledge on the meaning whilst offering a handy solution on how we can powerfully apply it to own life. We talk to Teaira about the Positive Vibes Radio Show that features a wide variety of entrepreneurs, musicians & actors on how she is using that very vehicle to essentially inspire others with the stories shared.
Hey Teaira, can you introduce yourself to us?
Hello, my name is Teaira Reed. I am an author, entrepreneur, visionary and founder of Women of Empowerment Outreach. I am passionate about others and I currently have two books on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. My books are called ‘Empowering Your Purpose’ and ‘A Worthy Woman.’
The book ”Empowering Your Purpose’ talks about living on purpose, however, my other book ‘A Worthy Woman’ book was written to encourage & reassure women of their value.
I believe we should spread our wings & F.LY. (First Love You). I am a mother of three boys and my sons are the reason I keep pushing for destiny. I want them to see how hard work pays off and this is the main reason why I will strive to give them greater than I had.
Can you take us through your journey as to how you arrived at where you are now?
Well, I needed a change for the better. I decided to do more things that I loved then things that I didn’t like. I questioned myself about what my passion was and what makes me happy. I was going in this cycle where I barely making it as a single mother. I started to pursue happiness by watching a lot of motivational and inspirational videos.
Then I wrote down my vision for my life. You must do different to see different. Then, when I met successful people I took notes and asked questions. I had to have self-discipline and consistency.
You are the author of the book ‘Empowering Your Purpose: Wisdom for living a fulfilling life of prosperity & purpose’ which is now available to buy on Amazon. What was the incentive behind it and thought process?
‘Empowering Your Purpose’ was my first book and I was in the place of transforming & changing my mindset. I had experienced so many trials in my life that had caused me to lose myself. Once my mind shifted, I found purpose in my heart. Everything I had learned I applied it to my life. So many have knowledge but don’t apply it. Also, many people are lost and don’t know where to start. My thought process was inspiring others as others inspired me.
What were the first few steps to getting your book to publish and why did you feel that Amazon was a great platform to sell the book on?
The first few steps to publishing my book was writing my book, researching publishing companies and then making the best decision for me. Amazon was a great platform for me because everyone shops on Amazon as Amazon is a big company and easy to work with. Amazon provide a step by step guide for new authors.
How do you feel your book gives us knowledge on transforming our lives as the reader?
This book gives readers the tools and knowledge on living in prosperity.
Where can you see your self within the next 3-5 years?
I see myself growing my brand, expanding my territory and building success. I see more travels and this time out of the country as I want my brand global. I also plan to visit London, that would be a dream come true.
You are also an entrepreneur and radio host, how are you planning to expand in terms of branding?
For me, it’s all about networking. I believe in making the right connections and reaching more people. When your passionate about what you do everyone can tell. Your confidence and passion will draw people. Energy says a lot.
Can you tell us what areas you have struggled in professionally as an author?
I struggled in writing process. Sometimes, I wouldn’t feel like writing & editing. I also struggled with the publishing part as well. They wanted the format to be specific. The marketing part is all about the right words and caption that attract your readers. Target your market when advertising.
Have you ever had a mentor? If so how has this benefitted, you to grow?
Yes, I had a mentor. She helped me stay grounded and humbled. She always encouraged me to push harder and prayed for me. He helped me to become this woman I am today. The things she instilled in me was planted.
What outlets do use to market your book?
I use Instagram, Facebook and google ads a lot.
Which methods are you using to build your own network?
Studying, reading and just being creative. I don’t limit or box myself.
What do you believe are the common misconceptions of being an author?
That once you write the book everything else is easy. Like, marketing goes out the window. You can write but there still is a deeper understanding to being and becoming an author.
What would you like to see changed in the world of publishing?
I would like to see the publishing companies market and advertise more.
What is the best piece of advice you have received to date?
The best advice I received to date is to never quit.
What is the number 1 critical lesson you have learned in your career so far?
I learned that making mistakes is a part of your success since mistakes help us grow and gain more knowledge.
How do you create an evenly balanced work and personal life?
Honestly, it is not easy finding a balance between the two. I had to learn that too much of one side can affect the other. I know that success is not everything without the ones you love.
The highlight of your career so far?
The highlight of my career is when I took my first flight to be on a tv interview telling my story. I felt like I’m really doing this. I felt like I just overcame the very thing that was holding me back. If we don’t quit, we will WIN!!!
What gives you ultimate career satisfaction?
Hearing that people have been impacted and me loving what I do, makes me satisfied. It makes it all worth it.
Which other leading entrepreneurs and pioneering game changers do you also admire and why?
I admire Oprah Winfrey sooo much. She’s very courageous and also a positive influence. whilst leaving a legacy. So many people are empowered by Oprah and I pray all the time that I will meet her and tell her how much she is a mentor in my mind.
How would you say you are intending to use your voice to educate others?
I’m using my voice, my story and my journey as encouragement, inspiration, and motivation to others. I’m hoping they learn from my trials and mistakes.
What is a good article or book you have read recently?
‘He Restores My Soul.’
What does your Podcast playlist look like?
My podcast playlist is full of motivation & inspiration. I love the motivation and I love to laugh and listen to good music too.
How do you measure your terms of success?
I measure my terms of success by leaving an effect on others. Also, by being a true listener and being respected as I give respect to others.
What does #BEYOUROWN mean to you?
#BEYOUROWN means being beautifully you. Also, being creative and helping others to build.
Lastly, what is next for you?
What’s next for me is to continue becoming a better version of myself. I want to make sure I’m living in my full potential. I’m making my best move, my next move. Lastly, I’m working on building the W.I.N (We in Need) Foundation where I am focusing on really helping the less fortunate and homeless.