Business Owner, Maaco, Tamiko Cuellar discussed on The Intelligence Of Grit Podcast


Find out who is your target market? Who are you going to sell to, you know, there's a saying, you know, and I don't mean to be offensive, but if you don't sell ice to Eskimos right home and so you want to find out where you shine the brightest my advice is when people ask what you know, what should I do? Where should I go? Who should I spell to I always say find out what everybody else is doing and off and goes opposite direction because there are probably where you be there's a demand for you if it's over crowded there your Brilliance won't stand out. You need to go somewhere where your differences in your uniqueness will be appreciated. You are listening to the intelligence of great podcast G4 Grace or for resilience. I for integrity and T4 turn off the podcast were you learn from ordinary people who had the grit to do extraordinary things? I am your host Angel Watkins and I help people strategies and execute Purpose Driven businesses. Welcome back to the intelligence of great everyone today. I am interviewing Tamiko Cuellar. She is a speaker author and international business strategies her company pursue. Your purpose is a global firm that coaches high-performing Purpose Driven women Executives managers and Leaders with strategies to successfully transition into entrepreneurship. And with all that being said our conversation today is so down-to-earth and so authentic to Maaco shares a lot about her journey home what it means to reinvent yourself what it means to have resilience what it means to explore and learn about your own Brilliance. So I am so excited to get into this conversation. I believe God bless you. I believe you learn something from it. Let's get to it. All right. So to me go. Thank you so much for taking time off. Out of your busy schedule to talk with me today. If a pleasure angle. Thank you so much for having me. I'm really glad to be here. One of the things that I really really wanted to Dig Inn on and learn from you today and have my audience calling from you was just around this concept in this conversation of what it means to really pursue your purpose. We just the name of your business and I think sometimes people mix up passion with purpose with Talent when you with all of these different definitions that are thrown at us all the time. So I think to start let's just get right into it and tell me I do pursue your purpose even come about Okay, so ironically pursue your purpose was not really intended to turn into a business. So okay the way it all started off was I was attending a particular Church many years ago probably almost a decade ago, and I noticed that there seemed to be a place for everyone to exercise their gifts, you know, whether there were a teacher or greeter or singer or musician, you know, there were all these different roles right and the church. Well, I could function in those things but it wasn't really an alignment with what I saw was most gifted in which was actually entrepreneurship and I thought well, what about all these other people who are sitting in the church who are like me where their gifts and their influence their anointing or the grace on their life is dead. Fully operational in the marketplace. So I was one of those people that was more suited to do business and to also raise up other people who were called to do the same thing. So I was just thinking how many more of those people are like me and so at that time I had been a business owner already for close to a decade and I wanted to be able to share my experience and my knowledge, you know just in the community and so I started hosting these meetings first. I asked my former Pastor off if he would allow me to start something some type of business or Marketplace Ministry and he was like sure and call it Kingdom preneur and I was like, okay ma'am. I can roll with that. So what I did was I started hosting monthly meeting in the public library. Right here in St. Louis and I started inviting people out not just people from the church, but also people from the community and it was a small group and people would come out Faithfully every month. They would come out and they would hear about like starting launching growing a business. So that's how I really hone my skills and how I started this because I really started to feel like this was more this would be less than the four walls of that church. And as a result, I started brainstorming one day with a friend and then I came up with this name pursue your purpose because I'm not all of our purpose is going to be like something and really spiritual or something. You know that we might think of when we think of like church or are calling in life is not going to always be something that appears to be spiritual but there are also people who are gifted to do what they're born to do outside of the church in within the marketplace so dead. How the name pursue your purpose was born? So that's interesting. What was your first business to me Co prior to pursue your purpose so prior to pursue your purpose. I I did a quite a few freelancing things today. They called them give entrepreneurs a gig for North where I would act as a consultant. I had also thought cold run a Roofing & Construction company. I was the administrative side of things a cold running that business. I had also found it a Tutoring company that remediated academic deficiencies between K and grades five and math and reading so I thought it was something that I did for a while because I'm really passionate about education.

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