What is a hustler to you?
A hustler is all about the mindset. A hustler is a person who isn't afraid of hearing the words "No." This person has the mentality to out there in the world and gets what they aspire by all mean necessary. A hustler is a person who desires to be successful then goes out and become successful. A hustler is a person who is not afraid to try something new, something old or something out of the ordinary. A hustler is a person who is never satisfied with the regular and is always wanting more. One success story isn't enough; they are striving for more. Not only that, a hustler is a person who isn't afraid to help others grow. A hustler is not selfish and is always looking for others to help win. A hustler is a person who is not afraid of setbacks because they see the vision with a clear eye view. A hustler, more than anything, is a person who is continuously learning, always asking questions, and still taking notes from their surroundings.
About You and Your business
I am a 25-year-old young woman. I am from Houston, Texas, but I currently reside in Austin, Texas. I recently just graduated from Texas State University with my master's in Sociology. I am working at Integral Care as a Service Coordinator for people of all ages with mental and health disabilities. I also babysit younger children with Autism after work hours.
My business is an independent travel agency, Kruise With Kie. I started this because I am a person who has always loved traveling since I was a young girl. My family always loved to travel and emphasized exploring the US. I book vacations of all sorts for people. I am also learning to grow within this business on the marketing side by helping others build their own business as a travel agent.
What has been your biggest hurdle?
My biggest hurdle I think would have to be myself. I am my biggest fan at times but I am also my biggest critic. I am harder on myself than anyone else around me. I will doubt myself before even given myself the chance or even trying. I have been known in the past to let my fears and worries stop me from reaching my full capabilities.
Words you'd give to another women starting a business?
Something I would tell another woman who is starting their own business is don't
be afraid of the setbacks and always be willing to learn. No company is perfect when it first starts. Time and dedication should be your best friend.
Kierrah N Holliday
What kind of women do you strive to be?
The kind of woman I strive to be is someone successful yet relatable. I am the oldest of three, so I take extreme pride in influencing people younger than me. I also grew up as the only girl, so I gravitate towards girls more youthful than me as well. So I always strive to be an excellent example for the younger generations to come. I want to be able to tell my struggle and be open about some of the efforts that have molded me into the woman I am today. I strive to be a woman with multiple things going on. I love being involved in different situations, collaborating with others. I also love being a supporter of my family in friends. Any way I can help, I am always trying to help someone else out so they can grow. Ultimately, the women I strive to be is still in the process. I want to remain busy yet persistent in everything I do, meanwhile staying true to myself and true to my religion.
What makes you a hustler
What makes me a Hustler is I am always moving. I am continually working on something for me or others around me. I love keeping busy and love trying new things. I love new experiences, and I love growing. I'm not afraid of criticism or asking for help because I know I don't know everything. I am a hustler because I know I am a hard worker, and I am always hungry for more. I wake up early and stay up some days and nights doing research, watching webinars, doing what I can to learn more information. I am learning to think outside of the box and do things out of my ordinary. I am always trying to improve something every day. I have a calendar and daily goals that I keep up to date. Lastly, I love just finding new opportunities to grow in different ways daily.
What would you tell your younger self?
Something I would tell the younger me would be to stop being so shy and scared. Go after what you think you could see yourself excelling at later on in life. When I was younger, I spent much time in my room by myself. So I learned how to do many things on my own and became very independent. At the age of 10, I believe I was doing my hair and nails on my own, just, for example. I wish I had the courage I had now when I was younger to continue to perfect specific crafts over the years. I was too shy to go beyond the people close to me and was too afraid of failing.
What is your vision for your business
The vision I have for my business is to be able to earn residual income for myself and my family to come. Within my company, I want to continue to build my brand and a legacy behind the last name, "Holliday." My grandfather was a hardworking man who took pride in making money and saving it as well. After his passing, he left some behind for his children and grandchildren. I want to be able to do that for my family as well. I want to open up doors for my generation to be able to earn extra income. I want my age to have the opportunity to explore the world.
Also, Through my business, I want to be able to create a community center by the church in my parents' hometown Una, Mississippi. I would also like to start a girl's foundation for the young girls in the community where I grew up in Houston, Texas.
3 Women that Inspire you
Jacqueline Holliday, Taraji P. Henson, & Melissa Ford
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