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

Hi Carmen J., what role has risk played in your life or career?
I think about risks as taking a step outside of your comfort zone in the hopes of positive results. At 22 years old, I was working for a nonprofit doing a job that I absolutely loved but the environment was a threat to my mental health. In that moment I had to decide whether or not I was willing to sacrifice my mental health for the love of the job or choose myself and walk away knowing I would potentially lose everything. After months of deliberating, I finally decided to take the biggest risk of my life and walked away from the job. Walking away from that job gave me the space and opportunity to start my own business. Of A Higher Frequency was born two months later and has been a success ever since! A Higher Frequency is a custom apparel brand.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Of A Higher Frequency, LLC is more than just a custom apparel brand. It is a way of life. To vibrate at a higher frequency means that you feel lighter in your mental, physical, and emotional bodies. Of A Higher Frequency was developed to inspire any person who is on a journey to reach the highest level of self-actualization by offering custom pieces focused on metaphysical attributes, increasing mental health awareness and allowing one to tap into their most creative self. The idea of this company was born while I was studying Political Science at Auburn University in the fall of 2018, but it wasn’t until April of 2020 that I decided to take a leap of faith and start this business from literally nothing. I had a printer, heat press, shirts, and paper; and from there my dream became a reality. I am excited about bringing this new fashion to the streets of America by featuring my own face on my desired designs. Outside of being the founder of Of A Higher Frequency, I am also the co-founder of TTX Digital, social media management and branding. At TTX Digital, are inspired by technology’s power to lift unheard voices. We aim to amplify voices by cultivating relationships that take your brand to the next level. We take a customer centered approach to design digital media content that engages your target audience. Our digital marketing consultations help ambitious business owners experience the rise through increased productivity and revenue. Running two businesses I have experienced many challenges such as managing finances, time, and being resilient. I lack a financial background, therefore managing my finances has been a struggle, but I have found a way to make it work. Working on my own means I have to push myself and check myself. There is no one over me giving that extra push I need when the going gets tough. Along the way I have learned that I have to be my biggest cheerleader, but don’t lose sight of those who support you. I would like all of my supporters to take a leap of faith with me and grow with me on this journey to reaching a higher frequency.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
The first place I would take them would be Atlantis Lounge for brunch downtown. Then for lunch I would take them to RReal Tacos in Midtown. For dinner I would take them to Hawkers on the Beltline. We could also check out the Ferris wheel as well as hit up Coan Park for some nice chill vibes. We could catch a vibe in Lil 5 Points or go shopping at Ponce City Market.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to my family. Without the undying support of my mother, my cousins, and so many more I would not have been able to start my business and have the confidence to continue even when things get tough. I want to give a special shoutout to my brother for helping me mentally, emotionally, and financially along the way. If it weren’t for him buying my machines, there would be no business. Lastly, shoutout to each and every person who has purchased, reposted, and shared my brand. I literally could not have made it this far without you guys!

Website: https://of-a-higher-frequency.myshopify.com/ and https://www.thetaganexperience.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofahigherfrequency/ and
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfAHigherFrequency/

Image Credits
All images were produced by The Carmen J.

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