We had the good fortune of connecting with Ayasia Wright and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ayasia, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
When I first became an entrepreneur, I was single, no kids and still living with my mother. I had just graduated from Georgia State University and I was fed up working for other people. At age 24, I became an Uber driver. I loved being able to create my own schedule and make money on my own accord. The more I worked, the money I made which made life more flexible. I was able to take care of my bills and expenses but it wasn’t enough. I didn’t plan on driving for a living for long because this was temporary. I started seeking other opportunities working as a receptionist, flight attendant and leasing agent. I didn’t have much luck but I did know that I wasn’t interested in working these places long term.
Then, I realized that I didn’t know anything about money so I got into the financial services industry as an entrepreneur to learn how money works and how I can make it work for me. Once I got the hang of truly being a service to others, I had made more money in one month than I have ever made at any other job in 6 months. This transition was not easy because I had to change my mindset, the people I was around and routine. I understood that I would not make income if I did not work the system and I thought that was all to it. Then, everything changed once I fell in love with my fiancé and had a child at 26. I had to change up my working habits because it wasn’t just me anymore. I had to wear other hats as a mother, wife, cook/clean while being an entrepreneur. I was stressed trying to do everything which made me burn myself out. I had to start delegating certain tasks to free up more time. Ultimately, time freedom is the goal and I’m willing to be uncomfortable now to reach that goal in the future. As time is moving along, my values are changing and I have to reevaluate balance in my life to keep a peace of mind. God is always first, my family is second and my business is third. Everyday is a challenge but I still decide to work my business while playing my roles in life. 3% improvement everyday is 1095% in a year. This mindset helps me to understand patience while enjoying the process. I wouldn’t have it no other way because we all have our own journey and I’m thankful for God and his guidance in my life. Once I stopped comparing my journey to others and fully embraced where I am in the now; the balance became easier to manage.
What should our readers know about your business?
Truth Financial is a financial literacy firm that helps people build wealth in various of ways. Education is the most important factor when dealing with money. Some are not aware that a person can rent wealth until they own it, use other people money to cash flow and utilize tools to keep their wealth protected as it grows. We show middle to low income communities how to do so on a budget while taking the steps necessary to become debt free. I am most proud of the journey it took to get here because there was highs and lows. I had worked for other financial services companies that did not tell the truth about obtaining wealth and they did not care to educate the people. I created a business model that I personally could benefit from and help the others do the same. Through patience and perseverance, I was able to start paying off debt and start a business helping others do the same. The biggest lesson was to invest in myself and my dreams. Mindset is everything and with Truth Financial in your corner you can get through any financial obstacle in life. Let’s get to work on the life of your dreams.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’m always down for healthy activities and good eats! If your in Atlanta for the weekend definitely need to check out The Georgia Aquarium, for lunch Salata is a great spot to get a delicious salad from their salad bar. Piedmont park would be the next place of choice to go to get some fresh air to walk around and meet friendly people. For dinner I would choose to go to Mary Mac’s for a good southern comfort food dinner. The next day smoothie king for breakfast, The Selfie Museum to take dope pictures for an affordable rate. For lunch I would do Dalia’s chicken sausage for lunch then shopping at Lenox mall for a fun evening planned. At night, I would go to Sivas lounge for drinks, hookah and Indian cuisine. Last day, I would go to Lyfe for all you can eat brunch, bottomless mimosas and good music.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to my biggest supporter, my fiancé Quentin. He has helped me at my lowest point in life and inspired me to keep moving forward in the midst of struggle. He created an environment for me to thrive in and I am forever thankful for his leadership. We are a great team and I don’t know where I would be if I hadn’t met him when I did 3 years ago. Thank you for your love and support. I thank God everyday for my family.