We had the good fortune of connecting with Crystal Cooper and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Crystal, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
Success to me is the feeling of accomplishment when you have reached your goals, been impactful to others life, while living your life unapologetic.
Success is not tied to a person’s level of items they’ve acquired but more so the level of freedom they’ve established.
Oprah Winfrey, once said, “If your business is built around a level of service and giving back the fame and notarity will come from that.”
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
What sets me apart from other consulting agencies is my end goal is my purpose in why I do what I do.
I desire to help women entrepreneurs live a life of freedom, luxury, and self-care while doing more of the things they love with the people they love.
So providing them with the implementation to make more money in more time by developing processes and systems that streamline their business to scale is something I take seriously.
We don’t have to be boggled down with tasks to live a life of leisure and luxury if we have the right tools in place to hone our time.
I got to where I am today because I knew my level of genius was not appreciated working in the corporate world, so when I was laid off due to cutbacks I made up in my mind that I was going to go full throttle in my business. I had faith that I could do this and trusted God to make it possible.
What I’ve learned along the way is to take 1 step at a time and to not make comparisons of other’s success. To keep my eyes on my own damn paper and only look at my timeline of progression. I’m so not where I was when I first started my business and I’ve gained the confidence and momentum to be of a giving spirit. Sharing my knowledge with the world always bears fruit on my table.
I want the world to know that black business and women owned businesses are not just heavy at the moment, that we’re applying pressure, we’re collaborating with one another, and the World Wide Web is giving us access to more than what we’ve had before. We are shifting the dynamics of what a successful business looks like by producing millionaires in our own communities and obtaining products and services from our fellow people and it’s a beautiful experience to witness this and to be apart of this as well.
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?
Everyone knows me know I love me some Ponce City Market.
The variety of things you can do in 1 place keeps my attention.
I also just recently went to Buckhead Village and it smells like luxury and fun!
So I’m going to bring my friend in to a diverse atmosphere where we can hang out on different days and experience a multitude of things.
Monday we can head Plant Shopping at The Victorian Atlanta at Ponce City Market and while we’re there go have some wine on the deck of the Upscale Deck and walk down to the Skater Park up the belt-line.
If they feeling fancy, we can ride the electric scooters there.
Tuesday we can hang at Krog Street Market and enjoy the pizza at Varuni Napoli which is very good and light I think and have some ice cream afterwards Jakes ice cream that’s in the Market.
Walk off some of those calories at the belt-line and chill at a local park to people watch.
Wednesday we’ll dedicate to going to Piedmont Park and create a picnic from items out of the nearby Trader Joe’s. Obtain some fresh flowers from there along with some wine, salad, smoked salmon, praline pecans, shortbread cookies, and their 100% fruit juice.
Thursday we could hang on Virginia Highland area to go look for some organic tea during happy hour and have some cocktails in the mix. Walking the neighborhood while enjoying looking at the different bungalows then perhaps dinner at Highland Taps for their delicious calamari and ribeye or prime rib.
Friday we can head back to Ponce City Market to go hangout on the rooftop for the adult putt-putt golf and slide. We may shop a little then go check out Bar Vegan since it’s the new and hottest thing popping there!
Saturday we will have to go down to enjoy brunch at the flying biscuit then doing some cultural sh!+ at Little Five Points. Perhaps have our tarots read, thrift shopping, and go level up on some crystals.
Sunday I’ll let my friend rest up before heading home. I’ll order some takeout from Two Urban Licks and enjoy my company. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My Grandmother is the person I’ll like to shoutout here because I know that I’m living the life and paving the road of breaking generational curses within our family. I’m her wildest dream if all opportunities were as open for her as they are for me. She’s taught me to be slow to speak, quick to listen, and to have perseverance while standing on my faith.
Letitia Oliver Of Letitia Oliver Studios