We had the good fortune of connecting with Dr. Torian K. Salary and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dr. Torian K., what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factors behind my success can actually be found in a few things. First and foremost, it is my relationship with my almighty God. Success begins with a plan, a plan begins with a vision, and the vision is provided by God. When you are operating in the space that God ordained specifically for you, you can’t help but succeed. Following my relationship with God, the next factor is my family. My wife is very supportive of whatever crazy dream or goal that I tell her. She smiles and says “Do it, baby!” It’s like having your own constant cheerleader on your sideline of life. Finally, another important factor behind my success is the fear of mediocrity. I’m a strong believer that if you are going to do something, you might as well do your absolute best… especially when you are serving others with your gifts and talent. If you are not going to give your best, you are not only wasting your time but you are robbing your audience of your true potential, and I don’t believe in doing that. I look at it this way; if God gave you a gift that can change the world, but you refuse to use it to its fullest potential, it’s as if you are telling God “I don’t like the gift you gave me.”
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I am a Minister of the Hillcrest Church of Christ and a Life Coach. I am most proud of the full transformation that took place to land me where I am now. 20 years ago, I would have never guessed that I’d be where I am today. That’s how God works and I am grateful. So many people use the expression of “it was because of blood, sweat, and tears.” However, I know it was from the grace of God. No doubt about it. Life will not always be easy, but I believe that when you have God in your corner, anything is possible! One major life lesson I’ve learned along the way is to not trust or count on everyone to run your business. No one will ever value your business as much as you will, so while it may be nice to have some help, you are still responsible for the success or failure of that business.
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?
Oh man, there are so many great spots to see in ATL. I would certainly take them to a sporting event, with the Hawks, Braves, Falcons, or the electrifying experience of a United game. They’d have to experience a few staples here, such as The Varsity, getting some Lemon Pepper Wet hot wings, going skating at Cascade on Sunday night, and taking a picture on the Jackson Street Bridge. If they are into active things, we’d hike Stone Mountain or visit one of many nature trails throughout the city.
Finally, we’d hit up the Mall of GA, go shopping in Buckhead, visit a few movie studios, and sightsee celebrity homes.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shoutout to my mother, Sandi, my sisters, Tracy and Stacy, and my wife, Jasmine.
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