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

Hi Elijah, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factors behind my success is hard work, love, & most importantly humanity. I feel like the world has forgotten this. I treat my customers/clients like they are people because they are. I consider success by the people you have impacted in the right direction. Of course, the job is to make money but it’s how you make it that will determine the way people receive what you do. I started my health and wellness journey due to my own circumstances. I wanted to tap into the best version of myself and teach others what I was learning along the way as I began to understand. Now I have the ability to help others discover their own light, and for me, that’s the ultimate version of success.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.                                            I am an entrepreneur, herbalist, activist, & motivational speaker. I think all the time about how I got to this point. I guess a simplified answer would be never giving up & doing something towards my goal every day whether it’s something big or small. It’s definitely not easy being an entrepreneur. I had to dedicate time I didn’t have into what I was doing, limit access to people who wasn’t aligning with what I was stepping into & what I stand for whether that be friends or family, & the hardest thing is being able to accept the fact that it’s not going to happen in a day, truly sitting in the process & taking it for what it is while moving forward.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I have a couple of spots we would have to hit if we vibing for the week. We must hit Desoto Falls, Trap Museum, High Museum of Art, I like going to the mall & catching a lil vibe & can’t go wrong with a good movie at the movie theatre. If we talking about the food we would have to hit Blaze Pizza, Spondivits, Mangos Caribbean Restaurant, Barney’s, Sweet Auburn Seafood & we got to go see Chef Lala at The Space Center On Taco Tuesdays.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to give big love to the 4th Generation Herbalist Rootsman Oskii, Serial Entrepreneur Chef Lala, Jalen Broadnaux, Creative Director Donna Marie-Reid, Plant Guru Chef Zu, Any Genuine Person in My Life, My Loyal Customers, My New Customers, & Most importantly, My Family. I’m grateful for the opportunities I have been given in this life because it could’ve been different. Big Appreciation for the love & support you have given me.

Thank You to My Late Brother
Joie Lee Ellis For Teaching Me Resilience
All Praise TTMH

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