We had the good fortune of connecting with Kadijah Oliver and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kadijah, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
The most important lesson that I learned in business is never discount yourself and to put God first. Know your worth and never settle. If they can’t afford you, don’t sweat, they weren’t your targeted type of client. If they tell you you’re too high, it’s okay, someone values your time and craft.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Kandi & Co. Productions is different from many businesses. We care for our clients from start up and even while they are making sales. We are a business that if we see a need we do work with our clients within budgets and have blessed many with free websites, because we care about our clients. We want to see them succeed. Many have asked, how? I got here because I stepped out on faith. I stepped out and asked God to allow the income and the clients that I receive, to be blessed. It wasn’t easy. I have been slandered and talked about, because of how I desire for others to succeed. I believe in helping vs, taking. I share knowledge and empower many to be a self-made boss. I’ve had many late nights, where I say, am I enough? I am enough. I learned to speak about wealth over my business and to ignore anything that has come to destroy my business. I learned to take the high road and remember who I am and to value my business as it should. I’ve learned along the way that being an entrepreneur requires work and investment. You can’t make money without spending money. I spend on the best for Kandi & Co. Productions and Kandi Kam Photography. I learned to know your worth and stand by it. Never let someone discount you or your gift. If I could tell the world my story, I would say that I survived. I survived everything that was meant to take me out and to ruin me as an entrepreneur. I’ve cried many nights, but I cry tears of gladness, because it doesn’t matter what anyone says, I know my calling and I know my gift as a creative.
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?
So, if my best friend was coming to visit me our itinerary would look like this. We have to go to Lenox, because we love to shop and the Cheesecake Factory. We also have to go to Krab Queenz and to Bar Chix (if it’s open). Also, we have to go to church, so we are going to the dReam Center Church of Atlanta in Decatur, GA and Freedom of Atlanta in Tucker, GA. Then, we have to go to Cascade and relive our childhood with skating. Then the rest of it is photoshoots and going downtown and exploring various areas. I most likely will get us to go to the Aquarium and the Coca Cola Factory.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to recognize a few individuals that played a BIG ROLE in my success. Without them, I have no clue what my life as an entrepreneur would look like. First off, I would like to recognize my beautiful mother, who has pushed me along the way. Every business endeavor that I have done, she has stayed up and listened to me and my thoughts/concerns. She continues to encourages me to always value yourself. Never settle, but uphold your prices and do not back down, because it’s all about quality. Second, I would love to recognize Prophetess Tiffany Wilson. Prophetess Tiffany Wilson serves as a spiritual mother and mentor. She sparked entrepreneurship in me. She believed in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself. She has taught me important steps to be an entrepreneur and to understand the value of the time. She reached me in a dead season and brought life into me to strive daily for success.
Facebook: Kandi & Co. Productions
Other: FB: Kandi Kam Photography IG: kandi_kam_photography
For the image of myself, I want to give credit to Dave Bullen, the owner of Designs for Life.