We had the good fortune of connecting with monDelaRosa and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi monDelaRosa, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor behind the growing success of my brand is God. I literally pray over my brand a lot and the profound directions to take with it. Majority of the time, you can get swayed in different directions if you are not steadfast and willing to learn new knowledge along the way. Balancing a work-life and building a brand can be challenging. But instead of giving up, I plant seeds that consist of prayer, fasting, and/or speaking affirmations over my brand, so that it can continue to expand, all while being nurtured correctly.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am most proud of my tenacity to see things through. If business is booming one week and not the next, I continue to give the effort as if I had ten other teammates working with me. Professionally, I got to where I am today because I wanted my brand to have a sleek image of cleanliness and great customer service. I would be telling the biggest fib if I was to say that everything was easy or it’s the smoothest ride because it’s not. But with faith plus ambition, I can overcome any obstacle set before me, humbly. Furthermore, the lessons I have learned along the way is simply to manage my time wisely and not overwork myself. Once I started to do the work in my career path as a passion and not for the money, things started to flow easier. Easier in the terms of building a better clientele, and making time to still be able to learn more. Being able to learn at any skill level is a necessity, I’ve learned. The world should know that my brand was built off of hard work and dedication. My brand paralleled with the experiences of life complexities, faith driven-focus, and the ambition to think and aim higher, is what got me to this point and I am sure it will continue to lead me further.
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?
A little itinerary action… on a Saturday. If I had a best friend that was visiting Atlanta:
First, we would dress up and head to brunch at Breakfast At Barney’s.
Then, we would go to my favorite photo-opp area, and that’s The Krog Street Tunnel.
For lunch, we would go to 9 Mile Station, which is a bar located atop Ponce City Market.
Lastly, for a night out, we would go to Zari Loun
ge and Hookah Bar.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate this shoutout to MiMi G (@mimigstyle). I’ve learned so many sewing techniques from her. Under her mentorship, Sew It Academy, I developed more focus on design and sewing at my own pace. I’ve always wanted my clothes to fit me the right way and there are times when I want to wear something that has yet to be created. Then, I create it. Her courses force me to think outside of the box. With this academy, I have reached new levels of sewing and I’ve mastered my mistakes.