We had the good fortune of connecting with Mya Billingsley and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mya, we’d love to hear about a book that’s had an impact on you.
The most recent book I read was Rich Dad’s Guide To Becoming Rich by Robert Kyosaki.
This book was an eye opener because it described how most people are not willing to pay the price to build wealth.
Paying the price involves sacrificing instant gratification to reach bigger goals.
Reading this book reminded me that taking the road less traveled will bring me more success as long as I am patient and consistent with finances.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Currently, I work in Business Sales for a large telecommunications company.
I became complacent at the job and realized I should be doing more. The first change I implemented was following more business minded people on Twitter. By doing this, I was able to shift into an abundance mindset very quickly. I began following professionals who had businesses outside of their jobs along with successful full time entrepreneurs.
From there, I purchased an e commerce course with a bonus I received from my job and the rest is history!
I hit the ground running sourcing watches from the manufacturers, negotiating the price, choosing the packaging for the watches, and getting my website launched. I chose to sell watches because I have collected them since I learned to tell time.. I did all of that in a matter of 3 months.
Twenty47 Watches started as a women’s watch brand and then I rebranded to unisex watches for entrepreneurs who value their time and wealth.
I wanted to stress the importance of building wealth in our community and how valuable time can be while doing so.
My ultimate goal for the brand is to provide online courses to show individuals how to properly start a business, provide mental health resources for entrepreneurs because we go through so much anxiety and self doubt, teach about the importance of group economics, and to show our community that it’s a necessity for us to have a way to legally make money outside of our jobs.
I have learned that it’s almost impossible to run a business effectively alone. You have to scale and get systems to work for you. I also learned the importance of taking breaks because burnout is real!
While owning a business is not easy, I love it because of the freedom is gives me to do what I want. I don’t have to ask permission and having a space where I can be creative has been an amazing journey.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to thank Quinetta for nominating me to be featured along with all of my family, friends, and LLC Twitter for supporting me along the way.