We had the good fortune of connecting with Raven Woodruff and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Raven, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I don’t have one specific factor, I have a few. They are faith, consistency, and my energy. To thrive in this business, I needed to have faith in myself. Tarot isn’t a common lane that one would strive to grow in. I needed to believe in myself when others would turn their noses up at me and look at me funny because I’m turning a “hobby into a business”.
I needed to be consistent with my craft; I knew I wasn’t going to be discovered overnight. Every time I would produce content, it I would have to do it in a teaching manner. I had to teach people not be fearful of what I do. Tarot is still taboo and now that spirituality is becoming “trendy”, it helps people be a bit more open to what I do. I often say that my business is an acquired taste. You must be brave to try it and once you get a taste of it, you’ll keep coming back because it was surprisingly good.
Lastly, my energy is a HUGE factor. I am a healer and if my energy is “off” or seems forced, people could pick up on it which would cause them to not be drawn to me. So, I make it a MUST to always keep my energy pure and true to who I am. I will attract those who are attracted to my energy.
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 tarot reader who provides life coaching at every session. I provide my clients with guidance, clarity, confidence, and confirmation into any situation they are going through.
I show my clients how to love themselves from the inside out. I help my clients achieve a more fulfilling life through manifesting and intention setting. I provide a judgment free space for those navigating through confusing times in their lives.
I am a true healer. I have walked in their shoes and made it through the wringer, so my guidance and coaching comes from first-hand experience of how to do a 180 on life and come out thriving.
My business is mainly virtual, so I have clients all over the US and outside of the country as well. I want to be more hands on and local so I’m looking for new ways to market myself to the Atlanta area.
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?
It honestly depends on what vibes they are looking for. I love food from other countries so I would recommend my favorite Ethiopian spot, Feedel. Lily’s in Buckhead has the best lamb chops in Atlanta and has a great music selection.
If we’re talking brunch I might suggest Escobar off Peter Street or even Fin and Feathers off Edgewood.
For night vibes, I keep it lowkey now, so I suggest Fellaship Cigar Bar or even a lowkey bar with throwback music like MJQ.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Honestly, I could not have done this without my mama, my sister, and my son. My business began as a hobby in 2018, but after I had my son in 2019, I knew I needed something to call my own.
I needed to have something that could give me the flexibility to see him grow up. His precious face motivated me to put forth more effort of building RavenLani Tarot.
My mama and my sister were and still are my foundation and support system. They let me practice reading on them countless times in my beginning stages. They are always my go-to’s to care for my son when I have a tarot event to work and when I am producing my content for social media.
I feel that you’re only as strong as your support system and it takes a collaborative effort to run a business and to see your vision through.
Thanks Zen (my son), Angela (my mama), & Nia (my sister) for always keeping me motivated and grounded.