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

Hi Rhonda, how do you think about risk?
I’ve always been someone who wasn’t afraid to take risk whether it was a good or bad risk and I think my mother can vouch for me on that one lol I been a little risky since a child. So when it comes to taking risk in business even when the fear of the “what ifs” is there I still do it because it’s even more of a risk to not take the risk because if you don’t you’ll never know the outcome and that’s in business and life in general. I think currently and also when I first started my business my biggest risk is always investing so much money and not knowing if you’ll see the return on investment. However with that comes accountability and making sure there are strategies in place to make sure you do see a return on investment. For me I’m always thinking with a hustlers mindset and that’s why even though I may be fearful at times I’ll still do whatever It takes. My courage plays a BIG role in my risk taking.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m a jewelry retailer, graphic designer and photo retoucher. I think what sets me aside from most is my HUSTLE and I don’t mean that in the way most use it which is just “getting to the bag etc” no Im physically on foot on a daily basis going out and HUSTLING. I’m outside in local establishments like malls, nails salons, hair salons, barbershops, clothing stores etc promoting my business networking and selling my products. Although I have online traffic I don’t sit back and wait for my customers to come to me I look for them. A lot of people are online doing their thing and hats off to them but what sets me aside is my “STREET HUSTLE” is what I like to call it. My journey has not been easy it has been very challenging sometimes you want to quit especially when your going through the growing pains of entrepreneurship. Being an entrepreneur has taught me the Art of HUSTLE and how to keep the end Goal in mind in all you do and to most importantly trust the process.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love me a nice hookah lounge with good food drinks & music. So I’d definitely take them to DC that is where you have so many options for brunch, lunch, dinner and nice vibe. So many nice rooftop spots etc and beautiful scenery.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
First and foremost God he’s always there for me always guiding my footsteps and even when I get off track he’s right there to redirect me so that everything I do ultimately aligns with his purpose for my life. Next is my son Kai he is my heart he is everything to me he’s only 4 years old and even at his young age he is so smart he’s so supportive so caring he keeps me going on most days. He loves me unconditionally and to him I am the most wonderful person ever. He inspires me he is so brave he is truly my biggest inspiration. And last but not least my friends and family that has supported me since the beginning it’s truly appreciated and doesn’t go unnoticed.

Website: www.gloriousandco.com

Instagram: @iamrhondamarie_ @gloriousandco @aglorious.touch

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