We had the good fortune of connecting with Tanita Winchester and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tanita, what habits do you feel play an important role in your life?
Honestly, staying grounded, having faith and not giving up. I’ve wanted to give up sooooo many times lol. Like legit crying like why am I not making thousands of dollars lol? But learning how to be patient and trusting God and having those special circle of friends in your corner, it definitely helps you to keep pushing for what you are going so hard for.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Currently, I’m working the “Corporate America” life while building my brand as well. It wasn’t always easy, as I worked retail years ago and knew I wanted more out of life than just being a cashier selling sheets and blankets. I needed a change so I buckled down, completed ALOT of job applications and was hired at the company I’ve been working for, for over 7 years now. In those 7 years, I’ve managed to start my business A’jah Lip Creme LLC, build a following, gained business relationships and met alot of dope individuals along my journey. As far as my work with my brand goes, I still have work to do and I’m not stopping until I’m global.
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.
So me, I’m a FOODIE! I love to eat! I would first take them to The Southern Pecan in Southpark! Baby they have the BEST Fried Catfish OMG! Also, I’d take them to Nappy Chef to grab lunch as well. He got this Jerk Mac and Cheese that’s sooo freaking good! Then you got Lulu’s Maryland Kitchen and Seafood. Baby their Salmon and Crab Cakes is THE bomb! For drinks, we can slide to Firehouse Lounge or Stats in the North Charlotte area. It be a lil vibe, where we can two step and turn up! I love milkshakes as well so for dessert, we can stop by Day N’ Night Exotic Cereal Bar in Uptown Charlotte, where they sell cereal inspired milkshakes and bowls of cereal. Personally, my fave is the Fairly Oddparents Milkshake! My friend will definitely have a great time with me!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to shout out all the individuals who have had my back in the years of my journey of being an entrepreneur. Through my trials and tribulations with my brand, they’ve encouraged me, helped me, and they ALWAYS have made sure that I never sell myself short. It’s really too many to name but when they see this, they know who they are.