We had the good fortune of connecting with Sherricka Day and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sherricka, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
Alexa please play, Work by Rihanna. I believe that in order to be successful, you have to work, work work work work work! You have to be consistent, you have to be persistent. You have to take keep going, I am up sometimes way after I clock off from my 9-5 to start my day with my business. I may be tired, but it’s a good tired knowing that the work I am putting into my business will pay off in the long run.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am pretty passionate about my community. I consider myself a self-motivated steward for positive change, making connections and pushing for innovation. I work hard to find ways that our city can continue to progress through community projects and initiatives. I pride myself on establishing and maintaining relationships with people from different spectrums, professional levels and backgrounds. I love youth! I enjoy working with them to teach them about all the things I have learned and am learning to be a successful and happy adult. I think the hard part is staying consistent and motivated. Sometimes it’s easier to just let things be or stay the way they are. But, if we are to grow overall, we have to be willing to make changes. I want people to know that me and you are the same! I am no better than the next person. I am comfortable with failure. That means I tried! I believe we are all catalysts for change and all bring something different and valuable to the table. We have to believe in ourselves and know that we have the power to make things happen.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We would hang out at some local spaces. My friend would want to go somewhere for good eats and an adult beverage, so I would suggest The Loft or Golden Chopsticks (best Korean food ever). Throughout the week, we would visit the Columbus Museum and Infantry Museum. I would also take her to some of the antique stores, like the Junque Yard, River Market Antique Mall or Joey’s Thrift Mall. I would also try to catch a live band at the Jazzy Crab one night during the week. But the way life is set up right now with COVID-19, I would tell my friend to stay at home, grab a class of wine and some cheese and meet me on Zoom!!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’m thankful for my parents for instilling a strong work ethic in me. I appreciate my circle of friends and family (too many to name without accidentally leaving someone off, so I won’t name them!) that push me, encourage me and challenge me. I’m especially grateful for the parents and youth I work with. They believe in me and follow all the ideas I throw at them with no hesitation. I encourage everyone to read Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming. Not only does she tell her story, but she encourages all of us to tell ours as well. Pick up the Bible. There are so many verses on being productive and working hard. Also, read The Artisian Soul, Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art by Erwin Raphael McManus. He emphasizes the fact that we were all created to be creative; we were born with a limitless imagination. As we become adults, we forget how we used to imagine and create. We have to challenge ourselves to get back to that place in order to find our happiness.
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