In this week’s I AM GREATNESS featuring we are getting to know, Haitian Queen, Mommy, Business Woman, Philanthropist, one of my favorite women and just all around AMAZING woman, Samara Garcia!!!
1- Samara, can you tell my readers a little bit about yourself ?
-Ambitious, Independent, Divorced Haitian mother of 3, founder of Samara’s Angel Foundation and owner of All Care Labs, LLC.
2- What’s a normal day like for you?
-I wake up at 6 am, meditate for 30 minutes, assist my youngest son, clean the house, read emails from 3 different accounts, read messages form social media accounts while preparing breakfast and be ready by 9 am for work. I work typically 9-10 hours daily (Monday-Friday). Work consists of collecting DNA samples and urine samples for different laboratories and trying to find sponsors for the foundation. Because i believe a child must eat a cooked meal daily, i typically start to cook as soon as i get home. While cooking, I check my son’s homework and assist with anything else that he needs. Once dinner is done, we clean up and i am back on the computer taking care of the foundation stuffs. I typically prepare myself for bed around 11 pm daily.
3- What inspired you to start your business/blog?
-My children inspired me to open my business.
4- What are some of the challenges you face as a woman in business
-Conflict between the job of a mother and the job of as a business women
5- Running a business is not easy how do you stay motivated?
I have always been an optimistic and motivated person. I tried to maintain a positive attive no matter what.
6-What are three things that no one told you about being an entrepreneur?
-a. 8 hr of sleep does not exist
b. not everyone wants you to succeed
c. how jealous and non supportive your friends will get
7- What advice would you give to your much younger self?
I would have told my younger self to complete her career goals first before starting a family
8-What’s Next For you and your business?
-I am hoping to open a second Lab in Atlanta next year, and continue to grow the foundation in Haiti
9- What are some of your favorite inspirational quotes?
“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” Swami Sivananda
“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world”- Robin Williams
“Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will be among the stars.”- Les Brown
10-Any words of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs?
Don’t get into a business because it is trendy or someone says you would make a lot of money. Get into a business because it’s what you want to do, it is your dream, your goal.
Finish this sentence; I AM GREATNESS because, God made me this way.
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