Sheen Magazine August 2018

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Tamika Hall is Out Here Winning BIG!

by Jessica Mosley

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Why is everyone raving about the phenomenal Tamika Hall? Yes. Its no doubt she beautiful but, there is DEFINITELY plenty of brains to go along with her. She is fierce, fabulous, faith-filled, and she’s dominating in the marketplace all while doing it so eloquently! Listen in as we get to learn more about the Smarty Puffs App creator and how she balances being mother and entrepreneur.

How long have you been in business?

I have the most amazing job on the planet of designing books for authors, running an internationalradio station, training women to build and launch their dreams (Grind Like A Boss Academy), and my own personal music ministry. I’ve been working in digital media for over ten years and I always say that I was into digital media before it was, “cool.”  Tamika INK Media Group was formed in 2015 after being laid off from a job in education for the second time. The school system I worked for initially offered me another job making half of what I was making and I decided to dive in head first and really run my business and work with first-time authors.

Why did you pick this particular field to do business in?

I know it may sound cliche’ but this field really did choose me. I published my first book as an independent author in 2005 as a single mother and was unhappy with the process. I didn’t like the lack of control with the way my book looked, how it was priced, and the amount of money I received with a book was sold. I initially started researching more cost-effective ways to have my book printed and distributed, and found that I had a knack for book design. A year after publishing my book, I launched my own publishing company to work with faith-based authors around the globe.

The radio station came later after producing my own radio show for seven years then working on an international station. I wanted to create a space for Gospel Indie Artists to be heard on an international platform. Since its inception, iWorship96 has garnered over 3 million listeners in more than 30 countries. It’s really been a blessing and has exceeded my expectations.

Tell us about a challenge you have had in business and how you have overcome it?

People would be amazed to hear that I failed in business nine different times….yes, NINE! Looking back over the lessons from those failures, the biggest hurdle I had to overcome was fear. Fear of people – I hated dealing with people. Confrontation on any level was uncomfortable for me, so having to talk about money and/or deal with upset clients made me sick to my stomach. I am a horrible procrastinator and I avoided communication at all costs. There is no way to run and grow a business if fear rules your actions. I overcame this fear by building my skillset and working on my own personal confidence so that when I speak to clients I am able to do so with authority.

Why do you feel you have been as successful as you have in your business?

At this point, I believe success is here because of a shift in mindset and action. It’s so important to not only see yourself as a “boss” but to move like one. That means attacking all of my downfalls head on. Rather than shy away from conversation, I forced myself to talk to people and I now love making people shine. My love for people now outweighs any angst I used to have. I look at confrontation as a form of communication and I’m no longer afraid of it. Tasks that I hate, I tackle them immediately rather than procrastinate and allow them to overwhelm me.

I’ve also learned to assemble a team of people around me who genuinely want to see me win and we work to make each other pop.

So, what’s next in 2018 for you? 

In 2016 I released a children’s book series, “Smarty Puffs Bilingual Books for Children of Color.” The book became a number bestselling book within hours of its release on Amazon and has been growing ever since. I’m so excited about the release of the Smarty Puffs App. The app introduces young children to the Spanish language. The app is available for Android and iPhone and is one that parents can learn along with their child!

For more on Tamika Hall, be sure to visit the official websites below

Tamika Hall | Tamika Ink

 

Stay connected with Tamika Hall by following

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

 

Be sure to visit Smarty Puffs’ official website NOW!

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