We had the good fortune of connecting with Dacia Riddick and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dacia, what role has risk taking played in your life or career?
When I think about risk taking, I believe it’s a path that causes us to take chances. On a higher perspective, it also separates the talkers from the doers. Through personal experiences I’ve learned that taking risk may not always work out in your favor. In fact, risk taking helps to mold you and create your future. Risk taking allows you build the courage to finally do something you’ve always dreamed of. Risk taking requires you to mentally prepare yourself and believe that you just know it’s going to work out. Taking risk may mean we get hit in the face with a reality check that we may not be prepared for. Is this really something to get upset about and give up? Taking any risk should leave you with an understanding of what areas you need to improve and what to do next time so that you can nail it! Success is not an overnight accomplishment it takes time, patience, and consistency,
Once upon a time before I was so business oriented. I embraced an opportunity to help myself and this new company excel. The owners were impressed by the information I gave them and decided they wanted me to be Team Captain to implement this program I created. I feel as though I was fed a dream and contract to believe I would receive specific benefits for being a part of this company. At the time, I wasn’t aware of what a Non-disclosure agreement was. It was very disappointing to realize the error I had made. I shouldn’t have shared the information without having one . This opportunity did not work out well, Everything that glitters isn’t gold! The positive outlook on this situation is that I took that risk by putting myself out there. These people wanted more of my knowledge because of what they saw in me. Being naive, I was thinking everyone has the same pure intentions and heart as I do. I didn’t see anything wrong with what I was doing. I kept giving more and more information before I realized what was happening. I inadvertently gave up my plan for which I should definitely be compensated. I am dedicating time and energy to create this for them. Yes, they stole my idea and I have never seen a dime nor got the chance to work with them. Months went by and I didn’t hear a word. I decided to tell them that I resigned from the contract. I was suppose to receive incentives on day 1 of signing and this did not happen. Once I sent the termination of the contract letter the assistant writes me back and says. “,Oh Dacia we were wondering what happened to you!” You should’ve seen the look on my face. Was I upset? I was absolutely furious! I couldn’t believe it. Eventually, I let it go and spoke to a few attorneys regarding the terminated contract, One of the attorneys stated to me that the terms written in the contract did not benefit nor protect me. The situation bothered me for years. Someone once told me that if someone has to steal from your plate, then you have the power to replenish it and make it even better. I learned from that experience and I am not afraid to take risk, I am powerful. I have familiarized myself with N.D.A’s and stand firm on what I want before relinquishing any information. This was truly a learning experience. Today, I am in a better place utilizing that same idea and expanded it to be even greater. I have multiple companies on the rise that will soon become global. The companies will allow other people the opportunity to create generational wealth, feel secure and hopefully overcome fear of being betrayed . The moral of the story, I still won! #checkmate
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a successful hairstylist and serial entrepreneur that loves to take risk and prosper. I chose this path not only to become the greatest version of myself, but to also make a positive impact. All of the companies I am creating are going to provide life changing opportunities for other people. I strongly believe that everyone deserves peace of mind, the freedom to do what they want when they want and limitless wealth to live as comfortably as they desire. I feel that we’re in a new day and age. Prices are skyrocketing everywhere and it’s becoming necessary to have multiple streams of income. In order to accomplish this, we must step out of our comfort zone. Being your own boss is a type of freedom we all deserve. I try to lead by example and share my testimony. Some people are naturally just born with the gift to lead and go after what they want no matter the obstacles thrown at them. We’re not victims nor do we have bad luck. God has chosen us to do a job, to help others in the world through our stories and actions. I am blessed to be one of them, and my network is full of other divine beings as well that I personally get to learn from. Is this path easy? Not at all, but I prosper because I don’t just think about helping myself. Let’s be real, In the beginning phases you’re so excited and proud to say that you own a business right. As you should be. You want your face to be all over your brands, you pre calculate your earnings before even doing the work and that’s how you could possibly fail. I know this for a fact because this was me at one point. I’ve learned you have to balance your ego and put it on a leash. Stop chasing money and practice humility. Those are the biggest lessons I personally learned and recommend anyone to follow. You have to show your face but let others shine with you. Not just anybody, but you’ll know who’s supposed to be there when its time. When I started staying behind the scenes more and expanding, working/collaborating with other great entrepreneurs or people in general. There was a flood of abundance and opportunities pouring in. Some people have the belief that when you make it look easy, they can do it too. It’s not easy. Life consistently humbled me before it clicked. Since I’ve mastered the art of humility, life and business endeavors continue to excel. Recently, I’ve made another life changing investment to become an independent travel agent. This opportunity has opened many doors for all of the brands to go global! I can now expand my clientele base even further, connect with more people to help them make money, while still catering to the other brands. It’s truly a win-win situation. Before I conclude, I would just like to say “Stay connected!”. There are so many more great things to come! Peace & Blessings
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.
South Moutain Caribbean African kitchen
Arizona Outdoor fun
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to send a special shout-out to My Mother & Father, my sister , Uncle Craig, my great aunts, my best friends, Angelica and Jimmy. my mentors, Jay & Lois, my salon sisters on the east coast and west coast, my global network family. and anyone on this planet that has made a positive impact in my life. I appreciate the sharing of kind words, making me laugh when I was having a bad day! I am thankful for who supports my businesses.
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