Episode #47 - Powerful Transition Turning Day Jobs Into Full-Time Businesses - Liz Lima - Blog Post

Powerful Transition: Turning Day Jobs Into Full-Time Businesses With Kyesha Williams


In today’s podcast, I am with Kyesha Williams, an elite business strategist who helps millennials turn their day jobs into full-time businesses. In such a busy world, accompanied by ever-changing technological innovations, staying focus on a business you want to run can be quite challenging. Especially for millennials who juggle day time jobs with school or other stuff, getting the satisfaction that one needs may not be as easy as one thought.

Kyesha Williams, being an entrepreneur herself, can sympathize with the want to do more and get paid more with the work that you put out. And she’s using her experiences and knowledge in the field to reach out a hand to young entrepreneurs who somehow feel lost and unaccounted for, and help them build a lasting business for themselves. Turning dayjobs into businesses entails lots of sacrifices and hard-earned clients and loyal customers. Creating ideas can sometimes be inspiring or draining, depending on the day. That’s why staying with the roots as to why one starts her business is essential for its progress and success.

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Liz:

Welcome back Venus Warriors. Thank you so much for joining me again on this interview that I've been doing with these unbelievable women who have some pretty incredible stories and what they've gone through in their life, which actually allowed them to go after what they wanted. And so I'm hoping, and I know that one of these stories will resonate with you because they may have gone through something that you are going through now or maybe some limiting beliefs that you have right now that are stopping you from achieving what it issue in your that you want in your life. So I will stop talking and I will now introduce my beautiful guest. Keisha, how are you?

Kyesha:

Good, how are you?

Liz:

Good, thank you. Thank you for taking the time. I know we all are very busy. We actually, for our listeners, we are both in a coaching class together and we are learning things for our business at the moment of being able to help more, more people and have a broader reach. But we connected and I wanted her to share her story on here today. And would you mind Kyesha let our listeners know what exactly you do right now for your business.

Kyesha:

Yes. So I am an elite business strategist is what I call it. I help millennials, so streamline and automate their businesses so that they can transition form their daytime, the day job into their um, their service based business full time. I was in a position for a long time twice and I'm like, I just, I figured out a way to transition and make it easy cause where I live are so busy where we're not overwhelmed and you know, overly stressed. And how we can make that transition.

Liz:

Awesome. So when did you feel, or when did you get this idea to start this business?

Kyesha:

So I am the oldest of four girls, so I feel like I've always been that mama kinda to everybody and I would, I'm a good dictator. Well let's say that. And so when I was in high school, I would go to school and I would work hard time at the mall of America. I'm here in Minnesota, I work at the mall of America and I will come home and I braid here and my room. And when I would get like cash away was my first taste of entrepreneurship. Like, okay, I can go to work. Of course I have my studies, but I can get like money right away. So at that moment I knew like that job is cool, that check is cool. But I kind of like being, I wanted to set my own standards and get paid what I want to get paid immediately.

Liz:

Awesome. Right. So then you were hooked. That's awesome. So how, how long have you been doing this?

Kyesha:

So I've been doing coaching and consulting for almost two years now, two years in June, which is two months. And it's exciting to see like even say that it, yeah, it feels really good. I've had other ventures in the past, um, but nothing that felt as rewarding as this debt.

Liz:

Okay. So, so entrepreneurship is not a new thing, like you've done a few things then, right?

Kyesha:

Yes, absolutely. Yep. So I've done my first real like gut, but what do I call it? Real business that was paying taxes to the state and all that stuff was an online boutique that I had. And I literally went on YouTube and figured out how you can run an eCommerce and build my website and scratch on a WordPress of all things. And I was like, okay, I can do this. And like two months. But I got it. And it was my first, I'm like, okay, this makes sense. And it also was my first time learning about taxes and uncle Sam always wanting his cut. So definitely.

Liz:

Okay. So then, so you, but you said that what you're doing now is more fulfilling than what you did before.

Liz:

What is it now that's happening that you feel that, do you think that, it's, why is it fulfilling to you?

Kyesha:

Okay, so with my boutique, it was club where I had a lot of friends that went out. I was like 23 or 24 at the time. So I had lot of friends that were like, I got this, I have friends that go, went out to the club, they're going to get cute. They wear my clothes, represent me, you know? And I'm a firm believer that as women, when we look good, we feel good. And when we feel good we can, we are like resilient, we can do anything, you know. So when I was sewing those clothes, it felt good to see people like want to buy my stuff. And it felt good to see women to feel good about themselves, but it was still something missing, you know? And when people would ask me, you know, how did I get that started? Or can you help me get their business started? And I'm like, Oh yeah, for sure. So I kind of just help friends and family do their startups and they didn't clicked until like after the fourth or fifth person is coming to me, then I'm like, okay, now I have something, let me put my all feed in and go for it.

Liz:

Well that's amazing. So I, and I agree with you about the fulfillment because that's how I feel with coaching. Right? It's you do it. I've done a few things too and, and you're right, you do it. I like the money. I won't lie. It was good, but it was different when I was doing life coaching and helping women with other things that were going on in their life. So where do most of your clients come from right now?

Kyesha:

So mostly some of my clients come from online. Social media is like my big thing. I started on Instagram and then as your business evolves, so does your audience. So I kind of go back and forth between Instagram and Facebook, sometimes LinkedIn. But for the majority of the, uh, everyone, it's usually a Facebook in a few percent from Instagram. I love watching the statistics of it all and seeing how my posts affect certainty. Well, it was all being saved and all that type of thing. I wouldn't you love and enjoy that. I really chose to be online because I have three kids in my mom yet have three. And my middle daughter, she would get ill from time to time and we'll have to be in the hospital. So when that would happen, I will use my, a lot of my PTO to be with her and that ran out pretty quick.

Kyesha:

So when that ran out and I wasn't able to afford rent, that's when I started, you know, the eCommerce and then, other business ventures came after that. But it was like I needed to find a way to make ends meet for my kids without depending on someone else to do it for me. And if this PTO is making me, you know, late on everything else and I'm able to enabled to have my physical presence there, therefore money. But I make income and I don't want my physical presence eat my only means of income, you know? So that's like I have to be able to work online at work wherever in the world and be comfortable and to make a bigger impact.

Liz:

That's right. That's awesome that you said that because a lot of people don't get to that realization that they are tied to, you know, the job. If they, if their kids get sick, PTO runs out, then what? Right. And, and so you've gone through that struggle. So was this the defining moment for you about, about freedom? What was it? Was it more of, it was only a necessity, like saying like, I'm doing this for my kids only, but, or did you have that feeling like, it sounds like you really enjoy helping people too.

Kyesha:

Yeah, I really do enjoy helping people. I think it was more of a, it was probably 50, 50, you know, I feel like on one hand it was like, okay, nothing's going to stop them from being there for my kids. Nothing. Like I'm momma there. I'm like, fool are going, raids are my kids and if you don't want to pay me because I have other things going on, but I cannot be there for your, you know, flirt for the other kids or the sick kids that are at my job. And having that defining moment of taking care of my sick kids, taking care of other people's sick kids. Like that day it hurts because you don't know which way to go. You know your kids need you and the other kids they do too, but there's other people to help them as well.

Kyesha:

And it shouldn't be all put on said to do that. So I had that moment of, okay, I'm wanting to beat it for my kids regardless, but I want to make even a bigger impact. Like women who are put in situations to have to fight between their job and taking care of their families shouldn't have to do that. So if it means you working that job and have a side hustle or even having your business full time with other streams that income's coming in, that's what you need to do. Then let's just, let's do it because you don't have to pick or choose which one.

Liz:

That's perfect. Yeah, I agree. So then, what is it exactly do you do then with, with these clients? Like walk me through how you do help with, let's say if it is a business that they want. How does that, what does that look like?

Kyesha:

Yeah, so a lot of, women that I work with, they are at currently and, their day job. So they are, you know, physical therapist or they are, they work for the government or are they working as nurses and things of that sort. But they also have a side gig. So they are also building their coaching clients or they're also building, people who will, they help you know, physically, some type of way and they want to find a way to monetize it. And not we monetize it, but figure out a way to where they are monetizing their income that it's both automates so they're not, you know, constantly worried about missing a meeting or figure it out if they send out the proper email at the right time. And also in a way that they're not overwhelmed. By doing too much at one time. Or in my case, having a long list of to do and taking a nap instead because I'd rather take a nap and do my log as to do lists.

Liz:

I hear that. Okay. So then, so is this something that it's one on one or are you global, like are you like on online?

Kyesha:

So I am super online. I do do one on one. Most of my clients that are in, a group coaching atmosphere. So I have a Facebook group that they're all in and we go through modules and depending on when you know, you come in, I send out modules per, they come out biweekly and they come directly to your, your email and you're able to watch the videos and do a homework assignments. And each modules based on different activities. For example, the first one would be like overcoming doubt. Having the dealt that you're not then leave your nine to five in the first place is a scarcity mindset that you should overcome it and know that you are worth whatever you want and there's nothing's going to stop you or limit you from achieving those goals. So overcoming that doubt and that mindset is definitely module one to help you be on a frequency of success and a frequency of just real awesomeness, you know? And then the second one is just getting clear in your service. So often women want to have a coaching or consulting business and they want to serve everybody and they don't realize that everybody is gonna hinder you and you're not going to start anybody. So being very clear and specific on your niche and who you want to serve, like literally picking one person that you can help and help them with one thing. Everybody has 99 problems. Your job is to help solve one. That's it.

Liz:

Okay. Let's talk about how you said the first module is mindset. Because that's massive, right? This is the thing is that, and because you clearly have gone through that, right, if you, you can say, I'm going to do blah, blah, blah, blah, blah and all this stuff, but if you don't, if you're not up here in the right space, how do you even go through that? Do you see that that's probably a really important part of your program?

Kyesha:

Absolutely. That is probably one of the, like you said, the biggest parts of it, because we hold ourselves back. No one does it for us. We can say, Oh, I don't have the support at home, or no one believes in me or the kids, you know, they're up all night. It's like those are all excuses and until you really put your big girl panties on and realize what you're saying to yourself and get shit done, you're going to continue to be in that cycle. So when you say, you know, the kids are running around, we'll give them a bedtime, put them to sleep, and then you work up past that. They have a couple of hours, you know, wake up earlier, do what you need to do to get to yourself so that you can give to others until you really want it, you're never going to succeed.

Liz:

That's right. Oh, I love it. Perfect. That's so good because I've, you know, I'm, I've seen, I was in corporate for a long, long time and high level stuff and I would see it where it's just like these VPs, you know, high level execs, they're all about, give me the numbers, give me the stats, give me this. And you know, no emotion, no nothing. And I know at one point I said, listen, you can have every number you want. You can have every chart, every graph, whatever it is. But if you don't have this up here either silencing, like silent or all that nonsense about belief and not able and a challenge, then nothing would get done. And it doesn't matter where you're at and what level of your business you're at.

Kyesha:

Yeah, that's true. That's super true. Even like, I feel like when women are like, Oh, I can't, you know, take time out to give to myself. And it's like, what they want to give on? Do you want to pour, you know, get everything to their kids or to their husbands or to their friends and was like, yeah, that's good. Of course he that amazing support system, but at the same time you don't have that time to just, you know, read your favorite book or put your feet up and watch a good movie. Have a glass of wine or meditate or just, you know, do something that you actually liked to do. Taking a walk or laying on someone's beach where you know what, spending $100 on a vacation for you, like do something that makes you feel good and watch how amazing you're able to pour onto other people and how they absorb you and how they see you is like a whole another mind space.

Liz:

So what do you do as a, this coach who's helping everybody? So what do you do for, for yourself care?

Kyesha:

So I'm really big into affirmations and things like that. So in the morning when I wake up, I have my Bible next to me. I open up a scripture and I read the same scripture every morning. And I read that it's like two seconds and then I'll get out my, my book that I wrote, we know for the month of my goals or whatever. Now I just skim through them. I'll read them and say, you know, I am and I'm happy for, and I made sure I use the words that are in present tense even if they haven't manifested yet, you know, so I'm in this mindset of, okay, thank God that I have this breath. Thank God that I'm here today. Now let me go hide and list off things that I am or that I desire in my world. And after that I'm able to meditate even if it's five minutes is silence in my mind means the world, absolute world.

Kyesha:

And when I get up, I'm brushing my teeth, I'm getting the kids up for school and I have affirmations playing in the background from YouTube and you're like repeating it. Like, I am wealthy. I am smart. I am beautiful, I'm going to have a good day. And it sets a tone not only for me before the kids, you know, so that they go to school and they feel like they have everything in the bag. They're not worried about a test score. They're not worried about, you know, oppressing anybody. They know that their confidence starts at home.

Liz:

That's right. That's perfect. We do the same in my house. My kids, we have this, the statement where they, they, they are not allowed to say I can't. So and because they, they've learned, they understand that that's a limiting belief. Right. You're already saying to yourself, you can't do something. You wouldn't even try. You won't even, your mind won't even think about how it can even go about that. Right, Oh, that's awesome. Oh, your kids are one lucky such kids.

Kyesha:

Thank you. Yours. You got it. It starts at home.

Liz:

It does start at home and you know, and it's great that we are now see the impact. We have impact on our clients, but we also have this mass on everyone that we interact with. Right. Everyone. Is there, is there anything that you feel that I may not have touched upon? Is there something that you want to share, like either part of your story growing up or the business right now that I haven't touched on that you want to share with us?

Kyesha:

I would definitely say that no matter what, always go after your dreams. Continue on. And my, what, what people think about you or what anyone that you know, what do I want to say? I was a statistic growing up, so I was the, I had good grades in high school, you know, um, I got pregnant and my senior year, so I was the one who was sitting out on the side with my new baby. She was two weeks when everybody, all my friends walk across the stage, you know, but that didn't stop me from still not only graduating that summer, but also getting in full scholarships to college that same summer.

Kyesha:

You know, like nothing that that puts in your path is there to stop you, is there to grow you and without going through what you go through in life, you would not appreciate where you are going. Live in the moment. Always be grateful for what you have. Know that what you currently have is enough even when it doesn't feel like it. You know, by the time I was 22 I had three kids, girl, I had three kids who I was 22 I don't know what the hell I was doing. I was winging it. But let me try the annual with these things that is not there is not, but don't look at it as you know your downfall. Look at it as a stepping stone. Always look at it as a stepping stone to get where you want to go in life and, and use it.

Kyesha:

Your advantage when you black, you have no support system. Look in the mirror. You are your support system. When you felt like the world is against you and nothing's right, what are you gonna do to change it? Do you know, if you are on your year last couple of dollars, I need gas to go to work or you don't have enough money to feed your kids. Think about what you can do right now, not tomorrow, but right now to to fix it. You know, I've been in all of these situations and it's like you can cry and scream and kick in and beg, but it's up to you all ultimately to make the change. And if you don't decide to make the change, then you will one stay where you at. And two you're obviously comfortable with your situation is, you know, so it's up to you just make the change and go for it.

Liz:

So you've clearly gone through a lot then. Wow. How old are you if you don't mind me asking?

Kyesha:

I'm 32.

Liz:

That's amazing because it's, I just had this conversation with another coach, is that it's unfortunate where sometimes we have to go through so much crap before we have this like, Oh aha, wake up moment. Right? And, and it's like, it's almost like society is putting that on us, especially women, right? I mean, we feel like it's like we have to do everything and yet still have the career, the business, everything. So to hear you say all of this, I'm so, I'm happy for you. I really am because you're, it's such a great age. You know what I mean? Like that you've, you've gained so much wisdom already. You know what I mean?

Kyesha:

Yeah. Thank you. I really appreciate that.

Liz:

Yeah. And you can help you so much time to help people. I don't have much time, I don't believe any of that shit anyways, so don't worry about that. So how can people find you? Like, how can people start learning more about you? Maybe. Maybe think about working with you. How do we, how do we do that?

Kyesha:

Yeah. So you can go to my website, www.Kyeshawilliams.com. That's K, Y, E S H A Williams, W I L L I A M S.com. And you can connect with me on all my platforms. There. You can sign up for discovery sessions. I do free 30 minute discovery sessions there to help you have a better understanding of where you are, your goals in your business and to see if we're a good fit for one on one coaching or group coaching. And then also I have a couple of free things on there as well. So I have a three day bootcamp called young competent and paid to help you get out of your mindset. It helps you connect collaborations with other women. I'm a firm believer, collaboration, grocery business, so I'm all about collaboration, all those things. And it just helps you get that broader aspect of you know, what exactly your business entails and to get more to anything, clarity on your services and things like that. So you can find all that information on my website. And yeah, I think that sounds good.

Liz:

That's awesome. I'm going to, and I'm going to put all of this in our show notes so we can have the link. So people will see it when this is live and they can actually just click right on it and go to you. And that three day boot camp sounds pretty good. I think I'm actually going to do it myself because for info, right. The more conviction you have, the better I say. Right.

Kyesha:

Absolutely. You never done learning, so you got to.

Liz:

That's right. Thank you so much. This was unbelievable. I really, really appreciate your time and thank you for sharing with everyone.

Kyesha:

Yes. Thank you for having me.

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