Welcome to our new website!
April 19, 2022

Kisha's [Suit]Case Story

Kisha's [Suit]Case Story

Hey, Entrepreneur Trippers! We are unpacking the Guest [Suit]Case of Kisha Christian Pharm.D., Owner of https://www.npvi.com/ (Neighborhood Pharmacy, LLC) in St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands. If anyone knows about entrepreneurship being a marathon and not a sprint, it’s Kisha. From 2011 to the present (yep, that’s 11 years, folks!), she shares her journey of trials, tribulations, and triumphs of starting a pharmacy in her hometown, growing her team, and making a meaningful difference in her community. It is definitely more than just dispensing drugs! It’s about believing in yourself, dreaming big, trusting the process, and genuinely providing great care to the community. Entrepreneurship is not a straight shot, but more of a scenic route where you use the milestones to track your progress and infuse some travel for self-care to manage burnout. Trippers, be aware that those milestones may shift the proverbial “finish line”…only to start another entrepreneurial trip! Join us on this most recent trip with Kisha and get a dose of X.T.C. #TheEntrepreneursTrip #XTC #Podcast #Videocasts

Transcript
WEBVTT 1 00:00:01.159 --> 00:00:08.400 Welcome to the entrepreneur trip podcast with XTC. I'm Shawanda, I'm Tristan, 2 00:00:10.160 --> 00:00:16.839 I'm Chris. It's an entrepreneur starting and rowing your business. You may have 3 00:00:16.920 --> 00:00:21.879 a destination, but the journey getting there and be it's rip. We want 4 00:00:21.920 --> 00:00:26.839 to be a travel companions and inject a duls of fixtc as we explore real 5 00:00:26.879 --> 00:00:34.159 life conversations about navigating the world entrepreneurship in the US and the Caribbean. Take 6 00:00:34.240 --> 00:00:44.240 this trip with us. Good Day, entrepreneur trippers. Oh my God, 7 00:00:44.280 --> 00:00:49.799 I am so excited because we have such an amazing show planned. We have 8 00:00:49.840 --> 00:00:56.240 our one on allly Cruisi, empress in Fatma, suit the Coles from the 9 00:00:56.280 --> 00:01:03.920 beautiful island of Saint Chroi joining us, Keisha, Christian Farm D him. 10 00:01:07.680 --> 00:01:15.799 So excited, I'm like ready to bust out of my skin. I'm pust 11 00:01:15.879 --> 00:01:19.159 I got my fellow trippers, Christan and crisp with us. We're going to 12 00:01:19.239 --> 00:01:25.640 get a deep dive into this conversation about entrepreneurship being a marathon, folks, 13 00:01:25.680 --> 00:01:27.799 this is something you gotta be at every day, steady, you know, 14 00:01:27.879 --> 00:01:32.840 like the Little Hare. It is not a sprint. But before we get 15 00:01:32.920 --> 00:01:34.799 started, let's just give you a little bit of a sneak about Keisha. 16 00:01:36.359 --> 00:01:42.000 She's an experience owner with a demonstrated history of working in pharmacy industry. She's 17 00:01:42.000 --> 00:01:49.640 skilled in medication administration, health care, clinical farming, farm mocology, tripping 18 00:01:49.719 --> 00:01:55.000 me up here, public speaking and leadership, strong healthcare services professional with a 19 00:01:55.040 --> 00:02:00.599 doctor of pharmacy focus in pharmacy from the University of Georgia. And we just 20 00:02:00.719 --> 00:02:06.239 know her as Kesha that has this amazing pharmacy Dong on it west side of 21 00:02:06.319 --> 00:02:12.280 it island, doing great things for the community. You know. So I 22 00:02:12.360 --> 00:02:15.159 we were talking for we started the show. I remember before I left the 23 00:02:15.199 --> 00:02:20.719 island, Kitsha was looking for her location, she was working on her business 24 00:02:20.719 --> 00:02:23.680 plan, she was working on the con it was just a little her mind. 25 00:02:23.919 --> 00:02:27.719 And now I come back on the island and she has a booming pharmacy 26 00:02:27.840 --> 00:02:30.759 with all these pharmacists and staff and doing great things in the community. So 27 00:02:32.319 --> 00:02:36.120 I want to hear all about it. How has it been for you? 28 00:02:38.280 --> 00:02:46.879 Um, something that sit in a corner and CR they're more good than base. 29 00:02:49.919 --> 00:02:53.120 I wanted to like, if I had to do it all over again, 30 00:02:53.120 --> 00:02:57.599 I would do it all over again to say exactly. HMMM MMM. 31 00:02:58.759 --> 00:03:02.680 So walkable, go ahead. Yes, what we say. The catalyst that 32 00:03:04.280 --> 00:03:08.879 what was the reason behind you deciding to venture out on your own? So 33 00:03:09.039 --> 00:03:15.960 I lived in Georgia. I worked for target for like sixteen years and if 34 00:03:16.000 --> 00:03:20.719 you had asked me, I've been here now like ten years. So let's 35 00:03:20.719 --> 00:03:23.479 say fifteen years ago. If I would come at home, I answer, 36 00:03:23.599 --> 00:03:36.919 they like no, we're you know, people say. Now, in my 37 00:03:36.960 --> 00:03:40.680 mind I thought I would have moved up targets, corporate letter, but every 38 00:03:40.680 --> 00:03:46.159 time I went for the interviews of the promotions, it was always like a 39 00:03:46.280 --> 00:03:51.599 knocked down either they the first thing they said it I say, like too 40 00:03:51.719 --> 00:03:57.560 much, you know how, like like what's but it was something else. 41 00:03:58.479 --> 00:04:06.680 Then there was one time when I didn't get the promotion. Somebody's got the 42 00:04:06.680 --> 00:04:16.720 promotion and they asked me to train the person. Oh No, I was 43 00:04:16.759 --> 00:04:26.000 like the whole emotional thing, and then that night I was like I'm not 44 00:04:26.040 --> 00:04:30.040 doing it, I'm going back home. I am. And that what happened 45 00:04:30.040 --> 00:04:34.279 that staying year is you had a winner storm. It was like I storm 46 00:04:34.360 --> 00:04:43.079 and they're like the work like at home. It was terrible. I thought 47 00:04:43.079 --> 00:04:51.000 a guy like three times and I way get done. When I finished crying. 48 00:04:53.800 --> 00:04:57.120 I put tens of paper and I was like by next I think it 49 00:04:57.279 --> 00:05:00.439 was like in my year I had put that was like twenty, not two 50 00:05:00.439 --> 00:05:04.399 thousand and nine. So maybe two thousand times, but I'm not going to 51 00:05:04.480 --> 00:05:09.040 be here for another year, and that's summer. I sent the kids my 52 00:05:09.079 --> 00:05:15.959 mom and I was in safe for then. I worked for two other financies 53 00:05:15.000 --> 00:05:21.720 but I just felt like they were more interested in like numbers and like all 54 00:05:21.759 --> 00:05:28.000 the ideas I had about the community, of bringing things that I had learned 55 00:05:28.000 --> 00:05:31.399 in the states home. They weren't interested. And that one one like I 56 00:05:31.480 --> 00:05:34.000 was like I can't do this, I could do this for myself. I 57 00:05:34.120 --> 00:05:44.879 was like I kind of these people rich. Yeah, like I put tens 58 00:05:44.920 --> 00:05:51.079 of paper and then might have been maybe back two thousand eleven, two thousand 59 00:05:51.079 --> 00:05:56.240 and twelve, and in two thousand and three. You know, I went 60 00:05:56.279 --> 00:06:00.319 through the looking to find a place, I promise, because I had a 61 00:06:00.439 --> 00:06:03.480 vision of what I wanted to pharmacy to look like. I wanted him to 62 00:06:03.519 --> 00:06:10.279 look like something right. Walk into the state to find a place and it 63 00:06:10.360 --> 00:06:14.360 doesn't happened that. The Lady, Miss Carman, I was talking again SCA's 64 00:06:14.439 --> 00:06:18.000 like a perfect place for you. So she's fine. I fell in love 65 00:06:18.079 --> 00:06:23.399 with them, thankfully, like the owners of the building, like I worked 66 00:06:23.439 --> 00:06:27.639 on like from opening. It took me like a year to get everything hell 67 00:06:27.759 --> 00:06:31.000 the stage for me for that entire year. Wow, somehow what I tell 68 00:06:31.120 --> 00:06:35.040 people is like looking back, like in you know this, they hindsight is 69 00:06:35.079 --> 00:06:42.720 two thousand and twenty. Like I felt like God didn't give me those target 70 00:06:42.720 --> 00:06:48.639 opportunities, that I didn't belong there and other things. So the time, 71 00:06:49.720 --> 00:06:56.959 uh Huh. So that's crazy to me because when I were hearing about it, 72 00:06:57.000 --> 00:07:00.800 Breakishah, I keep hearing it. Would like it gave to me as 73 00:07:00.800 --> 00:07:04.279 if I was your dream. I persure about I guess the pharmacy idea, 74 00:07:04.959 --> 00:07:09.600 but I've been about maybe fourteen. I think about fourteen, fifteen, and 75 00:07:09.600 --> 00:07:13.959 I like, yeah, it's new person and we open up this pharmacy and 76 00:07:14.279 --> 00:07:16.240 they wanted to they will coming home and this is where it is they came 77 00:07:16.360 --> 00:07:20.800 home to. So it's almost like taking off finish line aspect. I'm not 78 00:07:20.839 --> 00:07:25.439 really getting the whole story because we don't make it seem as if, as 79 00:07:25.480 --> 00:07:28.920 I was like a hero syndrome. All the person wanted to do this from 80 00:07:28.959 --> 00:07:32.319 the beginning. All this was the plan. My thing is is good to 81 00:07:32.360 --> 00:07:36.240 hear and this crazy to here at the same time that this wasn't the end. 82 00:07:36.600 --> 00:07:48.279 You know, I love myself a situation. You know, God was 83 00:07:48.319 --> 00:07:50.959 like no, that's not what I want your head. Huh, Jesus? 84 00:07:54.360 --> 00:08:03.639 No. MMMM. It's interesting that you say that, because I think sometimes 85 00:08:03.759 --> 00:08:07.519 out of bear that this idea is so big that we go with what we 86 00:08:07.639 --> 00:08:13.120 know we can do, we know what is maybe a little bit within our 87 00:08:13.160 --> 00:08:16.800 comfort zone. So we keep going after those areas that okay, I know 88 00:08:16.839 --> 00:08:20.560 I'm going to be good at this, I know I can do this, 89 00:08:20.839 --> 00:08:26.319 and the ones that are bigger than what we think sometimes scares us right. 90 00:08:26.319 --> 00:08:33.600 And it just speaks to the to how the universe, God, circumstances, 91 00:08:33.600 --> 00:08:37.799 whatever your beliefs are, continue to read direct you onto your life purpose. 92 00:08:37.679 --> 00:08:41.440 Because now, I mean you look at the pharmacy now. I went in 93 00:08:41.440 --> 00:08:45.679 there the other day and I was like, Oh my God, it was 94 00:08:45.919 --> 00:08:50.799 I felt like a proud sister beer because I was like this is what she 95 00:08:50.080 --> 00:08:54.799 has all it has been working on for so long and look at this. 96 00:08:54.960 --> 00:08:58.000 You know, you walk in and it's it is like some place you would 97 00:08:58.000 --> 00:09:01.840 see in the states and this staff is amazing. Saying so, it's it's 98 00:09:01.960 --> 00:09:07.000 nice to see that, even though it was something that you were initially resisting, 99 00:09:07.120 --> 00:09:09.919 that you accepted that. Okay, I have a bigger purpose and let 100 00:09:09.919 --> 00:09:18.919 me just step into to my awesomeness and unleash my power. Right there is 101 00:09:18.000 --> 00:09:24.000 no like when we first open it was fifteen gets worthy and I just thought, 102 00:09:24.279 --> 00:09:28.919 like the big space for that getting there, like wait, I need 103 00:09:28.919 --> 00:09:37.720 more space, like I said, like Thad tell people, like everything happens 104 00:09:37.799 --> 00:09:46.639 for so. So the when I needed a next space, like the person 105 00:09:46.879 --> 00:09:50.639 that rent it next to me ended up moving away. So I got that 106 00:09:50.759 --> 00:09:54.519 space. Then I got into that space and then I'm like still need more 107 00:09:54.559 --> 00:10:01.240 space. Yes, even when I opened, like if I would be so 108 00:10:01.320 --> 00:10:07.200 busy, I would have said no, this is not anything I had ever 109 00:10:07.360 --> 00:10:11.960 imagine what has happened. And then again, like with the juice bar, 110 00:10:13.159 --> 00:10:15.799 they were like, oh, we just want to let you know that they're 111 00:10:15.879 --> 00:10:20.159 a sweet is becoming available. Another straight out I'm going to do in there. 112 00:10:20.200 --> 00:10:24.960 But yeah, I want to do that's pretty cool. They're what the 113 00:10:26.200 --> 00:10:35.840 just barm you know, a couple series ago we add an episode basically asking 114 00:10:35.840 --> 00:10:39.799 our entrepreneurs, born or made, and it's kind of interesting that you're like 115 00:10:39.879 --> 00:10:46.120 your circumstances of, you know, being redirected, you know, by a 116 00:10:46.200 --> 00:10:50.279 higher power, what have you, to open up business. I actually my 117 00:10:50.399 --> 00:10:56.279 journey to becoming an entrepreneur was somewhat similar in that I was at a nonprofit 118 00:10:56.480 --> 00:11:01.200 where I had basically, I almost a guarantee to get a promotion on the 119 00:11:01.200 --> 00:11:05.360 next year. So I did everything working towards that and then my Innu orview 120 00:11:05.399 --> 00:11:09.080 came around. Put everything in there too, you know, show how I 121 00:11:09.200 --> 00:11:13.360 not only met but exceeded those expectations. And they were like, we still 122 00:11:13.360 --> 00:11:16.399 don't think you're ready, and I was like so what do I have to 123 00:11:16.399 --> 00:11:18.639 do to change? And they're like we want you to take more people out 124 00:11:18.679 --> 00:11:24.279 to lunch and like they were just grabbing at straws. So and at that 125 00:11:24.360 --> 00:11:26.879 time out Hurrican area had happened. I wanted to do a documentary on that, 126 00:11:26.919 --> 00:11:33.320 so I kind of jumped out into that. But that's and then, 127 00:11:33.360 --> 00:11:35.559 you know, another side of entrepreneurship. So we were saying, you know, 128 00:11:35.600 --> 00:11:39.519 how circumstances can push you into it, but then, with the juice 129 00:11:39.519 --> 00:11:45.200 bar how a space was available. So another way is when opportunity presents itself 130 00:11:45.200 --> 00:11:48.240 and you're like, well, do I take it or not? And so 131 00:11:48.279 --> 00:11:52.440 it's kind of cool that you sort of have kind of both ways, or 132 00:11:52.480 --> 00:11:58.240 two different ways of how you entered different ventures. Kind of interesting there increase 133 00:11:58.279 --> 00:12:01.559 of goose a little further close when we really look at the situation. It 134 00:12:01.559 --> 00:12:05.639 even goes back past that discussion in the earlier series when we talk about being 135 00:12:05.679 --> 00:12:07.600 the change that we want to see. So here we have keyshas she came 136 00:12:07.639 --> 00:12:11.879 back home. She's working with these different pharmacies. However, like that's not 137 00:12:11.960 --> 00:12:16.240 the change that she wanted to see, that there was something more. So 138 00:12:16.279 --> 00:12:20.399 you don't just become an entrepreneur just because you put the pain to paper. 139 00:12:20.600 --> 00:12:22.919 We first realize, well, you know what, I've been doing this, 140 00:12:22.960 --> 00:12:26.200 I might be good at this, but there's something more that I feel that 141 00:12:26.240 --> 00:12:28.320 we can do. There's something more, but I want and then when you 142 00:12:28.399 --> 00:12:33.399 realize that where it is that you are gives you a cap that we're like, 143 00:12:33.440 --> 00:12:37.200 you know what, we're just going to step outside real quick. There's 144 00:12:37.240 --> 00:12:39.240 a different ceiling outside, you know, and this is what it is that 145 00:12:39.279 --> 00:12:43.519 I wanted. So what the hell, I can give it a try. 146 00:12:43.000 --> 00:12:48.480 And that's just it. So it's being the change that you want to see, 147 00:12:48.440 --> 00:12:54.080 timing and opportunity, it's just everything that we've been speaking about so far 148 00:12:54.360 --> 00:12:58.480 that's coming together. That shows you there's nothing, I don't want to say, 149 00:12:58.519 --> 00:13:03.519 special about entrepreneur there's nothing different about our journeys. You know, anybody 150 00:13:03.559 --> 00:13:07.960 could be entrepreneur. He shall spoke about or I want to I don't even 151 00:13:07.960 --> 00:13:11.840 want to call it like a burnout, but let's look at the fact that 152 00:13:11.960 --> 00:13:16.679 the snow storm, these different challenges, it's not easy. We all we 153 00:13:16.759 --> 00:13:20.080 all encounter that, that, those trials, those tribulations, of which we 154 00:13:20.120 --> 00:13:24.480 just have to make that determination that we are going to bet form. He 155 00:13:24.559 --> 00:13:28.639 said, knows like my bigger brother. I called my bigger brother, and 156 00:13:28.679 --> 00:13:35.200 how we start like businesses is it's just crazy, crazy, different. Even 157 00:13:35.240 --> 00:13:37.960 now I don't think he has all his there's no way you could have all 158 00:13:39.000 --> 00:13:41.799 his screws, but bring it up. He showed the other than that, 159 00:13:41.840 --> 00:13:43.360 I was at a restaurant. I got a phone call was I meet me 160 00:13:43.399 --> 00:13:48.360 at a restaurant. What I need is excel R cable, shoe string and 161 00:13:48.559 --> 00:14:00.519 something else like my guyver like to straight you're shooting a video, like what 162 00:14:00.559 --> 00:14:03.600 are you doing that? I don't even know. I was told to just 163 00:14:03.639 --> 00:14:09.000 bring this and I'm here and I'm waiting, and that's a beauty of it, 164 00:14:09.039 --> 00:14:13.559 and that's the beauty of US collaboratively as entrepreneurs. Is is that we 165 00:14:13.559 --> 00:14:16.240 we have. We helped each other, we go to distance for each other. 166 00:14:16.480 --> 00:14:20.399 KSH could you tell us a little bit about like the support that you 167 00:14:20.559 --> 00:14:28.960 had? So I've always had like great support from my family and my friends, 168 00:14:28.039 --> 00:14:31.480 even when we got the when when I got the space, that we 169 00:14:31.480 --> 00:14:37.200 were ready. So the space was a church before. So they had like 170 00:14:37.279 --> 00:14:43.159 walls and stuff out, like look, I ad im yet and I ford 171 00:14:43.320 --> 00:14:50.720 to the dude, like. So we have the list party. Yes, 172 00:14:50.960 --> 00:14:56.159 all my friends came back and everybody started with breaking like they all showed up 173 00:14:56.200 --> 00:15:01.080 by like I still have pictures that I share every a year because we're off 174 00:15:01.320 --> 00:15:11.039 like holding like Chid open for girlfriends that I have here. I'm saying, 175 00:15:11.360 --> 00:15:22.480 like they were all there and they were all there sleep even like like now 176 00:15:22.480 --> 00:15:26.759 that I feel like I find the community, because without them and they both, 177 00:15:26.919 --> 00:15:33.399 pharmacy wouldn't be as successful as it is. So you know, just 178 00:15:33.559 --> 00:15:39.279 to support from them, the support from friends. It's just amazing and key. 179 00:15:39.440 --> 00:15:43.080 I'm sure that support from friends plays into this. But one of the 180 00:15:43.159 --> 00:15:48.200 things we are talking about in this series is how to manage entrepreneurial burn out. 181 00:15:50.320 --> 00:15:56.279 So I'd be interested with having your pharmacy and expansion and then open the 182 00:15:56.360 --> 00:16:00.559 juice bare and everything. How are how do you manage all of that and 183 00:16:02.080 --> 00:16:11.440 keep up, keep your screws intact? My get away, here you go. 184 00:16:11.799 --> 00:16:18.039 So I travel a lot and that's just it's just my time. Even 185 00:16:18.639 --> 00:16:22.639 when I travel, you know, yeah, I do some work and I'm 186 00:16:22.679 --> 00:16:29.039 always accessible, but it just gives me the time to get my screws back 187 00:16:29.120 --> 00:16:37.440 screwed and tie. And then, before Covid, I used to go out 188 00:16:37.480 --> 00:16:44.200 a lot with and just then I with friends that are also entrepreneurs talk about, 189 00:16:44.200 --> 00:16:47.679 you know, what we're going through. We haven't done that lately, 190 00:16:47.799 --> 00:16:55.679 but since covid is trying to give us a chance to be outside, I 191 00:16:55.679 --> 00:17:00.519 would like to start that back again because it's really good something from other entrepreneurs. 192 00:17:00.879 --> 00:17:03.200 There's a lot of ideas that I get from them or we share ideas. 193 00:17:03.240 --> 00:17:07.200 A share how they cope with stuff every day. I do have one 194 00:17:07.319 --> 00:17:11.599 friend, though, Attorney Walker, so we always call each other girl. 195 00:17:11.839 --> 00:17:18.279 Let me tell you what happened to because actually, like I'm going through the 196 00:17:18.400 --> 00:17:26.920 fame thing to share a lot of our it's funny that you bring up a 197 00:17:27.000 --> 00:17:33.880 toney walker because she's who I call also right, because we're related. Were 198 00:17:33.920 --> 00:17:40.240 family and talking about that support system. What I find interesting is that when 199 00:17:40.240 --> 00:17:45.440 I was in Orlando and I decided to start this journey of the Shaskay Group, 200 00:17:45.599 --> 00:17:52.519 my network of friends were all entrepreneurs. So as I'm talking about talking 201 00:17:52.519 --> 00:17:56.880 to them about what I'm thinking about doing, and you know, that fair 202 00:17:56.000 --> 00:17:59.920 creeps in, like can I really do this? Is this really going to 203 00:18:00.240 --> 00:18:04.720 work? You know, yeah, they're like go for it, because they're 204 00:18:04.880 --> 00:18:10.839 you know, a lot of the time I think it's one thing to have 205 00:18:10.920 --> 00:18:18.400 a theoretical understanding of being an entrepreneur. It's a completely different thing of actually 206 00:18:18.440 --> 00:18:22.279 walking the path of entrepreneur and I think a lot of it has to do 207 00:18:22.440 --> 00:18:27.079 with, yeah, you're creating a business or you bringing an idea to a 208 00:18:27.200 --> 00:18:32.599 market right with hopes that it's going to be profitable and make a meaningful impact. 209 00:18:32.640 --> 00:18:38.000 But a lot of that starts with a lot of that internal personal reflection, 210 00:18:38.319 --> 00:18:45.240 excavation, confronting your fears. It becomes a very emotional process, right, 211 00:18:45.519 --> 00:18:49.519 and I remember, like when I first started, and I've left pharmacy, 212 00:18:51.000 --> 00:18:53.079 I used to Pipop, I used to give myself like girl, you 213 00:18:53.079 --> 00:19:00.480 could do this, you and you know all of your mirror like but I 214 00:19:00.920 --> 00:19:04.680 like even because I was going through us, the pocution on the divorce. 215 00:19:04.839 --> 00:19:11.160 I have three small kids, some much and I try to puss crazy. 216 00:19:11.920 --> 00:19:17.759 But the beginning times, but when we first open, I thought let times 217 00:19:17.839 --> 00:19:30.480 and floor, what you don't anywhere by name, a lot of like internal 218 00:19:30.599 --> 00:19:34.079 conversations, a bunch of insecurity. It went from like in security for me 219 00:19:34.240 --> 00:19:38.720 like being like you could do this, come on, you could do this 220 00:19:38.359 --> 00:19:44.240 of this floor. So you know, I want to tell like entrepreneurs or 221 00:19:44.279 --> 00:19:48.559 whatever business you plan to get into, make sure it's something that you love 222 00:19:48.680 --> 00:19:55.720 to do. You know, because the minute you need like a hip hop 223 00:19:56.319 --> 00:19:59.839 or that, you got a time, you want to give up. So 224 00:19:59.920 --> 00:20:04.160 it has to be something that you loved doing. Yeah, absolutely, so, 225 00:20:04.440 --> 00:20:08.160 Keisha Shouldna, Chris, let's try something that is key. Shout US 226 00:20:08.160 --> 00:20:12.720 scarlet the mountain. I have no problems with the mountains, the mountains we 227 00:20:12.880 --> 00:20:17.880 see. We know we want to get over boom. However, for some 228 00:20:18.640 --> 00:20:23.240 strange reason, is always the pebble. Is always the pebble is want to 229 00:20:23.279 --> 00:20:27.519 trip you up, like we just don't start breaking down because you, like 230 00:20:29.000 --> 00:20:32.920 man, want to the entrepreneurs trip. We're going to do this in about 231 00:20:33.200 --> 00:20:34.799 two months and she won't even a two months. I think what I can 232 00:20:34.960 --> 00:20:37.799 in a month. We were already meeting, we were in built something, 233 00:20:37.960 --> 00:20:42.599 already hitting milestones. So I don't know months. It goes. November, 234 00:20:42.680 --> 00:20:47.759 December, right, November, December, January, Yep, smoke to Shagana 235 00:20:47.759 --> 00:20:52.640 and October. November. We planned December. We were here January. I 236 00:20:52.720 --> 00:21:00.319 think we're already recorded by mid Januarator's a website like I when we look at 237 00:21:00.359 --> 00:21:03.000 it, those are the mountains that we said that we were going to pass, 238 00:21:03.359 --> 00:21:07.000 but it will never amount and it were like I got website. Um, 239 00:21:10.119 --> 00:21:15.440 I can't put appear at anarchy shot name. I just been walking on 240 00:21:15.519 --> 00:21:22.000 this thing for like Bas aline and I can't believe you are just won't go 241 00:21:22.119 --> 00:21:30.200 way supposed to be. So I'm saying so like Don not. The formatting 242 00:21:30.480 --> 00:21:36.119 was not sill was crazy. It was like, I have the name. 243 00:21:36.279 --> 00:21:37.720 Look, if you're a look at the website, y'all. Look for where 244 00:21:37.720 --> 00:21:41.400 it is now, now where it was. We had words, or but 245 00:21:41.480 --> 00:21:48.640 I sure images. We said goals. We followed through with our goals. 246 00:21:48.240 --> 00:21:52.079 You know, we we conquered the mind. Will you reach the top of 247 00:21:52.119 --> 00:21:59.200 the mountain and then you are like how I rolled my uncle right here, 248 00:21:59.799 --> 00:22:03.519 I thought the top and I could see the view, and it's like how 249 00:22:03.599 --> 00:22:07.839 I roll uncle, and when you roll the uncle to me, like it 250 00:22:07.960 --> 00:22:11.799 just starts to trickle down. So any of your anybody you know, just 251 00:22:11.920 --> 00:22:15.440 tell us about what is like when you eat. I don't want to see 252 00:22:15.599 --> 00:22:19.160 when we feel like we on top and nobody else could tell us anything different, 253 00:22:19.240 --> 00:22:26.920 because everybody only sees the success. Is Great, but nobody sees the 254 00:22:26.039 --> 00:22:33.200 fact that you wanted a farmer sea. Maybe, just maybe, you wanted 255 00:22:33.279 --> 00:22:36.960 to do deliveries and by the time you try to get his Undy, tell 256 00:22:37.039 --> 00:22:41.519 you we on ovans and stuck until next year. Tell us about what a 257 00:22:41.559 --> 00:22:56.640 little pebble. Let us trip us up strong. Don't cry. I was 258 00:22:56.720 --> 00:23:03.680 going on bathroom, but when I come out, whatever it is. That's 259 00:23:03.759 --> 00:23:12.119 how idea with my but you were talking about the van and actually we bought 260 00:23:14.000 --> 00:23:18.160 last year January. Well, both to send it to go get wrap and 261 00:23:18.480 --> 00:23:25.039 severuary it got hit my drunk driver. Oh my gosh, this is like, 262 00:23:25.240 --> 00:23:32.960 you know, it's now right, I found n here on island and 263 00:23:33.000 --> 00:23:36.240 then that happens. So I completely get the pepper. I'm like, I 264 00:23:36.400 --> 00:23:48.519 went to but you find ways to get around it and, like I said, 265 00:23:48.640 --> 00:23:52.720 if it's something that you love to do and you really really want to 266 00:23:52.759 --> 00:23:56.519 do it, you go figure it out. True, I think that passion 267 00:23:56.880 --> 00:24:02.000 for what it is that you're doing is so important. That's what rides you 268 00:24:02.160 --> 00:24:06.079 through the high points, but it right sustains you through the low point. 269 00:24:06.599 --> 00:24:10.319 And I think another thing is that, you know, you talk about conquering 270 00:24:10.359 --> 00:24:17.279 the milestones and conquering the pebbles. In the very beginning of entrepreneurship, the 271 00:24:17.400 --> 00:24:22.319 idea is so enticing, right, the idea is so toxic that you're like 272 00:24:22.440 --> 00:24:26.039 on this highlight, I'm going to do this right, and it's almost like 273 00:24:26.279 --> 00:24:30.599 running that marathon where you know you start the marathon and you're excited and you 274 00:24:30.720 --> 00:24:33.279 keep going and then you get to mild to and you're like, okay, 275 00:24:33.319 --> 00:24:40.480 my legs are starting to hurt this going and keep going and then you go 276 00:24:40.640 --> 00:24:42.799 to like mouth for you're like, okay, I can't feel no part of 277 00:24:42.839 --> 00:24:47.559 my extremities. I am out of breath. I feel like I'm about to 278 00:24:47.720 --> 00:24:52.960 die. Like what the hell do I do? Do I stop by already 279 00:24:52.039 --> 00:24:55.920 passed four miles, so I might as I only go. One momentile to 280 00:24:56.000 --> 00:24:59.839 go. So I just keep putting one foot in for the next and trying 281 00:24:59.839 --> 00:25:03.119 to keep it together as I tried to figure out how I'm going to get 282 00:25:03.160 --> 00:25:06.880 across this finish line. The thing is is that in entrepreneurship, when you 283 00:25:07.000 --> 00:25:11.960 start a business, they're milestones. But what is the finish line? Right? 284 00:25:12.079 --> 00:25:17.799 Some people going to business to build a legacy, and I think that's 285 00:25:17.880 --> 00:25:19.920 what I hear from Ukisha, you know, a legacy for your community, 286 00:25:21.119 --> 00:25:26.880 a legacy for your daughters, a legacy for your family, and that's one 287 00:25:26.920 --> 00:25:30.960 of the reasons, I think, as island curribe and people when we go 288 00:25:30.119 --> 00:25:36.279 away and then we say, you know, we're doing all this amazing stuff 289 00:25:36.319 --> 00:25:41.359 in these communities that we're we're living in and we're serving and we're making an 290 00:25:41.440 --> 00:25:45.599 impact with people. But why I can't make this same impact or better from 291 00:25:45.680 --> 00:25:51.160 my paepole. So then we come home. Yeah, so then we come 292 00:25:51.240 --> 00:25:53.680 home. It's like I can put all of my passion on my skills and 293 00:25:55.359 --> 00:25:59.640 benefits to help my people. And then you have the mouse those they have 294 00:25:59.759 --> 00:26:03.640 the peoples and you have the you know all that stuff. But you have 295 00:26:03.880 --> 00:26:10.160 to be able to continuously sustain yourself and having that network of people around you 296 00:26:11.279 --> 00:26:17.119 is very verbleful. Yeah, there you go. It's extremely helpful, because 297 00:26:17.640 --> 00:26:19.599 when we say that we can't, they say we can't, you know, 298 00:26:19.799 --> 00:26:26.279 when we don't see those little glimmer hole. They're like wait, but you've 299 00:26:26.279 --> 00:26:30.279 been doing this all this night. You want to a promise. That's the 300 00:26:30.319 --> 00:26:33.640 only content pills, Myn that's how you got to do those compailly like they 301 00:26:33.759 --> 00:26:37.920 simplfy. My jump to that. It's well, let me keep counting, 302 00:26:38.680 --> 00:26:41.440 let me start doing something else. You know what, I could got an 303 00:26:41.480 --> 00:26:44.160 next call tell with me. Then they'd be like, you know, I 304 00:26:44.279 --> 00:26:48.160 know somebody else that God gap. Hold on. You could do these different 305 00:26:48.240 --> 00:26:52.880 things, but this network of entrepreneurs that either you meet along the way, 306 00:26:53.640 --> 00:26:56.880 some of them that might be on that journey with you, this is what 307 00:26:57.000 --> 00:27:02.599 we need. We need these spaces. We could talk about real shit, 308 00:27:03.079 --> 00:27:06.160 like how would I hit the fan? Like how, with a cry like 309 00:27:07.079 --> 00:27:10.559 that, a day that we always had like that, it'll be like these 310 00:27:10.599 --> 00:27:14.400 are nervous breakdowns and I you see you cry, you get out and then 311 00:27:14.960 --> 00:27:18.359 you know what? The funny thing we're looking back is, when you look 312 00:27:18.400 --> 00:27:21.240 back, you realize how far are you gone? Like at this point in 313 00:27:21.359 --> 00:27:25.200 time, if I walk for forward, I mean I got walk four months, 314 00:27:26.039 --> 00:27:30.440 YEA, ten months. Anyway. Yeah, yeah, it's to keep 315 00:27:30.559 --> 00:27:37.160 moving. Yeah, you say, you guys trucking, and it's funny, 316 00:27:38.039 --> 00:27:42.079 now that I look I'm like girl, used the work seven days, we 317 00:27:42.839 --> 00:27:53.559 sh you survive that for a full two years by don't Eloy now have thirty 318 00:27:53.680 --> 00:28:02.240 employees, like yeah, yeah, I think about like where the finish? 319 00:28:03.119 --> 00:28:07.319 I don't I don't see I finish line. But there's for me. There's 320 00:28:07.400 --> 00:28:10.400 always something for me to work on. Your healthcare, like how do I 321 00:28:10.519 --> 00:28:15.880 get like for the last couple of years I've been working on getting any pizza 322 00:28:15.960 --> 00:28:22.720 cover, rest phones, and it's three years and I finally got a yes, 323 00:28:26.720 --> 00:28:32.000 whole list of things that I want to complish. I don't have a 324 00:28:32.079 --> 00:28:41.039 time for them because I know it's you don't move US quickly. As you 325 00:28:41.160 --> 00:28:45.160 know, other or things I they like. So you know, I'll try 326 00:28:45.279 --> 00:28:48.160 and then I'll put it aside, work on something else, put it aside 327 00:28:48.279 --> 00:28:53.079 and, as I just it's don't happen when it's supposed to happen exactly. 328 00:28:53.759 --> 00:29:03.759 Oh, that's get your Christian. So I was saying, is a finish 329 00:29:03.839 --> 00:29:07.440 line even the real thing, though, because no matter what, we always 330 00:29:07.480 --> 00:29:11.119 find something else to to kind of do, you said. I'm saying like 331 00:29:11.599 --> 00:29:14.640 when? Like to me, when I think about it, my finish line 332 00:29:14.680 --> 00:29:15.880 would be me saying like, you know, when is it that I want 333 00:29:15.920 --> 00:29:18.920 to stop shooting videos? Like I don't feel like I want to start. 334 00:29:19.559 --> 00:29:22.799 You know, I got away like like when you're entrepreneur this. I don't 335 00:29:22.880 --> 00:29:26.319 feel like there's a real, real finish line, because we always should find 336 00:29:26.359 --> 00:29:30.480 that something. Does you know, a test in your line and you can't 337 00:29:30.480 --> 00:29:33.079 see and I'm like yeah, but you know what I could teacher added? 338 00:29:33.599 --> 00:29:37.240 We're going to do audio editing this time. We're going to do something like 339 00:29:37.519 --> 00:29:41.680 entrepreneur. I fin that's not love. What you do is that you gon 340 00:29:41.799 --> 00:29:53.519 write me prescription for that. So that's why there's no finish line. I'll 341 00:29:53.519 --> 00:29:59.759 actually put a sports reference in here, but it's I I kind of attributed 342 00:29:59.799 --> 00:30:03.880 to like. So let's say like playing baseball. If you the goal of 343 00:30:03.920 --> 00:30:08.960 any like kid growing up who plays baseball is to, you know, play 344 00:30:10.039 --> 00:30:12.839 in the major leagues and win a world series. But a lot of people 345 00:30:12.960 --> 00:30:17.920 accomplish that and then so then what? What else is there to accomplish? 346 00:30:17.960 --> 00:30:21.079 But if you write, if you love the game, you're going to go 347 00:30:21.240 --> 00:30:25.680 out in in practice every day. And well, I think that the biggest 348 00:30:25.720 --> 00:30:29.880 thing of you know, the pebbles is on an entrepreneurship. You can have 349 00:30:29.960 --> 00:30:36.000 the business plan in the processes to mitigate pebbles, but at the biggest arreable 350 00:30:36.079 --> 00:30:38.920 is always life. And and I've heard that life is a thing that happens 351 00:30:38.920 --> 00:30:45.079 when you're busy making plans plans for it. So so I and chilling to 352 00:30:45.079 --> 00:30:48.519 mention at the beginning of the the PODCAST, I've that I'm the the Zen 353 00:30:48.559 --> 00:30:52.960 Buddhist, or would have you so I've learned that. You know, I 354 00:30:52.119 --> 00:30:56.279 used to want to stop the curveballs from coming at me. I just wanted, 355 00:30:56.759 --> 00:30:59.720 you know, can I just have a nice pitch down the center that 356 00:30:59.759 --> 00:31:02.480 I can swing at and hit out of the park. But that's not how 357 00:31:02.599 --> 00:31:06.279 life. Life is and you can't stop the pictures coming yeat you. So 358 00:31:06.359 --> 00:31:08.240 you're always going to get curveballs. So you have to put yourself in the 359 00:31:08.279 --> 00:31:12.559 position of the batter and if you just enjoy the game, you may take 360 00:31:12.640 --> 00:31:15.920 some strikes, you may take some balls, you may get hit every now 361 00:31:15.000 --> 00:31:19.400 and then, bought of the pot of the head, but you're going to 362 00:31:19.519 --> 00:31:22.559 knock some out of the park. Some might be, you know, singles, 363 00:31:22.599 --> 00:31:26.119 doubles, triples, what have you, but you can if you just 364 00:31:26.279 --> 00:31:29.720 look at it as the game and if you enjoy going out and playing, 365 00:31:30.160 --> 00:31:33.480 you'll get out there at the batting practice every day. And the keechers point, 366 00:31:33.799 --> 00:31:37.039 there is no finish line, because the finish line is to go out 367 00:31:37.079 --> 00:31:42.759 and enjoy yourself and just to be in that moment, as opposed to looking 368 00:31:42.880 --> 00:31:48.599 for some kind of accolator award. At the end of the day. I'm 369 00:31:48.279 --> 00:32:00.319 nobody speaks after Chris. I'm gone. Keisha was going for it. She 370 00:32:00.440 --> 00:32:13.279 was going for it. Meditation session. Yeah, we can one. Even 371 00:32:14.559 --> 00:32:21.119 entrepreneurs like your role changes, like in the beginning I worked in the business 372 00:32:21.240 --> 00:32:24.519 like I was that pharmacist. I was that now I'm more working on the 373 00:32:24.599 --> 00:32:30.759 business and for me, like I love both size, but I love this 374 00:32:30.000 --> 00:32:35.759 side more because I can inspire others, my I think, coach my team 375 00:32:35.839 --> 00:32:38.000 and two things that they want to do or help them with. You know, 376 00:32:38.359 --> 00:32:43.200 there's a maybe businesses that they want to start or whatever they want in 377 00:32:43.359 --> 00:32:47.319 their personal life and their professional life. So you know, I ros we 378 00:32:47.400 --> 00:32:58.200 have many roles we do. What were some of your inspirations? Like my 379 00:32:58.799 --> 00:33:07.160 parents, my kids and when I was younger my cousin's dad was a pharmacist. 380 00:33:07.440 --> 00:33:10.359 I clearly remember this for some reason, but his promising was this day, 381 00:33:10.440 --> 00:33:16.319 Thomas. Remember going in there and seeing like this person that look like 382 00:33:16.440 --> 00:33:22.519 me, that's from home, like owning a pharmacy. Some never have like 383 00:33:22.680 --> 00:33:27.839 any thoughts of becoming a pharmacist and move like Oh wow, he wants is 384 00:33:27.960 --> 00:33:30.920 here. And I was so funny when I first opened and had a DA 385 00:33:30.039 --> 00:33:36.960 studio next to here, to the pharmacy, and a little girl can and 386 00:33:37.240 --> 00:33:39.160 she was like this said you own in here and I was like yeah, 387 00:33:39.160 --> 00:33:43.359 it's the owner. She was like wow and in mild like I hope I 388 00:33:43.480 --> 00:33:51.240 inspire her to do something great. Super it's awesome. Yeah, yeah, 389 00:33:51.519 --> 00:33:55.440 represent it's interesting that you share that story because I know, like I have 390 00:33:55.640 --> 00:34:00.160 these conversation with my African American friends, right and trying to get them to 391 00:34:00.319 --> 00:34:06.960 understand growing up in the Caribbean, seeing people in power making meaningful change that 392 00:34:07.279 --> 00:34:10.920 look like me, that are of me, of my ancestry. Right, 393 00:34:12.639 --> 00:34:16.639 I don't have the issue of representation that a lot of my African American friends 394 00:34:16.639 --> 00:34:22.440 who are just now really getting to see that representation in the current form. 395 00:34:22.519 --> 00:34:27.880 It's almost like being in the Caribbean or being from a small community that is 396 00:34:28.039 --> 00:34:32.880 predominantly majority, we tend to take that for granted, right, that Oh, 397 00:34:34.239 --> 00:34:37.159 that person like me is doing something that I could aspire to do or 398 00:34:37.280 --> 00:34:42.119 they serve as an inspiration for me to be able to also dream big. 399 00:34:42.960 --> 00:34:46.159 So I love that story of the little girl, you know, because we 400 00:34:47.039 --> 00:34:51.760 want to speak to like schood on some stuff. Like I tell them, 401 00:34:51.840 --> 00:34:59.400 like we may have to work marther. Yeah, you know, nothing that 402 00:34:59.599 --> 00:35:04.039 is stopping us. We may not have the money to be able to start 403 00:35:04.079 --> 00:35:08.480 it right away, but too butter and you'll get yep, yeah, Yep, 404 00:35:10.039 --> 00:35:17.159 slow and steady. And there are race and which say pace yourself, 405 00:35:17.280 --> 00:35:23.280 the marathon, Pace Yep, Yep, just remember to breathe, remember. 406 00:35:23.400 --> 00:35:30.440 Actually, I see the flags there like I guess, Yeseo. Right. 407 00:35:31.599 --> 00:35:37.000 Yeah, where you gonna say something? Crisp? I thought you going to 408 00:35:37.119 --> 00:35:43.639 drop some nuggets of wisdom. I am I lost between the school we miss 409 00:35:43.760 --> 00:35:45.840 them. Mattress, I know that the pebblic you trip me up here. 410 00:35:45.920 --> 00:35:52.599 Foot guys throwing pebbles at the text. What you say? That's why the 411 00:35:52.719 --> 00:35:57.679 windshields bigger than your rear views on that way, you could always look forward 412 00:35:58.119 --> 00:36:00.599 and you realize there's nothing more you're leaving behind you. Is that we was 413 00:36:00.679 --> 00:36:07.639 going? Yes, my young Padawan, you're doing well. So, you 414 00:36:09.679 --> 00:36:24.920 young grasshopper. But yeah, know, my Oh, this is awesome. 415 00:36:28.320 --> 00:36:38.480 So you know what we're about to do? Anything? Yeah, okay, 416 00:36:38.960 --> 00:36:46.719 literally, but the brother and sister are fighting here. I know, right. 417 00:36:47.760 --> 00:36:51.639 Was Me Interested? You know, poor Chris always gets caught in the 418 00:36:51.679 --> 00:36:58.039 middle. No, it's going to ask key chat. Any like we always 419 00:36:58.079 --> 00:37:02.159 say, drop in nuggets, golden nuggets, right, any golden nuggets that 420 00:37:02.360 --> 00:37:07.440 you can leave with our audience, so once they listen to this podcast, 421 00:37:07.519 --> 00:37:12.159 they can ponder and say, wow, okay, how can I use that 422 00:37:13.360 --> 00:37:17.000 to improve myself as a person and put myself as an entrepreneur. I'm improve 423 00:37:17.079 --> 00:37:22.480 my business. You have any words of wisdom you'd like to drop to our 424 00:37:22.559 --> 00:37:34.559 audience? So I uns. MMM. Yeah, so you know, like 425 00:37:34.719 --> 00:37:38.440 I tell my stuff when I hire them, and that's probably what is like. 426 00:37:38.639 --> 00:37:43.960 I always strike the service as a pharmacy, because what I tell them 427 00:37:44.079 --> 00:37:45.360 is you don't know what a person has been. They could. I just 428 00:37:45.559 --> 00:37:52.000 came from the doctor's office and got most with some like buttoning saying and they 429 00:37:52.119 --> 00:37:54.119 just the grumpy. They said they mad, they want to medicine, they 430 00:37:54.159 --> 00:37:59.480 want to go home. I put them in a hamp scenario where you've been 431 00:37:59.559 --> 00:38:01.880 sick. I've been sick. I know when I'm sick. I want nothing. 432 00:38:01.960 --> 00:38:05.599 Those hap to me. Don't tell me nothing, just giving my medicines. 433 00:38:05.639 --> 00:38:09.679 I sleep, I feel better. So that's like when I'm interviewing them, 434 00:38:09.760 --> 00:38:13.599 like I tell them that. I was like, it's nothing personal. 435 00:38:14.000 --> 00:38:16.960 If they come in here and they grope and they have an attitude, is 436 00:38:17.320 --> 00:38:22.400 nothing personal with you. You don't know what they're going through. So just 437 00:38:22.599 --> 00:38:28.480 keep that in mind and you go humans. Hmm, I love that, 438 00:38:29.559 --> 00:38:32.679 bosom kiche. I think that's great advice. Of just be be a good 439 00:38:32.760 --> 00:38:37.679 human. I think that's something we can all learn from here and I just 440 00:38:37.800 --> 00:38:42.039 want to thank you for being a guest on our podcast. Thought anewer trip 441 00:38:42.159 --> 00:38:52.000 with ex so, Wanda, te Trystan and and see Chris here, and 442 00:38:52.440 --> 00:38:55.920 we just want to thank you all join us on the trip. You know, 443 00:38:57.119 --> 00:39:00.760 entrepreneurs, we can't all do this alone, as key should mention here. 444 00:39:00.360 --> 00:39:06.719 It takes a support system and having those people around you to keep carrying 445 00:39:06.760 --> 00:39:10.079 you when you do trip over those pebbles. So so, don't trip. 446 00:39:10.199 --> 00:39:13.599 Keep going. The only way you're going to trip on a pebbles if you're 447 00:39:13.639 --> 00:39:17.519 moving. So keep moving and and you'll get there. So we'll see you 448 00:39:17.599 --> 00:39:20.679 all next week. Thank you so much, and again, thank you, 449 00:39:20.760 --> 00:39:23.000 Kisha, for for joining us here. He will have to have you back. 450 00:39:25.079 --> 00:39:34.000 Absolutely all right, see you next week. Thank you for taking this 451 00:39:34.119 --> 00:39:37.000 trip with us. We hope you had a great time. Join US every 452 00:39:37.079 --> 00:39:44.000 Tuesday for another those of next TVC and don't forget to like, share and 453 00:39:44.199 --> 00:39:49.519 fuscribe. Be Sure to follow us on Facebook, instagram and visit us at 454 00:39:49.559 --> 00:39:55.199 the entrepreneurs tripcom for more entrepreneur ship tips and fix you next time.