Introduce yourself! Who are you?
Hello! Iʼm Tamieka Smith, a 3x self published author, host of Meaningful Messages podcast, and awesome mother of two boys. People have been inspired through my testimony of domestic violence. Iʼve enjoyed using my voice through books, podcasts, blogs, and tv/ magazine appearances, to empower others to grow through adversity.
Whatʼs the best advice youʼve ever received?
Your words impact others whether you realize it or not. Write from your heart.
What would you say to 16 year old you?
To my 16 year old self: your voice has power. Donʼt be afraid to use it!
What message do you think every woman should hear?
Every woman should hear she is worthy to pursue her dreams. Validation is only needed for parking and passport stamps!
What is your favorite thing about where you live?
North Carolina has great restaurants, the beach, and the mountains!
Do you remember a specific time you overcame adversity?
Iʼve overcome adversity several times in life. Nevertheless, I never lost my smile.
What is the biggest lesson youʼve learned along the way?
Persistence is key.
What motivates you most?
I love to inspire others so being a creative, I love empowering people to tap into their own creative minds and share their testimonies. We oftentimes get boxed in to our own “stuff” not realizing once we unpack and share, it can actually help another. After all, we grow and go through some sort of adversity.
How do you manage your work-life balance?
My kids remind me to be about numbers for work and take time to “chillax” as needed.
What is one thing people would be surprised to hear about you?
My favorite series is Breaking Bad.
Were you scared to start the process?
I started and stopped so many times during the writing process at the beginning. I was afraid of what people would think. But it was a mentor who told me to think about that woman currently going through the same thing you went through. What would you tell her? That totally changed my perspective.
If you werenʼt doing the job you have now, what would you be doing?
I would be teaching others how to not only dream but be a doer of the world with life coaching. So I will pursue that really soon.
Where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration through living, reading my Bible, and hearing others speak about their testimonies.
Tamieka Smith is an author and podcast host changing the world one word at a time.