On this lovely Monday morning, we get to meet Dy Lathan. She is an entrepreneur, influencer, and an inspiration to other women. I got the pleasure to discuss with Dy about leadership, her favorite and least favorite things about entrepreneurship, and how to face adversity.
What do you think it takes to be a great leader or a person in your position?
DL: “I think to be a great leader or a person in my position is integrity and strong confidence! I work with so many women and business owners so I have to walk boldly in my career to effectively give them the necessary help.”
What’s the best piece of advice you received when you were starting out as a leader?
DL: “The best advice I was given starting out as a leader was to “Keep God first”. It sounds normal and cliche, but it really does make a difference. Keeping God first and being obedient to his word plays a big part in being a leader. Jesus is a great example to follow when it comes to leading a flock. You must be selfless, patient, & driven!”
What is your favorite and least favorite thing about being an entrepreneur?
DL: “My favorite thing about being an entrepreneur is the freedom of being able to make my own money & helping to break the chains of poverty from my bloodline! The least favorite thing I like about being an entrepreneur is getting up early. Being 9 months pregnant makes that hard lol.”
In moments of adversity, how do you build yourself back up?
DL: “I tend to build myself up in moments of adversity by praying or even just taking mental breaks from social media. Taking mental breaks can be very necessary when being a Social Media Manager. You have to pick and choose what you allow your eyes to see.”
What advice do you have for someone who hasn’t figured out their purpose yet?
“A person who hasn’t figured out their purpose yet haven’t fully scratched the surface yet. I believe it takes knowing who God is & also knowing what you do easily that others have to labor in.”
What does the world need more of? Less of?
“The world needs more of God, Consistency, Patience, & Unity. I know with all of those we would begin to see a drastic change in our communities. I think what the world needs less of is hate, jealousy, & crime. How can we make the world a better place and live out the legacy of our ancestors if we are destroying what they worked so hard to build? If anything we need to stay on one accord & love one another.”
What traits are you most proud of?
DL: “I am most proud of my “get up and go” trait. I’ve never been a person to wait around on someone to make a way for me. That’s what I look to God for. Laziness & procrastination can be a hindrance, so I put my best foot forward to make sure I never take that route.”
What’s your personal affirmation or scriptures that remind you to never give up?