Alright – so today we’ve got the honor of introducing you to Donnetria Eltoinea. We think you’ll enjoy our conversation, we’ve shared it below.
Donnetria, thanks for taking the time to share your stories with us today What’s the kindest thing anyone has ever done for you?
In November I bought a 1977 Dodge Winnebago to work in and it needs to be restored. The kindest thing is that my friends and clients have donated to help me restore. As a single business owner and operator finances are the biggest struggle at times. So any help means the world to me and my business.
Awesome – so before we get into the rest of our questions, can you briefly introduce yourself to our readers.
I am a Mother of 3, author, spoken word poet, model and manicurist born in Tulsa Oklahoma. I love to stay busy inspiring, encouraging and writing stories that will keep you on your toes wanting more. I speak from my heart and I share my personal and intimate life stories through poetry.
My goal is to help you organize your life stay on task manifest your dreams and laugh throughout the process! So I’ve also published journals, logbooks, planners and therapeutic coloring books.
Can you share a story from your journey that illustrates your resilience?
In January 2022 I got sick. I tested negative for COVID. Turns out I was sick with the flu and I was off for two weeks. I published eight poetry books over the past 15 years and struggled to find my target audience. Reaching people, sharing my story and inspiring through books is not an easy task. But I kept pushing and publishing.
While I was sick the first few days I researched how to boost my sales on Amazon and add residual income. So in two months I published more than twenty journals, logbooks, planners and coloring books.
We often hear about learning lessons – but just as important is unlearning lessons. Have you ever had to unlearn a lesson?
The biggest lessons that I have learned in business is to take my time, triple read everything and smile.
- Website: Donnetriaeltionea.com
- Instagram: @Donnetria_the_poet
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- Youtube: Donnetria Eltionea
- Other: Amazon.com/author/donnetria
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