We recently connected with Myosha Porterie-Brown and have shared our conversation below.
Myosha , appreciate you joining us today. Before we get into specifics, let’s talk about success more generally. What do you think it takes to be successful?
Success is something you cannot attain without putting in the effort. In order to be successful, you have to put in hard work, be consistent, and most importantly always bet on yourself.
Success is the mindset you must adopt to accomplish your goals and grow as a person. It always starts with where you are and where you see yourself because there’s a fine line that separates the two.
Another contribution to success would have to be effective planning.
Setting goals for yourself is only half the battle. Once you have a clear objective, start to map out a course of action to actually actualize these goals. The truly successful people at the top of their respective professions and businesses had a vision and worked on a plan to bring those visions to fruition.
Mapping out a course of action not only applies to your life goals, but is also equally applicable for those relatively smaller challenges you face in your academic or professional life.
Great, appreciate you sharing that with us. Before we ask you to share more of your insights, can you take a moment to introduce yourself and how you got to where you are today to our readers
I’ve been in the fashion industry for as long as I can remember, working for household names while attending college for Computer Information Systems.
My business ventures started when I opened my store due to me being laid off from my job and couldn’t find any more work or even internships. After opening my store, it opened up plenty of doors and opportunities for myself and my business. I became addicted to investing in myself and following my dreams. Shortly after, I started Porterie Web Design & Consulting, a web design consulting firm that helps small business owners get their ideas off the ground. Since then, we’ve had over 50 clients from all over trust us with their brands.
I had plenty of success with that and wanted to gain another skill and have another source of income, so I took classes and got my Certification to be a tax professional. I did so well and decided it was time to start my own business – Porterie Tax Solutions which is a tax preparation company.
FAST FORWARD TO NOW….I own 5 businesses including a real estate investment company with my husband Nick where we specialize in buying and selling residential properties all over Houston.
My four businesses are Porterie Boutique, Porterie Web Design, Porterie Hair & Skin, Porterie Tax Solutions & Porterie & Brown.
Throughout my journey, I am most proud of my resilience. No matter what i obstacles I face I always feel the need to continue and do even better.
We’d love to hear the story of how you built up your social media audience?
For each Instagram page including my personal business page my audience has been built based on a variety of things. One being consistency with posting good content. Social media is one of the most important things in business and requires much storytelling and consistency.
I would say those are my favorite methods when building an audience on social media.
Introducing yourself to your new followers and post planning is a start.
Storytelling is one of the most captivating techniques to convey messages and information. Create engaging stories that make people listen to what you have to say.
Another great technique to began building your social media presence is utilizing hashtags. Hashtags are awesome because when people search your specific hashtag, your brand will show up. But the key to using hashtags are making sure they fit your brand. The best site to find great hashtags would be: https://best-hashtags.com .
How do you keep your team’s morale high?
One of my biggest tips on managing a team and maintaining high moral would be communication. Always communicate with your team directly and transparently.
Effective communication skills ensure team-wide clarity on tasks, deadlines, and goals. This transparency allows a team to focus on their productivity.
Another tip would be providing constructive feedback and recognition.
Constructive feedback provide not only insights into areas for improvement, but it gives employees clarity on where they stand and where they are headed and what can be fixed if need be.
Another critical aspect of maintaining a high morale would be recognizing how well your team members are doing. Appreciation of team members’ efforts and achievements has a significant impact on employee morale.
- Instagram: @Thecreolebeauty / @shopporterieboutique/ @porteriewebdesign / @porterieandbrown/ @porterietaxsolutions
- Linkedin: Myosha Porterie