In celebration of Black Business Month, we are elated to shine the spotlight on visionary entrepreneurs across the United States thanks to our Visionary Sponsor, SwagHer Magazine and Media!
Today, we introduce you to Reginald Foreman!
Introduce yourself to the Visions of Greatness audience.
Professionally, I am an At-Risk Specialist/Author/Life Coach Designer-Innovator. I help people turn their pain into purpose.
Who or what inspired you to pursue entrepreneurship?
My father introduced me Entrepreneurship. I moved from Chicago Projects with my mother to Miami, FL with my father.
My father had a corporate job but kept side businesses. He had a barbecue business, a ride share business on Miami Beach, and he was even looking into buying into a subway franchise.
He helped me see that as an African American, it was possible to own my business.
Tell the Visions of Greatness audience more about your products/services.
I started out as a faith-based fashion designer in 2010. Since then, I have written four books and expanded my business by becoming a Certified Life Coach. My wife and I recently launched a consulting business which offers digital business solutions and personalized coaching.
In addition, I'm currently working on a global toyline called Reggie The Lion and friends.
Let's switch gears briefly and discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. What adjustments have you made in your life and business since the pandemic started?
Pre-Covid, I was traveling alot as a speaker. During covid, I reached my audience through zoom coaching and other virtual platforms. In fact, our 21 Days of Greatness Program online for the first time during the pandemic. Covid gave me a chance to complete my curriculum packages and to work further on my toyline.
What advice would you give to entrepreneurs struggling to balance their life and business?
Goal setting and prioritizing helped me tremendously. Since I am not much of a procrastinator, I am usually very good at just doing it right away. I send emails and texts as soon as I get out of a zoom or sometimes during. I try very hard not to put off tomorrow what I can do today.
Being married, I keep date nights. And being a Christian businessman, I give God his time every morning. I find that this helps me prioritize everything else.
Share with us one ingredient in your secret sauce for success.
My strong faith and prayer is my secret sauce. Most of the doors that opened and clients I've received have come after I've prayed and surrendered my business over to God.