Introduce yourself to the Visions of Greatness audience. Hello everyone! Thank you Shanna so much for having me on your platform! My name is Patrice Rivers, I am a 9x published author, writer, journalist, owner of my own brand called That Riverz Gurl Brand, but most importantly, I am a Sickle Cell Survivor and Advocate.
Who or what inspired you to pursue entrepreneurship? In the business of writing books, I was inspired to write my children's book series called "Come Learn with Patricia" based on my personal testimony of living with SCD and being hospitalized between the age of one and twelve. There are a lot of kids suffering from SCD and I wanted to share my pain and turn it into my books to not only have kids read them, but to serve as a health educator and advocate on SCD through my books. It's not only a children's book, but an educational tool as well.
Tell the Visions of Greatness audience more about your products/services. Absolutely! As a published author of nine books, my shift has changed as far as the genre I write on. My focus are my children's books and the series I created for kids living with SCD. Because I am a survivor, I want to share my testimony and story through children's books. I have written two children's books called "Patricia's Guardian Angel" and "Patricia's Visit to the Hospital." I am currently working on the third children's book to the series called "Patricia Saves the Day" and will be published September 2021. My whole mission and goal is to promote and spread awareness of SCD and to share my story as well.
Let's switch gears briefly and discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. What adjustments have you made in your life and business since the pandemic? Honestly, Covid-19 didn't affect my business at all. It allowed me to work on new projects and plan my book projects for this year.
What advice would you give to entrepreneurs struggling to balance their life and business? I would say to write down all of the goals you are trying to reach as well as your daily tasks for the week. Give yourself a certain amount of time to work on your tasks and when that time is up, take a break and have some self-care time for yourself where you can breathe in between tasks without burning yourself all at once.
Share with us one ingredient in your secret sauce for success. One ingredient for my secret sauce of success is to let nothing and no one stand in your way! If you have a goal you want to accomplish, don't loose focus to what you need in order to achieve that goal.
How can the Visions of Greatness audience connect with you? They can connect with me on social media. www.instagram.com/thatriverzgurlbrandllc www.facebook.com/riverspatrice My website is www.thatriverzgurlbrandllc.com Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org To purchase or check out my books, visit www.amazon.com/author/patricerivers