Achieving Excellence In The Present Is The Key To Making History. A Woman Vivaciously Living
Today we’d like to introduce you to Tam Lawrence.
It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?
Although I have faced many obstacles in my life, I have made the choice to manifest the life I deserve and desire. When I was 19, I started my first business selling clothing and home goods from the trunk of my car. A woman named Barbara quickly upgraded my status when I came across her, and she had many friends who loved the finer things in life. My solution to their needs was to bring them designer bags, exquisite shoes, perfumes, and various glam items. In less than five months, I went from a trunk to a brick-and-mortar business. After I became enamored with capitalism, I knew I would never be content to work a 9 to 5. From opening store after store, opening a nightclub, to selling houses, I did it all. Unsurprisingly, I was passionate about finding my God-given vocational calling, so I attended Marquette University to earn my undergraduate degree, double majoring in Psychology and Communication. Upon crossing the acceptance stage, I was impregnated with the desire to follow my dream. In the eyes of the world, I had earned a degree that was considered accomplished, but for me, it was just another piece of paper. To bring my heart’s desire to fruition, I must strive to be the best at it. Towards the accomplishment of my goals, I have always been persistent, hungry, and motivated. I have an unimaginable faith that sometimes is so unreal that it might seem crazy.
I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?
The first challenge was dealing with how my own family treated me as a throwaway. I often felt like I had no one. At the age of 14 years old, I was raped by the young man I had a child with after I became a teen mother. A teen mother in the late ’80s was probably the worst thing you could be, even if you were raped. Regardless of your method of conception, you were dismissed as worthless and doomed to failure. I refused to allow societally default thinking to dictate the direction of my life, even though many teenage mothers shared these misconceptions and erroneous statistics. In part, I think the hardest thing about doing business for so long as I have is having to be a black woman (in business). It’s an obstacle you’ll never be able to get around, so you wake up every morning ready to work hard. A black woman on a mission is the most challenging thing I’ve encountered in my four decades of life. While I am smart, witty, full of ideas, and accomplished many things, in the eyes of black people, I am limited, and in the eyes of other races, I can’t be who I say I am, nor am I as smart as I claim to be.
Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?
Communicating linguistically can transform our world views to manifest the desired results, and I am equipped with these capabilities. Due to my experience in business, I have become adept at understanding the ethos of anything; not only its origin but also its intended purpose. Consequently, I assist my clients in discovering the very foundation of their brands, and together we build an equitable framework, and most importantly, send a message to their consumer avatar that is both valuable and relevant. My overall objective is to help my clients rehumanize their brands in order to actively serve their clients and attract new customers. My high-level recommendations include maximizing automation systems, daily networking, employing management software, and enhancing creditability through asset collaborations with other companies. As president of Exposure Network TV, publisher of Exposure Magazine, and co-publisher of Keynote Magazine, I leveraged my 160 million smart TV subscribers and 87409 magazine subscribers to provide the essential need of creditability that will position them as industry leaders. In business, I truly distinguish brands from just being common to being vital.
What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
Success qualifiers should never be dictated by a worldview. Everyone defines success differently. To succeed, you need to first establish what success means to you. Once you have formulated a definition of success, you are in control of your future. Ultimately, it is wise to not let the thoughts of others determine what makes you happy. Many people are chasing after the ghost of success past, and miss the point of living their best life based on what makes them happy. In the end, life isn’t about having more things or the latest shiny, recently released mobile device, clothes, cars, or anything else that lusts for our attention. Life is about identifying your God-given purpose, loving who you are as a person, accepting your dreams as real, and embracing your past pains as manifestations of your purpose. Your greatest potential is reached when you learn more about who you are, why you are, what you can do, and why. There is a reluctance in many businesses and corporate America to even mention God, though those who do often fall short. In light of this, I want to encourage those reading this article to understand who they are and know that God isn’t going to leave them or forsake them. When you lean not to your own understanding, you realize God innately designed you with a purpose, a plan, and the ability to succeed.
Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?
In short, success is an individual belief system that shouldn’t be based on statistics or what others think about you. To be successful, one has to release their calling, accept their moral obligation to society, solve problems, and offer solutions for the betterment of others. Knowing that your life was not your own makes you realize that you were put here to make a difference, to help others, to solve problems, to promote peace, and to be the change in the world that is needed.
What’s next for you?
Where do I go from here? The idea is to develop innovative content distribution networks such as Exposure Network TV, Exposure Podcast Community, Exposure Magazine, and Keynote Magazine, all of which are based on the concept of massive communication, an industry I am well-suited for. I am looking forward to hosting one of the largest content development events in 2022. Supporting others’ growth is my passion, but creating sustainable platforms that allow for true inclusion of diverse groups is my top priority. Among my upcoming projects are those for the United Nations, Northwestern Mutual, Nationwide, Microsoft, HBO, Les Brown, Shawn Fair, Che Brown, and Pastor Anthony D. Shannon.
Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more?
I thought this was absolutely incredible. The best means of communication would be to contact me directly by email TL@RLASSC.COM or visit one of the websites to learn more https://www.exposure-magazine.com https://www.keynotemagazine.com https://www.aartkingsleyllc.com and https://www.exposuretvnetwork.com