Share your career and / or business. I am part-owner of a real estate investment company, Aqua Team Properties, LLC. Currently, we own and invest in properties in FL and Maryland. We are looking to expand in other surrounding states, as well as our hometown of Fayetteville, NC.
Why did you choose to take on this role, career path, or business? After acquiring a bachelors degree in psychology and a masters degree in mental health counseling, I decided that there’s got to be more in life than working tirelessly for someone else. I had already been interested in real estate investing for a while and I truly believe that there is tremendous benefit in entrepreneurship. I’m at a place in my life where I want to develop multiple streams of sustainable income. Statistics have shown that real estate has paved the way to financial freedom for so many people. Ultimately, I thought, “If they can do it, why not me?!?”
What is your driving force? My driving force to strive for more is and has always been my beautiful daughter, Taneya. She is my inspiration to be the best version of me that I can be. I am determined to build generational wealth for her and her children’s children. Like Beyonce said, “My great, great, grandchildren already rich!” It all starts with a mindset, followed by consistent action. “Faith without works is dead”.
When things get tough in your career / business, what keep you going?
When things get tough, I simply remember whose daughter I am. I was NOT BUILT TO BREAK!
Share with us one woman who has had a positive impact on your life
The one woman who had the biggest impact on my life was my lovely mother, Barbara Melvin. She demonstrated tenacity, resiliency, and elegance.
What one piece of advice has been most influential to you?
This question can be answered by sharing one of my favorite poems, ‘Don’t Quit’.
Don’t Quit by John Greenleaf Whittier
“When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is strange with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns
And many a failure comes about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow—
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out—
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell just how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit—
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.”
If someone wants to contact you, how can they do so?
I can be reached via email at: [email protected], via telephone at 443-990-1687, on our Facebook page Aqua Team Properties, LLC, or on Instagram @aquateam_properties. You can also join our Buyers’ List at www.atwholesalesdeals.com.