Today we’d like to introduce you to Teoy Thompson.
Hi Teoy, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
What you think you become
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I actually have always worked a lot and lived above my means to ensure I lived in an area where both my kids could attend better schools(not best but better). To maintain, I have always worked overtime, a side business or something that would increase income.
Moving to California forced me to get creative in my earning efforts. I became a MUA on the weekend and would work overtime at my regular job during the week. I was edgy, irritated, overworked, and always exhausted. I would come home from work and snap at my son for the smallest thing. It hurt my heart when he said, “you work all the time, we’d have a normal life if you didn’t work so much.”
That’s when I realized my thinking, my speech, and my overall energy were toxic and significantly affecting my kids. I started personal development with Byron Katie, then Eckhart Tolle. By the time I embraced Abraham Hicks, my kids and I recognized a major shift in our lives. My income increased, I quit the MUA work and overall communication with my kids is now healthy. Our conversations changed. We started our own personal mantras that we still refer to today.
I do still work a lot, but with a different vibration and way of thinking altogether. The purpose of Ignite Speaks, for me, is two-fold. One is to build generational wealth so that my grandkids don’t have to work the way I do; and two is sparking positivity with expression, design and intention every chance I get.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Going into entrepreneurship has been a bit of a challenge. Being a full-time corporate professional introduced availability challenges. I was limited in how much time I had available to effectively start and run my business.
Consistent engagement and finding financing as a new business were also challenges. I continue to improve how my team handles daily tasks and how the operations of Ignite Speaks runs while continuing to work in my corporate career.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
In addition to an entrepreneur, I’m a Sr. IT Project Manager for ten plus years. I manage teams to ensure enterprise-wide solutions to our internal customers. I’m most proud of building relationships and working for major retail, automotive as well as utility and consumer, products & goods companies in my corporate career.
In everything I do, it is my dominant intention to be, share, and spark positive energy. We shape who we are, we write our own story, we are what we think and above all, we are what we wear.
How can people work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
Feel free to contact me email@example.com or on IG/Facebook @IgniteSpeaks.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: ignitespeaks.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ignitespeaks/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ignitespeaks/