Today we’d like to introduce you to Erica Qing.
Hi Erica, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
When I was about ten years old or maybe even younger, I always knew I was interested in a few things. Some of those things are fashion, music, writing, art and makeup. As I got older, those five things would always come back to me no matter what profession or job I tried to pursue. I would always find happiness in doing one of those five things on and off depending on what mental space I was in at the time. During my healing and growing journey, God began to show me things in my life that I was supposed to be doing. Those things aligned perfectly with the things I loved most. When I gained more clarity regarding my purpose, I understood the importance of walking in that purpose. I knew that everything I was good at could be monetized in some way if I utilize it properly. Instead of focusing on the money, I started asking myself how could those things impact the lives of others. Thats when I started receiving multiple confirmations with different people letting me know how much I inspired them just by being myself and doing things I would do for free. That’s when it became so clear to me that even though I had a collection of things I was good at naturally, those are the exact things that separate my greatness from the rest. I created the “Erica Qing Collection” centered around a collection of things that not only showcase what I’m great at but also inspire others to tap into their own greatness and be comfortable in their purpose. The name “QING” is short for Qualified Individual who is Naturally Great. One thing I noticed that has bothered me all of my life was the fact that so many people never figured out their purpose and just living day to day to pay bills by doing things they didn’t even have a genuine interest in. I blame society for normalizing that as being successful. I knew I didn’t want to live my life like that. I knew that there was a reason to each individual being different. I understood the importance and impact that can have on someone seeing that it is possible to do things you love and still make money. Being true to that belief has opened doors for me and I’ve been able to successfully monetize the things that make me happy while inspiring others to feel comfortable doing the same.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
The best things in life never come easy. I think the only thing that tried to get in my way was me overthinking the process. I had to change my mindset on how I viewed my journey. I had to remember that a plan with consistency, faith and discipline will eventually pay off. I had to accept that everyone wasn’t going to support me the same because they don’t see my vision the same as I do. Patience played a large factor because I had to remind myself that I started from nothing and still managed get some accomplishments under my belt. No matter how big or small, it’s still a step in the right direction. The only thing I will say has been frustrating was finding people to do things I needed for my business and continuously running into people who were just horrible at doing business and communicating. That definitely drove me to learning how to do a lot of things on my own and wearing multiple hats is never an easy experience. However, I find comfort in knowing that the job will get done.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I consider myself to be a creative because I am multitalented. I have a lot of interest in different things that I’ve been pulling together under one umbrella which I call my collection. Whether it be designing clothes, doing permanent makeup, painting or drawing, or even writing, I have equal interest in all of it and I can never see myself just sticking to one. I recently got into trading foreign currencies and I never knew I would love it as much as I do. That’s a whole different journey within itself. I’m known for changing my professions a lot. I’m not ashamed of it though because I discovered my purpose in the process. If you ask multiple people who know me and have met me at different periods in my life, they would all tell you I do something different. They would also say that I go hard with anything I put my mind to.
We’d love to hear about how you think about risk taking?
I don’t know if I would call myself a risk-taker because I believe in strategies. However, I don’t mind taking a few risks here and there to reach a goal. If I can see it, I believe it and I will make some moves in order to get to that vision no matter how risky it may sounds. I took plenty of losses before I accomplished any win. What I’m doing with my business now doesn’t feel like a risk. I feel like the risk would be not doing it at all because then I may never know where it takes me and miss out on what life could’ve been.
- Email: info@EricaQingCollection.com
- Website: EricaQingCollection.com
- Instagram: ericaqingofficial
- Twitter: ItsEricaQing
- Youtube: Erica Qing