Updated: Feb 18
Life of a not so NATURAL BORN, Realtor & Entrepreneur
It's me, your girl, Tiffanie T. Ok, maybe I'm not your girl, YET! But, my hope is that this blog will bring you into my world and we'll have some similarities and soon become friends! Thanks for taking the time out to read my very first blog. This blog is going to focus on The who, the what, the why and if you should even spend another second on this site. So, let's get into it.
I was born and raised in Detroit, MI. I grew up in a 2 parent home. I was pretty smart in school, I think. I graduated high school as Valedictorian, with a 4.167 gpa then got to college and well, I don't know what my graduating gpa was. I was pretty popular in school. I was a cheerleader through grade school, was on committees and was an overall cool girl. I also grew up in church. My parents served and then when I was old enough I served, in every church I was apart of. My parents were amazing! We didn't have the best of the best. We didn't live in the best neightborhoods. I didn't realize until I was older that we were low class because I didn't lack anything. But, I realized later on, I wasn't exposed to a ton either. Now, don't get me wrong, I had an amazing childhood. My dad was in a pretty popular singing group and my grandma (til this day) is known as the Queen of Quartet, so I traveled and my family was known in certain environments. But, the experiences at home, were very much so that of lower class. Anyway, college y'all, college. That's when I started in the life that would lead me to the life I live now. Without going to deep into it, I got with the wrong guys, I had a lot of sex. I graduated with a bachelor's degree, but didn't immediately get into a career. I lived like I didn't really know God, even though I was a faithful church goer. I continued to hook up with the wrong guys, because I was the wrong girl. In 2015, after this long stretch of a perverted lifestyle, unfulfilled career, financially losing, insecure and toxic, I gave the Lord my life. Whew, the next few years would be a JOURNEY! But, it's led me to the beautiful place of where I am now. A successful career, making over 6 figures, a growing real estate team, a stock portfolio, a homeowner (my parents never owned a home growing up), great credit score, successfully single, healed, in a very healthy relationship with myself, oh, and 6 YEARS CELIBATE!!! (inserts tears) More on me as the blog unfolds, let's talk about the what.
TIFFANIE T.: LIFE OF A NOT SO NATURAL BORN REALTOR & ENTREPRENEUR. This blog is for transparency, how to's, tips and motivation. You know the phrase, "natural born leader". Yeah, I'm that. But, I thought about it. What about those who are not so natural born in certain areas that they operate in? Then I realized that's me!! Leadership and things like speaking come easy to me. But, growing my real estate business and entrepreneurship has not been a cake walk. I don't have the work ethic to get up at 5 am and just make it happen all day. I have struggled. I still struggle. But, guess what, just like you read in The WHO, I still manage to get IT DONE! So, in this blog, I'm going to be real with you. Not instagram real (no pun intended). Not influencer real. Not paid to post real. I'm going to be real life real in hopes that you will be inspired to keep going and build that dream despite the areas you may not be "natural born" in, but were still called to operate in. YOU READY? Get ready for weekly blogs. If you're not much of a reader, subscribe to my YouTube channel. Majority of my blogs will become video content. Also, be sure to subscribe to my girlfriends email list so you're up on the latest.
Honestly, the why is pretty simple. But, then it unfolds into a few other things. I was prompted. Encouraging is literally apart of my dna, it's who God made me. So, here I am. Encouraging through transparency. But, then... after I gave my life to the Lord, I prayed and asked God to show me my identity. I found out through the word of God that I am the light of the world. That's who I am!! Did you know that my name Tiffanie means revelation of God? Girl, once I saw that, it immediately clicked that Tiffanie would be the name of the blog. It's all about the transformation available to us through the revelation of God in our lives. I don't think you understand just who and how valuable you are. But, don't worry girl. We're going to get there, together! Then, lastly, I realized so many voices are pulling us from so many places and not all of them are leading us to our own lane, our own space. Instead it's leading us to the crowd, to compromise and to copy. My why is to get you to see how much your very makeup, your calling, your difficulties all summed up are the perfect place for your dreams to come true. While we're here, let's talk about you!
Now, this is where you have to make a decision. One thing about me, is I'm not desperate or needy for followers, likes or girlfriends. As much as I'd love to connect with everyone, I know that everyone isn't for me and this blog isn't for everyone. If you're a woman who knows that you have very big dreams and desires in your heart, but you don't always see the way there, this blog is for you. If you're uninterested in the "lights, camera, action" motivation and tips and want encouragement and help from a genuine and transparent place, this blog is for you. If you want to grow your real estate business and ultimately any business, this blog is for you!! So, if you've decided that you're going to stick around, I need you to go to the website (www.tiffanieturrentine.com) and subscribe to my girlfriends email list. Then I need you to subscribe to my YouTube channel (Tiffanie T.). Lastly, I need you to make a commitment to yourself that just because you weren't naturally born with certain qualities, you won't give up searching and journeying to produce dream fulfilling results.
If this blog isn't for you, thank you so much for stopping by! I wish you all of the success this lifetime will yield you.
Love you, see you next week
Signed, Tiffanie T.,
not so NATURAL BORN