K.I.S.H. Magazine Exclusive Interview with World-Changer LaTalya Palmer
KISH: Tell us about you..
LP: I am woman determined to stay on purpose and win! I have four amazing children, the Founder of “IGNITE! Your Success Learning Academy- Personal Growth for Single Moms” and Author of “IGNITE! The Single Mother’s Guide to Success, Sensuality and Igniting Your Dreams”. I am a Certified Life Coach, Certified Trainer and Author helping women rebuild their confidence and provide them the tools to ignite their dreams after life set-backs. I am also speaker that inspires others to ignite their innate ability to manifest their dreams no matter what life brings. I love to teach and share. It’s a gift that was almost dimmed but I learned to nurture and grow in it. I love vibrance, laughter, and creating joyful moments. I believe that there is good in life no matter what it looks like. There’s always something to smile about and be grateful for.
KISH: What is your dream and how will accomplishing your dream benefit you and others?
LP: My dream is to create multiple platforms to serve single mothers in winning at achieving their life goals while raising their children. It will benefit the mothers who feel like their dreams are lost in the day to day responsibility of raising their children. Accomplishing my dream will bring life to the dreams of the single mothers who feel drained and uninspired. My dream will restore hope in the single mother who put her dreams on the back burner to help her children accomplish their goals. The fulfillment of my dream will help rebuild the confidence in the single mother who feels like a failure because of the turns her life took. Ultimately, achieving my goals will help single mothers be that powerful model in their children’s life. Through their life, their children will learn to fight for their dreams and never give up!
KISH: Who or what inspired you to pursue this dream?
LP: My mother inspired me so much and becoming a mother inspired me even more. Watching my mother struggle as a single mother and then transitioning into single motherhood myself motivated me to find a way to succeed in life in spite of the hardship. It was important for me to live out my dreams and achieve my goals while my children are watching because I have to be a positive model for them. I want them to know that that it is never okay to give up. Too many people prayed, fought and worked really hard for us to have the opportunities that we have today. It is each generation’s duty to get better, to grow and evolve. I also became obsessed with implementing and documenting tools that other single mothers can use to empower themselves on their journey.
KISH: What challenges have you encountered while pursuing your dream?
LP: I’ve encountered divorce; transitioning into single motherhood; loss of a home; loss of my mother; a fight with a rare and highly aggressive breast cancer, highly toxic doses of chemotherapy; multiple surgeries and witnessing my sister suffer through her own fight with breast cancer.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to keep pushing regardless of the challenges you’ve encountered?
LP: I have so many inspirations. My siblings, aunts and close friends. However, my children were my biggest inspiration. During the multiple hardships that we experienced, I had to look in
their face every day and know that they were depending on me. They showed such strength, grace, patience and support. They stayed focused in school and home. It felt like their belief in me strengthened my belief in myself. Losing was not/is not an option.
KISH: Please provide final thoughts/advice for others by finishing this sentence… dream.
LP: Dream as big as you can, even if you don’t believe in it at first. It was planted in you for a reason. Meditate on your dream, pray on your dream, nurture your dream-it will come alive! Once manifested, it will bless you and so many others!
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