KISH: Tell us about you.
As a Social Entrepreneur and Purpose Driven Influencer and the Founder/CEO of The Perfect Timing Org and Live Your Future Educated – LYFE; I have been ushering in a new generation of young influencers, celebrities, innovators, and nonprofits on social impact projects by offering a safe platform for them to share and bring youth positivity to topics of kid empowerment, social justice, and personal development through inspiring stories on an international platform. In April 2020, during the pandemic, I was challenged by my mother to create a platform that served the youth in the community after the growing limitations of youth social platforms. That is when it all began! I took time to brainstorm and develop a social media platform for GEN Z that is cultivating and inclusive and thus Perfect Timing Podcast was established. A non-profit business that is on a mission for young innovators, entrepreneurs, scholars, authors, activists, and public speakers to share how they took risks to build a business that they could thrive in while making an impact on the world by uplifting and empowering youth in schools and communities with tools to improve themselves by believing that they can overcome all obstacles. It’s been an incredibly rewarding experience for me as I’ve learned so much about myself and others.
KISH: What is your dream and how will accomplishing your dream benefit you and others?
Sydnie: My dream is to bless the world by stretching my platform to an in person studio and build partnerships with sponsors who support young aspiring entrepreneurs like McDonalds, Chick-fil-A, Verizon, Microsoft, Amazon, and H&M who inspire young leaders like me to believe they can be all that they want to be. I plan to continue to connect with mentors who meet me where I am and give me the tools I need to grow and share with my peers. I will be fulfilled in my passion for helping others and as my platform grows, it will introduce more people to the work that I’ve done and continue to do.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to pursue this dream?
Sydnie: It was my mother who inspired me to embrace and love myself in all fashions. She afforded me opportunities that I never would’ve tapped into because of the insecurities I carried as a kid. I was a perfectionist and I thought that I was never good enough, I had to redirect that negative thinking and believe that I AM WHO AM and if “I could be for me than who can be against me?” says the Lord. The state of our world in recent years has also inspired me to pursue this dream in helping others. As the world shut down because of the pandemic that simultaneously brought about civil justice protests and other worldly matters, I heard a cry for help from my generation and realized that there needs to be a place for our voices to be heard and our feelings validated.
KISH: What challenges have you encountered while pursuing your dream?
Sydnie: I’ve faced many challenges as a new business owner from securing sponsorship to equipment and lack of accessibility to discover potential guests, but what I had to understand is that with every success there are growing pains. The advice that I would give to any young entrepreneur is to do your homework and plan so that if you are faced with hiccups on the road, you have margin to adjust and move on without stopping. My biggest lesson learned is that when I fall, I have to get back up. Never let your loss stop your growth and keep pushing forward even when you can’t see what’s in front of you. I’ve also struggled with burnout. Taking on so many responsibilities does have a huge impact on my physical and mental state, so I’ve had to learn to give myself grace and take things one step at a time.
For every experience, there is a lesson, and if I can open the door and make an impact for one then they will open the door for another.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to keep pushing regardless of the challenges you’ve encountered?
Sydnie: My peers and Perfect Timing guests inspire me to keep pushing because they value my mission and allow me the space to grow. I’m a reflection of those who came before me and if I don’t show up to inspire others than we will never move forward. I live by this mantra: Do not fear failure, but be terrified of regret. If I can activate one dream of others, then I’m keeping the flame ignited.
KISH: Please provide final thoughts/advice for others by finishing this sentence…
Sydnie: Dream like there’s no tomorrow and act as if nothing can hold you back.
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