We had the good fortune of connecting with Linda Dominique Grosvenor-Holland and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Linda, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The success of my brand Six Figure Your Passion® came through time management and consistency. When juggling household chores, raising a child, trying to fit a day job, college courses and a spouse into your life in a way that leaves nothing lacking–it can be challenging if time isn’t managed properly. For me I’ve learned to tap into my peak performance time to get the high priority tasks completed so that my “To Do” list isn’t rolling over to the next day—every day. I’ve also learned that a huge part of being successful is being consistent and showing up even on days when you aren’t sure you can give 100%.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Six Figure Your Passion® is a labor of love. I used to be a single struggling Mom who barely made $498 every two weeks–now I’m a sought after passive income coach that’s been featured on The Today Show and featured in magazines like Modern Bride and More Magazine. I teach passive income and wealth because I know what broke feels like. In response to a magazine article one summer, a letter to the editor took on a personal mission of its own. I spent every day on my lunch hour crafting a response. One page turned into ten and ended up becoming my first published book. My book ended up netting me six figures, inking me a subsequent 2-book deal with a major New York publisher, a national book tour and thrust me into full blown entrepreneurship and ultimately coaching. Many moms I’ve met have asked me how I found the time to write a book or how they can do what they love without feeling like they’re missing the most critical moments of their children’s lives. My best advice for those who want to pursue passion without compromising family time is find your PASSION and PACKAGE it in the most efficient way that doesn’t require you to babysit it–and that’s what I teach other entrepreneurs to do. Whether it’s a book, a product they create and bottle in their kitchen or a service–learning to use tools like social media and build momentum are very effective ways to grow something you’ve only dreamed of (or consider a hobby) into something great without feeling like its consuming your entire life.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If I had a friend visiting the coast of North Carolina I would go on an outing to the Outer Banks. The Outer Banks is 100 miles of beach and seaside villages and is considered a reprieve from overcrowded vacation spots. The Outer Banks (also known as the OBX) is also home to the tallest brick lighthouse in Cape Hatteras. I would definitely visit the lighthouse and stroll through the Elizabethan Gardens. There are also over 100 “fresh catch” restaurants in the OBX from Duck to Hatteras to Roanoke Island that offer fresh seafood (so we’d never run out of options) and I’m particularly fond of the Sugar Shack Fish Market, But we’re not limited to that—there are also amazing Italian restaurants, seaside bistros and unique pizza shops like American Pie that also offers seasonal homemade ice cream. My favorite breakfast spot is Stack “Em High–and I love it there because their waffles are always topped with strawberries and are SO fresh. There’s a quaint spot my husband and I love that serves thee best corn chowder–it’s called Rooster’s Southern Kitchen. When it comes to burgers–it’s a little retro, but I love the vibe, Big Al’s Soda Fountain and Grill hands down. We can literally even go fly a kite at Kitty Hawk Kites afterwards. I think some kind of activity would be necessary to burn off the calories.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I am truly thankful to my husband Calvin for his constant support. No matter what I launch he’s there encouraging me and giving me his approval and hugs. I’m grateful for my son too–because he’s the reason why I decided to launch out and do something so contrary to the society norm. I also appreciate “mentor in my head” Daymond John–he allowed me to see that no matter where you’re from, or how you start, with hard work and “favor”–you can make it BIG! I also want to thank all of my clients who trust me daily with helping them build their brands. We’re all in this together.