By Tamara Washington
Great, fantastic and AMAZING day, world!! I am more than excited to take my place on this platform and excel on the Be Well Network. Even more than that, I am elated to provide insight on the topic of Collaborative Economics being TODAY’s new currency!!
I am Tamara Washington; a wife, a mother of five children—ages 23, 20, 13, 11 and 9; a grandmother to a four-year-old, and a serial entrepreneur of not one, but 5 businesses. Today I have chosen my newly established business, Not Your Ordinary Mom (N.Y.O.M) to help me break down the value of collaborative economics.
NYOM was derived from the very nature of this topic.
You see, we know that individually we can achieve many great things; but when we join forces with like-minded individuals working with energy and in synergy toward a common goal, that is what will change the game; which in turn leaves greater imprints and changes in the world!
Life as a mom and a wife and an entrepreneur was quite a juggling act. It wasn't until 2019, that I experienced the perfect storm of my son going to college and not knowing where to start for grants.
I found myself hustling with 4 jobs to ensure that he was good. I cried taking that loan out because I felt like I should have been prepared. I thought hustling was enough and I never thought to ask for help.
A parent at the school whose two sons previously graduated was quite savvy and showed me the ropes of how to research and secure scholarships. After growing through that entire experience, I began to brainstorm how I could pay it forward and help someone else to be better equipped—not just with pre-college information, but for all of the struggles, successes, and failures that I had endured and valued as it pertained to business and entrepreneurship.
Not Your Ordinary Mom LLC, is an organization for Boss Moms and women. Whether an entrepreneur, a wife, a mother, or all of the above...these individuals will benefit from our consortium. I know that today's collaboration is today's new currency and that our network is our net worth. Women that join NYOM will hear from awesome, powerhouse individuals as it pertains to health, wealth, family, and fun. I assist individuals through one-on-one coaching and mentorship to GROW through the obstacles in life that they may go through. We offer free membership, platforms to access opportunities to start their entrepreneurial journey, support from other like-minded bosses, and a way to connect on all things relative. The collaboration is that individuals from my current business pertaining to travel and health & wellness lend their voices on my website, which allow them to gain exposure and support to their other platforms. We all help one another not only in making money together but in spending money together.
There is something to be said when we come together in numbers, aligning networks, earning and investing together; then turning around to reach for the hands of those individuals who are hungry for the knowledge to achieve and accomplish the same. That something is SUCCESS. There is no person too old or young that will not benefit from collaborative efforts! The ability to pool resources and share them, to bring together individuals from different walks of life, to pour into the masses and to cheer for one another as milestones are accomplished, is exactly what I visualize when I hear the words, COLLABORATIVE ECONOMICS. It is this very initiative that is going to make all the difference in our communities for generations to come.
So Cheers in advance to this new Currency of Collaborative Economics… I am so here and ready for it!!
Tamara Washington CEO of Not Your Ordinary Mom