Rashidah Ali recently spoke with Black Enterprise at her shoe launch event in NYC to discuss the inspiration for her line, the challenges she faced starting it and what to expect on the upcoming season of the show. Check out the interview below:
How have you been balancing filming Love & Hip-Hop and managing your shoe line?
Rashidah Ali: I’m a hustler by nature, that’s what I do so I’m not going to pretend like I’m so exhausted by it. I love waking up every morning to do what I do. It’s great.
So what’s next on your plan?
I have my spring collection for the summer, which is crazy. I’m so excited. I have some amazing styles coming out for the spring, and I feel like every season I will always be on my tiptoes because it’s something you got to stay on top of.
Any tips for entrepreneurs?
Focus on your goal. I think it’s so easy to get sidetracked in this loopy industry that we’re in. As cliché and as corny as it sounds, I think it’s important to go to bed, get your rest and wake up early with a plan. I never go to bed without writing my to-do list for the next day. If I don’t see what it is I have to do, I don’t know if I accomplished it or not. So write your goals, make them visible, check them off as you go and keep focus on the target… read the full interview over at BlackEnterprise.com