Good time management is an important factor when you’re an entrepreneur – every second has to count! There is always work to be done.
Passionate about helping others reach their maximum potential, Dr. Holland – Kornegay is an author, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur. She created Margaret’s Box as a way to honor her grandmother while also inspiring others to achieve their dreams.
Dr. Tasha enjoys studying people and understanding their perceptions toward life and their surrounding culture, which in turn cultivates her love of bringing problems to solutions and solutions to problems. It has always been a love affair of hers to help and work with people.
Dr. Holland – Kornegay is also the founder and owner of Our Treatment Center, PLLC. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Doctoral Degree in Counseling (Human Services) with a concentration in Family Intervention Strategies. She brings years of experience in the Mental Health field, and Management. She has an unmatched desire and passion for working with children, and families, of all backgrounds and ethnicities.
Dr. Holland – Kornegay has held the positions of: School Based Counselor for Wake County Public Schools, (NC). Executive Director for Oxford Manor Achievement School (Durham Public Housing-nonprofit); Program Coordinator for Communities in Schools (nonprofit); as well as working with inner city youth as Program Manager for Covenant House of New York City (nonprofit).
Dr. Holland – Kornegay is a proud Graduate of the North Carolina Public School System.
Where did the idea for Tasha Guru come from?
I speak with people of all ages and backgrounds relating to mental health. Through years of experience, I have become well versed with recognizing symptoms, while always striving to apply the correct diagnosis for all my patients.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
My day starts at 8:00 a.m. I have scheduled sessions up until 1pm. Generally, I have lunch from 1-2pm. Before I began my next rounds of sessions, I take part in my 15 minutes of mediation for the purpose of self care. Then I start my last round of sessions from 2:30-6pm.
How do you bring ideas to life?
By introducing ideas to solutions, and solutions to ideas.
What’s one trend that excites you?
Exercise Gear! I can’t help it!
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
Good time management. This is an important factor when you’re an entrepreneur- every second has to count! There is always work to be done.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Do not waste the time you are given, and Be patient.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
Most of my friends are non-vegan, so they don’t agree with my vegan lifestyle.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Read over contracts, don’t rush- read them several times. If you have questions, be sure to get answers before signing anything.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
Social Media!! Becoming comfortable with using the various SM platforms has surely help expand my reach. It’s easy to conform to using one platform, but learn as many as you can, so that you won’t miss your market. SM is the hangout spot!
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
Not sure if I would call them failures,as I have learned so much from the so called failures. Really, I would rather call them a “Learning Curve.”
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
Something social for toddlers. There’s a big space for toddler entertainment. It is a missed market. There are so many stay at home moms/dads, that are entrepreneurs, in need of a hang out spot. A place to get a little work done outside of the house while their toddlers are able to have some sort of organized, supervised play.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
I’m not a big spender. But I purchased a pair of Clarks. They are comfortable, and brown, which makes them easier to match when preparing my clothes for the week. It helps get me get out of the door faster.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive? How do you use it?
iCouch is a software that I use for tele-health. It enables me to see clients virtually. It also allows me to offer my clients options, with rescheduling during inclement weather, and unforeseen things that may cause schedule changes.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
“You are Special: Words of Wisdom for All Ages from a Beloved Neighbor” By Fred Rogers. This book is encouraging, gives food for thought, and lays the foundation for good living.
What is your favorite quote?
“Turn your can’t’s into can’s, and dreams into plans.” I recite this quote daily.
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