Sabrina Wright on Architecting a Life You Love
A Southern belle by nature, Sabrina was raised with a solid foundation by entrepreneurial parents. At the age of 17, Sabrina left home and hit the streets of Atlanta learning some lifetime lessons. She became a mother and her daughter changed her life. She is now an author, serial entrepreneur, wife, and committed lifestyle architect that believes in helping people follow their passions.
What has helped shape you into the woman that you are today?
My family. I grew up in a two-parent home with entrepreneurial parents. My father was a brick mason and my mother was a successful salon owner. At the age of 17, I left the house and made some life decisions.
Though I left home, my solid upbringing in the church truly molded me. Overall, I can honestly say my family and life experiences itself have helped shape me into the woman that I am today.
What has been your most memorable challenge?
Having my daughter at a young age was the most memorable challenge. I was a single mother and her father went to prison. She became my why that motivated me to become the best version of myself so that I could be a role modeI to my daughter. I’m thankful that I have the opportunity that allows me time with my daughter because she is my biggest joy.
What is your favorite quote or mantra to live by?
I live by the scripture Jeremiah 29:11. The scripture talks about how God has plans to prosper you and bring you peace. No matter what you are going through, God is molding you towards your destiny. God has plans to give you abundant living and I really live by Jeremiah 29:11 because I know that everything is working out for my good.
What is a lifestyle architect and how would you describe your life?
I’m a wife, author, entrepreneur, and lifestyle architect. A lifestyle architect is a person who plans, builds, and profits their vision and lifestyle. I help people cash in on their passion. I also have multiple businesses ranging from moving companies, healthy living and weight-loss, and property. I’m a real Southern Belle, family woman that believes in having multiple streams of income and enjoys life.
How do you balance your personal and business life?
One of the things that I love about being a serial entrepreneur is the power of leverage. I love the word leverage. I’ve learned how to let my money work for me instead of against me. This has provided me more time in areas such as my family. I don’t believe you are truly experiencing freedom if you are working 24 hours a day. It’s very easy to balance personal and business through leverage and avoiding micromanagement. I have a few millionaire friends and they teach me how to make money in my sleep. They tell me it’s better to have 10% of 10 businesses versus having 100% in one business. With multiple streams of income, I’m able to leverage my time and other people.
A lot of people think in order for you to make money, you have to have money. Do you believe in this philosophy?
Absolutely not. This thinking and belief limits people. You will never be able to start a business with that mindset. I really believe you get what you focus on.
In order to make money, it doesn’t have to require your money. People know how to beg and barter but don’t want to leverage other people who have the tools to properly invest in you.
You have to position yourself with the right people and get out of that mindset. Instead take on a different perspective to make money work for you. You have to educate yourself with different people in different circles. You have to get around people who make you feel uncomfortable. When you get around people that make you feel uncomfortable, you are going to do one or two things: evolve and get on their level or go back to your group of friends who make you feel comfortable.
I’m the person who isn’t afraid to be around people that make me feel uncomfortable. I humble myself and learn from business experts so I can win.
What has been your biggest fear and how have you conquered it?
When I create these business plans, my biggest fear is that they won’t be profitable. You never know if it’s going to work and it involves a risk. Most people’s biggest fear is investing thousands of dollars into a business that isn’t profitable. The truth of the matter is it might not work and you might lose your money. I think that is the biggest fear all entrepreneurs have and the only way to conquer that fear is just to do it.
What is your advice to aspiring entrepreneurs?
My advice is to find a coach that you like, trust, and that you can be yourself around. I’m really strong in the bible and I love Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” My advice is to really believe in yourself and partner with people who are experts in their field. Spend your time wisely with the people who have what you want. Also cut off ties with people who do not need to be in your life. You can’t help anyone until you can first help yourself. Position yourself to win and you will win.
What are your future endeavors?
I really want to open a non-profit organization called P.R.A.Y. which stands for Pretty Real Ambitious Young Women. I want to have a support system for young women desiring to be entrepreneurs. My non-profit will also further help support these women with housing, educational tools and other resources to help tackle their passions.
To get in contact with Sabrina Wright, you can find her at IG, @_sabrinawright and at her website, www.sabrinawright.net.