Fadrea Thomas is a 25-year-old mother of two and the owner of Pink Paradise Co., an online clothing boutique for women that wants to set trends while encouraging the protection of women. In addition to the apparel in the boutique, Pink Paradise sells self-defense keychains for women’s safety. Fadrea is also the author of an ebook, “Affirmations For Success,” which taps into spirituality and manifestation. The ebook is printable and has pages for its readers to manifest their own success. “I’m a woman of God first, mom second, and business owner third.”
Kynniah Rodriguez (KR): How did you come up with the name of your company?
Fadrea Thomas (FT): Pink is my favorite color. Paradise means the state of consciousness. Since I’m very into manifestation and speaking life, I figured this name is perfect for my company.
Kynniah Rodriguez (KR): How do you balance your personal life and your work life?
Fadrea Thomas (FT): I meditate and stay true to myself. I know when I’m overworking myself and I know when I need to push harder. Meditation has helped me become a better woman, mom, and business owner. I have to meditate to stay focused, especially because things can get overwhelming at times when trying to balance them all.
Kynniah Rodriguez (KR): What are some mistakes that you learned from?
Fadrea Thomas (FT): I wish I would’ve invested into a mentor sooner. Many people feel as though in business they don’t need a mentor but, for me, it’s imperative for my business. My mentor is not only there to keep me on track, but to push me to greater lengths that I never even imagined.
Kynniah Rodriguez (KR): What are three tips that you can give to someone who wants to start a business?
Fadrea Thomas (FT): 1. Practice self-discipline 2. Focus on your own business 3. Stay consistent
Kynniah Rodriguez (KR): If you had a magic stick, what are three things you would change in the world?
Fadrea Thomas (FT): If I had a magic stick, I would change racism and police brutality, the idea that manifestation isn’t real, and the educational system.
Kynniah Rodriguez (KR): What are your goals for 2020?
Fadrea Thomas (FT): I only have one and that’s to become a better me. I know if I become a better me, change my thinking, my actions, and words, then that will ultimately change everything around me to greater heights. If I am one with myself and God, then whatever I touch is already Gold.
Kynniah Rodriguez (KR): What’s a quote that you stand by?
Fadrea Thomas (FT): “You are only confined by the walls you build around yourself.”
Kynniah Rodriguez (KR): According to you, what is your greatest strength and what is something you need to work on?
Fadrea Thomas (FT): My greatest strength would be my ability to uplift and encourage others. I give amazing inspirational speeches. I would say I need to work on being a better listener. Being able to listen to understand instead of listening to respond.
Kynniah Rodriguez (KR): Who is your inspiration?
Fadrea Thomas (FT): Kendra Cooksey & BankRoll Freddie are my biggest inspirations. They come from the same the state and it’s inspiring to see the things one can accomplish if you put your mind to it.