We had the good fortune of connecting with Carter Cofield and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Carter, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Well my thought process was simple. We all have two choices; make a living or design a life. I was unhappy at my current employer and wanted to take life into my own hands and design the life that I deserved.
What should our readers know about your business?
So my business “Cofield’s Concepts” is a digital education business geared towards educating black people about money, business, and taxes. The reason I decided to launch this business is because of the HUGE wealth gap that minorities have and I believe it all starts with a lack of education. Now, I wish I could say that this business was easy to start but nothing worth having ever is lol.
The biggest challenge I faced when starting my business was getting over the massive imposter syndrome that I faced. You see, I lost both of my parents in highschool and I’ve been suffering from identity and confidence issues since it happend. I knew I was smart but was I really smart enough to educate the masses? Was I good enough to impact and educate thousands of people? In order to get over this imposter syndrome I have to turn inward and focus on educating myself more. And the more I learned, the more confident I became. So I want everyone who’s ever suffered from this to realize that they are enough and they need to begin to trust themselves and that confidence comes from deep learning.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Wow…where do I start? Well I have to give alot of credit to reading books. Once I read the book “Rich Dad Poor Dad”, I had a completely different look on life. I understood that we all have a choice to take our life into our own hands and if we don’t someone else will. Outside of reading, I’d have to give thanks to the amazing mentors that I have in my life. My mentors gave me insight when I couldn’t see nor predict the future that lied ahead. Last but certainly not least, I’d have to thank my supportive family members for giving me the love and encouragement I need when starting out on my entrepreneurship journey.