We had the good fortune of connecting with Tam Luc and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tam, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My parents were successful entrepreneurs and that is all I wanted to be. My mother was my biggest inspiration in that she raised three children as a single mom by starting a hair salon. At the time I thought she was a super hero and wanted to be just like her. She later remarried and encouraged my dad to start a business which became a very successful family business in the 80’s. All I wanted for my life was the freedom I saw they had…. So the struggle to figure out what it would take started many years ago… until I finally figured it out.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I started out like anyone else. I went to college, got a good job and was looking for happiness. The only thing that was different about me… I knew it wasn’t at that job. So for 17 years I tried many types of businesses. First it was real estate investing. I did well for a while until 2008, when i lost everything including my business, investment, husband… it was terrible. Then I found network marketing. I had early success but then I got so stuck because it wasn’t exactly what I was looking to do. At that point, I really had given up, thinking I wasn’t cut out for business or something. I was so discouraged. After talking to an amazing mentor, his wise words landed which got me back in the game to try again to find what I really wanted to do. Then my mom, my heart, my biggest cheerleader passed away. I was devastated. But it also shifted something in me… and I wrote my first book and that is when I found my voice and my message. All of that experience adds up to what I do today.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love the ethnic parts of the city and I think it adds to the richness of Los Angeles. I would take a visiting friend to each ethnic neighborhood such as Little Tokyo, K-Town, and Alvera St. I also would include the tourist attractions such as Hollywood and Highland, Santa Monica Promenade. I also like the beach cities such as Redondo Beach Pier, Santa Monica Pier and Hermosa Beach. There are so many great parts of LA and lots to do, we would definitely run out of week before we run out of attractions.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My mother. Judy Eaves. So thankful to have had you to watch my whole life.