We had the good fortune of connecting with Renita Smith and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Renita, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking.
I don’t think about risk at all. I just do whatever is set on my mind to do. What’s a risk if it is not done? It’s just a thought about thing and I don’t have time for things undone. Risk have played ever part in my life. It’s waking up daily and placing one foot forward than the day before. I see it like this…everything in life someone have wanted to do or have thought about doing. Let it be you. What is your hold? Jump!
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
There are so many layers to me but I am known for the lady with big heart for children and the Explosive drinks. I am the owner of Drinks by Explosive, LLC and I am most proud that I took the risk and I’m excited about it’s growth. The road was not easy but I am because I don’t believe in giving up. I overcame every challenge with prayer and positive environments. It’s so important to have liked-minded people around you. I’ve learned that every lesson learned pushes you closer to your destination. The problem comes when we get stuck in the lesson. I want the world to know that you are your brand before your brand becomes itself. So be you and let the rest follow. My story is still unfolding
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would definitely take them to one of our beaches because what’s a visit to California without seeing the water. I’m not a fan of eating out but we have to hit up somewhere it would be Trap Kitchen, Taco Mell, The bleu Truck, and something from Stellar Professionals food services. Basically, all thing entrepreneur. The drinks all me (DBE) and probably a few museums. So many places but honestly I’d rather be home. Lol
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have a story that is still being written but along the way there have been numerous of people who have pushed me to greater. My Father for starting me off, my Mother for continuing to carry the torch, my Oldest Brother for loving and praying for and with me, my sister April who deals with my foolishness daily, my sister circle, and my host of nieces and nephews. That’s to name a few but without them I would not be.
Renita Dominique Sonia