Can't wait to share this queen with all of you - meet this week's #wingwoman, Naomi Dumakor! Naomi has been in the salon business for the past 12 years; she's also an educator, a community builder, and a mom to two young girls. In our interview, Naomi shares how it's important to take care of yourself first so that you can take better care of others, how she discovered her purpose when she stopped trying to be like everyone else, and how she views friendships as a mirror into who you actually are. Continue reading to learn all about Naomi!
1. What makes you happy?
I love to solve problems, seeing others have break throughs, having break throughs, anything creative, and most importantly my children.
2. What advice would you give your younger self?
Learn who you are and what your voice is. Don’t be afraid to be different. Learn to ask for help, learn to take care of yourself first so you can truly help others and attract wholeness in your life. 3. If you could magically solve one problem in the world, what would that be?
Purpose, people fully living in their purpose and having a deep love for who they were created to be.
4. How did you find your purpose?
I found my purpose when I stopped trying to be like everyone else and began to recognize the things that made me unique, this ultimately lead me to the people I wanted to serve.
5. What is your biggest pain point in building relationships?
What has robbed me of authentic friendships was this feeling of needing to please, the feeling of being accepted, and trying so hard to avoid rejection. These fears would make me bend and mold and conform to what I thought people wanted. I wasn’t really being fully myself. It would lead me to having friendships out of guilt and not out of purpose.
6. What have you learned from past friendships that didn't work out?
I learned that friends don’t dictate your worth, we are all growing and changing, and that sometimes people are in your life for a season, and sometimes it’s longer. Friendships are also a mirror into who you are and there are usually lessons you learn about yourself when friendships don’t work out.
7. Who are your SHEros (AKA female heroes)?
Classic, Oprah Winfrey, Brene Brown, Sarah Nicole...I love the vulnerability and openness to share through their pain.
8. What podcasts/books are you listening/reading right now?
Mostly business podcasts like Brendon Burchard, Russell Brunson, Mindset, and Sarah Jakes Roberts
9. Where can we find you?
You can find me for Hair @follicle.studio
For inspiration @xonaomilee
For Community facebook @bourne.creator