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LaTryce (luh-treese) Anderson was born in Manchester, England and adopted by an African American military family. She spent her early childhood in Northern England and Kaiserslautern, Germany while traveling to different countries across Europe. Her sports career began with cheerleading in England at age four and she began training in modern dance, ballet, gymnastics and a coed baseball team often winning 1st and 2nd places. She is currently the only female representing her karate order, International Redwood Combat Shotokan Karate Do, in international karate competitions. She's an amazing single mother, pastor, counselor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, motivational speaker, author, travel blogger, certified international travel agent, an international travel advisor, event planner, a contributing writer, and the Chief Creative Designer for STANDARDMag.
STANDARD: In creating your own lane in history, what did you do to keep yourself motivated?
LaTRYCE: For me to answer your question, I would have to provide background about my life. Growing up in an active household, I noticed my parents have what I like to call Activity ADHD. My father and mother were involved in at least 4 different activities in addition to both having full-time jobs. My father was a high ranking military officer in the United States Air Force. He was the one who on the GI team who shut down the military bases for inspection. He was also a semi-pro football player, a fast-pitch baseball catcher, he sang tenor, and built classic cars from the ground up. My mother was a registered nurse, the president of the United Kingdom Gospel Association, a choir director, she sang soprano, and played piano. Both of my parents were active leaders at every church we attended in our travels. With this in mind, you can imagine how active my brother I were growing up. From scouts to singing to soccer. If you can think it - we probably did it. My parents - they never let anyone say, "I can't," in our home. It was not in our vocabulary, so, it was instilled in me that I can do anything I want in life. It's this philosophy that has made me stubborn and keeps me motivated. I abandoned things I did not want to do because I could. I played piano, played clarinet, competed in 7 different sports because I could. And it's because I can do so many things that I do everything I do now. Knowing that I can do all things is my motivation. If something doesn't work out, I move forward and don't look back, all because I know that I can. That is motivating in and of itself!
STANDARD: In all the professions you could have chosen, why Travel and counseling Services?
LaTRYCE: I should begin by clarifying that I didn't chose counseling or travel, they chose me. Rather God gave me a life that showed me the way I would go when I got old and I have not departed from it. My biological mother traveled to England to have me, I was adopted into a military family who moved every 2 to 3 years, traveled annually with my family when we moved back to the United States, traveled while in university, and still travel to this day. Travel is my life and my desire is to show the world to everyone. Regarding counseling, this falls in-line with my spiritual calling, God gave me a heart for souls and it's not something I can escape or ignore. It's a desire that won't leave my mind or my spirit. I'm a vessel for the Lord and there's a simple joy that comes from seeing the mental lightbulb light up when someone gains enlightenment from a session with me. It's a blessing to be a blessing to others.
STANDARD: While searching for the perfect name to call your business, what initiated the name "LaTryce Anderson Enterprise?"
LaTRYCE: Wonderful question! While attending university, I studied the careers of amazing people and noticed they all had their name on something; a building, a book, a statue, a street, a school, they left their mark so that when they passed on their works would not be forgotten. I wanted to provide a map and leave a legacy so if my family loses their way, they can look at what I have left behind and remember who they are and press forward to their destiny - knowing they can achieve anything if they don't give up.
STANDARD: What is an of the important take away many of your clients will gain from their experience in doing business with LaTryce Anderson Enterprise?
LaTRYCE: The biggest takeaway is my genuine concern for their well-being and enjoyment. My heart is to serve and help as many people as I can. Granted, this means I lose commission at times, but that's ok because I don't do this for the money. God is my source and He always provides so I do what I do the way I know to do it. This leaves a smile on their face and confidence/trust in their hearts. When I focus on connecting, commissions come on their own.
STANDARD: Lastly, every person symbolizes something, and every Legacy leaves a message; when everything is said and done, what would your Legacy message leave and symbolize?
LaTRYCE: The legacy I leave behind is something that my daughters recently told me on my birthday. They said, "Mom, you are our hero without a cape! You never ask us to do something you are not willing to do!" They went on to explain that I have always been a consistent example for them, even leaving my ex-husband to protect them. So my legacy is never be a hypocrit. Don't ask others to do what you, yourself, are not willing to do. Be the exception and a life of integrity most don't have the will or courage to live!
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