Toni Jo is a creative writer/poet/author who is an advocate for living for Christ. A lot of times we allow life to happen to us or we may allow our circumstances to dictate who we will become. Toni Jo believes that we are intricate works of creation born for a purpose. With her writing, Toni wants to encourage others to explore their purpose and to find their peace through a forever growing relationship with God. Toni Jo self-published her first book of poetry, The Ethereal Disarray of an Inhabitant of October; Libra Edition through L Publications; Eric Spann. Her second collection of poetry, Sunset Flips to Morning Glory has been published through Xulon Press Elite and can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Books-A-Million.
LM: Tell me a little bit about yourself.
TJ: I am an author and poet. I write about anything that comes to mind really. The majority of my writings are Christ-centered as I am Christ oriented with my Christ-given gifts.
LM: Tell us about your business.
TJ: I have a blog, an IG page, a YouTube, a Twitter, and a book currently out on Amazon.com. My business is the promotion of Christ filled encouragement and practical living. I want to help fill the space between who I used to be and who I will become.
LM: What prompted you to start your business?
TJ: My faith helped prompted me to begin the blog and the slew of other pages. I already have the blog spot for my poetry in 2007 but when I began to dig deeper into my faith I revamped.
LM: Have you always aspired to be an entrepreneur? Why or why not?
TJ: I have always been inspired to write. I have always wanted to encourage others. I’ve just finally worked out how that should look for my everyday life.
LM: What’s the best part of being an entrepreneur?
TJ: Being creatively free.
LM: What’s the worst part of being an entrepreneur?
TJ: Having to hold yourself accountable.
LM: Who’s your inspiration?
TJ: I cannot pinpoint one person in particular. God has blessed me to be surrounded by so many different types of creatives.
LM: List some of your greatest achievements
TJ: Sunset Flips to Morning Glory by Toni Jo
Being a mother
Working in part of my purpose by teaching.
LM: Name a time when things didn’t go right. What happened and how did you get past it?
TJ: I had a performance recently and I forgot half my poem. I trusted God and He spoke through me. He filled in the gaps. And no one noticed.
LM: Where do you see your business in 3 years?
TJ: I see myself being able to reach out to millions of people showing them who God is and how He works in each of our lives.
LM: What advice would you give a new entrepreneur?
TJ: Find your peace and foundation and keep pushing through.