Wycliffe Reid is the founder & co-owner of Taking Bigger Steps and Equipment rental network. His fascination with technology began as a child playing video games, taking apart broken devices and other gadgets, and then evolved to acquiring more advanced tech devices as his interest, passions, and knowledge grew.
He pursued his career in tech by obtaining two degrees in Information Technology and working in the tech industry for over nine years before transitioning into project management and then education.
His father and grandfather were entrepreneurs and business owners, which also fascinated and inspired him to continue their legacy while defining his own and pursuing business ownership.
He started Taking Bigger Steps in 2019; to help the audience better navigate online spaces; they are a career and technology marketplace established to help grow your value with certified courses and unique technology tools.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/service.
Taking Bigger Steps is a cutting-edge career and technology marketplace to let you grow and add value to your profile with certified courses and unique technology tools. We focus on delivering resourceful and knowledgeable information with hosting companies and organizations on our online career marketplace that educate, enhance, and empower all who take action and thrive.
What inspired you to build the above product/service?
We were inspired to purchase the YoKart eCommerce platform & YoRent- online rental software products to provide a better UE/UI for users visiting our platform. We needed a robust online platform with a powerful infrastructure that offered multiple income streams and feature-rich options for optimizing user engagement.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Managing multiple businesses, parenthood, and keeping my eclectic schedule organized created timing and scheduling challenges the most for me. Researching, learning, trial & error, adapting, progressing, and repeating to nurture our business investments on top of an already hectic schedule has tested and stretched my capacity, adaptability, and capability as a business owner and person on many occasions.
How did you overcome initial mindset challenges?
I remind myself that all the challenges I’m going through are a part of the process and are not more significant than my purpose or progress. I take a moment and close my eyes, focus on my breathing, and recalibrate my thoughts to regain my psychological buoyancy when challenges arise.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
What is your life mantra?
Leave People & Places Better Than You Found Them.
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
- Google Analytics
- Adobe Scan
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
I mind map my weekly and daily objectives/tasks to help identify areas for improving my productivity.
Share any one habit that you wish to change in yourself.
Get a minimum of 6 hours of sleep each day.
What are your plans for the next 3 years?
To expand TBS brand exposure across the USA, Canada, & the Caribbean.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
I would pursue a career in aviation and become a pilot.
What are your top three gateway destinations?
Share a quote that inspires you the most?
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston S. Churchill