We had the good fortune of connecting with Breea Mitchell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Breea, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
My Work Life balance is improving daily and is much better than it was when I started my business. In the beginning I thought I just had to stay up all night and run rapid daily to make my business successful. It was always like a race against the clock. Over time I realized that those practices only left me burnt out. I bein slowing down, getting rest and prioritizing family time and “Me” time. Actively changing my habits has dramatically improved my productivity and my business a whole. You mind is not working at its full potential if you are always drained.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
As a creative I am consistently learning to release the restrictions I place on myself in regards to my art. Like, caring what others think or being afraid to complete projects. Before I got to the place in my life where I was confident enough to use my art to start a business, I was afraid to show anyone my ideas. I was hesitant to expand on my creative desires. I am most proud of the fact that I am currently at a place in my life where I feel free to show my creativeness to the world. It was not an easy process. I missed out on a lot of opportunities because I was afraid to go for them. Through faith, prayer, family support and the realization that I wanted better for my life, I was able to release those fears. I want the world to know that everyday is a chance to improve. You have all the tools inside of you, look within.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Well, currently I don’t hang out as much as I use to, I’m still practicing some social distancing, but there are a lot of new spots popping up around the city. For a nice chill Friday night we would head to Cooper Cove in Buckhead, good food and good music. There are many restaurants to choose from to eat at like, Hattie B’s Chicken in Little Five Points or something more fancy like Atlanta Fish Market. There are cool places like Ponce City Market that has shops, food and cool games on the rooftop.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would love to dedicate my shoutout to my family and friends that have supported me through this journey. I have an amazing support system of parents, siblings, extended family and friends that have helped me to get to where I am today.
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