We had the good fortune of connecting with Kyra Mitchell Lewis and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kyra, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
When you’re living the 9 to 5 life simultaneously with the entrepreneur life, it can be hard to strike the perfect work-life balance. And, last year when I launched Glow Up, Gyrl, I was working every night after my corporate job and working all day and into the evenings on the weekend doing Glow Up, Gyrl business. While I enjoyed every moment of seeing my vision for Glow Up, Gyrl come to life, I also realized that I needed to create better balance even for something I absolutely love doing! We talk a lot about giving grace to others and I realized I needed to give myself that same grace that I so easily extended to others. I gave myself permission to take off one Saturday each month to rest and reset. It’s still hard because I’m tempted to work on small projects or check emails, but just as starting a business requires discipline, taking time to recharge requires it as well.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Glow Up, Gyrl is a community for women on a mission to live a balanced and purpose-filled life. We create curated content that provides a safe space for women to learn, share and connect as they work towards becoming their BEST self and truly glow up. I also host the Glow Up, Gyrl podcast where I am fortunate to be able to interview amazing people, who are doing amazing things and share their stories with the world. I recently launched Glow Getter University, Glow Up, Gyrl’s online learning community. that equips women with the content they need to create and live their best lives. Glow Getter University features two learning tracks: Entrepreneurship and The Evolution of You. From seminars and panel discussions with industry experts to downloadable resources, we’ve got you covered! GGU features two membership options: The Glow Up, Gyrl membership is a free account with access to our GGU community as well as tons of free resources including articles, affirmations, wallpaper, and more. Our Glow, Gyrl Glow membership option is a 19.99/month, subscription-based membership that offers access to the GGU community, free resources, plus, online courses from industry experts, monthly Glow Talk panel discussions, GGU instructor Q&A and more. I’m proud to be able to create a community for women that allows them the space to become the best versions of themselves.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Ponce City Market
South City Kitchen
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I am fortunate to have a great support system around me, which I’m super very thankful for. From my family to friends to great business partners, there are many amazing people who have supported and contributed to the success of Glow Up, Gyrl.
Other: Glow Getter University: www.ggu.