We had the good fortune of connecting with Quiy Speaks and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Quiy, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
I used to believe that work-life balance actually existed, it doesn’t. So what’s changed over the years was my perception on what I thought to be a “healthy balance” of my personal and professional lives. What I’ve come to find out, how you are with one thing, is how you are with everything. Hard to believe right? It’s true! If you are irresponsible with your personal finances, it is highly unlikely that you can consistently be more responsible with your business finances. The closest you can get to an actual “work-life balance” is elite communication skills! How you communicate with loved ones, peers, mentors and managers with the inner workings of your life as it pertains to that moment can either take you very far, or stop you dead in your tracks.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
In the words of Les Brown, ” if you do what is easy, your life will be hard; if you do what is hard, your life will be easy.” This couldn’t have summed up my experience as an entrepreneur any better. One thing about myself that has help me stand out in many work environments amongst my peers and colleagues, it’s my ability to CONSISTENTLY challenge the status quo. It’s my natural tendency to do the work that others do want to because it’s “too hard” is what enabled me to sharpen my strengths and highlight my weaknesses (so I could grow in my areas of weakness).

With my experience in Sales and Leadership Development, I could create a couple courses and sell them on the internet like 90% of people on social media now a days but naturally I’m a “giver”. Instead, I find the value of my time by cultivating relationships and finding ways I can add value to the next person and their business.

Just some word of advice to all of my aspiring leaders and high performers, strive to read a minimum of a book/month. The impact of picking up a book that you actually picked out is indescribable but I’ll attempt anyway with an original quote: “Everything you create, you create it twice; first mentally, then physically.”

Something about a book really FILLS your creativity gas tank!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The Beltline is my SPOT! It’s not often will you find me at a lounge, bar or club, instead I find a day of activities a better experience of the city. When my friends come to visit we are going to explore with some nature walks/hikes: Sweet Water Creek, Roswell Mill Club, Vickery Creek, Kennesaw Mountain, Stone Mountain.

Of course will work up an appetite so the next move is the Beltline, where everyone will have a plethora of options to choose from for food and drinks. You can eat, grab drinks, walk around and people watch, there’s often live music when the weather permits, not too mention those electric scooters and bikes you’ll see everyone zooming past on.

Call me an old soul, but this is literally how my friends and I get down lol

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My mom, dad, sister and wife, all have played crucial roles in my support system. They have supported my numerous endeavors, one including quitting my job to explore entrepreneurship. Without their positivity in times when most would rather be “over critical”, I wouldn’t have the peace of mind needed to achieve.

I’d also like to pay homage to the countless listeners of my podcast “The Million Dollar Mind Podcast.” Not only do they tune in consistently, twice a week, but they provide such valuable feedback which gives me so many ideas in terms of the direction of the show! Since our first episode back in May 2020, we’ve touched listeners in 29 different countries, and guests representing at least 5 of those countries!

Website: www.quiyspeaks.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/quiy.speaks

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/4thmistercheyney

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvQg-wP37XHozEx2-d5tDw

Other: www.instagram.com/themdm_pod

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