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

Hi Slim, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
Growing up throughout high school and college, I was always active in extracurricular activities and athletics. So from a young age, I began a habit of trying to do everything, all the time. As I’ve gotten older, I have had to adjust my work-life balance significantly in order to remain afloat. I’ve learned that you cannot continually burn the wick at both ends and do everything all the time. Self care especially sleeping and your overall health is something that needs to be factored in when planning out your day. I feel like sometimes we grind so hard that we forget to tend to ourselves and that has made all the difference. Once I worked on making sure I allocate intentional time for self-care and became disciplined with my time to create, my work-life balance has been level.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
One thing that I am most proud of when it comes to my creative content is that I create digestible content for the average person. A highly unique characteristic shared across my platforms is that I have genuine regard for my supporters. I strive to share realistic information about how they can achieve their beauty wants and needs no matter where they are in life (financially or skill-wise). I’ve been on YouTube for about 5 years and it’s been a journey for sure. I didn’t enter this field expecting certain results so it was easy to freely create top-tier content. Over time, remaining consistent and staying relevant can be a challenge when the market is over-saturated but I firmly believe that what’s for you is for you and no one can take that from you. Whenever I have moments of doubt or lack of motivation, I go back and watch my old content to inspire me and remind me that I am more than capable of creating greatness because I’ve done it before. I want to world to know that your wants, dreams, and goals are achievable you just have to figure out how to make them a reality. Everything is not going to be a cakewalk, but as long as you put your best foot forward and extract the lessons learned from the challenges you face, you will be headed in the right direction.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Since it is a unique time in our history with us experiencing a whole pandemic, I think I would probably rent out a nice AirBnB and definitely have our fair share of game nights! Despite COVID, some of my favorite places to eat are Juicy Crab, Atlanta Breakfast Club, 55th and Park is 10/10 giving you all the brunch vibes and if you want a little razzle-dazzle Iron Age is a great environment with great food too! My friends and I bring life to any place we visit so I’m sure wherever we go it would be a great time! I love doing yoga at Woodruff Park, going to Top Golf as well as roaming the malls.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to my support system! My mom (Carmen), dad (Quincy) and sister (Chanel) as well as my grandparents! I also want to shoutout to my close friends (RaShon, Rutt, TomC, Winifer, Kristen, Renada) and highlight especially Marshaye, LaShay, Ashley, and Kyerra! Last but not least, all of my fellow content creators especially, Tiffany, Rayna, Alexus, Bev, Jaelen and so many more for pouring into me and always supporting each other. All of these people deserve significant credit for the roles they’ve played in my story. The unconditional support is unmatched by these individuals and I couldn’t thank them enough in regards to my appreciation for each one of them. Thank you for allowing me to shine a light on my tribe!

Website: www.slimreshae.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/slimreshae
Twitter: www.twitter.com/slimreshae
Facebook: www.facebook.com/slimreshae
Youtube: www.youtube.com/slimreshae
Other: www.youtube.com/uncutgemswithslim https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/uncut-gems-with-slim/id1524663431

Image Credits
LaShay Price Photography and Pixel Drop Entertainment – Kendric Lindsey

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