We had the good fortune of connecting with Tailiah Breon and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tailiah, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor to the success of my brand has been operating in a balanced marriage of Faith and Work Ethic. I have been challenged over the years in building a brand to learn the perfect recipe for continuous growth. My experiences have taught me that faith alone will not activate your vision and relying on your work ethic/ skill set alone will not get you to the finish line. The most important factors to my journey have been an equal partnership of knowing when t practice faith and when to push my work ethic.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
The biggest lesson I have learned thus far on this journey as a creative, is to establish EARLY what you are doing it for. Why do you create? I’ve learned that in getting to know myself, my boundaries and my motivations..I am more equipped to protect the integrity of my craft. My creative spirit remains healthier when my craft is not motivated by financial or public gain. You will preserve the opportunity to be at peace with your career, and however it unfolds and that you can be happy. I do believe that we all aim for more and for higher, setting career goals along the way. But I have learned that no goal should compromise your ability to have peace or joy. I believe that having goals and being at peace can live in the same space when the root of why you create is to impact.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
A week long trip with my best friend would look a lot like good food, great wine, conversation and lots of sun! I love scenic views for great conversation. We would probably spend a day downtown and let the day unfold with spontaneous adventures. Two Urban Licks is one of my FAVORITE restaurants, it is a must go. I’m all for site seeing, visiting museums, a bike trail or catching a movie. And ending the day on the rooftop for a wine down with music.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to shoutout my hometown, the city of Raleigh NC who raised me, for inspiring my journey. I want to also recognize my mentor, Derek Blanks for teaching me about the industry and the weight of carrying your own. Lastly, I’d like to honor my parents for standing with me when I took career paths that required great risk, they supported me and continued to encourage my growth.
BTS Photography by Kalea Holloway & Khalil W Poster Art by Tailiah Breon Editorial Photography by Tailiah Breon