We had the good fortune of connecting with Tiana Glover and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tiana, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
Balance for me with work and life has been one of the hardest parts of my entrepreneurial journey as I still have a full-time job as well. It’s hard to have a personal life. When I’m not at my day job I’m headed home to clock into my dreams from at least 5pm til whenever I’ve hit my most uncreative hour from being tired. I have long days most being somewhere around 16-17 hour days so finding an even balance in life has changed since the beginning. When I think of balance now, it has evolved from not just having weekends off, but making sure I’m fulfilling self-care needs. Whether that’s meeting my core-values of family first or just a hour or two at the salon for a pedicure. Balance is ultimately what allows my sanity to find a happy place with reality.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Within my career what sets me apart from others is my unmatched creative edge that can’t be boxed in. I’ve learned in my industry that a lot of web designers don’t do graphic design or a lot of photographers only do photography. However, for me I found my niche being a one-stop creative solution for clients needing web design, branding and photography. It hasn’t been easy to effectively balance all as one person, but it has taught me value and that alone has helped me navigate through the challenges of knowing my load. Along the way in my career I have learned to communicate effectively and strategically to plan my on-board process to better prioritize my project load. When it comes to TG The Mogul, the one thing that my brand has made a core value is being faith-based and purpose driven.
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?
Honestly, I’m not the person to hang out much with my work load, but we would definitely check out downtown and find the best place for a drink with great food! Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Thomas Massey, has been an active mentor for me since I started my career journey in 2010. He has seen my growth and gave me my first internship in college. I would love to shout him out for his words of encouragement and unwavering support.
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