Tiffany: My name is Tiffany Lymon and I am a development coach. Specifically I help women develop their ideas into businesses, programs and plans that help them fulfill their economic, personal and spiritual goals. I accomplish this through my two businesses – Mind Over Money, LLC and The Lymon Financial Group.
My personal and professional mission is to Empower, Educate and Enrich women in all facets of life. As a Christian woman; a wife, a mom of 4, a business owner, and a teacher, a friend, etc., I can truly understand the competing demands that women face as they pursue towards their life goals. This is why I have committed to “Partner In Pursuit” with the women in my sphere of influence.
Sylvia: Success is…
Tiffany: Success is…’ all about having options. I have found that when you get to the root of many people’s goals, what you will find is that they really want the ability to make a different choice. I think that the ability to intentionally choose the life you want to live is what makes people feel free and successful. When defining what success looks like, you will hear a different answer for each person that you ask. Some people want to reach their goals to give away all they have; some people want to reach their goals to get more of what they don’t have – either way success for both people is measured by their ability to choose the life they want to live – rather than having to live by default. I think this is why many people that have reached what the world considers success become the Millionaires Next Door. This is because the true success for them lies more in the ability to make the choice, rather than in the actual choice itself.
Sylvia: How do you create work/life balance?
Tiffany:‘I balance my work/life by; as a serial multi-tasker, I balance my work/life by always remembering that ‘This too shall pass’. This phrase reminds me to appreciate the good times and live in the moment, while also letting go of the bad times and quickly moving on. For me, that phrase helps to minimize the steepness of life’s ups and downs. I also commit to a system of personal development and coaching that empowers me to improve little by little in all of the core areas of my life. The commitment to growth ‘little by little’ enables me to really digest and internalize the changes so they become a part of my lifestyle.
Sylvia: How do you give back to your community?
Tiffany: I give back to the community by participating on boards and in ministries, where I am able to use my life and professional experience to help increase awareness in others. Specifically, I support through activity or funding Walk Now for Autism; Komen Race for the Cure; The Spirit Realm Project, a technology outreach program; Sisters4Sisters; and various other community and charitable organizations. I am also in the process of developing a 501c3 organization that will administer programs to teach economic development and sustainability to people in underserved communities.
Sylvia: What tips can you share with women business owners?
Tiffany: In balancing life and work, often times women, are dealing with competing internal and external pressure from the demand of balancing work, life, family and community, not to mention themselves – and these pressures can leave a woman feeling stretched, unappreciated and unfulfilled. These feelings then further fuel the pressure and the cycle continues.
Some techniques a woman can implement to deal with these pressures are:
- Share household chores with all members of the family instead of trying to shoulder the responsibility alone
- Take a 15 minute ‘breather’ break between home and work to switch gears and unwind
- Reduce your ‘to-do’ list to a ‘must-do’ list of no more than 3 – 5 items per day and be sure to add to the list things done that were not on the list then celebrate your accomplishments
- Manage the expectations of yourself and others…ask yourself if the pressure you are placing on yourself is real or perceived (what does it really impact if you don’t complete the task?)
Sylvia: Thank you for sharing your time and expertise with our members and subscribers. How can we get in touch with you?