Introducing Entrepreneur Taleah, from T-Leaf Collections
Hi, I’m Taleah! I run my own small business, T-Leaf Collections, which specialises in prints, luxe timber hangers and memory drops. I also work full-time in Human Resources in the mining sector.
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So true! Sometimes it can all just get on top of you can’t it? For me, I take a bit of time out and step back from the task that I’m doing. It’s easy to get overwhelmed so I find just having some quiet time, a nice cup of tea (or whatever you fancy!) and burning a candle, really helps me breathe again!
Have you had a delicious experience of mindful eating? If so, give us all the juicy details!
Oh mindful eating, how I love you. My favourite form of food is just eating out in general, no matter what the cuisine! But I would have to say the most ‘mindful’ eating experience I have had was the night my husband proposed to me. We had an incredible degustation where I asked the waiter to take away the menu so I couldn’t see what was coming next. I really had to focus on her description of each meal as it came out and ‘discover’ the delicious flavours that came to my plate. I savoured every bite of that meal and the memory has remained of not just my new shiny diamond ring but of the food and the entire experience!
How do you express your creative self?
I’m happy to say my little business, T-Leaf Collections, is the way I get to express my creativity. I work full time in the Human Resources sector within the Mining Industry, so to be able to have a creative outlet such as running my own print design business really helps me achieve a great work-life balance and one that definitely helps me stay sane after a long day at the office!
What’s your favourite way to treat yourself?
Wining and dining with friends and family or buying myself something that I’ve had my eye on for a while…
How do you embrace yourself, flaws and all – even in self-critical times?
This can be tough at times but I really find, just like the question says, you have to embrace those qualities, that is what makes you you! I love the saying ‘be yourself, everyone else is taken’. When I started out my business on Instagram, I was really quite insecure about ‘being myself’ but I soon realised that it is those that stand out from the crowd and speak openly and honestly (flaws and all!) about themselves were having the most success. I just decided to go for it and I haven’t looked back!
How do you manage to stay motivated both in your personal life and work life, even on those mediocre, flat days?
I think goal-setting is really important if you want to stay motivated. I continually have a list of ideas that I want to achieve in my business and I’ll just slowly plug away at them when I get the spare time. It can be really hard sometimes when you see the success of others but I always remind myself that what is shown can sometimes be glorified. I try and stick to my goals and not let the success of other prohibit my own.
Who inspires you and why?
I am continually inspired when I scroll through my Instagram feed. There are so many amazing women out there creating and making their dreams come true! They inspire me because it shows me that it is possible, they’re business which started out small just like mine has become a full-time gig and that continues to inspire me to work hard at my business. I’ve also connected with many of these women and it’s those connections that make you feel part of something really special.
What is your life vision for the next 5 years?
Tough question! 5 years goes so quickly! My husband and I have just bought our first home and I can see us being in there for around the 5-year mark, making it our home, having children and being happy and healthy. I would also love to see my business, T-Leaf Collections, move into a full-time gig!