We had the good fortune of connecting with Liz Nelson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Liz, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
Work life balance seems to adjust as business and technology trends develop. We currently live in a climate of convenience. We want things yesterday. As a small business owner, as well as a small business team member, this fact emphasizes the need to be omnipresent but to also have strict adherence to boundaries. Batch working paired with pre determined end-work times are how I balance my energy, mental focus, and healthy relationships. I used to be able to schedule out a few days to carry out a task or project, but now, in my world as a wife, parent, business owner, and employee, there is a list of obligations I must tend to daily. Not to mention the pressure to be engaged on social media all waking hours of the day! So, balance in 2020 for me looks more like a large pie with several small pieces opposed to a pie evenly divided into 4 slices. Adapting to how the definition of balance is modified with culture changes is key to success.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My career path has truly been a compilation of experiences. I began in the medical world, EMT to RN, hospitals to plastic surgery practice. Along the way I became certified in multiple aesthetic services such as airbrush tanning, facial injectables, non surgical body contouring, and skin care. Pairing my passion for events and influencing with these skills seemed to be the obvious final choice in establishing a small business that made sense. I utilize my expertise to support other small businesses who need help adding value to their marketing strategies. The connections I have made through it all is what sets me apart. Fort Worth is traditionally a “support local community,” so establishing my role as a middle man has been my focus. I help you link up with them to create synergy that leads to more success! Liz Diane has built a reputation for impressive results, and I am so proud to have been able to work with so many businesses here in my favorite city in the world.
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?
To start, we would check into the newly reopened Sinclair Hotel. The art deco styling paired with impressive tech amenities are sure to impress, not to mention the gorgeous rooftop balcony with glass siding gifting you sky top views of Sundance Square. We could work out at the hotel, or pair up with Abundios, Pops, Marty Young or Dana Stilley to crush cardio or hit the weights. So many restaurants would be included in the visit. Gemelle and an Aperol Spritz in the herb garden, Wishbone and Flynt in SoMa District followed by rooftop margaritas at Tinies, oysters and bubbles at Pacific Table on University, barbecue sandwiches at Heim followed by a Happy Pop at Melt for dessert. Or course shopping is a must! Local Design Gallery, the Alana Kay Art showroom, all the boutiques in Camp Bowie District, Esther Penn, Dear Hannah, Etico Shop and more. Don’t worry, I’m sure The Bubble Bus would happily transport us with our bags and a beverage fresh off their tap so our precious feet wouldn’t be overworked. We can’t forget entertainment like Casa Manana or Bass Hall performances, bar scenes with DJ Ronnie Heart or DJ Haute Mess spinning the grooviest beats, and late night fun with Hello I’m Tony Green and Kent and Co Wines. The list is endless, Fort Worth has so many personalities to enjoy!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
So much about the creative community of entrepreneurs in Fort Worth inspires me. Initially, joining Instagram got my gears turning when it came to stepping outside of my super regimented routine. I started to notice bright colors, off centered photography, shadows and small details…things I overlooked mostly growing up became incredibly interesting to me. I wanted to know more about the mysteries behind this art and the artists, so I started the process of communication and collaboration on social media. I have met or come across amazing individuals whose stories uniquely shape the businesses they run and how they are impacting the city and even other parts of the world. People like Alana Kay, Ginger Walker, or Laura Mayberry who use paint and resin to showcase their emotions or dreams. People like Claudia Sheddy, Callie Salls, or Scotty Scot who use ALL their senses to pour into culinary dishes that soothe the soul. Chelsy Forbes romantic downtown photography, Quite Frank, Sunflower Man, and Tony Green’s eclectically tailored fashion and sparkling personalities to match. It all is refreshingly invigorating! The realization that we all are in fact unique aids in my creative process and desires to learn people more and support small businesses with their visions.
Instagram: @fwlizdiane and @lizdianeproductions
Youtube: Liz Diane Productions
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