We had the good fortune of connecting with Tambreshia Richardson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tambreshia, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
I’ve come a long way with balancing my business. In the beginning, it was my newborn baby. I spent many hours every day into building my systems, working with clients, marketing and many more tasks while balancing a full time job. Days turned into weeks then months and I was still in the grind. I began to feel the burnout very quickly. I noticed that I was no longer putting time into other important things around me. Over time, I have had to designate time for my business and stand firm on my time. I make sure that I have time for my personal self-care, my family, friends and my business. It is easy to get wrapped up in business especially when it’s something that you enjoy. I felt bad not taking calls late at night or on the weekends. However, I had to learn that having balance is what allows me to also have a healthy relationship with other things that are important to me. Every call or email does not have to be answered in seconds. Balance for me is allocating my time appropriately, reviewing where I spend more/less time out to balance out areas that are lacking compared to others.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Little did I know that a job my senior year in high school would be a start of my career. I completed my first year of college and returned the following summer as an Accounting intern. I Upon college, I returned to the same company to join the Finance department. The company award me a STEM scholarship in college which required me to coach a math team. I was midway through my degree but really loved working with the students. I gave corporate a few years before I made the switch to become a 6th grade math teacher. One thing stood out to me as I was teaching, the lessons on financial literacy are often overlooked or not highly valued lessons. I decided to return back to the prior company I worked for as I let my thoughts brew on what I could do to push financial literacy. Fast forward a few years, I listened to friends and family call me their financial advisor, their credit consultant, their tax lady. As I was going through a divorce at that time, I found myself needing to rebuild my own credit. I knew that action steps I needed to take but I was quick to tell everybody else but I spent time helping myself. That was the moment the light came on that I needed to start my own full service financial company. I have a very diverse background in accounting, finance, financial aid, and teaching that I wanted to build upon those skills. It has excited me during this journey to see the number of lives that I have impacted from small kids to adults. Blissful Financial Solution has grown to open other opportunities such as Cents for Youth. Allowing my creativity to flow and build on my experience as a teacher, put me in a position to create a youth financial literacy product. Parents talk about what they did not know about credit and budgeting growing up so I encourage them to plant a seed now for their children to educate them on the topics. The road to get here has not been easy. Many hurdles to overcome but each hurdle brought out more potential that I expected. I’ve learned that being an entrepreneur is not as easy as people make it look. Things do not take off over night but with hard work and persistence it will grow. My company gives you that blissful feeling when you are able to financially able to achieve goals that you did not think you could overcome. I tell all my clients that it is not where you came from but where you are going. You are the author of your next story and I’m hear to guide you along the way.

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?
We’re going to start the weekend out at brunch at Bread Winner’s in North Park to sit on the patio and enjoy food before we shop. Afterwards we’re going to break out the cards and do a little retail therapy. This could very well be an all day event knowing us. Afterwards, we are doing to have dinner At St. Rocco’s on the roof to enjoy the Dallas skyline scene then get dessert from the Cake Bar. That night we’ll go to Lake Lewisville for a boat party. The following day we going to grab something quick to eat then heading to Allen outlet to shop a little more. Once we’re done we’re going to Campuzano’s in Uptown for Mexican food and margaritas. Monday would be a chill day to visit the Spa at II creeks for a raindrop therapy massage then grab lunch at Fish City Grill. Throughout the week we are going to Siciliano’s Taste of Italy for dinner, Razzoo’s for dinner and happy hour, sit out at the Harbor in Rockwall.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I did not make it to where I am along my journey along. I owe credit to multiple people. My parents, grandparents and sister have been big supporters and helped lay the foundation for me growing up to get to here. I have several friends who kept me inspired to take my skills and turn them into more than what I was doing on a 9-5 job. I’ve met business colleagues along the way who I am able to share ideas with, get words of encourage from and collaborate with to turn my dream into reality. Having a mentor and business coach has been vital to scaling from the beginning stage to now. They seem so much more potential in my skillset that I gave my own self credit for. The list goes on but I thank all of my current and prior clients, friends and family for the continuous support.

Website: www.blissufulfinancialsolution.com
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Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/blissful-financial-solution-9630501a0
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