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

Hi Tamika, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
Most people believe that once they balance work and their life they will feel successful. I am here to debunk the myth. Balance is a myth. You will never be completely balanced in all area’s of your life. Look the good news is we can have work life harmony. Harmony is attainable. Balance is restrictive, harmony equals flow. Think about an orchestra. There are times all you hear is the drums, other times the pipes that the lead, but no matter how’s leading when done right there is HARMONY! That’s how I live my life. Sometimes work takes the lead, other times my family and life are leading the show, but through all I am in complete harmony because I have let go of the need to balance.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a faith based author and life coach. I am set apart from others because I lead and serve from my heart all while being directed by God. I am most proud of my gift to help women HEAL, ELEVATE, and become RESTORED through my products and services. I got where I am today by consistency. When no one was supporting I stayed consistent, when I was the only one that believed in me I stayed consistent, when my following was small I was still consistent. Consistency is the key to success. It was not easy to stay consistent but I believed that I had a purpose in life and even when I felt like giving up I kept my purpose in mind. One of the biggest lessons I learned along the way is not worry about the people in the stands. There are people that will try to distract or stop you but if they are not in the fight with you don’t pay them any mind. I want to world to know that I live a life to inspire and not impress. God has used every single trail and turned it into a testimony. If HE did it for me He can do it for your too.

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?
Hanging out with me is going to be a blast we are first going to spend the day at Glen IVY a all inclusive day spa. I want you to be relaxed for this exciting week we have planed. Next we are going to the best Thai food restaurant in town. Don’t worry if you’ve never eaten Thai before order the yellow curry so bomb. Ok next you cant come to Cali without going to Disneyland. Let’s spend the day with Mickey and his crew. After a long day a Disneyland we need a day to chill so we will hit up the beach, but not before we grab some sushi. After the relaxing day at the beach soaking in the sun we have to spend a day in the beautiful California wineries. Weather you enjoy wine or not you will be taken away by the gorgeous views and scenery. You are probably pretty tired by now but you can’t visit California without eating the best Mexican food you have ever tasted. Let’s end your trip with some good ole Mexican food. Hope you enjoyed

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to shout out my husband and eight (yes eight) amazing kids. You all are my why. I am able to live in harmony because you guys make being a wife and mom a breeze. I love you with my all.

Website: tuesdaywithtamika.com

Instagram: @Tamika.M.Thomas

Facebook: Tamika Thomas

Image Credits
Photographed: Tychon Flakes

Nominate Someone: ShoutoutDFW is built on recommendations and shoutouts from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.