Hi Tiffany, how are you and could you tell me a little bit about yourself?
Hello! I am fantastic. Thank you. Well, I am Tiffany Allen and I am the founder and CEO of Thoughts Become Outfits. I like to consider myself as a STYLIST FOR THE SOUL, that teaches women how to rock their best outfit; self confidence. I am also a transformational coach, Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer, and a LUPUS warrior.
What were you doing before launching Thoughts Become Outfits?
Working your regular 9-5 and on the verge of a major breakdown, lol.
Self-esteem and self-love affects so many of us. Did you ever go through a period where you were lacking in either?
Oh, goodness. Where do I begin? If we are being honest, yes. I lacked both from a very young age until I was in my late 20s. It wasn't until my father passed away that I noticed a lot about myself. That I was truly miserable and unhappy. I went through a really rough time and had to do a lot of soul searching. I realized that I didn't love or value myself. I partied and drank very heavily and was very disrespectful to my body.
What was the inspiration behind the launch of Thoughts Become Outfits?
I wanted to create a business that helped women like me. Women that suffer with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, abuse, and auto immune diseases. When I was going through all of this, I did not have anyone to talk to that could relate to my situation/s or that wouldn't judge or label me.
Could you give me a break-down of your business model?
I offer one-on-one coaching and group programs that can all be done online. I also have a 30 day self-help program that comes with a workbook that you can choose to do alone or with a group. My favorite thing to do is host events! I love when I can bring women together in a judgment free, loving, supportive, and caring atmosphere and watch the transformations happen right before my eyes. The joy that I feel from my events is why I do what I do.
The wellness space has evolved so much over the last decade. How did you go about funding your venture?
Actually, I have a lot of supportive people around me that have offered their time and services for free because they believe in me and my mission so much. I am very grateful for each one of them. Everything else has been out of my own pockets. It is one of the reasons I work so hard. All of the events I hold, printing, contest, and etc., come right out of my own pockets.
Why do you think Thoughts Become Outfits is an empowering concept?
Majority of women love fashion in some way. Whether it is clothing, jewelry, handbags, or shoes. The concept behind Thoughts Become Outfits is that, I wanted people to realize that it is just as easy to create a positive life for yourself and have all the confidence as it is to get dressed on a daily basis. As women, we are often so harsh on ourselves. I wanted to help women first find their beauty within before working on their outer appearance. A lot of times, we hide behind our clothing instead of dealing with what is really going on inside.
How do you think entrepreneurs can remain happy and confident while going through the ups and downs of running a business?
To always remember why you started. Your mission is and will always bigger than you. Think about all of the people that are out there that can benefit from your story or whatever it is that you have to offer.
What are your top tips on harnessing the power to truly be happy from within??
Self-love b. Self-care c. Affirmations d. Smiling more e. Surrounding yourself with positive people f. Spending time alone to ground yourself g. Lots of meditation
How can we find out more about Thoughts Become Outfits?
My website is Thoughts Become Outfits where you can find out more about me.
What plans do you have for Thoughts Become Outfits over the coming 12 months?
I am hosting an event in Milan with my friend, Allison Reiner, in the Spring of 2018 that is going to be all about self-love and self-care, more speaking engagements, launching my 30 day program "Trends Start From Within", and I am currently writing a book (I guess the cat is out of the bag), and reaching more beautiful souls.
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