We had the good fortune of connecting with Mechelle Tucker and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mechelle, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
During these trying times, work-life balance can seem like an impossible feat especially living in the era of Smart Technology, which makes everyone accessible to everyone around the clock. Not having balance in this unbalanced world can hurt relationships, health and overall happiness. Overtime I had to learn to equally prioritize the demands of my career with the demands of my personal life to avoid burnout. September 2020, I celebrated 20 years of marriage to the love of my life and our kids range from ages 4-26, so my responsibility & priorities as a Wife, Mom & CEO are sometime never ending, so having the right mix of balance has become a positive lifestyle choice. Chronic stress is one of the most common health issues in the workplace and giving the side effects of it, I quickly had to learn how to maintain work-life balance or risk getting sick. In the very beginning of my career I was relentless in my learning pursuits and frankly, I lost a lot of time & wasted a lot of energy. I had to learn sometimes the hard way, the power of No. I had to let go of The idea of being Perfect. I had to put God 1st & Family 2nd. Most of my biggest joys come from spending quality time with my family & friends being silly, going on adventures, traveling and creating memories. I also love helping people accomplish their goals & dreams, so the more I do what brings me joy the more aligned and in harmony I actually feel. Changing your mindset & having patience is a critical key to best manage work/life balance. I believe mental illness is real and I think whatever you can do to put your health first, is what you need to do to minimize stress and prevent burnout in your workplace. Balance comes in many forms and elements for me. I sometimes unplug from the internet & social media, I often mediate, I get monthly sometimes but-monthly reflexology massages, I pray daily, I listen to inspirational music, I watch comedy shows, I read motivational books, I talk to my mentors, I give back to those who are in need, I take 1-2 day staycations, I take up hobbies that recharge me mentally & emotionally, I take vacations with my friends & family for my emotional and mental well-being. I had to learn that I am not a robot and that I’m a individual first, it’s important to prioritize work/life activities or hobbies that truly make you happy.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Get started with a professional problem solver 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞 𝐝𝐨? 1st Class Consultant, LLC Firm is here to provide our clients, sponsors and vendors with a tangible business solution to their problems and help them overcome weaknesses and therefore direct them to a path of desired outcomes through our professional consultancy, marketing or management services. In short, we help you get prepared to grasp business opportunities, minimize costs, and at the same time increase productivity. Being in business since 2006, we have helped numerous entrepreneurs, professionals, brands, artists, celebrities and non-profit organizations enhance their image and performance. We are continuing to develop and expand our services to increase our reach nationally and internationally. We are a dedicated management consulting company out to provide high quality, results-driven professional services to entrepreneurs and businesses alike. We are a professional, creative team of specialists with experience working in all kinds of business mediums. Our passion is managing the behind-the-scenes details to deliver a first class business service experience. We thrive on empowering our valued clients – by helping you meet or exceed your business goals. I’m most proud of the proven results, I’ve accomplished. I’ve always been action oriented, so to see a idea become a reality is very exciting and a absolute honorable moment for me. I’m where I’m at in business due to the power of networking, cultivating strong relationships in business, working my passion and never ever giving up. No it was not easy, by a long shot but I overcame my obstacles because of my Faith in God and in my Talents. Launching a small business involves many important decisions, both big and small. The choices you make today can affect your business for years to come, so it’s critical to get off to a strong start and put your business on the right path to success. 1- Do it now. Don’t wait until it’s perfect! 2- Do not overthink and overanalyze the simple tasks. 3- Think Progress vs. Perfection.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Actually some Cool Things I would take my Bestie if we had a week long Phoenix trip would be: Breakfast at Brunch & Sip in Arcadia Dinner at Maple & Ash in Scottsdale Lunch at Pappadeaux in Phoenix Happy Hour Drinks at Fat Tuesday in Glendale Brunch at Hash Kitchen in Arcadia Drinks at The Mix Up Bar in Phoenix Beauty Day at Lily Lashes in Phoenix Pink Diamond Beaute Lounge in Chandler CydTheKid Nails in Phoenix Spa Day La Bella Reflexology Spa in Litchfield Park Rejuvenature Medical Spa in Phoenix Vida Flo Celebrity Spa in Phoenix Visit Casino Arizona Visit Lake Pleasant Visit Sedona.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to recognize and shout out my husband and kids because they’re my Biggest Why’s. I appreciate their unconditional love, support and the freedom I’m given to make my dreams come true and shout out to my many Clients & Partners Who help make my Companies Thrive.
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