We had the good fortune of connecting with Tiffany Muller and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tiffany, what habits do you feel play an important role in your life?
The habits I feel make me succeed are proper time management, prioritization of tasks/responsibilities and a healthy balance of work, social and personal time. And I don’t ever stress out! Time management and knowing how to prioritize those action items that need to be taken care of are key to a successful and productive day. I use a planner, not just the calendar in my phone. There is something in writing it out and having it be tangible that helps me hold myself accountable for what I have committed to doing at the time I committed to doing it. The key is to find what works best for your working style. It could be sticky notes on your bathroom mirror or in the kitchen and as you complete each task, you throw that sticky note away. Whatever you choose for your method to help you, stay consistent with that. Success is built on consistency and effort. Another habit to help you succeed is knowing when to turn it off. Know when to break away from work mode and when to enjoy some time for yourself and/or with your loved ones. For me, I go to the gym everyday after work. I am mentally in my happy place and push myself physically for however long I am there. Then I go home to enjoy some quiet time to myself or later spend time with my family and friends. It is important to find your happy place and just the same as I stated above, be consistent with it.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
In my Business and Financial Management work, what makes me proud is helping others position themselves to win. It could be something as simple as helping them get their paperwork lined up to start their business, to helping manage their money and put it away so they don’t spend it frivolously, to managing the entire operations of an organization. No responsibility is too small because each one is significant to that specific client. A lot of what I do has laid the foundational success for what they want to do, and I take great pride in that. How I got to where I am today is through association and word of mouth. About 13 years ago, I found myself being the go-to person when it came to anything business and answering how to questions. I appreciated that so many people trusted me and my advice to come to me about what their dreams were and how to get them started. About a year into doing this, I thought I may be on to something and turned my consulting into a business of my own. The lessons I have learned along the way are to always be authentic and transparent, in all aspects of your life. When it comes to helping people with their business and especially having access to their money and their accounts, you never want to leave room for question or doubt. Leave notes, create memos, be so detailed in what you do that if ever there was a problem, you can trace your steps to go back and fix it. Customers gain a deeper trust for you and they know their business, and their money, is safe. This provides a level of security that is priceless.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Scottsdale, AZ has a lot to offer for those who visit. If my best friend was coming to visit, I would take her to a variety of different restaurants to get an overall delicious experience, We would go to Geisha House for happy hour and sushi, Oregano’s Pizza Bistro for pasta, City Hall for steak, Ajo Al’s for Mexican Food, Pita Jungle for Mediterranean and Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles for soul food. We can also take a few days of that week and travel to Sedona, Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Pinetop-Lakeside and then back around to Scottsdale. I would definitely introduce her to my crew here, being that they are some of the people closest to my heart, are wildly entertaining and funny, with the deepest conversations and connections one could hope for. The energy of us as a collective is so contagious, anyone would love to be around just to experience it and knowing my best friend, she would absolutely love it too. I would take her to the Scottsdale Art Walk in Old Town, as well as to the galleries so she can feed her soul with different pieces of art, being an artist herself, and on a warm, sunny day, we will go spend it on the lazy river at the JW Marriott at Desert Ridge.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My Shoutout goes to my family, without a doubt! I had been approaching and completing projects and tasks as if I were a Project Manager before I ever knew being a Project Manager was an actual career path. I am naturally very organized and detailed; I don’t ever stress out and am often times the mediator in any particular situation that needs talked out. My family would come to me for assistance on various things they were working on, sometimes it was just a question or sometimes it was to show them how to do something. I never really thought too much about it, this was just something I did. Then in 2014, my brother said to me, “Tiffany, why don’t you get your PMP and become a Project Manager?” This stuck with me because he had asked me a question that I did not have an answer for. I looked into what the qualifications were and what I needed to do to officially become a PMP and I then set it all in motion. I went back to school and earned my degree in Organizational Leadership/Project Management. Three months later I was hired as an IT Project Manager and I am in currently in the process of earning my PMP certification. I just started Grad School at GCU for a Master’s in Information Technology Management. This natural gift I had, all initiated by my family and my brother igniting that fire within me by a simple question, has led me down an incredible path that I am eternally grateful for. I can’t imagine being anywhere else than where I am now, and I have my mom, dad, sister and brother to thank for that!
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