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

Hi Dat Gurl Secrete, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
As a business owner, it is imperative that you develop a healthy work/life balance if you truly want to be successful and happy. Finding an optimal balance between self-care, family time, and work life can be a challenge. I’ve found that as long as I focus on making time for myself to rejuvenate and recharge, there is no limit to my ability to create and be innovative in the business realm. I’ve also found that finding a way to help give back to others that are less fortunate than yourself can also provide a positive balance in life by shifting your focus and energy into a different form of “work” or productivity through community outreach.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Working in the music business is definitely exciting and fun but it is extremely hard work. The main thing that sets me apart from other artists and creatives is my work ethic and my ability to understand, process, and utilize information and resources in ways that can continue to propel me to success. I’ve learned that hard work definitely pays off and that helping others is more important to the success of your business and career than anything. That is why I created Dat Gurl Secrete’s “The Book Tour”. “The Book Tour” is a reading initiative that is designed to promote the development of reading and comprehension skills across the nation. With The Book Tour, I go to local, under-privileged communities and provide brand new books for students grades K-12 so that they can understand the value of reading and education. Helping youth to focus on positive growth and development in life is the main legacy I would like to leave with my brand, Dat Gurl Secrete.

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.
Honestly, Denver is an amazing place! I would take my friend to ski on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains for sure! We would definitely check out the art deco vibe Denver has to offer and maybe even a few dispensaries. Larimer Square is also a prime destination I’d go to hang out with a visiting friend.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to dedicate this shoutout to everyone who has ever supported Dat Gurl Secrete and any of my endeavors. This shoutout is dedicated to all my friends and family, as well as anyone who has ever had a goal and dream in life that they have been hesitant to pursue…This shoutout is for you! Let this serve as the motivation you need to reach for the stars in life!

Website: https://www.booktourreading.com/

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Image Credits
Ari Thomas

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