DIVINE DIVA INTERVIEW WITH TIFFANY PRATT

When you were starting out in your career how did you know you were making the right choice as far as pursuing that career for yourself?  

When I started working for myself, it was not something that I planned on doing or prepared for. It was also not something I knew could be wrong or right. I just took a leap. I had worked for enough people doing so many things-that I thought I could do it for myself. There has not been a year over the past 10 of running my own business where I did not try or learn something new. You never know if you are doing the right thing--I think you just need to feel happy. If you are feeling joy & doing something that is your kind of service to the world then that is the most important thing.

Who were you biggest influences growing up?  

I would say that growing up when I think of who I learned from the most, I would say my Mom is the tops. She is a wild and mercurial parent who treated my sisters and I like her equals. She was creative and spontaneous and spiritual and fun. She has her shadows and her light--but to have such a strong female influence like her to start my life has really shaped how I live and who I am.

When you faced obstacles or fears along the way how did you overcome them, and move beyond them?  

I learned at a very young age that I had to be independent and stand on my own. I had to trust myself and my heart. I had to own my choices and really think about them. I had to feel my way to get through and to learn the good and the bad. I think that you have to go through the eye of the storm to appreciate the sun. I think you have to stand in the rain to see the rainbows and I think you have to let things get shitty sometimes to really appreciate when something good comes your way. If you never experience contrast will you ever really feel or know what LIVING really is?

What or who inspires you and why? 

Love inspires me. Kindness inspires me. Doing something new inspires me. Experimenting inspires me. Inspiring people inspires me. Trust inspires me. Giving inspires me. Color inspires me. Texture inspires me. My dog inspires me. Magazines inspire me. Sleep inspires me. Showers inspire me.

If you could go back in time and change anything about your life would you change anything? If so what would you change and why?

I cannot go back. I would not go back. I would not change anything because that may change who I am and where I am and this is my life. I accept this life and who I am fully. I am here now.

What do you feel is your greatest achievement?

I think my greatest achievement is staying intact. I keep my head down. I keep creating. I don't look out or compare. I am grateful that with everything that I have done or do I am still just the same person I ever was.

What are the most important lessons you have learned along the way?  

Stay totally TRUE to who you are. Never look around for anyone to show you who you are. Once you have a grip on the person you are and the world you want to live in and have--nothing can stop you from creating the life or business that you dream. You just have to make yourself proud. Forget everything else. 

What do you hope others will remember most about you and your life? 

That I lived a life filled with love and that I created space for creativity, support and freedom for anyone who knew me or of me in this life. That I represented permission to be who we truly are and that every moment and every person should be celebrated and appreciated.

What is the best advice you would give other women who are not sure what path to choose in their life? 

I would advise anyone to take their time. To understand that life is not a race and that things unfold in ways that we never expect. I would tell anyone that might ask to just set to work doing what they love and learn along the way. I would recommend just trying things and going for it--no matter what it is. We have so many ideas of what we should be doing and what our lives should look like--but when you take your time and you let life show you things--you will see that the path begins to reveal itself and all you have to do is walk down the road toward your greatness.

What does success mean to you? 

Success means being creative and helping others. If I have created something and helped someone then I have been successful. Nothing else matters. 

Tiffany Pratt is a designer, artist, creative director, author, speaker, television personality, podcaster and maker.  She’s also known as the fairy godmother of glitter.

You can learn more about her and her amazing work at

www.tiffanypratt.com

You can also find her on her colorful, beautiful, inspirational page on Instagram www.instagram.com/thetiffanypratt

You can also get her fabulous book This Can Be Beautiful by clicking below

This Can Be Beautiful: Simple DIY Projects to Style Your Home and Redesign Your Life

I hope you enjoyed this interview as much as I did with this passionate, amazing woman.

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