Don’t fear change- embrace it.
Change, which we experience every day, is all around us. It usually comes unannounced to disrupt our comfortable lives. That’s just the way it is. The environment, economy, technology, society, weather, friends and family, health is all set to change, often on a daily level.
The world is full of change and unless we accept it, unless we learn to adapt to it, we will not come out happy and prosperous. We need to use it as an opportunity to experience something new and evolve as an individuals. It’s not all about business and wealth, it’s also about self-reflection and growth. Resisting change will only deprive us of experiences which can transform our lives both from a personal and professional standpoint.
Think about it, when you look back it is always the “what if” that hurts so much more than the “oops”.
To examine this topic further, I invited Tiffany to share her experiences as a guest on the Elizabeth Sutton podcast: Success by Design. Tiffany is a legendary pop star who grew up in the 80s, with over 15 million records sold worldwide. She has also recently launched a cooking club called Let’s Food with Tiffany as a new and exciting hobby and business venture.
Listen to Tiffany to understand her take on change especially during the pandemic.
How did you start your career, evolve and where are you now?
Currently I am in the midst of change during the pandemic. My career has been adventurous.
I started off in country music, I am a California native. When I was a child, my parents helped me out and supported my talent and desire to sing by taking me around neighbourhood bands, to get connections. People eventually got aquatinted with me and my music which led me to LA, and then Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue country music as early as 10 and 11.
How has it been to live your life in the public eye?
When I was at the height of my game and I had everybody’s attention, I wanted to conquer the world, it was the best feeling ever. Whenever I had a new idea or project and I was stirring in the right direction professionally, it was great. Any positive response or appreciation was always such a mood booster.
However, a lot of artists go through phases when they have lack of confidence, which I went through so many times. My personal conflicts or quiet periods, were intrusive. I often didn’t know what I was doing and everybody was watching me, there times were the difficult ones.
Where did you draw your inspiration from?
Music has been an ongoing process really, I have been working on doing more rock-based tunes for years. It was difficult at the age of 15, 16, even 21 trying to change and get into rock clubs and rock music, while everyone was still perceiving me as a pop star. It’s been this whole evolution of finding the right people that’s been my greatest success in the last couple of years. There is still a process of change, improvement which is a constant with the band.
Tell us about your cooking club, how you are incorporating it into your music and how you plan on monetizing it.
It’s called Let’s Food with Tiffany.
The thing which motivated me to start this endeavor is cooking on the road. I cannot eat like regular people. I struggle with weight change, I am an emotional eater and I have to protect my voice, I can’t always be at the gym early, so it’s a combination of all these things which complied me to take cooking really seriously. I cook for myself. In time, cooking for people has become healing to me, it’s my recovery, it’s my connection, so I started cooking for the band on the road. It became our go-to and I thought, wouldn’t it be great to share this with the fans?
Sending recipes and sharing cooking ideas eventually really bloomed and turned into the new cooking club. The idea is for my fans to travel with me and follow me all over the world.
You’re creating a membership structure for your cooking club. Are you worried that this might be difficult to accomplish?
I think this is a time (ref. to Covid-19) for entrepreneurs and people with multiple talents to take advantage of their skills and knowledge. I’ve always believed in the cooking club and I it’s definitely going to take off especially during this time. It’s another way for me to engage with the fans and keep my own business going. I am going to put my heart and soul into it, it’s going to be a lot of fun.
Keep listening to the third episode of the Elizabeth Sutton podcast, Success by Design, called Adapting to Change, to find out what helps Tiffany stay motivated and going during the Covid-19 pandemic and the one piece of advice she would give listeners right now.
Keep in tune for episode four on Success by Design, podcast by Elizabeth Sutton.
Connect with Tiffany and check out her cooking club