We had the good fortune of connecting with Tasha Land and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tasha, how have you been keeping yourself busy during quarantine?
My favorite things to do during quarantine have been to workout outside, spend lots of time with my daughter, and enroll in online courses for business. Initially there was a bit of shell shock when my 2 businesses had to suddenly shut down, but once I looked at it as a way to get things done that I had been wanting to do for months, it turned into a blessing. It has been 3 months since my businesses have had to close, and we don’t have a date to reopen just yet. I have used this time to consistently work out in my backyard, take courses from other business women I look up to, work on my own digital courses, and spend lots of time with my family.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am in the beauty industry and do eyelash extensions. I started doing eyelashes in 2010 and opened my first business in Los Angeles in 2013. 3 years later, I opened a second studio in San Diego, and then launched a product line in 2017. At this moment I am creating digital content for other people in the beauty industry to help them build their businesses. When I was first starting out I had to rely on google and one friend to help me navigate the process of starting a business. The goal with my online programs is to help others navigate the process without using precious time to figure things out on their own. Before I opened my first business, I worked at a salon and was in nursing school. I think any business owner you speak to will tell you the road to success is never easy but it is worth it. There are many challenging experiences along the way from setting up your entity correctly, to hiring staff, to expanding and generating profits. One thing that recently has been a challenge is having to shut down my physical locations due to Stay At Home orders from the state to help slow down the spread of COVID-19. Being closed has re affirmed for me that having multiple businesses, especially online, is so important. I think it’s important for people to know that evolution should be the goal in life. I started out thinking I was going to be a nurse, but my “side” job was the thing that became my passion. From that passion I have been able to create products and services, and now online programs to help others build their own business. It’s important to allow yourself to change overtime and know that any kind of transition can be uncomfortable because it is new.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take my friend who is visiting to the UTC mall to eat. Javier’s is one of my favorite places to go for lunch or dinner. The ambiance is beautiful, the food id delicious and the drinks are amazing. While we’re at the mall we would also do some retail therapy. That Nordstrom is one of my favs. You can’t come to San Diego and not go to the beach, so we would definitely get that in. Maybe do a spa day at the Rancho Valencia hotel or Grand Del Mar to relax and have some girl time.
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?
Lately my friends Sara Dann and Melanie Ann Layer have been my go to for positive content and business support. Both women are business coaches who are incredibly successful and who create online programs to help other women entrepreneurs grow their businesses.
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