Nailing IT: Tyesa


Tell us about yourself.

I work as an engineer here in Houston by way of Chicago. I was born and raised in Chicago and I’ve been in Houston for 16 years. Prior to moving here, I lived in Southern California where I worked in Redondo Beach for 2.5 years. I have been married for 4 years and we have a 4 year old dog named Prince. I enjoy reading, watching the Chicago Bears & Kansas City Chiefs football games with my husband, cooking, mentoring, and spending time with friends and family.

How did you discover your love for nails? 

I discovered my love for nails as a little girl when my mom taught me how to polish my nails. As I became a teenager we would polish our nails at night together and talk about everything. It was a beautiful time for me to unwind and bond with my mom. When I left Chicago polishing my nails became a time of reflection and relaxation! Plus I loved the finished product!

What are some strategies and resources you utilize to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals?

One strategy that I use is connection! I pray about everything and ask the Lord for direction and help. I ask for favors from people that can help me. I then connect with people who are ‘experts’ in the goal I want to achieve. Sometimes these are strangers whom I form a mentor relationship with or friends who I personally know excel in the area of my goals. Or influencers I follow on social media. I try to connect with people who have been where I’m going! My second strategy is once I receive information/advice I would then develop a plan of execution loosely using the S.M.A.R.T. method (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-based). Strategies I use for overcoming obstacles are praying, depending on what it is then I would go to counseling and seek out wise counsel. The wise counsel for me are friends, sometimes coworkers, and church members I can call on for Godly wisdom and advice.

What does self-care mean to you? 

Self-care to me means knowing myself so I can determine what I need and when it’s needed. I know I get energy from going to bed on time, moving, relaxing my mind by reading or meditating, and eating protein, fruits, and vegetables. So I try to do those things. I’m still working on meditating, moving, and eating better consistently! Self-care also means knowing the weak areas that I may need assistance or help in and getting it. Whether it’s finding a community, counseling, etc. Self-care also means spending time with friends and family and having fun.

Where can we find you?

What are your three favorite Harmon Polish lacquers?

Gratitude, Thrilling and Can’t Be Tricked!