Tiffany De Leon Steward is an executive concierge and personal project manager for her own business The Good Steward, and the chief ice cream maker for Sugar Momma’s Secret Confections, yes, she owns that business too. She also describes herself as a shower stall singer, dancin’ fool, chaos coordinator and part-time lover.
The Good Steward is a company that will do tasks for you, such as planning events, writing “thank you” notes, operational tasks – whatever you need done to allow you to spend your time doing what you are best at. Tiffany has found that she is truly happiest when she is helping someone and loves her task-based business – she helps when you need it, in the way that you need it. It’s companies like this that are changing the way we all do business and letting us get more joy from what we do.
Tiffany is funny, sarcastic, driven and totally herself – I may pay her to just hang out with me.
What was your first job?
As a hostess at The Catfish Shack on Johnston Street.
Describe a typical day in your life.
My days are split between being a mom with four kids and helping clients with tasks such as checking mail for a hospital patient, demonstrating a local vendor’s product or soliciting donations for a fundraiser to help an area nonprofit.
I make my bed every morning just to have accomplished one thing per day, anything beyond that and I’m handling life like a boss. I try to remember to do a load of laundry everyday or else my kids have to go to school with their underwear inside out. I meditate in the car rider line, use social media as an escape and do my best to smile at anyone who makes eye contact with me.
What advice would you give the younger you?
Trust your intuition, it’s stronger than you realize.
Try to make someone laugh or smile every day.
Learn to appreciate people and situations for what they are.
What do you most appreciate?
I appreciate sincere gestures, thoughtful actions and kind words.
What is your favorite journey?
This whole raising humans gig is pretty cool.
Where is your favorite place to be alone?
On the toilet. I’m a mom, this doesn’t happen often.
What living figure most inspires you?
My friend Gwen, she is unapologetically herself.
What was the best advice you were ever given?
Knowing that in marriage, you will fall out of love with your partner, the trick is remembering that just as you fell out you will eventually fall back in.
What book would you tell everyone to read?
“Confederacy of Dunces.”
What is the best thing about where you live?
I have this red bird that walks along the windows that line one side of my living room. He peers in, looking at me all judgy, with his little birdie eyes and you can almost hear him say “what a fool, living in a box.”
How do you “let the good times roll?”
I enjoy feeding and entertaining people and I love to dance.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a dancer, actor, comedian and choreographer, basically an entertainer. I also wanted to be married to Jordan Knight from New Kids On The Block
What is your motto?
I’m good, I woke up on this side of the grass today.
How would you like to be remembered?
With smiles and laughter.
What do you say to yourself when you doubt yourself?
“There are children in China with no legs, get over yourself!”
What three things are vital to BEing YOU?
Humor, humility and intuition.
What do you collect?
Random small shiny things.
What food could you live on for a month?
What would you change about yourself?
What literary, movie or cartoon character do you most identify with?
Navin Johnson from “The Jerk.”
Describe yourself in five words.
Tenacious. Brave. Determined. Beautiful. Chingona.
What is your idea of happiness?
Tight hugs and morning snuggles.
What is your favorite movie?
What music defines who you are?
I like most any kind of music, so that’s hard to say. According to my husband, I am free jazz because you never know where it’s going or what it’s going to be but it always ends up being something.
What do you most regret?
Everything is how it is supposed to be. I am where I am supposed to be.
What question do you wish I’d asked?
How are you doing?
What would the answer be?
Better than expected.
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