We had the good fortune of connecting with Lam Todd and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lam, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
My balance has shifted as I move through different stages in my life. In my twenties and early thirties, I worked really hard to be financially secure and put in a lot of hours to get to the top! I think this is very typical during this stage in life. Now being a mom in my mid-thirties, I would say that getting the dishes done and dinner on the table for my family is just as hard as my early days I put into work. The balance is still difficult, but I have learned to put support systems in place so that I am not the only one carrying the load. I also utilize all modern resources available to me to work smarter, not harder! Balance is also very much a mental game. It’s defining the priorities in your life and focusing on those priorities in all your decisions. Balance is not being too hard on yourself if you don’t get to the items lower on your priority list and being okay with that.
What should our readers know about your business?
LLT Creative provides social media management to small businesses who may not have the expertise, time, or resources in-house to effectively manage their social media presence. I curate, copywrite, and design all social media content that will drive people to your storefront or website. I also provide social media coaching for those teams who need to get up to speed quickly through one-on-one coaching and would like to manage their own accounts instead. I am known for creative and high-quality content design. What sets me apart from others is the personalized service you will receive from a fellow small business owner. I understand how hard it is being a small business owner and every customer is important. That is why every client I have is important to me personally and will always receive high-quality content design and care. You can call me with a question and it’s nice to have a local Houstonian who answers the phone! I started my business with a love for all things in digital design — graphics, videos, and photography. I started taking photos for a friend’s business and loved curating, copywriting, and styling her products for social media. I knew that my eye for design and corporate retail experience was going to be a killer combo for digital marketing.
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 them to a local Houston brewery like Saint Arnold’s or Karbach for a typical day in Houston — cold beer, hot Houston day, a few yard games, and then food truck at the brewery!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My husband! He supported me to start this business and always tells me he loves me. Nothing seems impossible when you have love and support in your life.