Tara Dewey is a successful business analyst from Clifton Park, New York. Growing up, she discovered an early interest in problem-solving and helped others achieve their goals. Besides working with individuals and companies on creating their way to success, she loves traveling and is continuously in search of new hacks for uncovering new destinations while on a budget. The beauty of our planet and diversity of cultures is what drives Tara Dewey to move around the globe and pursue some of the most exciting trips one can imagine.
Why did you decide to become a business analyst?
Since a young age, I expressed interest in problem-solving. Over time, I realized that in most situations even a small change could bring you closer to achieving higher goals. So, after doing some further research, business analytics sounded like a field that would be the right career choice for me. I am glad to say I was not wrong in thinking this way. Now I have a chance to steer my knowledge into helping individuals and companies in reorganizing and building new opportunities for development and success.
What do you consider the hardest part of your job?
Being a business analyst is quite challenging in multiple ways. I think the biggest challenge is discovering and trying to set primary goals for any business. People can get confused and deviate from their path, so at times they forget why they even started with their endeavor and what was the drive behind it. I think you have to possess the ability to point all the right people to the right tasks and not be afraid to delegate duties. The organization is the key. Lastly, making a well-detailed business plan and being there to support the company all of the way can be demanding altogether since the time requirements are pretty ruthless.
Do you think that having advanced business skills can help people prosper in other segments of life?
Experience has shown me that it certainly helps. Using business skills, I managed to achieve a lot of my personal goals, and I am enjoying it to the fullest! I love to travel, but just as you can encounter setbacks in business, difficulties can be present in organizing your own life. I enjoy discovering new countries, and I am happy that I have learned some great tricks that helped me visit multiple regions without spending a fortune.
Could you share some of your travel tricks with us?
The first rule is to take every chance you get. You never know what will happen next and I am sure you would not be happy if you passed on an opportunity and regretted it later. In my opinion, what you decide to focus on is also very important. Pay attention to making memories and not material things. You will save money, but more importantly, no one can take your memories away from you while capital can be lost. Think about where you want to go and book it early before the peek of the season. You want to be as satisfied as possible so travel light. There is no need to take a lot of stuff with you unless you are staying for more than a month. It will only slow you down. One of the best things you can do is be open to new experiences – meet new people, be flexible and try to walk as much as you can. You will save up money, and you never know what can happen during those long walks. If you want to discover something new, begin with your own city or country. You do not have to go abroad to have fun and explore. You do not have to be rich to be a traveler, just be patient and wait for the right moment.
Which travel destination is your favorite?
I am not sure that I can pick only one. I do love Iceland more than most places that I have visited. Polar lights, Blue Lagoon, and the incredible nature is something that I truly enjoy. I also loved my time in Japan, Sweden, Ireland, and Estonia. I take pleasure in making contacts with people from all around the planet as diversity is what makes me want to travel even more.
What are your plans for the future?
I am going to continue being a prosperous business analyst. When it comes to professional skills, there is always room to grow. My primary focus is further developing problem-solving capabilities so that I can help more individuals and companies on their way to success. I look forward to my future travels around the world as well and continuing to uncover the best ways to travel on a budget while discovering how beautiful our planet is.