No, she responded. "I think I'm just going to take the entrepreneur path."
It's not like she doesn't have enough to do. An interview with her took place the day after she had finished teaching a week-long hip-hop summer dance workshop at West Virginia State.
"I had a kid look at me yesterday and he was like, 'You're my favorite dancer, and you're my favorite teacher.' That response from a kid -- that means a lot," said Finkton.
"In my mind, I don't feel right having a dream I'm trying to reach if I'm not kind of pulling somebody else along to do the same thing. I should be inspiring someone else to do it too."
Toward that end, she hopes her creative and business ventures create opportunity not just for Talented, her stage persona, and not just for Tiffany Finkton, entrepreneur, but for other people as well.
"I really want to provide jobs, honestly. I say this thing: 'Don't create crews, create jobs.' I want to get to a point where I can actually create a job for people, where they can actually get paid for their creativity and paid for sitting around running social media -- and teach them life doesn't have to be about you sitting and working all these hours and just feeling tired and hating and dreading work."
She encourages people to stop dreaming about their dreams, which just keeps them on a back burner. It was a message she reiterated at her event on multiple lives.
"What I was trying to get across to other people was how we put things on the back burner. Or how you might have a passion that you keep putting off and putting off. A quote from John Wooden says: 'If you don't have time to do it now, when will you have time to do it right?' It says to me that no time is more perfect than now."
For her own part, she hopes to find success both as a businesswoman and artist.
"I really just want to be successful. If it's music, that will probably be my number one, because I love to perform, I love to be on stage. Other than my teaching or helping someone, no place feels better than just being on stage, in front of somebody, being nervous. It's just a good feeling to me.
"If I could take music and take dance to the next level as an artist brand, that's what I would want to do. And being able to do my side company, to have a company that I own."
Now that she has stepped out on her own, Finkton is ready for whatever comes. "I feel like I have a gift. And stepping out on faith is a gift in itself," she said.
"Hey, I don't have kids. I don't see a way to fail right now. What's the worst that could happen? Move back on my mom's couch?"
She laughs, adding: "She wants me to move back on her couch anyway."
Find Tiffany Finkton at her personal Twitter at @oddlytalented and for her social media company at @socdigmediation.
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