In 2016, Cheadle moved Rational Means’ office to Hygge’s West Charlotte location on Remount Road; Faye now manages Rational Means while Tim works virtually for General Assembly from the same office.
“I like West Charlotte, and when I toured [the Remount Road Hygge], I could see the potential,” Cheadle shares. “And it feels like what Garrett originally wanted Hygge to be. Plus, for me, it’s more private since I’m on the phone all the time; and the lighting is better over here.”
Working so closely with Faye for almost their entire careers, begged the question of work-life balance – and whether they discuss work at home, or vice versa.
“I don’t believe in work-life balance,” says Cheadle. “It’s just all your life.”
Cheadle’s life involves another important responsibility – dad. He and Faye have two children now: son, Henry (age 6) and daughter, Ruby (10 months).
So, what’s the best part of being a dad?
“There are so many best parts, but I’d probably say getting a chance to relive your own childhood and see your own life through a different lens,” he shares. “For me, raising kids is about guiding them and coaching them and letting them become their own person. It’s super exciting and difficult, but you get to experience who and what they become. And I want them to be happy – whatever they want to do.”