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I know the science behind writing goals down. I use to do it religiously and watch myself cross things off the list, but I haven’t been in the habit of writing plans down as of lately. Now, don’t get me wrong. I didn’t accomplish everything on my list for my goals, but I accomplished enough to make me want to keep doing it. But I’ve stopped. I haven’t done it in a while. And been mad at myself for keeping up with it.
So, my goal this week is to get back to writing my plans down and setting timelines and deadlines. So, my goal for this week is that I need to write down my plans…all my plans. Plans for cleaning my house, for tracking my work to-do items and most importantly, my future goals and ambitions of being self employed!!!
So… that’s the plan. To create and write down the plan.
If you’re like me, you grew understanding the concept of “secret sauce”. Now, whether McDonald’s coined the term themselves or copyrighted is up for debate, but the point is, we know the term very well. And essentially it means: that little something extra that makes you/ your business special.
But the question becomes, in an age where everything is accessible online, do you still share information? If everything is already known and people and find out what they want from just doing some research, if you feel like you have something special in your arsenal, do you share it? Do you make yourself a resource to others and share what has helped make you successful or do you still let that be your little secret?
Recently, I’ve been helping a notary in Virginia who just received her notary commission and is working becoming a signing agent. She had lots of questions. Wanted lots advice as to whether or not have a website, what kind of business cards to get and if she should get a dual laser printer. So I shared my thoughts with her and some of things I’ve been doing and I must say, I enjoyed it. I think what I really enjoyed was learning how much experience I’ve gained in my short tenure as a notary.
In all honesty, I shared a lot but not everything with this other notary. Part of me wanted to reserve the techniques I created as I continue to make notary my business and another part of me believe she will have to learn what will work for her what doesn’t. As we all do.
Would you have shared your strategies with someone else in the same or similar business with you? Why or why not?
July isn’t quite over yet, but it’s time we say goodbye to July. I found myself working a little harder and a little longer each day, evaluating each of my efforts and figuring out which steps are going to take me to where I want to me. And in the midst of working and pondering, I’ve been slipping with writing and keep you in the loop. Not much to report, but I haven’t been sharing as I normally do.
So, I blame July. It’s hot. It’s summer. I’m irritable when I’m physically warmer than I have to be so when summer comes each year, I blame the season for my lack of work. And obviously the heat, it brings. But we got four months left in 2019. And when 2020 rolls around, I don’t want to be celebrating the new year and what’s to come. I want to celebrate the year whose ass I just kicked.
So, come back. Join me as we continue to kick ass and take names later. We’re gonna kick things into high gear and see what we can be grow and blossom in the next 120 days or so.
Bye, July. It was nice knowing you… not!
*Had to share this article I found on LinkedIn. And although I’m all about the side hustle and letting that blossom into your dream career, there something very powerful stated in this article about one’s worth that i think every woman should hear, regardless of color.*
How women of color are tripling their salaries and closing the wage gap
Just… happy Friday. It seems sometimes we make happiness the be all to end with life events to measure by and big gestures so the whole world knows we’re happy. But, that’s hardly ever the case.
Within a day of one another, two people I consider to be part of my tribe shared with me the personal struggles they’ve been battling in aiming to reach their goals. Family troubles, money troubles, just all of it has been weighing on their hearts and mind. So much so they’ve felt consumed by those thoughts of late.
Not much I could do but remind them to find the things that make them happy that involves no one else but themselves and no money. Just… happy things.
Today, I hope you all do the same. The hustle can feel like a rat race in itself. So find time and things that bring you joy and make you happy.
I don’t know who needs to hear this (everyone who wants to have a hustle), but you need to pick up a copy – digital or in print – of my newest book, The Singl Woman’s Guide to Side Hustling.
Some of the positive feedback I’ve gotten is that it’s an easy read. It’s easy to follow and explains everything clearly.
And you find the book on Amazon!
Don’t laugh at me. But my goal this week is to get more sleep. I started going to bed earlier than I normally do last week and I find myself feeling… almost more refreshed. At least more refreshed than I feel with only six hours of sleep. Seven hours of sleep or more really makes a difference. Seriosuly!
And I have my hustle reasons for doing getting more sleep. Obviously, I find that I perform better at work with more sleep in my system and that carries over into my hustles. Im able to plan more, be more creative, accept and work on more assignments. Getting more sleep has helped with all of that. So I want to continue with the momentum of getting more sleep a night to do more with the hours I have when I’m awake.
That means sacrificing fun time and instead having focus time. Time to just focus on the things that matter and will propel me to where I want to be. No more playing fishdom when I’m bored and in a brain lock. If I’m already embracing the benefits of getting a good night’s sleep, then I need to embrace that sacrifices that come with it as well.
After all, my hustle depends on it.
Above is a screenshot of a text I had with a very good friend of mine last night. We texted and chatted for over and hour and he started admitting how frustrated he’s been feeling with his life lately. He feels that no matter how hard he works and do right by the people he cares about, he keeps getting screwed over. And it’s been making him not want to pursue his own business anymore.
Which makes me sad to hear that, but I know exactly how he feels. Having been in similar situations feeling frustrated with life and the fruit I wasn’t able to produced from my labor.
And as we continued to talk with him, the more I realize how many of us big dreamers feel the same way when things are veering off track and how many have similar experiences we share. I always tell people it takes more lumber to build a mansion than it does a shack. So if you have big dreams, you’re gonna have to wait a minute. Yet, us big dreamers find ourselves frequently battling the comparison bar. We wonder why everyone else we see seem to have it better than us. Why not us? Why are we working so hard and have so little to show for it? I mean, I’ve been side hustling for 10 years and this is the first time I feel like I’m on a roll with something. So, why the elongated journey?
Big dreamers come with big blueprints. Which comes with contingencies. Setbacks. Resource mapping. And multiple visits to the drawing board. That’s just reality for us.
My friend is going to take some time out and hopefully find a way to safely diffuse his anger and frustration, but that’s something we all may need to do from time to time. Especially when we feel tired of the grind and nothing seems to be coming from it.
Like I told my friend, this is just life’s way of asking you how bad do you want a better lifestyle and livelihood.
Hey, hey, hey… good evening, everyone.
I know I was a little radio silent last week. I hadn’t deserted you or the blog. Just needed a week to step away and regather my thoughts and make some plans. Such as… I’ve been working on recruiting another contributing writer for thr blog. Waiting for her confirmation, so I’m excited about that.
Beem brainstorming about my next venture as a side hustle coach. Nervous and excited. Nervous about the execution of the busines more than anything. Still brainstorming the name. Working on creating programs for the new ventures. Just working with the momentum I have and trying to do big things quietly.
So, let’s continue to march forward .