Wherever you are today, just asking you take a moment to remember the lives and loved ones lost on this date 17 years ago. You may remember where you were that day and may carry it with you always.
I don’t expect to succeed at everything I attempt, but I do believe in attempting everything I want to do. So I took some time out of my day and went to a tax lien investor seminar in Pasadena. At the last minute, I had a guest join me, which made it more fun to attend.
I make myself do/try something of interest to me and is pushed me outside of my comfort zone as often as I can. Ideally, once a month, but I will take the opportunity whenever it presents itself.
So, my fellow hustlers, what are your interests and how do you push yourself to do more, learn more and succeed at more?
I think one of the best phrases I hear all week is “Happy Friday”. When I say it at the office, it’s my way if acknowledging the break I’m getting away from a job and a group of people I don’t enjoy being around.
But when I share it among my tribe, it’s about reflecting on the week that just past. What happened, what’s happening, the good news, the let downs, all of it. It’s a time close that week’s chapter while reflecting the progress and plans of the coming weeks and months.
So, yes. It’s the freakin’, go and have you so fun. But pat yourself on the back or pick yourself up if you need to.
Happy Friday, my hustlers.
I know. It’s Labor Day. The one day of the whole year which is supposed to be dedicated to not working. I get it. I also don’t care. Not because I’m evil or mean or a monster. Because I believe in Mark Cuban words: when the other guy is sleeping, you need to be busting your butt off.
I firmly agree with that.
So what better time than to get a jump on your week and finances than on a day when everyone else is ‘laxing it up?
We made August the month about zeroing in our income and expenses. And we even threw in a budget to better watch our money. I think September should be about designating our monies to savings account. We already said we’d budgeted it in.
So how much and how often? Or do you want to do the weekly savings challenge: your first week of savings, $1, your second week of savings, $2 and so forth and so on.
So how much are you willing saving, how often?
May your feet be up.
May you be relaxed.
May you be away from work
Enjoying today to the max.
Forget about the job
Keep work thoughts at bay
Spend this time how you wish,
May you have a Happy Labor Day.
I am unsure if I brought this up earlier, but I will expand on this further either way.
Now, I know of several companies that offer legit remote Virtual Assistant opportunities, but I feel like they all require you to get yourself or be vetted through the company you’re going through. I’m firm a believer that a side hustle shouldn’t be difficult to get started. So, if you found yourself in one these companies and had no luck getting clients, strike out on your own.
You can creat a website, Facebook page, a Craigslist posting or whatever it is to help you get the word out there. By all means, do so. But also narrow down your services and packages. I’ve done this in so many forms, I didn’t know what it was at the time, just that it paid.
How I did/do it – I still use this hustle from time to time – was simple:
- List all the services I was willing to offer and complete. Nothing on the list could be something I hated doing. ‘Cause then I wouldn’t do it.
- Have a fixed price for each service. I used a flat monthly fee. Example, my social media marketing service was $175. My research was service was $150.
- Offer packages. Make it more appealing by offering some of your services together for a fair price. You can offer three services for $500 or something.
- Make sure take a deposit up front. Keeps everyone honest and fills your pockets to help some of the cost, should there be any.
- Offer payment options: Venmo, PayPal, Square app, cash, credit card, whatever you like and think your clients might use.
- Get a commitment timeline from your client . One month is not a good show of faith for either you or the client. A 3-month minimum commitment is ideal.
If this is an appealing opportunity, find a way to make this work and even enjoyable for you.
I don’t know about you, but the weather outside is DELIGHTFUL! 🤗
There is something about closing out a month that makes me feel like I’ve just finished a chapter in a book and am about to start another.
This last week alone has been a rollercoaster for me. Had an interview for job prospect in Beverly Hills. Disappointed a client. Have a referral to another client. Finished a short project for a client I’ve had for over five years. Just a lot taking place. A lot of it good. Some of it not.
Just hoping September and the rest of the year bring 10 times the amount of good I’ve experienced all year long.
To my fellow hustlers, Happy Friday. And may the next new chapter we start be exponentially rewarding.