Happy Friday: New York, New York

Mid-Town Manhattan

🎶… I’m leaving today, start spreading the news…. I’ve got to be a-part of it…🎶

And I was… since Wednesday. Out here again for a work retreat. Visited Queens, saw family, had a slice of New York of pizza and spent a total of $23.02. Loved that part. The company provided meal and travel stipends while we were out here, so it was nice to forget having to pull out my debit card. But it’s also nice to conclude my birthday trip with a free trip to the big apple.

But I think the highlight of my trip was the Uber ride back to the airport. The second longest employee rode with me because she lives in Queens and apparently it’s only a 5 minute ride from the airport to her home. And honey, she spilled ALL the tea.  I learned I sorta wished I didn’t know, but the more you know, you can make better decisions.  Such as one’s future.

Future was a huge topic for the majority of our trip. And I might share some of the details and she snd I spoke about. But I wanted to make sure I press upon you all is… think about the future. Map it out. Have a plan. Don’t get caught somewhere for 5 or 10 years out of convenience. Know where you wanna go in this life amd steer there.

Till then, I’ll catch up with you once I’m back in L.A.

Happy Freakin’ Friday

Not just a great Friday, but a great month

Hey, laaaaadddddiiieeees! And my gentlemen friends too!!!

Yesterday was all about winning. Or so it felt. My clients were winning at work getting wonderful merchandise from one of our national partners. I was winning at work too and even though we’re still working out the kinks and cogs out of everything, Elle will be launching something amazing together next month and it’ll really take shape in April.

I always tell peope that February is the best month and no one believes me. Aside from it being my birthday month (my and Elle’s), it’s the shortest month of the year. It’s the underdog month. It’s only destined for great things.

Next week I’ll be in New York for work. I’ll get the opportunity to see my stepdad and younger sister. I just found yesterday that my company wants to send me to the Bahamas for work, obviously, late April. Excited is an understatement to how I feel right now. And not too mention a one of my goals this year was to travel more… hello!!!

And this is just the tip of the iceberg for me in 2020. I still have my hustles and I’ll still be working on my business.

What wins do you want to brag about? I want to hear them!

Happy Freakin’ Friday

Not just a great Friday, but a great month

Hey, laaaaadddddiiieeees! And my gentlemen friends too!!!

Yesterday was all about winning. Or so it felt. My clients were winning at work getting wonderful merchandise from one of our national partners. I was winning at work too and even though we’re still working out the kinks and cogs out of everything, Elle will be launching something amazing together next month and it’ll really take shape in April.

I always tell peope that February is the best month and no one believes me. Aside from it being my birthday month (my and Elle’s), it’s the shortest month of the year. It’s the underdog month. It’s only destined for great things.

Next week I’ll be in New York for work. I’ll get the opportunity to see my stepdad and younger sister. I just found yesterday that my company wants to send me to the Bahamas for work, obviously, late April. Excited is an understatement to how I feel right now. And not too mention a one of my goals this year was to travel more… hello!!!

And this is just the tip of the iceberg for me in 2020. I still have my hustles and I’ll still be working on my business.

What wins do you want to brag about? I want to hear them!

Real Wednesday: The Juggle Can Be A Struggle

The juggle act is a struggle

I stay reading up on new gig and freelance trends, how other people started their businesses from a side hustle that was started as a necessity. I love learning something new or even coming across something and be like, yeah, I knew about that.

But there’s a common trend I’ve been reading lately, especially in the side gig and start up realms: juggling. More succinctly, juggling your full time job with this new venture, whether it’s a business you plan to start and scale up or a side hustle to make more money.

It’s easy to talk about spending that time after work on your projects, but how many of us actually do? How many of us know how to make that commitment and stick with it? I catch myself on Facebook a few times during the day when I’m at work on someone’s else’s schedule. The struggle is harder to stay pn task when I have no one to answer to but me.

I try using “focused” time, and when I’m all in, it works. But, I’m human. I come home tired. I come home needing to hop on a call. I come home hungry. All real brain activity I have on the regular. I’ve gotten better at it over the years, but again, I’m human.

So I’m wondering, how many of you find juggling your side hustle or business a struggle at times because of just… life?! Let me know: femalesinglenhustlin@gmail.com

Pencil You In

Put yourself on the calendar

My mentor, Brik, would tell me back way back when, anytime I would complain about not having enough time for myself or working on my own projects, to schedule myself on my calendar like I would any other client. If I would make time for them, I would most definitely need to make time for me. And it wasn’t a probably thing. It was I need to make sure I’m making time for the things and projects and goals I’m focused on at least once a week.

If you’re having trouble figuring that out, let me know. I have some great ideas how you can put you on your calendar: femalesinglehustlin@gmail.com

Happy Friday: It’s Valentine’s Day!!! 🖤

Happy Friday, my fellow hustlers! It’s Valentine’s Day!!!

And for the love of God, please don’t complain or highlight that you’re overly single and can’t find a decent person. ‘All the good men are taken’. ‘All the great women are married’. One, not true! Two, being single is the best. You get to do what you want to do, when you want to do it. however you want to do it and you don’t have to answer or update anyone about it.

On the flipside, having someone to share your company with, maybe snuggle up against and just enjoy some of the best years of your life in this moment is also the best.

Enjoy the best of either relationship status. You’re with someone for a reason. You’re single for a reason. In either case, that doesn’t stop you from working on you and becoming the best version of yourself. People are in your life (hopefully) to add to your joy, if not to your wisdom.

And hopefully you’ve learned love yourself first. Your imperfections are perfect!

Small Actions = Big Impact

Small Actions = Big Impact

If asked the younger me in college or the younger-younger me in grade school did I think I ever wanted to be my own boss or self employed, I would’ve told you no.  I would’ve told you no because no one had ever introduced me to what it meant to be your own boss and the rewards that come with that kind of freedom.

I’m not quite there. I have one foot in the door. Working on getting the other one there too. But this pursuit to have career freedom started becauae when I graduated from college, it was hard for me to get a job. So I began side hustling as a way to earn some kind of living. And ironically, it has changed much of how I live and what I want to live for.

It was a small action that has the biggest impact on my life and continues to do so. What small action have you taken to go after what you really want in this life?

My Work Speaking For Itself

Let your work + passion speak for itself

I was on my way to work this morning when I get this wonderful text from my friend and former coworker, Chari. I had spent much of my morning commute on the phone with Elle fielding a few emails and some other texts when I get this surprise.

What I love most about her text to is she states she’s familair with my work and how I do things. My work. Speaks for itself. And that’s an amazing feeling. When people reach out to you because they know how you treat your work and what you’re passionate about.

And if you’re curious, we have plans to meet up Monday February 24th to discuss this online business. Exciting things, ladies. Exciting things.