Happy Friday: Onward March

Happy Friday ladies and gents. Yes, gents! I am ecstatic to have you as readers well.

This is the last Friday of the second quarter of the year. Okay, I’m complicating things, I know. Let me say it plainly. After this Friday, we only have six months left in 2019! Whoop, whoop! And I don’t know what your plans are, but I plan to make this the most memorable year to date. I think I’m doing a good job so far.

(Sighs) The only people I’ve kept in touched with from the old job are the field staff team (a few them). I’ve reached out twice to the people I worked with in my old department to meet up and grab lunch with and haven’t heard anything back. I even sent Luis a text about three weeks ago. Nothing. Hmmm. And although a small part of me wanted to brag about how awesome my new job is, I also wanted to be a resource and help them get out of there too. Guess we’ll never know how that would’ve turned out.

I’m keeping marching forward.

Really excited about Saturday and going to the GirlBoss Rally. And I’m gonna post it on my Facebook page and Instagram. Living my best life… thus far!

But… (my thoughts are a little all over the place) with the reality of six months left in the year, I gotta get going. I have more things I’d like to accomplish before in the next 18 months if I plan to step into my dream and be wildly successful, be abundantly wealthy and feel completely fulfilled professionally.

Gotta keep pressing forward.

Happy Friday: Opportunity

Happy Friday, ladies. Happy Friday everyone! Today is going to be wildly successful and I am moving into my goal of becoming successful, abundantly wealthy and completely fulfilled in my life.

This has been a very long week, but don’t we say that about all the weeks? Ha! This week feels especially long because of the opportunities that presented themselves to me as well as the things I still need to get accomplished. But all in all, it has felt like an amazing week.

I met up with Ms. Renee this past Wednesday in Downtown Los Angeles to learn that she would like to employ my services for a self publishing project she’s working on. In addition, Elle told me she refered me to a friend of hers in North Carolina who’s working on a product launch and her friend wants to hire my services for her content needs when marketing and delivering her message to the public. So… yea… loving it!

All lot going on, but I just need to start cracking down on my time management so I can get all these projects done and completed and take in new and exciting work like what I’ve been presented with.

The opportunities are there. We just can’t stop working or we’ll lose our momentum and traction. Let’s be real, your goals aren’t going to complete themselves!

Happy Friday: Transformative Experiences

I just successfully had my first big event at my “new” job. And I was told horror stories of how it was in the past and the expectations of what it could be. But none of that saw light. Not a single moment or horror or crazy mishap transpired and I am thrilled that everything went so smoothly. But, more importantly, that I’ve had this experience. Both, professionally and personally.

This event, which had been in the making before my joining the organization, seemed to be the very backbone of all our fundraising events. But there was prep. Lots and lots of prep. And that’s what made everything work and come together so easily.

And that’s an amazing feeling. Perhaps not one I feel often, or hadn’t felt often enough in my previous employment roles, so it’s still strange and new to me. But, it does feel incredible despite it also being alien. And I’m just taking mental notes. Of what this feels like, looks like and becomes. So when the time comes for me to have amazing transformative experiences, I know what to expect.

We’re half way through June ladies, which means we’re just about halfway through the year. And I wish that each and every one of you has an amazing transformative experience – if you haven’t had one already, or get the chance to experience another one — where everything just seems to come together so naturally.

Happy Friday.

Happy Friday: It’s About Community

Happy freaking Friday, ladies. I had the esteemed pleasure of attending a GirlBoss community event yesterday evening at their Headquarters in Silverlake. I met some really funny and passionate women doing some big things in LA. And I got to meet Sophia Amoruso herself.Quickly, she’s the author of the book GirlBoss, which is the name of her current company. Her book was turned into a Netflix series, which is still available on Netflix if you want to watch it. And she started the clothing line Nasty Gal. And she/the company is hosting a highly anticipated rally later this month.Now, that we caught up, it was an amazing event as far as energy goes. And what I mean by that was the types of women who were present. Some came to learn (like, Ms. LeAnn, former social worker looking to start her own business), some came to share (Ms. Melissa, who currently is working on a digital platform called the Phoenix project), some came to network (Mrs. Lindsay, who’s based out of Fullerton but has a company called Emblem), but of all us came for the community.I think it was very on the nose when Sophia started the event with an African proverb:

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

And that pretty much set the tone and the agenda for the evening. People (as there were men there too, because anyone can be an ally) broke off into groups to talk and get to learn about one another. And although we were given a topic to discuss when we broke off into groups, I don’t think a single group I was in (I was jumping into a few groups and I loved it) stayed on topic. But in a good way. We were there to build a community among ourselves and so we did. And that’s what we women of all walks of life need.Community.

Happy Friday: The Theatrics of It All

Doesn’t it always feel like short weeks are just as long as regular weeks? It’s like losing a day didn’t make a difference in the workload, but only in the moment of not being at work. But regardless of that illusion of a feeling, the week’s end is here. And it couldn’t have arrived any sooner.

It’s been weird on the job since my direct manager gave her 30 day notice. She and the director have barely been speaking and I’ve bern feeling like the child caught up in a custody battle. But, it is what it is.

However, the best advice I received regarding this change was not to get caught up in the theatrics of it all. And definitely don’t let it derail my bigger plans. So that will be the goal until I too am ready to vacate my role.

Stay on task and do not get distracted.

Happy Friday: Making It Work

Happy Friday to my ladies and gents who follow me and regularly read my posts. I apologize for posting today’s happy Friday late this morning/afternoon. I’m having such a fast paced Friday and I leave two hours earlier due to our summer hours schedule.

And as a result of the memorial day holiday, we’re a little short on staff today, so I am playing my role, ish, as well as the receptionist and stylist. It’s not even noon and I feel burnt out. But, in an accomplished way. Like, I’m helping getting sh*t done, son!

And that’s the attitude I’m taking with me into the long weekend. Getting it done. Making it work. Handlin’ it. But, as hustlers, what else are we going to do?

Happy Friday: We’re Here

Happy Friday, ladies. It’s the end of a beautiful week for most and as we come to this week’s end, I have some somber news to share. And I hope Elle doesn’t mind me sharing this information on her behalf.

Today, we will not be having a Foodie Friday. Elle is taking time today and however long she needs to talk with her relatives and be there in the spirit as they share a loss of a loved one. One of ther eldest brothers passed away a day or two ago and the family is reeling from this unexpected news. She and I talked about it gently yesterday. She needs this time to process and grieve and we’ll respect that.

I’ve lost many loved ones over the years and I know how death affects people differently. How we cope is different and we all need our own time and space to deal in whatever manner is best for us.

So, this Friday if I can impart any knowledge or good will, it would simply be to let the people you love know you love them. Let them know you care about them. Reach out to them. Give them a call. Send them a text. Drop them an email. Don’t let too much time pass by before you connect with the ones you love.

Happy Friday: Reignite Our Flame

“Today is going to be wildly successful…”

Although this week hasn’t completely felt like it. I’m in a slumpy week despite accomplishing some big ticket items I thought I’d be behind on.

I invited a consultant/coach to speak at one of the programs I ran Tuesday evening and the topic was owning the Boss Lady in ourselves and she challenged us to make two boss lady moves in the next two months, reminding us that we’ve always had this power to go big and go hard. We just needed to harness it and use it more often. And stop listening to all those outside voices and even our own self doubt.

And that is how I’ve been trying to handle the week. As if I have the power to make the call and tackle more and push myself a little harder. Telling myself I got this. And I just needed to remind myself that I do.

So, if you had a slumpy week as well, maybe it’s time to make some boss lady moves to reignite your flame and start feeling like your awesome selves once again. I’ll join you.

Happy Friday.

Happy Friday: Say It, Own It

Today is going to be wildly successful and I am moving closer to my goal of becoming successfully and abundantly self employed.

That is my mantra. Every morning.

While the water is running for my shower creating a light steam in the bathroom, before the construction workers have gotten to work with all their banging and drilling, while the morning is still relatively quiet, and school children shuffle along in pairs or in groups through alley ways off to school, this is my mantra.

Every morning.

Say these words. I own these words. I believe these words.

It makes every day better. It makes every new opportunity that more thrilling. It makes the start of every day exciting. It makes all that I do and all I put in and put up with much more worth.

What do you tell yourself every morning in order to tackle your day?

Happy Friday: Everything Happens For a Reason

So, it’s been a bittersweet week. My nearest and dearest, Elle, is back in North Carolina. She left a month and half earlier than her orginal plans because the people she drastically changed her life for… well, let’s jsut say no matter how well we think we know people, they can always surprise. And not always in the way we like. I’m sad she’s gone, but I know this will give me an excuse to visit her in North Carolina.

But, she plans to move back to L.A. officially when the time is right. It feels like a best friend is moving out state and I’ll never see them again. And in a way, much for that did happen. But these past four months have been wonderful to have her back and I’m sad to see her go. She’s part of my tribe. She’s my sounding board, my confidant. My business sister.

But we’ll reconnect in person in due time. I am happy for her she’ll finally get the peace of mind she lacked while she was here. They say, everything happens for a reason.