Happy Friday: To The Living + Bored

Yep. I said it. If you’re reading this you are among the living. And there are a good number of you that are probably bored or restless out of your mind. And that’s okay with me because you’re AMONG THE LIVING!

All right. Now that we’ve taken care of today’s gratitude element, let’s continue to work on our plans for after COVID-19. There will be an “after”, most of of us will be here despite the sensationalism reporting of the news. Most people will recover. More people have recovered than have died. And knowing that most people will recover and come out on the other side of this, how will you serve them? What are you going to be offer them that you weren’t able to offer before? What need will you be able to fulfill?

Have you thought about that? You should. You should be planning for your after COVID-19 hustle or even your business right now. Get started. Wtite out a business plan outline. Write what you’ve seen that is needed. Brainstorm. Now is the perfect time to get on it!

Today, you are among the living and I’m grateful for that. Now, I want to see you succeed.

Happy Forward Friday!

Moving forward in a time of uncertainty

Good Morning. You’re awake. Awake looks good on you. So does thinking, planning, prepping, strategizing and outlining.

I say that to say this is not the time to sleep in and pick up bad habits. We ain’t got time for that. Recovery will come and when we’re on the other side of this pandemic and our feet hit what was solid ground, we want to be in running condition. Or jogging condition. Or speed walking condition. Whatever the condition we choose, we want to be moving forward. After all, it doesn’t feel like it now, but we’re moving through this pandemic, so we gotta be prepared for the other side of it.

If I could share some ideas to help you come out on the other side ready to really take back this year and make it yours, it’d be:

  • Journal – but not that “dear diary” crap. Journal for thoughts. For ideas. For things that make you curious. Add questions to those statements. Add possible web addresses to start finding the answers. And revisit your entries. Highlight, circle, underline. Make your thoughts important.
  • Exercise – or walk around the block. Some kind of movement. I do what I call “the stairs”. I go up and down the stairs in my apartment building a few times till I break a sweat. Then I follow that with squats. Why? It sets the energentic tone for my day and makes it hard for me to want to nap. And I like napping.
  • Take a free online class – there’s literally no excuse not to. You have the time. I know you. Everyone you know knows you do. And Udemy is offering free classes online in almost anything. Just open up a free account with them and get started.

For my hustlers who are fortunate to still be working, take these actions. Use and spend your time wisely. Now that we have what we always complained about what we lacked, there’s no reason we should be wasting any of it.

Happy Friday: Taking A Moment to be Grateful

Today’s a good day to find something to be grateful for.

I’m gonna start off today with some thanks and gratitude statements:

  • I’m grateful to still have roof over my head where I can self isolate
  • I’m grateful there’s food in my refrigerator to eat.
  • I’m grateful I was paid today
  • I’m grateful I’m able to work from home and not expose myself or others to this outbreak/pandemic
  • I’m grateful basic creature comforts I have to keep myself entertained
  • I’m thankful for the sun
  • I’m thankful for the air — cleaner air in Los Angeles, now that most of us are self isolating
  • I’m for the breeze when I open my window
  • And I’m both the technology to communicate and those I can communicate with.

This is how I’m starting off today. How are you staring off this Friday?

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!

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!

Happy Friday: I Am Feelin’ February

Getting February off to a good start

Happy Friday, everyone! We made it out of January… finally! For it just to be the first month of the year, it sure felt like a year long month.

I enjoy the month of February. For the obvious reason: it’s my birthday month. Whoop, whoop! And it’s also Elle’s birthday month too. She’s 12 days after me. As I like to refer to us: she is the fish (Pisces) to my fish tank (Aquarius). Ha! But I’ve also had some good news already in these first seven days. For starters, my credit score is jumped up 12 points. Always good news.  My student loan debt decreased a little over $10,000. Don’t know how, don’t care why.

And… I finally completed my taxes. And it looks like I’m going to be getting the biggest return to date, but probably the last time I’ll have a return this large. And it wasn’t because I gave the government so much money the first time via my W-4. It was because I got make legitimate claims and take better deductions this year. Proved very, very beneficial!

Oh… and one last thing… I’ll be headed back to New York for another work retreat at the end of this month. Can you say free hotel stay and free flight? I can!

Okay.  Enough about my February.  How is yours going?  Don’t want to share it here?  That’s fine.  Let’s just you and I talk: femalesinglehustlin@gmail.com

Happy Friday: Stepping Back Into It

Working my way back to myself

Girl. Gurl! Let me tell you. Last week, I was out with pneumonia, a lung infection and a 102° fever. And I thought I had the measly little flu when I went to the doctor’s office. Nope. Then, while I’m on the mend, my car (of six months) gets side swiped during the MLK long weekend (well, long weekend for a few of us). I come outside to go meet Carlos for my training Sunday morning and I see that some asshole – you are an asshole if hit someone’s car then leave the scene of the crime without so much as a note – hit the rear driver’s side of my car. Like, being sick and coughing up a lung wasn’t enough. Now I gotta deal with my car’s insurance and a claims adjuster.

But then I paused. I had to. I was feeling so overwhelmed coming back to work, both to my 9 to 5 and to 5 to 9. I felt like I has missed so much and would be so behind and it was still only January. How could I be weeks into the new year and behind?!

But it was about my mindset and perspective. Yeah, everything felt like it was landing on me some kind of way. But it wasn’t a crushing moment. It was just another test. A test to see how bad to I wanted the success and the lifestyle I’ve plastered all over my vision boards. The universe asking me, ‘are you going to let pneumonia stop you?’ ‘Are you going to let a little hit and run stop you?’

I wanted to say yes. But that wasn’t the truth. The truth was I was going to have to dig a little deeper and pull my old self out and crush this. I wasn’t built to fail. I was built soar higher than even I could imagine. And no sickness or accident was going to stop me from owning everything rightfully meant for me.

Now, I don’t know how your first few weeks are shaping up to be in 2020, but I hope they’re much better than mine. Regardless, if you’re ready to crush this year with me, let’s get to it!

Happy Friday!!!

Happy Friday: Whirlwind

Happy Friday, ladies and gentlemen!

I know, I know… I gave this speech about making these last months great and getting back to regularly sharing with you all and what do I do? Disappear again.

But not really.

I just got back from visiting some friends in North Carolina and took some much needed vacay. Prior to that, I had three programs at work I needed to wrap up while I launched a new one — one I am currently in the middle of completing. And still managing my side hustles and part time business while I prepare to launch another part time business dedicated to hustling.

Work has really ramped up to end on a positive and well prepared note for 2020. It’s been a very whirlwind November for me and trust and believe I am happy to see it come to a closure. Especially with me getting 5 days off for Thanksgiving, none of which constitutes as my vacation days.

I’m happy that I got a chance to drop in today. I hope November has not been as crazy for you for as it feels like it’s been for me. I’m going to do my best to end 2019 strong with you all I look forward to what the new year will bring us.

Happy Friday!!!😊