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.
Girl, I had plans to be all over this site with some fabulous updates to roll out for the new year. But as you can see, nope! This was my hell week at work. And not like ‘I hate my life’ kind of hell. More like I was running four programs over the course of this week, three of which were back-to-back. And that meant preparing for the next program the day of a program I also had to prepare for. Ugh.
And although I’ll never admit this to an employer, I work amazingly well under pressure. It’s not my ideal work situation, but when my back is against the wall, I can perform. And the programs were pretty successful and the director of my organization had pleasant things to say about their overall outcome.
That’s no excuse for not sharing with you amazing hustlers in the making, I I just wanted to let you know where I was at this week. You’re not neglected, I promise. I just had to take of what take cares of the bills. Right?
On this Veteran’s day weekend, I wish you success as you map out and plan how you will rock 2020. I’ll be making the same effort. It’s also my mother’s birthday weekend and with that comes a mini family reunion.
Till next week, keep hustlin’ your way to your dreams!
Happy Friday, ladies and gentlemen. It’s suppose to b e a warm 87° today. In October. While the rest of the country is probably experiencing Fall we are experiencing Summer #2. It’s suppose to get cooler next week, but we’ll see.
But regardless of our nearly perfect weather in sunny L.A., I feel good today. Like, I’m on the right path good. I had a prospect notary client reach out to me yesterday — my 4th would-be client – and although I was not able to set an appointment with this client, I was able to pass him off to another notary that reached me earlier (the one who wanted mentor her). She was much closer as she’s in the Long Beach area. And I felt good about it. And I felt even better than I could do that for a client and for… a mentee? Can I call her that yet? I don’t know. I just finally feel like I have a voice, I have the experience and I have the willingness to be a resource.
I just feel real food about the direction I’m headed in. How about you? Feeling good with how things are coming along? Or you just feeling good about this three-day weekend?
I was on the bus headed to work yesterday when it dawned on me five minutes from the office that I hadn’t repeated my little mantra for the day. I don’t say “little” to demean the words I say, but rather acknowledge the length of my mantra. It’s pretty short.
Today is going to be wildly successful and I’m moving into my goals of becoming successful, wealthy and sought after.
That’s pretty personal for me to so consider yourself esteemed that I’m sharing it. And depending on the morning, I’ll adjust the words and tweak it to be more specific. I try to keep my mantra a little vague as to keep myself open to whatever successful looks like for me instead of what I think it should look like.
The point of my story, I recited my mantra to myself a few times until it felt real and possible. And would you have you know, three clients reached out to me yesterday. One repeat client and two new ones. I saw the new (notary) clients after work and repeat has a short term project she needs completed by the end of the month.
I believe in claiming the things you want for yourself. Telling yourself over and over until you believe and that’s all you know. I also believe in working for what you want. But marry those two elements together how can you not feel optimistic about your future? Hmm?
Maybe I’m reaching. Whose to say. Maybe… it’s a habit you might want to start.
Last night I finally for rid of my old mattress and box spring. Two months ago, I lease a new (new to me) car. I’m in market for a new coach and new laptop. Little things. Little material things I would not have been able to do if 7 months ago I stayed in the same place. At the same company, in the same role. Among the same people. I wanted to leave, I was ready to leave and I was finally blessed with an opportunity to leave.
And I’ve been smelling the roses ever since. I’ve had more perks, benefits, chances to network, to grow, to blossom and develop in my short 7 months than the 5 years… I was allowing myself to suffer.
We don’t also know what’s good for us until something bad has been removed. And, girl, let me tell you! Having those thorns plucked from you side makes the world of difference. Not just for you sanity but your overall well being.
So to my hustlers out there: look at how far you’ve come. Look at what you were or have been able to do for yourself. Yes, I know we feel like there so much more for us to accomplish and do and attain that there small materialistic measurements aren’t anything. But sometimes it helps putting it all into perspective. Where we are. What we have. How far we’ve come.
Happy Friday, ladies and gentlemen. And yes, for those of you aware of today’s date, it’s Friday the 13th. But I’ve never been one for superstition. Superstition to me is the equivalent of luck. And to quote Billy Zane from Titanic,”a real man makes his own luck.” In this cass, a real woman makes her own luck.
But let’s talk about how we’re just about halfway through September. Damn! I feel like it was just a few days ago we were talking about making these last four months in 2019 matter and now we’re down three and a half months. Time presses forward whether we’ve made plans or not.
Think about that as we close out the year. The clock is still running. And we might as well have it work with us than against us. So, push through these few months with all you have left. Surprise yourself. Level up. It’s not going to be easy all the time, but it sure is worth it.
Happy Friday, ladies and gentlemen. I hope your week had been good to you. I lost a high school classmate and buddy of mine earlier this week and, as you can imagine, have been very introspective as a result. I’ve haven’t been thinking about time as I’vehe aaaawww re many people do. I know time is short, you don’t have to tell me that.
I’ve been thinking about people. And their goals and their lives and what they must going through that we have no clue about. I’ve been thinking about my friend’s family, his mother, his brother, his other friends, did he have life insurance… just practical and impractical things, because we don’t think about these things until they hit close to home. There’s lots of things I have questions about I know I’ll never get the answer to, but it doesn’t make me stop wondering or thinking about it.
Not to spill my melancholy into your weekend, but I do hope that you take some time out and just think about… stuff. People. Places. Things. Your dreams and goals. Your relationships with the people in your life. Just things. While we do have the time, let’s give it the respect it deserves.
Elle and I have been talking about the next four months of 2019 for the past couple weeks that it’s become sort of a mantra for us. All we’re thinking about is how we’re going to crush our goals in these next four months so we can have an amazing 2020. At the beginning of every year we’re so full of promise and hope. Are expectations are high as well as our energy. But as things divert from the plans we made, our enthusiasm wanes a little, setback set in and we come towards the of the end trying to find that same energy we started with.
So, goodbye August. We really need to spark that fire because I am well overdo for
We are more than halfway through the month of August and even though the end of the year doesn’t feel quite so upon us, it’s only about four months away. Four months till we start making new resolutions for the coming year. Four months till the holidays start ramping up and we gotta face that same question we pose to ourselves ever year: to be or not to be around our relatives.
But before those four months are here, I hope you take the time to evaluate how you want to end 2019 and what you want from 2020. Soon enough, we’ll be making that decision anyways, but it’s always good to be prepared.
In the meantime, lets enjoy the end of another week. And may the remaining weeks in the year – something like 18 weeks – be both successful and productive for you.
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.