Find Your Interests

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?

Presenting to the guests how to make passive income with taking liens investment
Real Estate Tax Lien Seminar
Getting seated before the event starts
Where the REW held their tax lien event Sun. Sept. 9th

Happy Friday: Going Beyond

Happy, happy Friday my fellow hustlers.

It’s going to be a glorious day today because for many, this is the end of the work week! And if it’s not, your end of the work week is coming!

But back to me…

I am happy this Friday because earlier this week, I got a new notary client who needed several personal documents notarized for identification purposes and as a result, she put me over the target amount I wanted to earned this month for my business, my hustle. Meeting my target was great when I hit it. Going beyond it, feels better. It’s a remonder to me that, yes, I can achieve whatever I want and I can do better than I expected. Hell, we all can.

So who out there is going beyond their targets and goals with me?

I know I’m not the only happy Hustler out there today!

Make Plans, They Come True Too

I have a smile on my face today.

This passed Saturday I finally completed my passport filing.  I have made several appointments and at least two genuine attempts to apply for my passport but failed miserably do the confusion and time constraints.  But Saturday, I was on it!  I even found my passport photo that received when I had to the application and live scan for my notary commission.  I had been looking for it for months just about resigned to paying the additional $15 for something I knew I already had.  But when I woke that morning, something told to check behind headboard/stand and sure it enough it was.

I’m also smiling because I finally opened my business bank account, to better help me manage and separate my monies and expenses.  Something very important to me but never had the time to do.  Both tasks were completed within in a matter of week of one another.

And I’m smiling.   I’m smiling because it was earlier this year when I wrote what I called my “personal business plan”.  A document I typed up, edited and printed to show my goals for every quarter of the year.  And to be honest, much of the stuff I wanted to get done didn’t get completed, for whatever reasons .  But some stuff did.  And two large ticket items for me were my passport and business account.  I had them on wrote them down and included them in this quarterly task list.   Just last Friday, I met a financial goal, which I in the business plan as well.  There were items and unchecked boxes I was approach with much trepidation because I didn’t know the how.  I was worried that along with the conviction, I needed to know the how of my plans.  I mean, how else was I going to execute a plan if I didn’t know how I was going to do it?

But I’ve been working.  Networking.  Hustlin’.  Trying to go as hard as I can after dream and the things I need to get done in order to achieve the dream.  Keeping my head down more and just focusing on the bigger picture.  And my plans, however small or inconsequential to someone else, perhaps, are unfolding.   Not at the exact times I would like them to do, but they’re still taking shape and blossoming.  And it feels good. And has me smiling.  I’ve read about the power about making plans, writing it down, putting it on paper.  Something to do with the way our brain our wired to perceive actions and goals in our mind.  And I here I am on the path to be living proof.

AND I LOVE IT.  No, really.  I do.  I have finally seeing the fruits of my labor manifest.

What other plans can I make come true?  I’ve got time.

Hey… I Published a Book

And I’m excited about it.

Now, it’s now great American novel and it doesn’t fall into a story genre, but a little somethin’-somethin’ I’ve been working on.

It’s a short body of work that combines poetry and photos summed up as a snippet of my perspective as an Los Angeles dweller. And I hope to work on more writing and book projects and the near future.

And I will have the upmost respect for anyone who is interested in purchasing my book: https://amzn.to/2zzdDBb (you should already know there is no shame in my hustlin’ game).

Thursday Thought’s: Side Hustle vs. Use of Time

First and foremost, let’s welcome in March!  It’s the top of the bottom of the first quarter of the year (I said that to deliberately confuse you). We are blowing through these months in 2018, aren’t we?  My mom was right.  As you get older, time just seems to speed up.

SLOW DOWN, 2018!  I’m trying to enjoy the year. I have plans!

Side hustling plans, obviously.  Speaking of side hustle, I had a short enough conversation with a coworker on the way down in the elevator one day leaving work realizing something interesting about how single people and “our time” are viewed.  My coworker had asked what was in the heavy bag I was carrying as we left work and I explained to her it was a project I had finished for a real estate client and I was dropping it off to them.  And then she tilted her head as if to say ‘what’.  I then quickly stated that I do work “on the side”.  And she then replied, “Oh.”  Oh.  Oh, as in, how wonderful it was that I really didn’t spend all my single free time do absolutely nothing.  [frowns face].  But if I wanted to, I surely be entitled to it.  After all, it is my time.

Now, this coworker of mine is my age, recently turned 33, acts a little older. But that’s because she has two young kids, her oldest is 3 and her youngest is 17 months.  She’s married to man who seems to constantly be in between jobs, so her salary supports all four of them.  And she commutes from Palmdale to LA five days a week for work.  Her plate is full, to say the least.  And for someone whose plate is so full to look at me, a person whose plate isn’t as full — oh, so she may think — and to know I do more with my time than just come to work almost validated my existence.  Again, the assumption that single people are lucky and have it easy.

I so do not agree with that, but I’m also a side hustler who keeps her plate full by choice.

Her validation of my “extra-curricular activity” wasn’t made because of the activity itself, but because I actually had one.  I was doing more with my time than Netflixing.  Forget the fact I am on path to position myself to be self employed.  I’m doing more than what I need to with my life.

Over it.  So over it.

Now, I like this coworker, but I will be damned before I apologize for my life choices or hers.  To each their own.  And I made this decision years ago that success would be a priority in my life.  A good friend of mine used to tell me all the time, ‘the more you have, the more you have to give’.  Damn straight!

I don’t want to be like everyone else.  I don’t want to content with mediocrity and the hum-drum of every day life  Low or status quo expectations are not for me.  I want more because I need it.  I need to know that when I leave this earth that I used every ounce of potential that was gifted to me.  I need to know I tried every avenue to live the life I see for myself in my head.  That doesn’t include kids before I’m ready.  Or a deadbeat husband.  Or even average friends.

So, yes.  I spend my time doing bigger better things (within my limited scope and reach) because I want bigger better things for myself.  That is the declaration I made to myself for myself.

To all side hustlers out there, you are validated in every thing you do, not because of the expectations that are placed you on and you exceeded them.  But because of you and all efforts.  You could have given up.  You could have realized “this” isn’t working and settled for what you have right now, hoping it might get better on its own.  But, no.  You decided to make it better with your own two hands.

You are the shit.  In case you needed reminding.