Failing Will Get You Ahead

Failing Has Value

In fact, failing actually rewards you.

The motivational speaker, Les Brown says, “you will fail your way to success. “ I’ve often thought that has to be the most idiotic thing ever released out into the world. Until I realized… he was right.

Every successful hustle, every mastery of every skill I have isn’t because I started out knowing everything and how to do it. I had to fail at doing it first. I had to learn some lessons. I had to go through the experience of doing it the wrong way in order to know how to do it the right way.

Failing has value. Not succeeding the first time, the first few times, the first dozen times around… will show you what you don’t know, what you weren’t prepared for and where your weaknesses are. Failing is nothing but a revelation test. It will reveal where you are with what you know so you can better understand what you need to do to get to where you want to be.

Don’t be afraid to fail. It’s the only way you’re going to get ahead. Really.

Guess What I’m Launching This Month!

Coming soon, I’m launching something exciting

It’s my birthday 🎉 month and I love launching and executing projects and ventures during my birthday month. It’s like a gift that keeps on gifting; to me, from me 🎁.

And this particular venture has been on my heart and mind for some time and I’m really upset with myself for not launching it last year when the pandemic hit. But, at the same time, people where losing their jobs, being threatened with eviction, it just wasn’t the right time even if I felt I could help.

As the months continue to plaed6y out, more and more people were seeing and believing how essential it was to have a side hustle. Or, really, just another income stream. So, I have been positioning myself to help those who… want to join the club, so to speak.

During this month, I will be releasing some digital trackers and organizers I’ve created to help the ambitious and novice side hustler keep themselves align to their financial goals.

After all, side hustling is essentially a financial strategy under another name. Why? The word finance can be a little daunting for some, especially if they feel like they’re not we’re they want to be at this very moment. Trust me, I know the feeling. Thus, I want to help others in way I wished I was helped when I first started side hustling.

Stay tuned!

Want I Know Now: Saving

With all the jobs I had that paid “under the table”, I didn’t save a lick of any of it.  Not a single dime of it!  Which is weird, but in college, even as a part time employee, I had a 401K, two checking accounts with separate banks and a savings account.

I mean, I don’t know what I was thinking about than SPEND, SPEND, SPEND!  My dumb ass didn’t even bother to begin to pay back some of my student loan debt.  I just literally spent what I could when I could — which is weird-er, because so uncharacteristically like me now, or maybe, as a result of all that spending it has become unlike my character, I don’t know.  I just look back on those years and shake my head and wonder what must I have been thinking?

If I could do it again, oh, I would so be saving.  At least 50% of what I was earning, since at the time, I was living rent free with mom.  I could only imagine what my dream home fund what look like now if I was wiser back then