My goal has always been to be self employed. Fully. No full time job cushioning the dream indefinitely or funding the dream for the long haul. The goal has always been to eventually move into the self employed space and make that my permanent reality. After leaving the Girlboss Rally, I’ve been told I need to be strategic about my goal. And that I could accomplish being self employed in the next two years.
So… this week, and thanks the 4th of July holiday for giving me an extra full day off, I will be working on my strategic plan so that in the next 18 months, I can build the life I want and do the things I’ve always wanted to do.
I enjoy my job. I really do. And it’s ashame this job came so late in the employment game for me. I think if I had this job earlier on, I wouldn’t be so jaded about employers or about working for someone else. I may not have even wanted to work for myself if I had this job earlier. But everything happened the way it did and perhaps, they it was suppose to so I could dream this big dream and have these lofty goals.
And so I will aim. High.
Yes, I’m still high from attending the Girlboss Rally this weekend. And over those two days, I was reminded of something very important we women do but shouldn’t: we carry the burden of work – whatever work we do – all alone as if we’re the only ones experiencing our sort or level or dedication and standard.
Taking a page from the business consultant, Ivy Slater, we get more work done when we ask for support. Whether we need to go to a women’s conference such as the Girlboss Rally to be reminded of this. Or if need to ask out closest friend, like Elle is to me, to contribute to our blog, we need to ask for support. We need to network. Meet up with other like minded women, share our work or what we’re working on. Not for validation or for compliments. But for support. Our there is our tribe… let’s meet them halfway.
I spent most of time at the Girlboss Rally attending money workshops. I was a little concerned that I wasn’t finding workshops related my work. And even though I was attending Girlboss as part of my work, I was also attending as an opportunity to learn for myself and my near future aspirations.
And during these very insightful discussions as to when/ how to manage money successfully, the topics of when and how much to save, when and how much to invest and when and how much to pay yourself were constant and prevalent. But the takeaway was they same.
NOW!!! Or in other words, start saving, investing and paying yourself immediately. The moment you start making money, the moment you get paid from your first side hustle client, do all three.
Save money: you may have to claim taxes on your new found income. So put some money aside for that.
Invest money: put money back into the business and make sure you have the supplies and equipment to remain “operational “.
Pay yourself: I’ve heard lots of self made people talk about how long they went without giving themselves a salary. But that doesn’t logically make sense. Because if this little thing called rent. So pay yourself. Think of a percentage and stick to it no matter how much money you start to bring in.
Make your money work and grow for you from the very beginning.
I just spent the most amazing day “at work” attending the Girlboss Rally Event. It was the best empowering women’s conference I have ever attended. There were workshops, speakers, networking opportunities, lunch (my fave!), book signings, chill time and just an amazing group of women and energy throughout the entire day.
I am a little spent. After all, I did work. But I enjoyed every minute of today!
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.
I know you’re thinking I can’t count or don’t know the order of my months, but no. I mean, yes, I do… but that’s not what I mean. It’s my fourth month in my new role and it’s still rocking!
This Saturday I will be attending the Girlboss Rally (for free, sshhh!) thanks to my job that I’ve been at for four months and at the same time calling that day work. And I’ve been pumped up about the Girlboss Rally for as long as I’ve known about their event. Which has been for months now.
I’ve implemented my second successful additional mini program inside my program at work. Running successful programs on top of that.
And let’s not forget… my book is for sale on Amazon!!!
The Single Woman’s Guide to Side Hustling
The only other month that outdid June… was February. It’s my birthday month. And it’s when I accepted the offer the new job. And started the new job. And went to New York. It was a very good month.
But so is June.