Money Matters: Save, Invest, Pay

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.

The Girlboss Rally Event

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: Onward March

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.

WHEN: In You’re in Month Four And It’s Still Rocking!

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.

Happy Friday: It’s About Community

Happy freaking Friday, ladies. I had the esteemed pleasure of attending a GirlBoss community event yesterday evening at their Headquarters in Silverlake. I met some really funny and passionate women doing some big things in LA. And I got to meet Sophia Amoruso herself.Quickly, she’s the author of the book GirlBoss, which is the name of her current company. Her book was turned into a Netflix series, which is still available on Netflix if you want to watch it. And she started the clothing line Nasty Gal. And she/the company is hosting a highly anticipated rally later this month.Now, that we caught up, it was an amazing event as far as energy goes. And what I mean by that was the types of women who were present. Some came to learn (like, Ms. LeAnn, former social worker looking to start her own business), some came to share (Ms. Melissa, who currently is working on a digital platform called the Phoenix project), some came to network (Mrs. Lindsay, who’s based out of Fullerton but has a company called Emblem), but of all us came for the community.I think it was very on the nose when Sophia started the event with an African proverb:

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

And that pretty much set the tone and the agenda for the evening. People (as there were men there too, because anyone can be an ally) broke off into groups to talk and get to learn about one another. And although we were given a topic to discuss when we broke off into groups, I don’t think a single group I was in (I was jumping into a few groups and I loved it) stayed on topic. But in a good way. We were there to build a community among ourselves and so we did. And that’s what we women of all walks of life need.Community.