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.
And happy Women’s month and International Women’s Day. I wanted to give a little nod to the women who have come before us, the women who are crushing it now and the women and will be breaking all kinds of barriers in the future.
I don’t know about you, but I am feeling good! Yes, ma’am, I am! And not because of the weekend because I’ll be working Saturday. Just because. I’m in a really good place right now I want keep up this feeling and I want it to grow. Most importantly, I want to harness it to the best of my ability without being consumed by obligations and to-do lists. But regardless of all that, I feel good, I feel real good.
And… I’m happy to announce a new contributing writer to the Female, Single and Hustlin’ family. She’s my dearest and bestest friend. I’ve known her since high school. We’ve reconnected after college and been on this entrepreneurial spirit journey for ages, it seems. Her name is Elle. She’s going to be sharing a little bit about her latest business venture that deals with wellness. And hopefully help us hustlers find a better way to take care of ourselves while we’re on the grind.
You’ll be hearing from her every Friday. Please show her some love, as we should support every hustler and aspiring entrepreneur here!
Happ happy Friday! Yes, it’s the freakin’ weekend and I got mad plans going down for February.
Next Tuesday is my birthday and I’ll be turning the big 3-4. Momentous, but I think that of every birthday every year. I’m taking the day off to enjoy myself and the company I’ll be with. I’ll be in Palms Springs for the better part of the day, which is nice. This Saturday I will be shooting my dearest friend, Elissa, at her place for her book promo. She’s dropping a plant based recipe book this June for Newbies, like myself. A must get if you want to incorporate a healthier lifestyle this year.
I’ll be attending a women’s writing workshop this Sunday in the Leimert Park area. Very excited about it since it’s turned into a wait list event, so I’m glad I got in early.
Next Saturday I’ll be hosting my second Discount Notary Day for the year at a new Starbucks location off of La Cienga and Jefferson. Notarizations are $10 that day.
And I am anxiously but patiently waiting to hear back from a job I am hoping to get. I had two successful interviews with over the course of these last two weeks. Been looking at resignation letter examples today. Found the perfect one. It’s one sentence long. Which is the sentiment for where I’m at with my current job and company.
Happy Friday, ladies (and my gents too who visit and read. I see you and I thank you!)
We are now in February, my birthday month. Just throwing it out there in case you wanted to get me a gift. I like wine. Any sort. But if you want to get me something special though, San Antonio Winery has this great La Quinta Port Syrah. De-lish. Just sayin’.
Aside from it being my birthday month, it’s going to be a beautiful month regardless. I’m declaring it now. I had some changes take place for me this month, but I am spinning them on their head to make them advantageous for me and my goals rather than what the original designer created those changes for. And sometimes you gotta do that. Sometimes you gotta take the mud someone slings at you and turn it into pottery. Make it art. Make it shine. Make it for you rather than against you. Because despite what we believe, we still got a lot of power over what’s going on with us. Even if it’s just our attitude. That’s powerful too.
I’m feeling good. Had a very successful interview yesterday Downtown. Confirmed two clients meetings for tomorrow. Got some great ideas for marketing my notary business I’m going to try out in the next couple of days. So I feel real good. And I hope you feel real good too.
And please don’t just feel good because it’s Friday and it’s the end of the normal work week. I mean, if that’s your reason, I’m not gonna rain on your parade. I’ll leave that to the actual weather. But I would love it if you have a reason today was better beyond the fact it’s Friday.
I think one of the best phrases I hear all week is “Happy Friday”. When I say it at the office, it’s my way if acknowledging the break I’m getting away from a job and a group of people I don’t enjoy being around.
But when I share it among my tribe, it’s about reflecting on the week that just past. What happened, what’s happening, the good news, the let downs, all of it. It’s a time close that week’s chapter while reflecting the progress and plans of the coming weeks and months.
So, yes. It’s the freakin’, go and have you so fun. But pat yourself on the back or pick yourself up if you need to.
There is something about closing out a month that makes me feel like I’ve just finished a chapter in a book and am about to start another.
This last week alone has been a rollercoaster for me. Had an interview for job prospect in Beverly Hills. Disappointed a client. Have a referral to another client. Finished a short project for a client I’ve had for over five years. Just a lot taking place. A lot of it good. Some of it not.
Just hoping September and the rest of the year bring 10 times the amount of good I’ve experienced all year long.
To my fellow hustlers, Happy Friday. And may the next new chapter we start be exponentially rewarding.
As much as I wanted success to happen for me instaneously, I’m actually happy that I’m going along the way I am.
What do I mean by that? It’s my firm belief that success is given to us when we are ready for it. And while working towards it, we’re gearing up for it. Positioning ourselves for that moment. For me, all this time I still manage to have steady work with clients outside of my 9-5. Whether they’re repeat clients or new to me, somehow I still get work every month. And I love that. I really do. I love staying busy providing a service or working on the business. It makes me feel like I’m getting closer to the goal.
So wherever we may be in the stage of our hustle — launching, rebranding, or growing — it’s always.good to still have work coming in. A small reminder that we’re doing something right.
And a wonderful Friday it’s going to be. Because I’ve decided to stop doing overtime at my job and start focusing on more on my side hustling and business ventures. Getting back to ME, ME, ME!
Yes, the overtime was nice when it wasn’t all being eaten by Uncle Sam, but those hours I was giving away to someone else’s business, I’m taking back and focusing them on me and mine. Putting more time into building the professional path I want for myself, and not one I have to ask or beg for.
My time. My dreams. My goals.
Anyone else deciding to focus more on their aspiration rather than circumstances?
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!