Happy Friday: Reflection

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.

Happy Friday, my hustlers.

Happy Friday: New Chapter

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.

Happy Friday: Steady Work

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.

Happy Friday, my fellow hustlers!

Happy Friday: Getting Back to Me

Happy Friday, my fellow hustlers!

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?

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!

Happy Fridays: Hitting Targets

Happy, happy Friday, my fellow hustlers. I tell my coworkers all the time, “I was looking forward to this Friday since last Friday!”

But I mean it when I say it.

And this Friday I’m particularly happy for… having met a financial target goal for the month!!! Whoooo! Seriously. I’ve set target money goals before and I’ve always struggled to meet them. And it’s taken a while for me to set a plan and a strategy in place and now that I’ve got one going I’m happy with the result.

And that meant adjusting my target goal to a more reasonable number that didn’t feel daunting or disappointing when I didn’t hit it. And there’s almost 2 weeks left in the month, and I’m wondering how much more can I push it.

I think I can push it and I think I should.

Wishing much success for many of you to hit your targets for the week or the month. And if you haven’t, I hope you’re on track!

Happy Friday.

Happy Fridays

I’ve been slowly reworking my theme days here on the Female, Single & Hustlin’ blog, trying to share as much experience on this journey of mine and whatever viable resources I come across. And as I go through this process, I’m learning more important aspects of what it means to hustle, especially as a single woman in Los Angeles. But also what my fellow hustlers may be experiencing and looking for too.

I want to experiment with “happy Fridays”. Sounds strange, I know. But it’s one of the first things I say every Friday I’m in the office. Despite the fact I don’t want to be there. Despite the fact I don’t like my job. Despite the fact I’m not exactly where I want to be in this wonderous life, I can still muster up a “Happy Friday” to a coworker. And with joy in my voice. No, really.

So every Friday I want to explore what it means to be happy or in the pursuit of happiness as I and hopefully you get closer to our dream careers, our dream lifestyle. Our dream –whatever. Yes, happy Friday because the weekend is here. But are we happy because it’s the weekend? I mean, those things come every week. A recurring two day break from killer work weeks cannot be the true reason we say “Happy Friday.”

What is making us happy? Have we found it, and if not, are we pursuing it? If not, why not? Don’t we all deserve to be happy? And not some happiness but as much as our lives can hold?