I'm A Hustler Baby
I have never really considered myself a hustler until this moment right now. But in truth, as I look back and reflect on my life, I have always had this deep ambition in me.
In high school, my best friend Veronica and I used to ditch class and ride the Trolley from Mission Valley, San Diego to Chula Vista and San Ysidro to hang out with friends, we listened to Jay Z and Ludacris, sang the rhymes obnoxiously loud from memory and plotted on our first jobs. We had no money, bus passes and big dreams. Sixteen years have gone by and so much has changed but not that internal drive to live an an abundant, adventurous life.
In middle school we sold candy to our classmates, a sneaky side hustle. This was initially funded by my mom who got me a few big boxes of blow pops when she went to Costco. I walked around school asking everyone in earshot if they wanted to buy candy. I made enough money to refill my supply, and buy myself lunches and Starbucks. That was heaven! This stopped when I got into trouble a few too many times but that seed to make money on my own terms has always stuck with me.
As I look back and reflect, its not a surprise that I find myself centering my life around a job in sales. I've always wanted to have my own freedom. I wanted my own income outside of what my parents were able to provide. I didn't want to wait till life calmed down and I was done with school to get my first job. I couldn't sit still and depend on my financial aid while in college. And now, as a registered nurse making 6 figures a year I still can't sit still.
So whats a girl to do? A year ago I partnered with a direct sales company that provides high performance natural hair care. I made the decision for a couple of reasons:
1) I saw an amazing business opportunity.
- There are no other direct sales companies that ONLY sell hair care products.
- We all know how much money we spend on our hair!
2) I have worked with direct sales companies before and I know that the amount of money you can make is limitless.
3) I saw this as a way to help me cut my hours as a nurse and live the abundant, adventurous life I dreamed about as a teenager.
I knew that if I didn't do this now, I'd always be asking myself WHEN? When would I make my adventures and joy a priority?
Today has been a really rough day for me, but I find myself sitting in a place of calm and peace because I know that the path I am on is purpose driven and it honestly feels incredible.
When will you make time for your priorities?