Balancing an 8-5 Sales Job While Still Being an Entrepreneur

Balancing an 8-5 Sales Job While Still Being an Entrepreneur

“In the end, living a fulfilled life means to me being able to have the freedom (in all aspects) to choose. To have choices and options.”

Very recently, I started a new job at a Fortune 200 company in a sales position–while still maintaining the growth and flow of my business Elite Skate Wear, as well as my various projects including the Young & Ambitious Podcast, this blog, and overall content creation on my creative platforms. A notion I often hear is that it is bad to balance multiple jobs outside of a corporate job, especially if it’s related to entrepreneurship (or just being your own boss). In fact–I was blatantly told by a CEO [of a medium sized business] that it is a red flag that I am an entrepreneur and that it is difficult for me to work at another corporate job while being a business owner.

Well guess what? I’m doing exactly what I was told I shouldn’t/couldn’t do. Continue reading “Balancing an 8-5 Sales Job While Still Being an Entrepreneur”

How I Decided What Kind of Job I Wanted After College

How I Decided What Kind of Job I Wanted After College

One of the frequent questions I get asked about is how I knew what I wanted to do after college or at least the type of job I wanted to outside of freelancing/business work. I personally believe this topic isn’t discussed (correctly) enough in college and even when having the “post-grad” discussion with parents. Here are my thoughts and my thought process on how I decided what I wanted to do after college… Continue reading “How I Decided What Kind of Job I Wanted After College”

3 Strategies to Becoming Your Best Self

3 Strategies to Becoming Your Best Self

Something I am a huge advocate for and always talk about is learning how to consistently improve and be your best self. It’s extremely easy to become complacent and settle for what and who you are now, rather than simply working on small habits or strategies to improve from your current state. On this post, I dive into three strategies I have used and still continue to use to constantly improve and “be a better version of myself”.  Continue reading “3 Strategies to Becoming Your Best Self”

Planning For A Life On Your Own Terms While in College

Planning For A Life On Your Own Terms While in College

As a recent college graduate (or not so recent anymore) this past May 2019, I’ve been asked pretty frequently how and what I did in college to prepare for the stage of my life I am in now. The four years fly by extremely fast and next thing you know, you are done with school (maybe even for good) and now you’re stressed about hitting the real world. Reality sucks, but there also so many opportunities to plan ahead and get ahead of the game while you’re still in school and I share all about my personal tips and what I did leading up to the point of graduation. Continue reading “Planning For A Life On Your Own Terms While in College”

From 0 to 1: Scaling My Business

From 0 to 1: Scaling My Business

Starting my online business Elite Skate Wear at the age of seventeen was not something I ever expected to turn into what it has become today–one of the leading figure skating dress companies in the sport. From starting out on eBay in high school, creating my own eCommerce website during college, and scaling to wholesale opportunities in stores, I figured it’s time to share a little insight on how I began to scale my business from the age of 17 to 22.

It’s going to happen, because I am going to make it happen.

Continue reading “From 0 to 1: Scaling My Business”