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 Made Extra Cash in College

How I Made Extra Cash in College

As a full-time college student, I understand the time consuming assignments we are constantly bombarded with, yet still needing extra cash to spend on food, clothes, books, and all that good stuff. But the dilemma here is, how am I going to be able to stay focused on school while slaving away several hours of my day at work, only to take home very little? Knowing this dilemma heading into my freshman year, I decided to become resourceful and made sure I allocated my work hours wisely, while also being paid at a much higher rate than normal college jobs were paying. Here are a few of my tips… Continue reading “How I Made Extra Cash in College”

Why I Ask Men for Advice

Why I Ask Men for Advice

Who’s opinion are you usually seeking when asking for advice? As a female myself, this is not to degrade my own gender, but to rather give an insight on my personal experience with receiving successful advice and opinions, some that have helped strengthen my strategic and logical thinking today. It’s important to understand who we are asking for opinions, because often times, many people have a personal bias and this will cloud their ability to answer with clarity and truth. So here is why I typically ask my close male friends for advice… Continue reading “Why I Ask Men for Advice”

The Truth About Being a College Entrepreneur

The Truth About Being a College Entrepreneur

The trend of being your own boss or an entrepreneur has been exponentially increasing for the past year or two now and sometimes I wonder if outsiders really know all the work that goes into running a business, especially while being in school full-time. As a “solopreneur” myself, I want to share the entrepreneurship journey I’ve been on these past four years, as both a high school and college student. Continue reading “The Truth About Being a College Entrepreneur”

The Importance of Smart Daily Habits

The Importance of Smart Daily Habits

At the start of 2018, I made an intentional goal to incorporate a good daily habit each day and have continued to add on as the year progressed. The first habit I started to incorporate in my daily routine was simply making my bed every day. If I can’t find the time and self-discipline to do something as simple as making my bed, how the fuck am I supposed to expect myself to be able to do more difficult tasks?

Eventually, this became part of my normal morning routine and every time I don’t make my bed (yes, every now and then when I am in a rush lol), a part of myself feels off. When something becomes part of your daily routine so consistently and you stop doing so, your mind and body will feel off-centered, or what I like to call “not at equilibrium”.  Continue reading “The Importance of Smart Daily Habits”