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”

3 Things I’m More Grateful For Post-Europe

3 Things I’m More Grateful For Post-Europe

They say traveling is good for your mental health and for learning new experiences. Well, not only is that true, but sometimes, it can make you feel more gratitude for things that seem so basic in your everyday life. After reflecting on my incredible time in Stockholm, Amsterdam, and Hamburg, I internally realized that I feel more grateful for three specific aspects in my life. Continue reading “3 Things I’m More Grateful For Post-Europe”

Why I Chose The Unconventional Route After College

Why I Chose The Unconventional Route After College

“You have to be a little crazy. If you think like everyone else, you’re going to be like everyone else.” – Tim Grover

It’s been nearly four months since I’ve graduated from Chapman University and many of my younger peers are back in the full swing of things for the Fall semester. I’ve been asked countless times since then what I’ve been doing with my life or what I am doing for work. And the truth is,  I knew what I was going to be doing before I graduated. But…it’s not the conventional “socially acceptable” route that everyone is prepared to hear and understand. Continue reading “Why I Chose The Unconventional Route After College”

My Daily Habits For a Productive Lifestyle

My Daily Habits For a Productive Lifestyle

As a self-identified “Type A” kind of person, I’ve always been very adamant about my routines, habits, planning, and etc. If you also have a Type A personality, you probably know what I mean. To be even more specific, if your Myers-Briggs personality is ENTJ or INTJ, you definitely understand or can relate in similar ways.

I’ve always found it motivating to read about others’ daily habits, especially those I admire or aspire to have a similar lifestyle to. Over the past few years (especially the last two), I’ve really kept my habits consistent and continue to refine them over time and I want to share some of these key habits that I maintain to keep up with my hustle and entrepreneurial lifestyle. Continue reading “My Daily Habits For a Productive Lifestyle”

Preparing for Post-Graduation and Where I’m Going Next…

Preparing for Post-Graduation and Where I’m Going Next…

For those of you who don’t know, I’ll be graduating from college (Chapman University) in less than four weeks! It’s crazy that four years flew by this fast, but I think we all know by now that time just flies and we hit the next chapter quicker than we know it. With that being said, the past year or so I’ve been preparing for post-graduation and my ideal 3 year plan and I thought I’d share my tips on how I’ve prepared and where I’m planning to go next. Continue reading “Preparing for Post-Graduation and Where I’m Going Next…”