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”

My Advice to Incoming College Freshmen

My Advice to Incoming College Freshmen

So it’s almost the end of June and that means two more months till all recently graduated high school seniors head off to their first year of the “best four years of their life”. This topic is something I wish I could’ve told myself prior to beginning college, but as a rising college Senior, I am glad I have the knowledge now to share with those who are about to begin a new journey in their life.

For most of us, we typically live and grow up in the same hometown from the minute we were born. We have attended elementary, middle school, and high school with most of the same people and it has always felt comfortable. But now, most of you will embark on a journey in a completely new environment, perhaps even a new state like I did, surrounded by completely different people. I will admit, when I was 18, I didn’t really give this a second thought because I truly felt ready for this change in lifestyle and environment. However, there are a few things I wish I could have kept in mind as I entered this new reality and I’ll explain why. Continue reading “My Advice to Incoming College Freshmen”

Why I Value Individuality

Why I Value Individuality

Growing up as an Asian American in a predominantly Caucasian community, I already felt an instant difference in individuality based on physical looks. To enhance (or distinguish) my individuality even more, I grew up training and competing in the sport of figure skating, and later on adding competitive tennis to my regime.

Essentially, I was a completely “different” type of girl. Not only was I not Caucasian like everyone else, but I didn’t really participate in any “normal” sports like soccer and lacrosse. Although, I had a great run during my middle school years being on the varsity field hockey and track team. For anyone that is curious, I really loved both sports and if I wasn’t so involved with my two other sports, I would have continued both activities in high school and potentially college. (I ran the 200m and 4×4 relay in track, shoutout to my brother for training me into a wild athlete those years) Regardless, I stood out pretty easily to my peers, which essentially forced me to stand alone as a complete individual at times.  Continue reading “Why I Value Individuality”

Don’t Just Talk, Execute

Don’t Just Talk, Execute

Something that has always bothered me is hearing people talk about something they want, but always having a reason or excuse as to why they “can’t” attain it. If you really think about it, the only person/thing that is limiting yourself is you. It really is just you. And it really is that simple, whether you like it or not.  Continue reading “Don’t Just Talk, Execute”