On Giving Myself Permission to Hustle
Last week I took a working vacation and gave myself permission to hustle.
Wait, let me start at the beginning.
As you know, I never wanted to be an entrepreneur. I've always felt that that hustle just wasn't in me. I had a degree, a career, and a family to help support.
Nope, all that hustle related to being an entrepreneur just wasn't for me.
I liked having my paycheck every 2 weeks. And my benefits and my 401K.
But…I always had this itch.
I thought that I was completely satisfied, and that having my blog as my hobby was all I wanted. But the truth was: I had never truly given myself the permission to hustle.
Permission to just do what I love…and make money at it. Permission to make my passion my job. And even though I ‘ve been doing this for 8 months now, I don't think I had given myself enough credit on doing what I love..for money.
And friends, it was just what I needed.
I came away with ideas and new tribes and support. All week long, I learned from women in this space. There was no backbiting, no drama, no I'm better than you are…Just a lot of support and knowledge being shared.
It was wonderful.
Being a mom and wife with a business you are trying to build is stressful. I STILL wake up at 4 am to get things done. I still worry about bills and profit margins and budgets just like everyone else. There is a high learning curve and I don't always feel like I'm winning or getting my message through or even being the brand that I want to be.
But one thing stood out. There was one overriding theme behind every speaker, every attendee and from Vera and Audrey:
'You are your niche market. You! Yes, you! There is no one else like you, so own your superpower and rock that thing! '
Well, friends, I am going to rock this thing. I work hard. Because my Daddy didn't raise a failure and because as Beyonce says : “I'ma keep running cause a winner don't quit on themselves.”
If you want to know more or are just looking for the support of a few awesome women, head over to Permission to Hustle, to learn more.
Stay tuned later this week when I tell you all about the play part of this trip. Cause..well..it was on a cruise ship for goodness sake!