Monday, February 12, 2018

How I Turned my Creativity into a Profitable Side Hustle and Thriving Brand


Don't you just love when the creative ideas are flowing steadily and everything is working out perfectly in your favor? Although incredible in essence, these rare moments occur once in a blue moon. They key to making my ideas sustainable was learning how to tap into the momentum that drives my ambition and brings my creations to life...and I'm here to motivate you - whoever you may be - to do the same.

The book I'm currently reading, 'Hustle: The Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning, and Momentum' by: Neil Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits, and Jonas Koffler was the launching pad to get some of these ideas of the ground. Not even halfway through the book, the message - clear as day - resonated and page by page, I began to rediscover the dreams inside of me that I shamefully allowed to sit dormant for way too long. Without spoiling context, the book explores the art of the hustle in a unique, yet quintessential way and it's highly recommended for anyone interested in owning their dreams, as Patel, Vlaskovits, and Koffler so equolently put it: 

"Owning your dreams feels different, perhaps even strange. It involves living an engaged life; making your best, most decisive choices; not being afraid of the consequences; and correcting your course along the way."

Although I am currently studying to eventually become an engineer by trade, it's a passion of mine to write, because as my bio suggest, I am a multi-dimensional creative. I too would like to write and publish books to help guide creative entrepreneurs in their success journey and through adversity, but how could uphold my integrity and script an entire book based on what I have yet to do? My morality discerned that there are levels to teaching other people how to be successful, which is one of the many lessons I've gained since opening this phenomenal book. 

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Friday, February 2, 2018

5 Must Read Books Every #GirlBoss Should Add to Her Coffee Table Collection | The #CreativeBossBae Series

On this week of The #CreativeBossBae series, I'll be giving you a short collection of recommended books every #GirlBoss should absolutely read, own, and add to her coffee table collection for easy reference. As important as it is to plug in to books that empower us to be better people, too much self-help can be overwhelming, so I kept this list short and sweet with really awesome books that have personally helped me along my journey. All of them are pretty simple reads, but packed with so much helpful information, versed with unique perspectives. 

01. 'You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life' by: Jen Sincero
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02. 'The Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person'  by: Shonda Rhimes

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03. 'Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype' by: Clarissa Pinkola Est├ęs


04. '#GirlBoss' by: Sophia Amoruso [read my review here]


05. 'Normal Gets You Nowhere' by: Kelly Cutrone [read my mini-review here]

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Happy Reading!!!


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