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Hustle & Flow


                I’m a strong believer that everyone possess a gift. Some gifts are easily spotted and others you have to dig deep to find. I have the gift of gab which is easily spotted within 3 minutes of knowing me. It’s why you’re currently reading my blog.  It’s also the reason I feel as if I’ve never met a stranger. I have a tendency to make people feel secure, warm and fuzzy and at ease. Once I strike my pearly whites at them, they can’t help but to have a conversation with me. In addition, writing as always been a love of mine. I’d much rather write a ten page paper than to take a math test hahaha. It was after I wrote my second resume when it hit me that I was pretty darn good.

When I first got the idea to start blogging I told myself that it would be my new hustle. I know that with time I’ll become a household name from my work. After writing my first post I ended up going to grab something for my son in the store and at check out I asked the cashier if she liked to read. Her response was yes and I mentioned that I had just launched my blog the day prior and that she should check out my work in her free time. She immediately asked me for a business card which I didn’t have. I proceeded to hand over my red debit card with embarrassment dripping down my face because I felt unprepared. Whoever thought of a business card for a blog? I ran home, got creative with my design and ordered cards. I went back to that same store and left a few with her a week later. When I’m out and about I randomly approach moms and slip them my card. My most recent target was a mom at the cookie stand in the mall. She was super sweet and afterwards Bentley asked me “Mama, why do you always do that to mamas?” I responded “Son, these same cards are gonna have us eating steak in the middle of the week one of these days, just watch and see.”

I say that to say this….When you have a vision for your life you set goals for yourself, you push and you hustle! It’s so important for single mothers to have a side hustle and create additional streams of income for themselves. It’s definitely a process. Some things will be trial and error and you’ll learn as you go but, whatever you’re thinking about doing, let go of the fear and just start. I’m so grateful for the support system I have to keep me motivated throughout this process. Use the gifts you have to get what you want and throughout the process hustle with all your heart mama.

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