You’ve seen your friends start successful businesses. You’ve watched co-workers become entrepreneurs. Girls you know are career women, without the confines of a cubicle. And I bet you’re wondering, “Can I do it? Can I make my side hustle happen?”
Girl, the answer is YES!
We all have a calling and passions and sometimes those align perfectly with our 9-5 job. But, more often than not, the long days in the office leave little time for creativity, let alone pursuing your passion. It can be draining to devote so much time to a job…yet still feel like you’re not reaching your creative potential. That dream project, business or brand that’s been safely packed away in your work appropriate trouser back pocket is dying to come out.
If that’s you today, let’s make it happen!
In life, we never have enough time for everything. But we can MAKE time for the most important things. It might mean staying home to write a blog post, or waking up early to ship out an order, but the creative fulfillment will be worth the sacrifice. Try and schedule time for your side hustle and hobbies alike. Treat it like you would an appointment — you wouldn’t be late or show up unprepared, right? Make commitments and invest the time to make your side hustle happen and the results will be rewarding and fulfilling!
You’ve been hustling for a while. Weekends have turned into work days, and each day you’re excited to work harder on turning your hustle dream into tangible reality! If you’re teetering on the edge of going full time…GO FOR IT. ( Been praying for a sign? This is it! Wink Wink ) The only thing holding you back from fulfilling this dream is fear. Step out in faith and know that the more time you have to devote to your hustle, the more successful it will be. Don’t get trapped in the twilight zone between the security of a mundane job and the joy that comes from living out your calling!
Life is what you make it. If your dream job doesn’t exist, it might be time you make it a reality. The side effects of starting a side hustle often result in joy, discovering your calling AND the dream job you never knew existed. If you start out as a calligrapher…you might end up as a lifestyle coach! That’s the beauty of a side hustle, you never know exactly where it will take you. A 9-5 job might be able to take you up the corporate ladder, but a side hustle could turn your world upside down in ways you never expected.
I know how scary it can be to step out in faith and run after your dreams. The fear and confusion? I’ve felt it. But take it from a girl who decided to kick fear to the curb and chase after her calling—it’s worth it. It’s worth every sleepless night, every busy weekend, every jam packed morning. The feeling that comes from knowing what you were created to do…and doing it? That’s priceless, Friends.