Build Your Empire

Build Your Empire

“Build Your Empire”… WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN??
I say it a lot, I’m not going to lie. But I was just thinking about it today and I wonder if anyone actually knows what it means.

It’s thrown around… A LOT.

Like “hustle” and “authentic”, it’s become a super sexy phrase to use. But just like those other words its meaning has gotten twisted.

Or has it?

Because let’s be real, HUSTLE means something totally different to me than it does to other people. I still use the word but not in the context that a lot of people do now. I hustle out work every day, but on my terms. That doesn’t mean I’m hunched over a desk in a dark room miserable for 12 hours a day.

Am I working 12 hours a day? Ya sometimes. But it’s in the car. On the patio. In my bed snuggled with my pups. It’s at the coffee shop. In the line at the grocery store. Sitting at a table sipping wine. Continue reading “Build Your Empire”

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Rome wasn’t built in a day..

Rome wasn’t built in a day..

“Rome wasn’t built in a day and it sure as hell wasn’t built by only one person”

Flash back to one year ago today… I was cleaning up from hosting a huge community event for my previous employer. I remember thinking how proud of that event I was. We were expecting approximately 200 people to attend and I remember my boss telling me that he was concerned that I didn’t do enough to get the word out to ensure that we would get enough attendance. I knew that I had been dedicated to advertising and promoting this event for months, I had given it all of my effort. The thought that maybe I didn’t do enough completely crushed my energy. I then walked in on the day of the event with the “lets just get this over with” attitude, I was disappointed with myself before the event even began. Continue reading “Rome wasn’t built in a day..”