I don’t like big upping myself.
I’m not the type to brag about myself and that has hurt me. I rarely post my successes online because, uh, who likes to see someone doing better than them? I also have crazy anxiety so I was raised to be hyper-successful which I did without any issues but that has kept me from growing my brand. Yep, I like the majority of America, have a full-time job and a side hustle. I’m trying to have more than one but try being successful with two toddlers who love their mum.
The Hustling Hotties Society has changed a lot of what I do and how I think about myself. I met Janelle on Facebook about a year ago while pregnant to do a challenge about growing a side hustle. I knew I needed to have something going while I was on maternity leave with only 60% of my paycheck. At the time, I had two different personal startups and a hustle through VIPKID. I knew that I wasn’t going to be super successful with VIPKID, mainly because I was pregnant and was going to have a newborn. I needed to sleep and try to get better. My first startup was a data entry business where I would track my clients’ information. That included bills, organizational information, etc. It failed. I know why: I’m not a people person and contacting people was not my thing. I had never failed and it hurt. I saw at that time that Janelle was offering a new challenge and wanted to talk to some of us about it.
Janelle offered me a chance to work with her redrafting some information to help her in that challenge. While working with her, I was more into the Hustling Hotties group. This helped me get to know new people and see successes. I also noticed that many of these women worked full time, had full-time families and still were doing well. I began to focus and stay determined by looking at the group posts, talking to the members more and working towards growing my second startup. When the holidays came around, Janelle gave us branding tips and I tried some out. The members of HHS really helped because I got my first TWO full paid orders from them for ear warmers. I felt…..so HAPPY. I knew that I could do it and that Bravehearted Crochet would grow and continue to thrive.
The past few months I’ve fallen off keeping up with the group which has kept me from reaching my potential. Seeing the continued successes from others and Janelle has helped me start working again towards growing my brand and I know that the Hustling Hotties Society is a family that wants me to continue to grow and develop. We can do this ladies.
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Written by Alesia Mason-Galloway Owner of Bravehearted Crochet