I remember in the earlier parts of my career I would proudly label myself as a multi-tasker. It was on my resume, I said it as a strength in interviews, and I loved being know as the girl who could do many things at once.
But guess what?! It was all a lie. Multitasking is a lie!
The expectation that comes along with being a multi-tasker is that you do multiple things at the same time while maintaining the quality of those things. Well, let me say this first hand.
On all social media I go by the name “Georgie Be Humble”. I came up with this user name a few years ago because I resonate with the term humble. When I think of someone who is humble they are a person who works hard but honest over celebrate they just do their work, reap their reward and moves on to the next adventure. They don’t let Ego or pride blind them.
I always try to “be humble”. And that is why I create HUMBLE content.
HUMBLE content stands for
I have been working primarily from home for the past 4 years. I am an entrepreneur so I work for myself but I also have contracted roles that I take on that allow me to work remotely. And let me just start off by saying that it is the most rewarding and draining thing that I have ever done. When I tell my friends and family I work from home its as though I just said “I am unemployed” or “free to do what I want”. Which is FAR from what is happening. More companies are offering job opportunities with telecommuting ( aka work from home) options and studies show that job flexibility is important to the millennial family dynamic. I want to share some pros and cons that come with working from home.
The Key to Getting Paid. The only hard part about making money should be doing the actual work. Getting paid for the work you have done should never be hard. In the past I have experienced situations where my clients took way too long to pay because of bank issue, transfer problems, and other money problem. This would lead me to a lot of Financial Anxiety. Now there are so many digital tools available for you to get your money faster, better and more conveniently. You don’t have to worry about currency exchange, language barrier, or fund transfers processes or anything that previously slowed down your money.
Here are 5 digital tools that help you get your money!
Back in February my Credit score went up 83 points! I had been practicing some trick that I found online, through advice from others , and i stumbled across on my own. Withing 60 days I went up a whole 100 points! I want to start off by saying I am not a financial adviser and cannot be held accountable if these tricks don't work for you. But they did wonders for me.
Things I’ve been doing to increase my credit:
For a long..LONGGG time I suffered from financial anxiety. Yes it’s a real thing. I’d refused to check my account, undercharged for my services, wanted to give things away for free, and just go into panic when I knew my expenses were more than my revenues. I’m still figuring it all out but I wanted to share some resources that have helped me with this anxiety. I’ve been using a few apps to save, track my spending, and collect my money.
Square cash - peer to peer payments.They also give you a debit card number in the app that you can use to make purchases. You can request an actual debit card also. ( free) -> Try Cash App using my code and we’ll each get $5! cash.me/app/JMQXBRF
Western Union - moving money internationally
Chase - my personal and business bank account
Robinhood - buy stocks and invest money (free) -> sign up with my link http://share.robinhood.com/georgig
I have always been designated as the Jane of all trades.
Need a bicycle fixed? Georgie got it.
Need your hair done? Georgie got it.
Need a website? Georgie got it.
Need a party planned on a $500 budget in less than 48 hours. Georgie got it.
No matter how strange or random the task I was able to show up and get shit handled. People would turn to me for practically everything. At first, this was great because I would always have work to do and feel useful/valuable. But as time went on this started to become extremely exhausting.
I was being pulled in all different directions and I wanted to settle down and focus. And when some one is throwing money your way to do a task you can do but don’t necessarily want to do it is very tempting to say yes and take on that task. But for my mental state and happiness, I realized that at a certain point I must say no.
I don’t wan to be the master of none anymore. I want to be an expert, a master of something. I want to put in my 10000 hours that Malcolm Gladwell talks about to become a master. That’s when it all clicked for me. I've already done it. I want to be known as the girl that can come in, evaluate a situation, and then create a solution and an execution strategy for that solution so that everyone can get shit done.
My experiences as a master of none has actually been the experience I needed to achieve this master level as “Queen of Getting Shit Done”. I’m a master at figuring shit out, creating a way where there is none. I am the real life Oliva Pope with two cups of Oprah, a dash of Issa Rae and a sprinkle of Serena William ( yes I am owning all of my greatness ). My point here is that being the master of none can get exhausting and so in the early stages its good to test and see what you are interested in and what you are good at. Then pursue it all.
Can’t wait to see all your greatness!
Comment below. What are you a master at? What do you want to be a master of?
Over the last two day’s I’ve made some pretty big announcements. My startup shut down and I moved to Georgia. I received a ton of messages from friends, family, and just general supporters asking me “What’s next” and wishing me luck in my future endeavors.
Well, what’s next for me? A few things are in the works
That's what I'm doing professionally. Personally, I will be reflecting on the lessons I've learned over the past years and experiences I've gained. I will also be focusing on my family and home life.
I’m excited for all the things and adventures that are to come, not rushing or over thinking just grateful and humble.
Thanks in advance for the support
After living in NY for the last 16* years ( 2 yrs in NJ). This August my family and I took a huge leap of faith.
We moved 1000 miles from NY: Apple to GA: Peach.
From Jam packed high paced city life to open space slow motion country life. From friends and family around the corner to strangers and a whole new city and state.
In 2015 I (Georgie) took a leap of faith with the goal of creating a community of innovators, creatives and entrepreneurs ready to learn and grow together. I launched Illicit Mind because as a young diverse entrepreneur I lacked the tools, network and support systems that were necessary to be a successful entrepreneur. After 3 years, what started as a 1 women operation, with much blood, sweat, tears and hard work has turned into something so much more.
We are extremely proud to say we have had the pleasure of working with some AMAZING team members, held over 60 events, engaged over 3000 innovators and have opened many doors for ourselves and our peers.
The road has not been smooth but it has been worth it. Along the way we have come across many problems that innovators face on a day to day basis. Ranging from access to financial and social capital, lack of diversity in tech, lack of community support, too many resources, and not sure how to execute their idea. We have tapped into solving each of these problems through our programming in various ways.
But with time things change. Illicit Mind has come to a point where in order for the team and work to grow and continue the company itself must come to an end. It saddens us to announce that we have decided to shut down Illicit Mind. The team will continue to work in the innovation, and impact space with a focus on helping diverse innovators succeed. This is not a good bye but a see you later.
On this blog I plan to share my story while inspiring other humans to follow their passions, dive into the world of entrepreneurship,
and be amazing at everything they do.