Runway to Hell

In the entrepreneurial world there’s this lil thing called a “runway”. The runway is the money you’ve saved to get you from quitting your day job to the day that your entrepreneurial endeavor is bringing in STEADY and SUPPORTIVE money. In theory, you should probably have like. . . 6 months worth of paying ALL…

Define: Hustle

I feel us entrepreneurial types, especially the ones born after Gen X, have been sold a false bill of goods. We’re told, and we often parrot (on social media, to each other at networking events, or even worse – to ourselves in earnest), the term HUSTLE, as if it’s something to be proud of, something…

Jessie. . . QUITS HER DAY JOB!

Y’all. . . I’m quitting my job!   Ok, ok, not really. At least, not yet. I have a full time job that I actually don’t hate (where I can wear whatever I want, like, literally pajamas) working for a woman entrepreneur just 10 minutes from my house. I have health insurance thanks to my…

Ten Quick Things I Learned from Dr. Tererai Trent*

I just got back from the 2016 National Women’s Leadership Conference* and have returned with more laser-point focus than ever this year. I may have finally stepped far enough outside of my comfort zone to really connect with my tribe of awesome business women (and a couple men). I still owe travel posts on my trip to…

Leap then Look, When not to Consider the Consequences

BEST IDEA EVER!! I’ve always had a knack for carelessly jumping head-first into whatever grand idea I thought was The Best Idea Ever at any given time.  I would chalk this up to the poor decision making abilities that come with my bipolar, but this goes way back into childhood.  I broke my arm when I…

The Tao of Jessie

Hello internets! I started this blog on one of my war paths toward a forced life goal where I was determined to succeed at something I wasn’t even sure about.  I wanted to become a life coach.  I still kind of maybe do.  But I wrote posts under the guise of educating the masses on…

Podcasts for Your Brain

Ever since a fellow former-roller derby entrepreneur friend introduced me to the world of podcasts as a form of not only entertainment but a potential way to share an idea I’ve been kicking around, I have been an avid listener of them on any commute.  Now, I know I’m way late to this podcast party,…

Finances are FUN 01 – Mint.com – DO IT!

Hey everyone, I’m here today to talk about a very sensitive subject. Some might say it’s the last of the taboo topics since so many people avoid it – when’s the last time you asked your BFF about their finances? But I bet you can remember when you last asked how their love life is…

It’s 2016, b*tches!

Hello, all! Sorry about the strong language there, but I am REALLY excited about this new year. Really SUPER excited! I didn’t make any resolutions this year but I did make a short list of “Things I’d Really Like to Accomplish” in the next 365 days – covering all aspects of my life. I have…