How my Ikigai Led me from Unemployed Terror to Semi-Employed Serenity

  To all my fellow offbeat creatives. . . I get it. . . I’ve been there.   Corporate Corruption In December of 2017 I was “laid off” (PC language meaning I got fired for asking questions about equality and management practices. . . lesson learned, I don’t belong in the corrupt corporate world) RIGHT…

YouTube. . . The Final Frontier. . .

Welp, I finally did it. After YEARS. . . even a DECADE of putting this off, I’ve launched a YouTube channel. I know, from what all of the internet experts say, that the “riches are in the niches” but I just don’t do well with narrowing down my interests and the same goes for my…

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…