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The Jessica Diaries: The Daily Hustle

I think I’ve looked at my laptop for about 15 hours a day since Sunday. There’s something about getting into your groove that makes each task you check off of your to-do list feel like you’ve won the playoffs…or the Super Bowl if you’re into football.

I don’t know what happened to me the first half of the year…maybe it was adjusting to school and feeling conflicted about my choices for my career and life…but somewhere in between January and August, I lost my fire. I didn’t lose my passion, I lost the “umph” that pushes me to go above and beyond to make things happen. I’d like to call it laziness, but I wasn’t being lazy either. I just couldn’t get right.

Needless to say, I’m back in action.

And it feels good great.

I have more clarity about what I should be doing for my brand and I think I’m on to something. These past few weeks have been full of planning, brainstorming, meeting, negotiating and smiles. :) Not only that, this week has reminded me that the hustle can never stop.

I’ll never forget watching a video by Jasmine of The Jasmine Brand where she was discussing blogging and career related stuff. I can’t remember the exact topic of the video but she gave a golden piece of advice about success.

She said that in order to be successful, you have to work with as little distractions as possible. And this entire year I’ve been completely distracted. I’m not going to lie, I suffered because of it. I suffered personally and I suffered financially. I didn’t do half of the numbers I could have (and should have) done and I was stressed out a lot and running around in circles.

Working so hard has definitely taken a toll on my social life, both in real life and online, but it’s going to be worth it in the end. I accepted a long time ago that my path isn’t lined with weekend getaways, cross country trips and brunches with friends. I don’t have that luxury…so I’m hustling until I do.

Call me crazy, but I’m loving every minute of it!

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