My Portfolio Life- It ain’t so crazy after all!

I read a post from Jeff Goins blogPortfolio Life and the lines started falling in pleasant places! The confusion I’ve been feeling for a while now started melting away. As I read the first sentence in that post- “You are not just what you do. You were made for more than just one thing. Your life is a portfolio of activities, all of which make you who you are”– I started getting clarity! I froze! I’m not crazy after all!awesome Continue reading “My Portfolio Life- It ain’t so crazy after all!”

Being 30-Something and Finding a New Purpose by Joy Ezeka

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theDesignBender-Passion-Blog-4.jpgSometimes I think of how I wish I can go back in time and give my 20-something-year-old-self a knock on the head with some insightful advice on how to live life, that would have made my ‘now’ so much better; saved money when it was coming in like there was no tomorrow, control impulsive spending like it was going out of fashion, never buy ANYTHING on loan, take relationships more seriously and avoid the ones that really put me in big mess, invest in some stock that would have yielded great results now or pursued my passion despite the challenges I faced; I would have been rich and famous by now! But you know what? I can’t turn the hands of time, I can’t go back into the past, I just have ‘here’, ‘now’ and the ‘future’. Continue reading “Being 30-Something and Finding a New Purpose by Joy Ezeka”

The Challenges of an Entrepreneur- When you’re about to lose it!

Starting your own business is no piece of cake! Being an entrepreneur is not for the weak or faint-hearted!

Owning your own business can be just as rewarding as it is challenging and also one of the best decisions you can ever make because you can make a living doing what you love, find better work/life balance with your family, and have a chance to earn more than you would working for someone else, building something that’s all yours. But! Yes there’s a BUT! There is the flip side to it, which I am beginning to face now, like, overworking that might lead to burn out, working 20 hours instead of the normal 8 hours! Dealing with an uncertain income and especially difficulty with getting deals sealed. And that is the one aspect I want to write about.

You send your proposal out and best news ever! A potential client has scheduled an in-person meeting with you to discuss their needs and how you might be able to help them. You are excited!

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The Challenges of an Entrepreneur: Learning to Love the Process

Doing What I Love and Loving What I Do- 7 Amazing Lessons I Learned from Garrett Moon


My mantra is “Dream it, Believe it, Make it Happen”. In other words it means, “Don’t wait for something to happen, make it happen”. But recently, I’ve been feeling burnt out and wondering when I’ll get to that break-even point in my career and it’s been weighing me down. Then I came across this blog post today by Garrett Moon on No, Doing What You Love Doesn’t Make You A Narcissist.

Talk about something coming “just in the nick of time”! Let me dive right in. I’m so excited! This is my booster pill! Continue reading “The Challenges of an Entrepreneur: Learning to Love the Process”