When I’m not traversing to the West Bronx, you can find me writing about how I navigate the nuance of life through the lens of a neurodivergent snarky GenX Latina.
I am passionate about identity, creative expression, and emotional wellness so don’t be surprised if I rant about pop culture, politics, and my mental health journey.
Each week, I write an email newsletter where we connect for a virtual heart-to-heart so you can get bite-sized nuggets of wisdom and alleviate the burden of hustling this entrepreneurial journey alone.
I wanted to reassure my conflicted mind that I was not taking steps back, even as I answer what feels like the millionth time “why did you take a traditional job?”
Innovate Your Thought Process
It’s not a perfect circle but rather a collection of broken pieces, coming together to make something beautiful.
To be honest, I never imagined I’d been living with an ADHD brain. I simply thought I was imperfect, slow to succeed, and built for mediocrity. It took years of breakdowns to understand my breakthroughs.
Context matters because life decisions are rarely black + white.
It’s been an interesting journey of recollecting memories from the last 40+ years. Battle scars that I would laugh at because it’s funny to those that gave to me would often leave the clinical professional clutching their invisible pearls.
Mutable means to change. You can stay stagnant or you can evolve. You can do the same thing over and over expecting different results or you can shift your focus.
The thing about patterns is that recognition doesn’t equate to transformation. I don’t magically act better once I know better.
Business models are quickly shifting to accommodate changes in shopping habits, dwindling attention spans, and over-saturation of experts.
Even if you have your shit together, there are very likely areas where you can make adjustments to improve your approach, voice, and/or engagement capacities.
One of my favorite sayings is how breakthroughs are often disguised as breakdowns. Whether it was an emotional breakdown, a spiritual meltdown, or an aha moment – a switch was turned and I have been grappling with getting back on a solid foundation.
Sagittarius is mutable energy so you’re not tethered to any one idea for how you make moves with your brand + business.
Marketing is built on the concept of scarcity and just because it works, that doesn’t mean you have to weaponize FOMO as well…unless you want to.
The phrase “blessing and curse” is an example of the duality we have to manage because the world leaves little room for monetizing with integrity. Ethical capitalism is an oxymoron but it is also the reality we live in.
Where people see confidence with Leo energy, I see pure creative expression. Where people see bravado with Leo energy, I see unrelenting desire to be unapologetic.
We are being tasked to bring our magic to empower the world to be better but we can’t move the needle if we’re not acknowledging the gravity of where we are at, both individually and collectively.