Career: Girlboss Hustle

This Girlboss is going to answer the numero uno question I get ALL THE TIME…do I sleep?  The answer is a resounding YES.  I don’t sleep as much as I did in the past, but I love to sleep.  In fact, Mr. Wright has a joke he loves to tell when I get asked that question.  He tells the questioner “yes, she needs 8 hours of sleep at night and another 10 through the day and she is golden.”  People look at him like he is crazy, but it gets the point across.  I sleep a lot.  I would be happy on any vacation just sitting on the beach under an umbrella with a sun hat and long sleeves just SLEEPING.

Unfortunately, as I write this post, I am not on the beach. I am sitting at the airport in Houston, TX.  I was at home for less than 48 hours before I had to turn around and fly back out for a client.  Traveling is not my favorite part of entrepreneurship, but it comes with the territory, especially in my line of business.  Thankfully, Mr. Wright is going back to school to become a full-time pilot and holds down the fort while I am away during the week.  I don’t know what I would do without him.  A partner in crime, is a must in order to be successful.  I can’t stress that enough.

Back to the point at hand, when I am not sleeping, I very rarely sit at home and do nothing.  Even when we are just hanging out watching TV, I am typically working on something other than just watching TV.  Mr. Wright likes to say that my ‘good enough’ is someone else’s ‘great.’  What he means by that is that when I am awake I am running.  I like to get things done fast.  I make the most of every moment my eyes are open.  The whirlwind is a part of what I like to label the Girlboss hustle.

When I look around me I see so many amazing Girlboss’ that I decided to start a new blogs series, every other Monday I will be highlighting a lovely lady and her personal Girlboss journey.  These ladies inspire and keep me moving forward.  They encourage me to try new things, push myself harder to reach my goals, and just be a better person.  They freakin’ rock!

So what does Girlboss hustle actually mean?  I am sure you all understand what hustle means, but what does Girlboss mean? For me it means pursuing your passions (that is plural not singular) and inspiring those around you especially women, but not excluding men, to kick ass (sorry Mom) at anything you attempt.  It doesn’t mean you are always successful, but you kicked ass while trying.  In my opinion, it is similar to Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In with a little edge.  Lean In is a little too proper for my liking.  I really like the urban dictionary’s definition of Girlboss:

“A woman in control, taking charge of her own circumstances in work & life. Someone who knows her worth and won’t accept anything less. She is not a “mean girl” in fact, she hates “mean girls.” She is empowering and inspiring to those around her. She kicks ass!”  Sorry, Mom that one was actually in the definition.

Eek, I am so excited to share these lovely, amazing, kick ass (dang it) ladies.  First up, is the beautiful and lovely

Kristina Prohaski

Her and I met, in 2013, when I moved from consulting to an industry job.  I was so lucky to land a desk next to her.   We worked together for only a short time, 8 months to be exact.   However, that short stint in industry led me to her.  Over the last year, I have watched her transform.  It feels like it almost happened overnight, she decided to take control and pursue the work & life she wanted and SHE GOT IT.  Stay tuned you will not want to miss her journey.

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