Bless My Hustle
The Phrase That Started It All
So What’s My Story?
In 2010, I started my journey into entrepreneurship by launching a blog called Bless My Hustle to look at success through a hip hop lens, but over the years, this personal motto has taken on a life of it’s own.
The phrase has traveled all around the world, (including Africa and Dubai) through the hundreds of wristbands I’ve given away. It’s opened countless doors for me- including a chance to work on a project with Will.I.Am. and Nasa back in 2011. It’s what I had embroidered on my graduation stole, is engraved on the inside of my class ring, and tattooed on my skin as a constant reminder to myself.
You see, when I say “Bless My Hustle”, it’s my personal prayer to bless the journey I’m on to live my passion and my purpose, because…
I believe that when our passion, purpose, and what we do in the world align— THAT is our hustle.
I have since consulted for and launched several successful business in a variety of niches (fashion, consumer products, real estate, ect) one of which hit six figures in just under 6 months. I’ve shared the stage with Kevin Harrington of ABC’s Shark Tank and have been featured on multiple media outlets including The Huffington Post, Behind The Hustle and Clarity FM. But the journey hasn’t been easy.
I’ve lived off of 33 cent Maruchan Ramen and cereal, lived 6 months out of a suitcase on a blow-up air mattress in the back room of my first office, spent my last dime on courses for personal development & hit rock bottom. I’ve failed more times than I can count and yet I’ve kept on hustling until I got to the other side.
Today, I am a millennial Realtor® & career consultant with Keller Williams Realty, am launching my first podcast Money, Mortgages Y Mezcal to look at the intersections between cultura, wealth-building & homeownership, am a marketing and mindset consultant in my spare time and give back whenever I can by helping build homes for families in need and delivering motivational messages for youth.
You see, all of those struggles have only made me stronger and more determined to live my passion and purpose. No mess, no message. My hustle, that thing that lights me up, is empowering families to create multi-generational wealth by investing in real estate and I am living that passion every single day.
My hope for you is that you are inspired to figure out and pursue your own hustle. Dream big, hustle hard, and discover what ignites your passion. Figure out your purpose, and then go out and change the world. The journey isn’t always easy, but it’s always worth it.
Featured In & Media
I am blessed to have been have contributed to or been featured on multiple media outlets including The Huffington Post, Realtor.com, and Clarity FM. Please see my media appearances below.
Home Value Leads
Active Rain Real Estate Network
Published Alongside Lewis Howes (School of Greatness) & Dave McClure (500 Startups): Get More Clarity: Stright Up Startup Advice
Interview: She's Trending: Monica Rivera
Behind The Hustle
Interview: I GOT NEXT: MONICA RIVERA