Time and time again, I get people asking me how the heck I managed to work full-time for 5 years while growing my side hustle. Looking back after now being self-employed for over 4 months, I don’t really know. All I can say is I hustled like crazy because deep down I knew I was working towards something big and special.
The same can be said for Codie Sanchez who not only head’s the Latin American & Offshore Sales division of First Trust, but is an entrepreneur on the side. She founded the company ThreadsRefined back in 2015, and now is focused on growing her personal brand as an influencer, podcaster (she hosts The Struggle Isn’t Real show), keynote speaker and investor. And she’s still in her 20s!
The big takeaway I got from interviewing Codie was that there really are no limits besides the ones we place on ourselves. Just look at most of the really successful people around these days. Most of them started from the bottom and worked there way to the top. And now with access to more information, more resources and more opportunities than ever (thanks to the internet!), it’s that much easier to build a business of your own or set your sights on becoming a leader in your field.
As a woman, this has always been something I’ve struggled with believing. I always knew I was meant for a leadership role in some capacity, but to be honest, there aren’t that many female role models out there to emulate. Hopefully that’ll be concept of the past in the near future, because with inspiring female entrepreneurs like Codie, it’s becoming clearer that the sky is the limit if you don’t mind working hard, taking risks, doing things that scare you and never giving up.
Check Out Codie’s Best Blog Posts
- Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for What You Want
- Care Over Commerce: Build a Brand & a Life That Matters
- Become an Influencer, Go Viral, Create a Tribe