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Lessons learned throughout my business

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Faviola the CEO HUSTLER

Lessons Learned Throughout my Business

#TheRiseTheFallTheComeback 

Faviola the CEO Hustler

By FAVIOLA ARANDA 'THE CEO HUSTLER'

MAKE IT HAPPEN! 

 

TRUE STORY📖 I started my business in 2000 all with a Dream & Vision, but NEVER in my wildest dreams did I think I had it in me to build a Top-Notch Corporate Business, but I did it! (I built a 6-figure business in less than 3-months)😱

 

▶️I didn’t have a plan, BUT…

▶️I did have a Vision & Dream

▶️I didn’t have a degree, but had tons of experience in Business!

▶️ I never let ANYTHING STOP ME 🛑 or get in my way to succeeding!

But then something happened…

“The Rise, The Fall, The ComeBack, I am Faviola #TheCEOHustler”

Life happened; I suffered an auto accident while coming back from San Francisco, CA.  I had all 3 of my kids in the car with me when we got rear-ended and I almost lost my small child, but Thank God, he’s OK, unfortunately, I ended up with severe neck/back/tissue/tendon injuries (still suffer from these same pains)!

 

A few months after we were at the Lake (our favorite place to relax) where unfortunately our middle child suffered a severe fracture (Jetski injury) and was in a body cast (femur fracture) for months!!!

 

And, if things couldn’t get worse I was pregnant (which it’s supposed to be the best time for a mother, right?) unfortunately for me it was such a horrible time and such a bad experience because I almost lost my Baby Girl due to a bad pregnancy due to (severe cholestasis), I was in/out of hospital 🏥 for 6-months until finally my husband couldn’t handle me anymore and had to get me hospitalized (admitted into hospital) for care and treatment and well my daughter was finally born (premature baby at only 32 weeks), but as you all see from my family pics thank God she’s a beautiful miracle princess!  

 

Unfortunately during this same time frame, my father was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, we were so devastated with everything going on…I was recovering from Auto Accident, Son in Body Cast, then I got pregnant 🤰 almost lost my daughter all while my poor father was slowly dying from Brain 🧠 Cancer and all while the economy was collapsing…S*** 💩was literally happening all at once!

 

⚠️Unbeknown to us the business was also starting to go downhill all due to these

⚠️”Life Situations and Unforeseen Circumstances)!

⚠️And of course, things just got worse I started getting sued left & right, getting harassed, threatened (interpreter literally coming to my home threatening me!!!

😢) who FREAKING DOES THAT?!!!  I had 100s of clients who owed me money 💵 who were not paying, the government shutdown affected my business so000 bad, yet I wasn’t at my client’s homes/doors/place of business harassing them or threatening them, but hey we are ALL DIFFERENT, RIGHT?!

 

And then S*** 💩😢happened my father passed📿 all while on verge of losing my house, losing everything I worked so hard for 💔no money, in pain, sick, devastated, defeated, etc…It felt like a knife “ripping through my chest”💔!

 

Life was happening behind the ‘scenes’ but sorry to say that the “ruthless” interpreters/contractors’ who for years I provided work too, who I always put first, took them to eat, gave them awards, stipends, opened the doors to my house, invited them to workshops (for free), provided them with FREE Training  (because without them my business would not have grown as big as it did), but when S***💩hits the fan everything I did for them went out the window and they forgot who I was and smeared my name like I was nothing!

 

Now I have forgiven because I’m sure (they were going through similar situations due to the economy) but honestly they were being brutal & didn’t understand or cared about my situation…They didn’t care that 1. My family was depending on me 2. 10 other employees & so many others were too…

 

Unfortunately, after my Dad passed I no longer gave a S*** 💩😢 and had no choice but to file for Bankruptcy and Closed my Doors! 

 

I felt like a total failure, defeated, depressed and just TIRED!!!

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BUT!!! I #NeverGiveUp if my father taught me anything that was to Never Give Up!

 

After a few months of therapy, counseling and letting the storm pass, I decided to get up and #BossUpandRise 💯🔥I dusted my self off and went back 🔙 to the drawing board!

 

Looking back I don’t regret ANYTHING, but wished I could have done better, been better prepared, but hey God does things for a REASON!

 

I NOW appreciate that experience because;

1️⃣ I understand that God does things for a reason and this experience was necessary for me to learn & understand that we must prepare for the future & for ‘unforeseen circumstances’, but also take care of ourselves before being able to take care of others.

2️⃣ It helped me so that I can help others AVOID these same struggles, challenges, but more importantly, help them prepare for the future and give back through training and development!

3️⃣ It helped me to be the person I am today. Share+Learn+Grow+Prepare+Plan for the Future and continue to Help Others!

You see, we all make mistakes, but we can all learn from them & help others AVOID these same mistakes.🙏

We have 2 Choices..Get up ##BossUpandRise or Stay down and be defeated!

 

Regardless of the circumstances #KeepOnGoing

🚨#TheRiseTheFallTheComeback @theceohustler ™️🚨

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Social Media Frenzy

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Social Media “Frenzy” “Hype”

How to Overcome Online Social Media Barriers

 

How many of you are overwhelmed with ALL this Online Social Media “Hype” going on!

How many of you are confused and even feeling stressed and even depressed because you are doing everything in your power to grow your online business?!

BUT…

Just when you think you “nailed it” and you’ve mastered it, SOMETHING NEW COMES UP, right?!

SO…

Now, you have to go back to the drawing board!

I know how you feel because for a minute I was just like you – going through those same challenges.  And more, so because I was seeing all these profiles with only (10 images) with 100K+ followers or those with (no images) and 20K+ followers, so I would ask myself…

“How in the world are all these people doing it? How come I post and post and no “real interaction”, no “real followers”, why isn’t my account growing, etc…And then…

I FIGURED IT OUT!

  1. People where BUYING FOLLOWERS!
  2. People were doing the “FOLLOW/UN-FOLLOW” method to grow faster!
  3. People were BUYING LIKES!
  4. People were BUYING LARGE FOLLOWER accounts!

So, then I continued to research and figured out that It’s the QTY of FOLLOWERS, it’s the QUALITY of REAL FOLLOWERS!

So…I STOPPED STRESSING OUT and STOPPED trying to be like the “Other Guys”!

  1. Yes, the “Shadow Banned” is REAL!
  2. Yes, the “Algorithm” is REAL!
  3. Yes, you can grow your account Organically, it just takes time!

Also, you DON’T NEED TO SPEND 100s and 1000s to START or GROW YOUR BUSINESS online!

Do the Basics, the BASICS ALWAYS WORK!

STOP TRYING TO BE THE “GLITTERY, GLAM, GORGEOUS, EXPENSIVE” ENTREPRENEUR! It all comes with time and patience, don’t put your Business at Risk before you even get it off the “ground”…Baby Steps always work!

With over 1,000,000,000 of Instagram users and over 2,000,000,000 of Facebook users and millions of online users your potential to grow your business with FREE marketing online!

So, STOP “going here and there” and downloading “this and that”, find a platform you like and learn it and stick to it, and eventually, your Biz will start to grow…

Here are some free;

INSTAGRAM TIPS:

  1. Post Consistently.
  2. Build and set the mood.
  3. Be unique and ALWAYS be Yourself.
  4. Use hashtags, as well as community, motivating and positive tags
  5. 80/20 post rule (20%personal and 80% valuable business) posts
  6. Max 30hashtags
  7. Set Good Bio

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Getting Started in the Gig Economy

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How to get started in the Gig Economy

Ready to Start or Grow Your Own Business doing what you Love? This is a Good Read, let me know your thoughts in the comments!

FAviola the CEO Hustler

By FAVIOLA VALENCIA "THE CEO HUSTLER" PROVIDING ELITE SERVICES 4 YOU.

THANKS TO BLOG CONTRIBUTOR LUCY REED

Are you tired of clocking in and out of your job every day? Do you long for the freedom to work around your own schedule? The freedom the gig economy provides helps millions of people work on their time while making enough money to support their dreams. However, working through the gig economy isn’t for everybody. It takes resources, dedication, and discipline. Read on to help determine if finding a job as a freelancer is right for you.

 

What Is the Gig Economy?

 

First of all, what even is the “gig economy?” This is a modern term we use to define a workforce where organizations contract independent workers for short-term working engagements. Oftentimes these workers find their “gigs” through technological platforms that help connect freelancers with people or companies that are looking for temporary help. Predictions estimate that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers will be freelance, independent contractors. Popular gig economy websites include:

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  • Uber
  • Lyft
  • Turo
  • HopSkipDrive
  • AirBNB
  • OneFineStay
  • OpenAirplane
  • ToolLocker
  • ParkingPanda
  • Closet Collective
  • Postmates
  • Amazon Flex
  • TaskRabbit
  • Upwork
  • HelloTech
  • SpareHire
  • Freelancer
  • Etsy
  • Feastly
  • Udemy

Freelancing has its benefits. It allows people to work from wherever they are without having to adhere to a regular office schedule or regulations. However, there are definite drawbacks to working a gig. Freelancers have to be in charge of things other companies outsource to human resources departments.

 

If you want things such as health insurance and a retirement package, you will have to do the research and invest in them yourself. Furthermore, independent contractors in the United States work through 1099 contracts, meaning they get paid in full, and state and federal taxes are not withheld. When working as a freelancer, it is important to set aside money for tax payments while also tracking business-related expenses for deductions.

 

Getting Started with Gigs: Resources, Dedication, and Discipline Deciding what kind of freelancer you want to be that will depend on the resources you have.  Resources refer to both the things you own and the services you provide.  If you don’t have a car or a driver’s license, you can’t drive for a rideshare company.

 

The same thing goes for freelance work such as copywriting — if you don’t have the technology to connect with people online or the writing skills to do the task, there’s not much chance for you in that field. To decide what kind of gig is right for you, do a self-assessment of your assets to determine what works best for you.

 

Beyond your resources, you have to have dedication and discipline. Without a boss breathing down your neck, there is no one to hold you accountable for completing your work. If you want to freelance, you have to be a self-starter who sees your projects through. If you don’t manage your time effectively, you will end up disappointing your clients and failing to get hired again. Furthermore, you won’t make enough cash to make your living as a freelancer.

 

Tips for Freelancers

 

So you’ve determined your best route for gigs and you are ready to get going — great! Set yourself up for success with these helpful tips:

 

  • Set up space where you live for a home office. Even if your gigs take you out of the house, you need a space where you can organize your documents and schedule. Make sure you have your wiring and communication needs met in this area and personalize it with custom chairs, desks, and other furniture. Establish rules in your home office that provide structure and discipline in your working area separate from the relaxation and fun you have in the rest of the house. 
  • Connect with other freelancers. Not only can they provide you with helpful tips and social support, but they may also be able to connect you with other clients in need of your services. 
  • Don’t neglect your branding. Any time you advertise your services, you should stick to a particular set of visual rules that will create a visual imprint in a potential client’s mind.

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The gig economy provides freedom and flexibility to work on your own schedule, but there are drawbacks as well. Budgeting for insurance, retirement, and taxes are just a few of the responsibilities a freelancer has to do on their own. However, if you have the resources, dedication, and discipline, there is nothing stopping you from pursuing a career you love!

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I am an Interpreter / Entrepreneur

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How old were you when you decided that one day, you could be your own boss?

Well, let me tell you I was 10 years old.

At a very young age, my parents would take us to their upholstery shop a family owned business since 78′.  A business built from the ground up by my father “Mr. Valencia”, now (Deceased).  A successful immigrant, who migrated into the USA in 78′.

I remember my parents taking us to the shop right after school and on the weekends.  I remember him telling me “Mija, you are very smart, so I need you to help me talk to the customers and answer the phone, ok?”

He would also tell me to: “write down the vehicle information, answer phones, help me file these documents, help me write out these invoices, so we can bill” and at times I would even help clean the cars (auto detail).  I learned how to buff, sand, wax, and detail the cars, as well as un-stitch the upholstery, cut the material) to re-upholster the vehicle seats.  I would also help take the headliners apart, and even the door panels. So, yes I got into the business world at a very young age.

By, the time I was about 14-15years old and obtained my (Driver’s permit), I was already helping pick up cars as well as delivering the cars to the auction. I also helped my father provide estimates, quotes, and also doing his Sales and Marketing.

So,  yes my love and passion for business started at a very young age.  I knew in my heart that if I found something I loved, had dedication and passion and worked hard, I too could have my own business.

And, that’s how Hispanic Services got started in early 2000 and the rest is history!

I am an Entrepreneur; Interpreter, Translator, Trainer, Consultant.

Ask me how I can help you start your own Interpreting business and how you can become an Entrepreneur.

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If you are a skilled professional, have a passion for business and want to become a professional Interpreter, Entrepreneur and Start Your Own Business, but don’t know how – NO PROBLEM! 

Sign up for my FREE BOSS UP AND RISE CALL and Let’s Chat and see how I can Help You Get Your Business Started!

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Is Freelancing for You???

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Start Your own Business

Are you interested in being your Own Boss?

Have you considered Freelancing?

Tired of working for others?

Well, you are now my best bud 🙂  Great Job in wanting to be successful!

As you may already know, you can be successful in anything you do, as long as you work hard, you are dedicated, you have passion, you have motivation…But here are some things to ponder:
Pros:
  • You decide when you want to work
  • You decide what jobs to take
  • You decide how many hours to work
  • You decide how much you want to make
  • You can do the work that you love
  • You may earn more than what you currently earn
  • You are your own boss
Cons:
  • Your work may not be consistent
  • You may have to work 50+ hours per week
  • Your life can and will be mixed with your personal life
  • Waiting 30+ days to get paid
  • You will NOT have benefits, health insurance, etc…
  • You will have to wear many hats; accounting, administrator, sales and marketing, publisher, content writer, etc…
  • You will NOT be able to earn any cash until you actually find work and you may not receive your first payment for 60 days…
So just like anything you decide to do, you have to be serious, dedicated and NEVER GIVE UP!!! It will all pay off and the rewards will be GREAT!!!
I started my business 16+ years ago from the ground up, with no help but my husband and my kids.  I made mistakes, I got frustrated, I got discouraged, it was stressful and painful, but I’m very thankful that I NEVER GAVE UP and kept on going…
Let me tell you, that #freelancing WILL GIVE YOU a lot of beneficial benefits that a normal job will not and a life that you will enjoy and love along with your family!
You will have the freedom to work whenever, from wherever you want.  I myself have been able to travel with my kids and husband and in my downtime, I’m still able to do #translations as long as I have WiFi

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The best thing about being #selfemployed #freelancer #entrepreneur is that you can start your #business TODAY!!!  Remember: you will be working for yourself, you will be making money for you and your family and not someone else’s!

Being your own boss takes very little investment a lot of things you can do yourself; online marketing, email marketing, flyers, etc…

You will decide who you want to work with when you want to work and how much you want to make!  Remember: being self-employed, freelancer, an entrepreneur is not easy!!!

So, if you want an easy option then this is not for you!

Ask me how to start your own business and on your way to being your own boss!

 

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Start Your Own Interpreting or General Business

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Start Your Own Interpreting or General Business

Are you like many people who want to start your #OWNBUSINESS but don’t know how, or don’t know when, or it’s to much work, or say “I’ll do it tomorrow”…

STOP THE NON-SENSE and STOP PROCRASTINATING and GET IT DONE!!!

DON’T DO THIS THE NEXT DAY:

I WANT TO DO THIS…
I HAVE THIS AWESOME IDEA…
I WILL DO IT TOMORROW, FOR SURE…
HOW CAN I START IT?…

These things are what really, really annoy me…People who come to me and ask me for advice, ask me on how to do it, but days, weeks, months go by and they still have NOT TAKEN ACTION! Bottom line, if you are NOT serious then please DON’T WASTE MY TIME!

These types of people are the ones that are always saying “poor me, life is hitting me hard, life never gives me time to breathe, I want to but I don’t have time, etc”…

Excuse after excuse, they will always be the victim and everyone is out to get them, but no one is there to help them!

They think they are the ONLY ones struggling, hurting, or going through hard times; well let me tell you – difficult times, struggles and hurting is what got me off my butt and got me TO DO SOMETHING to better my life and my families! NO EXCUSES!!!

Enough with the BS!!! Maybe, just maybe you are:

  • Lazy
  • Non-motivated
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Not confident
Just be honest and ask yourself, Do I want to move ahead? If you say yes, well GREAT JOB for being honest, so now it’s time to MAKE A CHANGE and MAKE A DIFFERENCE in yourself!
As an Entrepreneur, I’ve made mistakes, I’ve procrastinated, I’ve made excuses after excuses, I failed, but GUESS WHAT???

I NEVER GAVE UP ON MY DREAM! I #BossUpandRise

Throughout my years in business, I like many others who didn’t have the money to hire or contract a Business Coach I had to research, trial and error and do things myself, so yes – I made many, many mistakes! I had to re-do things over and over, had to change domain names, business names, business structure, etc…but again –
I NEVER GAVE UP because I knew someday I would get it right!
Here I am 16+ years later still in business and sharing my experiences with you and hope to be able to help you achieve your goal, on a budget, on time and get your business rolling in no time!!!
Few things to remember:
  • Write down your business idea
  • Write down your plans, put your ideas in writing
  • Set your Goals
  • Be consistent
  • Take action
  • Be patient
  • Have Faith
  • Never, never lose Hope

No matter what business you decide to start with my services you will be on your way to being #selfemployed #entrepreneur #businessowner

Contact Me Today and Let’s Get Your Business Started!

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