Why Retail Job Experience is So Important

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I’ve had this conversation with so many different people from different walks of life. Because of this I thought it would be worth mentioning.

I highly recommending working in the restaurant, retail, or customer service industries at some point in your life.

I’ve worked in a lot of industries that revolved around customer service, and as much as I hated some of those jobs, each one has taught me a lot. Whether it’s a new skill or something about myself, I’ve learned so much from working in customer service jobs.

I learned how to be more patient.

I learned to break out of my shyness. (I used to be really shy as a kid)

I learned that a simple smile can go a long way.

I learned how to sell a product without being pushy.

I learned how to multitask.

I learned that I have worth and deserve respect.

Thanks to working in industries such as food and clothing I met some really great people. A lot of my coworkers turned into friends! I’ve met some great friends thanks to working in these jobs. Friends that helped make work more tolerable and more fun!

I don’t know, maybe it’s just me but working in these industries was such a big part of my life. Yes, it wasn’t great all the time but it made such a big impact on me. When you’re on the receiving end and you’re a customer you definitely have a different perspective compared to when you don’t.

If you’re in college, between jobs, or just want something more interesting I highly recommend something revolving around customer service. I can tell you one thing, you’ll definitely get something out of it aside from just a paycheck. You’ll probably learn something about yourself that you didn’t know before.


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July 2018 Plan With Me

July is the best and worst month of the year lol! I know, I’m a contradiction.
  • It’s the best because it’s strawberry season, my favorite fruit!
  • It’s the worst cuz of the crazy heat in LA. The Valley turns into an unbearable sauna!
  • It’s the best because it’s my birthday month! July babies, it’s our time to shine!
  • It’s the worst cuz it’s my birthday month. Lol!
This month’s planner theme is dedicated to my birth-month, one of the hottest months of the year. I decided to do an ice cream theme cuz it’s one of the only things that’s going to get me through this summer!
Maybe it’s because it’s my birthday right around the corner, but this month’s theme is going to be self care. I really want to focus on improving and showing myself some appreciation even in just small, subtle ways. I may not be able to afford a luxurious massage or a mani/pedi right now but daily prayer time, listening and watching positive content, taking care of my skin, eating right, staying hydrated…even these small things always help turn my mindset into a more positive one.
As I mentioned in my July Goal Setting post, I’m going to switch up how I structure my weeks and days in my planner to see if that helps me get closer to achieving my July goals. It’ll also help me to focus on what really matters to me this month: self care. Stay tuned for my July Goals Update post coming in a few weeks to see how I’m progressing. If you want to grab these templates for yourself you can click here, and if you want to plan with me and progress together make sure you follow me on Instagram and Twitter. Make sure you tag me if you decide to make your own version! Maybe I’m putting pressure on myself, but it’s my birth month – it should be a good one! 
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June Favorites

This month was a personal triumph for me. It was the first month in a long time that my goals were all to make me better as a person instead of just an entrepreneur. As a self-proclaimed work-a-holic this is a big step for me. This month, my favorite things have helped me to keep my perspective throughout the day as well as make me feel good about myself.
The Morning Mindset Podcast by Carey Green. I’ve listened to this every morning for the last 2 months and it has done so much for my well being and positive mindset. It’s a quick 5 minute daily podcast that gives you a little shot of The Word every day. Perfect for my quick drive to work every morning.
I bought a desk organizer to elevate my computer screen and create more usable space on my desk. This has been really helpful with my posture and back. Since I use a laptop I tend to hunch down to look at my screen. Now that it’s elevated closer to eye level it has helped me to sit up straight.
I had my fair share of sleepless nights this month, mostly because I want an iced coffee and I’m stupid enough to drink it at 4 pm. Not to mention those nights when I do actually fall asleep but I’m not really sleeping which happens more often than not. Whenever I’ve had a hard time sleeping I take a couple of these melatonin gummies when I’m ready for bed. 2 of them are the recommended dosage and I’m out like a light. It has really helped me get a good night’s sleep.
Short hair restaurant owner problems, amirite? My hair is this asymmetric longer on the right side and short everywhere else. It’s cute when it’s down and fixed. It even works for itself when it’s air dried. But pulling it back? OMG it’s a disaster. My hair is too short in the back so I always have these 2 patches on each side of my neck. Not cute to say the least. These headbands add a little character and help tuck those stray hairs back. Plus, it helps me look like I tried a little harder lol 😂 
If there’s anything that’s a must for me lately, it’s my eyebrow pencil. If I have that and a little bit of mascara and lip gloss I feel a little put together. I absolutely love this eyebrow pencil from Benefit Cosmetics. Considering how crazy it is to work in a kitchen and a dining room this pencil is still there at the end of the day which is more to say than most eyebrow products I’ve tried in the past.
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