How Creatives Can Work Smarter, Not Harder.
Updated: Feb 25
Como Latinx, working hard is in our blood. Not the type to sit around and wait for others to give us a handout, we will instead move across borders, trek unknown terrains and brave the elements in search of opportunities that can mean a better quality of life for ourselves and for our families. When we are in search of financial prosperity, the first logical step may be to look for ways to work harder in order to bring in more of that cash flow that we’re looking for.
In a 2012 study released by the Pew Hispanic Center, three-quarters or 75% of U.S. Hispanics say that most people can get ahead if they are willing to work hard.
Sounds all kinds of right! While those cultural beliefs continue to run deep, the beauty of these modern times is that we are afforded phenomenal ways to craft a life of our own choosing that don’t always require us to work ourselves to the bone. By incorporating leverage into our life and business, we are better able to successfully multiply ourselves without running ourselves into the ground. But what is leverage exactly? The word ‘leverage’ comes from the French word ‘levier’ which means to elevate or raise, to give a minimum input that achieves maximum results or to put it simply- the ability to gain more with less.
When you apply leverage to your life + business, you have the opportunity to multiply your efforts, accelerate your financial results, and improve your quality of life by freeing you from the tasks that could potentially rob you of the most valuable non-renewable resource you have, time. Time is really what we’re all after in our quest for money. Time to spend with the people we love, time to do the things we actually want to do, time to live and serve in ways that are personally meaningful and fulfilling. Time is where it’s at, baby!
When it comes to time, you aren’t making more, you can’t buy more, and when it’s spent- it’s gone. The only thing you have is future time and if you don’t want to spend your future time doing the same ol’ thing or living the same ol’ life, then leverage is a tool you’ll need to learn to utilize in order to break through the limitations that are currently holding you back from producing even greater results in your life.
The fabulous thing about leverage is that it doesn’t care your age, what family you came from, or whether or not they had money. Leverage can work for you no matter what your story is, which means that opportunities to make money, make an impact, and create real lasting wealth has never been greater than it is today.
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Stay fabulous, fierce, and financially savvy bellas.