Last week, I was a moderator for the New York Women in Communications Network Panel! Here are my takeaways from some amazing female side hustlers!

Last week, I was a moderator for the New York Women in Communications Network Panel! This panel was on the “gig” economy and all the women on the panel were on a different end of the “gig” spectrum.

We had a successful online entrepreneur (the founder of Clever Girl Finance), a full-time freelancer, a successful side hustler (she’s on her third novel!) and the founder of a wine company.

Each of these women had said “yes” to what was most important to them. And, of course, they’ve dealt with ALL of the obstacles in order to do so.

Interviewing each of these women through this panel was such an honor. Of course, it was inspiring to hear of their successes. But more than anything, it was inspiring to hear about them overcoming the odds to make it happen.

Whether that meant…

  • Quitting their 9-5 jobs to work for themselves
  • Starting their businesses right after having twins
  • Writing and publishing a novel around a job as a senior editor at a magazine
  • Networking throughout the city to freelance full-time

… and that was only the start.

Here are some takeaways from this amazing panel, and how you can apply them to your life and your success.


1. Community Matters

Learning from these other ladies and meeting those in the audience was a powerful reminder of how you don’t accomplish anything alone.

Ask yourself…

  • Do you have a community?
  • Are you in a mastermind?
  • Do you surround yourself with people that support you and that work toward the same things you do?


2. Self-Doubt is Real

We all deal with it. It’s not about who doesn’t have it. It’s about who learns to believe in themselves and manage that negative self-talk.

Ask yourself…

  • How does acknowledging this take relief off of any negative self-talk?
  • What’s one thing that you can STOP believing about yourself today?


Show up

Literally! It’s easy for us to get stuck working behind our computers, but there’s no replacement for in-person connection.

Ask yourself…

  • Where are you being inconsistent?
  • How can you network with people that can help you?
  • What coaching or mastermind do you have to keep you accountable?



You can be the next panelist at the New York Women in Communications Network Panel. You can have the next success story.

YOU can say yes to what you most want, just like these women have, and continue to every day.

I believe in you!