How I Balance a Full-Time Modeling Career, a Full-Time Job & Owning a Business
WHATS UP BOSS BABES
Today I wanted to talk about a question I get all the time- is how do you do it? How do you balance a full-time job, a full-time modeling career, owning a business and you still have fun? I won't lie to you its alot to handle and I am permanently running on coffee, tea and very little sleep but I have never been happier. I want to share with you how I manage it all and how I manage to do this and still live a life where I can travel, see my friends, make time to date (occasionally) and stay fit.
As some of you may not know I work a full-time job, Monday- Friday 7:30am-4:30pm I am in an office working my little butt off for a large company like the most of us do. Along with that my modeling career takes several hours of work a day and I typically have 2-3 photo-shoots per week, apart of that I own Boss Babe Movement and I am the founder of BBM Charities & Community which means I am constantly attending events and working with local charities. In a nutshell I am a very busy person, and it has been like this for the past 2-3 years of my life.
I know that a lot of you are going to ask why I don't model fulltime and honestly when I started modeling I thought about it as a hobby and nothing more. I thought it would be cool to be in a magazine or two so I could show my kids when I am old and wrinkly. But at the end of the day I am a realist and being realistic I have a lifestyle I want to live and unless I am Gigi Hadid (and one day I will be my own version of her) I am not going to be able to get the things I want both materialistically and in business. I like to travel, spend too much money on shoes and go out which means money, money and more money; apart from that I am a firm believer in investments and investing in the future and your future both with time and money which is why I keep my job.
Finding a balance is all about making priority anything and everyone I know will make the things that need to be a priority if it is important enough. My priorities are being successful but without being able to celebrate that success its null and void (in my opinion) which is why I always make sure I have down-time for myself and time to see my friends and travel; because thats what I love doing. Along with that my health & fitness is extremely important to me so I make time to make sure I can cook healthy meals, and workout.
When it comes to work I stay up as late as possible and work my ass off talking to brands, writing blog posts or just simply brainstorming where I want my businesses to go, I also very rarely don't work at all on the weekends. My weekends are typically the times where I schedule 2-3 photoshoots a day and meetings- take advantage of the weekends because when you are doing something you truly love it doesn't feel like work at all.
How I balance it all is by making the things I want out of my life a priority and taking time for myself. Being a little bit selfish and making myself my biggest priooity was the best thing I have ever done and once I did that my life seemed to come together piece by piece.