EP 51: Working A Full-Time Job While Growing A Business With Rekita Edwards

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Im excited about this episode because I get to chat with long time friend, Rekita Edwards. We talk all about how she became a self-taught graphic and web designer (shout-out to Youtube University), how she had to make the hard decision to go back to working full-time after her divorce, how she pushed past some of the guilt and shame that came with that decision and more. I think this conversation is really important because we don’t talk about the realities of entrepreneurship enough. Often we glamorize being a business owner while putting down working a 9-5 but we don’t give enough credit to those who are doing both! In this episode, Rekita also shares how she manages running her business, working full-time while also taking care of her family!


ON HOW SHE TURNED HER HOBBY INTO A BUSINESS

After designing websites and logos for clients at an incredibly low rate, a client told Rekita that she needed to be charging more for the work that she was doing. That gave Rekita to kick in the butt she needed to start charging more and taking her business more seriously.

HER DECISION TO GO BACK TO WORKING FULL-TIME

After her divorce, Rekita knew that she wanted to move closer to family. While her business was bringing in enough for the area she was in, she knew that in order to relocate that she would need more. She also wanted to provide her children with more as well. So she decided to take on a job that would give her the resources she needed to relocate her family.


“Everyone is not your client and I was saying yes to everyone. I was doing the work. I was hungry. But not everything that you eat is good for you.”

“Living on purpose means being intentional and going after what you want and doing the work that it requires for you to get it.”


LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED

Check out The Imperfect Boss campaign that helped Rekita with sharing her decision with the world

Visit Rekita’s website

Follow Rekita on Instagram

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