You’re overqualified.

I cannot tell you how many times I have heard this. Not to gloat but I have a decent amount of hospitality experience which many think over qualifies me for certain jobs. When I need a part time job, I’m overqualified. When I don’t want to stress about a whole ass department and the success of an entire property and just want something simple, I’m overqualified.

I was looking for Night Audit position one time, because it was the only thing that I could do with my schedule and Angels schedule. The GM sent me an email by mistake. And as some who hired and interviewed many applicants, I have been on the receiving end of many emails, texts, phone calls basically saying the same thing. This email was supposed to go to his AGM, but he hit reply instead of forward. It read something to the effect of, “Check this one out. She has so much experience but wants Night Audit? Something doesn’t add up.” I replied and explained that with my current situation, Night Aduit was what fit my life at the time. He replied, “That wasn’t supposed to go to you.” NO SHIT. But the conversation between him and his Assistant Manager probably went something like this…
“She has all this experience and wants to work Night Audit?”
“She probably isn’t that good at anything else.”
“Or she got fired.”
“I don’t want to waste my time. Next”

I really don’t want to work in a hotel again but it’s what I know. I have two young kids, I don’t want my life to be my job again. That’s why I left and started selling vibrators. 😜

Books Rich People Recommend

Day 5 of 2022.

I am by no means a bookworm. At all. It has always been hard for me to focus on what I was reading while I was reading it.

Have you ever read something and realized you were at the end of the page but didn’t actually comprehend a single word you just read, then go back and read it all again just to end up in the same situation? Yeah. That’s me. So, I never read much but I would really like to read. I am so tired of looking at a screen all the time.

What types of books do you like to read?

I don’t think fiction is going to be my genre. There are so different types of fiction though. Maybe I just need to try a different type.
▪️ Fantasy ▪️ Science Fiction ▪️ Dystopian ▪️ Action & Adventure ▪️ Mystery ▪️ Horror ▪️ Thriller & Suspense ▪️ Historical Fiction ▪️ Romance ▪️ Contemporary Fiction ▪️ Literary Fiction ▪️ Magical Realism ▪️ Graphic Novel ▪️ Short Story ▪️ Young Adult ▪️ Children’s ▪️ New Adult

This first book I’m reading is “You Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One” by Raphaëlle Giordano. I’m only about a quarter of the way through. It’s a cute read for sure!

I think I am going to look into more Non-Fiction when I am done with this first book. Here’s a list of some Non-Fiction genres:
▪️ Memoir and Autobiography ▪️ Biography ▪️ Food and Drinks ▪️ Art and Photography ▪️ Sel-Help ▪️ History ▪️ Travel ▪️ True Crime ▪️ Humor ▪️ Essays ▪️ How To’s ▪️ Spiritual and Religion ▪️ Humanities ▪️ Parenting ▪️ Science ▪️ Technology

Books I have on my shelf to read:

Click the books to be taken to Amazon.

“The Secret is You” by Chris Cicchinelli
“Between the Sheets” by Patty Brisben
“Eat That Frog” by Brian Tracy

So what books do rich people recommend?
There are so many book they all have on lists of must reads and favorites. I simply looked their names up and book recommendations.

▪️ Elon Musk – His favorite book is “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams. A book he recommends is “Structures: Or Why Things Don’t Fall Down” by J.E. Gordon.
▪️ Warren Buffett – “The Intelligent Investor” by Benjiman Graham
▪️ Jack Dorsey – “Whole Earth Discipline” by Stewart Brand
▪️ Peter Thiel – “100 Plus” by Sonia Arrison
▪️ Mark Cuban – “Principles” by Ray Dalio
Other books include:
▪️ “The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses” by Eric Ries
▪️ “The Innovator’s Dilemma: Why New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail” by Clayton Christensen
▪️ “The Art Spirit” by Robert Henri

There is also a website, Billionaire Book Club that has more recent recommendations and what they are reading now.

Will you be grabbing any of these books to add to your list this year?

Happy New Year

Day one of 2022. Many will reflect on the year that has just come and gone, but I will be looking forward to the year. I have goals, resolutions, places I want to see, things I want to do.

Before I get into any of that, let me introduce myself.

Hi 👋 I’m Gina. Born and raised in New Jersey. I am 34 years old and have two daughters. I have my Bachelor’s from Johnson & Wales University, graduated in 2010. I have been a stay-at-home mom for about two years now. I did work at Homegoods when things started to open back up after the peak of Covid. I just had to get out of the house. Before that, I worked in the Hotel Industry for almost 10 years. Seriously considering going back because I just love the torture. There’s a lot to say about the work I did, which I am sure I will talk about. But for now, I am a SAHM. Childcare cost is just outrageous. But of course, wanting to make my own money and be my own boss, I joined an MLM. I’m a Partner with Pure Romance. Now is not the time for any Anit-MLM comments. I will definitely be posting more about Pure Romance, so be patient.

So right now, it’s me, Angel (my boyfriend), Avory (our daughter,5), Emma (our daughter, 2) and Rusty (our Australian Shepard, 11). We currently live in a 2-bedroom apartment with my parents. ATTEMPTING to save money and do all the right things so we can buy a house, but life seems to throw boulders in our plans once in a while. It’ll happen. Eventually.

I’m starting this blog because I have goals and plans for this new year. What are some resolutions you have for this new year?

Here are some of mine…
-Lose 40 pounds by June (I’m restarting again with Weight Watchers at a nice chubby 189, would like to be 150 by June. I’ve done it once; I can do it again. Just need to actually be consistent.)
-Read 12 books (doesn’t seem like a lot but I think starting with a goal of one book a month is a good place to start.)
-Run a 10K (I feel like I’ve been training forever for this. Had injured my ankle and now I have no idea what is wrong with my foot 👍)
-Take more pictures (of myself, of my family, of memories – this is tough because I hate holding my phone up to capture something instead of just living in the moment BUT I want more pictures)
-Go to a new place at least once a month (a museum, park, city, some type of amusement place, etc.)
-Grow our savings account (something that has been difficult because of those boulders)
-Blog every day (Even if it is something short or just a picture or quote, ev er y day)

The first book I am starting with is “Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One” by Raphaëlle Giordano. The #1 Bestselling French Novel about one woman’s quest to cure her “routinitis.” Thought it was a perfect fit since I want this year to be like no other.

Just click the picture and it’ll take you right to Amazon ❤️