Bossing Up with Phette Hollins

I truly believe that you have to boss all the way up to achieve anything worthwhile in this life. Whether you want to go to school and earn your degree, you want to go after the big promotion at your job, or you want to leave your job altogether and start your own business you will have to step your game up.

"The Price Of Greatness is Responsibility." Winston Churchill 
You have to ask yourself hard questions, take stock of your strengths and weaknesses, and address the character flaws that can and will become obstacles in your path. Once you recognize these flaws you have to change and changing your behavior is no walk in the park. It's hard as fuck, but you can handle any problem of your own making. 

“You willed yourself to where you are today, so will yourself out of it.” 
― Stephen Richards
You have to be bold. Your will and resolve must be strong or you won't succeed. You have to commit to the promises you made yourself. You have to make your evolution priority one or you will find yourself in a rut, a hole that you dug for yourself. And, last but not least, YOU MUST BE FEARLESS. You must get rid of your fucks. You can not waste your precious time on other peoples opinion of what you're doing, and how you're doing it. 
That's it in a nutshell, four not so easy steps to a bossier you. The following is an example of how I bossed up in one area of my life. 

Step 1. Analyze yourself and take stock in your weaknesses
The question ~ What is stopping you from becoming a successful writer/author/blogger? The answer ~ (this wasn't easy to admit to myself) I stopped studying. I stopped reading. I stopped approaching my writing as a business and started treating it like a hobby. 

Step 2. Identify the major character flaw that is barring you from achieving your goal, and destroy it. Character Flaw ~ Laziness. Stop shying away from things that are difficult because so many things come easily to you. Destroy Flaw ~ Use effective planning. I placed my word count goals on the top of my daily agenda. I no longer allow myself to do what's easy first. 
Step 3. Be firm in your resolve and bold in your pursuit.
Commitment ~ I keep strict office hours for my writing. I made reading and studying a part of my daily activities complete with alerts from my calendar on my phone.

I don't look for validation of my career in others. I am the master of my fate, the captain of my soul.

I followed these rules to get my writing career back on track. I have since relaunched my blog and have several new releases coming out this quarter. #BOSS

She is a phenomenal lady boss who has launched her very own media company. she has a straight-no-chaser approach to bossing up and it definitely shows!

What makes a good entrepreneur?
A good entrepreneur is someone who effectively & efficiently provides a solution to a customer's problem(s). Listening to their needs & accommodating them to the fullest scope of your company's capacity.

What does bossing up mean to you?
To me, bossing up means doing whatever you gotta do to get things done. Period. No excuses. If you don't know the way, ask, research, inquire. If there's no way, make one.

Tell us about the upcoming launch of "In Her Lens Media" 
At inHer Lens Media, we develop, produce, and distribute digital content with an emphasis on narratives by women.

What is the company's mission?
Telling our stories our way. Even though (Black) women like Shonda Rhimes, Ava Duvernay, Lena Waithe, Issa Rae, Viola Davis, et al are receiving their just due, our voices are still underrepresented. My goal is to share as many of our stories without waiting for permission.
What is the most challenging and/or rewarding experience about the journey?
The most challenging part is finding funding for the projects. The most rewarding part has been finishing my short film and premiering it. It took much longer than it needed to due to me mixing business with pleasure (that's a whole 'notha blog post :-). I had to recast for one of the main characters and, in turn, I sat on the project for 2 years. Filming got pushed back a few times. I went from having an editor to no editor then back to an editor again. There was an issue with the music that's in the film, which is resolved now, thankfully. So, it was nothing short of amazing to see the finished product on the big screen.
What can we expect from "In her Lens" in 2019?
You can expect some short stories, video vignettes, and hopefully a musical. Fingers crossed big time. We'll see.

Click the link to check out my short film Seven Whole Days. It's about a young couple who get tested for HIV & one of them tests positive:

My other short, Daddy's Girl is a Hoe:

The ID (podcast): Nikki thinks she's been ghosted when her new boyfriend ceases all contact, but she's highly mistaken:
Lastly, if you have a short story you want to submit, send it to: Our team will review it and respond ASAP.

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