Do you have a full-time career and want to launch your interior design business? Is it possible to make it happen even though you work 40 hours weekly? Perhaps you always wanted to be an interior designer but took a different career path for some reason.
Don’t worry. My guest Andrea and I got you! Because in today’s episode, she’ll share how she juggled a full-time trading career with a side hustle in interior design. Not only that, but she also successfully transitioned into interior design as her second career during the pandemic.
How did she do it? Listen and learn from Andrea so you can finally pursue a career you love and are good at.
Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode
Discover how to start a side hustle while working a 40-hour workweek
Learn how to use a blank sheet of paper to map out your day/week
Find out the 3 easy steps to cope with being overwhelmed and having information overload
About the Guest:
Andrea Reordan is a former portfolio manager who’s a certified interior designer in the Dallas Fort Worth Texas area.
A lover of spreadsheets, planning, and processes, she’s also passionate about creating cohesive, functional spaces that will make you love your home again.
Check out these episode highlights
3.12 – Why Andrea chose interior design as a side hustle
04.20 – How she knew she’s always had the creative bent inside her
04.53 – Why her parents disapproved of her studying interior design
5.35 – How her finance degree gave her an advantage in starting her own interior design side hustle
06.03 – How she started her side hustle while working a 40-hour work week as a trader and why she decided to transition full-time to interior design
07.42 – How to use a blank sheet of paper to map out your day
- Choose between Sunday or Monday to plan your week
- Make columns for each day of the week
- Fit in tasks within certain time slots in the day
- Do some tasks during your lunchtime
- Talk to your employer about taking a longer lunch and making up the time at the end of the day
9.51 – How her employer’s support made it easier to work on her interior design career
12.09 – Managing her fears of going off on her own and trying to replace her salary
13.33 – 3 easy steps to cope with being overwhelmed and having information overload
- Make a list of what you need to do
- Take time to do what you have on your schedule
- Find your peer group, a community who can support you
13.55 – The importance of being a part of a community
14.37 – The two most common second careers and the main reason why people choose them
Top one: Real estate
Top two: Interior design
Why? They both offer a little more flexibility because you can arrange the time to do the work around your schedule