Maya Angelou famously said, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
friday jones, intentionally uncapitalized like the great bell hooks, is the definition of a multi-hyphenate creative. The Charlotte-based artist has unique skills and experiences; this innovation queen has even coined a new title. ACE, an acronym for “artist-creative-entrepreneur,” is defined by friday as “a true artist with a creative professional skill set honed in the entrepreneurial pursuit of their passion(s).” friday is the founder of two companies, friday is dope, llc, which houses her music, and i Love a good vibe™ offers resources and branding experience assistance to other ACEs. While many people know the phrase, “A Jack of all trades is a master of none,” few know the second and more meaningful part, “but oftentimes better than a master of one.” Using her signature skills with words, Jones has made this quote her own in her tagline, “ace of all trades, master of self.”
For friday, achieving a high attendance rate for Mindset and Strategy Calls has been a game-changer for her business. The support and wisdom of her SLAPstrategist and SLAPexpert had kept her going even when sales did not reflect her hard work. They kept her motivated and gave her space to reignite her creativity to develop solutions and continue towards her goals.
Actions = Results
Because friday is such a high performer, let’s explore how she accomplished her results.
Q: Think about who you are today versus who you were before starting the SLAP™ program. What has been the biggest change in your behavior? (i.e. your regular habits, practices, and self-management)
friday jones: In 2021, I started friday’s dope llc, an amalgamation of several of my passions, including music, publishing, artist development, education, media production, marketing, and consulting. I have often felt alone and misunderstood as a business owner. I can think of many times friends or family have questioned the amount of time I spend working or raised concerns about the results of my endeavors.
The truth is, I’ve learned that it’s not my job to make other people see my vision. I have taken responsibility for what alignment means to me. I am carrying the torch so those who recognize my light will follow.
SLAP™ is all about helping small business owners create more time and money so they can build a sustainable business and reach their goals. What have you learned about the Cashflow Capacity Catch 22 and what helps you manage it now?
fj: SLAP™ knows what it takes to grow a business, and it’s not more money and time. It’s a plan to use your money and time wisely to develop a sustainable business, with accountability and support along the way. Having access to the technology and guidance to track my time and money — and ensuring they always align with my goals — has been a gift and a confidence builder as a business owner.
SLAPcommunity Call Out
No one succeeds alone, and SLAP supplies all of our small business owners with an incredible system of support. Here, friday brags on the folks who helped her become a SLAPstar!
fj: I can’t say enough good things about SLAP™! It’s provided me with a community that understands the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. I have recommended this program to many of my friends and fellow business owners. While it takes a certain level of commitment to walk the business ownership life path, it is worth every moment.
I also love that SLAP™ focuses on behavior change, which is why we’re on this planet: to recognize who and where we are, decide who and where we want to be, and make the appropriate changes to get there. SLAP™ provides the support that’s needed to make that possible. No business is an island, which is the best part about the SLAP™ system and community. I no longer felt alone in realizing my dreams.
Support This Small Business Owner!
Alright, SLAPcommunity! Now it’s your turn to show our SLAPstar some love! Check out the Call to Action below and help friday hit her business goals!
friday has started an incredible musician’s series called friday’s dope re-up! The series occurs on the first Saturday of every month in person and virtually, and events are free! Tell your friends and join this exciting and invigorating jam session!