Published as part of FLARE‘s 9-5 series.
When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a ballerina. I studied ballet for a long time as a kid.
How did you end up forging your own career path?
I didn’t think I would end up with multiple careers. I worked a lot of corporate jobs growing up, but I graduated college at the height of the economic decline in the U.S., and those kind of jobs weren’t available. I did some DJing in college so I started to do that to make money, and I realized it was a path that I could really grow in. I like setting goals and attacking them, so that was also motivation for going into an unconventional career path.
You now have many job titles, so when people ask what you do, what do you say?
I say that I’m a DJ and that I’m the founder of a wellness startup called HBFIT.
What is your typical work schedule like?
In the morning I try to do something exploratory, whether it’s trying out a new fitness routine or meeting with the founder of a gym or wellness line. I get to the office everyday around midday and I always leave time to create content. My DJ career only really exists in the afternoon for the most part and every week it’s different. I could go days without DJing or I could DJ five times in one week. It really just depends. So I need to be flexible in my schedule.
How do you juggle having multiple jobs?
I guess I’ve just learned the skills of time management. For me, it’s really about prioritizing. I also have a great team of people around me.