Myrna Datilus is the mastermind behind A Colorful Dreamer, a blog showcasing audacious dream chasers & dreamy events. Combining passion with purpose, Myrna is a solopreneur who’s hustle is led with heart and integrity. Following her ambitions in performance, writing, health, and championing love, Myrna exemplifies what it means to be a freelancer today. Read on to learn her tips for growth and success.
Let’s make sure you pat your own back… What’s your biggest strength as a solopreneur?
I believe that in life everyone makes a choice to spread love or hate, and I choose to spread love and do everything with integrity. Otherwise, what’s the point? Due to these strengths, I have amazing people in my Rolodex, no burnt bridges, and people who trust me.
What’s the best business or money advice you ever got as an independent?
Budget, budget, budget! Also, always determine if whatever it is you’re willing to spend money on is a want or a need; that will help keep you in check.
Now for a moment of realness, what are you struggling with right now in your business?
I am struggling with having more exposure for my brand. I am currently in renovation mode with my website and logo; my new website and logo will be revealed in November, my birthday month. Another struggle is monetizing my brand. Currently, I am learning from Jenell B. Stewart and her Paid Pitch program on how to properly pitch myself to larger brands in order to solidify myself within the lifestyle and self-awareness industry. She has found success and so has her students so it was important to invest in myself via her school. I have admired her for so long and the time is now for me to take my brand to the next level!
As a blogger in New Jersey, what challenges and advantages do you think are unique to where you live?
I currently reside in Newark, NJ, right near Penn Station, so getting to NYC is never a challenge for me. It’s like crossing the street, literally, so location is not a huge issue for me. As a blogger, I attend a lot of events in the greater NY metro area, so it’s easy to get to these locations for the most part. I reach out to a lot of my future clients via social media, so I feel like I am in a great place both physically and virtually.
Your blog is all about showcasing creative dream chasers, and we know the freelancer life is all about the hustle toward incredible goals. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, I see myself really living in my passion with my writing and eventually musical theatre and walking in my purpose within the Healthcare industry. Those two balances of passion and purpose will allow me to live the life I have always dreamed of. One where I am full of joy and I am financially stable making well over 6-7 figures! My brand, A Colorful Dreamer, will be a household name and I will be auditioning or performing in some plays! Personally, hopefully, a man has swept me off my feet and we are living fabulously in our decked out loft overlooking the Hudson River. That will ALLLL be a dream come true for me!