When I graduated college I was $40K in credit card debt and student loans, earned less than minimum wage (thanks to a very unethical boss), and had no clue what the hell I was going to do with my life. It sucked. And I was tired of it sucking. So I decided to change some things and start owning my future. That was 3 years ago.
3 years ago, I was broke and lost. 3 years later, and I’m living a life better than my imagination. And guess what: I’m not that smart. I’m introverted, perpetually anxious, struggle with major imposter syndrome, and pick my nose in the car. If I can do this, you can do this too. That’s why I started Rude Philosophy.
As millennial women, we don’t know a lot about ownership. We don’t own our house, we rent. We don’t own our money, we’re drowning in student loans. Sometimes it feels like we don’t own our lives.
We log into Instagram to be inspired by a filtered view of what success actually looks like. We long for a short-term fix to our long-term problems so much that marketing to us has become a billion-dollar industry. Bloggers have become the new snake oil salesmen, trying to tell us we can just “practice more self-care” and “manifest our future” to get what we want. That’s one philosophy.
It’s not Rude Philosophy.
The unfortunate truth is that success is not easy. It takes grit. It takes discipline. It takes years. No amount of manifesting your future or meditation is going to change this. The only way to move forward is to get. shit. done.
Rude Philosophy is a tactical, no fucks given approach to owning your future. Owning your time. Owning your health. Owning your habits. And more importantly, owning your hustle. We believe that all women, no matter the walk of life, can bootstrap their way to any definition of success. And we will provide the resources, reassurance, and unlimited high-fives to get you there.
Whether you’re working a dead-end job, dreaming of making your Etsy store a reality, or simply don’t know what’s next, we’ve got your back.
A Tactical Approach.
Business is a lot like philosophy. You read a bunch of heady bullshit and assume that it’s applicable in your day-to-day. You’re inspired by the concepts, and share them with everyone you come across in the hopes that it will change their life the same way it changed yours. At the end of the day, however, you’re still left with one question:
How do I implement this? How do I practice this? How do I make this part of my daily life?
Rude Philosophy focuses exclusively on answering the “how” questions, with step-by-step guides and support to make your dream a reality. While the subject may be complex, anyone can digest this material (we follow the ELI5 Rule: Explain all tough concepts so a 5 year old child could understand). The goal is not to make you a subject matter expert. The goal is to get you started on your path to owning your future with as little information as possible.
“Working with Emily has been invaluable for my both my career and personal development. Her ability to break down complex projects into simple, digestible steps has helped make my day to day work more meaningful and productive. Emily’s no bull shit approach and authentic feedback helps me to cut through the noise and be honest about how I’m standing in my own way. Emily is an incredible mentor and has contributed to the rapid growth in my career.”