The Weekly Hustle

The Weekly Hustle - S2 Episode 01: Marco Santini - Spread Love

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By The Weekly Hustle
Welcome to The Weekly Hustle Podcast, a podcast hosted by Jennifer Lyn. Each episode is an opportunity to hear from from a variety of hardworking individuals to talk side hustles, main hustles, passions, projects, art, politics, culture, mental health, etc.
The purpose of this podcast is to remind people that we are all successful in our own ways - no matter what we are going through. We are now living in a world of digital engagements so it is important to remember the value of conversation and listening to one another.

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The Weekly Hustle - S2 Episode 12: Cory - BTTR balm & Season Finale!
In this episode, I had the opportunity of interviewing Cory Russo, Owner and Creator of BTTR balm. BTTR, which stands for ‘Butter’ but also ‘Better Than The Rest’. It is an all-natural moisturizing balm for your hands, face, feet, and everything in between. Cory shares his journey moving to New York, launching his own business, and how he operates his one man show. I also give a little rundown of season 2 and the plan for season 3, if we have one! Hmmm…TBD. Follow Cory on Instagram: @coryrusso34 & @bttrbalm BTTR balm website: Follow me on Instagram: @jenniferlyn__ & @theweeklyhustlepodcast
April 8, 2019
The Weekly Hustle - S2 Episode 11: Paolo - The Life of Paolo
In this episode, I interview my twin brother with a British accent, Paolo. Fun fact, we were born about 12 hours from each other. We chat about his early childhood growing up in the Philippines and the UK, and discuss his transition of moving to NYC.  When I met Paolo, almost a year ago, he was just starting out on his journey of pursuing his art career. Now he has a number of murals painted all over NYC and spends most of his free time on the weekdays and weekends, making art.  Follow Paolo on Instagram: @paolo_tolentino Buy his art: Follow me on Instagram: @jenniferlyn__ & @theweeklyhustlepodcast
March 11, 2019
The Weekly Hustle - S2 Episode 10: Franco Blueprint - Money & Spirituality
Here we go episode 10 of season 2! It’s hard to believe we’ve come this far and this episode is very special to me because I had the opportunity of interviewing my two good friends Rick and Onieda of Franco Blueprint. Their mission is assist and empower entrepreneurs in creating healthy financial foundations for their businesses. They have played a very important role in my life since launching my own business and in this episode we talk about the relationship between money and spirituality because the two are very much related! Follow them on Instagram: @Francoblueprint Follow me on Instagram: @jenniferlyn__ & @theweeklyhustlepodcast
March 4, 2019
The Weekly Hustle - S2 Episode 09: Savior - My Street Art Affair
The expressive Savior ElMundo, one of the artist part of the Street heARTS: Valentines & Confessions Exhibit at 168 Bowery in Nolita, NYC, talks about his journey to becoming a street artist. From dancing, to singing, to hustlin on the streets of New York at the age of 15, his purpose is to challenge others to continue to create art and be fearless in the process. His work has been showcased all over the city include the World Trade Center. He also is a director and actor featured in the documentary Be Seen Be Hard (2011). Check out Savior’s work in the World Trade Gallery: Follow Savior on Instagram: @saviorelmundo Follow me on Instagram: @jenniferlyn__ & @theweeklyhustlepodcast
February 26, 2019
The Weekly Hustle - S2 Episode 08: Rachael - LOVE is 360
In this interview, I had the honor of talking to Rachael N. Clark also known as Red, Queens of Hearts, and @greenguccigirl. This bi-coastal Queen curates exhibits to showcase street artists from around the world and shares their voices and creative visions with broad audiences. This past week she curated the Street heARTS: Valentines & Confessions Exhibit at 168 Bowery in Nolita, NYC. She talks about her love for Valentine’s Day and why she chose specific street artists for this exhibit. She challenged the streets artist to dig deep into their emotions to showcase both their valentine, confessions and vulnerability through their art. Love can be lonely, sad, happiness, joy..Heartbreak leads to some of the most profound opportunity for growth. Check out Rachael website: Follow Rachael on Instagram: @greenguccigirl Follow me on Instagram: @jenniferlyn__ & @theweeklyhustlepodcast
February 26, 2019
The Weekly Hustle - S2 Episode 06: Geanet - Little Sister, Big Love
For the past year, I have volunteered to be a mentor for a Big Brother, Big Sister program. It is one of the most rewarding experiences that I am involved in. This was completely an impromptu podcast but in this episode I have a chat with my little sister GG. We talk about our relationship, the impact we have on each others lives, and discuss some of the teenage struggles going on today. I definitely encourage everyone to get involved in a mentorship program! Follow me on Instagram: @jenniferlyn__ & @theweeklyhustlepodcast
February 12, 2019
The Weekly Hustle - S2 Episode 05: Lizbeth - Love Notes
In this episode I get to interview the beautiful Lizbeth De Jesus. Lizbeth was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up in Washington Heights. We discussed her experiences while serving the air force and how life has been different since coming back. We also talk about her published booked Love Notes, which is a compilation of short poems inspired by her past loves and her time in the military.  Order Love Notes at: Follow Lizbeth on Instagram: Follow me on Instagram: @jenniferlyn__ & @theweeklyhustlepodcast
February 4, 2019
The Weekly Hustle - S2 Episode 04: Christine - Women & Business
Ringing the new year with some #GIRLPOWER! Happy 2019, this episode I interview my friend Christine Medina - CEO, Founder, and Owner of The CM Brand. I met Christine about a year ago via Instagram and since then she has become such a good friend and business mentor to me. In the interview, she shares her journey of starting her own brand agency and helping her clients with branding/ rebranding, digital marketing, website design, and social media. Christine and I also share some exciting news about an upcoming project we are working on together! Follow Christine on Instagram: @ChristinemMedina Follow The CM Brand on Instagram: @theCMbrand Check out The CM Brand website & services: Follow me on Instagram: @jenniferlyn__ & @theweeklyhustlepodcast
January 29, 2019
The Weekly Hustle - S2 Episode 03: Jessica - Don’t Limit Yourself
This interview with Jessica aka Messica aka Queen Chonga herself was so FUN. Sometimes you have to open a bottle of wine (or in our case on this episode, 2 bottles of wine) and get really candid with a girlfriend. In this episode we talk about how Jess goes from being a corporate #BOSSBAE to being Burlesque Dancer. We chat about traveling, dating, family dynamics, gender stereotypes, and how to not limit yourself! It was absolutely an empowering and refreshing conversation to talk to someone who encourages, promotes, and supports women being sexual beings and practicing selfishness and confidence. Follow Jessica on Instagram: @jessicafigs Follow me on Instagram: @jenniferlyn__ & @theweeklyhustlepodcast
December 17, 2018
The Weekly Hustle - S2 Episode 02: Wynette - ‘Passion, Purpose, and Practice’
This was very intimate conversation with my friend Wynette. She starts to tell us about her journey of becoming an American citizen and the different struggles she faced being born in India and growing up in New York. Even though she came here at such a young age it wasn’t until that moment she earned her citizenship, she told herself ‘I can’t believe I’m here, finally’. Just by listening to her you will already be able to tell the type of energy this amazing woman has! I’ve never met a more passion person about nursing. She gives us an insight into her career as an Oncology Nurse and how she manages to stay happy despite what she has to witness on a daily. Take a listen and write a review! Follow me on Instagram: @jenniferlyn__ & @theweeklyhustlepodcast
December 10, 2018
The Weekly Hustle - S2 Episode 01: Marco Santini - Spread Love
Our first official Weekly Hustler of season 2 is New York based artist, Marco Santini. In the interview, Marco declares his life purpose is to spread love and positivity. His purpose is proven by the different products of art he creates. Check out Marco’s website: Follow Marco @_marco_santini_ Please leave a review and let me know what you think! Follow me on Instagram: @jenniferlyn__ & @theweeklyhustlepodcast
December 3, 2018
The Weekly Hustle - S2 Episode 00: WH Host Jenn - Thank u, next
Welcome back to Season 2 of the Weekly Hustle podcast! I (your host Jenn) am so excited to be podcasting again. It has been over three months since the last episode of season 1 was released and so much has happened in life since then. In this episode, I try give a little life update, share some stats from season 1, remind people of my mission, give some hints on season 2, and I say thank you! We just ended a weekend full of giving thanks and we should continue to practice that ‘gratitude attitude’ every single day. Being thankful for all that you have in this very moment, I believe, is the key to success. Recognizing where you are and how far you’ve come in life, despite everything that’s happened to you in the past, is your reminder that you will reach the dreams you have for yourself right now. I want to thank every single one of my listeners for continuing to support this podcast each week. It means the world to me when you guys tell me how much you love the podcast and the fact that you can relate to the stories people tell. I want to thank every single person I interviewed from season 1 for allowing me to share your story, for allowing me to get to know you on a deeper level, for trusting me with your dreams and aspirations, and for believing in me and the mission of this podcast. Lastly, for those of you who doubted me and have made negative comments about my weekly hustle - thank u, next. Please leave a review and let me know what you think! Follow me on Instagram: @jenniferlyn__ & @theweeklyhustlepodcast
November 26, 2018
The Weekly Hustle - S1 Episode 17: Jabari - My cat gives me inspiration & Season 1 Finale
In this episode, I interview Jabari - Maryland native, New York hustler for 4 years, Jack of all trades type of guy, and a LEO. I am also joined by his twin Leo, Laurie, as an impromptu guest co-host. After having an amazing brunch in Brooklyn, we chat about his company Herb N’ Fresh, which started as a school project in college. Since launching his company he has created creative brand of apparel for both men and women, accessories, and artwork. Shop his stuff in the link below! Instagram: Herbnfresh Jabari’s Instagram: Stew_hnf Website: Follow me on Instagram: @jenniferlyn__ & @theweeklyhustle_ Please leave a review and let me know what you think!
October 23, 2018
The Weekly Hustle - S1 Episode 16: Amiga Goals - Latinas Empowered By Travel, Art and Adventure
I interview bestfriends Suly and Jay - two Latinas of Dominican and Salvadorian. This is the first time I had two guest on the podcast - two really dope, hard-working, beautiful, and inspiring women. We talk about their travel experiences, the importance of seeing the world, and being exposed to cultures so different from ours. They also give insight on how they navigate conversations with their own family about traveling. Coming from immigrant households provides a different perspective on what our parents see for us. But most importantly, Amiga Goals is all about empowering other females to travel the world. We are seeing a shift nowadays, where females are no longer living based on the stereotypes and norms that society has for us. More and more females are traveling the world, both alone and with their friends, sharing their experiences, and are feeling empowered. Amiga Goals Instagram: @amigagoals Suly’s Instagram: @sulyreyes Jay’s Instagram: @butterfingersjay
October 23, 2018
The Weekly Hustle - S1 Episode 15: Adriana - We are all on a journey of self-love
In this episode, I interview one of my bestfriends Adriana. I’ve known Adriana since highschool and the was always a very caring and loving person. It was clear for those of us who were closest to her that in the past few years, she struggled with anxiety and depression. We’ve all been there in the position where we care for a loved one so much but we don’t know how to help them and sometimes we can’t. Each and everyone of us has a unique journey, which we all have to experience at our own pace. In the podcast, Adriana open up about taking time for herself, her journey of self-love, and powering through certain struggles. Follow me on Instagram: @jenniferlyn__ & @theweeklyhustle_ Please leave a review and let me know what you think!
October 23, 2018
The Weekly Hustle - S1 Episode 14: Terrell - An Untitled Episode
Couldn’t think of a of a specific title for this episode and there isn’t much to say about my interview with Terrell other than you HAVE TO listen. I’ve met Terrell several times and I learned so much about him in this conversation. Terrell’s Twitter: @teddy_jerkins Terrell’s Instagram: @terrellmallardofficial Follow me on Instagram: @jenniferlyn__ & @theweeklyhustle_ Please leave a review and let me know what you think!
October 23, 2018
The Weekly Hustle - S1 Episode 13: Michelle - Trust your intuition & follow your heart
This episode was pretty life changing for me I learned so much from Michelle, more than she even realizes. First off, this was our first time meeting in person and I first knew of her when I listened to the Let Me Talk podcast (Linked below Episode 39: "I am sort of a Mumble Rap Apologist..."). She killed it on that podcast and as soon as I heard it I told Mark I needed to meet her. So last week we met up and I felt like she was already part of my family. This Filipino Guyanese bad ass babe reminds me so much of myself and our lives are almost parallel. We chat about the importance of networking, saying yes to every job, always delivering the best customer service because you never know who you may come across, and how she picked shoes out for Lebron James! But probably the biggest takeaways from this podcast is to (1) always give back to those who are less fortunate no matter how hard you worked and (2) ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS trust your intuition. Michelle’s Instagram: @michellelizz
October 23, 2018
The Weekly Hustle - S1 Episode 12: Dani - Teaching itself, is an art
This woman needs no introduction. In this episode, I interview one of my closest friends Dani. She has been such an inspiration to me and a supporter since day one. We chat about her relationship with the Don Hom, her parents, how she got into the world of dance, and how she is educating the youth by promoting self expression. Refuse Facism: Dani’s Instgram: _daninicolosi Follow me on Instagram: @jenniferlyn__ & @theweeklyhustle_ Please leave a review and let me know what you think!
October 23, 2018
The Weekly Hustle - S1 Episode 10: AJ - The Dream Is Real
In this episode, I had the opportunity to interview New York based artist, AJ Lavilla, at his pop up shop in the Lower East Side. AJ created The Dream is Real Pop up exhibit to encourage all dreamers to continue chasing and living their dreams despite all the challenges and difficulties they face. His artwork is all about positivity and in the podcast he talks about his journey of discovering his true passion in life and how meaningful it was for him to inspire the youth. It all began when he was evicted from his apartment in Queens, quit his 9 - 5 job, and travelled to the Philippines for a year to soul search. AJ’s Website: AJ’s Instagram: @ajlavilla The Dream Is Real Instagram: @thedreamisrealpopup Follow me on Instagram: @jenniferlyn__ & @theweeklyhustle_ Please leave a review and let me know what you think!
October 23, 2018
The Weekly Hustle - S1 Episode 9: DaJoir - Host of Kickback and Chill
In this episode, I interview 20 year-old DaJoir Thomas and he shares his journey discovering his passion in life. It all started when he got involved with the Manhattan Neighborhood Network, a non-profit organization that provides courses in video production, editing, and broadcasting. He is currently a host on the network’s “The Spotlight” and on his own show called “Kickback and Chill”. Website MNN: DaJoir’s Instagram: @thrizzybash Youtube: Follow me on Instagram: @jenniferlyn__ & @theweeklyhustle_ Please leave a review and let me know what you think!
October 5, 2018
The Weekly Hustle - S1 Episode 8: Jenn - Happy 27th Birthday to me!
The tables have turned in this episode! I have my good friend Benji Hom interview me on The Weekly Hustle podcast. If you know me, you know I take my birthdays VERY seriously and every year I always take a moment and self-reflect. 26 was really challenging for me because I felt that every single aspect of my life faced some difficulties family, friends, relationships, work etc. However all of those experiences led me to create this podcast which I am so passionate about. This is my weekly hustle, hope you guys enjoy! Guest Host - Benji Hom: @benjihom & @heisenhom Benji’s Website: Follow me on Instagram: @jenniferlyn__ & @theweeklyhustle_ Please leave a review and let me know what you think!
October 5, 2018
The Weekly Hustle - S1 Episode 7: Josh - It’s a match! Bumble date, turned podcast interview, turned
This episode was so fun to do! I just met Josh for the first time an hour before doing this interview. We matched on Bumble, I asked him what I had to check out before leaving Arizona, and he didn’t know because he just moved here 2 weeks ago from Massachusetts but he mentioned he listened to episode with my mom. He has such an inspiring story & hustles so hard! In the podcast he talks about not going college and feeling like a failure, to becoming a 3rd degree black belt in karate and teaching kids, to now living in the west coast, running his own social media marketing agency, setting up a mentor program, and helping others with their hustle. It was like I met my twin so thank you Bumble algorithms. Also take a listen to a podcast Josh did with Hyper Conscious, it is one of the best podcasts I’ve listened to! Instagrams: @joshmunoz__ @grownowsma Website: Hype Conscious podcast:
October 5, 2018
The Weekly Hustle - S1 Episode 6: Mom - Happy Mother’s Day!
This is a very special episode because I interview the most important person in my life, my mom. If you know me, you know how much my mom means to me and every time I talk about her I cry because she’s just an amazing woman. She is the reason I work so hard because I owe this woman the world. She is also the biggest weekly HUSTLER I know. At a very young age, hard work was instilled in my mom and her 11 other siblings (yes, she has 12 siblings!). She was the first from her family to leave the Philippines at the age of 24, started her life here in NYC, took on some really tough jobs and raised me as a single mother. Even at her age now (62, yeah I know she looks 40!), she still works almost 6 days a week as a nanny/ housekeeper, has a side hustle as a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant, volunteers for non-for-profit Filipino organizations, and she manages to have more of a social life then me! Follow me on Instagram: @jenniferlyn__ & @theweeklyhustle_
October 5, 2018
The Weekly Hustle - S1 Episode 5: Sam - Who is 21.AM?
This episode I interview my friend Sam and SHE is the amazing artist behind The Weekly Hustle podcast logo! Over the past couple years, she’s managed to build a business being completely anonymous. She has allowed her art to speak for itself and has had incredible success in doing so. But just like every artist/ creative, she still struggles with learning how to pitch herself and finding balance between her main hustle and her side hustle. Instagram: Website: Follow me on Instagram: @jenniferlyn__ & @theweeklyhustle_ Please leave a review and let me know what you think!
October 5, 2018
The Weekly Hustle - S1 Episode 4: Katie - In Memory of Lieutenant John Tamola
This is part two of my interview with Katie, she opens up about the recent passing of her dad and describes their tumultuous relationship. Saying goodbye to a loved one is extremely difficult and I am amazed by Katie’s strength throughout this process. We also talked more about her love for writing and some of her more personal goals as it relates to writing (see links below for some of her writing). I also attempted to share my top ten Katie tweets but of course only got to about three. “9 Books That Have Gotten Me Through Heartbreak, Love, & Everything In Between” “10 Foods That Look Amazing On Instagram & Taste Terrible IRL” “These Microwaveable Foods Are Actually Instagrammable AF”
October 5, 2018
The Weekly Hustle - S1 Episode 3: Katie - Prove myself, to myself
In part one in my interview with Katie, we talk about what she had gone through highschool and college to that led to her writing her first freelance piece. She was student council president at her all girls high school, spoke at her high school graduation, was an RA in college, and was that chick that always made people laugh. Somehow all of this lead to her first piece called “A Million Different Pieces: How I Hid The Fact That I Was Cutting Myself” with Refinary 29. As she shared with me her very personal journey, I learned about how writing became her comfort and allowed her to overcome such a difficult time in her life. Follow Katie on Twitter: @ktammm Follow Katie on Instagram: @ktammmola Read Katie’s Article: Artwork Credit Instagram: Website: Follow me on Instagram: @jenniferlyn__ Please leave a review and let me know what you think!
October 5, 2018
The Weekly Hustle - S1 Episode 2: Mark - Often creatives are undervalued
For this episode, I wanted to interview someone working in a creative space because I know there’s a different struggle there that I am unaware of. Mark, first generation Mexican-American, shares why he decided to stop going to college to pursue a career in photography, film, and media. He gives insight on some of the more common struggles creators/ artists deal with such as - knowing the value of your work, differentiating yourself from others, and the importance of surrounding yourself with supportive people. Please leave a review and let me know what you think! Follow Mark on Instgram: @quest_ionmark Check out Mark’s website: Let Me Talk Podcast: Artwork Credit Instagram: Website:
October 5, 2018
The Weekly Hustle - S1 Episode 1: Shivani - Whatever you want, act like you already have it
In my first podcast I interviewed my good friend Shivani, who I consider a modern day boss babe! We both pursued a career in accounting and work for the same firm. In this podcast we talked about how we manage work-life balance, the importance of speaking up, how our cultural backgrounds and families have influenced our work ethic. I look up to Shivani so much and I think having friendships like this are crucial to being successful - someone that can relate to your experience and be there whenever you are faced with a certain struggle in your career. Whether you chose a career in accounting or not I hope you are able to find something you can relate to. Please leave a review and let me know what you think! Follow me on Instagram: @jenniferlyn__ Follow Shivani on Instagram: @ShivanikTailor Artwork Credit Instagram: Website:
October 2, 2018
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