Meet Our Professional Homegirl of the Week: Donzella Burton
1. Social Handles (personal and business):
2. What do you do and what does a day of your work looks like?
Every day I go to the gym at 5:00 am for about 2.5 hours. Starting my day with the gym sets the tone for my day and gives me the energy I need to get through my day. After the gym, I make stops at each of my assisted living facilities to check on my residents and staff to make sure they are good and to see if I can pitch in anywhere. After checking in with the facilities, I run both businesses and personal errands, I head to my office around 10:00 am until about 4:00 pm to do some paperwork and work on branding, marketing, and product development. It is really difficult to summarize my job title but I like the term Serial Healthcare Entrepreneur.
3. What motivates you?
Using what I know to empower others to take leaps of faith into the entrepreneurial side of healthcare really pushes me to keep evolving into the best version of myself. I love seeing people through the process of entrepreneurship evolution. I am also very motivated by digital coaches like Coach Stormy who promote transparency, courage, and being the best version of yourself.
4. How do you balance with your career, side hustles, and your social life?
I am really passionate about time blocking and self-care. I put the important things first, starting with my health. I believe in an internal to external productivity routine. If you feel good and your taking care of yourself on the inside you will be a more efficient version of yourself on the outside. To help me with balance, I really love meditating and practicing gratitude every hour and using the Calm app throughout the day to keep me focused and centered.
5. What does Professional Homegirl mean to you?
Being a Professional Homegirl means being able to remain true to yourself and those experiences that made you while being able to run a business and build a brand just as good if not better than someone who was born into success.
6.What advice would you give to young women that want to pursue their dreams?
NO DREAM IS TOO FAR AWAY. You can accomplish anything if you work hard, focus, and run with the right circles. It is definitely about the company you keep. You have to make sure your inner circle is not secretly trying to keep you down because of their own inability to believe in themselves.