Coco Quizon on Side Hustles, Stress, Big Families & Stigma Around Adoption | 30 Qs With Thriving Women
Guest: Coco Quizon, Princess of The Internet, PR & Digital Marketer
She thrives because she is a student of life. As a brand strategist and PR lead, she has handled brands like Sunnies Studios, Pond’s, Dove, Lady’s Choice, & Vaseline. She used to work in a digital agency. Now, she’s giving it a shot to be her own boss.
Fun Fact— She has an IMDB page when she co-starred with her dad in John en Marsha Ngayon' ‘91 as a baby.
Nuggets Of Wisdom— Managing stress when hit with a health crisis, dealing with trolls, the stigma around adoption, and lots of laughter
I’ve known Coco now for a decade or so. We used to be roommates in Melbourne. She was always a sponge for knowledge and fascinated by culture, from linguistics to Kanye, Basquiat or even graffiti. There was nothing that wouldn’t catch Coco’s attention. Her bottomless curiosity makes her attuned to how brands can connect with people, especially those that live on the Internet.
This conversation is hilarious and honest. Here are our favorite quotes from our chat:
What Side Hustles Can Teach You — Selling Shoes & Waitressing
Just being comfortable being around others. There's a lot of just calling people ‘hun’ or ‘babe’ and not being shy about it. I guess also just the skill of putting other people's shoes on for them. I feel it's a very humbling experience. They're hard skills or soft skills, like organization and timekeeping and being responsible for someone's business.
Misconception About Entering PR
Events are fun if you're a guest, but not if you're planning it. And there's a lot of really ugly stuff that you need to do.You’ll have to clean the floor or you have to fight with a supplier to get a prize or you have to be ready. I guess the biggest things you have to be ready for is stuff to go wrong. Because my rule of thumb, all the time, is if you want to have a successful, any kind of venture or event or project, you have to expect that something's gonna go wrong and you have to figure out how to make it work. I think your success is based on how well you address, what kind of F’up.
Best Advice She Has Given Someone
So, one time, I saw a girl just really cry at work and be really stressed about an event we were doing for, I'm gonna say it to be a ‘deodorant’, but it's not. I told her, “Don't stress out about it because no one's going to remember this event in two months.”I think it challenges the perception. We want to be remembered. We want our work to be remembered, but honestly, it's not so bad if it's forgotten. Because if you can forget good stuff, you can forget the bad stuff.
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Two Things To Do This Week:
Do a self-audit. Ask for feedback on what you’re good at whether it be for your personal life or career. Make a plan to double down on that.
Coco mentioned that success could relate to financial attainment. And we sometimes know money can be tricky. We’re sharing this podcast for anyone that wants to be financially independent. How to Get Rich by Naval.
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