Patricia Bright’s new YouTube channel, ‘The Break,’ empowers women with financial independence
If 2020 has taught me anything, it’s that there’s simply no more time to wait. Procrastination, wishes for the future, and plans for tomorrow don’t get us anywhere, because who knows what’s around the corner. For the longest time, I had dreamt of building a place where women could come together to learn, share and discuss all things improvement — be it finance, business, mindset or personal development. Enter: 'The Break.' But first, let me tell you a bit more about me.
I’m no stranger to YouTube; it’s been home to me for the last 11 years. I started my first channel which was devoted to fashion, beauty, lifestyle and more. My channel helped drive the launch of an amazing career in social media, landing me on the cover of magazines, partnership deals, and speaking engagements. It’s been such a wild ride, and I pinch myself when I think about where I started. But as much as I love fashion and make-up (it really makes me tick!), there’s so much more to me. I find, sometimes, that women online feel they have to just be one thing, when really, who is just one thing? Not me… and I’m guessing not you, either! So, for the women out there who like to dress both their bodies and their minds, I launched a new channel and online platform: 'The Break.'
With my professional background in financial consulting and the experience I’ve garnered from my work in social media, 'The Break' is all about empowering women to embrace and discover all parts of themselves, so their professional lives can flourish. Just as I found out myself, building a social media-based business may be challenging, but the potential rewards can be out-of-this-world. The process of getting started might be daunting, especially without guidance, but experience — or better still, someone else’s experience — is sometimes the best teacher. I want women to think of 'The Break' as their big break, their helping hand in navigating matters of the mind, money and business. Using my own personal experience, I provide practical and applicable strategies for growth in the social media space.
When I quietly launched 'The Break' back in January, I had no idea what was coming. 2020 has brought so many difficult challenges. And suddenly, this hub of useful tips and conversations to help women harness and improve their lives has taken on new meaning. For example, my videos cover topics such as how to get a mortgage, why pensions are important and learning how to budget a salary. I also cover more personal topics and interviews as part of my “Caught Off Guard” podcast. With more than 317,000 subscribers and counting, I see how hungry women are for content that feeds their minds, guides their budgets and inspires them to push the boundaries of their careers.
To give you a taste of what you can find, here’s a snapshot of three of my favourite videos from the channel that have resonated with me this year and my audience of career-minded, ambitious women:
HOW I BUDGET MY £65,000 SALARY A YEAR, A MONTH AND MORE! - This video is special because it’s practical. It gives real tips, from a real woman, working on a very real budget.
SHOWING YOU HOW I MADE OVER $1,000,000 DOLLARS ON YOUTUBE! ALL MY NUMBERS & HOW I DID IT! - This video is one of my most viewed — not because it’s just about earning $1 million — but because it shows women that what feels impossible, frankly isn’t. I did it, and you can do it, too.
Let's get REAL about Working For Yourself and being an ENTREPRENEUR - This video is for all the ladies out there who are ready to run this game on their own. I’ve worked for people and found success, but for some of you out there, there’s nothing like being your own boss.
I think I’ll end this post the same way I started it: Don’t hesitate. The time is now. Your big break is waiting, and I hope this channel gives you the boost you need to take control of your career, your finances and your life. You deserve it. I found my break. Now you can, too.