Who is Shouling?

My name is Shouling Hopson. Shouling is of Chinese origin, meaning hardwork and perfection. I’m a Georgia State University and Kennesaw State University Alumni, Paralegal, with various certifications, and life long learner.

I’m also unionized member of the Screen Actors Guild- American Federation of Radio and Television Artists, (SAG/AFTRA). I was crowned Miss Instant Beauty Atlanta, by The Style Network; and have been featured in print, media, and film. After retiring from entertainment and traveling the world, I owned and operated a wardrobe and image management company for over a decade. I’m a residential estate investor, and have recently expanded my acquisition endeavors to Africa.

Over the years, I’ve independently consulted for several startup companies, and entertainment industry amateurs. Through continuous research, training, hardwork, trial and error, Real Estate has been my most fulfilling and lucrative venture to date.

The purpose of this blog is to entertain as well as enlighten.

Business with Pleasure

You can’t always mix business with pleasure. Sometimes it’s just a pleasure to do business and simply just that.

In the beginning of my career, I was a people pleasure. So concerned about the feelings of others; that I didn’t pursue some of my own dreams. Watering down my talents so that my “friends”, didn’t mistake my endeavors as competition- was detrimental long term.

Problem with that? Selling myself short! If it doesn’t make dollars, it literally made no CENTS. Lol

Others would request advice, take my knowledge, utilize it, reap the benefits, and profit without so much as a thank you.

Entrepreneurship requires strategic thinking, the ability to adapt to change, as well as courage to execute by taking risks. This is where my passion for consulting began. Those serious enough about what they want will be willing to invest in themselves. Time, experience, expertise, and energy, aren’t free.