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How women are taking the wheel to fund their dreams

True story: Flexibility is the new stability. As lifelong careers become increasingly rare, you have the opportunity to take chances and achieve your dreams. The key is being able to earn money on your own terms.

That’s what these three entrepreneurs are doing right. By setting their own hours, driving their own cars, and being their own bosses, they’ve paved their own path. Here’s how they did it by driving with Lyft, the official transportation sponsor of #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us.

Krystal: Funding Her Future in Hollywood


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Krystal’s a triple threat: actor, director, and writer. When she’s not on set — or sharing advice on her blog — she drives with Lyft in Los Angeles to grow her network in the entertainment industry.

In a city like LA, connections and flexibility are the secrets to success. Krystal draws inspiration from her passengers, giving advice and even partnering up for new collaborations.

Driving also allows her to round out her earnings in between auditions, writing, and hours on set. “You don’t always get a chance to make money doing what you love,” she says.

After nearly a decade in the industry, Krystal’s landed roles in major motion pictures, written for Nickelodeon, and directed plays. So, she started giving advice when she’s not behind the wheel.

Krystal now runs The Industree Standard, a blog that helps newcomers break into the acting industry. “You need experience to get a job, but can’t gain experience without one. Blogging allows us to learn the ropes from one another.”

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