Teaching Microsoft Excel on TikTok was my ticket out of corporate America. I posted the first video on my account, Miss Excel, in June 2020.
At the time, I was living with my parents and I was in debt. But within weeks the video went viral and I gained 100,000 subscribers.
In November, I started selling an online Excel course on my website, and just two months later, my passive income was more than my monthly salary as a full-time management consultant.
I quit my job in January 2021 to become a full-time entrepreneur and have created nine other courses that teach different job skills. And in October 2021, I reached a major milestone: I made $100,000 in sales – in just one day.
Today, at 29, I’ve grown Miss Excel into a business that generates over $2 million a year.
My boyfriend, Mike, quit his job in corporate sales and became my CFO and VP of Sales in April 2022.
The best part is that I only work four hours a day. Here is an overview of my typical day:
I prioritize personal well-being in the morning
Meditating in the morning keeps me calm and centered, so I start my day with a virtual meditation group on Choices + Outcomes at 7:00 a.m. Mike, my parents, and some members of the Miss Excel community all join us.
After meditating, Mike and I make breakfast together, usually baked oatmeal, and plan the day over coffee on our balcony. It’s one of my favorite activities.
Later, my personal trainer comes to the house or I do hot yoga at a local studio. Mike and I meet up afterwards for a quick swim and sauna session at home before getting ready for the day’s work.
I work three to four hours a day
I start work around noon. My home is equipped with fast Wi-Fi, a desk, and a content recording studio, making it an amazing place to work remotely.
I organize my days according to the tasks I do, so I don’t constantly jump from a creative project to a more analysis-based activity.
On Mondays, for example, I do more creative activities like setting goals and brainstorming business strategies and content ideas. I’m always thinking about how I can grow my business and have more impact.
On Tuesdays, I go through a to-do list with tasks like filming content, editing social media posts, and running 60-minute Excel trainings for my corporate partners.
I make sure to schedule breaks between tasks to reset myself. It helps me be more efficient and only work 15-20 hours a week.
I spend my evenings learning and doing what I love
At 3 p.m., Mike and I like to go off-roading on our four-wheeler or hiking the local trails with friends. Being in nature keeps me grounded, calm and creative, so it’s a priority for me.
After spending some quality time outdoors, Mike and I have dinner. We love trying new recipes at home or going out to local restaurants. One of our favorite places right now is an Italian cafe in Sedona called Vespa.
Then we will read or watch documentaries. Some of my favorite topics are mindset, meditation, energetics, and quantum physics. I am currently reading “Close Your Eyes and Get Free” by Grace Smith.
We always try to be in bed by 9:30 p.m. so that we are well rested for the next day’s meditation.
My business has helped me live the life of my dreams
Mike and I are having the best time working on Miss Excel and traveling the world together. We have taken seven trips so far this year.
In March 2022, I bought my first house with the money I earned from Miss Excel. My dream home in Sedona, Arizona has 270 degree views of the Red Rock Mountains.
Miss Excel also allowed me to support people in my life. I have always wanted to help my mother retire early and this year, thanks to my financial support, she was able to quit her job as a medical receptionist.
If you are about to start the hustle of your dreams, I encourage you to take the plunge. It can be scary putting yourself out there, but you’ll never know until you try.
Kat Norton teaches Microsoft Excel to individuals, businesses and educational institutions. Since launch Miss Excel in 2020, she grew up ICT Tac and instagram audience to over one million followers.