Today I read an article on inc.com about following your passion, and we all know I am #Teamfollowyourpassion. So, of course I was inspired. The article featured Nick Woodman, CEO and Founder of GoPro. He gave himself a deadline to create a product before he went ‘corporate.’ I am doing this in reverse, minus the deadline. But maybe I should give myself one as an additional motivator. As a corporate worker, I am working part-time to become a full-time entrepreneur. There is nothing wrong with working for someone else, as it can also be lucrative and satisfying if you are passionate about the work that you do. One day I will need Everyday Socialista champions myself- so I would never discount working for someone else. As long as you want to be there you will be and you’ll probably be successful.
Having an internal fight about what is safe and what is best for yourself and your family can be mentally exhausting. Thinking negative thoughts will be your downfall in the amount of risks your willing to take. Think positive, believe in yourself and your idea. You can always start small, such as working part-time as an entrepreneur or reduce your job hours to part-time. You can open a pop-up shop, which is temporary or even less risk would be an online shop. Do your research and learn from others. I am all for helping others and collaborating on projects- others may not believe in paying it forward or may be threatened by their competiton asking them for advice. Not this girl! My thoughts are… Your parents help you and nuture you in hopes that you do become successful, even better off than they were/are. I guess it all depends on the person, some people are a little greedy and selfish and may use your kindness for their personal gain in the most negative way possible, which is always a concern when you let someone in as an apprentice/volunteer or intern.
Expressing my creative spirit is a life line of sorts. It relaxes and rejuvenates me whenver I am able to work on a creative project. Therfore I will continue to work on myself and my different ventures so that I can live the life I love. Below is a little excerpt from the article on inc.com (click title to read full article). I hope it inspires you, contact me if you would like help with developing your passions!
The point, he said he realized: good things come to those on a passionate path.
“I want to want to go to work in the morning,” he said. “Even at 300 people now, everyone is stoked to go to work every day. It sounds cheesy but if you are having fun, people will love your company, you will be more successful, and more ideas will come your way.”
“Follow your passion, find your power” -Bob doyle