Do what you love. It is a great principle to live by right? You hear it said often, usually from your mom or dad, wife/husband or friend. Sometimes its from a passerby, co-worker, or boss. How many of these people are actually doing what they love?
My background is in architecture. I worked for a firm in Dallas, TX / Bentonville, AR for 2.5 years. It was brutal. I stared at that clock everyday, waiting for it to tick 5pm, and I was the first to dart out that door. Did I work hard? Very. Was I there everyday? Yes. Did I enjoy my job? Heck No. Was I doing what I loved? You get the idea.
Today I build companies. I design. I create. I build. I work extremely hard. I work extremely long hours. And for the past 2.5 years, I have never once gone to sleep saying, “I wish I was doing something else” or “I absolutely hate what I am doing.” Even when I was working as a graveyard shift stocker for Old Navy or an Administrative Clerk at the US Census Bureau, I loved it, because I was learning things that applied to what I loved. I gave it all I had, worked extra, and grew as a person, and made my self much more capable of doing everything that I love.
Not only do I build companies, but I help others build their companies. As co-founder and President of The Northwest Arkansas Entrepreneurship Alliance, I strive to empower aspiring and developing entrepreneurs with the confidence, support, and resources they need to be successful. Ask anyone who I have had the blessing to meet in person, and they will tell you that I am going to encourage you with all I got, to do what you love, if you aren’t already.
Today, I wear a bracelet. For the past 2.5 years, I have worn this bracelet. It simply says: “Do what you love.” I picked it up sometime ago, along my short journey. It is a constant reminder to do what I love. It is a talking point on occasion. It is a tool daily. And a resource every second for inspiration. It allows me to always question myself and keep me in check to make sure that I am always doing what I love. The moment that I am not doing what I love, I will be reminded and cautioned to figure out how to fix that.
I challenge you to find a way to do what you love. To take steps daily in order to do whatever that may be. We all have a direction we want to go in life; a life goal. What is yours?
I want to share my daily inspiration with you. I want to spread the message and offer that extra encouragement for you to do what you love. You will be asked about your bracelet, you will talk about your bracelet, you will reflect upon your bracelet.
If you would like a “Do what you love” bracelet, please leave a comment below explaining how you do what you love. Then to keep your address confidential, please mail your address here so that I can ship your bracelet as soon as possible.
Also, if you have the ability or want to, please feel free to leave a donation to cover the costs of production and shipment. I currently have a few hundred. While these costs are small, every bit helps spread the message through these bracelets. All donations will go to the creation and shipment of bracelets.
I thank you so much for your support, your help and your encouragement in helping me to do what I love. There are so many people who I owe this world to.
Do what you love.
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