Have you ever noticed how people following their passion are just contagious?
Their energy. Their vision. Their happiness.
It’s that situation where people around them think, “Let me get a little of what that woman is on!”
You want to be around them hoping some of that rubs off on you.
But, the truth is that we ALL have that buried deep down inside of us.
What is fun about life is that we get to enjoy peeling back the layers to discover what those gifts really are.
Because when you find your gifts and you are doing the work you were put on this earth to do, you too will have the “juice.”
Yeah it can be tough. Frustrating even.
And just when you think you have it in your grasp, it might slip through your hands and evolve into something else.
What remains true is that we all are artists. We all are creators.
Our art and creativity takes shape in many forms.
This business. This podcast. These events. Yes I get to make money from all of this, but it is my art. And I employ other artists who get to contribute their art to make it an even bigger masterpiece.
And let me remind you, this is the most amazing time to be alive. Where you can freely pursue whatever your heart desires. Where your options are not limited to what you can do or who you choose to be.
But I quite often notice people lose sight of themselves in business.
Where they deviate from their creativity and pursue the wrong things. All of their energy goes into making money or becoming rich.
Now I understand if you have to pay the bills and do some things you don’t like to do from time to time. Believe me, I’ve been there struggling to pay my student loans and credit card debt.
But I believe to truly shift to a life of meaning you must shift to a life of creating . . . with an almost childlike curiosity (like Liz Gilbert says).
Even if that means waking up at 3 am after working a full shift because you are so inspired that you just must get up and create your ideas …
Creativity doesn’t have a curfew. There is no start and there is no end. Everyone has a different journey to arrive here.
And it is here that you are in the right place to attract success.
I don’t feel success is some “big code” you have to figure out. Because when you love your craft, you are in it for the long haul. You are in the game and you will keep moving forward. Keep defining and redefining yourself and making progress.
And you may never find your calling. And that is okay. It’s the pursuit. It’s the journey. It’s falling in love with the process. The failing and getting back up.
Whatever you do, just keep digging. Never stop the discovery. Never stop peeling back the layers. Never stop creating.
If you are feeling called to take up gardening . . . don’t ask why. Just do it. One thing may lead to another.
You may feel you are absolutely terrible at drawing, but always had a curiosity to try. Don’t let the fear or embarrassment stop you. Pick up a pencil and try it.
You were put on this earth to create.
You just have to do the work. Through the work is where you will find yourself.
This is a process I know all too well about. For the past 6 months I’ve been working on my biggest project to date.
My next masterpiece…
Something that is a collection of my entire journey over the past several years and how I arrived here.
I stayed curious. I kept creating. And it’s something I am incredibly proud of and it is my hope that this will transform many lives.
It’s called Legacy.