Are you excited about going to work today? I am.
I haven’t always felt excited and energized about going to work—quite the contrary. The “Sunday Scaries,” the “Miserable Mondays,” and “Terrible Tuesdays” were pretty standard.
So, what changed? I stopped thinking about what I wanted to do. I started doing what I wanted to do.
Nothing happened overnight. Or over a month or even a year. If anything, I worked more. After I put in hours at my “real” job, I’d head home and work on my “little hobby,” which was W&D; I was clocking in almost as many hours on W&D as I was on my paying gig.
All the work I was putting into writing, designing, and sharing my thoughts started to gain traction. People began to take notice of social media. Through all of my hard work (and a pinch of luck and the right timing), my community grew. And as my community grew, brands and businesses took notice. I had the confidence (and the emergency savings built up) to make running Wit & Delight my full-time job.
I’ve never worked harder or dedicated more time to anything (except for my family), and I’ve loved (almost) every single minute of it. I feel incredibly lucky to have discovered my passion and to have the energy, opportunity, and good fortune to establish a career out of it.
Have you discovered your passion? Do you want to learn how to utilize your personal brand to create a career you love?
Here are a few of the key points that I’ll cover in the class:
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BY Kate Arends - July 16, 2020
Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.