“Find what you love, and let it kill you.”— Charles Bukowski
I’ve always had a love for anything that makes this world just a little bit more interesting. Creative entrepreneurs have always been my source of inspiration. They turned their passions into careers through what they enjoy doing. Consistently, I hear creative individuals talk about their dreams to pursue their passions but suppress them because of the reality we live in. This is why I use my skill set as a digital marketer to help creative individuals become successful creative entrepreneurs.
A True Jack of All Trades, Master of Some
I’m the black sheep of my family, I don’t come from creative individuals. Nobody listens to music or reads fictional books. There’s not a single piece of art hanging on the walls where I grew up. However, I’ve dabbled in every sort of creative endeavor possible. My free time is dedicated to enjoying these creative outlets because it’s something I’ve always had a passion for. However, I’ve never fully dedicated myself to just one passion. Once I get decent at something, I’m onto the next thing immediately. When I learned how to play my favorite song on drums, well I had to learn a different song on guitar. When I learned how to make my favorite meal, well then I started making digital art. There’s too many things I find fascinating to really become a master at one in particular.
Luckily for me, digital marketing is perfect for the type of person that I am. There are so many aspects of it that to become a master of digital marketing, you have to enjoy learning so many different things. When I recognized this, I embraced it entirely because I knew it was the career path for me. There’s always something new to keep me interested and things are changing rapidly so I always have to learn and stay up to date.
The Entrepreneurial Spirit
I might not come from a household of creative individuals but I certainly come from a household of entrepreneurs. Practically, everyone in my family works for themselves and I’ve been fascinated with it. I knew I could never work for someone else but I never had the skill set to start my own business until recently. So I did my time per say and got paid to learn as I went. After getting such positive feedback from my clients and employers, I knew that this was something I had a talent for.
This is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being”
When I learned about this phrase, it was one of those moments where everything clicked for me. An accumulation of smaller moments to one big “ah-ha” one. It’s based on four pillars: what you’re good at, what you love, what the world needs, and what you can get paid for.
Like I’ve mentioned I’m good at digital marketing and I have this love for all forms of art. It became apparent to me that creative entrepreneurs could benefit from my expertise so I’ve turned this into my career. They say entrepreneurs are the type of people who will work 80 hours a week to avoid 40 hours for someone else. However, it doesn’t feel like work if you have a passion for it. This is something I enjoy doing all day and everyday because I get to surround myself with the type of people I admire.