Observing the passion of others is stimulating and inspiring.
When it is demonstrated well, we feel it, we breathe it, we see it and spend our money!
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
Think about that moment when you put your blood, sweat and tears into something that turned out beautifully; better than expected. Didn’t you feel a breath of fresh air that heightened your energy? You were proud huh!
My Daughter is a NEW Artist
My baby has found her passion! What a gift… many of us never truly find ours or even recognize it.
The more she creates, the more expressive it becomes.
Watching her, inspires me to step up and put more into my business.
She has never drawn before, or considered herself as an artist. She has tried other crafts, but nothing that really stuck.
In the past several months, she has been teaching herself how to make jewelry using different media.
All of her previous attempts prepared her for what she has finally discovered, perfected, and now she is an artist.
My baby sent me a video of a journal she created for herself recently and I cried. It was overwhelming.
It was sooo awesome, knowing what she has been going through lately and then witnessing her gift inspired me to write this post. I had too.
It was such a shift in my soul…I am witnessing her brilliance and so grateful for it.
She has been going through some things for a while now and I believe through her pain, she is blossoming out of it through a new-found passion – gift.
I am so proud of her.
She is surviving through the air that her passion is giving her. She is breathing again.
When your child is struggling, you struggle and yes, it affects our businesses. That drive to make things happen gets pushed aside and we have to allow time for our families regardless of how it affects the business.
We ultimately want more for our children than we do for ourselves.
We hope that we have raised them to have a better life than we did. Not to say our lives were bad, but we want the best for them. When they hurt, we hurt.
As a result, I have been struggling subconsciously…I didn’t realize how much until now. I have to push it aside to remain strong and positive for her and my grandchildren.
I am pretty good at always looking at the glass as being half full and work hard to SEE and be present in the positive regardless of the circumstance.
I have learned that all I can do is remain faithful and solid so that when she needs me, I am strong enough to hold her.
Her Passion Inspires Me
Through her passion I am inspired to try harder, to keep going.
I am inspired to put more into what makes me tick, the tasks that I not only enjoy, but what I am best at – my passion.
I heard someone say recently that they were allergic to working for someone else and the only thing they could do is have a business of their own. I get that.
Isn’t that how many entrepreneurs feel about being in business, especially when they are living their passion?
Life is in session and things happen.
We regroup. We seek help from others and we jump back in.
We often hear people tell us to follow our passions to be successful. Probably so much so, that it starts to sound cliché and unrealistic.
We plan, research, pull the supplies/products/team together to make it all come together and we keep creating. We keep discovering more and more ways to help it grow.
Maybe another way of thinking about it is:
- What is our definition of success?
- How will I know I am successful?
- Is my passion my air?
My baby’s journal made me look at myself and appreciate my life.
It made me take a step back and look at my last 10 years of being an entrepreneur. I have been in and out of a slump.
I now realize it was the emotions of circumstances that cause me to doubt my own abilities.
I had to take stock pretty quickly.
I am able to feed, clothe, and live. I have a couple of really great friends that have stepped in to keep me lifted up when I needed them.
I am grateful that she is my daughter, she has brought me 3 beautiful grandchildren and my purpose to be successful enough to help them.
My work, my hustle, my being is to do what I love, breathe my air to serve others and my family. They need me and I need them.
If you are like me and you have those days when you just don’t wanna do it anymore. Maybe as a result of being burned out. Those are the days to take a look at what we have to be grateful for and who or what inspires us!
Is passion the reason behind your actions in business, art, or whatever skill you are best at? Do you think it makes a difference?
Please share below and inspire someone else!
If you would like to see more of my daughters work, check out her website hipsterbeads.com. More will be added in the months to come. (the images in this blog post are from her journal – all handmade from polymer clay)