I was having dinner last evening with a good friend who happens to be a Stylist / Style Director for a magazine. We were conversing about many things, but during the conversation we spoke about how sometime we let a paycheck come before our passion for doing what we love. So it gets to a point to where you ask yourself, is this paycheck (my livelihood) more important than my dreams? Is being financially stable more important than doing what makes me happy?
My friend described a time when he was working on a set of a show, in NYC, styling the actors. He received a phone call from his mentor in LA. They needed him to pick up a Jacket for a big named celebrity because they physically unable to get it to this celebrity in time due to locational reasons. Even if they had the jacket shipped from LA, it would not arrive in NYC in time for the event the celeb needed the jacket for. So, my friends mentor asked if he could find the jacket in NYC and get it to this celeb, who happened to be in NYC as well. He said, without hesitation, he stopped what he was doing on set and informed them that he had to leave his post for the day so he could do what his mentor asked. He didn’t care if he lost his position on set or if he would be allowed to return the next day. You see, his goal is to be in business for himself; to be his own boss. Although, he wasn’t making any money by doing his mentor this favor, he would build a crucial relationship (that he would need in the future) with whatever store he was picking up said jacket from and a relationship with this celebrity, as well as strengthening the relationship with his mentor all at the same time.
His passion for what he does and his drive and determination for where he wants to be in life took over. In those moments, the money didn’t matter. The experience that he would gain from it did. So, he took a leap of faith and did what would benefit his passion the most. That’s commendable.
How many of us are working at a job that we hate going to everyday in the name of a paycheck to just survive in life? Think about it! How many of us have a passion that burns deep inside of us that is calling out to us to act upon it; yet we are ignoring it because that passion isn’t paying the bills, currently? I know a lot of us that are doing just that. I’m guilty of it too.
The decision is ours to make up our minds that we will live in our passion. Own your free. Do not be confined to working in a job that you do not want to work. Find your passion, if you do not know what it is. Work hard for what you believe in. If you do this, your life will change forever. I’ve discovered my passion within the last two years and I’m working towards that every day. I’m encouraging you to do the same. Devise a plan to where you are in control of your life. Live without boundaries. Allow your passion to be the force that drives you everyday. You can do it!
As always, Fancy Friends, I hope you guys receive this message with the love in which it was written. Have a happy Saturday. 🙂