I remember the first time I heard that quote and it instantly resinated with me. I have always been someone who has been driven by my passion and I have used that quality to the best of my potential throughout my entire life. When I was younger, I was a dancer and I absolutely loved it. I loved the thrill of accomplishing new things, working with a team to create memorable performances and forming long lasting relationships with people, many of who still play a key role in my life today. As a dancer you learn a whole lot more than how to kick your legs and do the splits. You learn valuable skills that can be applied to any situation you face in your whole adult life. I learnt a lot about time management, organisation, dedication and discipline and it is these skills that have helped to form my baby aka Designer Hire.
So obviously to start any business, project, venture or whatever it is you want to begin, you need good time management, organisation, dedication and discipline. Without those things you wont be able to give your idea the power it needs to kick off the ground. BUT no matter how disciplined or dedicated you are, your idea cannot flourish without that passion that drives you. If you do something because it seems like an ok idea or because someone tells you to do it, it won’t work. YOU have to have that passion, that desire to get it done because that my friend is what will make it work.
Designer Hire was not a business that was easy to begin. I worked 7 days a week, in multiple jobs, saving everything I had to purchase a range of dresses to get the business started. It didn’t come easy and nothing was handed to me but my god it made it worth it. Every dress that is a part of the collection is a direct result of my own hard work and I couldn’t be prouder. My passion lies within my love of clothes, meeting new people and smashing goals. From a young age I was competitive and determined yet empathetic and friendly. I use these qualities to
mould Designer Hire into a business that is well run with a lot of soul. Yes, I want to get as many clients as possible and filter endless sales through the website but I never want to lose the humanity in my business. This means every customer is important to me. I care about getting to know every person who emails, calls or comes in to see me. I listen and have a chat and often make an appointment last way longer than necessary as we go off on tangents like old friends. It all comes back to those key things of wanting to talk to people, wanting them to feel comfortable in the business and getting them to trust that they’ll have a positive experience when using Designer Hire services.
So, that’s me and why I got started and what keeps me going, but what about you? What is your passion? What drives you? What do you want to be remembered before? It could have absolutely nothing to do with business. It could be the time of person you want to be, the type of relationship you want to have or the career you want to excel in. Having passion and drive will make for a happier and healthier life. When we are focused and working on something that makes us happy, everything else around us flourishes as well. When you are happy in your work and your relationships everything around you falls into place because you are creating a happy and healthy atmosphere. So, today I challenge you to start day one of your passion project. It could be something small or it could be something major but set aside some time to focus on what makes you happy. I promise you that it won’t be easy but it will be worth it.
This blog has been filled with lots of corny clichés and typical motivational quotes but for real this mentality will create future positivity and prosperity. I do not care how corny I sound because I am passionate about succeeding in all aspects of life and doing so in a happy way surrounded by positive affirmations. If you read this and it resonates with you then I’m glad I took the time to put my corny thoughts to paper because spreading kindness is free and that’s the type of life I want to lead.
AND if you have any questions or want any advice I am happy to help. My journey is still at the beginning. I have so many things I want to achieve and its not going to happen overnight so no I don’t have all the answers but if I can offer anything of value then hey I’m going to do just that.
Until next time,