"The soul of the world is illuminated by you finding your destiny"
If you've read the Alchemist by Paulo Cohelo, (one of my favourite books of all time) then you know all about the omens and that it's your duty to find your passion in life. I'm the living proof of that theory.
When I was 19 years old I started my first business, which was in private daycare centres. I knew in the bottom of my heart that it wasn't my passion and that I was looking for a "get rich quick" scheme. Because my heart wasn't in it for the right reasons, the second we hit a bump in the long road of success, I got scared and pulled out.
I remember feeling lost, discouraged and didn't know what to do. I knew deep down in my heart that I LOVED business, the entrepreneurship mantra and that I just wasn't cut for a 9 to 5 but it wasn't "it".
Now fast forward six years later and I am doing what I LOVE most. Instead of moulding myself to fit into a box, I created a business model to fit ME. Then suddenly something else happened:
The second that I aligned myself with my true purpose, for some reason everything else in my life started to fall into place.
I was happier, I worked on myself and I was recognized for my work. My relationships outside of work started to flourish and it's like a weight was lifted off my shoulders. I felt complete.
It took me almost two years to turn my company into real profits. I didn't care. I loved every moment of it! Now I just get to love it even more because I get to call it my day job too. I still get overwhelmed wth joy when I think that people are paying me to do what I love! It's surreal.
People around me tried persistently to make me give up on Goss Club, and if I had listened to the naysayers... well you wouldn't be reading this right now. I just couldn't picture my life doing anything else.
If I can leave you with one piece of advice about following your dreams its this: remember that your life is VERY short. It will fly by and you'll be a spectator watching the movie of your life. What will it say ? How will it make you feel ? You spend 25-30% of your life sleeping and almost 50% of it working. If you're not in LOVE with what you do, then what are you living for?