It’s incredible how many people I know juggle between a demanding full time job and a creative outlet, whether that is blogging, freelance photography, wedding florals or being an occasional make-up artist. I have been so privileged to have met so many talented people in the last few years and I want to personally thank each and everyone of you for your inspiration and passing on some of your energy because I know first hand, the hard work that goes along with it!
Every successful blogger I know has a personal ‘story’. Why they started, how they manage their time, and ultimately what the end game is. I’m beginning a new Thursday series, “From My Desk”, to share my personal journey and experiences in building a startup company that just hit our 10th year anniversary, a fulfilling career in marketing and creating my mini masterpiece, my blog. Today, I’ll kick off by sharing my personal story.
I hope to inspire some of you take a chance, achieve your goals and stay motivated!
I joined a start up team over 10 years ago, soon after I graduated from University. I never imagined working for a start-up, let alone build one from scratch. Needless to say, being a part of LOGiQ3 was the best decision I made in my work life. I began my career betting that I would become an Actuary one day, ten years later, I am the VP of Sales & Marketing at LOGiQ3 and our entire umbrella of companies. Some time ago, I also decided that starting a blog would fuel my creative energy and take me to places I’ve never been before (metaphorically speaking). That was the second best decision I made in my work life.
In the past ten years, I had the chance to experience truly what being a self starter and resilient means. I also figured out the meaning behind the phrase: “never say never” because truth of the matter is, there are a number of events you can plan for in life, but also a handful that you can’t, and so you should always keep an open mind.
So how do I stay on top of a demanding career that typically keeps me at my office for 11 hours a day and continue to devote time on my creative projects and collaborations? I would say it is a combination of passion, dedication, and organization. All the things I choose to do in life, whether that is my work or my personal time has to begin with passion. Sounds fluffy I know, but I promise you, as soon as you lose passion and interest in your endeavors, life begins to suck!
For now, I’ll leave you with that, but starting next week, I’ll share some tangible tips and tricks on how to take your own career/work life to the next level! If you have topics you’d like me to tackle, please leave a comment below!