“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” —Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. co-founder, chairman and CEO
Growing a concept to an implementable plan, which grows to a business is both an adventure and a great challenge. It is risk taking to put your heart and your best creative efforts out there to see if the world will accept it, love it, need it , want it.
Today I needed inspiration. This season between Christmas and Easter is a slower one for our business, and that means we have to work harder to build the momentum we had through the Christmas season.
And i must confess we both love being creative, finding it easy to be inspired to handcraft another small batch of soap, or create another amazing shibori silk scarf with a pattern in dye that is both delighting of the eyes and surprising pops of color. And we love when people react to our work… those deep whiffs of the latest fragranced soap, or that sparkle in the eye when they connect to a color and pattern of silk that just speaks to them.
So today I will choose to celebrate this opportunity to live out a dream, even though it does not yet support my living wages…. because one day it will.