MYTH BUSTED: Do What You Love & You'll Never Work a Day in Your Life

We’ve all heard the saying….”do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Let’s break it down because this is a MYTH. I absolutely LOVE running The Honest Consumer & Give a Damn Goods. I have creative freedoms, get to manage my own schedule, partner with some cool brands, BUT there will always be things that I don’t want to do that have to get done. And this past week has tested me to the max…..

This morning…it’s not even 10:00am yet and I’ve already been on the phone with the bank for 40 min, transferred five times, and still nobody can tell me where my missing money is……Oh and after dealing with the bank, I have to call the state revenue department to address a tax letter I received in the mail. Both the departments of business I despise dealing with. Really…most things money-wise I’m not a fan of. AND on top of all this Give a Damn Goods has been having technical issues interfering with t-shirt sales for five days….needless to say…”never working a day in your life” is not a reality. Sometimes as a business owner…you work day and night….I was trying to communicate with my tech support for Give a Damn Goods at 1am last night because they’re on a different time zone across the world.

Ethically styled in:  Button Back Tank Dress  from PACT Apparel + leather tote from  Lazarus Artisan Goods  +  Cleopatra Sunglasses  from  Dynamikos

Ethically styled in: Button Back Tank Dress from PACT Apparel + leather tote from Lazarus Artisan Goods + Cleopatra Sunglasses from Dynamikos

This idea that you can find a little job utopia is silly and unrealistic. I run the show and love what I do. But I work 50 hour weeks just to be able to keep creative freedom, rule my own schedule, and do what I love. Nope, I’m not getting rich off this…yet. For as much time as I put into it…I’m not even getting a fair hourly wage. I do it because I love the work I do…the hard, hard work I do and because I truly believe it will pay off. Plus I’m 100% passionate about fighting for my dreams. Entrepreneurship is a mindset, not for the faint of heart, but for those who love what they do enough to fight for it and work hard EVERY DAY (and sometimes nights)….even when it’s frustrating, challenging, and a complete shit show.

Some of my friends assume that because I run my own business I “do whatever I want.” LOL. If only. Yes, I do have some wonderful freedoms, but sometimes my business runs me. And I have to work my butt off just to keep up. So instead of finding a job that you’ll love and “never work a day in your life,” find a job that you love so much you’re willing to fight for it and do what needs to be done. That concludes my rant + life advice for this Tuesday. I hope your Tuesday is going smoother than mine. Peace & blessings while I get ready to conquer the rest of whatever today throws my way…..

 

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