Just as I was prepping for today’s podcast, I found myself doodling a picture in my notebook. I was trying to create a t-shirt graphic but I couldn’t quite get the design right. If I have time this evening, I’ll work on it some more.
A few months ago, I bought a website domain but I haven’t done anything with it yet. It’s supposed to be a Shopify store with custom tees designed by me. 👀
Yesterday, I was talking writing consultative services, today I am talking designing tees. I clearly try a lot of things but then at the same time I’m steady with my writing, my podcast and my part-time job.
I like the diversity of projects in my life, it keeps things exciting.
Before this year, I was obsessed with finding my passion.
I thought about passion as a singular life mission. It was supposed to make all the money and it was that thing I would be able to do every day for…ever. And maybe some people have this, but for me, it wasn’t that simple, it was something I had to figure out.
So I put my brainstorming to the test and tried to focus on finding my niche in this world. The only problem with this is I got stuck in the webs of my mind maps and never got around to the execution.
I used to be overly analytical, looking for the angle and projected outcome of everything. Gray areas were a no but I quickly learned when it came to my passion, I had to let go of needing to know the path. I decided the time I spent pondering was better spent doing.
So now I “do” and my passions always find me.
And there is no method to the madness of “doing” either.
Two years ago, I thought Casey Neistat and Ben Brown’s videos were cool, so I purchased a camera and started making YouTube videos. I learned a bit about Adobe Premier Pro and loved it. On the other hand, I thought coding my website through a terminal window would be an awesome undertaking but I was wrong, I didn’t like that at all.
I just follow the path of my interests and go. The more I do, the more I find out about what I like and don’t like.
And the more that I do, the more skills I learn and the more opportunity I create.
Trying things or “tasting” them as Gary Vee says, is just a part of the journey. I anticipate at some point I will narrow down a bit more, but for now, I’m enjoying the beauty of discovery.
If I’m going to climb, it’s going to be an enjoyable one.
Thank you for reading!