For this blog post, I only speak from my personal experiences thus far and what I am continuing to learn, and practice daily.
Once starting a new venture, a new hobby or even for just moving through life as it is in general, it is crucial to find direction in where you would like to go - or at the least have an idea of some goals. It takes going through the journey before reaching the final destination - and for me, I am trusting this journey I am on.
Knowing the Unknown, is OK
Keep in mind, I am young and only 20 years old right now. So, believe me when I say this, it may look as if I have some things figured out but truth is, we never really know - and that is ok. We all have our own paths and go at our own paces. However, I CAN share this with you.
During the end of my high school days, I discovered things I really enjoyed and found a passion for ; which was networking, business and entrepreneurship. As far as direction goes, I stuck with one theme and that was getting to college to pursue business. Now, college is not for everyone, but for me I had a lot on the plate and an amazing opportunity to make history in my family, so I took it.
Dream Big, Act Small
A mentor of mine, Joey Jenkins first introduced me to this idea of just trusting the process and learning how to act small because once you do, you will begin to appreciate more of every little thing that is present. Fast forward to now, I have gone through starting a couple businesses and with each business came steep learning curves but even through that, I know that the world of entrepreneurship is where I belong.
However, the first rule of business is to never put all your eggs in one basket. That alone, can apply in life as well because you just never can be so sure until you know it feels right. For more of a business perspective, not always your first idea will flourish. On this new journey of photography, it has definitely made a huge impact and I can't wait to see what more this has in store, but I am always ready to expect the unexpected.
It is hard to find something you like and stick with it, especially at the age I am at right now. This time is meant for creating experiences, learning, finding growth and learning more about your personal being. Likewise it is important to do just that.
When it comes to photography, I am continuing to learn about my direction and where I want to go with this. As of right now, I would love to turn this into a well functioning business to provide services for other businesses. Marketing and consulting are more things I enjoy doing, and this has helped me pursue that with happiness.
Let's say that you want to start something you're passionate about, but not exactly sure where to go with it. First things first, what worked for me was to open up a document and start taking a ton of notes. Setting goals, some very big, which come easy, next is to then start breaking it down into smaller takes of action. After that, I would put my idea out there and reach out to friends and mentors of my community to bounce off different perspectives. (Want help on how to find a mentor? Subscribe to stay up to date with the next upcoming blogs.)
Usually this is very helpful because the more feedback you receive the more the direction becomes clearer.
Conclusion & Takeaways
Let's showcase a quick review of takeaways from this blog :
Knowing the unknown, is ok
Learning how to dream big and act small is key
Never put all your eggs in one basket
Expect the unexpected
The more feedback you get, the clearer the direction becomes
I really hoped this helped a little in any shape or form in terms of finding direction in your ideas, perspectives and more. I aim to inspire and help my community in positive ways. All the feedback is greatly appreciated, and always remember that you have to keep moving no matter what and we all have the potential to do great things.
Again, I am continuing to learn more about myself everyday, pursuing the unknown and trying to pick up new experiences. I only share what I learn and have experienced only to provide value and inspire those around me. Thank you if you made it this far, and I appreciate the support.
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