Now That is a lot of drumsticks
Why do I have a company that creates personalized custom drumsticks? The answer is simple: It's natural. So many people want to find a job or career that will make a lot money with no thought of passion, fulfillment, enjoyment or peace. I have played drums for over 25 years and I have been involved with studying business for almost 10 years. It was a very natural process for two of my passions to come together as one and form a company.
I never set out to develop the company, I only set out to do something I enjoyed. I remember being just as excited about getting my first clients drumsticks in the mail as I was about getting my first check. In fact, the check was almost secondary to the feeling I had when the sticks arrived. As time went on and I begin to pick up new clients, I remember thinking, "This might turn into something".
What do you do that you love? Find out what THAT is and THEN the other things will follow. Don't make the mistake of putting money first and forsaking the passion, fulfillment and enjoyment. Should all jobs be fun, no, not ALL the time. However, each person is different and everyone has a unique passion.
I believe you can truly have enjoyment in your career if you will take a long hard look at what you really enjoy. Is there a way to develop it into more than a hobby? Can it be a passion that is shared with the masses? Don't tell yourself that you won't be successful. Over time, I have found that success will follow passion.
The picture above shows my latest order from www.Customstix.com as I am preparing to put them in the mail and send them all over the world. If I didn't enjoy the process I would not enjoy sending out these sticks. I have learned more about shipping, packaging, online merchant services, etc... than I could have ever imagined. Is that fun for me? No, shipping details are not fun, but the whole process is fun. Everything works together to have an end result of getting custom personalized drumsticks in the hands of eager clients all over the world. So, do I enjoy shipping details based on that thought process, you bet I do!
If you want to learn more about how to discover your passion, check out my buddy Dan Miller and his site at 48Days.com. You can learn more about yourself and find out what really "makes you tick" by taking a personality profile. You might be surprised at what you find.