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Do What You Love, Love What You Do

It seems pretty simple to say, “do what you love” and your business will grow but its not always possible to work at your dream job. So, if you can’t do what you love then try loving what you do. Look for what you love in your job and explore those avenues. It’s amazing what will happen to your creativity and your productivity.

I started my design career in a roundabout way. I’ve worked doing medical billing, collections, worked for social services, planning departments, and other interesting jobs along the way. My love of art and design was always there, I just had to find ways to use it. It was as my last ‘job’ as a word processor that I was able to transform that position from typing to design. Every time I produced a document I gave it that little extra something. It didn’t take long before that was noticed by my managers and then they were referring presentations to me for ‘dressing up’. Those presentations turned into brochures, flyers and much more. I studied hard and absorbed everything I could along the way.

Sometimes that’s what it takes. Working hard and showing what you can do. After a while I was the go-to person for web design, creative presentations and I was even speaking at seminars about marketing, design, and giving inspirational talks. I’d read the book “Fish” (if you haven’t read it I HIGHLY recommend that you do!) and had shared it with others where I was working. The sole message of that book is to find what you love in what you do – if they can sling fish at a fish market and love it then I could certainly love what I was doing. I took that message and gave some talks about how to do that, what the benefits are to you personally and to your company when you approach your job this way. I was even able to write for the company newsletter. I’ve been a writer for as long as I remember. None of this would have been possible if I hadn’t found something I loved in what I was doing.

And the rest is, as they say, history! I left the company to grow my own business which is going strong today. Now I get to help my clients show what they love about their business while expanding, reaching new clients, and keeping existing customers.

It’s pretty simple. Do what you love, love what you do.

Debby is a working writer, designer, artist, photographer and guest lecturer in Southern California. If you are interested in hiring her she is available for ghost blogging, strategic marketing planning, graphic and web design, photo shoots and more. You can email her at