One of my inspirational experiences in 2012 was speaking to a group of girls from GIRLS, Inc. who came to Company C to learn about what we do. Our mission was to inspire them to stay in school and work hard at what they love and dream about. The girls ranged in age from 10 to 15.
So we sat in our colorful retail store while they ate their after school snacks. I started the conversation talking about Company C and how we started 19 years ago. I mentioned that when I was their age I loved to knit and sew and used to make a lot of my own clothes. I shared with them many kids thought I was such a nerd and so “uncool” for knitting and sewing.
I asked them if they do something now that they love, yet keep it to themselves for fear of what others might say. They all responded with their own similar experiences. It was so fun to hear their stories. After these lively discussions, I reminded them that if I didn’t stick to what I loved and didn’t work hard at it and didn’t give up when the going got tough, I could not have achieved my dreams of starting my own business and creating products I love.
So as I think about the message I learned from the girls, it’s important to be brave no matter our age. Dream big, work hard and stick to it, even with adversity.
What are you passionate about, what are your dreams, and are you willing to put yourself and your craft out there knowing you’ll have positive and negative feedback? Take part in our favorite annual contest and let us know your resolutions for 2013. There’s a chance to win some great Company C color to help you kick off the New Year! Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or post your Colorful Living New Year’s Resolution here.
Take a risk and LIVE YOUR LIFE COLORFULLY!
Happy Colorful 2013!