I have tried to live by my motto of “work hard & be nice.” Working hard has been a natural aspect of my life. I came from extremely industrious people. They had astonishing ethics and passed that down to me.
I love to work. Working has always allowed me to define myself, find value in my days, and create a community around me.
I have taken all of these principles to heart when I decided to create my branding, podcast productions, and writings all along staying committed to my family and my day job. Some days can be tough.
I work hard trying to find every extra moment in the day. I work around my day job to ensure I can keep paying the bills and keep having space for creativity. I work around my family obligations to help keep those relationships fresh and alive, I just keep on working. Somedays it’s hard to relax because I have the drive to keep going.
I do believe that eventually, hard work pays off.
So far, I have experience dividens with this investment into the creative. Though it has not been monetarily, it has been in rewards of knowledge, friendships, support, and the pure joy of being creative.
Because of those rewards, I will keep on working.
How about you, do you put everything you have into your creative even if you do not receive monetary payoff?