You Can Make Anything into Anything. Seriously.
I was planning on posting about this amazing maxi dress I got the other day at Forever 21. but as I sat down to write, the Today Show came on in the background and I caught a few minutes of Bethenny Frankel chatting it up with Kathie Lee and Hoda. And her whole "Place of Yes" thing reminded me that I wanted to share a little tidbit that I figured out along my way: You can make anything into anything.
I truly believe this. No matter what job you have, there is a way to make it into the career you want. Especially with blog and YouTube platforms being so easily accessible- it just takes determination, time and a little creativity. Along the way, you take bits and pieces from jobs you have that will help you succeed in your ultimate goal- as random as they may be, you will figure out a way to make them matter.
I was a beauty publicist. I wanted to be an editor. So I used the tools available to me- including access to inside scoop on the trends and to media- to morph what I had into what I wanted. Once you have an end goal in your head, it becomes simple to put what you are doing at the moment in perspective and look at it with a critical eye as an opportunity to get you where you want to be.
Not sure if this sounds all hippy dippy inspirational weirdo- I hope it doesn't, because that is so not me. I am probably one of the most practical people on the planet. Well, except when it comes to shoe and clothing purchases. (Although note, this is something I am working on. I SO want to be that chic girl with the perfectly edited closet. Wish me luck...)
After this post, I got so many comments and emails from people who were itching to make career changes, as well as from people who had done it and never looked back. So inspiring and fun to read- and I am dying to hear more.
Are you daydreaming at your desk about doing something different but not sure how to get there?
Or have you been there, done that and have some words of wisdom to share with the rest of us?
Would love love LOVE to hear from you! (And when I use an exclamation point, that means I am being really serious. I don't use them lightly. So leave a comment and share your story! Look at that, two exclamation points in one paragraph. Whoa.)