The Surprising Ways Your Family Flourishes When You Follow Your Heart The Surprising Ways Your Family Flourishes When You Follow Your Heart

What did you want to be when you grow up?

What do you want to be when you grow up? I’m sure you were asked this question at least once when you were a youngster. When asked the question, did you have an answer at the ready, or did you need a few minutes to think about it?

We all had dreams of becoming something great, like a fireman, a teacher, or a rock star, just to name a few. I used to want to be a nun.

Well, how did you do? Maybe you never aspired to be what you set out to be or said that you would become. But then again, things change. The older we get, our tastes change, our view of the world changes, even our goals change.

One of the most fulfilling aspects of life is doing what you love. It's about pursuing a career or engaging in activities that align with your passions and interests. When you do what you love, it brings a sense of joy and fulfillment that transcends mere work or obligation. It allows you to express your creativity, utilize your skills, and make a positive impact on the world around you.

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Most important lesson I have learned along the way

One of the most important lessons I’ve learned during my career path is to do something you love to do. Why is this important? I feel that if you enjoy what you make a living at, you end up being happy in more ways than one. Life itself becomes much more interesting and fun. You find yourself speaking passionately to others about your work.

The benefits of doing what you love are profound. Firstly, it brings a sense of purpose to your life. When you are engaged in activities that resonate with your true self, you feel a deep sense of meaning and direction. It fuels your motivation and drives you to strive for excellence. Secondly, doing what you love enhances your overall well-being. It reduces stress and promotes a healthy work-life balance. By immersing yourself in activities that bring you joy, you experience a higher level of happiness and contentment.


Do what makes you happy
Do what makes you happy and be happy with what you do

How I ended up doing what I love

When I was young, my mother enrolled me into a summer school of computer course. She planted early into me that my job when I grow up should be working in front of a computer so I will be in the office. So yes, I took up a Computer course and pursued my IT career. However, I also grew up in a sari-sari store ( a local convenience store in the Philippines)  and I learnt that if you want to earn money, you need to sell something. So while I was in college, I started selling. And everytime I am in need of extra cash, I look for something to sell. 

Growing up being told I was ugly at school, I became passionate about self-care and beauty. So when I found an opportunity to merge my love for selling and beauty in Mary Kay, I grabbed that opportunity and even became one of the tenured Sales Director in Mary Kay Philippines.  

Afterwards, I found an opportunity to merge my Sales know-how and passion for IT so I co-founded an IT Consulting firm. See, how my passions turned from a simple side hustle into my now source of income? It's amazing! Now, I get to do what I love to do. 

Piece of Advice 

I also know people who have turned favorite hobbies into small businesses, and have succeeded. Sure, they may have had to sacrifice a steady paycheck for their happiness, but not one of them either turned back or gave up. Their passion carried them through to success.
While no job or business is perfect, the important thing is to enjoy it, even learn from it. As I have learned from one of my mentors, " It is you who makes your business or your job perfect for you."

Well come to think of it, if you are unhappy in your current situation, why not take steps now to change it?

Somewhere out there is a job or business that is perfect for you. If you are already there, I applaud you. If not, realize that it may take some time to gure out what you really want to do, and even more time to actually get there. That’s all right! I can tell you from experience that finding and doing what you love is absolutely worth it, every step of the way. All of the research, training, and hands-on experience has made me a stronger, happier person. Feeling in charge of my own destiny...well, there just is no greater feeling.

5 benefits of doing what you love for your family 

As a mother, doing what you love will not just impact you but also your family. And I know you will agree with me that when it comes to our children, we are willing to do everything. 

Now let me share the top 5 benefits of finding your passion and doing what you love, not just for you, but for your family:

1. Enhanced Happiness and Fulfillment  

Pursuing your passion brings a sense of joy and fulfillment to your life, which positively impacts your family's overall happiness and well-being.

2. Positive Role Modeling

By doing what you love, you become a role model for your family, inspiring them to follow their own passions and live authentically.

3. Stronger Family Bonds

Pursuing your passion creates opportunities for shared experiences, collaborative projects, and quality time, fostering deeper connections and stronger bonds within your family.

4. Increased Support and Understanding

When you do what you love, your family members are more likely to support and understand your commitments and aspirations, creating a supportive and nurturing environment.

5. Personal Growth and Life Lessons

Pursuing your passion encourages personal growth, resilience, and learning, which can benefit your family by teaching them valuable life lessons about perseverance, dedication, and pursuing their dreams.

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Overall, doing what you love not only brings personal fulfillment but also has a positive ripple effect on your family, fostering happiness, inspiration, stronger bonds, support, and personal growth for everyone involved.

In conclusion, don't be afraid to explore and pursue your passions. Follow your heart, for it knows the path to true fulfillment. Embrace the changes that come along the way and adapt to new aspirations. Remember, life is a journey of self-discovery, and doing what you love is an integral part of that journey. So go ahead, chase your dreams, and find the true joy that comes from doing what you love.


Cheers to doing what you love,