We all had aspirations and dreams–probably pretty big ones–by the age of 10. I can recall having a passion to do three things at that age: become a ballerina, and after that, I wanted to go to law school and medical school…I wanted to be an attorney and a doctor. Ah yes, I tended to be an over-achiever, but I had fun with it. I remember walking home from school with a friend and as we crossed the street and a car went speeding by, without slowing for us, we made a joke that I could be the doctor who operated on us and the attorney who represented our case.
I ended up working as a paralegal for 10 years, but ultimately determined that the legal field was not my true passion. While I learned a LOT, I discovered that my heart was not happy in that environment…I have been an entrepreneur for the last 11 years and I have loved it–I love connecting with potential clients, I love to support my team, and I wake up happier each day.
When you were 10, what did you want to be?
Love your story Dortha!! Excellent question too, we should all know that about one another.
I knew I had ‘art brain’ by the time I was five, and knew I wanted to be a graphic designer as a profession (better known as commercial art back then) by the time I was 10. I also had aspirations to be a multimedia fine artist. I have accomplished everything I set out to do, and have loved the journey. The two things I’m most proud of is that I was able to transition from doing graphics 100% by hand to digital. It was touch and go there for a few months back in 1990-1992. And despite the fact that when I came out to California in 1990 there were 5,640 graphic artists in the United States, which shot up to 630,000 within 10 years due to the advent of graphic design programs. Secondly that I was able to pierce through that tremendous amount of competition by carving a niche into the creative industry with a powerful discovery and assessment process that digs down deep into the core foundation of every client (no stone left un-turned).
Hey Deidre, thanks so much for sharing your story! Love it!!! Congrats on your success! xoxo