How do you know you're on the right path? And when you're not on the right path, how do you find the courage to change course? We're combing the archives for some of our favorite articles that you may have missed. This one, "The Road to Passion, Purpose, and Entrepreneurship," by founder, Minda Harts, originally appeared April 2017. For those of you that aren't sure if you're on the right path, or who are considering a career pivot, let the stories told below encourage you.
In college, many of us aspire to graduate and immediately land our “dream job” -- that job that will allow us to live the type of life we always dreamed of. Once we get out into the “real world,” however, we usually end up falling into one of two categories: 1) Having found our “dream job,” we feel totally happy and fulfilled in our careers, or [this is most of us] 2) We don’t.
Those who fall into the second, “unfulfilled” category, have two choices: 1) Keep doing what you’re doing and remain unfulfilled, or 2) Change course.
Recently, I’ve been thinking about a close sister-friend of mine who passed away last year. I affectionately referred to her as my Silver Dollar. In college, there were three of us that made up this "silver dollar trio." I know what you’re thinking, but in 2001 it sounded like a cool name. We were thick as thieves, and we definitely believed our own hype! In the words of Kanye West, "Can't Tell Me Nothing." The Silver Dollars even went so far as to get matching “SD” ankle tattoos. After college, people always thought SD was some ex lover’s initials - boy were they wrong!
I would give anything to hear her voice on my voicemail saying. “SD call me back!”
My SD, Liz, died too young and in her sleep.