When you can’t figure out your Grind (passion),
was the issue I dealt with as a child. I had so many things I enjoyed doing and so many gifts/talents I was born with -making my future even harder to figure out.
In grade school my teacher Mrs. Hall asked, “What do you want to do when you grow up”? Everyone answered; doctor, lawyer, veterinarian, etc. but I never raised my hands because I truly didn’t have a clue –Barbering was one but there were several others floating around in my head. By junior high and high school, I wanted to be a dancer, News Broadcaster, basketball player, track star, and professional singer –joining all of the organization afflicted with the dream of become…
By the end of high school, I wanted to become an administrator of anything that required me to wear a suit and carry a briefcase (lol) –saying to myself, “I finally know what I want to do with my life”! Well, it changed again when I started cosmetology school at the age of 21 then changed again at the age of 32; when I graduated from Barber School. Now, here is where things get interesting!!! In between cosmetology and barber school, I was a briefcase carrying suit wearing Clinical Service Representative for a private Medical Clinic. MMmmmm…I just thought about that!!!
As I were drafting this article, I had an epiphany!! Everything I ever wanted to become…I have… by PURSUING THEM ALL. I joined the band; played triumph, dancer; Mime for my church, basketball (high school), and singer; (my own album). I am currently a licensed Barber/Stylist and for three years I have been in communication (News Broadcaster) with my own blog/eMag. By not knowing what my Grind was…gave me the chance to experience and weed out all the ones I thought I wanted to be –becoming the very Grinder I am today.
When you can’t figure out your Grind or passion in life, TRY ALL your heart’s desire until you find that one which satisfies your “career spirit”.
GRIND UNTIL YOUR FIND YOUR SHINE….