Remember a couple years ago when everyone reorganized their homes to spark joy as illustrated by Marie Kondo? Well my home has never been organized and the idea of folding laundry a certain way, or really at all, in this house is laughable. Maybe someday that’ll be my focus but not today.
One thing she was onto though, was the art of focusing on getting rid of things that don’t spark joy or reorganizing to bring in more joy. While I don’t have the desire to have a spotless home, I do focus on making sure that what fills my day makes me smile where I can control.
I recently started an entirely new career path and it’s truly the most fulfilling work I’ve done in my lifetime. It is an entire dresser of perfectly folded joy filled laundry. That doesn’t go without missing some of the creative fun I had with my marketing background and that joy in helping our community’s businesses. This new part time venture for me is just that; a way to bring back that joy while I further give back and help my family. I guess we can tie it back to the laundry metaphor in finding that old favorite shirt rolled up in the drawer and rocking it again simply because it makes you smile!
My goal with community businesses is to help them reorganize their priorities and make sure every aspect of their business is bringing joy to their life. This should include their interaction with the public, also known as marketing! How much happier can we make this world!