Some people think the American dream is to own a home, and some think it's to be your own boss! In my case, that is my American Dream.
Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, I've been around the self-employed mentality my entire life. A majority of my families businesses have been in the restaurant industry and that's where I got to see firsthand what it's like to be your own boss.
It wasn't always sunshine and rainbows like a good shroom trip would have you believe, but it made a huge impression on me! Seeing the kind of life I could make for myself being my own boss was amazing!
So without further ado, I'd love to share some reasons on why I decided to take the leap of faith and start what you now see as Trippy Heritage.
Honestly, I am NOT a great follower.
Before I get into this, I want to disclose that I'm not a crappy team member! I promise I work hard! No matter where I am or what I am doing, I will put my all into the task at hand and execute it at the highest level.
With that being said... I'm not a huge fan of having a boss. I just don't like the idea of restriction in what I am doing and what I want to do. That's no fault of any bosses I've had! Of course, I can't do whatever I want because there's a whole company beneath my feet. That won't stop me from becoming my own boss, however, and I'm enthralled by the idea that the only limitation is myself when it comes to entrepreneurship.
I love a good challenge.
I was told once that I put myself in difficult situations on purpose because I do well under pressure and that's how I pushed myself to new limits. I can't tell if that's a good or bad thing but I suppose that's literally what happened!
Whether that is true or not, I do enjoy a good challenge. Challenges allow for someone to push themselves to new heights from learning something new, doing something out of their comfort zone, or being in an environment that aren't used to. All of these things are amazing catalysts for growth!
I could go into a whole other blog post about mental, physical, and spiritual growth (I ramble easily) but my main focus is really just finding ways I can better myself in any aspect. Having only started the brand "technically" 2 months ago, I can tell you I have learned a VAST amount.
Lastly, I just love being creative!
I've never really leaned into the idea that I am a creative person. Might be imposter syndrome, might be insecurity that I'm not good at anything, who knows! However as time has gone on and I was fortunate enough to have opportunities that required me to be creative whether it meant game-ifying work tasks or finding new ways to make boring presents fun, I started realizing I am fairly creative and I love being creative!
With Trippy Heritage, I'm pushed to my creative limits as I get back into my artistic roots that haven't seen the light of day since I was in middle school. I'm focused on finding ways to market, make art, and present my work to the world and it's been an extremely gratifying way of utilizing creativity and problem solving skills!
To my future creative block...
I hope I don't see you for a while.
I have a lot more I'm wanting to do with where the business goes, what art I make, and how I get to share it with the world.
There are more reasons as to why I decided to do this, of course, but I would say these are the 3 largest ones. If you find yourself in a similar position as me, I hope you enjoyed reading this and took something from it!
Life really is too short, and all of those things our parents, our family, our teachers, and our friends told us are 100% true. I hope this shed some light as my motive behind the brand and I encourage everyone to pursue their passions as I did mine.
Till next time!