Recently, I met a woman that started her own business. Prior to her leap of faith, she worked for a major company, made good money and lived comfortably.
Then her life changed.
After she became pregnant, she was forced to stay on bed rest for the final 20 weeks of her pregnancy. It was during this time that she decided to quit her current job and follow her dreams.
She began her company from absolutely nothing, finding a factory and workers across the world and completed samples of her products before giving birth.
Now, her product is sold in major department stores all over the nation. She has been featured in various magazines and has become extremely successful.
She took a chance and was successful. She pursued her dreams and made them come true. Then she pushed things even further. She wanted to change the world, and she is well on her way to doing so. Some of her products are created to benefit a greater cause.
So she urged me to do the same. She urged me to chase dreams and make them happen. She urged me to believe that even I can change the world.
This woman is Darbie Angell. She began her company without fear; she just went for it. Her career has taken off, and her dream to change the world is coming true. Along with many beautiful dinnerware sets, Darbie currently has one special collection called “Madison’s April in New York.” Madison was a young girl from Texas that suffered and died from Leukemia. Darbie’s effort to commemorate Madison and desire to donate part of the collection’s proceeds is inspirational to many, be it the housewife or the vice president of Macy’s Inc.
What is the lesson? We can change the world, so believe it. It is easy to think that one person can’t do much, but it just isn’t true. Another lesson? Think different and be your own person. Don’t follow trends; think for yourself.
Our conversation ended with a quote from Steve Jobs.
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holds – the ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things; they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do it.”