I can count on it.
An invitation to at least two parties arrives in my email box every Thursday around 5:00.
They come from a girl I used to know. Every week she invites me, and her fans, to party with her. I wonder if her mother gets these emails.
All I know is I’m part of the reason they keep coming.
Two years ago, I got a call from this girl. She’s the trustworthy 10-year-old I hired to look after a 5-year-old, 2.5-year-old and a baby - all at once.
Tall, determined and confident, Evita [fictitious name] fell asleep most nights before we got home. Once she tried to use our son’s toy truck as her shoe because she was so sleepy.
We all adored her and it almost broke our hearts to leave her when we moved to our new home over 20 miles away. Our three year love affair was over.
Today, she’s a
singer bad-girl wedding planner who acts out in a band. Swigging what I hope is tea from a Jack Daniels bottle and belting out ballads, there’s no trace of the trustworthy 10-year-old in this sexy siren.
When Evita called she said, “Remember you told me to do what I love and the money will follow? Well, I did.” Then, she told me about her gig.
Ah, the power of words. Did I really tell her about that “Do What You Love and Money Will Follow” book? How could she remember and follow it 10 years later? What does her mother think?
After I read Liz Strauss’ post: 25 ways to love what you do so that the money follows, Evita immediately sprang to mind.
Liz says, “We all define love and success differently. Yet is seems that success comes more easily when we full-out do what we love and love every part of what we do.”