Dwight Williams, Art Director
I truly believe passion drives my work. I’ve worked at jobs that I hated (that was paying great money) but I really was not fulfilled. I love creating and making new things and my career allows me to do that and be as creative as possible.
In a prior job, I worked in sales and it literally. was the most miserable career experience and I convinced myself that life had to be about more. I really took the time to assess my passion and interests and I made a change and began investing in my passion.
Now looking back, having that job allowed me to appreciate my current career even more now. Whenever people ask me for career advice, I ask them a question, “What do you do naturally without being prompted” When you start there (as apposed to “whats gonna make me mad money?”) you garner more positive and meaningful results from your career and the effort you put into it. Because its what you were meant to do. We are all on this earth for a purpose.
Mentorship has also played a huge role in my career success. I look at people as a wealth of knowledge and love to pick their brains and learn more and get new insight. Although I often feel as though I stumbled into advertising, mentors and friends have always served as great sounding boards and inspirations for me. They helped me realize my purpose and what I was great at. Mentors are important in career exploration and self discovery.
Something I always remember that a Mentor shared with me was, “Always invest in your talents and dreams!” This has allowed me to be my best self in a career that I love and continue to grow and develop. Investing in these makes the most sense to me especially since those are both gifts from God. I think its just up to us to amplify them.