Why I get out of bed in the morning
When I told people I was going to quit my job, sell all my things and travel around sharing a message of kindness and support to different communities, I got a look that would loosely translate to “you’re batshit crazy”.
The typical question I got next was, “how are you going to survive?”, and while this was a completely valid question, at the time it was easier to answer WHY I would be successful than HOW. I intended to live vulnerably, curiously, and creatively so that others were inspired to do better for themselves, their communities, and eventually the world. By using my skills as a designer/marketer and pairing that with my authentic story and journey, I could show others new and creative ways to change their habits, and in turn create a community of humans who were willing to use their voices and platform to amplify our mission and strengthen local communities (and eventually the world).
From that point forward everything that I did was filtered through that WHY. It became my true north. If the decisions I was making (both personal and business) were in line with that belief, I knew that I would succeed.
As a designer, I used my skills to create a clothing line that amplifies our message of kindness and support. Any purchase made through Only Human would help give back to our non-profit and awareness cause of the month. Bonus: the clothes are super soft and comfy!
Here I am rounding the corner to my one year anniversary of making that leap. Only Human’s mission is alive and thriving. Our advocate community has gone from zero to over 1,000 humans in 8 months. Our clothing is being worn in over 30 countries and all 50 states. We’ve donated over $10,000 to charity in less than a year and have volunteered more than 100hrs of our time to support various non-profits.
So while I might have been seen as crazy, I always knew WHY I was making that leap of faith and as Simon Sinek has taught me, “people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it”
I always intend to live vulnerably, curiously, and creatively so that others are inspired to do better for themselves, their communities, and eventually the world.
? Bree Pear