As every entrepreneur knows, starting a business is both a terrific and terrifying call to adventure. A few snarling dragons are to be expected - You either slay them, or you turn around and run.
Aubrey Daquinag (@theloveassembly) embarked on this journey seven years ago. Today she is a photographer, published author, and world-class blogger who travels the world as her full-time job.
How’d she do it? Some of her superpowers came to light in recent conversation.
“It wasn’t always like this” says Aubrey, “I was an ordinary girl working a 9-5 marketing and PR role for fashion and lifestyle brands. I had worked my way to the top. But I wanted more. I wanted more creative freedom.”
Guns blazing and whips cracking, Aubrey set off to seek her fortune…
“I left my job and started to find out how other people had turned a passion into a career. My first entry into the online world was blogging because it allowed me to express myself creatively and that is what I was lacking in my 9-5 job. I wanted location-independence and to earn money online using my creative skills, so I started interviewing friends and talented colleagues who had made this happen, and I documented this on my blog together with my photography. I called this ‘The Love Assembly’”.