Today we’d like to introduce you to Syd Weber.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
In the 2nd grade, I was diagnosed with moderate/severe dyslexia, which basically means that I read, write, and process things backwards. Dyslexia is not curable but it is manageable and is something I continually have to work through. In addition, I was diagnosed with A.D.D., more also known as Attention Deficit Disorder. A.D.D. symptoms include distractibility, disorganization, and forgetfulness. Again, not curable but manageable and treated with medication. I had one teacher who told me that if I slowed down while I was writing and really focused on each of the letters, I would have more success; and that’s exactly what I did. Fast forward to high school and constantly getting in trouble for doodling all over my notes and assignments, I knew I had a passion for art. More specifically – lettering and calligraphy.
Since then, lettering is a skill that I have work on perfecting each and every day. In early 2019, after realizing that while I needed to get more organized, nothing was working quite right for me and my unique set of circumstances in achieving this goal. So, I embarked on a project to create an organization solution that incorporates my passion and creativity with calligraphy but helps me focus on what’s important for that day. I am a big believer in putting my goals and intentions for the day down on paper, as it keeps me accountable and makes the tasks at hand more achievable, but I also knew I wanted to have that creative relief that helps me focus. I never dreamed that this project, the fusion of my creative passion and need for an organization would lead to starting my company, Doing Well Daily Co and launching my first product Doing Well Daily, Vol 1.
Has it been a smooth road?
With every journey comes struggles and obstacles that you have to overcome. Some of the biggest barriers I had to deal with were all things I could control. There were self-doubt, procrastination and a lack of motivation. I didn’t think I could, therefore, I didn’t. And while these three things were not new struggles for me, I realized that I had been trying to overcome them for years in different aspects of my life. What I really need was a swift kick in the butt and that’s exactly what I got. In my late 20’s, I became obsessed with self-help books. I read two books that completely woke me up – The Big Life by Ann Shocket and Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. Those two books gave me the confidence I needed to go after my dreams and try to make something out of my passion.
Ultimately, they led me to entrepreneurship. My advice to any young woman who is starting her journey – stop procrastinating and just START. There is absolutely no better time than the present to plant the seed of your dreams. If not now, then when? Do not be afraid of your potential and do not be fearful of succeeding! If you fail the first time, stand back up and try again because at the end of the day you are failing forward and learning along the way.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Doing Well Daily Co. – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
By day, I am a cybersecurity specialist but by night (and most of the early hours in the morning.) I am a creative guru focusing on combining organization and lettering to knock out your day. I started my company, Doing Well Daily Co., earlier this year with the launch of my first daybook. Over 120 pages to help keep you on track throughout the day. Packed full of thoughtful pieces of personal growth, this planner is designed with YOU in mind! Here’s a few key features:
Gratitude – to keep you grateful.
Words To Live By – to keep you encouraged.
Personal Growth – to keep you growing.
Knock It Out – to keep you productive.
Get Moving – to keep you active.
Big picture, I developed this daybook with three things in mind- keep you growing, keep you productive, and keep you creative.
Who have you been inspired by?
Rachel Hollis is hands down one of the MOST inspiring people I have ever come across. Between her social media, her books, her blogs, her podcasts, her conferences… you name it! The woman bleeds inspiration and motivation. She doesn’t even know it but she has played a huge part in my life. She sparked the confidence in me to go after what I want in life and I know I will reach my goals. On the hard days of entrepreneurship, she always has some kind of pick me up to keep me going.
My mother, the OG, my day one cheerleader and support system has always been an inspiration. She has encouraged me to go after my dreams and let nothing stop me. She encouraged me throughout all of my schooling and in high school – even when I failed every class freshman year because of my dyslexia and attention problems, and homeschooled me. She went above and beyond to help me overcome my disabilities. She helped me understand that it didn’t have to define me. That if I worked really hard, I could overcome because I was made for more… way more.
- Doing Well Daily Daybook vol.1 is currently available on our website for $24.99
- Website: www.DoingWellDaily.com
- Email: Syd@doingwelldaily.com
- Instagram: @doingwelldaily
- Facebook: https://business.facebook.com/doingwelldaily
- Other: @sydlweber
Whitney Roper Photography, Alexandra Stalter Photography