Monthly Archives: September 2016

Passion, Real Life, & the Couch

An email sent to all Lovesac employees (my weekly “Thursday Thought”):

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! Has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
— Calvin Coolidge 
One of our “permission to play” values at Lovesac is: Passion. I think that most of the time when people think of “passion,” they conjure up images of excitement, energy, and action. Enthusiasm is powerful, but can be short-lived, and is more of a symptom or a result, than it is a deep-rooted disposition. Passion is deep. Passion is persistent. Good days…bad days…everyday is conquered again and again by those who are truly passionate. Those who can just dig it out. Lovesac people are passionate. Lovesac people are persistent. Lovesac people are persistent.
Love this message. I asked my team to really read this and share with me something about their career at Lovesac they are passionate about. This really hit home for me yesterday. I just got to my house in Maine yesterday for a week of PTO and I was sitting on my sactional and really had an amazing moment. Before I moved to California I had this amazing 8/10 in my home. I took a 2/4 with me to California and it is now in my living room out there in my new home. I fly across the country and am sitting on this 6/6 in my “old home” and realize my sactional is on this crazy freakin journey with me. What was once a big part of my home is now a part of two homes, it will ALWAYS FIT in my life. When I sell these sactionals a piece of me is in all these people’s homes. I played a part in them finding a couch that will be forever new to them and will always fit in their lives. They will enjoy each other’s company, they will raise their kids, they will watch breaking news, they will laugh they will cry they will be given sorrowing news and take comfort in someone’s arms on this couch; and not even realize how much of life their couch has seen. I remember being told that the man I called my best friend, my mentor, and most importantly my grandfather  passed away and falling into my dads arms. That couch held my tears and my screams and I didn’t even know it. A lot of life happens on a couch. I don’t know about you Shawn but that’s some powerful stuff. Thank you for the permission to play and be a part of people’s lives without them even knowing it! Enough sappiness, in a long winded way, THANK YOU!  — Ry
Maine Sactionals:
Maine Sactionals Setup

With all my pieces together, I can build this monster…

California Sactionals:
California Sactionals Setup

…But when it came time to move and keep it light, I kept it light

Love this. One #LovesacFamily…one couch for life.
— Shawn