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Do you want to make money doing what you love?
I know. Stupid question, right? I can’t think of many people who would say no to that question, but how many people think it’s possible?
Well… I for one know it’s possible. I believe with the right tools and the right attitude, we can all make a living doing what we love.
So… how do I do it? How do I find my passion?
These are the questions I have been asking myself for years. My guess is that you have also been asking yourself these same questions.
For a long time I have always felt that photography, writing, traveling and surfing were just hobbies and in my wildest dreams I had not imagined that I would actually be able to turn my hobbies into a career.
1.) If money wasn’t a concern, what would you do with your time?
2.) What are your hobbies?
3.) What do other people say you are good at?
4.) Which one of your skills do you think you can use to benefit other people?
Believe In Yourself
One of the things that always kept me down was the thought, “I’m not good enough.” I would notice how other people were more advanced than me and it seemed they had more experience or more talent. I realized this was just a way for me to avoid the thought of failing at something I love. If I never tried, then I could always just keep them as a hobby, which is the safe option.
When I finally started believing in myself and made the decision to put all of my free time and energy into building a business based on my passions, I knew I wouldn’t be able to do it alone. I started taking classes in photography, writing, and entrepreneurship.
It’s not uncommon for successful people to listen to a lot of motivational material and surround themselves with other successful people who are trying to do the same things.
Starting a business based on your passion is a lot harder if you don’t find support and surround yourself with positive people who believe what you are doing is possible. In order to be successful you need to build a positive mindset and make it a priority to do things that will keep your spirits lifted. You will especially need this during the tough times you encounter while building your business.
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” — Harriet Tubman
It’s been a little less than a year since I made the decision to put my heart and soul into this endeavor, and even though it hasn’t been easy, I’ve finally realized I have something valuable to offer the world.
Even though I’ve had to withstand rejection letters, I’ve also celebrated many accomplishments. A few weeks ago, I got an email from National Geographic Traveler. Up until this point, I had not heard back regarding a story that I had sent to them six months earlier.
The email informed me they had been considering my story for the magazine. I know receiving a response from magazine editors can take time, and many times even if a story is good they just can’t make it fit into their upcoming publications. They said at this time it wouldn’t work for a feature, but they wanted me to do a short write up about it. Naturally, I was thrilled! Well, I still am.
I reached for the stars, even after a teacher of mine suggested it was tough to get into a magazine of this caliber, and I was pleasantly surprised at the result. This just goes to show that we should ignore the naysayers in our lives. Follow your heart instead!
Stop me if you’ve heard this before…
You’re so good at ______________! You really should start a business!
We all have. Because we’re all brilliant, talented, passionate people.
It’s a terrible reason to start a business.
How about this one?
I really love to _____________. I’m going to sell it!
I think at this point, you realize it’s not that easy. Right?
You want to pursue your passion and build a thriving business? Fantastic. I love it. Please do. But understand that you’re missing a step.
You’re missing the most crucial part of developing a business that worksfor you. You’re missing the thing that makes people take notice. The key to creating viral marketing campaigns. The cornerstone of community building.
When your business is built to make money from your passion, you are constantly struggling to find the model that enables you to do that work. It’s an endless pursuit of the right system, the right tactics, and the right marketplace.
It’s business based on self-interest.
What if, instead of focusing on your own self-interest – impassioned as it may be, you focused on how your passion enables you to serve others? Why are you in business? Why do you what you do?
The answers for to these questions are crucial. As Simon Sinek would say:
People don’t buy what you do. They buy why you do it.
Your widget – no matter how beautiful or how well made – doesn’t open wallets on its own merit. Your service – no matter how well-executed or useful – doesn’t move people to click the “buy now” button.
We live amidst abundance. Every where you look, your widget choices abound. Services are aplenty. Never before has there existed such an accessibility to exactly what you need.
What we need may be utilitarian. What we crave is nuanced, meaningful, experiential.
This is why making money from your passion just isn’t enough. This is why there is a third part to the equation.
Often, when I ask an aspiring passion-driven entrepreneur what their “why” is, the answer is, “Because I just love to [make, create, give advice, write, etc…].”
That answer always falls flat.
The response to “I just love to…” isn’t a transaction, it’s a pat on the back.
Back pats don’t pay the bills.
Of course, your passion – your unceasing desire to do what you do – is key to creating a business that serves you well in the You-Centered Economy. But it’s not an end itself.
Your passion is an opportunity. It’s the inspiration.
Your passion is an opportunity to serve others with clarity & inspiration.
You don’t make money from your passion. You create the opportunity for commerce around the way your passion inspires you to serve others.
The hipster food truck owner doesn’t only have a passion for selling Mexican-Korean fusion tacos. He is creating an opportunity to educate others about foreign food cultures. He is offering a hub for human connection. He is inspiring others to try new things.
The jewelry designer doesn’t only have a passion for making elegant jewelry from recycled metal. She is empowering women to feel beautiful in their own skin. She is creating opportunities for boyfriends and husbands to delight their girlfriends and wives. She is jumpstarting wardrobes.
The copywriter doesn’t only have a passion for the written word. He is bringing clarity to his clients. He is enabling business owners to see a new side of their business. He is creating opportunities for entrepreneurs to better serve their own customers.
It’s not the passion that triggers the transaction. It’s the service.
You can love what you do – completely – while making others the foundation of everything you do.
Use your passion to inspire the service of others and, in that service, create the opportunity for commerce.