Without going through the process of finding your passion, it will be difficult to build a business that you will keep working even when times get tough.
Many of us want to make money online and run a business for ourselves. We are often motivated by the possibility of writing your own paycheck, or we might want to be free from the constraints of a regular job.
These are both excellent reasons to start a business, but there is more needed that this if you want to run a successful venture. You will need to identify what you love. It might be something that you love to do, or something you love to learn about. If you expect to enjoy long term business success, find your passion and you are a long way toward your goal.
Find what you Love
Why is finding what you love essential to entrepreneurial success? Quite frankly, running a business is more difficult than working for someone else. You will have many stresses that you didn't have when you were an employee, such as keeping customers happy, increasing your market reach, and simply making enough money to keep your business going. Most business owners will tell you that they work harder, and put in more hours each week, than when they worked for someone else.
I am certainly not suggesting that starting a business is a bad idea! Many people thrive on running their own businesses, and would never trade it for the security and simplicity of a day job. However, a business will thrive, and the owner will thrive when the people who run the business love what they do.
Take your time to find out what you really enjoy doing and the topics you are really interested in. Build a business that incorporates the things you really love. If you are not running a business that you have a natural interest in then your enthusiasm for entrepreneurship, and this business, will fade very quickly.
How do you identify what it is that you really love to do? One of the easiest ways to do this is to take a look at what you do when you're not at work. The things you do as hobbies will tell you quite a bit about what you love. It is a good idea to make a list of the things activities you engage in as hobbies, or the things you would do if you had the time.
When finding your passion, it's important not to be judgmental when making this list, because business owners have been able to parlay some rather unusual passions into profitable ventures. For example, if you enjoy fly fishing, but you want to build a business online, there are several ways you can integrate the two. The obvious choice would be selling fishing gear through a website or blog, or promoting affiliate programs that sell fishing supplies.
It might be that simply selling fishing related products doesn't ignite your interests and get you excited. After all, you are probably interested in the activity of fishing, rather than the equipment used to pursue the hobby, so it is possible to become bored with this business model quite quickly. If you suspect that this will be the case for you, there are other ways you can go about it.
You might create an ebook or a video course teaching people fly fishing techniques, for example. You could even combine teaching and sales by maintaining a blog or website about different aspects of fly fishing. You could:
Think about the topics that you have written down that really excite you, and explore how they could apply to a business venture. If you identify one or two things that you are truly passionate about and build your business around these then you will have a much more enjoyable time. You will be excited to go out and work on your business. Time will fly by as you build and grow your business.
Look around at the people and business owners you know. It's easy to tell the people who love what they do. They are always the successful ones. They provide excellent service. They go the extra mile. There are helpful and full of ideas. Finding your passion is the beginning, brainstorm all those things that you are passionate about.
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