5 tips to turn your passion
Passion is doing what you
love and loving what you do. Your passion should be your alarm clock and it
should be the reason you wake up in the morning.
Business is my passion. Business is my alarm clock it wakes me up in the morning feeling excited. What is your passion? What is your alarm clock? I am going to share with you tips to turn your passion into success. The first step is to identify what you are passionate about and then follow the following steps.
1. Start by Tapping into Your Passion:
It’s there, whether you
recognize it or not. We’re all passionate about something – even if
it doesn’t strike us as job or career worthy. Think about all of the
things that get you fired up, excited, eager to act…write those things
down. Ask close others to help add to the list. Sit with that paper
for a few days. Add notes, details, and illustrations. Fill the
page with things you love and are good at. Those are the best clues
you’re going to get. You may need help to do this next part, but
challenge yourself to translate what’s on that page into ways you might be able
to channel those abilities or passions into some form of work.
2. Know that there is always an option:
When you’re passionate about something you will
put everything into it to find a way. Passion bring drive and determination to
never give up. Never tell yourself you’re
stuck. You’re not. You have more options than you can even dream
of. Challenge yourself to uncover 5 new opportunities for you this week,
then another five next week. Brainstorm 10 or 20 with your friends or
family if you’re really inspired. See the road ahead of you as an open one to
do with as you wish. Get excited about having so many
options. That energy will help you tremendously as you set out to pursue
the ones that rise to the top of your list.
3. Surround yourself with like-minded people:
Networking is the key to success. You can never be successful on your own, you will need to surround yourself with like-minded people. Find people who you share the same passion with and support each other to make things happen. For you to make your passion a success It’s not about what you know its about who you know. It is important to surround yourself with people who take their passion and work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.
4. Opportunity comes in many forms. Not just jobs.
Don’t get stuck on finding a
job. Or starting a business for that matter. There are lots of
opportunities in between that can enable you to turn your passion into
success. I like to call this range the Complete Opportunity
Spectrum. Sure, you can get a job doing X, but what about a project, a
consulting opportunity, an internship, licensing a business, becoming a franchisee,
partnering up with an organization, doing some temp work. Break away from
the “get a job” mentality. There are lots of ways to make money doing
just about anything…if you’re creative enough.
5. What Makes You Different Makes You Special
You don’t necessarily need to
be an expert in your area of passion. You don’t need to have years of
experience under your belt to do something with it either. That can
come. Take whatever it is that makes you different, unique, special,
interesting, quirky or uncommon and turn that into a fascinating story of why
you’re pursuing your passion. Share it with everyone you can.
Being just like everyone else is boring. Having some interesting story to tell on how you ended up in this new venture, pursuit or industry will make people curious about you.
Watch my Tedx Speech about let Your Passion Be Your Alarm Clock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=578xlnhD6dA
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