Imagine you are looking back on your life when you are 100 years old…
How do you want your life to look? What do you want to have accomplished in your life? Who have you touched or how have you made a difference in others’ lives?
Once you hit a certain age, finding your passion and turning that into something you can use to serve others while providing a fabulous income for you and your family is something that you are longing to do. You want to be in the position that you will not just enjoy your work, but you’ll feel so nourished and fulfilled by running your business that you can’t wait to jump out of bed in the morning to go share your gifts and passions with some more of those people that you’re meant to serve.
But here’s the stumbling block for a lot of people – see if this resonates with you…
Maybe you don’t know what your passion is?
To address that, here are a few questions for you to consider:
What are your interests and hobbies?
Photography is a common hobby among people. The people who take that hobby and turn it into a photography business have successfully found their passion in life and used that to make their business. This also allows them to be successful because they are passionate about what they are doing and it shows in their work.
Fitness is another hobby that many people have. If one of your passions is fitness, there are many possibilities that stem from that as well – one example being to become a personal trainer. Think about it: Your enthusiasm for fitness could help someone else become passionate and make a life-changing decision to be more health-conscious because of your passion. And that life-changing decision could literally SAVE their life. How awesome would that be? To know that in following your passion, you have created those kinds of powerful impacts in the world?
This leads me to my next question…
What do you enjoy doing that doesn’t feel like work?
If you are passionate about what you are doing in your business, that passion turns into a better service or product for your customers. You also will most likely be more enjoyable to work with. The most important part is that work doesn’t feel like work when you love what you do.
Who do you love to work with? What kinds of people do you love to be around?
Football fans love to go to the game more than just watching it on TV… Why is that? The game is so much more enjoyable and fun when you are around other people who love football (and the team) just as much as you do. Use this same concept for your business. Finding your passion and turning it into your business allows you the opportunity to spend your time at work around the people who inspire you.
What is preventing you from doing what you are truly passionate about?
Whether it is money, pressures from family, time, or some other factor, people tend to find reasons for why they can’t do something. The question you should be asking yourself is “Why not?” Or maybe the more impactful question is: How can I do that? Figure out how to figure it out. When you are truly passionate about your business, nothing else should really keep you from following that passion. You deserve to be energized and fulfilled by your work. The fear of failure also plays a major role in why people don’t want to pursue what they really love.
A question that I ask people a lot is…
If money were no object, what would you be doing?
What I mean by that is people tend to not do what they are truly passionate about because they feel that it costs too much or they won’t get enough money in return. While money is an important factor, it’s not always everything! In order to find your TRUE passion, you need to think about it while you’re eliminating the money factor. That part can be worked out later. Let your imagination partner with your passion to create all kinds of potential options for your most energized and nourishing life.
Now that you have determined what your passion is…
What do you want to get out of your passion?
Hopefully, you have decided that you want to pursue your passion and form your business. Building a business around your passion would be everyone’s dream. I mean… who wouldn’t love to go to work every day and do exactly what they love to do? Back to the photography example… If you love photography, why wouldn’t you allow yourself to love working in a world where all you did all day was compose stunning photos and create visually stunning works of art? It sounds like a dream come true to me. J
…And helping people find their passion and build a business that energizes and nourishes them is exactly what I do!
Ready to make your everyday life fit closer to that dream you imagine? Leave a comment, share your dream, your goal, your vision, your passion…I’m interested to hear where you want to go.