Passion and Business
In my days as a CPA I saw people who loved to cook so concluded they should open a restaurant. I saw people attempt to turn hobbies into businesses with varying levels of success.
When I came online I was faced with this question again this time for myself. The Passion and Business question.
I started learning about internet marketing from the late Corey Rudl. Corey started his weekend courses by asking people to decide what they were going to sell. He had his students ask themselves:
- What am I interested in?
- What am I passionate about? (there is that word again)
- What subject or topic do I have a lot of knowledge about?
- What are people always coming to me for advice about?
I struggled to find an answer for myself doing this exercise. Some of the things I am very passionate about I know I do not want to build a business around. The areas I have a lot of knowledge about were areas I wanted to move away from……. so I was stumped.
I share my thoughts here on this video.
What do you think on this topic of Passion and Business? Did you pursue your passion when building your business?
For me as I share on the video I have come to realize the thing I am most passionate about doing is growing people. Helping people become all they can be as I too continue to grow. When I now reflect on the businesses I have owned it was what always inspired me. I loved seeing the people we employed grow and stretch.
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