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3 Steps To Turn Passion Into Money
The most financially successful people are the ones whose passion defined their work. Learn how to harness your passion into this same level of success.
Business professionals essentially have one problem and it is the same thing over and over. You are not making the money you want and that leaves you unhappy and unsatisfied. The common wisdom says that in order to be successful in business you need to be good at what you do and have a solution to the problem that people have. While this is true it is not the most important factor in your success. In fact, if that is your only focus then your success will have limits.
The problem you are having is that you are doing one of two things. You are either following your passion or you are following the common wisdom…but not both. The business professionals that are most successful are able to do both of these simultaneously.
What you have experienced up until now is that you didn’t know how to make your passion fit the model of problem and solution needed by others. The challenge most business professionals face is that identifying where the two of these collide can be difficult.
So how do you find that intersection? Here are a few steps you can take to begin that process.
1. Understand Your Motivation
Passion and motivation are not the same thing. Passion is what you are excited about. It’s a subject or a purpose. Your passion may be about beauty and art. It might be about solving problems. Your passion could also be able helping people to help themselves. Passion is a broad focus that gives you a reason to be excited. Passion is something that wakes you up in the morning and gets your heart pumping. You can probably answer this question fairly easily.
Motivation is the reason. Everyone’s reason is different but it is about something you believe in. Finding your motivation can be more difficult because it isn’t always immediately obvious. So ask yourself these questions. What about my passion is exciting? What about my passion do I want to share with others? How has my passion affected my life? How will sharing this passion help others?
The more detail you can provide for each answer the closer you will get to the motivation. Your motivation is about what you want to bring to others and what is important about that to you. Find your motivation and you have the beginning.
2. Find You Unique Perspective
Your unique perspective is about the whole picture of who you are and how you engage your passion. Take some time to discover what is unique about you, your involvement with what you are passionate about and how you can help others.
Remember that unique doesn’t have to mean 100% original. Your unique perspective is about your personal view and how you want to apply it to your passion. It can borrow from other approaches or even modify on an existing approach. Whatever your perspective is it will translate into the application you will use.
3. Believe In Yourself
It may be difficult to see this at first but believing in yourself is the absolutely most critical step in this process. When you don’t believe in yourself you negate all the other steps. Believing in yourself begins with understanding what is special about you.
The truth is that everything about you is unique. Your background, your perspective and your passion are all unique. When you see that combination as valid you will have the opportunity to begin believing in yourself.
Putting the three of these steps together will help you translate your passion into something that brings you financial success. Not only will this be something you can apply but when you come from a place of passion you will seek and find answers that no one else can find.
And people who can find answers that no one else can find...can be hugely successful.
Learn more about the author, Angel True.
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