How To Turn Your Passion Into Profit

If you're like me, your full-time job is not your passion. Your nine-to-five is a funding source for what you want to do in life. Chasing passions and following dreams is becoming the norm as many move away from traditional jobs, towards the goal of doing what we love. You may think that you cannot turn what you love into a viable business. But, you can. Some of the best businesses are built on passion and hard work. Oprah Winfrey said it best, “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”

Here are a few steps you will need to turn your passion into profit:

Work On Your Passion Daily

The first thing you need to do is make time for your passion. Even if you love something, a busy schedule full of deadlines and responsibilities will often push your passion to the backburner. To make it a more prominent part of your life, you need to make time for it, even if it means sacrificing part of your weekends or free time. When working on your passion projects — write them into your schedule, and it will be easier to commit your valuable time to the work. Otherwise, you’ll keep telling yourself that tomorrow will be the day you begin. Add some persistent notifications, and you’ll finally start getting to work on that project you keep talking about.

Find Your Support System

Your friends and family might be supportive of your dreams, but their expertise might not be what you need to build your dream. You will likely not know every person who will help you with your business, making it essential to make networking a part of your life. It’s extremely important. Through networking, you can find mentors who can guide you in the right direction.

Take It One Step At A Time

When turning passion into profit, keep goals small and attainable. Break down your big goals into smaller goals. Think about items that you can set out and achieve immediately. Plan out the smaller steps before jumping into the big project. When planning out your smaller steps, try creating a schedule around them. As you develop a habit and focus on the process instead of the outcome, you'll be more likely to achieve your goal in a

shorter amount of time.

"If you want to accomplish something, break it down into smaller steps, and go after them incrementally.”

Maximize Your Strengths and Outsource Your Weaknesses

The most successful entrepreneurs who turn passion into profit focus on their strengths and find others to help them fill in the gaps. When we focus on developing our strengths, we grow faster than when trying to improve upon our weaknesses.

If you want to be successful in a particular field of endeavor, I think perseverance is one of the key qualities. It's very important that you find something that you care about, that you have a deep passion for because you're going to have to devote a lot of your life to it.
Written By Joy Harris-Bird

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