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Frederick Buechner

Power Thought: Where your passion meets the world’s hunger

Listen to the audio version here or on Spreaker! [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=”http://www.carmaspence.com/carmaspence/audio/powerthoughts/2014/20141008.mp3″] “Your vocation is where your passion meets the world’s great hunger.” ~ Frederick Buechner What this quote means to entrepreneurs: It is said that when you follow your bliss, the money will follow. This is only partly true. The […]

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Power Thought: Trust the love

walk toward what you love

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“…if you walk toward what you love each moment, you’ll always be in the light of your own making, and you’ll trust the journey you’re on. Don’t be afraid to visit what’s in your heart.”
~ Christa Reynolds
“The Camino,” Common Ground, December 2013/January 2014, pg. 14

What this quote means to entrepreneurial authors:
For the most part, people are happiest and at their most productive when they enjoy what they are doing. As an entrepreneurial author, your book and the business you build around it is what you’ll be spending most of your time doing … don’t you want that time to be be pleasantly spent?

When growing your business, whether be it by taking on a new client or adding a new product or service, consult your heart before saying “yes.”

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Power Thought: Where’s your intersection between passion and success?

Richard Levy “Success can be found in many ways, but when you follow your passion, success and abundance come naturally to you.”
~ Richard Levy, www.thoughtsmakeyouwealthy.com

What this quotes means to business:
We are all born with gifts we are meant to give to the world. Those gifts include natural tendencies, talents and skills we are drawn to develop. When we create careers and businesses based on those inborn passions, those activities that fill our hearts and souls, we are more likely to be successful than when we resist our inclinations.

The “live your passions” movement isn’t new. Joseph Campbell said, “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls,” at least 30 years ago. And I know the concept was there before even that.

What I’ve found interesting is the growing trend of coaches who are helping people develop businesses based on their passions … strategically. This seems to be a natural evolution of the concept.

Strategy is key. You have to find the place where what you love to do intersects with what people are willing to pay you to do. You may love jumping on a trampoline, but until you can find someone willing to pay you to do that, following your passion could leave you very unhappy.

The intersection is the sweet spot. Where is the sweet spot for you? What can you do for others that:

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Anatomy of a Creative Entrepreneur

Anatomy of a Creative Entrepreneur

At Craig Duswalt’s Rockstar Entrepreneur Conference, Larry Broughton shared this page from his notebook illustrating the anatomy of an entrepreneur. Creative entrepreneurs, those whose entrepreneurship is an expression of their creativity, have all these attributes, but something a bit different, too. Let me explain. All entrepreneurs have “entrepreneurial DNA,” an […]

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