“If you found your passion and then prepared and then did it … I think you’re invincible.” ~ Sharmen Lane from Public Speaking Super Powers By Carma Spence Pre-order your copy of Public Speaking Super Powers today! Help me complete this book! You can contribute directly to Phase 2 (audio […]
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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 […]
Would you like to make the most of your past to get the best out of your future? In today’s guest post, Scott Petinga shares five tips to do just that! Why Looking Back in Business is Key to Moving Forward By Scott Petinga As a business professional, your focus […]
“…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.”
“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:
“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” ~ Thornton Wilder What this quote means in business: They say follow your passion and the money will follow … but they rarely say why or in what way. I’ve found […]
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 […]
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” ~ Abraham Lincoln What This Quote Means to Business: In order to succeed, you must choose to succeed. And you must continuously choose to succeed each step of the way. You must be fully […]
Now that’s a doosy of a question, for all passions are interests, but not all interests are passions. When you are interested in something, you hold a sense of curiosity about that something. But, a passion is something much more … it has a stronger push, pull and draw. A […]