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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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The Importance of Passion In Business

passion for business I am a firm believer that if you want a sustainable business, one that you can make and keep profitable over the long term, you must be passionate about it.

And I’m not the only one who believes this.

Mark Cuban, billionaire entrepreneur, wrote about it in his blog: “The Passion of Business and the Business of Passion“.

Stephen Colbert, of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, has implied that passion is a key to his success: “You have to have a passionate opinion; otherwise you sound false. You end up telling the audience jokes they’ve already heard.”

And George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars franchise, says this: “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.”

Do a Google search on “passion business” and you’ll find numerous entries. One I found particularly of interest was Richard Chang’s article, “Turning Into Organizational Performance – the role of passion in business management and leadership“. In fact, he leads the article off with this: “Passion is not a privilege of the fortunate few; it is a right and competitive advantage that all organizations can leverage.”
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