Find Your Passion, Find Your Business

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In order to create a successful business, you need to find your passion.
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Starting and maintaining a business requires a lot of things, but one thing that can’t really be taught is passion. You have to love what you do if you want to turn it into a successful business. But if you lack the kind of passion for something that keeps you up at night, you may be wondering where that comes from. You may be tempted to wait for it, biding your time until something comes along that you’re passionate enough about that you can make it into your career and your life. What’s that they say about a watched pot never boiling?

You can’t sit around and wait for passion to suddenly appear. You have to go and find it.

People are generally passionate about things that they’re good at. So you should ask yourself: what am I good at? Think of some things that you enjoy doing, and get better at them. Learning is a lifelong process, and the more you know, the more experience you have to draw from when it comes to starting a profitable business.

Take your time and figure out what you’re good at, what you want to keep doing, and what you can turn into a business without running the risk of losing your love for that activity. Maybe you like painting. But are you willing to make yourself do that every day, whether you want to or not, in order to make it the cornerstone of your financial future? Are you willing to delve into the marketing and number-crunching that would also be required to make it a business instead of just a hobby?

You have to strike a balance. Everybody wants to be their own boss, and the entrepreneurial lifestyle has a certain romantic attraction. But it’s also possible to burn out and grow to hate the thing you once loved. Just give it some thought before you go off to start that business.

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About DevonJ140
I am currently an Accounting Director living in New York City. I love reading and learning more about business, finance, tech, and current events.

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