Money and Happiness: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself
Watch as Valorie shares strategies to thrive in life and work!
"Do what you love, Val, and the rewards will come." It was a piece of advice given to me by one of my mentors not long after I first began working. I was intrigued yet skeptical when he said it. If I followed my passion, would the rewards really come? I have since discovered that the answer is "yes." One of the chapters in my book, Rich Minds, Rich Rewards, is appropriately named, "Do what you love and the rewards will come." The rewards don't always come overnight, but they do come in divine timing.
What is it that you'd like to do (or do more of) for a living? The most gratifying rewards are fulfillment and joy, but today I want to share five questions for reaping financial rewards while doing work for which you are passionate. Whether you are starting a business, ready to transition out of a career for which your passion has dwindled, or you are seeking that next promotion or job, answer these five questions to help you increase the financial rewards of doing what you love:
1. What Difference Are You Passionate About Making in Others' Lives?
Notice, I didn't ask "what are you passionate about"? Instead, I want you to determine the purpose of your passion, which is using it to positively impact the world. That type of drive attracts opportunities that often lead to raises, job offers, and new business. To turn your passion into profit, you must fulfill a purpose that others need or want. Unfortunately, people and companies aren't particularly concerned with whether you get to pursue your passion. They spend money on people, products and services that fulfill their needs and desires. When you find a way to allow your passion to make a positive and needed impact on others, you have a winning formula!