Week #24: Turn Your Passion into Profit
June 11, 2006
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This Week's Topic: Turn Your Passion into Profit
"But remember the Lord your God for it is he who gives you the power to produce wealth ..."
- Deuteronomy 8:18
just left Denver, where I taught a seminar on making the leap from
"Employee to Business Owner," I'd like to share some thoughts with you
this week on turning your passion into profit. Whether you want to
launch your own company or you're burned out and ready for a career
change, consider this week's newsletter a nudge towards pursuing your
what you love, Val, and the rewards will come." It was a piece of
advice given to me by one of my mentors ten years ago. 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.
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!
2. HAVE YOU MASTERED YOUR CRAFT?
It isn't enough to have talent. Allow your passion to fuel a desire to
learn more about your field of endeavor - and improve your skills and
knowledge. Those who "master their craft," go above and beyond others
in their field. They introduce new ways of doing things, inspire
trends, and blaze trails that others follow. When you operate on this
level, you open the door to greater financial rewards.
3. ARE YOU PASSION-DRIVEN OR PROFIT-DRIVEN?
When you are passionate about what you do, you give 110%. Those who are
most sought-after for their skills are often those whose passion
creates results that people need. Their passion for what they do sparks
creativity, perseverance and excellence. You cannot underestimate the
power of passion to produce excellence and perseverance - two traits
that lead to long-term, consistent financial rewards. Success comes to
those who are willing to stay the course despite challenges and
4. DO YOU KNOW HOW TO MAKE MONEY? If the
goal is to increase your income, then seek knowledge about how best to
do that. Many people fail to earn more because they haven't made
financial education a priority. While passion is a key to attracting
financial rewards, making more money also means learning to live below
your means, ask for what you are worth, invest and spend wisely. Take
classes, read financial books, and learn lessons from those who are
where you want to be.
5. ARE YOU WILLING TO TAKE A LEAP OF FAITH?
Fear is the biggest obstacle to pursuing your dreams. Many people
insist it is a lack of money or time or resources, but it is often a
fear of failure, rejection, or even a fear of success, that holds a
person back. What is it that you've been wanting to pursue that you've
been hesitating about? Take baby steps if you have to, but be willing
to step out on faith. If you do what you love - patiently yet
persistently - the rewards WILL come.
Until next time ...
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Burton, a life coach and speaker, is the author of Listen to Your Life,
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