Do you remember the feeling you had when you first started pursuing your business? That passion. The excitement was extreme and the hours were long, but there was no need to worry because you were a freakin’ machine! Unstoppable and really going places, right?
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So sorry to disappoint you, BUT we are going to talk about entrepreneurship in this post!
Back to the thoughts about your early days in business. You were motivated by the idea of reaching all of your goals and fueled by pure passion. It truly is an amazing feeling, but what do you do when the passion fizzles out?
You didn’t think that it would last forever, did you? Nothing ever does, but what if….
What if…you never let it die, to begin with? I bet you are wondering how that may be possible. It should be no surprise that I have a few ideas about this concept. I recorded a recent podcast that covers this very same topic too. Check out Episode #52: Fanning The Flames Of Passion.
My first idea revolves around the idea of feeding the passion. In the same way that you would load wood into a fire, your passion requires contributions to keep burning hot and bright. If you love writing, you should make a habit of writing regularly and in a way that is fulfilling to you. Writing about a topic that you are ‘dialed into’ also affects your experience. Just like certain woods burn much better and give off more heat than others, it’s imperative that you feed your passion with the precise fuel that it requires.[Tweet “It is imperative that you feed your passion with the precise fuel that it requires.”]
“Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate.” – Jon Bon Jovi
Life is more enjoyable when you share it with others. We were not created to be isolated and disconnected creatures. Community and camaraderie are essential to the intended human experience and great joy comes from sharing what we love with others. This is true with material possessions, ideas, and also with our passionate pursuits. Some people sadly move through life without passion and you could be the one who changes everything for one of these people. Our influence on everyone we come into contact with is similar to a disturbance on the surface of a pond that came from a tossed pebble. It looks insignificant at first glance, but we truly never know how far the ripples go. How do you know that your passion won’t become someone else’s new passion?
Our influence on everyone we come into contact with is comparable to a disturbance on the surface of a pond that came from a tossed pebble. It looks insignificant at first glance, but we truly never know how far the ripples go. How do you know that your passion won’t become someone else’s new passion? Share the passion that you have for your business my friends. Nothing bad can come from it, so why not?
“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein
My final thought is to give back to your passion. If you are in business to work with animals, try doing something to make your passion more intense. You could share content, teach, speak, coach, and even mentor others in your area of experience and passion. This commitment to contribute will likely give you more satisfaction than you could ever get from just earning money. The examples that I offer involving direct contact with you have the opportunity to make the biggest impact. If you implement these three ideas I know that they will help keep your passion burning like a raging inferno!
I chose to focus on entrepreneurship, but these same principles apply nicely to the career minded person too. Think about the most successful people you know and I guarantee that they are passionate about something. Success and passion seem to go hand in hand, so don’t take this lightly. Everything that is easy to do is also just as easy not to do. Make the effort to contribute to something bigger than yourself that you are passionate about, in any way that you can.
“If you don’t love what you do, you won’t do it with much conviction or passion.” – Mia Hamm
In this book “Passion and Strategy Go Hand in Hand: How to avoid common mistakes and build a profitable business you love” You will learn (1) how to identify the right team to help you reach your goals, (2) create an environment that makes everyone you encounter feel valued, (3) implement ways to take care of yourself as the business owner and (4) develop strategies to work on your business and not just in your business.
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