Tired of working for someone else? Looking to find a business idea that really excites you? Or are you already in business but find it's beginning to feel just like a job? Well, you may want to think about looking someplace other than opportunities section of your favorite magazine for business ideas. The next million dollar idea might be hiding in a most unlikely place: your own heart. A recent survey found that entrepreneurs are increasingly starting businesses in search of personal fulfillment and there's no better place to find it than in things that you love to do. Whether you're looking to launch your business online or just around corner, discovering what really moves you, is a key part of success. Here then, are a few tips and suggestions that just might help you turn your hobby, talent, skill or passionate interest into a thriving business that might free you from having to work for anybody else ever again and give your life a meaning you never thought a business venture could!
[The following is an excerpt from Turn Your Passion Into Profit: Information, Inspiration and Ideas to Help You Make Money Doing What You Love]
This book is for anyone who has ever dreamed of being free and in control of their own life, to go to a movie in middle of a weekday, play golf on a Tuesday, pick kids up for lunch, or just see what it's like to make decisions about how they spend their days without anyone's input. It's for anyone who feels enslaved by situation ninety-five percent of society finds itself in working for someone else. It's for anyone who has ever thought that it was unnatural and demeaning to be forced into confinement for 8 or more hours every day, told when to eat, how to dress and how to speak. It's for anyone who wants to break free from such a life-style of servitude in order to start doing something that really inspires and fulfills them. It's for people who are searching for their life's passion. This book is also for individual who may already be an entrepreneur, and who may have found profit, but not passion. This book is for person who wants to make more money, or at least have no limits on amount he can make. It's for champion who is tired of playing a mediocre game just for security, benefits and someone else's idea of "a lot of money." It's for person who wants to create success on his own terms. This book is for person who feels mentally unchallenged by what she does day after day and wants to experience a bigger world of bigger people, bigger places, and bigger ideas. This book is for people who have started to ask questions. It's for people who may have spent many years building someone else's dreams and have started to wonder if that's all they were put here to do. It's for people who are feeling need to do more, be more, experience more and leave a lasting legacy that's theirs and theirs alone. They want to make their lives monuments to something other than a paycheck, to something other than a profitable third quarter on someone else's year-end statement. They want to make a difference in world and have therefore, started to ask themselves "What am I building? What am I really doing here? Is this all there is?"
Your L.I.F.E. P.A.S.S.I.O.N.
The thing that is your passion and which will eventually find expression as your passion business and provide you with satisfaction you seek, will be what I call your LIFE PASSION. Life Passion doesn't mean that this is what you'll spend rest of your life doing. It simply means that it is one of many passions that has significance in your life. It is "A" life passion not "THE" life's passion. L.I.F.E. P.A.S.S.I.O.N. is an acronym you can use to remind yourself of qualities of your passion.
L-love Your passion will be something you love to do. I-interest Your passion is usually something that interests you. F-fulfilling Your passion gives you a sense of fulfillment. E-empowering Your passion usually empowers and energizes you.
P-personal Your passion has personal significance to you and you alone. A-abilities Your passion capitalizes on your assets, attributes and abilities. S- service Your passion will usually provide a service or fulfill a need of some kind for others. S-spiritual Your passion and pursuit of it represents some aspect of
your spiritual growth that you are here to experience. I-inspiring Your passion is inspiring to you and therefore will inspire others too. O-obvious Your passion, once found, is usually something obvious to you. N-natural Your passion is often unstudied; and comes naturally to you.
FINDING THE RIGHT IDEA
There will be many ideas that come to you. What you will find as you grow is that most intimidating part of listening for ideas is not fear that you won't find one, but that there are so many that you won't know which one to pursue. So all that's left is to offer you a few filters through which to hear ideas that come to you. So here are a few tips on how to assess them.