I get to meet and hang out with a bunch of people who are teetering on the edge of the entrepreneurial dream.
They know that they want the freedom, wealth and happiness that small business success can bring. Some of them are keen to build an empire!
They also have read books that drill in the “be passionate about what you do” message.
Problem is, these people still end up utterly stuck and frustrated. Sound like someone you know (perhaps really well)?
If you feel like you’ve been there, it’s probably because you don’t know what you’re passionate about!
For me, this is one of the areas the inspirational authors skim over too quick. Not everyone knows their passion as well as Gary Vaynerchuk or Chris Guillebeau – nevertheless, both links are worth clicking to take a look.
A psychologist, when asked to help a patient discover “their passion” would probably try to analyse the activities that created the most pleasure for the patient. They’d figure out what gave your brain the biggest shot of dopamine.
My solution is simpler:
Turn procrastination into a business
You know that thing you do when you procrastinate?
That thing that you love to do – even when you know you don’t have the time (or money) to do it.
That’s your passion. Now just figure out a way to make money from it.Â It won’t be easy, but you’ll love every minute of it.
A good place to start is by asking a question in the comment section (below). I’ll happily answer any queries (no matter how broad) about turning your passion into a profitable business.