A lot of people who dislike their jobs, typically have no passion for what they do. They know there is so much more for them, but they do not know what that is, or how to make money from their passions.
I see this all the time. People who have day jobs as teachers but really love art. Or they are social workers by day but LOVE acting. Or people who are bankers, but are extremely gifted and eloquent communicators.
It is so hard for me to buy into the commonly accepted “reality” that you don’t always get to have the luxury of making money from your passions.
Why would God create someone with special talents and gifts and not allow them to be fully alive in that on a daily basis? Why would He set it up where you CAN’T earn a living doing what you are passionate about?
Will it require hard work? YES! Will it require you to learn and build new skills? Yes. Will it require you to step out of your comfort zone, and do things that few people are willing to do? YES!
But is it impossible? NO. Hard, challenging, and trying? Heck yes. But totally worth it!
So how DO you make money from your passions?
Here are 3 ways to make money from your passions:
1. Narrow it down to the top 5 most critical things that MUST be present in your daily work. This first step takes a while to get clear on. I recommend seeking your wise council to help you process through this. I also suggest finding an objective expert like a coach to guide you through this one. Why? Because we get in our heads too much. We get confused and overwhelmed with this process when we try to do it on our own. The Passion Project is a GREAT program that will help you process through your ideas.
2. Invest in training. Once you have identified the 5 most critical things that must be present in your daily work, than you will need to learn how to KEEP your passions IN your work. The reality is, that even though you know people that LOVE what they do for work, they don’t love every single thing that they do. As a person that loves entrepreneurship and helping people make their dreams a reality- there are plenty of tasks that I do that I’m not the biggest fan of. There are plenty of things that I don’t know how to do and I invest in the training to learn. The Passion Project is a fantastic program that gives you the tools, skills, resources, and training you need to start making money from your passions.
Join me for this FREE webinar that teaches you 5 Things You Need to Start Making Money from Your Passions.
- Learn what to do to narrow down your ideas so you can start making money from them.
- Learn HOW to market yourself to get paid what you’re worth (hint- it’s more than you think)
- Learn WHERE to find people that will actually PAY you to do what you love.
3. DO SOMETHING. As you know, this is not a new piece of advice from me. In fact, I say it in almost everything I create. Having your passions narrowed down won’t do much for you if you do not take the necessary action to start making money from them. Don’t trip yourself up if what your ideal doesn’t quite exist yet. For example, if you desire to be location independent- realize that if you want to build a business that it takes time to build an internet platform to have you making passive income. Realize that as long as you don’t have a brick and mortar business- that you can make money in any location. It may take time to build your network but once you learn how to generate leads and convert them to clients- you can take that skill anywhere.
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