First in a series of eight blogs….
We hear so much about living our passion or purpose – it seems to be the mantra of recent years. What exactly does it mean and what does it have to do with business?
For some of us, it has everything to do with our business – my business is helping women discover and live their purpose. Engaging in my purpose provides me with happiness and yes, an income. Let me be perfectly clear – there are aspects to running a business that I don’t like, do well, nor will ever enjoy….those are the tasks I delegate. What I cling to energetically is doing the work that makes me happy.
Starting and running a business is not for everyone. It takes courage, perseverance and stamina. And, yes, there are tremendous rewards when we trade the freeway commute for the hallway commute. Personally, it was one of the best decisions in my life.
If you find yourself dragging through the day, engaged in activities that are draining your energy and the prospect of Monday morning makes you cringe, it might be time to consider alternatives. Consider this question: what do you do consistently that is effortless, easy, makes you smile and leaves you feeling fulfilled, refreshed and motivated? Next question: how could you convert this ‘passion’ to generate profit?
Your answers could be quite revealing – more on this next time….