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#1 Secret to Building a Successful Business
I am referring to a business that is of course financially successful… but also one that you look forward to working… one that you are proud of… a business that when you wake up in the morning you can not wait to work on… one that gives you joy, excitement and energy!
The only way you will ever create this type of business is… by figuring out what your passion is and then finding a way to build a business around this.
I have built a few businesses in my life… and a time or two I have fallen for the trap of building a business just because of the financial opportunity associated with it… And as a result each time that business became like a job to me!
I started to dread the work that was involved in building it and keeping/making it successful… I became bored and my energy became lower and lower.
And as a result the business suffered and so did I…
One of the curses of being an entrepreneurial minded person is that you are always looking for opportunities, and some times in the excitement of seeing what could be you rush head long into something that is simply not for you…
You have to guard yourself against this… just recently I again almost made this very same mistake… I almost started to build a business that I simply know is not for me… yes there are highlights of it that I enjoy… mostly the rewards… but the work involved to build this form of business drains my energy and frustrates me… simply because it is not work that I enjoy.
And the fact is that… if you chase the money you will never truly be successful!
Where as there are other types of work that I love… work that I am naturally drawn too… work in fact that I would do even if I could not make money from it…
One example of this type of business is Internet marketing… I love it… I have been drawn to it for years… it is my passion.
I even have web sites that are simply hobby sites that I will never monetize (try to make money from), but I continue to build them simply because I love creating and working on them.
Confucius had it right many many years ago when he said… “Find work that you love and you will never work a day in your life”!
Sit down and really take time to think about the things in life that you love… write them down.
What is your passion?
What do you talk about all the time? Ask your friends and family what they think your passion is… I am sure they will know.
Come up with a list of at least 10 things you enjoy… then focus on this list… what are your favourite 3 on your list?
After you figure this out… get your computer out and start using that awesome tool called “Google”… start searching those 3 terms… take a look at how other people have built successful businesses around your passions.
Find one that makes sense to you… find one that excites and energizes you…
Then go to work… make the decision you are going to do this… come up with a plan and then put it into action.
As long as the business you are building is based on your passion… you are going to be successful… if you love doing it your love for it will keep you going through the ups and downs, the twists and turns!
When you love what you are doing it is not work… it is fun… and if you can create a successful business from it there is nothing better then making money doing what you love!
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