Have you ever tried working in a job you don’t like or just absolutely hate? Awful right? I know. I have been there and done that and I can boldly say from experience that it was one of the most miserable experiences of my life even though I was being paid for it.
But as much as doing what you don’t like or have passion for is miserable, people most times find it difficult to break out and start doing what they love, and the major reason for this is because they are not sure if their passion could pay the bills. So they are stuck doing what they don’t like because of fear of the unknown.
So, what if I am able to show you a way to convert your passion (whatever it is) into currency would you be willing to give it a try? I’m not asking you to downright get off your job and move to Timbuktu to take pictures I’m just asking you to give your passion a chance.
1. Try It Out:
It’s so easy to forget about your passion and just stay put on a job that you don’t like because of the security that it brings and that is ok. I get it. But there is nothing wrong with trying out what you love doing on the side.
mAs a beginner, you don’t have to jump in with both feet, you just have to make excuses to try out your passion every now and then so that you would know if that’s what you really want to do. So basically trying it out encompasses looking at that passion from every angle and gauging if it is something you can do, its level of profitability, and how passionate you are about it.
2. Create A Time For Your passion:
If you carried out the first step, by now you may have realized how far you want to go with your passion.
So the next thing to do is to create time for it. If you are truly passionate about something then you create time for it if not you make excuses. It’s that simple.
If you want to make money out of your passion then you have got to create time for it no matter how little every day to pursue it. Pursuit is the proof of passion. Click the link below to discover how to create time for your passion. https://www.lifehack.org/articles/comunications/7-ways-you-can-make-time-for-your-passion.html
3. Learn The Business Aspect Of Your Passion:
When I was preparing to go into writing, I learned everything I could about writing. I read every book about writing I could find, I even took a certificate course on the business of writing so that I could learn the various ways I could make money from writing.
Click here https://smartblogger.com/make-money-writing/ to learn how to make money from writing.
So also, what ever your passion is, you have to learn the various ways of monetizing it and take the part that is most suitable for you. If not you will be a person of incredible passion and skill but still poor. And we don’t want that right?
4. Have A Reality Check:
Imagine that you just discovered all the 1000 ways to make money from your passion and your blood is boiling so hot to start doing it right? I know how exciting and eager one can be. But just before you jump off the ledge, have a reality check.
By pursuing your passion, you are going to be becoming an entrepreneur. My question is, ARE YOU READY FOR IT?
My passion is writing, and I write every day. But if I am running a publishing company or if I am to become an author, more than just writing, I need to start thinking like a business manager, as a sales expert, and as a company representative and most likely as a brand ambassador. Hmm, it’s now sinking in isn’t it? But not too worries, I’m not going to leave you hanging like that, for more on developing your entrepreneurial skills, click the link below https://www.mindtools.com/pages/articles/newCDV_76.htm
5. Follow Someone That Knows The Way
You can’t get lost by having a mentor can you? No matter how intelligent and smart you are you need to find someone who is already making it doing exactly what you want to do and learn from the person. It helps you to know what to expect, find your way, and also saves you from a lot of anxiety.
Although finding the right mentor for yourself can be quite tasking, you can be saved the stress by clicking on the link below to discover ways of connecting with a mentor https://www.npr.org/2019/10/25/7731583901/how-to-find-a-mentor-and-make-it-work
6. Take Immediate Action
Once you have gotten the required knowledge and skills that you need, don’t wait around for everything to be perfect, start immediately.
Passion may be likened to a comet. It may burn brightly but it doesn’t last. So what you need to is to take action when the fire is hot if not it would burn out and you would be left with ashes. In taking action, it is important to note that you may need to start slow and that’s fine. Take it one step at a time, but the most important is that you are taking steps.
If you have passion for writing, click here to see how you can make money from writing: https://blog.stylishgwinafrica.com/5-ways-to-earn-money-as-a-writer/
7. Keep Learning:
In pursuing your passion, you may need to go back to school, take some classes, invest in a professional course and even learn from people younger than you. All this may look pretty daunting but it shouldn’t stop you.
In going for what you want you should be humble enough to learn. Being teachable would save you from a lot of mistakes.
8. Stick To It:
This is one of the most important thing you can do in turning your passion to currency. You would most likely not start earning as soon as you change your career path but the ability to stick to it, show up and keep up if what would determine if you are going to be a success or not.
Remember that there are really no failures, only quitters. Don’t quit on your dreams, try, try and try again and again until you succeed. So it is very important for you to look for ways that would help you stick to your choices. Look and act the part until you become it.
9. Be Patient:
You would have to be patient with your self and your career to experience real growth. Keep in mind that you would make mistakes but don’t let it hinder you. The most important thing to do is to make progress and not perfection. So keep your head up, forgive yourself quickly and keep on moving forward.
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