I’d like you to stop for a moment, take a deep breath and cast your mind back to when you were a child….
Pick a time when you had a favourite toy you played with all the time.
I mean ALL the time… you know the one… you always took it with you… the one your parents thought you were obsessed with… the one that allowed your imagination to really flow.
Hold that thought… more importantly, hold that FEELING!
Now come back to us… here to the present. I’d like you to think of something, anything that ignites that same feeling in you today.
You might be thinking… “Where is this going?”
Well, there is a comic strip called ‘Calvin and Hobbes ‘, about a young boy, Calvin, and his toy tiger Hobbes, who is also his imaginary friend. In one of the comic strip episodes, Calvin’s father says, “Go and do something you hate – being miserable builds character!”
Interestingly, I see a lot of people character building and not getting anywhere.
People forget that what created joy and passion in their lives as children can also create joy and passion in ourselves as adults. We spend so much time being miserable in our work life. We forget to really have fun, and look to see if we can rekindle that feeling. To make our lives better, and possibly create a business opportunity as well.
Most people also forget that, it is actually possible to make money, create a new career, improve your life and lifestyle by actually doing what you love.
It might just be time to rekindle your passion and rediscover what you love to do, then you can harness this passion into a new direction for yourself.
Now back to that feeling you had earlier.
Start to feel it again and see if you can match it to an activity you really enjoy doing. It doesn’t matter what that activity is. You can make a business or career out of almost anything these days. Don’t believe me? Just check out the Internet, you will be surprised to learn that there are probably people already creating a business and making money from what you love to do.
Now it’s your turn.
If you are truly passionate about your idea, then take some quiet time and really start thinking about what you can do with it. You’ll be surprised that you’ll be able to come up with a range of ideas and concepts that you can turn into a business.
Once you’ve narrowed your focus, look for someone to mentor you, someone who can help you take this idea and make it into something substantial and significant.
Truly, ask yourself if you’re happy with your life, and is it going exactly where you want it to. In most cases, the answer is no!
So if you are looking for a change and to change, then perhaps this is the time to free your passion and create a business, a future, you can be inspired by and enjoy.
“You know you’re on the road to success, if you would do your job and not be paid for it.” – Oprah Winfrey.