The Power of Passion
Tomaz has talked a lot about doing something you’re passionate about and the Site Build It! Action Guide emphasizes this as well. Without passion you will not keep going when you aren’t seeing results in the first 3, 6 or even 12 months.
Building a real business takes a lot of hard work, so it’s essential that you find something you love. If money didn’t exist, what would you do? There are no limits, only those that we impose on ourselves.
For example, you can have multiple passions, why not? I recently discovered that I am extremely passionate about helping people grow both spiritually and financially.
We all have something that we love doing and something that we burn for. Using that and turning it into a business will take you a long way.
4 Things That Will Separate You from the Crowd
When you’re passionate you won’t have trouble going the extra mile for your visitors, customers or clients. A few things I’ve noticed from people that are passionate are:
Care. When you like what you’re doing you’ll naturally contact your visitors and start a discussion. You never know where this may lead. It’s easy to think that talking to a visitor doesn’t have value, but they might know someone who knows someone that will then lead to a business opportunity.
Authenticity. Keeping it real is something that will become necessary in the years to come. With social media, blogs and all of these tools, word of mouth is becoming more and more powerful. If you aren’t taking care of your visitors and being authentic, your brand will go down the toilet.
Networking. This goes hand in hand with caring. If you want to jumpstart your progress, you have to get out there and network, both online and offline. If you can’t do offline, then go online and comment on blogs, use twitter, facebook and participate in the forums in your niche.
Hard work. Ultimately it all comes down to hard work. But when you’re doing what you’re passionate about, work is play and it isn’t really hard work. It’s just you having fun while building your business. Writing content, building links, brainstorming and innovating comes easily when you’re following your passion and not just doing it for the money.
The Time to Act is Now
Never has there been more opportunity than there is now. The cost of entry is low. You can connect with like-minded people and create your own community. It takes work, but it is worth it. If you’re working a 9-5 job, keep at it, but start putting out content on your passion when you’re home.
Using the power of passion to build your own business isn’t complex, it just takes work. Just doing 15 minutes a day will produce big results in the long-run. There are many resources out there that will help you get started. Site Build It! is excellent, and a great starting point.
Ultimately it is up to you to do your research, but do not get hung up on the tools. Find something that is endorsed by someone you respect and start taking action.