Turning Your Passion Into a Great Business
Successful people win because they
they do. All of them have a very strong desire
to succeed. They have passion
for their field, their business.
Great business requires heart and dedication.
If you think your
passion or hobby has potential as a business, ask
yourself, "Is this something I really enjoy doing and can sustain? What is
it about my offerings that are unique or hard to find? Is this something
people really want? How could I find it out?"
The Power of Your
can accept only those ideas that have a frame of reference with your
existing knowledge. It rejects everything else. If your knowledge is
functionally focused, you'll be open to new ideas related to your functional
expertise only and will miss all other learning and innovation
If you develop a broad
cross-functional expertise, no new idea will be wasted. It will
immediately connect with the existing knowledge and will inspire you,
energize you, and encourage your entrepreneurial creativity. The broader
your net, the more fish you can catch...
Take a Different View
It was by taking a
different view of a traditional business that major
innovations were achieved. To find a better
creative solution to the current practice, force yourself to
reframe the problem, to
break down its components and assemble them in a different way.
Case in Point
“In order to be irreplaceable one
be different,” said
pioneering French couturier and the Founder of Chanel Inc.
at the way I dressed, but that was the secret of my success: I didn’t look
Don't ask one or two questions and then rush straight towards a solution.
With an incomplete understanding of the problem it is very easy to jump to
Ask open-ended questions that elicit a wide rage of answers:
is the key to
your success. Most of the
problems in life stem from one cause: we can't get ourselves to take action.
It's not that we don't know what to do. The problem is getting ourselves to
follow through and do it.
isn't determined by genetics. It's about persistent, consistent action.
Action is the key. You can be the most talented
person in the world or have the best ideas, yet still if you do not take
action you will achieve nothing.
Having dreams and
is not enough. If you wish to
something, don't let life just "happen" to you.
and take action...
Don\'t Quit, Keep Going
The law of inertia says that "a body at rest
tends to remain at rest or a body in motion tends to remain in motion." See
the problem as a growth opportunity. A tiny actions can when taken in a
negative situation may result in your greatest growth.