Are you part of this trend that says that all you need to do is “do what you love” and the money will follow?
Research shows that the young generation is totally focused on doing ONLY what they love. Endless research proves that in order to motivate the young generation the incentives need to be different than just a higher paycheck or security.
People are looking for projects that would ignite their passions and that would allow them to do what they love.
Ever since I remember myself I used to say that I don’t care how much you pay me, as long as I’m doing what I love the money is not really important for me. The result was… I was broke!
Well, maybe not broke, I was working 2 or 3 jobs at the same time, but I lived on bare necessities.
As I grew up I adopted a slightly more modern version of it, which was… if you do what you love – the money will follow.
When I was writing my book “Financial Independence for Women” I found out that many women buy this myth. Like any myth – the fact that lots of people believe it and repeat it – doesn’t make it true. At least not the whole truth.
I believe that doing what you love (or better yet – what you’re passionate about) is only one third of the key to your business success.
The secret to success is finding the balance point between three elements. Your natural talents, your passions and what you have to give to the world.
When you find this balance point, you play to your strengths.
Your talent is what comes easy to you therefore your work becomes play (because you love it).
The end result is that money will flow in because your bank account is always a reflection of how much value you deliver to the market place.
To find this balance point – which is the key to your business success, you have to ask yourself 3 questions.
For each question make a list of answers, and then look for one answer (or more) that appears on all 3 lists.
And the questions are…
- What comes easy to you, but harder to others?
- What would you love doing even if you’ll never get paid for?
- How can you be of service and how can you contribute to the world?
My answers (in short) would look like:
- Communicating, sharing my knowledge, creating relationships, parenting, energizing, dancing, singing and performing, challenging people and concepts, trying new things…
- Sharing my knowledge, singing and performing, reading to children, diving…
- Empowering others, sharing my knowledge, philanthropy, writing books, working with children and educators…
It took me a minute to come up with these 3 lists, and it’s pretty clear that ‘sharing my knowledge’ appear in all 3 lists.
When I look back at my life it all makes sense. I started teaching when I was 18 and never stopped.
I shared my knowledge with kids, teenagers and grownups, with the challenged and the gifted, the unemployed and the super rich, on more topics than I can remember…
I’ve created new concepts of education both in the main stream and out of the main stream of education
I’m good at it, I love it, and I believe I delivered a lot of value to the world through the years… And finding that balance point was the key to my success.
I’m curious to hear from you…
What would be your balance point?
Share with us in, the comment box below, your answers to the 3 questions and others might help you in find that balance point ?
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