Reason #20: You Can Be Passionate About What You Do When You Own an Internet Business



Reason #20: You Can Be Passionate About What You Do When You Own an Internet Business  

When people sit back and examine their lives and their jobs, they stop and ask themselves, “Am I passionate about what I am doing?” This is a great indicator to whether or not you are living your life for you or someone else. That is why as the New Year approaches this is the perfect time for you to take hold of your passion and to discover if starting an internet business in a niche market that you are passionate about is right for you. 

Need a little help finding your passion? Here are five quick exercises from Entrepreneur.com to help you uncover your passion:

Exercise 1 - Revisit your childhood. What did you love to do?
"It's amazing how disconnected we become to the things that brought us the most joy in favor of what's practical," says Rob Levit, an Annapolis, Md.-based creativity expert, speaker and business consultant. Levit suggests making a list of all the things you remember enjoying as a child.

Then examine the list to reveal if you would like those activities now as an adult. Whether it was the love of pets, sports, decorating or fashion it is important to revisit some of the positive activities of childhood. Levit suggests asking yourself….

  • What can be translated and added into your life now?
  • How can those past experiences shape your career choices now?

Exercise 2 - Make a "creativity board."
To do this you will get a large poster board and write the words "New Business" in the center and create a collage of images, sayings, articles, poems and other inspirations, suggests Michael Michalko, a creativity expert based in Rochester, N.Y., and Naples, Fla. Michalko explains the premise behind this is, “When you surround yourself with images of your intention -- who you want to become or what you want to create -- your awareness and passion will grow”.

You will continue adding to your board to further develop it. Once the creativity board evolves it will become more focused. You can then begin to recognize what is missing and you can begin to fill in the blank areas with your true vision. 

Exercise 3 - Make a list of people who are where you want to be.
Just as when you were a child you admired others, whether it was a teacher, a police man, a celebrity or super hero there was always someone you wanted to be like when you grew up. It is no different, now you can look to others for influence on how successful you would like to become as you start your own business. Study people who have been successful in the area you want to pursue. 

Exercise 4 - Start doing what you love, even without a business plan
Don’t wait to start your business until you have put together a formal business plan – many businesses are started with an idea and a passion - that is it! If you wait too long you will loose your “nerve” and likely loose the passion you have to become your own boss. Don’t let that happen to you! It is important to take the right steps, but one of the most important key factors is doing what you enjoy. According to creativity expert, Cath Duncan, you can test out your idea, start building your business network and ask for feedback. All of these things will help you not only get started, but you can further develop your business plan based on your findings. Cath explains, "Perhaps most importantly, though, it'll shift you out of paralysis and fear. The joy of seeing the difference your contribution makes will fuel your creativity."

Exercise 5 - Take a break from business thinking.
Don’t overwhelm yourself with thinking of your new business all the time. This can make you feel like you are drowning and you should really be feeling an overwhelming excitement! Take a mental vacation as needed, or get up and walk away for a bit. This will help you not become frustrated or loose focus. Refresh yourself, your mind and the ideas will come flowing in.

Once you have found your passion it is time to put it to work for you! As we have mentioned in the previous posts in our 25 Reasons toOwn an Internet Business, there are many reasons why you should start an internet business. The key is having passion about your business and what you are selling in the online marketplace. Pure-Ecommerce has internet businesses for sale in some of the most popular niche markets and in many areas of which people find their passion. The website businesses for sale include pet, furniture & decor, baby, maternity, sporting goods, organic, health & fitness, gifts, weddings, wine, and many more! To see the 2014 Premier Collection go to www.Pure-Ecommerce.com.

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