How to follow your passions? I’ve been on a journey of working full-time whilst trying to figure out what fuels me. Then, I started thinking about what I would like to do with my life next. Join me in today’s article as I will be sharing my story and the techniques that are proven to work. Furthermore, get ready to follow your passions and start your own journey.

How to Follow Your Passions | My Journey

List Your Passions

Firstly, to be perfectly honest with you, it all starts with your deep interests. Actually, I would recommend that you come up with at least 20-25 interests on a piece of paper. Then, ask yourself this:

‘If I were to choose my favourite ten, which would these be?’.

So, go ahead make the list even shorter. Also, you will start to notice that these interests are not always monetisable. From these ten, choose two that you can one day live off. Also, they will need to cover at least your living costs to begin with. Ask yourself:

‘Which of these two have a business potential?’

Next step, make Google your best friend. I use Google a lot and there’s so much information on there for everything and anything. Furthermore, there are so many business ideas online and places where you can take inspiration from.

How to Follow Your Passions | My Journey

When it comes to me for example, I decided that I love marketing, fashion and travelling. Therefore, I launched my own marketing agency and still run this blog, these are my current sources of income. Additionally, I’m passionate about travelling, so I will be soon launching my experience city break business, Glam Away. So, I’m very excited and can’t wait to make some travellers happy!

Find a profitable business idea

As mentioned, it’s highly important for your business to cover your costs. It will be your passion yes, but it needs to make financial sense for you. Also, in your search for business ideas based on your passion, make sure that this business has been done before in one way or another. Moreover, this means is profitable.

It’s not the time to reinvent the wheel. Moreover, do your own research for profitability, but if there are various similar businesses of that type is good. Competition is great in this case. Just ensure you find a point of difference for your business when you launch.

How to Follow Your Passions | My Journey

Get into the entrepreneurial mindset

Get ready to feel discomfort. Great things happen out of comfort zones. Also, get to understand that this new territory and that you will feel challenged. I guess it does take a little bit of guts to be able to go into business.

Feel the fear and do it anyway

Besides the discomfort you will feel, you will also feel fear. Furthermore, it’s IMPORTANT that you don’t stay in that same spot of worries. Sometimes, you just need to feel the fear and do it anyway. Moreover, I’ve included so much more of this topic in my latest book ‘Create a life you love’.

Get ready to follow your passions and be very patient. Everything will work out in the end. Lastly, keep believing.

How to Follow Your Passions | My Journey

Lots of love,

Andrada (NotAGirlyGal)