In this article, I share transformational tips and insights on how to Turn Passion Into Profit. We’ve all heard the saying ‘practice makes perfect’. Well, I say, ‘passion is perfection’.
Let me explain
When we are passionate about something, we come from a place of pure and unblemished desire. A place of inspiration, light, and love. The driving force is just that – a flow of positive energy that is unstoppable!
In fact, it is our inherent right to claim this divine gift and even more – share this abundance mindset with the world.
It all starts with a passionate heart. Followed by a purposeful plan.
For this particular article, I focus on achieving financial abundance through a growth and altruistic mindset.
Let’s dive in deeper!
Passion Flicker & How to Implement
When we harness our burning desire for good and lead from our truest selves, we create opportunities that can lead to great abundance!
You see, it is the passionate ones who shake things up, who challenge the status quo. The disrupters, the innovators, the change makers, and the success magnets!
In order for you to create your own success – sustain and increase – you must leverage your passion, integrate this with your pure intention behind it and adopt strategic plans that are aligned with your soul’s purpose.
TIP: To achieve success— passion must go hand-in-hand with a plan.
Purposeful Plan & How to Leverage
When passion, desire, and intention collide we are set on a course for our higher good. So, use this as a springboard to then tap into your skills and expertise from previous jobs or industries. Pull from the areas you excelled in from your past roles and parlay those strengths and areas of expertise into your new endeavor or business idea.
No need to completely reinvent the wheel! Build upon your strengths and apply the appropriate processes and best practices you are already familiar with implementing and fine-tune as needed.
The 2A’s (Awareness & Alignment) Process
- The Significance of Awareness
Rooted in mindfulness, awareness is the foundation. So please take stock in all of the milestones (and mishaps) that have led you to this point. And know that you are exactly where you are meant to be. Consider the steps you’ve taken to get you to this point.
Please understand that you most certainly do have the choice to up-level your career or take a turn. The choice is yours. The choice is always yours if you have awareness.
OK, now think about your current mindset. And, ask yourself:
- What is the catalyst for me to CHANGE IT UP?
- Does my mindset serve the greater good for my business trajectory?
- What does success look and feel like to me?
- Do I have a growth or fixed mindset in relation to my business aspirations?
INSIGHT: Fixed Mindset = Failure is the limit of my abilities
Growth Mindset = Failure is an opportunity to grow
- The Importance of Alignment
When you come from a place of true intention that’s aligned with your soul’s greater purpose, you are organically paving the way to profit.
And, by merging your passion with industry best practices, along with a deep knowledge of your own offerings, your inspiration will pour out. In return, you will draw your ideal customers and clients to you. (hence, the ‘success magnet’ mentioned in the beginning of the article!)
Please ask yourself the following questions to ensure alignment:
- What is the driving force behind building my new business?
- Am I allowing other people’s opinions or ideas to impact my development/plan?
- Am I providing a solution to an unmet need in my industry?
- How will I differentiate myself from my competitors?
- Do I feel energized, inspired, and excited about my new business endeavor?
- When trying to accomplish the goals I’ve created to get my business going do I feel exhausted, confused, or anxious?
TIP: Gut Check – A great way to know if you are aligned with your soul’s purpose in business is to see how you feel as you are doing that specific task or creating your new service or product line.
OK, Now Let’s Talk Profitability!
But, before the money can flow – profit within first! Please consider your answers to the above questions to see if you must change your mindset or if you are aligned with focusing on overall fulfillment instead of lasering in on the money itself.
If you follow this soulful approach—backed by an industry desired product or service, along with a solid business plan, the profit will follow.
TIP: Don’t chase money— instead, let money flow to you!
Tactical Business Advancement
Once you have gone deep within to make sure you are aligned with your profit path, consider setting—
I often use the SMART method when working with new clients to establish short (and long) term goals. However, I add an S to this common practice for soulful.
So, my version of this goal development formula is:
Specific – What exactly do you want to accomplish (who, what, where, why)?
Measurable – How will you know it is achieved?
Attainable – How can the goal be reached?
Realistic – Is it relevant and appropriate?
Time Bound – When can I achieve this goal?
Soulful – Is this aligned with my higher good?
You can utilize this exercise to create your new business ‘to-do’ list. Start with short-term goals first. You see, the more you accomplish on a daily basis (even small tasks) the better you feel – the more you are injecting confidence and joy into your day – therefore increasing productivity and profitability.
INSIGHT: Allow your passion to be the generator that is fueling you with positive energy to catapult you forward!
Another helpful principle I created for you to leverage is:
3 Soulful Success Pillars:
- Increase your Self-Worth to Skyrocket your Net Worth!
In order to generate more income, we must feel worthy. Simply put, please give yourself permission to profit. Dropkick any negative attachments or guilt you may have associated with your desire to make money!
Once you remove fear, self-doubt, or limiting beliefs you clear the way for confidence and clarity to shine through your intentions. This allows you to clearly identify your strengths and build upon your areas of expertise in order to catapult you to the next level of success.
TIP: When you have a strong desire to CHANGE IT UP and create your own business (or reinvent your career), you mustn’t allow fear or self-doubt to stand in your way.
- Harness Your Intrinsic Motivation
Intrinsic motivation refers to behavior that is driven by internal rewards (the feel goods) instead of externally, as extrinsic motivation demonstrates. For example, this type of motivation occurs from within self – it is naturally satisfying and goes hand-in-hand with passion.
Please keep in mind that extrinsic motivation can seem like the easier concept to hold onto when setting your initial goals. That’s because it’s tied to monetary incentives, but in the long run, you are better off going the intrinsic route.
INSIGHT: Intrinsic motivation is tied to your greater good— which is always the best path to profit!
- The Art of Consistency
Once you have identified what drives you, hold yourself accountable and practice self-discipline over and over. Also be aware that practicing patience during this process is paramount.
And, please note that when we work toward challenging goals we often encounter difficulties – even setbacks. However, if you are able to change your mindset and master the art of consistency you will eventually succeed (it’s also all about timing).
Discipline is tethered to consistency. And, both are integral components on the road to a successful business.
TIP: When you don’t feel like checking a certain task off of your ‘to-do’ list, focus on how you’ll feel when you’ve finished.
From My Heart To Yours
The information shared in this article is a snippet from my powerful course—
Turn Passion Into Profit: A Guide For The Mindful Entrepreneur. I developed this program from my very own transformational career journey. In fact, I gleaned all of my business experience – best practices and even missteps to not only create this guide but to also launch my very own successful business – Change It Up, LLC.
And, it was the same success system that allowed me to harness my greatest passion and soulful pull towards helping those in crisis. Through a growth and altruistic mindset, I was able to turn my own negative life experience into a positive one by creating the non-profit foundation – AGFS Foundation, Inc.
So, if you’d like to learn more on how to become a soulful success magnet, please click here!
And remember – Intention Sparks. Passion Ignites.
In conclusion, if you stay true to your authentic self and use your passion to create intentional thoughts and action plans, you will profit – inside out!