After you've made the decision to strike out on your own and be an entrepreneur, deciding on a business to go into should be easy, right?
I mean you know what you're good at. You know what you like doing.
Hmmm…there's the issue. You like doing EVERYTHING!!
Now, I may not be talking to all of you here. Some people just know what they're meant to do.
Want to hear some good news?
You don't have to decide.
What I mean by that is you can create a business that incorporates your talents and your passions and you don't have to pick just one way to earn your living.
Matter of fact, given what we've been through these last few years in the economy, it's smart NOT to have just one way.
I'll use myself as an example. After I was downsized from my job four years ago, I knew I could sell houses. Problem was the market wasn't all that pretty plus I was suffering from a serious case of don't-care-if-I-never-sell-another-house-again burn out.
Not good when it's only thing you've done for a living for the last 17 years. I knew I'd always keep my real estate license, but also knew that I had other passions I wanted to pursue; passions that had been put on hold in the pursuit of a Real Estate career.
So I started looking, and looking, and looking. If looking could've been turned into a career, I'd be sittin' pretty right now.
Everyone said to really focus on the real estate, and even though I love working with my buyers still to this day; it didn't hold the same excitement that it used to. There had to be something more.
The search continued…I dabbled in a couple network marketing companies. I fell in love with internet marketing and put up some
websites. I started a little mobile marketing company. I wanted to do it all. Everyone said focus on one thing…and I just couldn't.
Then I came across the coolest book. It's called "Refuse To Choose" by Barbara Sher. When I started reading it it was like finally someone was speaking my language.
While I'm not going to do a full-on book review today, I'm giving it my whole-hearted recommendation for anyone who loves to do a bunch of things and would love to make a living at them, but doesn't have a clue where to start…or where to start first.
There are those people (like me) who have a lot of knowledge in a LOT of different areas and they love ALL of it.
When I tried to come up with my "one big thing", I took a look at all the experiences I've had. Let's see…
I was a military wife and mother for 20 years. At one point in time I added up all the time I held down the fort by myself. It totaled almost 12 of those 20 years. I could talk to Military spouses and retirees…
I've sold Real Estate for the last 20 years in the highly crazy Las Vegas market.I could talk about real estate…
Most of the time I sold new homes and worked so hard (my fault) that I developed Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue. I could help people with the same thing and let them know what to do to feel better…
I'm a mom of four awesome kids. Two of them have special needs and my youngest, Emanuel, I adopted in Colombia, S.A. as a single mom in 2004. Maybe I could help parents of special needs kids or adoptive single parents…
Maybe this, maybe that…eeeeeek!
It was driving me nuts. That's when I found Barbara Sher's book. What I found was there are certain people who do lots of things well. You'll learn that you can actually earn a living doing lots of different things. And you'll learn that it's OK.
I'm going to be talking about this more in future posts and I'm gonna be giving you different examples of how to turn those things you love into income.
Stay tuned and be sure you sign up for my free report to the right. If you've even thought about starting your own business; read it, today's post will make perfect sense.
Let me know what you think about having a passion for and making a living with a bunch of different things. Look forward to hearing from you…