Some are losing their homes.
Some are making a fortune.
Where you are doesn’t matter, it’s where you’re going and what you’re doing that is important.
You’ve probably been thinking about starting a business or have already started. You might have a blog, website or an eBay store, all that doesn’t matter.
Those are merely tools and platforms that you transmit your energy and message through.
The important question to ask is “are you doing things that change people’s lives for the better?”
Now, this doesn’t have to be a big thing. If your passion is to make and sell jewelry you’re already improving people’s lives by doing what you love.
The mere act of you being happy and following your heart makes a difference.
We all have different things we like to do. The only problem is that most people are too afraid to be themselves and allow their gifts to shine.
We’re not all here to be the next Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela or Martin Luther King. There are no rules that tell you what you can and cannot do.
It’s Not About the Platform
As my blog has grown, I’ve started getting e-mails from people asking me what platform they should use. Should you blog, start a website, do the eBay thing or start an offline business?
Those are all platforms. They are all great and they have different advantages and disadvantages. In the end, it is up to you to pick one that resonates and fits your personality.
They are an effective way to get started without spending a lot of money. All that is required is a lot of hard work, patience and persistence. I’m at least decent at those, so that’s what I chose.
I recommend you learn from experience instead of reading too much. Less thinking, more doing.
It’s Not About Being Perfect
Passion, purpose, or whatever you want to call it, they are all interesting labels. They mean different things to different people.
What I’ve learned is that most people have many passions. No one has just one, and the thing that stops us is the fear of picking the wrong one.
I’m here to tell you that you can pick one, work on it and then work on another. Stop stressing over small stuff and get started.
Another one of my passions is natural health, and before I started the Wake Up Cloud, I was afraid that I was going to miss out if I just focused on one area, but I realized that I couldn’t dilute the blog with more topics, at least not in the beginning.
I now realize that there are other avenues that I can use as an outlet for my passion, such as guest posting, or just putting in tidbits here and there in my blog posts.
I can always start another blog later on, but the focus right now is to work on what I have in front of me. It’s all well and good to try stuff, but there comes a time when you have to focus and start taking action if you want to get anywhere.
It’s Not About You
When you focus on what you can do for others, good things happen. Now, I’m not saying to give away everything you know.
It’s perfectly okay to create products that help people and charge money for them. There’s nothing wrong with making money.
What I’m saying is that when your focus is on helping people and changing people’s lives, the results you have will be much greater than you could ever imagine.
The Wake Up Cloud has been growing faster than I ever thought possible. My goal from the beginning was to help and connect with people, and I think it’s one of the reasons why good stuff is happening.
I take my own experiences and do my best to translate them into valuable bits of information that others can use to improve their own lives.
Stop asking what you can get and start giving people stuff that makes a difference. We all have the potential. It’s scary, but now more than ever is the time to step up and do your part.