Do you have many passions and interests?
Do you have trouble figuring out how to turn your interests into a thriving business?
Most people do.
Do you ever wonder why that is?
The problem isn’t what you think it is.
And that’s a good thing.
When you’re done reading this article, you’ll breathe sigh of relief, because you’ll realize that it was never your job to figure this whole thing out.
Let’s Start with the Problem
The problem isn’t that you can’t figure this out, it’s that you think you should.
You see, you have an idea about how things should be. And when things don’t go according to your ideas, you feel bad.
But if you look at it, it’s your own creation.
You spend time brainstorming, analyzing, reading, and taking courses. You put in all this time, yet the answer seems as elusive as oiled smoke (to borrow a phrase from one of Stephen King’s books).
The Answer is to See the Truth
You don’t have to fit every single interest into one business. You can start with a few things, and take action.
Leave a few passions as side hobbies.
Nowhere does it say that you have to do fit all of your passions into one business.
At this point you might say, “But if I don’t, bad things will happen.”
How can you be so sure of that? It’s just a thought. A thought you choose to believe in.
The truth is that you’re already stuck. “Bad things” are already happening.
So why not open your mind, and try something new?
How to Get Started with Your Passion Business
Instead of asking how you can fit your interests into a neat package, ask yourself: How can I help?
It’s a simple question that gets you out of your own head.
The spotlight is no longer on you, but on the people you can be of service to.
It doesn’t matter if you aren’t the best in the world. What matters is that you start with what you know.
And Remember to Slow Down
Have you noticed that when you stop pushing and forcing, ideas naturally emerge?
That’s because it’s not your job to come up with ideas. It’s not your job to figure this out.
Ideas come to us when we get out of the way, when we stop over-thinking and over-analyzing. How do I know? Look at your own life. Where, and when, do you get your best ideas?
I personally get my ideas when I’m taking a walk, meditating, playing with my son, sitting in the sauna, or reading a book.
Solutions appear when I allow my mind to clear. When I make space for my inner wisdom to come through.
You Are Not the Driver
As Joseph Campbell once said:
“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”
It’s not your job to steer your life. You are not the driver, you are the car. You are here to experience life.
The only thing you have to do is start with what you have.
You know a path isn’t for you because you can’t take action on it. So if you can’t figure out how to fit all of your passion into one business, stop trying. Do what you can with what you have.
Let your business evolve organically.
Let it start small.
Let it be effortless.
And remember to ask: How can I help?
Cheers from Finland,
P.S. Still confused? Check out my popular book Follow Your Heart: 21 Days to a Happier, More Fulfilling Life for more on how to make sure you’re on the right path in life.