I love what a lot of millennials are doing with their careers. According to a study done with 1,000 millennials from strategy firm, Department 26, ”44% of millennials are choosing passion while only 42% are choosing money.” In other words, millennials want their work to matter, and they aren’t accepting the old rules that society taught us about having to choose between making money and a “do what you love” career.
Steve Jobs said it perfectly:
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
I agree with Jobs…
But I also think doing what you love is how you create massive wealth!
In my life, I’ve tried both routes — following my passion and following the money. Both got me rich, but only ONE of them gave me lasting fulfillment and lasting success.
Before I go into how you can create massive wealth doing what you love, let me explain the two biggest drawbacks when you don’t love what you do:
1. If You Don’t Do What You Love, You Won’t Be Committed To Your Work
The only way to reach high levels of success and create wealth is if you are fully committed to your work.
You can’t have one foot in and one foot out. Success requires 100% of your focus, effort, and commitment, which you’ll never have by doing work you hate.
This is why so many people do only the bare minimum at an unfulfilling job — just enough — which completely sabotages their chances of success.
2. If You Don’t Do What You Love, You “Settle” For Mediocrity
Settling for a job that just “pays the bills” is dangerous and affects all areas of your life — your relationships, your overall happiness, your health, your financial well-being, and even your self-image.
The reason? Well, subconsciously you become someone who settles for mediocrity.
But, if you do work you love, you’re training your mind to become an achiever. You become someone who strives for greatness in all aspects of life. True or true?
It IS Possible to Get Rich AND Do What You Love
Most people don’t think they can — or are allowed — to get rich pursuing their passion, which is one of the biggest myths of living a life of passion and purpose.
Does this sound like you?
If so, then get started today living life on your OWN terms. It’s never too late!
Here’s how in 3 effective steps:
Step 1 — Identify What You’re Passionate About
If you’re thinking, “Harv that sounds great, but I don’t really know what I’m passionate about” — don’t worry.
I want to let you in on a little secret about passion that I talk more about in my free web class, “Passion, Purpose, And Profits:”
You don’t find your passion… you follow what is already within you!
Your passion is something that you never have to force yourself to do. Your passion is something you could do for the next 20 years and love every second of it — it doesn’t feel like a JOB to you.
However, it’s not always clear what we’re passionate about. If you’re not sure, try asking yourself these questions:
- What are you curious and excited about?
- What do you do in your spare time (or what do you want to do in your spare time)?
- What could you learn and talk about for hours?
- What are your natural talents?
This is an absolutely crucial step if you want to become successful. If you don’t really, really, really enjoy it, then it’s NOT your passion.
Once you identify your passion, take it a step further by identifying your purpose.
Step 2 — Have A Clear Vision Of Your Purpose
We all have a purpose in life, whether we realize it or not. Our purpose is the reason we’re here on this planet — it’s something we were put here to do.
Whether you know your purpose or not, we all want to know that our life matters.
So instead of blindly chasing success or money, wouldn’t it make more sense to first get clarity on what you truly care about, what truly gives your life meaning — THEN direct your attention, effort and time to make this a reality? This is your purpose, my friends.
Finding your purpose is essential if you want to create wealth and achieve your biggest goals. Here’s why:
- You have more direction and more meaning in your life…
- You have more clarity on what’s important to you, which will help you become laser-focused…
- You have incredible energy and motivation…
- You will naturally want to continue pursuing your purpose — and thereby more likely to succeed because you care…
- You will be proud of your accomplishments and a have sense of fulfillment that drives you to achieve more…
- Your successes (and wealth) will feel well-deserved, and therefore, you will attract more of it.
Bottom line: Instead of wasting your time in a job or career you don’t love or truly care about, choose or work toward an occupation or business that more strongly aligns with your purpose.
This is called choosing the “right vehicle.” Read on to discover how to do this…
Step 3 — Choose The Right Vehicle For Your Passion & Purpose
The final step to living life on your own terms by doing what you love AND creating massive wealth is to find the right vehicle to put your passion and purpose into practice.
It’s about matching who you are with what you do!
There are three ways you can do this: start a new business, start a side business, or work for a company that aligns with your passion and purpose.
1. Start A New Business
The right business aligns with your passion, purpose, AND makes a profit. And the easiest way to start the right business is to create a product or service that can help solve a problem for a lot that aligns with your passion and purpose.
For example, let’s say you are a great photographer, you’re passionate about photography and you want to help others learn more about it. You could simply create a website or online course to teach photography to other people so you can profit off of your passion and purpose.
Don’t be afraid to share your passion and your work with others! As I always say, “Rich people are willing to promote themselves and their value. Poor people think negatively about selling and promotion.”
You’ll be an excellent promoter — and your business will thrive — if you truly believe in and are passionate about your product or service!
2. Start A Side Business
If you’re at a company that doesn’t fit your passion, but you can’t just leave, starting a business on the side is a great option to begin with.
Starting a business outside your 9-5 job gives your passion and purpose a creative outlet with a good potential to grow. This allows you to pay the bills AND work on something that motivates and inspires you.
Spend 40 hours a week at work and another 20 on your passion project. If you can’t commit at least 20 hours a week to do what you love, you probably won’t succeed in the long run.
Once your side business takes off — which means the income from your business totally replaces your income from your job — then (and only then) should you leave your current job to make your business your full-time occupation.
3. Work With Or For A Company That Aligns With Your Passion & Purpose
If you are working for a company, make sure you fully understand and align with their vision or mission.
The more you align with their vision, the more committed you will be, which can lead to more income, promotions, and opportunities.
Figure out how your passion and purpose fits into their vision and what your future might look like in the next 3-5 years.
You don’t have to work there forever but make sure it’s an organization that fulfills YOU and gives you an opportunity to grow and monetizes your passions and skill-set.
If your current company doesn’t align with your passion and purpose, research other companies, reach out to others in your network, attend local events, and used LinkedIn to widen your options. There’s a very good chance you’ll find many companies that do!
Life is short — don’t waste it doing something you don’t love!
It’s time to stop choosing between your happiness and your income — start choosing BOTH.
Sure you can be “happy” settling for a job or working just for the money. But that type of happiness comes and goes.
If you love and care about what you do, not only will you find lasting happiness, success AND wealth — you’ll enjoy the journey as much as the destination.
Take the time to go through these steps, explore your possibilities and see what fits — it’s NEVER too late to start.
And if you are ready to get started — or you’re feeling stuck — one of the best things you can do for yourself right now is to save a seat on my upcoming FREE web class (airing July 16th- 22nd) called:
On this 90-minute web class, I’ll reveal my 3-part formula to get rich doing what you love: combining money with meaning and success with fulfillment — truly the BEST of both worlds!
- The #1 problem most people have when choosing a business or career that leaves them with no passion, no meaning and a lot of frustration
- A simple strategy to find a business or career that you will not only succeed with financially but will also make you truly happy and fulfilled
- Why looking for the hottest new businesses and an upcoming trend is most likely hurting you vs. helping you succeed
- Why a lot of people have followed their passion, but are still broke and how you can avoid making the same mistake
- And much, MUCH more!
Click here to save your free spot or select a date and time that works best for you!
So, now it’s your turn! Have you truly found your passion yet in life? Do you feel you’re living your life’s purpose? Have you been able to turn your passion and purpose into profits in one way or another? Please share your thoughts and experiences with our community… your feedback is very valuable!
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