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3 Ways To Determine Your Dream Business

We all have dreams and ambitions for our lives. I highly doubt anyone walking this earth does not have something they want to achieve. Some want to win the lottery, meet their spouse, or become a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, but you however, have the dream of running your own business. Your dream matters, it should not turn into a story of regret or be put on the back burner. It should be something you are actively pursuing daily – not once every blue moon.

Write Your Dreams Down

In the book, Write It Down, Make It Happen, the author talks about the importance of putting pen to paper. In this digital age, it’s very rare that people actually write stuff down. Once I started putting the simple principle of writing things down into practice, it’s when my life changed. After I wrote it down, I would proceed to edit it. Was this something I really want to pursue I would ask myself. Remember time is something you can not get back, so make sure your heart is in it. Joel Osteen always says come boldly before the throne and remind God of his promises. Telling you to write verse next to the dream serves as a great reminder. After I wrote it down, I typed everything up. Print copies for my wallet and office board.

Separate Your Passions From It Might Be Lucrative Thoughts

Working with one of my mentors has helped me to see the importance of doing something you are passionate about, rather than doing something that you believe can make you really rich. Even Blake of Toms Shoes believes in Starting Something That Matters. I’ve stated numerous times before — it’s when I let go of the making money part and did things that made me happy is when I saw my revenue grow tremendously. Money started chasing me instead of me chasing it. What are you passionate about? The cliche questions is: “What would you do for the rest of your life if you did not have to worry about money?” Now don’t get lazy and stay in bed all day. What would you really do? Where does your mind wonder? What makes your heart skip a beat? I am very passionate about educating women who want to launch a business or gain control of their business that may be spiraling out of control.

Seek Guidance From Your Close Friends & Family

If you do not know what you are really good at, ask your friends and family. Send them a list of questions that help uncover what you can turn into a business. When its time to plan a party does your phone ring off the hook? Maybe you are destine to be an event planner. Does everyone rave about your desserts that have changed their minds about pineapple upside down cake? You might just be a baker. Your friends and family see you in a different light. You are judging every aspect of your life, second guessing to be exact. They are seeing your brilliance. Include them in your quest.

Stepping out to the unknown can be rather hard. Every expert was once a novice — something you should keep in mind. How are you going to find your passions? If you launched your business how did you land on your dream business?

Photography image by Mazzali; imaged sourced by Flickr Creative Commons

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