5 Reasons To Focus On Skills Over Passion

Catch phrases online like "follow your heart, or passion and make money" however well intended, can be misleading. Passion alone does not make for a successful business.

Even if you know in your heart and soul you have something really special to offer, making it into something to sell is a deep process. 

What compels people to buy ultimately comes down to whether or not you can convince them you're the perfect solution they've been looking for to help solve their problem.

Spending money is EMOTIONAL. Can you relate?

Whether it's eco-friendly laundry soap or buying a car when we spend money, emotion is a factor in our decision making.

So, when you're thinking about starting or growing a business, knowing your natural SKILLS is equally if not more important to your passion and here's why.

-Your skills are likely something you have extensive experienced doing.

-There's measurable evidence of your achievements and/or success with...

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Mindset Power

Mindset is important to everyday life and like learning to cook, paint or an alternative healing art, requires practice. To become part of our daily life, we actually have to consciously apply the tools behind it.

Let's break it down:

What is Mindset?
-voice inside your head
-things we tell ourselves
-critic self-talk
-perspective

 

Why is Mindset important?
-it informs our emotions, behavior and energy
-how we think about ourselves is what we project
-how we think informs our actions and decisions
-our actions and decisions directly relate to goals and outcome

 

What is Right Mindset?
-Right mindset is the ability to have negative thoughts and quickly
reset or reconfigure them into useful, positive, productive state-of-mind.
-It’s about taking the emotion out of the equation for Objective reasoning. Without negating how you FEEL!
-having the intention to find solutions rather than worry
-trusting in yourself to tackle challenges rather than allow them to hold you...

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Are You Expert Enough?

If you've ever had too many ideas stop you from taking action, I can relate and wrote this for you! It's not an abundance of ideas that prevents us from taking action, though. It's actually OVER-THINKING that prevents us from taking action. Over-thinking causes confusion and because, you're so smart you have an abundance of ideas, why not start with ONE idea and cut yourself some slack! 

We tend to get in our own way, second guessing our value, how and what we can help people with. 

Wouldn't it be great if you could complete ONE thing instead of chipping away at a dozen unfinished projects? It took me FOREVER to finally let go of my super-midlife+-mom-bizpreneur cape for something more basic that keeps my spirits high, my health in tact and my business strategy in tact. And I forgive myself for the time I lost I'll never get back! 

What's true is that you're already 'Expert' Enough to create valuable content!

Think of it this way — You know and have...

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