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TURNING YOUR PASSION INTO MONEY

Sometimes it’s difficult for me to make good money. It’s not that I can’t it’s just that some weeks I let my subjective musings run amok and I go from one passion to the next. I’m that kind of girl. I’ve probably got too much of those things that drive me to excitement right now. And, ironically, because it’s my life, its survival too, when you think about it, I’m always scheming how to make some more money in the next month on what I’m doing this week. It drives me batty sometimes. But when I’ve got it together in my mind, all things go quite smoothly.

Last week, it was plates of snacks and savouries for anniversaries and such. This weekend it’s a karaoke competition or two. Cover charges to be paid and enough money made to put together a grand first prize. Next week, who knows what’s next. It mind sound like I haven’t got a clue what I’m doing but just remember this girls, I’ve been doing my own entrepreneurial things a lot longer than you have. I wouldn’t advise this to you, but I seem to thrive on chaos, except, of course, when I seem to enter a dry spell emotionally and lose my money focus.

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If I had to be perfectly honest with you, I suppose I’d have to say that parties and entertainment are my biggest passions. Yep, that’s me, I’m a party girl. I’m a bad girl and I go everywhere. Well not quite, not these days anyway. I’m a responsible mother of three big boys and a hopeless husband. They’re all grown men by now and here I am, still playing mother and housemaid to the lot of them, even though the two oldest boys are out of the house. So, that being said, I still go partying to relieve my tensions of the day.

I’m what they call a mature woman. But I’m a responsible woman. When I go out at night, I party responsibly, hell, I end up mothering some of the girls that I hang out with. Oh well, a mother’s work is never done. Be that as it may, most of my time spent out is spent working anyhow, organizing and making sure everything clicks into gear for the night. It’s good to be busy. It does keep your mind off of other distracting things that may unnecessarily cause you some stress. You might be wondering, now where is all this leading to.

I was coming to that. Glad you asked. All along, from the very first line, I like to think I was motivating you to follow your dreams, no matter how modest it may seem to others. Who cares what others think anyhow. I was seeking inspiration for myself too. Doing that, talking about the things that give you pleasure in life, the simple things really, can be quite uplifting for others who seem to be so down-spirited, not knowing what to do with themselves. The times we live in, the way things are nowadays, also calls for some inventiveness.

If you’re still thinking of a plan of action to put your passions in life to test in the entrepreneurial world, keep at it. Keep going. Don’t stop what you’re doing. There’s no such thing as a bad plan, particularly when you’re working on something that you know like the back of your hand. You might be into pottery or clay-making. I bet most folks in your neighbourhood wouldn’t know how. You’re onto something. No-one else is doing it, so hit the ground running while you can. Don’t take your eyes off the wheel mind you.

Don’t spend too much time thinking about this grand plan of yours. Because the longer you do, there may come a time when you start asking yourself too many questions, too many ‘what ifs’. You start to procrastinate. Great writers do that. Not great entrepreneurs. They get a move on. It does take years to produce a masterpiece. The processes of doing so, as you may well gather, are quite different for great writers and great entrepreneurs. Don’t spend too much time thinking of your grand plan to make a profit from your divine hobby of creating beautiful pots and sculptures because soon someone else from around the corner will have started this up already.

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A golden opportunity was missed. And don’t let others steal your ideas. Remember, these are your ideas and nobody else’s. You created a masterpiece, so it’s your job to see it to its conclusion. If someone else snatches it from you, well, they may take a profit from it, but it may never be the creation that the world deserves to see and experience. Great writers guard their story ideas jealously. Great entrepreneurs do the same. Great entrepreneurs also make mistakes. Don’t lose heart when this happens to you. Simply lift yourself up off of the ground and pick up from where you left off.

Wow, I’m inspired. Surely you must be too, by now. For more inspiration, let’s close this post by mentioning three of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs, all men, I’m afraid to say. Sir Richard Branson it was who made those famous remarks on making mistakes. So you know it’s not coming from me. Bill Gates is one of the world’s wealthiest men. Of course, he didn’t get there overnight. It did take years of scheming and innovation. The story goes that he stole many of the great and late Steve Job’s brilliant entrepreneurial ideas.

Let’s assume for a moment that this is all true, the rivalry between the two of them certainly was, and I think Mr Jobs has had a good last laugh. Because, really, at the end of the day a lot of what he said and did has been emulated by thousands of young entrepreneurs across the world, men and women, and look where they are today.

Chrissy