Growing up and growing old, friends, teachers, parents, and elders have insisted on the same regurgitations they were brainwashed to believe…
The limiting idea that it’s impossible to be profitable and successful when you’re living a life of purpose and passion.
That the ‘safe’ plan for a successful future of high earnings is to find a J.O.B. and have a career, or stick with a secure profession.
Multimillionaire and Bestselling Author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Eker spent two decades of his life finding evidence to the contrary.
The result of the profit he continues to generate by living a life of purpose and passion is the proof you need to realize that what might have worked for others before, is no longer relevant.
Another mentality supporting mass-mediocrity is the notion that you have to keep working hard to continue taking care of all your ‘responsibilities’ and if lady luck favors you, you’ll get rich…
No doubt you’ve heard these all before but here’s the truth…
Those limiting beliefs are all lies!
Harv knows firsthand, how aligning your dreams with your financial goals will fuel your happiness and explode your financial goals.
After all, he did it in 2.5 years.
So what are you waiting for?
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.
And to be clear, if you want to continue living within the boundaries put in place by people who fear living life with purpose and passion by surrendering their security into someone else’s hands, be my guest and on your merry way.
But if you’re ready to take ownership of your life, fulfillment, happiness, success and wealth, then you’re in the right place to learn how to develop a millionaire mindset that has worked for millions across the world.
Harv is of the opinion that there is only one way to achieve success and wealth.
This way is to live life with purpose by following your passions.
Take a long deep look within yourself and consider what you’re doing with your life at this moment.
Are you truly happy with where you’re at and what you’re doing?
Are you fulfilled at the end of each day by your career, job or business?
If not, then what you’re doing is likely not a good fit for you as an individual.
Imagine you’re wearing a shoe that’s 2 sizes too small, for 9-10 hours, e v e r y day, for the rest of your natural life…
How much fun and productivity will you derive from that?
Would it surprise you to know that that’s exactly how the majority of people go about their businesses, careers and jobs daily?
That’s frickin’ tragic!
Hence why the focus of this post centers around debunking the 5 most debilitating yet common myths so you can choose to ignore what you’ve been taught, and start living a life of purpose, passion and very healthy profits while doing what you actually love.
Are you in?
Then let’s go!
In short… this is one of the biggest lies people believe.
Nobody nowhere can tell you what you’re passionate about, nor how to live a life that is uniquely fulfilling to you.
You’re already passionate about something, even if you’re not yet consciously aware of it.
For someone like Harv, it was fitness and health.
Once he realized he wanted to help people improve their wellness and lifestyles from dying to dynamic for higher energy and optimal performance, everything else became crystal clear.
Although for you, what you’re passionate about may be completely different.
You may be drawn to a different industry, or you could be noticing a recurring theme emerging in something you’re interested in and it could even be a cause you care deeply about.
Your passion isn’t external to who you are, you will only find it within yourself.
When you look inward, you’ll discover what drives your daily life with excitement.
All you need to do is unearth it, and bring it to the fore.
If you don’t know what your passion in life is yet, you’re in the right place to learn how to figure out what motivates you and how to turn that passion into profits.
The only way to succeed and become wealthy is to follow your passions, and use them to live out your life’s real purpose.
The majority of us grew up being taught that you won’t be successful if you can’t get a degree in your “interest” or your hobby.
Perhaps this “conventional wisdom” worked in the past for some — but too many people simply ended up staying stuck in businesses, jobs, and careers they couldn’t bear!
Does this sound familiar?
In this day and age however, technology and the internet are part of what have helped create excellent opportunities for wealth creation in doing what you love.
There exists an array of online businesses and websites that, some years ago, were not yet possible.
And they exist, because its easier to find niche communities as well as monetize those interests you already favor, via the internet.
Bear in mind that not all passions can be monetized as the demand might not be high enough or they may be too specialized.
Therefore in such cases, it is recommended to find mentors, people who have already done what you intend to do.
Find out their success rates to see if what you’re interested in could generate wealth for you.
And if they succeeded, model their actions..
If you’re uncertain whether or not your passion can earn you a great income, don’t be discouraged.
It simply means that there’s a need to identify which of your other passions and sub-passions may present as lucrative opportunities.
Passions can be easily turned into businesses by monetizing them within niche communities. The best opportunity ever to create wealth is doing what we love.
It’s a common misconception that you can have only one overarching passion in life.
Don't limit yourself and don't believe it.
Imagine applying that same kind of thinking to other areas in life – does it make sense saying to someone who likes chocolate ice cream, that they may never ever again have any other desserts?
Of course not!
Instead, see life more as a dessert tray:
You have before you, a wide variety of passions to select from and some might be related to ones you already know you’re interested in.
Many of the broader passions we have, also have “sub-passions” embedded within them, resulting in an abundance of opportunities for you.
An interest in wellness and health is a good example.
Within this niche, you have the options of nutrition, supplements, fitness and a range of other sub-categories.
So if one passion or interest isn’t showing potential as a monetizable business, you can still live your dream if you’re willing to recharge, reroute your focus and detour onto your next passion for possibilities.
If you really want to do something, you'll find a way and if you really don't want to do something, you'll also find a way.
There's no pressure, only a choice and if you're reading this, you're likely someone who's already, perhaps even sub-consciously, made the choice to pursue a fulfilling life.
The world is hungry for solutions, integrity, and sustainability in all forms, so if you have something to offer that could mutually benefit a situation you care about, you're realizing what you need to do.
You can have many passions. If your passion isn’t serving you, just shift your focus and move on to your next passion. A lot of the broad passions people have can also have “sub-passions” hidden within them, leaving you with an abundance of opportunity.
Don’t think that running a business is easy simply because you’re doing something you love doing and care about!
The reality is that, starting up can take up an incredible amount of energy and time.
You will run into so many different tasks on a daily basis and many of those won’t be things you love doing.
So to believe that you’ll never have tough days, or your work will never feel like work ever again is a far stretch.
Being motivated to achieve your goals while doing what you find fulfilling and meaningful makes it way easier to push through those tedious and unsatisfying tasks.
And like every other area in your life, you’ll have highlights and lowlights in whichever business you start.
However, you’ll reduce the volume of undesirable activities you don’t love doing if you decide to start your business the ‘right way’.
Instead of going through the motions of working at a job you dread day after day, you’ll end up with more motivation, more fulfillment, more happiness and more money when the day is done.
If you’re motivated toward your goals and doing something you find meaningful and fulfilling, it’s so much easier to push yourself through the tasks you might find boring or even uncomfortable.
There’s no way that finding your passion means you can no just sit back and watch as money and success automatically start flowing in.
Like the “law of attraction”, most people seem to misunderstand this concept.
The mere desire for something, and even the constant thought about it does not magically drop opportunities onto your doorstep.
The bottomline is that nothing in the real world will ever happen without you taking action.
And even finding your passion does not guarantee that you’ll make money with it.
Once you’ve identified your passion, you can create a mission for yourself around it, and start planning steps to create your unique real-world vision and also, start building toward your envisioned success.
Now does that sound good or great?
So what must you do if you’re not yet living your purpose and passion… but want to?
If you’re not living a life of purpose and passion in a way you truly desire to, see if you fall into one of these three categories:
i - You don’t know what your purpose or passions are and you’re struggling to figure it out…
ii - You think you know your purpose or passion , but you're unsure about the path...
iii - You’ve discovered your purpose or passion, but you're not making profit from it yet...
And if you so happen to find any of these three categories applicable to your life, there’s good news…
Have a look here and see what you can do about it.
If you would like to learn how to live a life of purpose and passion, you must first know yourself, know what ignites your ever present spark and gets you up in the morning.
We all have different reasons for doing what we do, however, when those reasons are ill-informed and rooted in fear, you are not living life with purpose or passion.
When you realize you’ve been misinformed, misguided and educated in ways that don’t serve your own agenda of living with a purpose based on your passion, you can do something about it.
There are however, two parts to getting rich while doing what you love.
The first part is to have clarity on your passion and your purpose.
The second part is have a business that has the capacity to generate wealth.
Both aspects require action on your part and it might not be all smooth sailing when you start out, but the emphasis is on building the life you desire and that building requires effort and determination.
Here’s a millionaire tip for you…
Make time for doing something you enjoy, every day, even it’s just 15 minutes to do something that makes you happy as a scheduled priority.
Through nurturing this habit of doing what generates bliss for you, you’re reinforcing self-worth and getting closer to understanding what you’re passionate about.
Experiencing happiness is a great start to revealing your passions.
Are you ready to challenge what you know, and learn new ways of being so you may experience fulfillment?
Are you willing to take responsibility for your life and where it’s headed?
Then why not start your millionaire journey today so you can make a real impact in the real world while doing what you really love?
Know thy self…
Identify what you believe in, the things that are in alignment with your values and that bring you joy.
Whatever you’re interested in, invest time and money in and provides fulfillment, will indicate what your passions are.
Participate in more of those things.
Once you understand what your passion it, create a way to contribute to the enhancement of what you’re passionate about through purposeful action.
Your passion can be the reason you do something and your purpose will be your life’s work, if you’re willing to focus and commit to making it your mission.
What brings you happiness is unique to you and when you’re living your truest best version of you, the things you’re passionate about are what you’re involved in most of the time.
It could be art, numbers, engineering…whatever your flavor.
Living a life of passion simply means you know who you are and you’re expressing your utlimate humanity for the betterment of this world as your unique contribution and legacy.
When you live a life of purpose, you have deliberately created for yourself the circumstances in which to contribute favorably to all and sundry, in a way that supports your beliefs, values, mindset and passions.
Your passion will drive you and your purpose will sustain you.
Figure out your passion, take step-by-step action to fulfill the requirements needed for living out your passion and make it happen by purposefully and actively participating in daily activities to enrich what you do.