Wow, April and May were two very busy months and had I known just how much fun and enjoyable it would be working for myself I would have done so years ago!
Two months of steady teaching and conducting Social Media Marketing and Blogging workshops has added fuel to the fire! I am finally turning my passion into a profit and loving every minute of it.
Teaching along with doing some amazing product reviews for Verizon Wireless and Mitsubishi has really motivated me to continue building and growing ABlake Enterprises and I encourage anyone, regardless of their age to pursue their passion.
Do you have a skill or an passion project that you wish to share, then I encourage you to start out volunteering to promote and brand yourself. The experience of volunteering at local libraries, community centers, churches and other local venues has enabled me to turn my talents of teaching into a second career as an Encore Entrepreneur.
Turning a “Passion into Profit” is more than a catch phrase because in today’s world it has become less of a pipe dream and more of a reality for many. The days of working for someone else for 30-40 years is no longer the norm, leaving that company with a Gold Watch and a pension is no longer a reality for most. Resource actions, layoffs and company closures are much more common and it’s never “personal” it’s alway “just business”.
As an Encore Entrepreneur who recently left the corporate world to become a full time business owner, I must admit that is has been exhilarating, exciting and enjoyable and thanks to the motivation of family, friends and even listening to motivational speakers such as Les Brown, Gary Vaynerchuk and Jim Rohn, makes my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner.
Others such as Chrissy Weems also understands the importance of listening to and reading motivational materials to stay focused and strong in the pursuit of turning a passion into a profit.
So if you to have been thinking about turning your passion into a profit, I suggest you find a mentor at SBA, SCORE or some other small business association or simply start out by attending the many free offerings at your local library, community centers or sign up for a Continuing Education course at your local Community Colleges or Universities.
Don’t let age, location or any other external factor stop you from pursuing your passion because life it too short and you know what, you are good at what you do, so why not share your experience or expertise with others?
To learn more about ABlake Enterprises, please head over to my website and if you are looking to learn how to Build Your Brand with a blog, sign up for the next workshops at DelTech Community College starting up again in the fall.
Let’s Chat > Have you turned your passion into a profit and if so, what advice can you give to others who may be wanting to do the same?