In my discussion with Ashley Majeski from The Ashley’s Reality Roundup, she explained how she first started writing about reality television and how much she enjoyed it. She received encouragement from her family and friends, who loved her writing and suggested she do more of it. She saw that as an opportunity to start her business. She needed to develop a business mind.
Sometimes, doing what you love is not enough. Sometimes, you have to apply business principles to the things you love in order to turn your passion into a career. I love being an entrepreneur because figuring out ways to build a better business, ultimately gives me the opportunity to help more people. If you find yourself doing something you love, but you haven’t made a career out of it, you might need help to develop a business mind.
My wife, Cindy is very talented artistically. She creates great pieces of artwork and truly enjoys the process of creating new art, but she can never do something she loves as often as she would want because she needs to focus on paying the bills. But, if she would develop a business mind, she could do the thing she loves must and have a happy, fulfilling career.
A good friend of mine, Richie absolutely loves music. I’ve never seen someone more passionate about a topic. He even created a CD for a friend of mine for his bachelor party where the entire CD was personalized for his friend. To do something like that . . . you have to love music. He’s also extremely talented, but he hasn’t figured out a way to turn his passion into a career. He is working on it though which I give him props for. He just needs help developing his business mind.
Even if you do something you don’t love, but you’re good at, you can still create passive income from it. My sister Lacey is very talented when it comes to website design, but early on she discovered that she didn’t enjoy it very much. It was great that she discovered website design was not the career for her, but she still could have made more money from her unique website design skill. She could have hired staff and trained them on website design skills and referred business their way, since people have come to respect her website design skills.
My Dad, Larry Welborn is the epitome of success. In junior high school he knew he wanted to become a journalist and worked to get himself involved in a career he loved. For 43 years my Dad worked for the Orange County Register and most of his time was spent in the courthouse as the court reporter for the Register. He loved his job and was great at it. He developed a business mind early on by connecting with the right people who could help him get the career of his dreams. Once he found himself in his career he also began helping others who shared his same passion.
I found something I love to do with Welborn Media. Helping small business owners get more business through social media is the most rewarding thing I feel I could be doing with my time. So many opportunities have come about because I developed my business mind to work to sell my goods and services so that I can grow my business and help more businesses thrives. But, it hasn’t been easy. Once I began to develop a business mind I really started to evolve as a business and it’s growing. Even though my business mind isn’t fully developed, I’m working on it every day to try and develop new business and create more opportunities to help others.
Ashley figured out how to make money from something she loved. She knew she couldn’t just keep writing for the fun of it, so she developed her business mind and created opportunities for herself to make a living from her writing. The happiest and most successful entrepreneurs are those who have figured out how to make money from the things they love to do most. Our economic system is geared to give us the opportunity to help people with our passions.
Develop a business mind in order to make a difference.