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Step 1: Passion
Discover your passion and unlock your potential.
The first step in order to turn your passion into a source of income is to discover your passion. It might be kind of a shock to you but most people do not actually know their passion.
We have had people coming to us and telling us that their passion is sleeping and ask us, can you help me turn sleeping into a source of income. Our answer was simply this; find another passion or interest or hobby that we can turn into a source of income. If we can get it online, than you can definitely make money from sleeping! Think about it. Through the internet whatever business you do is available all around the world 24 hours a day.
In short you can make money while you sleep!
Today we are doing the things that we love to do and we are making our money from it. Our passion is helping people and from our passion we started our own business which is REAL Leaders which is a company focusing on grooming young people to become leaders. You can check it out at www.realleaders.net . It all started from our passion.
We also have a passion for organizing events; hence we organized the biggest and largest undergraduate event in
which is the REAL Undergraduate Conference which was first held in 2008. Malaysia
Please visit www.RealUndergradConference.com
The event was a huge success. We plan to have the event annually and we have succeeded in organizing the second one in 2009. We cannot wait for the next one. At the same time we are now looking at organizing other events as well.
Our other passion includes going on holidays. And from this passion we have managed to setup another business model which is to promote our very own island lake eco-lodge which is located at Tasik Temenggor in
have managed to turn our passion for this place into a source of income through
our website at www.temenggor.com
And of course today, our very own program passion2income is a source of income for us. All this came from our passion. In fact through P2I we got our team of passionpreneurs that became part of our team.
Today we are excited as we have the opportunity to also help others to make money from their passion! It is something that we love to do and we strongly feel that a lot of people out there if given the chance would love to have the opportunity to turn their passion into a source of income.
Today we are living proof that our system works! We have turned our many passions in life into multiple sources of income and we love what we do.
We are just ordinary people. We followed the ordinary path – went to school, went to university, got a job, started a family but we always had a dream to have a great life!
‘If you can dream it, you can do it.’
Passion2Income (P2I) provided us the opportunity to achieve our dreams; if we can do it so can you!
Today with technology, anything is possible. And we truly believe that any passion can be turned into a source of income. The challenge now is to discover your passion.
Let’s get started.
Discover Your Passion. In simple definition, passion is something that you are 100% obsessed into! And, you are willing to do without getting paid! What is your passion?
Amirul’s passion is that he loves to talk, inspire and motivate people. He discovered this passion while we were building our direct selling business a few years back. Before that, we never realized that he had a passion for public speaking. In fact he could not even speak in public!
So, if you do not know your passion or if you are not sure than do not worry, it will come out because it is part of you. The following exercise is designed to help you figure it out.
QUESTIONS ARE THE ANSWERS
1. What can you talk about passionately all day without getting bored or tired of it?
LIST all of it down. Again LIST it down, don’t just think about it. Get a pen and a piece of paper and start writing.
2. Which passion would you love to have as an income source?
Go through your list and pick out the passion that is the most appealing to you and it is something that you would love to make some money from it.
3. If you were GETTING paid, will you talk more, same or less about your passion?
Now, we need to check how passionate you are about your passion. Imagine that you are paid to do what you chose in question 2 above; will you talk more about it? Or less?
If you feel that you will be more excited and will definitely talk more about it than proceed to the next question.
If not, you need to check on another passion, interest or hobby as obviously the one you chose is not something that you are really PASSIONATE about.
This is very important, we remembered one time we were participating in an event and we had setup a booth to promote our various products and services. A guy came over to check out our booth. He started asking questions about our business. We told him that we were into training and development. That caught his attention and he started to talk about how he is also involved in training.
We could see that he was really passionate as he spoke at great length regarding his interest. Later we knew for sure that it was definitely his passion as he came back two more times to share more of his ideas!
So ask yourself. What are you passionate about?
4. If you were NOT GETTING paid, will you talk more, same or less about your passion?
Now with the same passion, how would you react if you were not paid to do it? Will you still talk more about it? Do more of it? This is where we do the check and balance as we really want to be sure that this is something that you really love to do regardless if you are paid or not.
For example, Amirul can talk, inspire and motivate for hours without getting paid. It is his passion.
5. If tough times come, will you still talk about your passion? (Yes/No).
Will you stand by what you love? This matter is something that we want to address as in turning a passion, interest or hobby into a source of income you need to persevere.
There will be challenges and there will be days that make you want to quit!
6. Will you stay up all night or wake up early in the morning for your passion? (Yes/No).
Are you passionate enough such that it will drive you to burn the midnight oil and get up as early as possible to get things done? Think about it.
Your passion must be something that can drive and motivate you to take action even when you are not in the mood.
7. Will you invest your time, money and energy to make your passion into a source of income? (Yes/No).
What are you willing to invest and sacrifice to make your dreams a reality? You look at all the successful people; first and foremost they are passionate about what they are doing. Secondly they put in the sacrifice. You look at the time they spend to train and learn the discipline and the focus to get to where they want to be.
Some simple examples would be athletes and sports figures. People look at an Olympic goal medalist and they admire their achievement and they wish that they could become them. People often tend to forget the process to get there; the training, the discipline, the commitments and the sacrifices that they had to put in to achieve success.
Are you ready? As they say, no pain no gain.
If yes, how many hours a day, how much money and energy are you willing to invest?
How far are you willing to go? Are you willing to go back and study your passion? Are you willing to invest your time and money? How much?
If you look at sports people, they have a dream job. Better yet they are actually doing what they love and getting paid for it. We often hear athletes earning huge paychecks just for playing soccer, football, basketball and etc. In fact some of the riches people on the planet are sports people. Names like Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, David Beckham and the list goes on and on.
But what people always fail to identify is that these people are passionate about what they do and they have invested nearly their whole life for their passion. Read their autobiographies than you will understand the sacrifice and the investment they had to put in to make their dream a reality.
The question is how far are you willing to go for your dreams?
By now, you should have a firm idea what you are passionate about and what will drive you to move forward.
Do the PassionPreneur TASK to explore your passion further.
‘What builds wealth isn’t fear, but passion!’
Robert T. Kiyosaki
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