Doing what you love is great. But, if you’re in business, you want to know that you’re making a profit from it. Steve Pavlina says it best in 10 Business Lessons from a Snarky Entrepreneur:
"Do what you love, but be damned sure it’s profitable."
If you’re going to be in business, you need to be sure that there’s money in what you’re doing. Sure, you don’t want to bang your head against a wall by doing something you dislike. But there’s no point doing something you love if you can’t make a good living from it. That’s because most of us really love having food, clothing, shelter, security, self esteem and other important needs.
I love consulting, but I don’t love everything about consulting. There are some projects that I merely like. However, I *love* being able to enjoy the freedoms of having a good income. I wouldn’t throw myself into work I hated, but I don’t mind making good money for doing things I just like. In the end, I love the freedom that work delivers.
If you’re having a hard time figuring out what you can do for profit, consider doing a personal inventory to help fidentify your passions, interests and talents.
"Doing what you love for profit" from Become a Consultant at ConsultantJournal.com.