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Nothing Compares to the Power of Passion in Business

I love the word- passion.  It has a way of lifting your spirits and strengthening your resolve.

Merriam-Webster defines it as-

a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something.

I use it quite a bit in my business.  I make sure that I put passion into the services and products I create.  I try to reflect my passion in my actions and words throughout my entire business makeup.  I want my customers to know I care about them through my customer service, videos, blog posts,  Facebook posts and my products.

But what do you do when you feel your passion slipping away? Disappointment comes and passion disappears when we are stressed, beaten down and exhausted.

When you are at this point it is important to dive deep into your feelings. When passion leaves your business not only does it leave you feeling dry and washed up, but it is true what they say "money follows passion".  Your business and life will start to suffer.  Balance in both areas of your life can't be achieved. When you do something that you are truly passionate about success starts to follow.

Much of your frustration (I would say about 80%) comes from doing tasks that you are not wired to do consistently.  See, loss of passion comes from not being able to move freely in your strengths.  You fall into a position where you are doing work that sucks your ambition and energy dry.  It leaves you tired and unable to finish your other tasks especially the ones you love to do.

You are instinctually and uniquely wired. This unique way is woven into your DNA.  You can't change it, manipulate or run from it. The wonderful way that you are wired is the way you move through your passion. Ignoring your strengths and how you are instinctually wired will suck your passion dry.

I want to help you discover what is interfering with your passion.  These questions will help you uncover the obstacle that is stealing your success.  Here are a list of questions to help uncover the obstacles.

  • What drew you to your business?  Some people are drawn to their business because they love creating things, they want to work their own hours, meet with customers and develop the many ideas they have.  Let's go back to your original vision and what you loved about it.  That will give you an idea of what you should be doing on a daily basis. Did you dream about setting up your booth or making the best soap or candles?  That initial thought helps expose how you are wired.
  • What are you doing in your business now? Are you still able to man those tasks that drew you to your business in the first place or are you doing it all?  It might be time to delegate the tasks that drive you insane.  At first you might be thinking that you can't afford to hire.  Trust me, I felt that way also.  That way of thinking is the exact reason why my business wasn't growing.  I was capping it's potential, thinking I could handle it all. It only lead me to exhaustion.  One of the greatest blessings of my business is that I could hire someone to help me out.  It was a huge step for me.  It was a huge milestone  when my business could start hiring help.
  • How do you structure your day?  Is it structured where you start doing tasks that you love to do or are you starting with the tasks that suck your energy?  I used to structure my day by getting done all the items that I didn't like.  I didn't realize this was taking my energy.  It left me tired and drained for the rest of the day.  You have to structure your day doing the things you love first.  When you wake up in the morning, what do you want to do first that brings the most happiness?  Trust your gut.  Your gut instincts show you how you like to work.
  • What do you do when you can't pour that last candle or soap, write the next blog post, or think of you next brilliant idea?  You feel so depleted out of that energy that you keep pushing through, but you're only spinning your wheels. It's time to take a breather.  You have got to rejuvenate the energy you've lost.  Move onto a different task that calls for you to work with a different energy.  Here is an example, if you have poured candles all day, maybe it's time to write a blog post or do some research. Each task asks a different kind of energy from you.  Using each efficiently will allow you to work your day more focused and with excitement.

It's important that you protect your passion.  Your customers feel that you really care because your actions and creations show it.

Where are you at in your business?  What areas are holding you back?

With Love,





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5 Tips to Keep You Motivated In Your Business

It is easy to keep doing what you are doing.  It is hard to make the changes necessary that will bring long lasting success.

Does your business look exactly the way to pictured it?  Or are you feeling burnt out, cluttered, losing your vision?

It's time to claim back your life, your vision and passion because the other path will lead to utter exhaustion.

I think we can all admit we have been there a time or two.  But this time you can't afford to have it creep up on your dreams.

Are you still able to wake up every morning excited about the opportunities your business will bring?

I understand if you are running a household or family then excitement may slip away.  Even then you still contain excitement for your business.

This is your turning point.  

How do you bring excitement back into your business?  How do you give it a breath of fresh air?

I am going to share with you 5 tips that have helped me:

  1. Journaling- Yes, journaling. "What do you journal about?" you may ask.  I would write about anything and everything.  Things that are going well or not.  Things that are working well or not.  I write my thoughts, feelings, fears, and also my ideas. If you prefer audio, you can record your ideas and thoughts on your smartphone.  It works great especially when I am out on my daily jog.
  2. Vacation-  I admit, I do not take many vacation days like I should. But I have made it a point to schedule it in.  Your vacation could be a nice week long stay on the warm beach or simply a staycation.  It doesn't have to be fancy.  The point is to take a needed break from business and unwind.  This helps your mind and soul re-energize.  These breaks should be scheduled into your planner.  Don't wait until you have reached the tipping point.
  3. Change up your daily routine- Don't get me wrong.  Routines are wonderful when they are keeping you on track and productive.  Sometimes it helps spark creativity by getting out of that routine by simply changing the space where you work.  Maybe waking up early to start your day with a nice breakfast, exercise and devotions.
  4. Masterminds- These are sessions where you join with people of similar passions and help each other device plans.  You can either find a group or one person that helps you generate ideas and holds you accountable.  I have both and they work so well.  It is refreshing to receive feedback from another party.  It's also so much fun to brainstorm with others who have the same passion for business.  You can learn more about your business and yourself by having others help you out.
  5. Hiring a coach- It took me awhile to find the right one, but when I did the waters parted.  I received so much clarity that I was very excited to dive head first into business.  I explored my strengths and outsourced my weaknesses.  I started making wiser decisions not based on what I didn't want to do, but based on treating my customers well.  Because of outsourcing certain tasks that drained my energy, I could focus on what I loved to do.  That strengthen my passion and joy.

Don't get me wrong.  You can run your business wearing all the necessary hats, but it will only be for a short time.  Eventually you will lose your excitement for your business.

Create your business prepared for the long haul by putting the right tools in place so you can build your business according to your vision.

Starting your own business and being an entrepreneur is a beautiful journey.  It's a journey where you will learn so much about yourself.

I encourage you to take control and making your business work for you.

To Your Success,



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