Being passionate about your job is NOT optional
Almost everyone I know tells me I am crazy. I am stupid. I am not thinking clearly. After years of selling real estate and investing, I decided not to keep my real estate license any longer. People want to know how I can give up all that potential income. How can I be “misguided” enough to start over?
The truth is, I learned an important lesson. Just because you are good at something does not mean that is what you are meant to do. I chose real estate because it had some of the biggest profit potential. And I did well. My question is…
What was the true cost of chasing after money?
At first, real estate was my passion. I excelled. Later on though, I began to realize I had gotten off course, and was actually missing out on my real passions. For most people, it is hard to keep going with something that just doesn’t interest you any more.
What is my real passion?
I like teaching and consulting, and still really enjoy helping others build their own successful real estate businesses. That has replaced much of my old real estate income already. I enjoy being outdoors and working out. I have a new business plan based around that. Will I make the same kind of money I was making? Probably not for awhile. Can I adjust my lifestyle and get excited about waking up every day to accomplish my goals? YES!
What is your passion?
Instead of looking for ways to make money, look for things that truly inspire you. Things you will do even if you don’t get paid. I like to explore new hiking trails in my local area. Can I turn that into a business where I take other people to these places? Of course. And built correctly, it could be a very profitable business if I choose to take it there. Or, I could make enough money to live, and still enjoy my job every day. The point is, it is your choice. Why not do what you love, and figure out how to pay the bills from it? Life is not about chasing after money while losing your freedom at the same time. Ask yourself what you love to do. Then do it. Never give up, and you will make it work.