It's no secret that I love social media. I love connecting with people, building communities, and seeing what everyone is doing. Even more, I love educating others about social media. The moment I see that someone "gets it," it all becomes clear to me and I am incredibly delighted I chose this path.
Some have busted my chops about starting a social media business, claiming I am jumping on the social media bandwagon. It's hurtful, but I know the truth. My intent is pure. I truly love what I do and it shows in the continued drive I have for this business. I do believe there are people looking to capitalize on the business opportunity in social media, and some of these people have nothing more than dollar signs in their eyes. However, I think most of these people will quickly realize they are not cut out for a job in this field - it's not just "easy money."
If you are going to be a business owner, you absolutely must be passionate about what you are doing. It's no easy feat to own a business, so it's important that you're doing something you love. It will help you on the days you're feeling sub-par.
It takes courage to admit you're not doing what you love and it takes even more courage to make the commitment to pursue your passion on a leap of faith. I regularly encounter people who are miserable or feel stuck in their life. It's not easy to leave your comfort zone and attempt to change your circumstances. I respect people that take this risk and are on their journey. Keep following your path to happiness. It will likely take time and effort, but I truly believe we can pursue anything we put our minds to. You have to take action, work hard, and never give up.
I am happy that I decided to pursue my passion. Granted, not all days are a walk in the park, but I will never go back. Most days are simply amazing. I look forward to my work and I get excited about it.
What are you passionate about? I mean really, truly full- throttle, skip-in-your step passionate about?