Consider what comes naturally to you.
What comes easy to you? You don’t have to make a career out of everything you do well, but it’s always good to explore more about your natural talents. For example, after I sold my second business, I had a really great idea for a bakery. So, I started to write the business plan and shop potential sites.
I loved baking and decided to work on my craft. I took classes with some of the pros in town. As I got more submerged into this world, I discovered it didn’t really interest me. As much as I loved baking and creating at home, I didn’t want to make a living doing it. So, I put that idea to bed, and found other things that make me incredibly happy. And I make a living doing them!
Don’t get discouraged. Re-connect, listen, and start taking note of things are important to you. You will be amazed at what you will discover about yourself, and what life can really be about.
When you’re ready to take the next step, research how others are making a living that is tied to their passions. Join local networking events, take an online course, and take those first steps to learn how you can build a business around your passion.
This article has been edited and condensed.
Erin Smith started her entrepreneur journey over 13 years ago when she started investing in real estate across the country. Since then she has started several other businesses in various industries and sold them. Her latest venture is The Starters Club, a place to learn business fundamentals, and get whatever business you dream of building, off the ground and making you money. She is also a podcast host, speaker, and best selling author. Connect with @thestartersclub on Twitter.
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