Ever thought about turning something you love into something you DO everyday?
What’s your hobby? Do you like to sew? cook? craft? help others?
Take a moment and fill in the blank. _________?
Imagine if you could wake up everyday and turn what you love to do into your
part-time career. Sounds unreal, right?
I’m here to tell you it’s 100% completely and totally IN YOUR CONTROL! Sure it sounds complicated, but here’s a simple step by step guide that will show you it’s a lot more attainable than you may think.
~Discover what your passion is. You must identify what you love to do, what keeps you awake at night with giddy excitement and makes you spring out of bed in the morning? (If your answer is nothing… don’t worry, it will take some time if you’ve never explored this!)
~Set a goal towards making this passion part of your routine. If you like to craft, decide on a unique project you’ve always wanted to try but never thought you could. For instance, say you like knitting. Set a goal to knit your family scarves for the holidays so you have plenty of time to practice and perfect the art of knitting.
~Once you’ve nailed the family gifts, think BEYOND the fam. Could you sale these to friends? Would your coworkers like them? Start brainstorming and capture a list of 5 outlets you could potentially sale your service to.
~Give it a week. Organize your thoughts, think about your marketing and how you could get your service out there for the public to see. Is it through social media? Etsy? E-bay? A local craft fair or farmers market? There are literally endless possibilities I could think of that could apply to your individual passion, so if you can’t think of something here, email me or comment below and I’d be happy to help!
~Set a plan. What do you want to achieve through this hobby? Personal fulfillment? A secondary income? Community service? Once you decide on what your vision is, you will be able to clearly define the path you need to take to get there.
~Take a deep breath… and then dive right in! It’s exciting and scary at the same time; but trust me, it’s the best decision you’ll make! Learning to laugh at and love what you do is the perfect combo to compliment great nutrition and physical activity to the healthiest person you can be!
I am not going to say it’s easy, but I can promise you it’ll be worth it. When you invest your time into something you love, something that inspires you, you aren’t upset at the long hours you put in. You focus on the future, where you are going and what you aspire to do. In the end, this over powers those past failures that have come your way.
In case you were wondering… this is my passion project! Simple Swaps is my hobby, my creative endeavor which keeps me up at night thinking about how to use garbanzo bean flour in a decadent pastry while at the same time gets me out of bed at bakers hours so I can begin my #simpleswappin’ in the kitchen.
My goal is to deliver to YOU, my loyal and loving readers, sound nutrition information that will make healthy living a little easier. Though I spend more money than I should at times (yep- you know groceries can add up), I happen to love every second of it and that my friends is what matters. Luckily I have Mr. CEO who puts up with the fourth store requested stop so I can find the missing ingredient when I swore it was just “one store” I needed to go to!
Now, get out there and….
Melanie @ Nutritious Eats says
Love this! I am happy that I am doing what I love, although there are ups and downs in everything I believe. Great inspirational post though!
Elizabeth Shaw says
Thanks Melanie! I agree, everything has its + and -s, just as long as those +s outweigh the -s, I think we’re on the right path!
This is such a great post and reminder to all of us. Thanks for sharing!
Elizabeth Shaw says
Elizabeth Shaw says
Thanks Melanie! I agree with you completely, I’ve known a lot of people who recognize in their 30s-40s they are in a career they hate! I am always inspired when they take the risk and dive into something that truly lights that spark in them, like nutrition is for us! 🙂