Making Money Doing What You Love: Pipe Dream or Reality?

life coach alycia hall in vancouverReality!

In my experience it is a reality and I wasn’t equipped with any amazing business skills… I’m not a marketer, copywriter or branding specialist. 

I had zero experience with sales and administration… in fact, I actually didn’t like all that stuff. 

But even without those seemingly necessary skills I was able to create my dream business. 

Don’t get me wrong, I still have lots to learn when it comes to business (and pretty much everything else) but over the past 7 years of growing my business I’ve learned that you only need 3 things to succeed…

 

1) Persistence

Persistence is learning to do something even if it’s difficult or met with resistance from others.  Here is how your business story will go: you fall – you get up, you fall – you get up and repeat… forever. If you have this quality of always getting up then success is just a matter of time.

2) Trust

Trust is your best defense against naysayers, and self-doubt.  Family, friends or your inner dialogue might try to convince you that your dream isn’t viable or even possible. You must constantly consult your intuition and trust that it is leading you down a successful path (even though you can’t see the end yet).

3) Courage

Courage is necessary in order to make money doing what you love because you will have to get very comfortable with facing all of your fears like: disappointing others, failure, not feeling good enough, worrying about what other people will think, looking silly, financial security, success… the list goes on and on.  Try building your courage muscle by doing things that scare you every day!

I know it can feel intimidating and overwhelming to follow your heart.

From worrying about what other people will say, to fighting off the negative thoughts – I’ve experienced it all.  Remember that none of that is a sign that you will fail or are not good enough, it’s something everyone goes through. 

Besides, if it was easy, everyone would be doing it and it wouldn’t be such a crazy amazing accomplishment, right?

 

Now I’d love to hear from you!  Are you just starting to think of making a change in your life and career?  Or have you already started to make the transition?  What has been your biggest challenge so far?  Share in the comments section below!

 

 

Vancouver life coach alycia

 

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