Why is passion important to financial success? Creating and delivering value is a lot of work. Whether you’re making a million widgets a day and getting them to the marketplace or putting in 100+ hours a week as a resident to become a neurosurgeon, there’s going to be a lot of work involved.
It only makes sense to spend that time doing something you love.
Your passion and intuition can be guides along the path to financial success.
First, discover your passion:
- What do you already love to do? How do you spend your free time? What interests and excites you?
- What do you like to read about? What you choose to read about in your free time is a valid indicator of where your interests lie. You can read about anything you want, but you choose certain topics because they interest you. Imagine getting paid for applying what you already love to study.
Determine how your passion can be converted to an income:
- For example, perhaps you’re obsessed with chess. You love to play it and try to read all you can about it. There’s only one issue: there are only about 50 people in the world who make a reasonable living from playing it, and most of them received professional instruction from the age of 7.
- But there are many other ways to make money from chess. You could host tournaments, become a chess coach, write chess books, create other chess instruction media, create a chess website, sell chess-related items – boards, chess sets, clocks, and other chess paraphernalia.
- Think about all the various aspects of your passion. How can you monetize it?
Your passion also serves to keep you headed in the right direction when the going gets tough. It’s much easier to keep moving forward when you’re doing something you love. The work itself is enjoyable.
Besides passion, intuition is also an integral part of your spirituality as it pertains to your personal and business financial success. Your intuition is wise beyond belief. It knows a lot about you and the world. It’s been with you for a long time.
However, few people make regular use of their intuition. It’s a tool that rarely leaves the toolbox. This is a shame.
Try these strategies to access your intuition for wise financial decision-making:
#1 ~ Clear your mind. It’s more than a little challenging to access your intuition when your mind is cluttered or over-stimulated. The voice of intuition can be quiet and subtle. If your mind is in a quiet, calm, and peaceful state, you’re much more likely to hear what your intuition is trying to say. Practice focusing on one thing at a time.
#2 ~ Meditate. Meditation is a process for quieting the mind and suspending judgment. You’ll also enhance your ability to concentrate and be less bothered by those little things that currently get on your nerves. You’ll also develop a better understanding of yourself and how your mind works.
#3 ~ Practice. Stretch and work your intuition muscles. Guess who’s on the other end of the line when the phone rings. Practice with smaller, inconsequential matters first. You’ll find with practice that your intuition improves.
- Sit alone in a quiet space and ask yourself questions. Learn to listen to the answers. The key is to recognize the initial response. Start with the mundane. Ask yourself what you should have for dinner, and then follow through on it. In time, you can make greater requests of your intuition.
#4 ~ Rely on it when you’re stuck. One of the best times to utilize your intuition is when you can’t make up your mind, but you’ve done the necessary research. You already know everything there is to know, but you just can’t pull the trigger.
- This is an ideal time to clear your mind and ask yourself which is the better option. Be quiet and listen. The answer will be often be instantaneous.
With passion and intuition, you’ll have powerful financial tools at your disposal.
Your passion can help you determine how to provide value to the world and to maintain your motivation. Your intuition can serve as a source of wisdom when making challenging decisions, including those in the financial realm. For your best results, use both of them!