by Cara Lumen
We all have our own unique spin on life. No one else will approach a task or idea in the same way. That’s what makes us unique – and wonderful. Your job, in building your online business is to take what you already know and turn it into a product or service that benefits others. So how do you do that?
What Do You Love to Do?
No business is worth doing unless you love to do it. Kahlil Gibran says, “Work is love made visible.” If your days are not filled with excitement, joy, satisfaction and fulfillment, you haven’t found your sweet spot yet. Keep looking. Keep tweaking. Create and adjust.
You may have to thumb through your past looking for those special times when you felt fulfilled and happy. What were you doing? Who were you doing it with? How did you feel? What we are meant to be doing we’ve been doing in some version all our lives. Identify your passion and build on that.
Who Do You Want to Help?
You will organically be drawn to a particular segment that you wish to help. It may be an age group; it may be people with a particular challenge, or animals or the environment. Find your own personal fire – the passion that will fuel your work. Then go build a business around it.
How Do You Want to Help Them?
You may want to go to foreign countries to help. You may want to be active in your community. Or you may want to sit at your computer and serve.
How do you want to help? What are you willing to do? A little? A lot? You may want to teach, write, give talks, coach, create products, connect people or organize businesses, Look at your talents, your strengths and your passion and let them guide you. For instance, I finally discovered that at the core of my passion is the simple task of organizing – organizing people’s ideas, organizing words on a page, or organizing concepts for a telecourse or radio show. I happen to do that organizing in the area of building internet businesses but that passion could take me in any direction I chose. Look for the core reason you want to be in service and let it guide you.
Build your business from your inside out
Aristotle says, “Where your talent and the heart of the world cross, there lies your calling.” What do people ask you to do for them? What opportunities keep organically showing up in your life? What subtle invitations are you receiving from the world around you that invite you to change, to choose, to commit? Build your business from your inside out and share with others what you already know. You ARE your business – share your heart.
©2010 Cara Lumen