How to Turn Passion into Profit Part 2

Transitioning or setting yourself on a pathway to success can be very challenging. You have to give endless time and money into making your dream come true. Once that dream comes true, many people never see all the sacrifices you have made, the rejections you have heard, or the feeling of maxing out your credit cards to the point of no return. Well, there’s always a point of return and that’s called success or return on investment.

If you treated your life and your business like an investment, how much would you be willing to invest in yourself? I have been in the publishing industry for about 12 years now and you wouldn’t believe the amount of people who expect free things. From attending book festivals for free, wanting free publicity, to wanting free books. Now don’t get me wrong, free things are nice, but you often get what you pay for. It often makes me wonder how much are these individuals willing to invest in themselves. How much are these individuals willing to help build a community in which we reinvest in each other.

Years ago around 1920, during the times of Black Wall Street, it was said that the black dollar circulated within the community at least 36 times. Do you know how much we could build as a community if we reinvested in our own neighborhoods just by turning our passions into profit?

Well, I’m here to tell you investing and re-investing in yourself and your community can help you turn your passion into profit. Turning your passion into profit is about doing what you love and getting paid to do it. This could be in terms of public speaking, investing, writing books, or other ways in which people will pay you for your expertise.

What I want you to do is assess what you love to do and ask the following questions: Is this something I love? Can I make money from doing this? Have I been making money from this passion? What is holding me back from doing this full-time or part-time? Am I being realistic with myself?

Now I would never tell you to quit your job to pursue your passion. How else would you help fund your passion? I will say where there’s a will, there’s a way. You have to evaluate your goals, objectives, and determine what’s best for you.

Check out my latest book release coming soon. This book can assist you with organizing your passion and working toward bringing it to fruition.

Career and Writing Discussion at Otterbein University

As I prepare to present to a group of 1st year students, at Otterbein next week, I always ask myself, who am I? For a while I was stuck on this statement. Only thinking about who I actually am and not what I represent. The truth of the matter is what I represent is also a part of who I am. So when I think about this statement now…Who am I? Well, I’m a mother, author, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Artist, Event Planner, and Owner. And I love 💕 it! I am something and at the same time I am nothing. I am wise and at the same time I am foolish. I am certain and at the same time I am ambivalent. I am curious and at the same time I am uninterested. I am who I am, where I am, and when I need it most.

So next week, I have the pleasure of presenting career and #writing information to a group of collegiate students who are first year students at Otterbein. I love things like this because I am able to provide guidance to these individuals with the hope of helping them pursue their dreams and go after what they really want in life. No one said it would be easy; however, with hard work and determination, anything can happen. You just have to be willing to make it happen.

Tools in Building and Sustaining a Community

Building and sustaining a community is more than just talking the talk. You also have to walk the walk. There are various resources in the community itself and sometimes the vessel (Person) becomes the resource.

As a resident of Jersey a few years ago, I saw the disadvantages of some of the youth living in certain areas. I have also experienced it in living in Ohio. My motto is literacy can light many pathways, encourage many people, and help people overcome certain circumstances.

My experience with youth led me to creating a video regarding Tools in Building and Sustaining A Community for the present and future. Below I outline the meaning of each.

Inspire- Inspire people by doing what you love. Inspiration is often passed on directly or indirectly. You never know the lives you are changing simply by living in your purpose.

Build- Build up youth and the community. Help people see their abilities and transform negatives into positives. Sight is often amplified when blinders are taken off and blind spots are revealed.

Support – Support others by participating in programming, donating, or offering ways to promote their mission. A community is about helping each other.

Encourage – Encourage youth and adults to pursue their passions. There are so many lessons learnt in this process. This can teach people to keep going, never give up, or maybe this is just a phase. Who knows what the outcome will be. You never know until you try.

Educate- As stated above, literacy can light many pathways, encourage many people, and help people overcome certain circumstances. Find ways to educate yourself about easy things and hard to understand information. Remember, if you need help, ask someone who will help you understand this information.

Feel free to watch the video below and leave a comment