This is the overview page for the How To Pursue Your Passion series, where I share how you can pursue your passion and earn money doing it.
Pursuing your passion sounds like some far-fetched dream, but it is possible — I have done so.
It is important to know that it’s not a one-step journey. It’s not a binary process, where one day you’re not pursuing your passion, and the next day, you’re successful and earning money doing it.
Rather, it’s a deliberate process, one that you strategize, plan, and take steps to make happen. Reviewing, adapting, and iterating. All the way until you succeed.
I have detailed my passion journey in quite a few posts on PE, as well as covered different aspects of pursuing your passion. I’ve compiled all of them here to guide those of you pursuing your passion.
How to find your passion
If you’re not sure what your passion is, then start here.
- How To Know What You Want To Do In Life
- How I Discovered My Real Passion/Purpose (series)
- What To Do When You Have Too Many Passions
Frameworks to design your ideal career
Nobody starts off in a perfect career that they love. This was true for me.
If you are like most people, chances are you are unable to find that one job that you love, that meets everything you want. I realized that it’s about first designing my ideal career based on my needs. Here are my three frameworks to help you.
- Passion or Money? (Mind-Body-Heart-Soul Framework)
- Your Message and Your Medium (Message-Medium Framework)
- Is It Realistic to Believe ‘Chase Your Passion and Money will Follow’? (Passion-Market-Skills Framework)
Concerns before pursuing your passion
There are certain concerns that people have about pursuing their passion, and these include whether they’re too old, the fear of loss, and whether they will even succeed. I address them here.
- How To Overcome Fear Of Loss and Pursue Your Dreams
- Is It Too Late to Pursue My Dreams? [Video]
- The Day I Quit My Job to Pursue My Passion: 6 Things to Do Before You Quit
- Can Everyone Be Successful in Starting Their Business?
- How Long Would You Spend Helping Your Baby Learn To Walk?
- Has Anyone Ever Discouraged You From Working on Your Blog? [Ask Celes]
- Should You Start a High-Profit Business or Do Something You’re Passionate in But Isn’t Lucrative?
Issues when pursuing your passion
Here, I share the different stages I went through in my passion journey, as well as address common concerns during the passion pursuit.
- Pursuing Your Passion With No Money
- My Experience with Disappointment and How I Overcame It (When I was disappointed as I thought I had to return to corporate work, and how I addressed this mental hurdle.)
- Embracing My Passion
- Passion Paycheck
- Should I Earn Some Side Income While Working on My New Business?
- Have You Ever Lost Motivation During Your Journey? [Ask Celes]
- How Are You Earning Money When You Don’t Have a Job? [Ask Celes]
- Are Coaching Courses Necessary To Be a Coach? (If you’re planning on running a coaching business)
- 5 Harsh Truths About Blogging (And 6 Tips to Start an Online Business) [Podcast]
- Stop Looking For a Magic Bullet For Your Goals
How to take your passion to success
Finally, posts on how to take your passion to success (on top of everything I’ve written above).
- How To Get Constant Media Coverage for Your Business or Blog
- How To Get From Earning $6/hr to $1,000/hr
- Successful Businesses Interview Series
- Million Dollar Tip Series
- 10 Elements of Great Customer Service
- All the posts in the Goal Achievement category