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Old August 28, 2022, 06:27 AM
Dien Rice Dien Rice is offline
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Default "Do what you love, and the money will _______"

Originally Posted by GordonJ View Post
But here is one catch, I've had, and it has tripped me up more than once in my life.

Just because I am good at something, doesn't mean I should pursue it as a money/biz venture.

I think most of us are good at several things, so one caution is, just because you score high on a test, and you can be good at it, doesn't mean in any way it will satisfy you or even be profitable. So, that is my caution about following your passion and the money will follow.

Maybe it will. Maybe it won't.
Hi Gordon,

Your posts are a fantastic overview of "making it" in business!

The above part is a "biggie"... since a lot of people do believe in the saying...
"Do what you love, and the money will follow..."
Sounds reasonable?

The thing is, that "thing" you love may not be commercially viable...

I would love to watch movies all day. But it is hard to make money doing it...

(A few become professional movie critics... But it is extremely competitive. Plus, they're not watching movies all day, since they also have to write!)

Fortunately, most of us "love" multiple different things...

I think enjoying what you do is important - because then you're more likely to stick with it enough to see it through to profitability (as long as it is commercially viable)!

Sometimes you enjoy one part, but not another necessary part... when both are needed for the business to succeed...

In that case, you have to figure out how to get done the part(s) that you don't enjoy...

You can partner with someone, who does the parts you don't enjoy... Or outsource it somehow... Or figure out how to manage to enjoy it (sometimes that's doable)!

Great wisdom, Gordon!

Best wishes,

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