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How to Turn Your Passion Into Profit

Start with the conviction of your vision and then do the work to fill in the gaps

After her father experienced a severe brain injury in 2005, Robin Gentry McGee was determined to save his life. Due to the severity of his condition, she and her family were advised to discontinue life support. In order to make peace with this, she ...

by Candace Sjogren  | May 06, 2019 06:00:00
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5 Tips to Turn Your Passion Into a Successful Business

Here's how to leverage what you love into a new path

Are you sitting in your cubicle daydreaming of escaping the corporate grind to start your own business? Do you play with different ideas, but struggle to find one that could actually make you a living?I’m here to tell you that you are ...

by Felena Hanson  | August 28, 2018 06:00:00
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Why You Should Stop Trying to 'Find Your Passion'

Psychologists argue that it may do more harm than good

Since we were kids, we’ve been told to find our passion. Teachers, parents and peers all advise that if we find that one thing we are meant to do, we will be happy … right?Well, maybe not. In a recent study by Stanford and ...

by Madison Semarjian  | July 05, 2018 06:00:00
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Why Personal Passions and 'Side Projects' Are So Important for Entrepreneurs

Richard Branson loves to kite-ski. David Heinemeier Hansson is a race-car driver

Entrepreneurship can be an insular experience. Founders find so many disparate elements of their companies competing for their time that they can't respond adequately to all of them, let alone make time for projects, personal or professional.Yet this attitude can ultimately be unhealthy, and lead ...

by Firas Kittaneh  | May 26, 2018 06:00:00
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It's Never Too Late to Pursue Your Passion

Business greats like Sam Walton and Col. Harland Sanders were a lot older than 25 when they found success

I'm not saying that being an entrepreneur is easy or the answer for everyone. Change is never easy, but it is worth it knowing you're living the life you're meant for -- the one you've been capable of all along. Everyone has ...

by Lisa Promise  | March 09, 2018 02:00:00
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Why Veteran Entrepreneurs Laugh at You for Following Your 'Passion'

Are you passionate about taking out the garbage or unclogging the sink?

A quick search on will turn up hundreds of articles about "passion." Just be careful when you read them.One article offers tips for “loving your career and working with passion.” Another author lists “nine ways you can profit from your passion.” ...

by Gene Marks  | January 30, 2018 02:00:00
Startup Tips

A Multimillionaire's 7 Rules for Combining Many Passions into One Successful Career

It can be a struggle to combine multiple passions and messages into one brand

DeVon Franklin -- best known for producing the films Miracles from Heaven and Heaven Is for Real, and co-authoring the New York Times bestselling book The Wait -- is a bit of a unicorn. He's not only a top Hollywood producer, he's a renowned preacher. He's a recognized authority on ...

by Kelsey Humphreys  | October 06, 2017 08:00:00
Startup Tips

4 Reasons Why Making a Business Out of Something You Love Is a Mistake

The best businesses don't care about you or your passions

I may not be the world’s most romantic person, but I am definitely realistic. And in the realm of business, a healthy dose of realism is helpful, especially when the majority of businesses fail.This means that I have to spend a lot of ...

by Carol Roth  | August 25, 2017 12:00:00
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5 Things to Do to Stay Happy, Passionate and Productive While You Work

Don't fear Mondays -- embrace them and improve them with these simple tips

Even with our diverse entrepreneurial responsibilities and our somewhat exciting livelihoods, it could be easy for my brother Matthew and I to get caught up in bland working routines. But, we’re able to guard against this pitfall of entrepreneurship with some useful ...

by Adam Toren  | July 27, 2017 06:00:00
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Do Your Kids Really Need College?

What's important is to help them figure out what they love and encourage them to pursue it

High school kids ended the school year thinking about college, and perhaps some college kids are wondering whether to return. Here’s a revolutionary idea: maybe not.I’m not against college. My husband and I both have advanced degrees, one of our kids graduated and one ...

by Margot Machol Bisnow  | July 12, 2017 08:00:00
Startup Tips

A 4-Step Guide to Realistically Pursuing Your Passion

Don't let your search for a dream job drive you crazy

Pursue your passion, live your dream and do what you love. That is the millennial mantra of entrepreneurship . . . and the most stifling ideology for achieving job fulfillment.The idea of narrowing down your entire life’s purpose into a single job is daunting. Most ...

by Richard Agu  | May 28, 2017 02:00:00
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How To Do What You Love And Make Money Doing It

This self-development power couple shares their secret to success and happiness

If you have ever found yourself searching (especially online) for how you can do what you love while still being able to pay the bills, then you’ve probably stumbled across self-development power couple Preston Smiles and Alexi Panos.Speakers, workshop leaders, entrepreneurs and conscious leaders, Preston ...

by Brian D. Evans  | February 27, 2017 12:00:00
Startup Tips

How to discover your ideal profession

Pick a direction as best you can.

 Considering how much of our lives we spend working, the most important business decision you will ever make is choosing your profession. We all want to feel creative, inspired and driven by the contributions we make to society through our jobs, but ...

by Michael Mamas  | June 27, 2016 01:00:00