On my many ventures in my business career, I can give some credit for my success to a book entitled, 3 Feet from Gold by Napoleon Hill. There are 5 principles that the author wrote about and I will talk about them in later blogs, but the one that made the most impression on me was passion.
Passion is one of the things that I have personally never lacked in my life. Everyone has it, but at times it’s hard to find. You just have to find out what your passion is and if there is a way to make money from it, that makes it all the better.
Growing up as a kid my passion was baseball. It was what I enjoyed doing and I really got a thrill every time I played the game. I still have that passion for it today as I still play and study the game regularly. My next passion in college was Texas Hold’em, a simple two card poker game that grew tremendously from 2003-2006. During those years poker was my passion. I enjoyed playing, studying, and networking with other successful pros in the game.
Early on in life my passion was baseball, several years ago it was poker, and now its commercial real estate. Since I became a full time real estate investor my passion has really grew for this business. I have a passion for my employees, customers, and others that I work with on a regular basis.
Every day when I wake up I look forward to working and learning something new each day. I have no doubts that is has helped me become successful. I am sure one day my passion may change like it has in the past. However, I do know that whatever passion I may have at that point in my life I will give it 100% and I will have a great desire to turn that passion into a successful business venture. That is the mindset of a passion filled entrepreneur. I have a good feeling my passion in a few years will resort back to baseball as it is my goal to purchase a minor league baseball team.
So, what is your passion? What is the first thing that you do when you wake up in the morning or look forward to doing? My advice to you is to run with it and make it your own.
I’m looking very forward to telling you about the other principles in upcoming blog posts. Stay tuned!