I`ve been thinking about this for a while.... are many people TOO focused on finding their passion instead of keeping a sharp eye for opportunities ? Are we too focused on trying to make a business from our passion instead of just enjoying it ?
My experience with successful business owners, as limited as it may be, is that most of them have stumbled into their business, or got lucky with an invention or idea, or saw an opportunity to make money.
Examples: Gentleman buys car parts store from friend for cheap not knowing anything about the business but more to help his friend out and possibly make a few bucks. Soon after, he discovers his friends store makes a certain part, exclusively, for all 3 automakers and WHAM ! He makes millions.
A guy in the concrete business sees a need and has an idea to make concrete stronger....makes it, sells it, gets rich !
Gentleman buys a dry cleaners store (back when everyone wore suits) from a friend. Expanded to 29 stores, invested well and again.....wealthy.
A friend of mine was doing brochure, advertisement, and company prospectus designs when someone asks him to design a sign.....he researches and decides maybe he should try to design/print signs..... 6 kids later he`s rich !
Another friend, a carpenter, did some terrific work for a CEO of a bank. The CEO asked if he could `white box` forclosed homes the bank owns. In one year he has a thriving business and no debt.
I could go on and on but I`m curious to your thoughts.
If you want something you have to MAKE IT HAPPEN. No excuses. Take responsibility for your life. You have to push, push, push, and NEVER quit.
If you`re going to play the game, you have to know the rules.