Now for today’s completely unplanned post…ha! (Being real, today I was supposed to send out a video, but that’s gonna wait for now. This is more important!)
Caution…there is MEGA sass in this post. Read at own risk! 😉
Passion: a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything
SO many times a week I encounter clients or random blog/social media posts that go on & on about “picking one THING”, “pick one passion and run with it” etc.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that is complete bullshit my love.
(Bold move cotton…but stay with me here!)
Read that definition again. That’s straight from one of those big dusty books (that’s been put online via google, but still, it’s official and stuff!)
FONDNESS for ANYTHING!
So, let’s follow this rabbit trail of “pick on thing already!”
Besides the fact that it leads to whole lot of issues with worth & failure (speaking from which I know, thanks online “support groups” gone wrong…)
So we’re picking one thing. I’m going to pick gardening, because even though I have a black thumb I have this weird obsession with it lately. (Thanks God & your parables!)
So I LOVE gardening. I have a fondness for it, tons of enthusiasm too! Lets not forget DESIRE! I have a desire to share my love of gardening, and maybe even teach you stuff about it. Probably sell some of the stuff I grow too. Or at least donate/share it. So many things!
Whoops…we’re inching towards BAD territory here!
Why? Well our business/career model is not exactly “niched” enough. We all NEED a NICHE right?!
(Side note, DUDE…no one can even agree on how to SAY “niche” why are we harping on it so much?! haha!)
So we launch this business. I still LOVE gardening. I make a few grand a month. And then what?
Well I still love gardening. I love my business. But since I can only “pick one thing”, I cannot have a fondness or enthusiasm for anything else. So my poor pets are wasting away. Eating stuff from my garden when I’m not staring at it for hours a day. I cannot develop a fondness for writing in general. I must only love writing about PLANTS and manure. Awesomesauce right?
HELL to the NO!
On what planet am I supposed to have a “fondness” for just one thing?! For like 45+ years of my career?!
YOU CANNOT “JUST PICK ONE THING”!
Maybe it does work out that a majority of your career revolves around one passion (aka nursing for a zillion years or teaching kindergarten, etc.) That’s SO cool! Do what you LOVE, darling!
But…this stupid, flaming myth that flies around the online “guru” space SO much has got to stop!
Bottom line: You cannot just pick one passion. And that’s totally OKAY.
So at the end of the day we’re all multi-passionate. Multi-Faceted. Multi-talented. Whatever you want to call it.
You know what I like to call it?
We’re all human beings, with lots of loves, lots of hats. Many people calling us “wife”, “mommy”, “coach”, “mentor” and a bunch of other things. And that’s LIFE. It doesn’t make you a failure, or less than, you’re not an entrepreneurial leaper. I promise you. (I’ve been told this MANY times in my 8 or so years as an online entrepreneur.)
Dear MVP loves (aka someone with many valuable passions),
You can do this! Please know that. Send me an email if you need help & encouragement.
You can rock this business. You can run 3 damn businesses if you want!
You can rock yoga AND knitting.
You can rock 5 kids, a sexy marriage, a great family/friend unit AND a business.
You can do it. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!
with love & blessings,
Ps. Seriously, you can do it love! I say “I love you” at the end of some of my videos because I truly do love you & believe in you! xoxo