When you follow your passion, you make a difference – up until today, I thought that meant doing something grand with a vision and being a philanthropist.
After spending some time with Eve from Nottawasaga Futures working on ideas for marketing Out of the Red she stopped me to comment on how I light up when discussing why I am doing this and what I have to offer. She actually used the word passionate (imagine that, about bookkeeping/accounting?!). I was momentarily stunned and on the drive home from my time with her I realized that being passionate doesn’t mean I have to be a philanthropist. Being passionate means having powerful feelings about something – and I have that about working with small businesses.
Being passionate means I am putting my best forward, putting myself out there to make a difference and help someone along the way. As a Bookkeeper Extraordinaire I am passionate about giving peace of mind to business owners, so they know what is going on. I am passionate about being timely in filing remittances with the government. I am passionate about making a small business owners life a little easier by giving them more time to do what THEY feel passionate about.
Whatever it is that you do – be passionate about it. Have very strong, intense feelings for it and why you do it. This is key to succeeding and to keep moving forward.