Laid Off? Maybe It’s Time to Turn Your Passion Into a Business
If you’ve ever been laid off from a job then you know how stressful it can be. Aside from the obvious worries—like making rent and paying off your bills—being let go is often accompanied by terrible feelings of self-doubt and uncertainty. But instead of seeing the situation as a door closing, what if you viewed it as a new chapter beginning? What if you could seize this opportunity to have more control over your own destiny? What if you could turn your passion into a business?
What if you could see the blue skies ahead?
Well, you can. Trust me. Here’s how I know...
Before I became a serial entrepreneur, I started my career in the corporate world and worked my way up the managerial chain. I hate to say it, but during that time I was involved in a lot of large layoffs.
Luckily I didn’t have to do the actual firing. I was the one who’d walk the person out and down to their car. I think they picked me for this job because I was always the happy/smiling guy around the office and always try to put a positive spin on things. These people thought they were ending something. But I knew they were just beginning something new and I’d try to help them see that.
Now that I don’t work for a big company anymore I thankfully haven’t had to take part in any more major layoffs. But I still sort of see myself in that caretaker role; the person who helps someone get on with their life and move on to bigger and better things.
I want to be a producer in this world rather than a consumer.
I want to inspire others to do the same and accomplish what makes them happy.
If you’ve been laid off recently or you just hate the job you’re in, maybe it’s time to try something new. Maybe it’s time to give entrepreneurship a shot?
It will take a little bit of courage, but courage is like oil; it greases the wheels and a little bit will go a long way.
I always say artists shouldn’t worry as much about their business as they should about their art. The money will come if you’re good at it. Hone your craft, follow what you’re good at, and things will happen.
And as a small business accountant, my job is to offer guidance and expertise to help make that possible. Accounting is about more than numbers and spreadsheets. It’s a support process for your decision making. It’s about keeping you accountable to your goals and your life.
So what do you say? Why not turn your passion into a business and make this is the year you become your own boss?
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