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Why Are You Building a Business? Are You Pursuing Your Passion?

Why Are You Building a Business? Are You Pursuing Your Passion?
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Why Are You Building a Business? Are You Pursuing Your Passion?

I've heard mixed views on the matter of business. On one hand, I hear that it takes a lot of hard work and long hours upfront to build a business so you can get to where you want to go. And then I hear that a person needs to remember why he wanted to start a business in the first place.

Usually, it is the desire to spend more time with family or to have more time to do the things you want to do. Many people, however, find themselves spending more time on building the business than on what their true desire is. They find themselves spending time away from their family instead of with them. Or less time on what they are passionate about with the hopes that someday they will have all the time in the world to do what is really important to them.

Work is certainly important because it directly affects the lifestyle that we can have right now and in the future. It affects where we live, what cars we drive, where we send our kids for school, and what we spend our money on.

But life isn't all about working, and work certainly is not more important than family. My responsibility as a wife is to work things out with God so that I can be a blessing to my husband, to encourage him and to inspire him. I don't do a very good job of that, but when I put my focus on God and on the things that really matter to me, I make progress.

While we can't shut out our families, I think we need to remember that life is about using our talents and abilities for a greater good, being an inspiration and a blessing to others, not just to our families but to people around us as well.

How can we inspire others to use their own talents for a greater purpose? By doing it ourselves and showing them why we do the things we do (it shouldn't be for the money) and inspiring them to step out and to be the people they were meant to be.

If you focus on what is truly important to you, when you start pursuing your passion, and live in a way that glorifies God, it is my belief that things will fall into place because you will be doing what God designed you to do.

Are you pursuing your passion and doing what you were meant to do?

Jody Calkins
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