Turn your Passion into A Business Opportunity
There is something to be said for those who work for passion, there are other things to be said for those who work solely for money. Neither one of those type of people come with a bad stigma in my opinion. They just have a different set of needs to fulfill. I like to think that I fall somewhere in the middle.
I have done both types of work. I spent nearly a decade doing a job that I absolutely hated. Going to work was dreadful but I came home with a lot of money and loved the freedom the job allowed me. Eventually I got to a point where the money was no longer worth the anxiety that came with going to work every day.
I made a change and now I do what I love but don’t have nearly the amount of financial stability as I once did. It’s okay. There are ways to change that and I am in the process of doing that. I have decided that turning my passion into a business opportunity is the only way to achieve the best of both worlds. Yes, I would like to have my cake and eat it too. Can you blame me?
Turning passion into a profitable business
Fitness is my thing and starting up is my current game. Unsure of how to go about such a venture I decided that starting small and going big was the only way to do it. Baby steps will allow your business to grow.
Previously I was employed by a pretty popular gym as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor. This was a good gig but it didn’t allow me the financial growth that I am ultimately aiming for.
Where did you start?
I have a big garage and basement, so that’s where I started. Over a years’ time I slowly invested in some necessities to keep my clients in shape and 6 months ago I quit my job and started a gym in my home. This should be a joke, but it’s the truth.
With my husband’s income and my already dedicated clients we figured we could make it work for at least a year before we got too worried. My husband’s background in finance has made it possible to do this alone without the help of an accountant. It really was fairly simple. We purchased a club management software that easily keeps track of our clients, classes and personal training schedule and took off.
What do you do now?
I currently run 4 classes throughout the course of the day along with 3 personal training sessions. We are a family place and my clients are happier than they were in the current setting. We are seeing a profit and are looking into moving the space to a new location. The only struggle I am foreseeing now is keeping my business family oriented and maintaining the clients that have helped me get to the point I am today.
How can I start?
It is absolutely possible to do what you love independently while achieving success. You just have to take a leap of faith and be realistic in what you can achieve. Take your passion to the next level one step at a time. I cannot guarantee you will find the peace of mind and growth that I have, but you can rarely go wrong doing what you love. Financial gain is only part of the equation when aiming for happiness. If you have ever had a job you hated you know exactly what I am talking about.
It is likely that starting your own business to coincide with what you love will not be as simple as mine was, so make sure you draw up the proper business plan, find the appropriate legal and financial advice and do all the research you can to ensure that you get started on the right foot.
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