I have been writing a lot about passion and I think my readers understand how important passion is to success. You cannot mention success without mentioning passion.
New ideas can rob you of your sleep.
My dear friends a passionate entrepreneur acts like a crazy person. I sometimes think I am crazy. There are some days that I cannot even sleep. New ideas keeping me awake all night.
I go to bed fine but usually, around 2 or 3 am I woke up my head filled with these ideas that do not allow me to go back to sleep.
Some are genius and some are nightmares. I have made a promise not to act on them immediately. I keep a notebook where I log them all. The ones that keep popping on my head are marked with a star.
The nagging ideas are the ones that became brilliant business ideas.
New ideas can fill your mind with possibilities
When I get into a restaurant instead of enjoying the food. I start thinking about owning it, about creating the recipe for the chef, about supplying them with furniture.
I see everything as a business idea. What surprised me is how I always see everything possible.
My passion acts like caffeine
I do not need coffee or energy drink when I am in this mode. My passion acts like caffeine. I have discovered that I am more creative at night.
All my books were written at night when everybody is asleep.
When I am studying, I buy all sorts of energy drinks with high caffeine because my mind gets tired. But when I am thinking about business, I can be up the whole night I don’t need caffeine.
The word business sets my soul on fire
Whenever I hear or see the word business my heart pumps with anxiety. I get so excited and feel so connected to the word.
When I tell people my story they look at me as if I am crazy. I don’t blame them for having unconventional thoughts most people can’t visualize anything other than a paycheck.
If you tell them something different, they think you are crazy especially if you do not have a fat bank account to prove your idea.
In all my dreams I don’t remember anything about changing people’s mindset. So it is not my duty to make them believe in me.
My motto is working towards my dreams, so when all odds are against me I fight for my passion and dreams.
My mind wanders towards big ideas.
I want to be a millionaire with all my heart, a self-made one. I want my story to be written in the books of history.
I want my name to be on the list of the millionaires. This is so crazy that whenever I look at the names of the millionaires, which I often do. I feel that mine is missing. Something inside me tells me that it has to be there.
What my family thinks
They think I don’t know what I want. My husband once said this to me. “You like starting things then you stop on the way. Remember how crazy you were about the biltong machine. You have bought the machine now you have stopped making biltong.”
I say to myself he does not know me well because if he knows me well, he would know that when I stop doing something that I am passionate about it means I am raising the bar. Plus I never quit. He has many examples of that. I am not a quitter what will make me be one know?
What does it take to know which ideas are good to implement
Do not follow every idea to the end, it will cost you a fortune. They sound like good ideas at night, in reality, they might not. This is where you need to discipline yourself because if not you will end up starting so many things and failing because though your dreams seems possible they are still dreams.
Test the idea first. Do some research, establish the market. Ask everyone around you if the problem you want to solve even exists. Remember you are the dreamer, the people you are asking do not have the passion you have.
So the aim here is not to let them convince you. Do not believe everything they say. Run with the idea yourself. Just like using meat as a bait to catch the fish you are using them to help you to manifest your ideas.