The one piece of advice that most successful entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson emphasize over and over is:
“Follow your heart and the money will follow.”
Discovering your purpose can take time, but if you set out to have fun in the process, you will eventually gravitate towards the activities that you are most passionate about.
This blog post from Fast Company provides a glimpse into how passion fuels your ability to persevere beyond challenges, or fear of failure, until you come up with the right combination of factors that will move you into the realm of the extraordinary.
The point is to move beyond just getting by, or surviving through a week in a job that doesn’t suit who you really are or excite you enough to roll up your sleeves to go above and beyond performing simple tasks.
While you may have to take on a job while figuring out what you really want to be doing, be sure to use your available time to continue building your skills in your preferred area of expertise. Some people hold back from doing this, especially if they are drained by a dead end job.
Flip your thinking and let your passions invigorate you.
The more you move into the flow of doing what you love, even if for just a few hours each week, your “business” will begin to naturally expand and provide you with more energy to handle other tasks.