Guest Post by A Young Legend
We all have interests in several areas, so is it acceptable to dip your foot in various subjects? The idea of expanding a business or broaden your investments may absolutely include starting a new business in another area. Ultimately, pursuing personal growth through a new passion includes finding a new venture or expanding on an existing idea.
I built a product one summer that helped me discover a passion I never would have found otherwise. This brilliant idea made me understand that any business I begin, must have a beneficial impact on the environment. I fell in love with the science and engineering side of developing an idea into a 3-D model. I will be majoring in Computer Science but I will be including the hands-on aspect of any project because that is where my imagination thrives. After several months, I realized how easy it was to cultivate a passion for environmental science.
Your current passion or business may help you discover knowledge or skills to develop an offspring of another. My mother found a passion for real estate and years later developed a high interest in photography. Although there are different aspects of photography, it can also be useful in real estate as well. As her interest expanded she now has considered a side hustle in photography.
New Passion Can Lead to Incredible Success
Mark Cuban, an investor on the hit show Shark Tank, started out as a kid with a dream. From selling garbage bags to the owner of a bar, he has contributed to several areas of owning a business. After selling a computer consulting business, Cuban became a billionaire after selling broadcast.com to Yahoo. He now owns the Dallas Mavericks basketball team as well as actively investing in numerous small businesses.
The Chief Executive Office of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos, created a business that would later push him to be the richest man in the world. He had a passion for space when he was younger and is now the founder of a space exploration business. Jeff’s young love was not pursued until he was able to save time from his other love, Amazon.com. Maybe the feeling you had for another occupation was set aside to grow and meet the needs as an adult, then you can follow the appreciation for your childhood dreams.
Kevin O’Leary was not always a shark on Shark Tank, but a leading business man in educational software. Now as you may know from the show, he is the love man with interests in wedding companies and wine businesses. New ventures can evolve with passion as the economy and trends change to meet modern standards and life circumstances.
I think you have read enough stories to understand that evolution of a new passion could just be a way to personal growth. Sometimes I am asked if I would sell my original idea to a larger company and I believe that I might consider it because it would be a chance for me to move on and use the capital to fund my more expensive ideas. The quote “Think 20 years into the future and work backwards”, which always resonates with me. The first business I’ve started thus far is my blog, I did so because it required little to no money and I found a way to write about something I love. The blog is not my end all but I have developed a strong passion for it and its possibilities. With that in mind, eventually you could find that your main passion is business, no matter the products created, services provided, or content sold.
About the Author: A Young Legend is a high school and college graduate at 16 years old. She shares her experiences as she juggled high school and college, business, as well as investing. Would you or your child join dual enrollment if it could save you $40,000 on upcoming college debt with free books and the chance to graduate early? If so, click here.
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