Is there something in your life you have a true passion for? For me, it is budgeting (yep, geeky I know) and rock climbing. My husband makes fun of me when it is time to do the monthly budgeting. I light up like a kid on Christmas morning.
Both of these activities light up my heart and bring me to life. I can’t wait to do them again. What about you? What brings you to life?
In this article, I’ll be exploring how to turn your passion for art, investing, leadership, health, adventuring… whatever it is you love, into an additional income stream.
Your passion can also be a paycheck. You can take what you love doing, what you feel called to do, and help empower other people’s lives. Whatever it is that feeds your soul can also make an enjoyable career track or business endeavor.
There are hundreds of people who feel called to try to do what you do so naturally, but don’t know where to start. You can help them succeed. You can help them get unstuck in their life.
Even in a recession, there are many people who remain unaffected and are seeking help to accomplish the very gifts you have dialed in. When you take them on as clients, you get the benefit of seeing the joy in their eyes when they’ve reached a success with you by their side.
You can coach clients. Coaching is an evolving career choice and often misunderstood. If you add coaching to what you would teach people about, you can take your clients ten times further than other professionals!
Why Coaches Kick @ss!
There are two journeys to human potential. On the first journey, people are shown the way. For example, you might teach someone investment skills, or how to do yoga, or healthy cooking. People reach their potential on the first journey by receiving guidance and education.
On the second journey to reach human potential, one must journey into themselves to explore their own truth and develop their own wisdom. In the past, people took this journey alone. They embarked on spiritual quests or sat in contemplation and prayer. Now, we have professional coaches who are trained to help people dive deep within their own potential and access their own wisdom. A true coach helps someone access their own answers, often hidden within.
We can be the expert of external things. I’m willing to bet you have some expertise in the area you are passionate about. We can help teach others how to master those things. However, it is good to humbly note, that we will never be the expert of someone else’s internal truth. That is where the power of coaching steps in. Professional coaches take someone on the second journey.
And coaching is the only profession, skillset, and approach developed to take people on that second journey. When you become a trained coach, it gives you a huge advantage over any competition in your niche and passion.
How Does Your Passion Show Up?
If you love hiking and leadership, you can take leaders on a coaching journey. If you love art, you can add coaching to your art class and help people realize more about themselves. If you teach yoga, you can offer a coaching session on the mat. If you have mastered budgeting or financial wealth building, you can offer a coaching program to help people overcome their internal mindset blocks. And so on and so on.
The sky is the limit!