Building a Passion
You’ve heard it before but you should really try it, “follow your passion.” What do you enjoy doing? What makes you happy? What do you do on a regular basis that you could turn into a business?
These are all questions people ask of one another, and lot’s of the time it’s hard to find the answer. But the real lightbulb moment comes when you find something that you love and you figure out a way to make a living from it.
I have to honestly say I am still in search of this at the moment, but I am ever so close to getting there. Recently my wife and I wrote an article in a magazine about an idea we’ve been sitting on for a couple months now. We didn’t tell everyone about it, but we definitely talked to a good chunk of people over the past few months about the idea and the response was great. It was by no means a “Secret”.
If you get an idea for a product, service, or a business the best thing you can do is talk to people about it. I see so many entrepreneurs go wrong and think they have reinvented the wheel, and think that their product is so amazing. Then they go and tell people about the idea after spending $50,000 building it and find out that their product actually sucks. Don’t be afraid that someone is going to steal your idea if you tell them. You want to get people’s reactions to you’re idea and lots of the time you will be surprised, and it will make you think of other ways the business or idea might work. Here’s a great line that many successful entrepreneurs have been quoted as saying:
“It’s not about how great the idea is, it’s about who executes the best on the idea”
This couldn’t be more true because this can apply even to a gifted athlete. You could have all the talent in the world (idea). But if you don’t use that talent effectively or have the determination to fight through the bad times, then you likely won’t be successful (execution). Its as simple as that.
The passion I found within myself to pursue has to deal within the realms of travel, fitness, and meeting new people. These are all areas I have a passion for, and I wanted to find a way to make them all come together. What came out of it was my newest venture Connected Getaways.
What we are looking to do is to provide an opportunity for a group of people to meet in beautiful destinations around the world, where they will stay in one house together for the duration of for example 3–5 days. During these getaways we will have guest speakers, daily workouts, cooking classes, and of course fun off-site activities.
Through Connected Getaways we wanted to bridge the gap for people that are sick of going on all-inclusive vacations and eating bad food, drinking too much alcohol, and doing very little exercise. Don’t get me wrong I love a good all-inclusive! But times are changing and we need to start being more conscious with what we are feeding into our bodies. One of the best ways to do that is knowing what goes into your food, how it is prepared, and exercise.
We want to share our recipes and tips for people to eat delicious food that is still healthy for you. There is a misconception that healthy food tastes bad, and the reality is that it doesn’t have to. There are many ways to add flavour to a dish and this is one thing we know our guests won’t be disappointed with when they experience our cooking.
So if you want to make a conscious effort in 2016 to try a FITCATION (AKA fitness vacation) I suggest you sign up on our website so you are notified first of where we plan to travel. Some places we have in our sights for 2016 destinations are Mexico, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, the Rocky Mountains, Kelowna and lots more.
Until next time…..